I’ve never been to 2am:dessertbar, Janice Wong’s dessert restaurant, and I rarely go out of my way to have sweet stuff. But the pastry chef’s eponymous restaurant sounded fascinating with its whimsical creations, so I thought I’d stop by.
This small eatery at the first floor of the new Raffles Medical centre about 100m from Holland Village mrt is aptly placed for healthy people 🙂 it doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the food was pretty good!
Patissez is the home of the one and only original FreakShake.
It was freaking disappointing, like the few honest (not invited tasting) reviews I’ve read. If you scroll to the end of the post, you’ll see a photo of 1/4-drank Pretzella shakes which, according to reviews, seemed to be the best FreakShake at Patissez.
The popular Teppei serves only omakase in a small restaurant space at Orchid Hotel. The open kitchen takes up the bulk of the space and diners sit around a counter where they can watch the chefs at work.
The new Island Cafe at Tangs Orchard is a beautiful green(-walled) oasis in the heart of town. A friend suggested meeting there as it just finished renovating and I was surprised while going up the escalator to the fourth floor that there was even The Providore in the building! (This is what happens when you head straight for the kitchenware section in the basement all the time.)
The revamped cafe serves mainly local and regional dishes and is beautifully lit, with the floor-to-ceiling windows letting in a lot of natural light. It is quiet and inviting, a nice spot for a break in between shopping or a lazy weekend brunch.
The Quarters offers an Western dishes with an Asian twist. The interesting concept however was not executed well.
My foodie sister asked me to join her for a fish steamboat dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was not a real steamboat meal where I would have to cook boring ingredients in a pot.