Brunch @ Kyushu Pancake Singapore

August 15, 2018 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

These days, I only head to cafes when I am craving for pancakes and am too lazy to make them. And because I’ve a recipe which makes pretty smashing-good ones, I am (thus) pickier with the cafes I go for my pancakes. And one cafe which makes me happy is Kyushu Pancake Singapore. Keke.

It’s their use of wholegrain flour mix that first drew me to Kyushu Pancake. And it was a bonus that their flour mix is also free of emulsifier, artificial fragrant and additives or processed starch. Good, healthy… And safe. Keke.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-

1) Croque madame pancake, $19 (above) – Pancakes served with honey baked ham, sauteed onions, baked potatoes, sunny side up, bechamel sauce, mustard and garden greens.

2) American big breakfast, $22 (above) – Pancakes served with grilled tomato, sunny side up, sausage, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, hash brown & garden greens.

3) Berry-licious pancake, $16.90 (above) – Pancakes served with strawberries, blueberries & raspberries, topped with vanilla icecream.

4) Matcha montblanc, $18 (above) – Pancakes with matcha montblanc sauce, matcha mousse, fresh cream and topped with vanilla ice cream.


5) Classic french toast, $10.90 (above) – French toast served with white wine honey, fresh cream & vanilla ice cream.

6) Banana chocolate waffle, $16.50 (above) – Waffle served with caramelised banana, fresh cream, vanilla and chocolate ice cream.

7) Dora yaki smoothie, $8 (above)

If one likes the batter to be on the sticky side, then Kyushu Pancake would be one’s answer to healthy and tasty pancakes and waffles. I definitely recommend Kyushu Pancake Singapore. I have already checked out the cafe on a numerous occasions although I try not to visit the same restaurant too often over a short span of time.

KYUSHU PANCAKE SINGAPORE
275 Thomson Road, Novena Regency, #01-08, Singapore
6352 6265, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Tue – Sun : 11:00 – 21:00
Ambience: 6
Value: 6
Service: 6
* Closed on Mon

Dinner @ Royz Et Vous

October 23, 2017 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

It was another after-work dinner with my colleagues. And with my Muslim colleagues’ recommendation, we were off to Royz Et Vous.

Reservation could be made easily on their website. And reservation is a must. The cafe was fully packed when my colleagues and I arrived on a Wednesday evening. And in all honesty, I wasn’t expecting the cafe to be such a hit. Though I soon understood why (it was so popular) after our dinner.

And from the dinner menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-

1) Fried mushrooms, $13.90 (above) – Tempura battered wild mushroom served with truffle mayo. This was seriously good! Couldn’t stop reaching out for it.

2) Buffalo wings, $14.90 (above) – Deep fried marinated chicken wings tossed in house made buffalo sauce with a side of sour cream.


3) Wagyu beef burger, $28.90 (above) – 200gm wagyu beef patty cooked to desired doneness with melted cheddar & mozzarella, turkey bacon, coral lettuce, tomatoes, onion pickles, honey mustard sauce on brioche bun accompanied with a side of fries and salad.

4) Herb crusted salmon, $24.90 (above) – Grilled salmon fillet with herb breadcrumbs, fine green beans, roasted vegetables & mango sauce.

5) Fish & chips, $18.90 (above) – Tempura battered New Zealand blue hake & fries served with side salad & tartar sauce.

6) Grilled chicken, $18.90 (above) – Roasted chicken thigh marinated in Asian inspired glaze with beans, roasted potatoes & carrots, turkey bacon cream sauce.

7) Brazen beef, $32.90 (above) – Grilled striploin cooked to desired doneness served with fries, side salad & chilli aioli.

8) Signature prawn & crayfish pasta, $19.90 (above) – Sauteed prawns, crayfish in home-made chilli cream sauce.

9) Mango snowball, $6.90 (above) – Mango sorbet served with berries.

10) Panna cotta, $9.90 (above) – Mango flavoured panna cotta and hazelnut granola.

11) Molten lava cake, $12.90 (above) – Oozy chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream. This was really good. A must order.

12) Mochatto cake, $14.90 (above) – Oozy chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream and a double shot of REV espresso shot.

13) Caffe latte, $5 (above)

Having started to try a few Halal-certified cafes with my colleagues, Royz Et Vous certainly impressed. In fact, I’ll be really honest. It’s actually the first Halal-certified eatery that I would recommend even to non-Muslim for the food. Cosy ambience, delectable food, pretty reasonable prices and friendly staff.

ROYZ ET VOUS
137 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore
6293 0270, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Thur : 11:00 – 22:00
Ambience: 6
Fri : 11:00 – 23:00
Value: 6
Sat : 12:00 – 23:00
Service: 7
Sun : 12:00 – 22:00

Dinner @ House of AnLi Bistro

August 21, 2017 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

It has been a while since I last met up with my girlfriends from college. And with their preference to meet in town, I suggested House of AnLi in Tanglin Mall. And from their Facebook page, it’s learnt that the person behind House of AnLi is Belgian designer Anne-Jean Liétaer. The bistro was set up as an extension to the store, and has a Belgian-inspired menu that’s based on Anne-Jean’s family recipes.

As per our 5pm reservation time, we arrived punctually at the bistro. Reservation is definitely required for big groups, and for groups which require high chair for children; The restaurant only had 3 high chairs, and the bistro was popular wth families.

As we weren’t too hungry, we satisfied ourselves with drinks and waited till 6pm where a different menu was offered for dinner. And from the dinner menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-

1) Panfried octopus, $22 (above) – With herbs & paprika, garbanzo & tomato salsa.

2) Carbonnade stew, $28 (above) – Beef cheek cooked in chimay trappiste beer, baby carrots, fondant potato, unsweetened apple mousse.

3) Moussaka, $28 (above) – Layered eggplant, fondant potato, minced beef.

4) Mushroom & truffle risotto, $32 (above) – Mixed wild mushrooms, shaved black truffles.

5) Pasta of the day, $28 (above) – And we added salmon at $8 to our noodles.

6) Cheese tart, $14 (above) – Fromage blanc on speculoos base.

7) Apple tart with cinnamon & whipped cream, $14 (above) – Give this a miss.

8) Chocolate tart & whipped cream, $12 (above) – Tasted similar to a flourless chocolate cake, this was pretty good. It was a hot favourite among the children.

9) Tea, $8 (1 pot) (above)

10) Latte, $6 (above)

11) Flat white, $6 (above)

We loved the space of House of AnLi. It was cosy and beautiful. I loved how natural light entered through the ceiling-to-floor Windows and brightened up the place. Though I wouldn’t say there’s much view since the bistro was only located on level 2.

The bistro was not too packed despite it being a Saturday evening. I guess not many would walk 15 to 18 minutes (like me) from Orchard MRT station. But we were also glad not many would take that long walk because my girlfriends and I agreed the space was best enjoyed when it’s not too busy.

Would I recommend House of AnLi Bistro? Definitely. But having seen the brunch menu, I would say the dinner menu looked better in terms of food offering. So probably head down in the late afternoon for a cup of coffee before enjoying mains from the dinner menu.

HOUSE OF ANLI BISTRO
163 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Mall, #03-17, Singapore
6235 3851, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Sun : 09:00 – 21:00
Ambience: 8
Value: 7
Service: 6