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Cruffins-the crossover pastry between crossaints and muffins have been trending in singapore for quite an amount of time. Have heard of this popular bakery at empress market for a while. We sure won't disappointed when we tried them. Pictured are the peanut butter and jelly, lemon, pandan kaya. My favourite is the kaya, with gula melaka kaya lava core that was so addictive for me. The coconut jam goes so well with the flaky cruffin crust.

A must-order for a first- time visit at Gram is its 3-stacked “Premium Pancakes”, each 4 cm thick, served together with maple syrup, a dome of butter and a slab of milky whipped cream.
They cost me $17.90, which was okay since my tummy was filled and it was my meal. One thing to note is that they are available at only 3 time slots each day. So take note of the timings that they will be served.

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Chocoholics will love OCD for the extensive range of chocolate gelatos: Madagascar 33% Milk, Ecuador 40% Milk, Belgium Dark 60%, Brazil 72% Dark, Africa 85% Dark.

Pictured the sesame waffle with a scoop of africa 85% dark. The africa dark has a consistent creamy texture and is not overly sweet. Goes well with the sesame waffle that has a crispy toasted exterior and soft airy sesame insides.

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Heard of this shop and the buzzing long queue that it attracts for a long time. Finally we decided to go down to Jackson square, hoping that the hype has already died down. There was no queue when we went on a saturday morning. The char siew was superb, the chilli mixed with the finely cut noodles was amazing. My only regret was that I should have ordered the normal wanton noodles so that I can have more chunks of the delicious fatty char siew.

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I had the trdelnik in prague and I really enjoyed the crusty texture and the sweetness from cinnamon sugar dusted on the doughnut-like pastry. Good food coffee and bakery really brings back good memories of my eastern europe trip 3 years back and the chimney cake that I ordered from the shop was much tastier than the ones I had in my trip. It was dusted with cinnamon sugar and pistachio. In the middle of the hollow pastry, delicious dark chocolate softserve.

Queued almost 1.5 hours for this. The grilled angus beef patties were juicy goodness and the buns are so soft. Hawker priced which makes them value for money for the quality you are getting. But really not worth waiting so long!

The queue at chicha was really crazy when I walk past the outlet in JEM and I was really curious: is it that good? When I saw that they are opening a branch at boon lay mrt, I was thinking - that's great no need to go over to JEM and I will try to get a drink during off peak. So I seized the moment when the outlet was just a few days old and not many people know that they are open in jurong west to get my hands on one of their signature---the oolong milk tea. The oolong was fragrant and smoky. You can tell that its truly premium grade. I love their pretty vintage paper carrier packaging. But for the crazy queue, don't think it was worth spending that amount of time to buy a cuppa.

When I saw that multi award winning Chef Angus Chow opens his mod japanese restaurant Gake along Carpenter Street, I knew I had to visit his establishment. Ordered the highly raved Truffled Hiyashi Somen with Uni and Caviar and it sure did not disappoint. Heavy aroma from black truffle infused with the buttery carbonara that was topped with sakura shrimps, tobiko, premium sea urchin and caviar. The texture of the somen reminded me of angel haired pasta for it was finely cut, rounded and chewy noodles. Everything was great but I got to admit that for the portion given, it was really very pricey. This could put off some diners that are hoping to really fill their tummies.

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Kyoto's %Arabica has finally made its way to Singapore and their flagship outlet along Arab street has a pretty crazy crowd during the early days of its opening. We got 2 cuppas- the signature latte and matcha latte to slurp in the heat of summer. I did observed the coffee is in a smaller cup than the matcha- why oh why???!?! Noted that they are going to open another outlet in the west at Holland Village Chip Bee Gardens. Pretty excited about it.

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There are number of chicken rice shops around the Bras Brasah Area and Chin Chin Eating House is the one that really caught my eye due to the crazy lunch crowds that they attracted. Other than the standard chicken rice dishes such as roasted chicken and wenchang chicken, they also have a selection of tze char dishes. Very solid ingredients although taste-wise there are better eateries I could think of.

Have heard of Manzoku for a while as I was a fan of Chikuwa Tei and they opened a rebranded outlet. The sliced sashimi still maintains the fresh quality with a plethora of seafood. The more premium bowl contains sweet shrimps, scallops, grilled unagi and salmon roe. Can't fault the ingredients if they maintained high standards with a relatively affordable price tag.

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Taking peranakan cuisine to the next level, violet oon is really doing it right. Pictured is their signature dried fried laksa. Very generous serving of fresh and succulent prawns were added into the laksa paste that primarily consist of Coconut milk, dried shrimps, curry leaves and chilli with a very spicy kick. Fried with thick white bee hoon, beansprouts, fishcake and fresh prawns, its hard to resist such a dish on the menu.

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