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๐Ÿ“ ๐‹๐”๐๐€ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐Ÿฐ #teesfoodreviews 8/10

I went to Luna awhile back, but finally got around to reviewing the cakes!! We were lucky to get a seat in the little shop space after a 15-20 minute wait on a weekday afternoon. We tried 3 cakes, of which my favourite was the ๐˜๐ฎ๐ณ๐ฎ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ค๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ–) - which I rate a 9.5/10!! ๐Ÿคค super unique flavour which is a HUGE plus for me, and also REALLY well executed - I could taste the lovely cream cheese with citrus notes, smell the yuzu fragrance and the cake was not too jelak nor cloyingly sweet too! ๐Ÿ˜› Only downside is how small the slice is but maybe im just greedy ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿท

Next, we also tried the highly-raved ๐Ž๐ซ๐ก ๐๐ž๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ–) - which Iโ€™ll rate a 7.5/10? While I generally enjoyed it and rly appreciated how pretty and AESTHETIC the cake is ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ, I felt that the rich and โ€œgaoโ€ texture (that I look for when it comes to orh nee) was lost in the cake.... and the flavour didnโ€™t come off strong enough for me ๐Ÿ˜… But maybe its just personal preference cos I know a lot of people love this cake!! It was no doubt v fluffy and i liked the yam bits in the cake too โ˜บ๏ธ

I also really liked the ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ–)!! I rate this a 8.5/10 - I could really taste the spice in the Speculoos buttercream layer which i LOVED ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹ The dark chocolate cake layers were also rich, yet not too heavy. Overall, a super enjoyable cake!

Iโ€™d return to Luna again soon, loved the ambience in the cafe and the cakes are rly SUPER yummy!! ๐Ÿคค I just wished the FOH staff was a bit more friendly and patient when greeting customers, did not experience the best customer service ๐Ÿ˜… lovely cakes though! โ˜บ๏ธ

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๐Ÿ“ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ #teesfoodreviews 10/10

So the previous time I reviewed Baristart, I didnโ€™t have an amazing experience, but I received so many comments from all of you to go back there and try the cream puffs... and so I DID!!!! and omg... NO REGRETS AT ALL ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

We went there after lunch at about 1.30pm on a weekday, and we got the ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ (๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ“.๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ+, ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“+) for takeaway because there were no seats for dine-in.... And although we were just eating it at the doorstep of Baristart, it was truly AMAZING!!!

The cream was sweet, but not too sweet; and the puff pastry was really yummy as well ๐Ÿคค really craving another one right now ๐Ÿ˜‹ Can legit taste the Hokkaido milk, and I really LOVED the cream filling even though I am usually not a big fan of cream!! I feel the best part is that while the cream is rich and โ€˜gaoโ€™, it doesnt get too jelak which is really rare for super creamy stuff!

Omg ok honestly... donโ€™t even know how to describe it anymore but its really super good GO TRY IT ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!! but yes maybe share it with someone if youโ€™re not a huge fan of cream cos its quite big! but if you love cream, then this is PERFECT for you ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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๐Ÿ“ ๐Š๐š๐ฃ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿœ #teesfoodreviews 8.5/10

If youโ€™re looking for a bowl of dry ramen in Singapore, then this HAS to be it!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I ordered the ๐“๐š๐ข๐ฐ๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐›๐š ๐๐š๐ ๐จ๐ฒ๐š ๐’๐ญ๐ฒ๐ฅ๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ++), which was just so delightful ๐Ÿคค actually would eat it again anyday!!! an easy way to describe the texture would be like a bak chor mee, but japanese version (seasoning and all) but seriously, SUPER yummy!! โ˜บ๏ธ I really loved the balance of flavours in the bowl, as well as the components - minced meat, seaweed, spring onions, chives and an onsen egg ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Overall, I highly recommend this place!! Honestly loved everything about my ramen, other than the fact that it got a tad too salty towards the end (and I didnโ€™t like the soup... but maybe thats just bc personal preference) Only downside is that it is slightly pricey, but its standard ramen price I guess? ALSO there is free upsize for noodles for the carb lovers and free rice also ๐Ÿ˜› Will definitely be back to try their original mazesoba the next time round, which my friends really enjoyed and it is less salty, so it may be suitable for those with lighter tastebuds!

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๐Ÿ“ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ๐จ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐š ๐๐š๐ซ ๐Ÿ #teesfoodreviews 8/10

Went to @tiposg without a booking and we were super lucky to get a table without queuing ๐Ÿคช Anyway I really love the concept of this place - especially the FRESHLY MADE PASTA ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

I opted for the ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฐ๐ง ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐š (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“.๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ++) option even though they have a few signature pastas, and I enjoyed it ๐Ÿคค I chose the ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข ๐‹๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ฅ๐Ÿ๐š๐๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ—.๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ), which was pretty good - except that the pasta was a little hard (mine was a little less done than al-dente!), so i wished it would be a tad more chewy!

I really enjoyed the ๐๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐’๐š๐ฎ๐œ๐ž, which was a blend of their alfredo and tomato sauces! Really loved the tangy taste from the tomato sauce, which balanced the creamy alfredo sauce ๐Ÿ˜› a super refreshing change!!

My other add-ins included the ๐๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ๐š๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž, ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐•๐ข๐๐ž ๐„๐ ๐  (+๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ) and ๐’๐ฆ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ƒ๐ฎ๐œ๐ค ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ (+๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ’). The parmesan cheese and sous vide egg were q standard, but the egg rly complemented my pasta combination ๐Ÿ˜บ The smoked duck breast was interesting in a pasta and I enjoyed it, but my friendโ€™s duck breast was a little overcooked so it was a little dry... suppose it may a hit-or-miss! Would still order it again the next time round tho YUMZ ๐Ÿ˜‹

Would want to go back to Tipo to try more interesting combinations, and will recommend this place! ๐Ÿ˜› And I highly recommend their pink sauce and cream sauce, which I enjoy because it isnt too thiccc such that it gets jelak towards the end like many cream pastas! So glad I found this place ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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๐Ÿ“๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž & ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‚๐จ. โ˜•๏ธ #teesfoodreviews 7/10

I went to Populus for dinner on a weekday, and got the ๐’๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐ง๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”++), which is linguine in a homemade lobster bisque as the pasta sauce, accompanied with crabmeat and scallops! Overall, taste-wise this was a 9/10 for me - I really enjoyed it, other than the fact that the portion was HUGE for me (or maybe Iโ€™m just a small eater...) ๐Ÿคญ However, the lobster bisque was well-executed, could really taste the sweetness of the seafood!!! ๐Ÿคค And as you can see they were pretty generous w toppings too ๐Ÿคฉ However, I did feel that prices were pretty steep, as I paid close to $31 nett for a main in a cafe! But this was really good so I guess no regrets ordering it bc really quality ingredients ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

I also got the ๐ˆ๐œ๐ž๐ ๐‚๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ”.๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ++) - and while Populus has coffee in their name, I felt it was just pretty avg like a 6/10! Definitely still enjoyed it, but not the smooth/silky/nutty taste notes that I prefer heh.
โ€จI would go back to Populus to try their brunch items, which actually look really good ๐Ÿ˜ And really, their seafood linguine is worth a try!!

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While I am a huge fan of Matcha, I also really love the ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐’๐ž๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ–.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ++) at Hvala - once again, Iโ€™m super picky about my black sesame desserts ๐Ÿคญ They are one of the hardest to perfect imo, and can be quite tasteless/bitter if not done well. Also... if they arenโ€™t made with pure black sesame paste, then itโ€™s a bit dodge la ok guys... and for me, I can definitely taste whether they are made with paste or powder!! But Hvala makes their cakes with paste so the aroma is STRONG and definitely present ๐Ÿ˜‹

Other items on the menu that Iโ€™ve tried include ๐‡๐จ๐ฃ๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ ๐†๐š๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฎ (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ–.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ++) and ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐š-๐‡๐จ๐ฃ๐ข๐œ๐ก๐š ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ“.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ++)! Personally, I prefer matcha over hojicha, but its still an amazing cake nonetheless! On the other hand, I find the tea lattes a tad too sweet for my preference - so I probably wouldnโ€™t order it unless its for sharing!

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If youโ€™re a Matcha / Hojicha / Black Sesame lover and you havenโ€™t tried Hvala - GO NOW!!!!

Some may feel that this place is overhyped, but those of you who know me would know how much I LOVE matcha/black sesame, so this cafe definitely is one of the top on my dessert list ๐Ÿคฉ Not only do they serve up some great desserts, they are also located in convenient locations (CHIJMES & 111 Somerset) and have great vibes as well!

One of my favourites is definitely the ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐š ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ ๐†๐š๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฎ (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ–.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ++), which is basically BURSTING with matcha in many different textures - glaze, mousse, sponge layer, and crumble ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคค However, I recommend this for sharing with someone else, as it can get quite โ€œgaoโ€ after awhile! But itโ€™s really one of the best matcha desserts Iโ€™ve had in Singapore (though it is admittedly expensive).

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๐Ÿ“ ๐†๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐จ ๐‹๐š๐›๐จ ๐Ÿจ 10/10 #teesfoodreviews

Located at Cavan Suites (near Lavender MRT), this hole-in-the-wall gelato shop is SUCH a hidden gem!!!! ๐Ÿคค Went there not knowing what to expect (and almost gave up walking there cos the location is not the most accessible), but was truly SO amazed!!! ๐Ÿคฉ

Being in Melbourne for the past few years, my tastebuds have definitely been spoilt by the amazing selection of gelato shops available there, with my favourites being Pipapipo and Gelato Messina. Hence, when I heard about this new shop, I knew I HAD to check it out - after all, Iโ€™m always super picky about my ice cream (especially gelato)!

Given how Pistachio is a signature flavour for gelatos (and what I use to gauge whether a gelato shop is good), I instinctively went for the ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐จ & ๐‡๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐š๐ง ๐๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐ญ (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ฉ) and WOW it truly blew my mind ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค Honestly, I liked it better than Melbourneโ€™s Pidapipoโ€™s (which is my ultimate fav) - the pistachio flavour was strong, yet not overpowering; and the sweetness level was just right (really liked that it was not as sweet ,since gelato can get jelak after a while)! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ The gelato was also super creamy and rich and just SO PLEASING to my tastebuds - the Himalayan salt in the gelato was definitely noticeable as well, which complemented the whole taste note of the ice cream! ๐Ÿ˜

Overall, this was simply PERFECTION - and Iโ€™ll definitely be back for more!!! I also tried a bit of the ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„ & ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—•๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ) and ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ฎ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ & ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ); which were really good as well! The staff at the store were super friendly as well โ˜บ๏ธ And they also told us that they opened just right before the Circuit Breaker period, so their business was immediately affected when CB was announced... so PLEASE SUPPORT THEM!!! #supportlocal @gelatolabo please keep making more gelato hehe Iโ€™ll be super willing to taste all the new flavours! ๐Ÿ˜›

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However, the ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—š๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜) was quite a disappointment... 3/10 for me given how EXTREMELY expensive it was... โ˜น๏ธ firstly, the pancakes did not taste like pandan at all, which was really disappointing since we only ordered it because it was supposedly pandan-flavoured! but yeah... it was a bad choice because it just felt like they put green colouring into the usual pancakes. the other components did not go well with it either, such as the berries; and the ice cream that came along with it was Pulut Hitam (black glutinous rice) so it was kinda strange. some suggestions I have for this dish would be 1) include some coconut component e.g. swap the pulut hitam ice cream to a coconut ice cream 2) increase the pandan aroma.

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As usual, I also took away some cakes from the cafe! First was the ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—š๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿด.๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜), which I really enjoyed! But it was slightly too sweet towards the end - though I loved the combination of Gula Melaka and salted caramel - 7-7.5/10! My personal favourite was DEFINITELY the ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿด๐Ÿฌ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜) - it had the right amount of spice, was moist yet not oily, and was not too sweet throughout the time I was eating it - 8.5/10! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Personally, the highlight of this cafe is definitely COFFEE - especially the ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„ (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿด.๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜), which I rate a solid 9/10!!! only -1 point is bc its $8.50 for 250ml which is really pretty expensive ๐Ÿ˜… Would still go back for it once in awhile though!

I also tried their ๐—œ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ (๐—ฆ๐—š๐——$๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜) at the cafe itself, and it was really good too - strong, smooth, yet not overpowering! 8/10 from me given how good the cold brew was ๐Ÿคฉ

๐๐ž๐ž๐Ÿ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐‘๐ข๐› ๐…๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—++) was my second dish using the Burpple deal, which I really enjoyed, its a 8/10 for me!! the sauce was pretty unique, and the beefโ€™s seasoning was ON POINT too โœจ the pasta was also cooked al-dente, which is my preference ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ overall I rly enjoyed it, but I just wished the portion was a little bigger (especially if youโ€™re paying the full price!)