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Finally got to try this instagram-worthy cake that tastes as good as it looks! The cake was moist and spongy, while the salted egg glaze added just a touch of savouriness which really brought out the flavour of the whole cake. Would have preferred if the salted egg flavour was a little stronger, but really not a bad attempt at melding the two flavours together!

Eggs ‘n Things (located at Plaza Singapura, 3rd floor) are officially opening their first branch outside of Hawaii and Japan! Their pancakes are known for having a huge stack of whipped cream 15cm in height, which makes for a rather impressive sight. However, do note that the cream spreads out pretty quickly, so do not leave it sitting for too long! The cream was light, and not too sweet, while the strawberries gave it a nice sweetness and slight tartness. The pancakes were a little too dense for my liking, and I would have preferred them to be slightly fluffier. What’s interesting is actually the sauces which they provide - you get to choose between guava, coconut, and the usual maple. They really help to brighten up the dish overall.

The strawberry sundae was quite smooth, although I would have preferred it to be a tad creamier. The elderflower flavour was just right - wasn’t too overpowering. The elderflower jelly and crumbs gave the whole dish some nice contrasting textures with each bite. The buttermilk waffle was one of the better ones I had - crisp, but still soft and fluffy inside. Portion is quite substantial, but perhaps still better to share with friends.

The buttermilk waffles had a nice, crisp exterior yet were still very fluffy inside. I liked that it just had a hint of earl grey flavour and that it wasn’t too overpowering. The tart strawberries balanced out the sweet vanilla ice cream, and everything went well together. Pretty worth it!

The cendol had the right amount of gula melaka, which gave it its characteristic sweetness and fragrance, and didn’t overpower the coconut milk which made it sufficiently creamy. The shaved ice was fine enough such that each spoonful was smooth. Didn’t come with red beans and most of the other toppings apart from the green pandan ‘worms’ but am personally not a fan of the rest of them so this wasn’t a problem for me.

Nothing beats ice cream on a hot day (which is everyday in Singapore) and the Honey Goldilocks ($6.40) from 21 Cube Artisan hits the spot!

This one comes with a s'more wrapped sugar cone, organic wildflower honey, graham crumble and honey comb. Surprisingly, it's not cloyingly sweet despite the numerous toppings - this can be attributed to the appropriately-coined "mild-flavoured" vanilla soft serve ice cream itself being really light and refreshing. It wasn't overly rich, and helped to balance out the sweet toppings. What's more, the cone is huge and the portion given plus quality definitely makes it worth your dollar.

Many thanks to Burpple for the invite and the good hosts of 21 Cube Artisan for hosting!

This creme brûlée french toast looked so good, but fell so short of expectations. After reading good reviews about this, the end result was really quite disappointing. The toast was dry, bordering on stale, while the outside was slightly burnt.

Taste-wise, the brioche had none of the buttery goodness you would expect and the dish as a whole could be sweeter. The scoop of ice cream helped in adding a bit of wetness/sweetness to the dish, but ultimately it was too little relative to the amount of toast. Maybe it was a bad day, but I would give it a miss and not order this.

The waffle was quite well done - fluffy outside with a nice crisp outer layer. The portion of ice cream was just right, providing sufficient 'wetness' to compliment the waffle.

The various layers of this cake have differing complementary textures, ranging from the crunchy biscuit base to the smooth and creamy mousse. The sweet hazelnut mousse balances out the slightly more bitter chocolate sponge, making each bite of this chocolate cake even more delicious and enjoyable. A good way to end the meal!

The hotcakes from Curious Palette are always amazing - the fluffy ricotta hotcake is prepared only when it's to be served so it's steaming fresh when you cut into it. I really like the addition of ricotta as it makes it so fragrant and really adds to its flavour and aroma (so it doesn't just taste like all the other pancake/waffle/hotcakes out there). You gotta wait quite a bit for them to prepare it (20-30min), but I would say it's worth it. If only they gave a bit more ice cream/peach to help cut through the hotcake or add a bit more wetness cause it can get a little gelat after a while (because the ricotta makes it so rich) - but still good nonetheless! Excellent for sharing for 3-4 pax because the portion is so huge.

Was a little let down because as a whole it tasted just like normal caramel and could have been saltier. The lava centre would have been better if it was more flowy as well. Overall, still good, very decadent, but a little too sweet for my liking and would have been more balanced if it was a bit more savoury.

This cake nicely incorporates some familiar local flavours that we all love. While making a twist on pandan cake is not that novel anymore, House does a pretty darn good version - soft pandan sponge spread with coconut cream and drizzled with a generous serving of gula melaka. One slice might not be enough!

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