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Antoinette has just opened an outlet in Millenia Walk. This much-loved made-in-Singapore brand by Chef Pang Kok Keong is bound to be welcomed with open arms by folks working in the surrounding offices and living in the area.
Launching on 1st Oct is the Breakfast Menu (available on weekdays, 8am to 11am) that offers freshly baked Butter Croissant and Pain au Chocolat ($3.50 each), a hearty Classic Breakfast plate ($12), Scrambled Eggs with sausage mushroom gravy and a Smoked Salmon with poached egg (the latter two have other trimmings too making them very worth it for $10).
If you want to grab and go, the six options in the “Le Menu Sandwich” (available from 8am to 5pm on weekdays), has different combos of breads (all made in-house) and proteins you can pick from. A big hit with us was the Egg Muffin ($5), Chef Pang’s take on a popular fast food breakfast item. His Chicken Foccacia ($8) which has sous vide chicken breast, cheddar cheese, pesto butter and lettuce between the Italian bread is another solid choice. My personal fave though was the Ondeh Ondeh Kaya Toast ($6) where light-as-air pandan kaya, gula melaka and cold French butter make magic with crunchy Italian ciabatta.
The Millenia Walk outlet of Antoinette is also the only one with a Crepe Menu now. They do sweet and savoury versions of it built on a base of the very thin classic French-style buckwheat pancake. Meat-lovers should opt for the Sierra ($18) as it comes with Serrano ham. Fans of smoked salmon should try the Nordic ($18) while those whose palate favour Asian flavours will likely find the Okonomiyaki-inspired Tokyo Crepe ($18) enjoyable.
If you love Soufflé Pancakes, you need to order the NEW Earl Grey Bubble Tea ($14) pronto. It’s a lot like eating clouds perfumed with the bergamot oil scented tea coupled with QQ pearls. “Heavenly” is probably the best word to describe this creation.

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One of the specials at this establishment recommended to me by Chef Jean George, is the French Toast. It‘s huge, eggy and as seen in my video, very pillowy with an ultra soft middle and a deep golden-brown caramelised exterior. The accompaniments to this superior form of French Toast are a jug of real maple syrup and a berry jam.
I suggest ordering one to share if there are two of you because you’ll want to save space to enjoy Spadelle’s freshly-made bagels (you can watch the process as it’s done right on the premises) and house-cured fish.

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Braved the Singapore Grand Prix’s re-routed traffic for a quick brunch at Clinton St. Baking Compamy this morning.
Shown above is my pre-dig in ritual: Cut through the stack of pancakes then pour on the maple butter. I feel this method creates more highly-absorbent surface area for that delicious thick syrup to become one with the fluffiness. Can’t overdo it though because then the sweetness level can be a little excessive.

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This turned out to be my second favourite of the four new items launched at Ninja Bowl that we got to try.
I do like a good French toast and theirs was thick, fluffy and sufficiently fragrant. Served with it were a few neat little rolls of delectable maple-glazed pork belly that tasted just like sweet bacon. The interesting thing was these two items which in my opinion, already form a dish by themselves, also came with a round piece of burrata cheese (another love of mine), fresh rocket leaves, ”momo” tomatoes and pomegranate. Honestly, it felt like I was enjoying two dishes in one. And that’s definitely something to be happy about 😄

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The Cold Pantry's iconic tower of darkness has been the subject of many Instagram posts.
Interestingly, I found the charcoal vanilla soft serve to have a hint of root beer surface at the end of each mouthful, not unlike a reckless passenger who dashes into the train just before the doors close. Not sure if that's just my overactive imagination at work 😜
Pairing very well with it was the waffle - it's the airily light and crunchy kind that I like.

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This is an absolute win!
Because they use sliced banana bread to make the French toast, the texture is a little heavier but oh boy, does it smell great!
Piped on top is a generous amount of fluffy mascarpone that's been showered with freeze-dried raspberries and a bit of thyme - what a brilliant match. Ditto the rich coffee custard served on the side.
If you can't live without ice-cream, there's the option to add a scoop of their signature flavor, a collaborative effort between VXX Cooperative and Apiary, for just $4.

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The blueberry pancakes have always been my go-to. But today, TODAY, after what seemed like forever, I finally got around to eating the chocolate version. And boy were they good!
Besides the chunks of dark chocolate on top, the freshly-made pancakes were layered with the same chocolate in between. The heat from those fluffy beauties softened the chocolate pieces into a goopy thing that's ideal for spreading.
Out of habit, I had it with the iconic maple butter of Clinton St. Baking Company but my nephew resolutely stuck to having the pancakes on their own. He was adamant they're yummy as they are. I guess I can't argue with that.

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Whilst tucking into the cakes we had ordered to share, this petite pancake of about 6 inches in diameter, was brought to us, compliments of the chef. What a lovely thing it revealed itself to be.
To begin with, it smelled amazing, thanks to the house-made butter. Which's also the reason for the light crisp finish on the golden, fluffy pancake. Tiny cubes of the same butter and chargrilled corn kernels were used as toppings - so simple an idea but tasted oh-so-good.
Do note this is one of the choices under Wildseed's a la carte buffet brunch priced at $38+ per person.

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This Christmas season, the already legendary pancakes of Clinton St. Baking Company come decked out in festive flavours of fragrant cinnamon Granny Smith apple slices, vanilla chantilly cream, candied walnuts and their one-and-only maple butter.
"Batter" keep a lookout for its launch which will be happening very soon.

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If you like hotcakes but berries aren't your thing, then this plate of Ricotta Hotcakes is worth a try for sure.
Each serving comes with two springy and spongey thick poufs of hotcakes. Dotted with bits of orange zest (which explains the intoxicating citrus aroma), they are accessorised with a half of a sweet poached pear, fresh pomelo, pieces of honeycomb, orange caramel sauce and coconut ice-cream.

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I was afraid I would be disappointed by the Berry Ricotta Hotcake because the Ricotta Hotcake with Poached Pear, Orange Caramel and Coconut Ice-cream ($18 nett) served just prior, was a knockout. And thus, had raised the bar damn high. Well, my fears were unfounded. This beauty turned out to be superbly fragrant with the scent of vanilla, and had a texture within that was light, loose and crumbly, making it all too easy to gobble up. The entire bounty of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries was delightfully sweet, while yuzu gel gave a pop of citrus brightness. Doing a fine job of rounding all that out was the cream cheese. I wasn't fond of the pinenuts scattered all over but they've never been something I like anyway.
This hotcake is big enough to be shared between two to four people depending on your choice of main course and if you're sharing anything else.

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When it comes to eating, are you a 🐰 or a 🐢 ?
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- 🐰 - Sign up for the #OCCWaffleStackerBuddyChallenge with a friend, and be the fastest pair to chomp down ONE of these stacks of 3 x waffles + 5 x scrambled eggs + 5 x Mangalica pork bacon strips with your choice of their special syrups. Do it in 6 minutes or less and you can have it for free.
If your team's speed-eating time is in the top ten throughout the qualifying period, you'll have a chance to join the Finals held on 30th Oct 2016. Prizes include exclusive Club Royalty Memberships plus dining credits, all courtesy of O' Coffee Club Singapore.
Interested? Register before 16th Oct at O' Coffee Club's Facebook page or http://tinyurl.com/WaffleStacker-BuddyChallenge
Terms & conditions apply.
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- 🐢 - Simple. Take your time to decide if you want the coffee maple syrup or the gula melaka cream. Then sit back and slowly indulge in the massive stack of waffles, eggs and bacon ($19.90) to your heart's content.

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Can't cook to save my life but boy, can I eat! 😄 (I pay for all my meals unless otherwise stated)

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