Curbs To Your Sweet Cravings

Curbs To Your Sweet Cravings

Featuring Antoinette (Penhas Road), Brotherbird Coffeehouse (Bugis), The Assembly Ground (The Cathay), The Fabulous Baker Boy, NINJA BOWL, Twenty Grammes (Bugis), Tom's Palette, Takashimaya Square, Lady M (Orchard Central), Brunetti
Natalie Wong
Natalie Wong

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Exclusively available at the ongoing Japan Matsuri fair @takashimayasc , this flavour always seem to get sold out but I was glad to be one of the lucky few ones who managed to get it despite visiting at 5pm on a Wednesday! ✌🏻True enough, I finally understand the reason behind its overwhelmingpopularity after I tasted it! 💜 Sandwiched within the thick, chewy mochi obanyaki, the interior of purple sweet potato fillings was smooth, creamy and luscious, one that also carries off a characteristic subtle roasted note, along
with a pleasant tinge of sweetness. Fillings was also substantial and made every bite a pleasant delight and enjoyment for the palate! 💖 Apart from Purple Sweet Potato, there’s other flavours available too, such as Melon, Red Bean, Egg Custard etc etc .
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[PS: Available at Takashimaya’s Japan Matsuri Fair till 14 Oct. While stocks last!] .
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#burpple #takashimayasg #sgfoodie

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NEWLY launched today and exclusively for this F1 weekend, this Summer Houjicha cake comes with alternating layers of houjicha soufflé sponge and houjicha mascarpone mousse, adorned with a polished white exterior coat of mandarin orange & kalamansi infused cream frosting. A thin layer of mandarin orange and kalamansi curd can be found within the houjicha sponge layers as well, which comes with a tangy fruity note that I personally feel wasn’t a compatible companion to the roasted tea elements. Nevertheless, I still adore the houjicha mascarpone mousse for its characteristic roasted flavour and fragrance, one thats distinct albeit subtle, coupled with a lingering aroma. Texture of the mousse is smooth, slightly creamy and pairs well with the soft and fluffy houjicha sponge, which also aids in providing some moisture to the mouthfeel. Personally I would prefer for the mandarin orange & kalamansi curd to be omitted here as the contrast in flavours (earthiness vs sourness) didn’t seem to work out well for my palate to appreciate it 😅 .
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#burpple #nesutopatisserie #sgfoodie

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The popular, highly raved @aquas_au had just recently landed its shores here, situated conveniently in town!💕Known for its signature blue seasalt flavour, the other 2 flavours introduced here would be on a biweekly rotation. As for now, Lychee and Thai milk tea are available which I had opted for the latter along with the blue seasalt flavour. The texture of the softserve here is smooth, creamy and doesn’t melt fast - the ideal characteristic for me always!✌🏻 Also added on a toasted marshmallow (just for the visuals actually) which seemed to have fulfilled my main purpose greatly. A
slightly crisp, “chargrilled” exterior coupled with a soft, gooey interior - this was the ideal characteristic I was hoping for but it was unfortunately lacking greatly here. Instead, the one here felt rather dry and raw, as if it hadn’t been toasted sufficiently. Nevertheless, the highlight here is still the softserve! ✨ I love how the blue seasalt comes with a pleasant, lingering saltiness amidst the subtle, mild milky flavour. The intensity of saltiness was spot on, neither too intense nor mild, and I would gladly just order this flavour in silo on my next visit! 👍🏻 Thai milk tea, on the other hand, was decent and not overly sweet, making the twist of dual flavours a good balance between sweet and saltiness. Considering there isn’t a queue now, it is certainly worth a try at least once- especially for that aesthetically and sensually pleasing blue seasalt softserve! 💙🍦 .
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#burpple #aquassg #sgfoodie

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Opted for both to be served with almond crumbles instead of salted cornflakes, being a huge fan of the crumbles here! 💖 If you can make up your mind on your either flavours, there’s also an option to have it in a twist of dual flavours - Peach Oolong Tea ✌🏻! The peach sorbet is tangy and refreshing with a fruity note, a flavour that somehow reminds of yakult! 🍑 Being a sorbet, the texture was also more icy than the Oolong milk tea, where the former is slightly more thick and creamy. Coupled with a lingering fragrance, I do wish the characteristic tannic and earthy notes of oolong could be more prominent here though!Flavour wise, this didn’t have much significant difference to a typical Teh Tarik, which actually wasn’t a big issue to me as I am still a fan of milk tea beverages. Both flavours were pretty enjoyable, with the addition of the almond crumbles adding a pleasant crisp factor for the mouthfeel. Would gladly head back again for a twist before the current flavours undergo rotation! 👍🏻 .
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#burpple #brotherbird #sgfoodie

Ongoing promotion: Get a free topping with every cup of softserve purchased! With your choice of Kuromitsu or Genmaicha for the topping, each cup comes with a base of cornflakes for an added crunch as well. The vanilla softserve is infused with kurozu (black vinegar) that might sound bizarre but the combination turned out surprisingly fine and well, with a slight tinge of acidity from the kurozu providing a dimensional flavour to the otherwise milky and sweet vanilla. The addition of Genmaicha seemed to be rather redundant here though, with no significant contribution to both the flavours and texture 😅. The topping of kuromitsu sauce fared better in comparison, providing a pleasant tinge of sweetness to the smooth, creamy softserve. Though the vanilla-kurozu softserve was pretty much enjoyable and refreshing, the satisfaction only last awhile, with boredom kicking in gradually . Apart from softserve, the shop also offers beverages and kurozu donuts as well (seems pretty interesting, might be back to try this 😋) .
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#burpple #kakuida

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In addition to the standard original frozen yogurt, @yolesingapore had also added a cheesecake flavoured fresh cream (non yogurt base) that’s available permanently on the menu. An additional $1 for the cheesecake flavour, which was more creamy, milky and luscious, without the tangy refreshing note as compared to the original frozen yogurt. Would have been great if the cheesecake flavour was more distinct; in other words, more cheesy as this tasted pretty much akin to a typical milk softserve instead. Nevertheless, the toppings are what keeps me coming back for more, especially the new mixed berries that provided a tangy, fruity note - refreshing and a great counterbalance to the luscious, creamy fresh cream. Also adore the candied almonds that reminded me of my favourite honey butter almond korean snack, adding a pleasant crunch to the fresh cream. As for the sauces, cookie sauce is forever my ultimate bias and the one I always stick to loyally 💛. The overall combination reminded me of a speculoos cheesecake in a more liquified form. If you are a chocoholic,opt for the black chocolate sauce (as featured here) which is bittersweet and hardens upon contact with the cold creamy treat , providing a pleasant crispness. .
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#burpple #yolesg #yoletaster

A chocolate tart crust encasing hazelnut & mascarpone cheese filling topped with fluffy, cotton-like meringue dusted with cocoa powders, the taste was akin to a Ferraro rocher, chocolatey, nutty and decadent ✨. The chocolate tart crust is firm with an ideal crispness, coupled with a lingering subtle bittersweet cacao flavour. The hazelnut mascarpone cheese was thick and luscious, with a fragrant nutty flavour that could have been more distinct and less milky. The bits of chopped hazelnut and cacao nibs embedded within contributed to a pleasant crunch whereas the top layer of foam-like meringue added a pleasant tinge of sweetness which fortunately wasn’t saccharine as I have expected. The generous dusting of cocoa powder served as a counter balance to the sweetness, with a bittersweet cacao flavour . Overall a satisfying dessert for my sweet little tooth but the question is, where’s the salt? 🤔
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[PS: Last day tomorrow(10 June) to lay your hands on these tarts that’s available at the Takashimaya pop up fair!] .
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#burpple #dripsbakery

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New flavours launched in replacement of the previous Earl Grey & Milk Way. Oolong softserve is served with feuillitine flakes whereas cereal comes with shortbread crumbles by default. Thanks @lunarcoffeebrewers for acceding to my request of having mix flavours - which also explains the mix of toppings as featured here! The softserve is soft, smooth and creamy with a melt-in-the mouth texture. The cereal milk had a malty flavour resembling that of horlicks which surprisingly overwhelmed the oolong, with a distinct albeit subtle characteristic earthy, woody notes. Would personally prefer if the oolong flavour was more intense and lingering! The addition of feuillitine flakes and shortbread crumbles added a pleasant crisp factor, with the latter having a lingering subtle saltiness that was a great counterbalance for the other sweeter elements. Unfortunately, the new flavours paled in comparison to the previous ones. IMO. Really missed the Earl Grey softserve (in fact, the best earl grey softserve imo to date) with its distinct and lingering aroma! Hope to see Earl Grey & Milky Way back in the menu soon! XD .
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[PS: The Matcha Langue de Chat is a self add-on and not available for sale here] .
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#burpple #lunarcoffeebrewers

Launched 3 weeks ago, this double chocolate brownie is made using 2 kinds of chocolate: 65% Inaya Dark chocolate 41% Alunga Milk chocolate, topped with caramelised cooca nibs and served warm in a pot. The portion served is indeed huge, requiring at least 2 pax or more to indulge in, unless you have a huge fetish for chocolates. As I was dining alone, I must admit that I got really taken aback when it was served to me, as I was wondering how I would be able to manage it all on my own, despite having a sweet tooth. True enough, I was on the verge of giving up before half of it. Not that it wasn’t nice or so, the decadent and luscious chocolate cake was a pleasant indulgence and satisfaction to the palate only for the first few bites as it got rather overwhelming and saccharine after awhile. Fortunately the scoop of uji matcha ice cream which I had added on managed to alleviate the situation a little, with a subtle, fragrant earthy note. Made using matcha sourced from @matchayasg, the ice cream had a distinct earthy note but unfortunately lacking a lingering bitter undertone which I would have adored, as a hardcore matchaholic. The texture was great though; a smooth, creamy and melt-in-the mouth kind. On the other hand, the brownie came with a crisp surface layer with caramelised cocoa nibs that added a pleasant crunch factor. On the downside, the texture was a little dry and crumbly at some regions and it would have been better if it was more fudgy and moist instead .
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#burpple #smitteneats

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With the ongoing 1-for-1 promotion (till end March), I managed to enjoy this 2 cups of delight at just $4.80! ✌🏻Promotion applies to the regular cup size only, with any flavour of your choice. Having tried their signature popcorn softserve back then when they were at Bugis junction, I decided to give these non popcorn flavours a try. Among the 2, I personally prefer the peanut butter pretzel which comes with pretzels (duh!) and peanut butter sauce. The aromatic nutty flavour with a subtle pleasant lingering saltiness served as a great counterbalance to the otherwise overwheming, luscious creamy milk softserve. The only downside was that it could be thicker and more viscous, as most of it sank to the bottom of the cup and hence not evenly spread out. The pretzels also provided a pleasant crunch factor and I wished there were more of it! On the other hand, the green tea mountain paled in comparison,with a barely distinguishable matcha flavour. The green tea sauce was milky, saccharine with a vague matcha flavour and so watery that they had sank to the bottom of the cup, hence not visible here. The green tea crumbles only served as a significant contributor to the texture, a pleasant crisp factor that had barely any matcha flavour as well. Overall, the milk softserve can be a tad overwhelming and heavy to the palate, hence do grab along some friends to share the indulgence with you unless you have a really sweet tooth like me! //
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Shoutout to the awesome service at the Jcube outlet, where the staff was really apologetic about the initial presentation of a lopsided swirl and immediately made a new serving for me when she saw me taking photos of it. 🙆🏻‍♀️💖 #bestserviceever

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Exclusively for the month of March, this Sakura berry mille crepe comes with a top layer of Sakura white chocolate ganache, layered with strawberry infused pastry cream within each paper thin-like crepe layer, topped with dehydrated strawberries. Was initially skeptical about this floral cake as I was afraid it would taste artificially sweet or just a normal fruity strawberry flavour, but my first bite of it proved me all wrong. The tangy berry flavour and fruity sweetness of strawberry is perfumed with a lingering floral aroma that makes this an enjoyable and pleasant delight ; one that wasn’t too overwhelming and I could easily polish this off all by myself for an afternoon tea snack. The delicate layers of mille crepe were painstakingly stacked and coated with substantial amount of smooth and light strawberry cream, whereas the top layer of Sakura white chocolate ganache enhanced the whole experience with its subtle pleasant floral fragrance. On a side note, one thing I m always curious about: are mille crepes meant to be eaten layer by layer, or just shove the whole stack into your mouth?🙊
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#burpple #smitteneats #smittenchoice #SakuraBerryFlatlay

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The toast were crisp on the edges, with a soft and fluffy interior that could have been better if it was less buttery and salty. Perhaps it’s salted butter that was used that resulted in a lingering saltiness which I didn’t quite fancy. The Thai milk tea sauce was fortunately, enjoyable without being too sweet. On the other hand, the Thai milk tea ice cream had a subtle lingering aroma that’s a little icy in texture, and was surprisingly not too sweet as well! ✨ A hidden gem in the west estate that serves up pocket friendly shibuya toasts with great service rendered. Personally prefer the drink I had over this toast, which would be featured in my next post 😉 .
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#burpple #smitteneats

Living to eat with a sweet tooth 🍰🍩🍦 Matchaholic 🍵💚 Gudetama 🍳🥚🐣

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