Have long heard that this place is a 老字号, but never had the chance to be anywhere near the vicinity. Gotta thanks @sengkanggroupbuy for bringing them in!

This fragrant and flavourful glutinous rice is one of the better ones I’ve tried, with the portion being just nice for lunch. If you know of any place that serves nice glutinous rice, send them my way! 🤗

Light, flaky pastry perfect for anytime of the day. Beneath the outer shell that gives way to a flurry of golden crumbs with every bite, lies the light and soft dough within, with semi-sweet melted chocolate pooling at the base. I gave the cruffins a few turns, coating the interior entirely with melted chocolate and my day is made! These were really tasty and I ended up with chocolate streaks down my hands even after coating the interior because they were that generous with the chocolate.⁣

Pain Au Chocolate⁣
A traditional pastry, the pain au chocolat is a yeasted puff pastry dough wrapped around chocolate 'batons', and in this case, 3 sticks of premium CacaoBarry chocolate bar, promising you chocolate goodness with every bite. They were the atas bread (cause i couldn't read them heh) I went for when I was a kid, when I stepped into the bakery and didn't quite feel like a chocolate sprinkles donut.⁣

My least favourite of the lot. It was pretty dense and dry and I would recommend you pair it with jam rather than eating it on its own.⁣

The bakes here should come with a warning, as once you have tasted them, you won't settle for pale, flabby neighbourhood pastries again.

Boasting a light, airy and shatteringly crisp (after heating it up, that is), with a strong buttery flavor, you could tell these croissants are a labor of love and definitely worth the calories. From plain croissant, to sweet (Almond) and savoury (Triple Cheese Ham) options, they pretty much covered all grounds and did exceedingly well at it.⁣

Got their Signature Set and can I just say, these are worth every penny. All their breads are made with premium ingredients from France and Japan, with no preservatives at all.

Before this, I had never heard of this bread, let say tried it. I mean, I don't even know how to pronounce this. (I Googled, it's kween-ah-mon) If people can't pronounce it, never heard of it, and yet it flies out the door and becomes one of their best selling items, you know it gotta be good. And they certainly did not disappoint. On my first bite, I'm sold. It's a denser version of a croissant, with sugar being liberally sprinkled all over and in between the layers, so that the end product is a crispy, caramelised outer crust with a soft centre. While it may look plain, with the amount of butter and sugar involved, do not undermine the calories 😱

The bakes here were pretty divine, and I suggest you read more reviews online before you start, in order to create your plan of attack. Unless of course, your family steps in and steals your bake then, you'll only be left with 1 or 2 pastries at best. But hey, that also gives you a reason to buy more.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and indeed, that’s true when the diamond is in the form of @tonghengsg egg tarts.⁣

While there’s been a hype for another brand’s egg tart which has recently opened in town, I guess this will always be my first love heh ✨

Have long heard of this Hougang Otah but never found myself anywhere near the vicinity to pay them a visit. Hence, I was more than happy when I had the chance to order them online via @sengkanggroupbuy (still so happy I chanced upon this group ☺️)⁣

Got the assorted Seafood Otah Bun (5 pieces), comprising of lala, crabmeat, scallop, sotong and prawns and well, I can see the appeal. You get the drill - pillowy soft buns enveloping freshly made seafood otah. There was nothing fancy about it, but having it reminds one of home for some reason - perfectly simple and comforting.

Never realised it till now that the scrambled eggs were arranged like a rose petal! The ambience here was great, perfect for brunch and food wise, there were some hits and misses. This dish for example, you can’t really go wrong with eggs, mushroom and sourdough but the bacon though ... it was thick and as a result, really hard to chew, can barely tear them apart with my teeth.

Nothing better than brunch with great companions! Haven’t met up with my friends for a long time, partly ‘cause of COVID, but largely due to everyone’s clash in schedule #adulting so I was more than happy when we all could finally meet for brunch at a nice cafe like @lowercasesg ! The cherry on top was that @burpple Beyond 1-1 deals were available here, which made it all the more worthwhile to dine there as a big group (split into 2 tables, of course!)⁣⁣

The place had a nice vibe to it, being spacious yet cosy, with some families having brunch, and students or adults working at a corner. I found their LC Breakfast Platter delectable, choosing scrambled eggs as my choice of eggs and was delightful to find they had added what seemed like paprika to spice it up! Their pancakes were soft and fluffy, and I drowned them in a sea of maple syrup, just how I like them to be. ⁣

On a side note, what do you think is the best time for brunch? 11am or 1pm? My friends and I couldn’t seem to come to a conclusion. All answers are welcome! ✨

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When you run out of ideas for breakfast, you go back to the OG.

The old fashioned butter cake was pretty nostalgic. It had that strong buttery fragrance which reminded me of the pound cake my folks used to buy for me for breakfast when I was a kid. Those days where simple pleasure includes having a slice of cake with hot Milo, though I have slowly evolved to coffee as I aged.

It arrived well wrapped in cling wrap, which kept it moist even though I didn’t have it the same day I received it.

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If Big Breakfast sounds too much for you, go for the simpler Eggs Benedict to satisfy you; classic poached eggs with hollandaise sauce on buttered brioche toast. The best part about this is there's Burpple Beyond 1 - 1, so bring your family down to share the joy! Thanks Burpple for the invite and Communal Coffee for the warm hospitality!


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