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Featuring Hvala (CHIJMES), Baristart Coffee (Tanjong Pagar), Hvala (111 Somerset), LUNA, Gelatolabo, City Donut
T M Tan
T M Tan

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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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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˜›

๐Ÿ“ ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ÿฉ #teesfoodreviews 8.5/10

This newly-opened donut shop in Telok Ayer is my new favourite in Singapore now ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜‹

We chanced upon @citydonutsg after lunch in the CBD on a weekday afternoon, and i just LOVE all the local flavours infused into these donuts that make them so special! The doughnuts are also FRESHLY MADE and super fluffy which are a huge plus point ๐Ÿ˜‹ The manager of the place, whom we got to talk to for abit, is also super friendly โ˜บ๏ธ

My favourite was no doubt the ๐Ž๐ซ๐ก ๐๐ž๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ), which is featured on the cover pic!!! This is a solid 9/10 for me! JUST LOOK AT THAT ORH NEE FILLING ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค You could definitely taste the orh nee, and the filling was just the right level of sweetness, sweet enough for a donut, but not cloyingly sweet! Only downside was that eating the whole thing alone was abit too much HAHA cos its carbs on carbs ๐Ÿ˜‚ But the second time I shared this with my friends and family, and they all loved it ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

The other crowd favourite was ๐˜๐ฎ๐ณ๐ฎ (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ), which I rate 9/10 too ๐Ÿ˜› It has a distinct yuzu taste, which was really refreshing! Even those who donโ€™t usually like yuzu really enjoyed this donut rendition of the flavour. Somehow, the yuzu helps to lighten the taste of the donut such that it doesnโ€™t feel too jelak even though donuts are usually considered pretty greasy stuff! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Another very well executed donut heheh.

I also tried the ๐Ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ก ๐Ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ก (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ) and ๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐‡๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฆ (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ), both of which were really interesting in their own ways - I rate them both 7-7.5/10! For the Ondeh Ondeh, I thought it could perhaps have more elements of coconut! And the filling was slightly too sweet towards the end (though I loved the Gula Melaka ๐Ÿคค). The Pulut Hitam was pretty decent too, but I guess I prefer the dessert itself because Iโ€™m not that big a fan of cream (though you can defo still taste the pulut hitam element in the doughnut) โ˜บ๏ธ

While Iโ€™ve had my fair share of donuts whether in Singapore or in Melbourne, I really love local flavours - which will make me go back to City Donut for the Orh Nee and Yuzu doughnuts! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

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