Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Many of you would have noticed this row of black and white bungalows along Scotts Road. A few have reopened as restaurants.
Today, we are at Indocafe's flagship building in Singapore.
Every afternoon, Indocafe serves their signature Peranakan Sparkling High Tea. We ordered the set that comes with Moscato d'Asti (S$49++ per person) inclusive of tea or coffee.
On weekends, you get to enjoy cultural performances during High Tea. This is really unique as compared to other high-tea places.
Here comes the beautiful afternoon tea set!
Assorted Scones, which can be refilled as many times as you want.
For the sweers, we have assorted cheesecakes, macarons, cakes, and desserts in glass. The sweets can all be refilled as many times as you want.
Nonya Kuehs (these are non-refillable). The Kuehs are very authentic!
the peranakan savoury dishes (these are non-refillable) - Mini steamed Penang Otah with Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop, Kurobuta Buah Keluak on Crispy Man Tou, Kari Kapitan Tartlet with Idaho Potato Mousse, and Foie Gras Mousse Tartlet with Pickled Papaya. They were all delish!
Indocafe's coffee - Thick and fragrant
Indocafe's Organic Tea Selections
Diners get to enjoy afternoon tea in a local setting
Plus buy Indocafe's special coffee beans after the high tea. We enjoyed the Peranakan afternoon-tea very much, and it's a wonderful place to bring your whole family to.
House of Indocafe
35/35A Scotts Road
Afternoon Tea served daily from 3pm - 5:30pm
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Today we are visiting one of the very few pie shops in Singapore.
It is located along Horne Road, which is also very near to the forever-crowded Chye Seng Huat café. Windowsill Pies is located just next to the Jalan Besar Stadium, inside one of the old shophouse.
Here they serve not only pies, but also some savouries which change every 2 weeks.
The pies are displayed in this "garden chiller". Very cute right?
We had Gryphon Tea, and had our favourite Moscato Blanc flavour, tasted like wine. Went well with the sweet pies.
First the savouries. It was basically stewed 3 layered pork with crispy deep fried mantou. What was unique is the different condiments. There was the chilli, mango and orange which was slightly spicy and sweet. Next was Shizo and Yuzu, a very Japanese taste bun. Third was spring onions and pistachio pesto. And the last is the milk jam with crispy pork skin. They were all yummy.
And finally the pies. Our favourite are the Lemon Tart and the Cherry Pie. The pies change every week, and it may be sold out at a certain time. So do be adventurous and try out the different pies available.
78 Horne Road
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Friday, January 03, 2014
We were very impressed with the food in LE Restaurant by Paradise Group that we went there again within a week!
Business is now better, and the restaurant has a nice "zen" feel.
This is one of Paradise Group's best dim sum - Steamed rice rolls with preserved turnip fillings (S$6.80). It's so good that now it is available at a few of their Paradise group of restaurants.
Steamed Winter Melon Roll with Yunnan Ham (S$6.80) with Oyster Sauce - Light and tasty
Steamed Shanghai Pork Dumplings (S$6.80) - The XLB is comparable to those from DTF.
Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken (S$6.80 for 2 pieces) - Quite small, and you can finish one in 2 or 3 mouthfuls.
Pork Siew Mai Skewers with Foie Gras (S$16.80 for 4) - Another of our favouries.
USDA Beef with Mantou - a spin to the normal pork mantous, here juicy beef are used.
Double Boiled Cordycep Flowers Soup (S$12.80 per person) with jumbo dumpling
Baked Escargot with Parmesan Pastry (S$9 for 4 pieces)
Dirty Duck (S$38 for half duck) - Crispy braised duck. Another unique dish. The "dirt" is actually due to the deep frying process after the duck was braised.
Crispy duck is shredded, wrapped in homemade scallion crepe with condiments.
This is the signature dish here in Le Restaurant - Braised cherry foie gras with red wine (S$26) in cherry sauce. The whole thing looks like cherries but it is actually made of foie gras. The only thing cherry about this is the cherry sauce (which we cannot really taste). Still, it was worth an order.
Stir Fried Angel Hair with Sakura Prawns - We love their angel hair pasta here.
Roasted lamp chop with red wine and cumin - Another of their signature dish. Some may not like the strong cumin taste, but others may find it acceptable.
Chilled bird's nest on bed of apple and chrysanthemum jelly - A cooling end to a delicious brunch!
LE Restaurant and Asian Tapas Bar
Suntec City Mall,
3 Temasek Boulevard
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