Saturday, May 23, 2015

Malebranche 京都 マールブランシュ : My Favourite Omiyage Shop in Kyoto

Instead of getting those all-too-common regional edition Kitkat, Collon cookies etc., why not get some sweets of excellent quality that could represent the flavors and style of Kyoto at Malebranche? 

Besides the Kitayama main shop, there several outlets in Kyoto, including two new openings in Arashiyama and Gion. The first must-buy is the Okoicha Langue De Chat. I've tried countless brands of langue de chats and this is truly the cream of the crop.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Celebrate SG50 @ Artisan Boulangerie Co: WIN $250 vouchers and EXCLUSIVE invite to launch party!

What is your idea of a uniquely SG50 pastry?
 
 A Durian Croissant?
 A Chilli Crab baguette?
If you are have any ideas of pastry inspired by Singapore local ingredients, simply submit them on the facebook contest page from NOW to 31st May and stand a chance to develop your idea into reality with celebrity chef Eran Mayer and Artisan Boulangerie Co. ! Be it sweet or savoury, the pastry can be a fusion of popular SG ingredients or even your grandma or grandpa's heritage recipe!
How about a Kaya Butter Eclair?
The winners will not only get to WIN $250 worth of ABC vouchers, but also WORK with Chef Eran in the concept kitchen for a pre-launch tasting before attending the exclusive launch party to be held in July!! Remember to SHARE your ideas with your friends to increase your chances of winning!! Enter your idea now on http://on.fb.me/1H9WYM7 before 31st May now!*

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Rookery Singapore : Comfort Food and Skillet Desserts

A Friday night couldn't be better with great company, food and beer at Rookery, a cafe . bar. restaurant whose name actually refers to the dense and sleazy slums in 19th centuries London. It doesn't really matter that their brunch/lunch seemed more popular and delicious than the  dinner selection because the section that I am most interested in is available all day.
Yes, let's start talking about the desserts. The Beautiful Mess ($12) is indeed, a gorgeous mess that surpassed the glory of a classic Eton Mess, with colorful mix of dried berries, nuts and chocolate ice cream. However, the meek taste of chocolate could not pull the other components together, even in the presence of the crushed cinnamon caramel cookies.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Nakano-ya なかの家 Osaka: Family-friendly Izakaya Restaurant

I always have a list of food places that I want to go for any holidays but Nakano House is an exception. It happened to be located at the restaurant dining floor of Abeno Harukas and online reviews on tabelog were quite good. After doing a quick research, I found out that this Osaka-originated restaurant is like an upscale izakaya that sells a wide variety from seafood to rice bowls. 
Perhaps let me jumped to my conclusion first. The food is good, cheap and the ambience is excellent because the seatings  are divided into compartments so diners can enjoy some private space. I am usually skeptical about restaurants in department stores as they are rather mediocre and expensive. However, I would gladly recommend anyone to visit any of their 6 outlets in Osaka. 
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