CH叉R (Char) Cantonese Restaurant At Guillemard Road

I was attracted by a Char Siu (BBQ Honey Pork) photo from Instagram that got me excited to try Char, a Restaurant along Guillemard Road whipping Cantonese cuisines.

Interior
Interior

I went with my aunt and uncle on a weekday for dinner and to our surprise it was crowded. We were in the queue for almost 30 minutes. Remember to make your reservation if you are going there.

Sambal Kang Kong
Sambal Kang Kong

While we were waiting, we started looking at the menu and decided what we wanted for dinner. Immediately, we placed our order when we were seated. It was a shame that their signature Char Siu were sold.

As usual, we will have a vegetable. We opted for Sambal Kang Kong. The sambal wasn’t too spicy and it was tasty.

Double Roast (Roast Duck and Roast Crispy Pork Belly
Double Roast (Roast Duck and Roast Crispy Pork Belly

Since it is a Cantonese Restaurant, Roast is a must. We ordered a double roast of Roast Duck and Roast Crispy Pork Belly. We love the Roast Duck. It was tasty with a good crisp skin. The Roast Crispy Pork Belly was equally awesome. Our only complaint was it was too fatty. The skin was excellent, as you bite, you can hear the crunch of the crispiness.

Minced Meat with Aubergine in Casserole
Minced Meat with Aubergine in Casserole

The last dish was Minched Meat with Aubergine in Casserole. Among the dishes we ordered, this was the least delish, nevertheless still above average. It was a great dish to go with rice.

My uncle also ordered a Shredded Duck Noodle Soup. I didn’t take a photo and I didn’t try as I was too full. The portion was huge.

We enjoyed our dinner at Char. No doubt, I will be back for the Char Siu and I am keen to try their Beef Hor Fun too. Oh ya, do remember to make reservation before popping by.

CH叉R
393 Guillemard Road Singapore 399790
Tel: +65 68427759

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/charrestaurant?ref=br_tf

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 1130 to 1430, 1800 to 2200; Closed on Monday

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight at or opp Kwong Hwa School along Guillemard Road 7, 70, 70M, 197

By MRT: East-West line or Circle line – Paya Lebar station

Rating: 8/10

Collective Brewers At Changi Road

Along Changi Road after Fresh Fruit Lab, it has Collective Brewers. Personally I feel that it is a welcome addition as it provide a place for good coffee and some pastries. I always have challenge looking for a cafe when in that area.

Bar Counter
Bar Counter

What I like about the cafe is the big empty space in the centre. Unlike most cafe, they will try to place as much tables as they could within the space. I like the space, pretty cosy and good for catching up with friends as it wasn’t noisy at all.

Cakes Display Counter
Cakes Display Counter

Collective Brewers serve mainly good coffee and simple cakes and pastries.

Menu
Menu

The coffee are mainly black, white (small or regular), two types of filter coffee, either V60 paper filter or metal filter and chocolate drink.

Our Order, Cappuccino, V60 Filtered Coffee and Lemon Earl Grey Cake
Our Order, Cappuccino, V60 Filtered Coffee and Earl Grey Lemon Cake

I was there with my aunt on a rainy weekday. On such a day, best for a cup of hot drink. As usual, I have cappuccino while my aunt wanted black coffee chose V60 paper filter coffee. We ordered a slice of Earl Grey Lemon Cake for sharing.

The coffee served in Collective Brewers is medium in acidity and round body with berries and some sort tomato hint.

I hope Collective Brewers could have some beans with low acidity. Nevertheless, I am certain that I will be back again when I need some coffee when in that area.

Collective Brewers
301 Changi Road Singapore 419779
Tel: +65 9818 5314

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/Collectivebrewers

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 1000 to 2200; Closed on Mondays

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight before Jamiyah Home along Changi Road 2, 7, 24, 26, 28, 30, 67, 155

- alight at Casa Sarina along Sims Ave 2, 7, 24, 26, 28, 30, 67, 155

Rating: 7/10

LJJ Cafe (梁佳吉), A Kopi Shop, At Circuit Road

LJJ Cafe sounded like some western modern cafe, but it is actually some sort similar to Toastbox or Heavenly Wang or Killiney. Its Chinese name is 梁佳吉,  located on Circuit Road, an area with senior folks, I find it very apt. It is also a good addition with Nom Cafe nearby.

I find the menu intriguing, a Chinese vs a English menu. It was pretty cool.

Interior
Interior

LJJ Cafe has a very vintage feel as on one of the wall, it has all the vintage poster and games and of course the red metal gate added to the element.

Toast Bread Set
Toast Bread Set

For a change, I ordered the Steamed Bread but it wasn’t available so I got the Toasted Bread instead. It wasn’t a bad choice as I always prefer Toasted Bread. The amount of kaya and butter was pretty generous and the kaya has a good pandan and coconut flavour. If you prefer crispy stuff, opt for crackers. The coffee wasn’t as good as the food. I certainly think it could be better.

In LJJ Cafe, beside the Kaya Butter Toast, you can also find Nasi Lemak, Chicken Curry, Mee Siam and also Ham or Sausage with different type of Egg Breakfast Set. There are some cakes too.

Mini Cakes, Chocolate and Orange
Mini Cakes, Chocolate and Orange

I got 2 pieces of the cake. They were using fresh cream instead of butter cream.

LJJ Cafe offered delish food. A great addition to the area.

 

LJJ Cafe (梁佳吉)
Blk 77 Circuit Road #01-450 Singapore 370077
Tel: +65 6547 8077

Opening Hours

Daily 0700 to 2200

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight at blk 77 or Blk 79 Food Centre along Circuit Road 40, 61, 63, 63M, 65, 135, 154, 155, 158

Rating: 7.5/10

A Spoonful Of Sugar At Changi Village

Some of you who know about the song “A Spoonful of Sugar” may associate it with Mary Poppins, but here I am referring to an whimsical ice cream parlour at Changi Village, a few doors away from Chock Full of Beans.

Interior with the Counter
Interior with the Counter

lts interior is with bright green chairs and bright yellow table tops. And I love the lights with ice cream cones and teddy bears in parachute. The decoration is very cute.

Menu
Menu

It has the typical ice cream parlour menu. Beside ice cream, there are drinks, waffles and cakes.

Ice Cream Flavours Available
Ice Cream Flavours Available

l am there for the ice cream and waffles. As usual, after trying a few flavours, I went for Chendol and Earl Grey and waffle.

Waffle with Chendol and Earl Grey Ice Cream
Waffle with Chendol and Earl Grey Ice Cream

The waffle served in A Spoonful of Sugar is extremely crispy. If you like the crispy verson, this is a must have. The Chendol tasted a little more like corn ice cream as it is lacking of gula melaka flavour, while the Earl Grey has a nice flavour of Earl Grey.

In summary, the ice cream is lightly scented and less creamy. It is definitely good for people who don’t like rich ice cream. The best part, it is only slightly sweetish.

 

A Spoonful Of Sugar
Blk 4 Changi Village Road #01-2072 Singapore 500004
T
el: +65 9796 6848

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 1100 to 2130; Friday, Saturday, Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday 1100 to 2230; Closed on Monday

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight at Blk 5 along Changi Village Road – 2, 59, 109

- alight before Singapore Aviation Academy along Telok Paku Road – 9, 19, 89

Rating: 7.5/10

Do.main Bakery, A French Bakery, At Tanjong Katong

Along Tanjong Katong Road, there are already lots of eatery and now there is an addition, Do.main Bakery. A different category to the area, it is a French Bakery, so you can expect to find Crossiant and Croque Monsieur and some French pastries as well.

Interior
Interior

I was there for lunch at this one week old cafe. The ambience is very much casual with black and white as colours theme. All the food displayed at the counter look extremely delish. There were about six different danish, two types of quiches, about 4 different sandwiches, and some sweet pastries and cakes.

The crew recommended me the sandwich + danish lunch set which comes with a drink with option of tea, coffee or soft drink. It sounds good so I opted for this. It was an easy decision for the Sandwich, I opted for Croque Monsieur while I struggle to decide for the Danish. The warmed service crew recommended the Almond Raisin Danish among the 6 different types.

Croque Monsieur with Side Vinaigrette Salad
Croque Monsieur with Side Vinaigrette Salad

The Croque Monsieur is on Healthy Rye served with a side Vinaigrette Salad. In the Healthy Rye, it has pumpkin seeds among other ingredients in it. The cheese used in the Croque Monsieur seems to me was Emmental Cheese. It was an awesome sandwich for lunch.

Almond Raisin Danish
Almond Raisin Danish

I like Do.main danish very much as it isn’t the extremely flaky and crispy kind but a good balance of flaky and crispy outer layer of the Danish and soft bread like but firmer texture in the centre. It has a good centre of almond and the raisin added a fruity taste to the Danish and that was awesome.

For the drink, I chose Earl Grey tea. They are using Gyphon Tea in the cafe.

Before I left, I actually got a Quiche Lorraine home to try but as I was visiting my aunt, impromptu decision as she leaves nearby, I left it for my cousin. The food offered in Do.main Bakery is too good not to go back for more. I am eyeing on their Quiche and the Eclairs.

 

Do.main Bakery
226 Tanjong Katong Singapore 437015
Tel: +65 6348 1406

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 0800 to 2100; Friday – Sunday 0800 to 2230; Closed on Mondays

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight at or opp Tanjong Katong Girl’s School along Tanjong Katong Road 10, 31, 32, 40, 43, 76, 135, 197, 401

By MRT: East-West line or Circle line – Paya Lebar station

Rating: 8/10

Noodle Evolution At Lau Pa Sat

When I saw the name Noodle Evolution, I was wondering what kind of noodles would it be selling. The name set me curious and I was eager to find out what it is like.

The stall has noodles to offer, noodles with different ingredient. Currently, there are only Chicken Cutlet and Premium Noodles (Soup or Dry). The remaining 2 others; Garlic Mushroom Noodle and Herbal Duck Bee Hoon (Soup) will be available early next year. And it has a side dish, Mojo Crunch.

Stall
Stall

I ordered the Chicken Cutlet Noodles. I see that they used mainly Chicken Thigh, which is good. The noodles were with a little chewy and soft to the bite. There isn’t much sauces so you get the natural, original noodle taste. The soup is decent and pretty salty though.

Chicken Cutlet Noodle
Chicken Cutlet Noodle

I ordered a Mojo Crunch. It is mainly Tau Po with vegetables stuffing. The stufffing, likewise, has its natural vegetable sweetness, not much of seasoning added. The best part of this Tau Po is that it is crunchy but not oily. It taste better with the chilli sauce

Mojo Crunch
Mojo Crunch

I find that the food whipped up by Noodle Evolution has minimal seasoning. So if you like it that way, it will be for you. Meanwhile, I am waiting for next year to try their the two creation.

Noodle Evolution
18 Raffles Quay #01-29 Telok Ayer Festival Market, Lau Pa Sat Singapore 048582

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Noodle-Evolution/306519752874774?ref=br_tf

Opening Hours

Daily 1100 to 2100

Getting There

By MRT – East West line or North South line – Raffles Place station; Downtown line – Telok Ayer station

By Bus:
– alight opposite Hotel Sofitel So Singapore along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 97, 97e, 196, 196e
– alight opposite AIA Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e
– alight at One Raffles Quay along Raffles Quay – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 186, 196, 196e, 700, 970

Rating: 7/10

Nitro Cream Ice Cream In Singapore

The first time I came across Nitro Cream Ice Cream was in Hong Kong. I was so impressed with the Nitrogen steam. It was so cool. In Singapore, there are a number of Nitro Cream Ice Cream Parlour too.

What exactly is Nitro Cream Ice Cream? Basically, instead of freezing the ice cream using a conventional ice cream maker, instead nitrogen was introduced as the freezing agent.

Ice Queen

217 East Coast Road, Tides, #01-02 Singapore 428915
Tel: +65 6440 8098

FB: https://www.facebook.com/icequeensg

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1230 to 2200; Closed on Mondays

Getting There:
By Bus: – alight at or opp Holy Family Church 10, 10e, 12, 14, 14e, 32, 40

Ice Queen Menu
Ice Queen Menu

Ice Queen may not be the first Nitro-cream Ice Cream in Singapore but it was the first I tried. They have Single Scoop (without topping, pure ice cream only) or the Creations.

Ice Queen Nitrocream in making
Ice Queen Nitrocream in making

l went for the creation, ordered Mango Sticky Rice.

Mango Sticky Rice
Mango Sticky Rice

The ice cream was fabulous. It has a good mango flavour and not too sweet. While the sticky rice has a nice texture and with the coconut cream it enhanced the flavour.

As for the space, there isn’t any tables but a number of stools for customers to have a seat to enjoy their ice cream. The staff is fabulously friendly and warm.

I am definitely going back again for the rest of the creations/flavours

Rating: 8/10

320 Below Nitro Cream Cafe

11 Tanjong Katong Road #01-K1 One KM Singapore 437157
Tel: +65 6702 2717

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/320Below

Opening Hours: Daily 1100 to 2200

Getting There:
By MRT: Circle line or East-West line – Paya Lebar station

By Bus:
– alight at or opp Tanjong Katong Complex along Paya Lebar Road 40, 43, 76, 135, 197, 853

- alight at Blk 14 Haig Road Market & Food Centre along Geylang Road 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155

- alight after Tanjong Katong Complex along Sims Ave 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155

I have been wanting to try 320 Below when they used to have an outlet at Mackenzie Road, next to Little India Station but till they moved, I have not popped by till their outlet at One KM Mall opened. I finally tried.

320 Below has so much of flavours, the regulars and premium. A total of over 30 flavours, I think.

I have the Chendol, it was so fantastic. It is as good as eating the Chendol. Yummy. No doubt, I will drop by again to try other flavours.

Rating: 8/10

Cloud & Cream
FB: https://www.facebook.com/cloudncream
Cathay Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road #B1-06 Singapore 239695
Sunday – Friday 1100 to 2230; Saturday 1100 to 2300

Just Like It
Website: http://www.just-like.it/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/justlikeit.sg

701B Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-19/20 Singapore 569807

Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway #01-201 Singapore 098269

I have a list of made in Singapore Ice Cream too. Click here for the list.

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