FOC Spanish Restaurant - Menu

FOC Spanish Restaurant At Hong Kong Street Singapore, Superb

I have been wanting to try FOC Spanish Restaurant but didn’t find the right company till recently. In fact, my friend and I wanted to go down on Wednesday but FOC was fully booked due to a special menu they were having on that day. Luckily my friend insisted on trying so instead of changing venue, we postponed our meetup to the next day. Definitely a wise decision.

Exterior
Exterior

My friend always love to order a Latte, either iced or hot before a meal. Without failed, she ordered an Iced Latte. She didn’t find the Latte good. But that didn’t dampen her spirit for the coming dishes.

Iced Latte
Iced Latte

Usually, we will go for seafood dishes but she has dietary restriction for now. The first tapas served was the Ham Croquette. It was extremely flavourful. We enjoyed it.

Ham Croquette (Croquetas de jambon)
Ham Croquette (Croquetas de jambon)

The next Tapas served was the Deep Fried Potato with Garlic Mayonnaise and Spicy Sauce (Patata bravas). The potato aroma was strong and the sauces were well compliment with the potato. It was superb.

Deep Fried Potatoes with Spicy Sauce & Garlic Mayonnaise (Patatas bravas)
Deep Fried Potatoes with Spicy Sauce & Garlic Mayonnaise (Patatas bravas)

I was enticed by the Seafood Paella, can’t help but to order it though my friend will have to abstinent for now. The rice was full of seafood flavour. They have chopped up the squid to tiny pieces, to the size of the rice and added to the rice. Absolutely awesome. The garlic mayonnaise enhanced the paella.

Black Mediterranean "Paella"with Seafood and garlic mayonnaise (Paella de arroz negro con mariscos y "all l oli")
Black Mediterranean “Paella”with Seafood and garlic mayonnaise (Paella de arroz negro con mariscos y “all l oli”)

We ordered a beef steak as well but as I was too busy enjoying the Paella, I forgot to take a photo. It is certainly delish, tender beef.

Finally, dessert time. We decided to have the Apple Pie (Tarta Tatin). The apple puree with some apple dices was shaped into an apple , topped onto a thin buttery pastry, paired with a creamy vanilla ice cream with some oreo like biscuit chip by the surrounding. Extremely marvellous.

Apple pie with ice cream (Tarta Tatin)
Apple pie with ice cream (Tarta Tatin)

Before the end of our meal, while we were having our dessert, we were discussing when to come back to have more dose of the food. LOL.

 

FOC Spanish Restaurant
40 Hong Kong Street Singapore 059679
Tel: +65 6100 4040

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 1200 to 1400, 1800 to 2200; Friday 1200 to 1400, 1800 to 2230; Saturday 1800 to 2230; Closed on Sundays

Getting There

By MRT: Northeast line – Clarke Quay

By Bus:
– alight at Clarke Quay Station along Eu Tong Sen Street 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961
– alight opposite Clarke Quay Station along New Bridge Road 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190
– alight at Boat Quay along South Bridge Road 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851, 961

Rating: 8.5/10

My Box of 6s

Drizzle N Frost, Cupcakes Specialty Cake Store At Orchid Hotel

Presenting the Drizzle N Frost, a cupcake store at Orchid Hotel. Orchid Hotel is full of good eats, from Japanese Food, Gyoza King  & Teppei, Hana Hana to Sandwiches, Souper Sarnies to the Cake Shop, Cake Spade, and now one more addition, Drizzle N Frost

Interior
Interior

When I stepped into Drizzle N Frost, I feel that it is very pink as the first object that caught my sight was the narrow shocking pink side table seated in a single file, good for as many as eight (I didn’t count, it is my estimation). Next, that attracted me, of course are the goodies in Drizzle N Frost, the lovely cupcakes.

Drizzle N Frost, beside cupcakes, made some tarts. The variety of bakes aren’t as array but pretty attractive. I went for their cupcakes this round, reserving the tarts for next visit.

I got a box of six for takeaway. Since there were only 6 different flavours of cupcakes, naturally I got one each for the box of six. Due to the promotion, every six cupcake purchase, there are two free. I decided to have it there. I chose Rochertella and Earl Grey Lavender with Blueberry White Tea to go along.

My Dine In, Rochertella, Earl Grey Lavender and Blueberry White Tea
My Dine In, Rochertella, Earl Grey Lavender and Blueberry White Tea

I started with the Earl Grey Lavender. The Earl Grey Lavender fragrance was just right when eating the cake alone. When it is eaten together with the white chocolate of the cream, the Earl Grey flavour is kind of masked. So some may find that the Earl Grey flavour is not strong enough. I don’t mind if the Earl Grey flavour is slightly stronger. I like the centre core; there is a cream in it. And especially the crunchy Caramel Varlhona Dulcel Pearls. It complement very well with the Earl Grey Lavender cake base.

The Rochertella is great as well. I like the not so overwhelming chocolaty cake base, the nutella center and the Rocher that gave the crunch. My sister tried it too and she loves it

Cupcake pricing & Drinks Menu
Cupcake pricing & Drinks Menu

I wanted to try the Tipsy Geisha which as Sake but my Dad took that, I will return to get one and try the next time.

After trying 50% out of the six available flavours, the cupcake base is generally soft, not too dense (and not too airy) and lightly moist and lightly flavoured (not overwhelming). So if you like your cupcake this way, you will like Drizzle N Frost.

Drizzle N Frost
1 Tras Link, #01-09 Singapore 078867

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/drizzleandfrost/info

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 1200 to 1900; Saturdays 1200 to 1500; Closed on Sundays and Publc Holidays

Getting There

By MRT: North-South Line -Tanjong Pagar station

By Bus: alight at the bus stop either before Wallich Road or after Craig Road – 80, 145

Rating: 7/10


Interior with Black Board Menu

Fat Cow Palace, Superb Burgers In Chinatown

Fat Cow Burgers after established themselves in Malaysia, crosses the Causeway and found its way to Singapore and rested at Chinatown and it is named Fat Cow Palace.

Fat Cow Burgers is along the same street of Arterial Cafe or the infamous dessert shop, Mei Heong Yuen. I have been asking my brother who loves beef burger to try out Fat Cow with me for quite a while but he never make it. So I decided to go solo.

Fat Cow Palace Menu
Fat Cow Palace Menu

The main highlights in Fat Cow Palace is the Beef Burgers. There are 5 beef burgers with various filling and sauces. If you don’t take beef, there are Chicken Burgers as well. Among other items, include salad, pasta, soup and skewers. The missing category in their menu is finger food.

All the burgers come with french fries, a side salad and a drink (mainly soft drinks)

Farm Shroom
Farm Shroom

I went for Farm Shroom. The interior of the sesame bun is the charcoal bun. I find it a little too crispy. The beef patty was excellent, moist, juicy and tender. I could taste lots of the natural beef juicy goodness. It was a pity that the mushroom was way too salty. It seems like the fries are made from fresh cut potatoes but somehow the potato flavour was a little too light. The salad was good though.

I am sure I will return when I crave for Beef Burger. I will drag my brother along the next time. LOL

 

Fat Cow Palace
43 Temple Street Singapore 058588
Tel: +65 6220 7783

Opening Hours

Daily 1100 to 2130

Getting There

By MRT: Northeast line or Downtown line – Chinatown station; or East West line – Outram Park station

By Bus:
– alight at New Bridge Road bus stop 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 80, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28;

- alight at South Bridge Road bus stop 61, 80, 145, 166, 197;

- alight at Eu Tong Seng bus stop, outside People’s Park Complex 2, 12, 33, 61, 63, 143, 197, 961, 970, CT8, CT18, CT28;

- alight at Eu Tong Seng, outside People’s Park Center 54, 124, 145, 147, 166, 190, 851

Rating: 7.5/10

Yogurt Parfait Menu

Milk & Honey, Yogurt Parfait, At City Square Mall

One after another frozen yogurt stores is up and running in Singapore. This round, it is the Milk & Honey, set out of a kiosk at Level 2 of City Square Mall.

The colour theme is mainly yellow with some black and white. Lots of cushy chairs, pretty comfy.

Besides the yogurt parfait, Milk & Honey serves some delicious looking cakes too and of course some coffee as well.

Yogurt Parfait Menu
Yogurt Parfait Menu

Still in the soft launch so only three signature parfaits are available; Matcha, Royal Honey and Healthy Mix.

Design Your Own Parfait
Design Your Own Parfait

Alternatively, you can Design your own Parfait. Meantime, it is still not available.

Royal Honey
Royal Honey

I was keen to try the Royal Honey. There are quite a number of toppings on the Parfait. Right on the top is the White Chocolate Parfait, a White Chocolate Biscuit Stick and an Orange Chip. Honey Popcorn surrounded the yogurt. In the middle layer of the yogurt, there are tiny cube of Honey Crystal Jelly and Crunchy Crumble (like biscuit) at the bottom layer. Lots of toppings and crunch.

The most important question, how does it fare? The yogurt is a little sourish, not as creamy, litter in taste. For the Royal Honey creation, I didn’t taste the honey taste that I was anticipating. It is very much in its original yogurt taste with lots of crunch. In short, I think it is not too bad, certainly not the best. I will return to try the cake

Milk & Honey
180 Kitchener Road #02-K14 Singapore Singapore 208539
Tel: +65 6834 3040

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

Opening Hours

Daily

Getting There

By MRT: North-East line – Farrer Road station

Rating: 7/10

5 The Moments, Ice Parlour At Tajong Pagar

One more Ice Parlour is added to the growing number in Singapore.

 Ice Cream Counter
Ice Cream Counter

I was excited when I spotted this ice cream parlour along Tanjong Pagar. It’s in between my work place and home. I can pop by on my way home when I crave for ice cream. Lol. Without doubt I will certainly give it a try.

Hazelnut Single Scoop
Hazelnut Single Scoop

After trying several flavours, I settled for the Hazelnut. The ice cream resembles gelato texture. It is slightly chewy, smooth, creamy and milky. The taste of the flavours is more concentrated and focus. So you tend to get a stronger fragrance. Some of the ice cream is pretty sweet, especially so for the coconut.

As all ice cream parlour, they too offer waffles, I will try it at my next trip. And some coffee.

5 The Moment seems to deliver some mix of local and Europe Vintage style in the cafe. I like the chairs they placed in the cafe, very cushy and comfortable.

Since it is near both my home and workplace, and it is serving pretty good ice cream, I will return for more.

 

5 The Moments
73 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088494
Tel: +65 6222 5336 / +65 9170 0069

Opening Hours

Daily 1200 to 2300 (Tentative)

Getting There

By MRT: North-South Line -Tanjong Pagar station

By Bus: alight at the bus stop either before Wallich Road or after Craig Road – 80, 145

Rating: 7/10

Side of the Flavour Flings

Flavour Flings, A Cafe In Hougang

Yet another cafe in Hougang, Flavour Flings. It is a stone throw from Ciel Patisserie (for those who know where Ciel Patisserie is).

Interior, By the side
Interior, By the side

I was pretty impressed with the decoration when I entered. The view was more than pleasant. I like the pebbles laid. It seems they have used lots of recycle material. On the exterior side of the cafe, they use egg trays as decoration. While on the same side, the interior part, it seems Flavour Flings uses some recycle wood. All were put together with well thoughts.

So much so about the design. What about the menu and the food? They serve the usual Egg Benedicts, Pancake (seems to be in the trend now), some toasties & sandwiches, pastas. Something a little unusual is the Egg Casseroles and I like the dessert menu very much. I will try them at my next visit.

That day, I feel like having Egg Benedicts as it was quite a while ago since I have them. And I never failed to go with a cup of Cappuccino.

Egg Benedicts
Egg Benedicts

Serving was pretty huge, I was quite surprised. I like the Hollandaise Sauce. It was slightly creamy, not overly sour and a little savoury. The potatoes were exceptional delish. I am not a potato fans (except when it is in the form of fries) but I like it very much. So is the salad. At a glance, I thought there weren’t any salad dressing but I was wrong. The dressing though was sparingly drizzled, it was sufficient and was superb. The bread they used was brioche which I mistaken it as thick toast. The brioche was marvellous too.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

Coffee served at Flavour Flings was equally more than decent. The coffee was of medium body and aroma, low acidity with nutty and butterscotch hints.

The menu at Flavour Flings may be garden-variety, but the taste is exceptional. I will return to try their desserts.

 

Flavour Flings
121 Hougang Avenue 1 #01-1348 Singapore 530121
Tel: +65 6286 0051

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday – Friday 1100 to 2100; Saturday – Sunday 0900 to 2100; Closed on Tuesday

Getting There

By Bus: alight at or opposite Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School – 45, 53, 62, 113

By MRT: Northeast line – Kovan station

Rating: 7.5/10

Dojo -

Dojo, Pork Only Burgers and Sandwiches At Circular Road

Dojo is a burger joint that has an all Pork Menu for its Burgers and Sandwiches. You won’t find any other meat. Located at the fringe of the Financial Districts, it is closed on Sundays.

This burger restaurant is very much self-service, starting from ordering to collection, it is DIY. A buzzer will be given when the order is done at the cashier. Wait for it to buzz and collect the food from the collection counter.

Buzzer
Buzzer

Basically for the Burgers, there are either pork patty in the burger with different fillings or sauces such as mushrooms, teriyaki sauce, chilli sauce, fried onions. Alternatively it is with pork steak (there is only one with pork steak, named Little Dragon). As for the sandwiches, I find it a little more exciting, though the selection is limited to 2 choices. Either with pork belly slices or bacon. I will try the sandwich next.

All Burgers and Sandwiches come with fries and a soft drink and it is served  in the Dim Sum Bamboo holder.

Kaju Burger with fries
Kaju Burger with fries

As I like my Beef Burger with mushroom so I ordered the Pork Patty Burger with Mushroom to see how I like it.

In short, very different in tasting experience, nevertheless I like it. The pork patty is very much like eating the Chinese Steamed Minced Pork. It reminded me of a Chinese dish named as the Lion Head when you translated it literally (狮子头). Mushroom didn’t seems to enhance the flavour of pork as much as it did to beef. Some room for improvement for the fries. If they could serve with freshly prepared potato cut fries, that would be marvellous.

Interior
Interior

The ambience of Dojo is casual. No fancy design. The restaurant it pretty small in size, divided into two section, with and without air-con.

I like the idea of a all Pork Menu. I like the taste, very much like fusion burger. I will return to try the sandwich.

Dojo
72 Circular Road Singapore 049426

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/dojo.sg

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 1100 to 2130

Getting There

By MRT:
– North-South line or East-West line – Raffles Place station
– North East line – Clarke Quay

By Bus:
– alight at Prudential Tower along Cecil Street – 57, 131, 167, 700, 971

- alight opp AIA Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e

- alight at OCBC Centre along Church Street – 186 , 970

- alight at OUE Bayfront along Shenton Way – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 971E

– alight at Clarke Quay Station along Eu Tong Sen Street 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 190, 197, 851, 961

– alight opposite Clarke Quay Station along New Bridge Road 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190

– alight at Boat Quay along South Bridge Road 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851, 961

Rating: 7.5/10

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