Wednesday, January 21, 2015

P.S. Cafe @ Singapore


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One of the first love for truffle shoe-string fries struck during my very first visit to P.S. Cafe at Dempsey Hill Singapore. It also launched my love for french fries in general, which till date I’m pretty sure it’s a bad thing. But oh it tastes so good.

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I have since visited the place several times, with new friends and old friends and always order the same thing. And miraculously it was always drizzling whenever I was there. Which adds to the atmosphere since it’s half enclosed by trees. It’s romantic albeit a bit hot and humid on non-rainy days to be seated outside, regardless of the weather, count yourself blessed if you can secure a spot outdoor. Rain or not, it is rather romantic to be having your brunch, coffee or a cake here.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

P.S. Cafe
Address: 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549
Phone:+65 9070 8782
Open today · 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

Monday, January 19, 2015

Oasia Hotel Singapore

It was a weekend with the girls to Singapore and we had the privilege to stay in a Club Room in Oasia Hotel Singapore.

Location wise it was one of the most strategic placed mid-range hotel available in Singapore. Connected to a MRT station underground, the hotel is only but a few stops away from Orchard road (central location).

At SGD200+ per night, it offered rather comfortable beds and shower and had a nice spread of breakfast, if you were to choose to stay at their Club Room, you get to dine in their club lounge located on a high floor during the buffet breakfast, away from the massive crowd on the ground floor. On top of which you get light refreshments during the evening hour between 6-8pm that offered unlimited cocktails, beer and good choice of house pours (red and white). Which, alone, I thought was worth to upgrade to a Club Room. Along with other benefits of Club Room which were late check-outs and free bus tour around Singapore, etc.

The Room:

The Club Lounge (Breakfat):

The Pool:

The Refreshments:

Oasia Hotel Singapore by Fast Easy Hospitality
8, Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307470
Contact: +65 6664 0333

Monday, January 12, 2015

Angelina Tearoom in Hong Kong

I was passing through Hong Kong for a day from Macau to catch up with a few friends before heading into China on a quick work trip. One of the friends was an old friend from uni days whom I have not met for 10 years, I felt bad for not able to make it to his wedding in Hong Kong few years ago as I was travelling that I felt compelled to catch up with him.

He arranged an afternoon tea at this cafe called Angelina, and boy, was I in for a treat!

The 110 year-old French legacy is a franchise french dessert cafe from Paris and widely popular in Hong Kong as well as New Year City.

It has been years since I had a good Mont Blanc (a round dessert topped with thick drizzle layers of fresh pureed chestnut cream, inside you'll find fresh loaded cream and sometimes a thin base of cake, I swear to you it's the best dessert, ever!). Malaysia doesn't really have ANY good mont blanc dessert, most use heavy alcohol to preserve the cream or they use cheap substitutes for the chestnut cream.

And Angelina's Mont Blanc was De Li Cious. Which was, of course, what they were famous for. Not just that, they served a MEAN cup of hot cocoa. In fact, almost every dessert in the shop looked and tasted like cloud and mushy unicorm love. There are no words to properly describe it.

It's located at IFC mall in Hong Kong, and like a true classy French establishment, it comes with a fabulous view of the Hong Kong harborfront view.

African Chocolate - another of their classic dessert, very very rich chocolate

I, my friend, and his wife. Thanks for the treat! And it was nice to finally catch up!

There's a cafe in Singapore which is closer than Hong Kong. Time for a visit on my next trip to do a comparison.

Lane Crawford, Podium 3, IFC Mall,
8 finance street, 999077 Hong Kong
Contact: +852 3188 0842
Operation Hours: 10am - 10pm