Le Matin Patisserie Savoury Assemblage – Decadent Savoury Bakes by Norma’s Ex-Pastry Chef

After my first try of Le Matin Patisserie’s Travel Series, I was eager to sample the Singapore-based bakery’s other creations. To my delight, Chef Mohammed Al-Matin, whom the bakery is named after, has come up with another selection of delectable savoury treats! 

le-matin-patisserie-savoury-assemblage-2

Savoury Assemblage ($58)

Dubbed the Savoury Assemblage V1 ($58), the first of Le Matin’s savoury series contains four hand-crafted savoury bakes perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a spot of afternoon indulgence. As always, look forward to clever takes on classic European staples. 

Continue reading

Softhaus @ Great World City, Kim Seang Promenade – Ice Cream Bar with 16 Flavours and 22 Toppings by Janice Wong (Media)

A nice ice cream parlour is in town! Janice Wong, chef and owner of the eponymous Janice Wong Singapore brand of sweets and desserts, just launched a new ice cream brand, Softhaus in Great World’s basement. 

softhaus-great-world-city-3

Taking over the space once occupied by the now-defunct Plentyfull, Softhaus brands itself as a place where “the wild and whimsical worlds of ice cream and art collide”. Here, ice cream lovers and fans of Janice Wong’s legendary 2am: dessertbar alike will find themselves spoilt for choice, with a dizzying array of 16 flavours and 22 toppings. 

Continue reading

HAYO Handcrafted Yogurt Bar Japan Autumn Season Special @ Middle Road, Bugis – Japanese Inspired Flavours While Stocks Last (Media)

While Singapore isn’t host to the typical four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, flavour geniuses at restaurants and eateries across the island sure make it easy to enjoy seasonal goodies and flavours all the same. In light of the leaves turning and temperatures dipping over in Japan, Hayo Handcrafted Yogurt Bar has released a Japan Autumn Season Special which works classic Japanese flavours into its 100% Australian handcrafted yogurt smoothies.

hayo-handcrafted-yogurt-japan-autumn-season-special

Continue reading

MEME Xpress @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Toa Payoh – Mediacorp Veteran Actor Chen Shucheng Brings Popular Malaysian Bubble Tea Brand to Singapore (Media)

A new bubble tea player has come to town. MEME Xpress, a popular Malaysian brand known for its fruity yogurt drinks and cute, palm-sized cups, opened its first store in none other than Toa Payoh HDB Hub, home to an already bustling scene of bubble tea shops. At the helm of its Singapore franchise is none other than Mediacorp veteran actor Chen Shucheng, who himself has dipped his toes in F&B management in between his acting stints!

meme-xpress-yogurt-fruity

Continue reading

Korio @ Far East Square, Telok Ayer – Grilled Sandwiches and New York Inspired Brioche Donuts

A fairly new entrant to Far East Square, Korio has been taking Singapore’s F&B scene by storm with its mouthwatering grilled sandwiches and New York inspired brioche doughnuts.

korio-brioche-doughnuts

On my first visit to Korio’s hole-in-the-wall sized kiosk one weekend afternoon, nearly all sandwiches were sold out, and the display case was wiped clean of doughnuts. It took me another visit, also early on a weekday, to finally score those legendary sweets. Looking at the large crowd and 1-hour waiting times, one could easily forget that eating out ever took a hit from 2020’s coronavirus pandemic!

Continue reading