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Recharging at My Melody Cafe, Suntec City

Having heard from a friend that My Melody Cafe has opened at Suntec City, we decided to bring Ashley to try out the new cafe today as we figured there would not be a crazy queue at 11 plus in the morning after Ashley’s ballet class. Expectedly, we were the first in line and quickly got our table within 5 minutes. The cafe is relatively small with about 10 tables therefore the wait might take a while if the queue is long so be prepared to stand in the queue or alternatively, one can hop over to the Gudetama Cafe just next door.

Similar to the Hello Kitty Cafe, there is a limited variety to their menu but who cares if the patron is into My Melody. And for Ashley, anything pink goes. Being the indulgent daddy, Colin ordered On Cloud Nine, a mixed berries tea with cotton candy garnished with fresh strawberries, mint leaves and My Melody macaron and instead of having a sweet berries tea, I had a berries tea with no sweetness as my cheeky girl finished all the cotton candy. Being drawn to the beautiful colour, I ordered Butterfly Splendour, a butterfly pea flower tea with juicy lychees and blueberries infused with thyme leaves. Other than the beautiful colour, it did not wow-ed me further as I do not really taste the blueberries and lychee in the tea and I must say butterfly pea flower tea is not really my cup of tea. Food wise, we ordered Princess Bunny and “I Heart You” chicken waffles. For kids who love Japanese curry rice, Princess Bunny would be a good choice as it is not spicy and sweet. For little girls, this would be a great hit with the cute My Melody design. As for the chicken waffles, I have to be honest that I have tasted better chicken waffles and this would only be average in terms of the taste. To round off the meal, we gave in to Ashley’s request for Little Cutie, a vanilla soft serve on crisp waffle basket topped with marshmallows, crunchy strawberry sticks, butter biscuits and My Melody cookie. Although it may taste like any ordinary sundae, the cutesy appearance makes it appealing to patrons.

If you were to ask if we would return for another visit, we would probably say yes as Ashley loves pretty stuff and given the outlook of the dishes served at the cafe, we wouldn’t be surprised if we were to give in to Ashley’s request again. But if it were to be just Colin and I, I guess we would not take the effort to go through the queue just for the food.

At Cloud Nine

Butterfly Splendour

Princess Bunny

“I Heart You” Chicken Waffles

Little Cutie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Sweets of the Year @ Jones the Grocer

On the first day of new year, we headed out to Ion Orchard to send in my wallet to Prada for repair (the crystal studs had rust in them *sob sob). It was surprisingly quiet in town and traffic was particularly smooth on a public holiday.  We walked past Jones the Grocer several times at Mandarin Gallery but we did not find a chance to go in for a try given that it was always pretty crowded. Given that it is a quiet public holiday in town, we were torn on whether we should have our tea-break at Jones the Grocer or Becasse. Since we have always wanted to give Jones a try, we decided to forgo the latter for this time and headed on to Jones instead.

Here’s what we ordered,

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Strawberry tart(top left), Strawberry banana milkshake(top right), Lemon meringue tart( bottom left) and Long black (bottom left)

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Tea time at D’Zerts Cafe

On a random Sunday before our spa session, we decided to go somewhere near for a quick lunch after dropping Ashley off at my mum’s place. That’s how we chanced upon D’Zerts Cafe conveniently located  at Jalan Pari Burong where we are having our lunch. Although we did not have sufficient time to stop by for desserts straight after lunch, the waffle dessert that they advertised on their window was lingering in my mind. Therefore, I thought, “Let’s check out this cafe on our way back since it is on the way to pick up Ashley.” Indeed, we went back to try out the desserts right after our spa session.

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D’zerts Cafe

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A Lovely French Birthday Dinner Treat in the Suburbs at Vis-a-Vis

Like I say, these few months have been full of celebrations and finally, it’s my hatch-day on the 4th September. Although my birthday fell on a weekday this year, Colin specially took leave to spend this day with me and Ashley. It’s a blessing when you have your loved ones spending this very day with you even if you cannot have meals at the poshiest restaurant in town (you would get what I mean when you have a little one at home). One of the frustrating things on arranging of a lunch/dinner venue on this special occasion with a little angel in tow is that some restaurants are practically baby-UNfriendly (whereby they do not allow prams in their restaurant premises or kids under a certain age to dine indoors) so I definitely understand Colin’s difficulties in finding an ideal restaurant for my birthday especially I am also as fussy a eater.

So extremely glad I am when he found Vis-a-Vis, a cozy French restaurant located in the suburbs at Jalan Kembangan. The restaurant is like a hidden gem exuding with a rustic charm of country Provence and most importantly, without all the parking hassles of downtown dining. Furthermore, the friendly service provided by Francis and Michael added on to the wonderful dinner experience and Chef Jeremy even came out to explain on the best way to taste the dishes such that our palates are full satisfied.

Here’s a look at some of the dishes we had that night.

Entrees Chaudes

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Foie Gras

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Buddha Jumps Over the Wall @ Ban Heng Restaurant

This is a month of celebrations. After celebrating Colin’s birthday on the last day of July, next comes my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday on the first week of August. It is never easy to think of dinner venues for birthday celebrations, let alone a 60th birthday celebration. After much deliberation, we decided to go for a chinese delicacy, Buddha jumps over the wall at Ban Heng Restaurant. Earlier, we have tasted the dish two years back when my parents gave us a treat in celebration of the July babies at home and we were satisfied with the quality of the dish. So, I thought, “Why not celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday there this year?” Colin agreed and I proceeded on with the restaurant reservation a week before the celebration. Here is the world acclaimed Buddha jumps over the wall at a glance.

Buddha jumps over the wall

Buddha jumps over the wall

Round 2 tasting Abalone, sharks cartilage and sea cucumber

Round 2 tasting
Abalone, sharks cartilage and sea cucumber

Round 3 tasting Pork tendons,black mushroom in broth

Round 3 tasting Pork tendons,black mushroom in broth

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