17072017 / Singapore 2017 Day 5

I am finally coming to the last day of my Singapore trip last week. The last day was a free and easy day for us as we managed to get all our agendas sorted out. We took our time to get ready in the morning. I told Sister that we should at least try a breakfast cafe while in Singapore. She agreed and forfeited her complimentary buffet breakfast at Prego and off we went to hunt for breakfast cafe.

Before going to Singapore, we thought that our schedule would be jam packed with accommodation hunting. So, I did not do any homework for cafe hunting prior to the trip. But surprisingly, we got our agendas sorted out quicker than anticipated. I did a last minute research the night before and came up with Drury Lane but reviews were average to me. I found Cafe Melba and it happened to be located in between Fairmont Hotel and VivoCity.

Instead of taking the MRT, we took the bus from Fairmont Hotel to Cafe Melba which was about 15 minutes bus journey. We almost missed our stop as the bus did not stop along the way. The nearest bus stop to Cafe Melba is Bef Wilkinson Road. The cafe is on your left when alighting from the bus. It is located inside Goodman Art Centre.

CAFÉ MELBA
90 Goodman Road, Goodman Art Centre, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053



It was a weekday morning on the day when we visited so the cafe was quiet. All tables are equipped with an iPad for order placement. There is no physical menu booklet. I can see that quite a number of cafes in Singapore are slowly adapting to the concept of “electronic food ordering”.

Herb Sauteed Mushroom | S$12

Mozzarella Stuffed Potato Rosti | S$18

Sister and I ordered these two to share. I had sent both pictures to Andrea and Jennifer. Andrea asked what were those two round shaped thingy on the plate. She thought they were rice balls while Jennifer thought that they were mozzarella balls! If you were wondering too, those two white balls were poached eggs. The food were okay in my opinion but without the wow factor.

We took the bus from Cafe Melba to VivoCity after breakfast. Having spent days in Singapore, I find commuting by bus is way for convenient and time saving as compared to the MRT. But of course, you must have a good sense of direction in locating the bus stops.

I got a small pack of Garrett Matcha flavored popcorn while waiting for Sister to cash in her money at the ATM. It will only be available for a limited period of time. So, do get yours quick if you love Matcha too!

We shopped in VivoCity for about two hours before we decided that our legs needed some rest. I had been telling Sister that McDonald in Singapore has this limited edition Nasi Lemak Burger in conjunction to their National Day celebration. We were unable to find a McDonald outlet in VivoCity (we did not search thoroughly enough) and resorted to the nearest restaurant that our legs could bring us. We made do with Monster Curry.

MONSTER CURRY
1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #02-126/127/129, Singapore 098565

Matcha Azuki | S$4.50

Pork Katsu Curry | S$13

Curry Monster is well known for their jumbo size curry consisting of varieties of toppings. The portion was good for two as we saw majority patrons who came in pairs went for their jumbo size curry. I am not a fan of seafood so I went ahead with their regular size Pork Katsu Curry.

I liked their pork cutlets. They were deep fried to perfection and not dry. The curry sauce comes with different level of intensity of spiciness. We chose mildly spicy as Sister is not much of a spicy eater as compared to me.

HONEYMOON DESSERT
#01-93 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585

榴莲忘返 | S$8

durian & Thai black glutinous rice in vanilla sauce

Our last food stop before leaving VivoCity was Honeymoon Dessert. We were not hungry at the time but the need to rest our tired legs. I can feel my body being weak as my time of the month was approaching at the time when I was in Singapore.

We had McDonald for dinner on our last day in Singapore. We made an effort to locate the nearest McDonald outlet from Fairmont Hotel. Instead of searching for the location online, we went down to the lobby and approached a porter to tell us the nearest McDonald outlet.

Nasi Lemak Burger (Set Meal) | S$12.90

A Nasi Lemak Burger set meal came with Bandung McFizz, Nasi Lemak Burger, Coconut Pie and fries. The Coconut Pie was a no no for me but the Nasi Lemak Burger was good. You get what you are having for a normal Nasi Lemak but minus the coconut rice. The deep fried crispy chicken was coconut flavored. The sambal sauce was sweet and yet spicy at the same time.

I am finally done with my Singapore travelogue blog entry and thank you for staying tune! It is time to hit the sack as I needed to wake up early to cook lunch tomorrow morning.

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