Both Mom and I arrived Singapore safe and sound yesterday afternoon. Our flight from Brunei to Singapore was delayed as the outbound flight from Singapore took off later than it was supposed to be. We arrived Singapore almost half an hour behind schedule and arrived Sister’s place at half past three, just about time before she starts her work teleconference.
Mom and I then took the free shuttle bus service to Harbourfront MRT Station whereby we did a bit of window shopping and grocery shopping at Vivo City. We planned on going out for dinner after Sister was done with her work but there were loud thunderstorms around dusk. We stayed home and cooked simple dinner instead.
We stayed home for breakfast and lunch this morning and went out about 2PM. We took Grab and headed over to City Hall. As we had early lunch, I was feeling hungry around 3PM and we had high tea at Crystal Jade Kitchen. I only ate a bit as I am meeting Andrea, Patrick and King for dinner at Fat Lulu’s in the evening.
CRYSTAL JADE KITCHEN SUNTEC CITY MALL
#B1-013 – #B1-0823 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Sister ordered this as she kind of like all dim sum with salted egg. I think she generally loves salted egg filled food, not necessarily dim sum. She quite liked the dish but claimed that the shrimps filled inside weren’t fresh as she could feel the itch on her lips after having them. I personally find them nothing special as I think they overcooked the rice rolls?
I am no congee person but this was seriously good. It came with four pieces of scallops which I had none. The texture of the congee was extremely smooth. There were ginger strips in the congee to omit the raw taste of scallops.
I liked this Pan Fried Carrot Cake. However, Sister mentioned that it lacked an ingredient which she couldn’t identify. LOL! It tasted sweet for me though. We couldn’t finish them and requested for takeaways.
Sister ordered this but we were mistakenly served with something similar but of different sauce. So, we returned it back and this took quite some time to be served. The steamed rice rolls were extremely good but the sauce was a little bit overwhelming. It could do with lesser brown sauce.
297 River Valley Road, Singapore 238338
After we were done with our high tea, we went separate ways as I am meeting my friends at Somerset MRT to go Fat Lulu’s for dinner together. Patrick reserved a table for 6PM but we only arrived like 15 minutes past 6PM. We were the first few patrons of the evening and slowly followed by a lot more after we were done placing our orders.
Burnt Asparagus | S$16
I was initially interested with their Roasted Potatoes & Mushrooms but ordered their Burnt Asparagus instead as it is one of their bestselling. The asparagus were bigger and thicker in size in comparison to the regular ones that I know of. They were grilled to a level of burn and topped with bernaise sauce.
Grilled Mangalicia Pork Collar | S$26
charred sambal okra
The pork looked like it’s beef but they were pork. They were well marinated and tender. The sambal okra on the side were good but spicy. I think I had the most of the sambal okra. LOL!
Duh Meat Board | S$30
wagyu chuck rib, sambal pork chop, kailan
This was the first thing we agreed ordering from the menu. It came with both meats – beef and pork. You can choose the level of doneness for the beef and we got medium rare. According to Andrea and Patrick, the beef was good! The sambal pork chop however tasted like our Chinese version of Char Siu. Nevertheless, it was still good.
Spicy BBQ Pork Ribs | S$29 (full rack)
spicy kichap manis sauce, coriander, lime
We started off with two main courses and an appetizer. We decided to get another main course halfway through our main courses and it was served pretty quick as compared to our first few main courses after placing our orders.
The pork ribs were well done and tender. They were easily sliced through with a regular table knife. The sauce was no joke spicy. The waitress suggested squeezing the lime wedge for a more distinctive taste. The lime juice sort of toned down the spiciness which I find it nice.
We took the public bus to our next destination, which is a dessert cafe. Andrea had given us a list of five suggested dessert cafes that she is interested to try and we chose Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore. We were chatting with each other on the ride over and missed our stop. We had to walk back which was about 15 minutes or more walking distance.
CREAMERY BOUTIQUE ICE CREAM SINGAPORE
139 Tyrwhitt Road #01-03, Singapore 207557
The cafe was extremely packed at the time when we arrived but we got a table for four shortly after waiting. The staff suggested that we could have a look at their menu first while waiting for table. We ordered two cookies to share. We thought it would be enough but the boys ended up craving for more and we got Brownie for second round.
Chocalot | S$8.90
cookie chocolate lava
The boys ordered this and it was topped with a scoop of Super Baby Milk. It is one of their bestselling flavors, made with infant formula milk. The ice-cream didn’t taste extremely sweet. As a matter of fact, it didn’t taste milk creamy as I expected it to be and it was good.
Monster Matcha | S$8.90
matcha green tea lava
I was tempted to have go at their Thai Tea ice-cream flavor. Having tried a small scoop of the flavor, I find it too sweet for my liking. I chose Berry Cheesecake at first but Andrea thought that it might be too sweet to go with Monster Matcha. So, I changed the ice-cream flavor to Secret Garden.
Secret Garden is a combination of tea flavor with charcoal. It tasted light, refreshing and not very sweet. The Matcha lava had a bittersweet taste. We find that the cookie dough was a bit dry but paired well with the oozing lava.
Brownie | S$7.90
The above two cookie desserts came with oozing molten lava but this one was just a regular brownie cake in the shape of a big cookie. I chose Banoffee for the ice-cream flavor. I tried a small scoop of Heart Stop over the counter and I didn’t like what I had. It tasted too creamy for my liking and this Banoffee was perfect for Brownie.
The Banoffee ice-cream came with frozen banana slices and it had a distinctive banana flavor. We liked the texture of Brownie but it can get extremely sweet the more you had it.
So, this summed up my second day in Singapore for this trip. Stay tune for more cafe hopping if you’re interested!