22072017 / Sulbingsoo

It is time to call a temporary break from all the food entries of my recent Singapore trip last week. Went for dessert after dinner at Sulbingsoo yesterday evening. It was supposed to be a caffeine break at Starbucks Coffee but detoured to Sulbingsoo for Korean shaved ice dessert instead. I was intrigued to try their Tiramisu Bingsoo at first but then decided not to as I did not like the texture of their cheesecake of Mango Cheesecake Bingsoo on my last visit.

Matcha Bingsoo | B$14.80

Ordered their Matcha Bingsoo to share and was surprised to find that it fared more than Mango Cheesecake Bingsoo. We requested for separation of the red beans from the shaved ice. So, the staff served us the red beans in a separate mini bowl.

The red beans were rather undercooked in my opinion. Matcha Bingsoo came served with Matcha sweet sauce which I hid behind the bowl. To be honest, I think there was nothing to rave about their Matcha Bingsoo. I would say the pricing is steep given the portion?

Sulbingsoo
Unit B7, Ground Floor,
Shakirin Complex,
Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8305614

30062017 / Yugo Dessert Cafe

As much as I love traveling, it was indeed surprising that I did not feel the excitement this time round. Not even when the date is around the corner. LOL! Perhaps it is due to the fact that this would be my third visit to Singapore in within half a year. And I have already received several requests to get or bring back stuffs from Singapore. Hopefully, my luggage would not exceed the weight allowance.

Andrea and I would be meeting on the first night for dinner at a Harry Potter themed cafe – Platform 1094. It never came across my mind until Andrea asked how keen I was with Harry Potter. I do not mind a Harry Potter themed cafe since we do not get much of theme cafes here in Brunei. So, Platform 1094 would definitely be something new for me. Dinner with the group would be on the next day at Aloha Poke.

Anyways, let’s get rolling with what I intended to blog about today. The four of us – Jia, Eldie, Lucas and I went over to Yugo Dessert Cafe for some desserts after dinner at infinitea X I Say Yatta! Both Jia and I had been to Yugo Dessert Cafe before but not Eldie. So, we decided to go so that Eldie could try.

Mango Ice Flakes | B$3.80

I could not remember the exact pricing of this dessert as I could no longer find the receipt in my wallet. However, it was definitely not as steeply priced as before when they were just established. I did not like much of their Mango Ice Flakes as I find the mango syrup too artificial and the diced mangoes were rather sour for my liking.

Bread Cubes with Kaya | B$4.00

I ordered this to share so that Lucas can have some too but the boy only had a couple of pieces before stopping. The bread cubes were buttered, toasted and dusted with some icing sugar. Apart from Kaya, there was peanut butter too.


This was my first ever decent picture with Lucas since he was born. The ones that I had with him before was usually blurred as he is always on the move. The trick to this picture was to hold him tight on the arm and let him see himself on my flip side camera screen. LOL! Mission accomplished. Hahaha …

Yugo Dessert Cafe
E5, Setia Kenangan 2,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
BE1518,
Negara Brunei Darussalam

28052017 / Sulbingsoo

After dinner at Thiam Hock Restaurant with the family, I joined a friend for dessert at Sulbingsoo. This was my third visit to Sulbingsoo in within two weeks time. I think I will stop visiting Sulbingsoo until some time later. Hopefully, I would not have friend coming up to me suggesting desserts or tea at Sulbingsoo. LOL!

Mango Cheesecake Bingsoo | B$13.80

This was the most expensive Bingsoo among other Bingsoo(s). Our Mango Cheesecake Bingsoo was served with a generous layer of cooked red beans inside, topped with diced mangoes, a scoop of ice-cream, a slice of cheesecake and drizzled with some mango syrup. The diced mangoes were surprisingly sour. The cheesecake was not smooth but powdery in texture. All in all, I preferred their Melon Bingsoo and Red Bean Bingsoo.

Sulbingsoo
Unit B7, Ground Floor,
Shakirin Complex,
Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8305614

26052017 / Sulbingsoo

This was my second visit to Sulbingsoo in a week. Sister and I made plans to bring Mom to try out Sulbingsoo on the night when she returned home from Shanghai. We went Sulbingsoo rather late as Mom wanted to do some grocery shopping at Hua Ho, Kiulap. Our fridge was running out of food supply. The human traffic at Hua Ho was ridiculous. Thankfully, Sulbingsoo was not crowded comparatively to Hua Ho.

Matcha Latte | B$5.80

Asam Tea Latte | B$5.80

If you are looking for a non-coffee hot beverage, do not go for Asam Tea Latte. It was my bad for not going through the menu properly before placing the order. I was not keen of having Matcha Latte again so I opted for Asam Tea Latte. I thought it was a non-coffee hot beverage given there was a “tea” word on the title.

I had been cutting off coffee from my diet for more than two weeks already. So, my body felt slightly rebellious after the Asam Tea Latte intake. Thankfully, I did not finish the entire cup but less than five sips as it was too sweet for my liking.

Red Bean Bingsoo | B$10.80

I had wanted to try Mango Cheesecake Bingsoo but it was rather late for such a heavy dessert. So, we opted to Red Bean Bingsoo which we thought Mom would like it. Thankfully, our Red Bean Bingsoo came promptly after our orders had been placed.

This was shaved ice with cooked red beans in between, topped with almond powder, more cooked red beans, almond flakes and a piece of Korean mochi with filling paste in it. The cooked red bean was nicely done in my opinion. Red bean is not my favorite dessert but this one was cooked to my liking. The shaved ice tasted like evaporated milk infused to me. No complaint here about their Red Bean Bingsoo.

Sulbingsoo
Unit B7, Ground Floor,
Shakirin Complex,
Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8305614

Review: Sweet as Sara

Le’ BFF Jia and I had not been meeting for catch up session for quite some time. So, we met up yesterday evening as she is not returning to Lumut over the weekend. She has both gynecology and ultrasound check appointments today. Jia decided not to bring Lucas as I do not have a baby car seat in my car. LOL!

We decided to go Sweet as Sara as it was one of the newly opened cafes which I have yet visited. Jia wanted finger food as her gynecologist warned her to cut down on sugar intake especially on desserts. She is not much of a cake person as compared to me but she loves almost anything Red Velvet.

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We occupied the table just right next to the entrance door as that was probably the seat whereby it is less cooler compared to the others. It was drizzling yesterday evening. On the way to Sweet as Sara, it was pouring cats and dogs. We even contemplated for a few times whether we should meet up or stay home but I am glad that we did as the rain stopped shortly after we arrived at Sweet as Sara.

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Apart from coffees, cupcakes and cakes, Sweet as Sara also offers hot food like beef lasagna and sandwiches. The former was already sold out when we were there. There were too much cupcakes to choose from and we were spoiled with choices.

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Orange Juice | B$3.90

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Matcha Latte | B$4.50

Honestly speaking, I regretted ordering this. The taste was off. The taste of milk overpowered the taste of Matcha. In short, I think I had been drinking milk more than Matcha Latte. Jia told me that I should not have gone for coffees but juices as it is the safest bet when you do not know how well they can do coffees.

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Sandwich | B$6.90

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We both agreed that this sandwich was good. The bread was pressed and served while warm. The bread was surprisingly soft and fluffy. I was expecting a hard and dense textured bread. The combination of both smoked salmon and cream cheese was absolutely perfect. I do not mind ordering this next time because it really was good.

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We ordered a Pistachio Ondeh-Ondeh Cheesecake and two cupcakes. They came served in a plate together which Jia thought was rather unappealing. So, we requested another two plates since we were sharing. LOL!

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Pistachio Ondeh-Ondeh Cheesecake  | B$4.50

Ondeh-Ondeh flavor is a trend nowadays. We chose this by random and it happened to be one of their bestselling items when Jia checked out their Instagram while waiting for our food to be served. The Ondeh-Ondeh cheesecake layer was good, topped with some chopped pistachio with coconut milk whipped cream, desiccated coconut and caramel sauce.

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Red Velvet Cupcake

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Cookie & Cream Cupcake

Cupcakes are sold at two for B$3.90. There was nothing much to rave about the cupcakes in my opinion but it is solely subjective to personal preference. Both Jia and I agreed that the cake was rather dry for our liking but the cream cheese frosting was decent enough.

Sweet as Sara
Unit 7, Block A,
Ground Floor,
Setia Kenangan 2,
Simpang: 150-17-20, Lot 5788,
Kampung Kiulap, BE1318,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8886169 (WhatsApp)