Review: Happy Cream & Co.

I had finally tried out Happy Cream & Co. last Tuesday evening after work. I went to The Mall as I needed to stock up on my regular hair serum from Winmark. I had been hearing good things about the handcrafted ice-creams from Happy Cream & Co. . I’m even considering getting a pint of one of their flavors from Supa Save Mata-Mata but haven’t come around on deciding which flavor to get though.

Chee Fun, San Diann, Shew Hiang and I had tried three of their handcrafted ice-cream flavors from Games & Lattes last Sunday evening. We had Vanilla Bean, Matcha and Teh Tarik. We loved the Teh Tarik flavor the most. Having found out that Happy Cream & Co. is also serving Earl Grey flavor from their website, I decided to try it out.

Earl Grey | B$3.50

I’m not an Earl Grey person before. Having tried Earl Grey Lavender flavor from Creamier Gilman Barracks from Singapore earlier this month , I fell in love with the flavor. The Earl Grey flavor from Happy Cream & Co. is good in my opinion but I think I’d like it better if the flavor has been stronger. Honestly speaking, this is entirely subjective to personal preference.

They are serving in either single or double scoops. B$3.50 for single scoop and B$6 for double scoops. You can have the scoop(s) served in either cone or cup. Apparently, I had mine served on a cone for photography purpose and I didn’t eat the cone by the time I am done with the ice-cream. I like that scoop served comes pretty compacted if you know what I mean and it doesn’t melt as easily as soft-serve ice-cream does. I don’t mind returning again to try out their other flavors.

Happy Cream & Co.
Unit 1.35A,
The Mall Abdul Razak Complex,
Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam


18082017 / Little Audrey’s Café

After our dinner at BAKE 250°C, Jennifer was saying that she was craving for sweet desserts. We thought of getting our dessert fix at BAKE 250°C but the choice was limited. They had Brownies, Chicken Pie and Chocolate Nutella Cake but none caught our fancy. So, we decided to hop “next door” to Little Audrey’s Café for their Durian Cheese Tart.

Unfortunately, it was sold out but they did have some Fresh Durian Cake. However, I did not feel like having it at the time. Probably because I am not up to desserts with cream frosting? So, I thought why not choose a dessert off their menu? And we ended up having …

Morning Glory | B$9.90

brioche French toast with seasonal fruits, mascarpone, blueberry compote and maple syrup

Our platter was nicely presented and it looked appetizingly good! It came with two slices of thick brioche French toast. Seasonal fruits consisted of fresh mangoes, strawberries and blueberries, sprinkled with granola and some nuts. The brioche French toast was good with tad buttery taste in it.

Little Audrey’s Café
Unit 9, Ground Floor,
Block A, Q-Lap Complex,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8910711

08082017 / Cake Rush, Miri

After breakfast at Chua Café around Marina ParkCity, we headed to Bintang Megamall for some window shopping to kill time before heading to the next destination. It was still early in the morning and some of the shops were not open yet. 淡水缘味古早味蛋糕 hailed from Taiwan had opened up an outlet on the ground floor of Bintang Megamall. It was still early but the queue was long.

My colleague was tempted to try their cakes so I told her that if you really wanted it, you have to queue for it. She queued for it. I was not interested but Mom was. So, she got my colleague to help her buy a slice without queuing. Mom and I window shopped on the first floor until my colleague called when she got the cakes. The average queuing time was 45 minutes to 1 hour.

I cannot tell what flavors they have altogether as I did not queue for it. I knew that they have Original and Cheese flavors. But of course, the choices are definitely more than the two which I mentioned. Original flavor is priced at RM18 while RM25 for Cheese. I liked the soft and fluffy texture of the sponge cake and the sweetness level was just right. However, it is not something that would leave me craving for more.

After we were done window shopping at Bintang Megamall, Mom suggested that we exit the building early before lunch traffic hits in. Mom wanted to get some Steamed Yam Bun from 烧包. I parked my car across Cake Rush and we walked to 烧包 only to find that they were not selling Steamed Yam Bun for the day.

We then walked back to Cake Rush and got ourselves some coffees and desserts to munch on. As I am on a strictly no coffee diet, I made do with their Uji Matcha Latte.

Uji Matcha Latte

Cafe Mocha

Matcha Adzuki Bean Chocolate Cake

This is one of their latest creations. I am a huge of fan of matcha and chocolate combination. The chocolate layer at the bottom was absolutely delicious sandwiched with cooked adzuki beans. The sweetness level was just perfect and it paired even better with Uji Matcha Latte!

P/S: If you are wondering why there were no pricing in this blog entry, I had forgotten the pricing and I do not want to input them based on my vague memory.

Cake Rush
Lot 862, Ground Floor,
Jalan Permaisuri,
Miri, Sarawak,
East Malaysia

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?

Unit B7, Ground Floor,
Shakirin Complex,
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,
Negara Brunei Darussalam