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Ah Chew Dessert Bugis

For over a year we have seen long lines of an evening and sometimes during the day at the large hole in the wall that is Ah Chew Dessert. It happens to be directly next door to the entrance to our apartment. Given the lines can be over an hour long, on a food street where half the stores are actually dessert stores (most of the rest are hotpot stores of some kind) we decided it must be good if it is worth the wait. You would think if it wasn’t worth it people would go to one of the many alternatives. Generally, they don’t though. This is the kind of thing Triston doesn’t like so we haven’t been. Today, I was super thirsty but also energy-less after a very stressful day/afternoon. I decided that I was going to try it and Triston came along. Now, you may think that I ordered two dishes because I wanted to try it. In fact, Triston ordered two. They were fairly cheap and he wasn’t sure if he …

Astons Bugis Plus

One of the things that showed on my health screen was that I have low red blood cells along with low blood pressure and some kind of mild infection. We don’t really know what to do for the low blood pressure as my sodium levels are at the higher end of fine so I can’t just add a heap of salt to things. Randomly we decided I ought to have some steak and we remembered a place over in Buigs Plus, which is a chain so there are a number of stores around the island. Astons. Under the pressure of ordering before being seated I chose the pork ribs. Who can go past some tasty BBQ pork ribs? Only to be told by Triston upon being seated that a chicken leg/thigh probably has the same amount of iron and I really should have gotten the steak. Oh well, too late now. Triston did get the steak and we shared. Both dishes were pretty tasty and fairly well priced compared to similar sized dishes in Bugis …

Purple sweet potato waffle cone

Soft serve isn’t something that I particularly like but McDonald’s in Singapore has limited-time flavours. I like the Bandung flavour and peach ice tea. Currently, the offering is Purple sweet potato waffle cone. Usually, they don’t come with a waffle cone, just the standard cone. I would generally go for a twice just in case the flavour is too strong, or not nice, at least I can “water it down” with vanilla. Purple sweet potato waffle cone doesn’t come with a twist offering. I have had a couple, they are super tasty. Triston will get himself a treat as well and that means there are not enough hands for the photo of my waffle cone. If you have the chance, grab one. The prices do vary, I think I have seen some stores with the price up around $3.20. Our local store is just $2.00 and this is the 24 hour store just a little further away, also just $2.000.

Baker and Cook Bugis

The Intercontinental Hotel in Bugis has a bakery called Baker and Cook. When we filmed our episode of House Hunters we had breakfast at the Baker and Cook one morning. They took so long to be bothered to start on our order it was frustrating. As the only people in the store we expected it to be fast. They waited 7 minutes and yes, I was timing it. Then just as they were about to start to make/prepare/create our order one by one 3 sets of other customers came it. Our quick stop for a coffee and snack before filming took 40 minutes. By the time we got out food, we had no time to eat it. That was so annoying. Anyway, today, sulking slightly because I had my specialist appointment I decided I wanted a pie and I remembered they sold them. I asked for it to be take away as I didn’t have 40 minutes to wait. Service appeared faster but it is hard to say that it was for sure. I didn’t …

Butter Studio Bugis Junction

I thought we would get a cake when my parents came to visit but there just wasn’t much time. So, finally, we decided to get one. Salted caramel red velvet cake. The cake has been staring at me for weeks, months even. Butter Studio opened just a couple of months ago. It was a juice bar before. The popcorn, pretzel and waffle cone all looked nice but they were a little stale and/or soggy. I am not sure getting the cake any fresher would alleviate that issue. As for the cake, it was soft, fluffy, moist. Red velvet-y. So, it tasted like chocolate cake. The frosting was tasty. I am pretty sure it had glitter on it. It was kind of expensive but cake in Singapore is. Nice and tasty as a cake but the things that make it pretty were a little disappointing.

Valentine’s day lunch Sydney

So this Valentines’s day we were going to be apart but then Triston booked his flight to help me organise stuff in Sydney. Before he arrived but after he booked his ticket we found out a lot of the things I needed help with no longer needed to be done. Handy and not. We had the Park Hyatt Sydney booked for Thursday and Friday nights but the annoying task of selling all the random stuff in our apartment was far too time-consuming for us to be able to proceed. Sadly we cancelled. Although we probably shouldn’t have because we pissed the time away and didn’t achieve a whole lot. I have a whinge about that on my gumtree selling post. Anyhoo, because we were home and not somewhere fancy and refreshing we didn’t really celebrate. Nice to be together, that is for sure. Instead of glamour and luxury, we had lunch at Jumbo Thai in Pyrmont. It was an old favourite. It costs quite a bit more than we pay in Singapore but it is …

Miam Miam Bugis Junction

Miam Miam is on level 2 of Bugis Junction, on the BHG side, not the foodcourt side. Occasionally we will walk past. They have big soufflé pancakes advertised which look amazing. Traditional soufflés are on the menu too as well as french toast. So, for whatever reason, we decided to go for dinner and have pasta because if you see a pancake you like, why not have pasta? Triston went with the Modern Yaki, and he thought the name was fitting. He thought it was yucky. That is a shame. I had the Carbonara. It was decent. Maybe too traditional for me. A little too salty. I think that makes it a good one, the properly made ones do tend to be salty. Too salty for me. The meals were decently large which meant we had no room for the pancakes. We sat for a while to try and wait for hunger to return but we were just too full. We still haven’t had a sweet at Miam and I reckon they would be tasty. …

Monster curry – Suntec

Monster curry is a large chain. You may have heard of it. Before arriving in Singapore we hadn’t. We have dined at both the Bugis and Suntec Monster Curry outlets. Generally, we will go on a week day lunch to take advantage of their lunch special. You basically pay standard price for the curry but you get a soup, drink and ice cream for free. It is actually a really large meal and one is probably enough between two, yet, we get one each. We have had Monster Curry for dinner and just shared one dish with extra rice. Yet, at lunch time we go with one each and all the extras. Weird. I guess that is marketing for you. You get to choose hot spicy you want the curry. Triston will go for none or 1 and I usually go with a 3. Every time, they give mine to Triston. I guess it is just assumed the male can handle heat better. Not sure why that is the assumption, it is nice and emasculating …

Sofra – Shaw Tower, Beach Road

Tombik is a dish I hadn’t heard of before Singapore. In fact we were living there over a year before I even heard of it there. It is like a kebab but instead of on a flat bead is it on a nice Turkish bread roll. Triston had one with a work college at a different store and then took me a few weeks later. On my way to have lunch with him one time I saw it on the Menu at Sofra and it was actually listed as cheaper. The amazing thing is their listed price includes the tax. That is almost unheard of in Singapore. They also have a lunch set special which comes with a drink. $8.90 including tax and a drink. I can eat cheaper in Singapore but I can’t really eat Turkish food cheaper in Singapore so it is amazing value. Plus it is a sit in restaurant, quite a large one at that. In Shaw Tower on Beach Road is happens to be half way between our apartment and …

Shake Shack Jewel Changi

My flight to Australia is fast approaching. I will be super busy when I arrive. We weren’t sure how early I should leave for the airport and after I checked in a delay was posted for the flight. Later, the answer was we should have left later than we did. With time to fill but not wanting to sit alone in the airport, albeit in the Qantas lounge, we had dinner. My choice, Shake Shack. I had the smoke shack and Triston had the standard shack. We both had a vanilla milk shake but I added malt onto mine. As far as burgers go, they delivered everything you expect from shake shack (or Betty’s Burgers if you have not had shake shack before but happen to live near Betty’s like we used to in Darling Harbour). The burgers were fine. I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat them. The milkshakes were great. My shake was better than the burger, I thought. My shake was super thick and very malty. Triston’s plain vanilla was …