Most-worth Western food + best frozen Yogurt

On a random weekday night, we were craving for some western food! And thats when we decided to head to:

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Rock & Ash
Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
#B1-03
Singapore 039594

Rock & Ash is at the Marina Square New Link.

Take the escalator down from Esplanade Exchange and you walk along the wide walkway.

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Rock & Ash serves the most-worth it western food (continue reading to understand why I say this). And especially when they have this promotion, when joining their Facebook page, would get a 20% off when using Nets! This offer is great as I managed to minus off $10 of my entire bill!

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Medium Rockin’ Fries ($2.90) that I chose, Wasabi Mayo and Garlic Mayo. Sauces are an additional charge of $1 each. The fries and dips are made fresh daily, so it tasted piping hot and delicious! I was so glad that the sauce didn’t taste overpowering like how other dips with mayo tasted like.

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Rockin’ Pork Burger ($7.90) with Inferno Cheese (additional $1). I took a few mouthfuls from WC for this burger, and the whole burger with the inferno cheese sauce tasted really delicious and yummy! Totally worth the price!

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Fried Dory Fish Fillet ( $10.90). This fish fillet tasted really fresh! However, there was a lot of flour added to the fish before frying, and so there was very little meat left. Not really worth the price!

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Overview of what we ordered! And also, I forgot to mention that all set meals come with free-flow drinks and soup of the day!

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But of course, we always order more than we can eat! We also ordered their popular Pork Knuckle ($25.90) to share. This is almost half the cost of Brotzeit’s pork knuckle. Although it doesn’t taste as juicy and chewy as Brotzeit’s, it is still a great dish when you are craving for pork knuckles that are cheap and good.

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After chatting and walking around Marina Square, we went to the store beside Rock & Ash- Llao Llao. Its a new frozen yogurt which originates from Spain, and currently, it has come ashore to our sunny island! Singapore is its 1st outlet, outside Spain (and I’m so glad it came!).

I have always loved frozen yogurt, and always loved trying out the new yogurt stores that were popping up one by one, all over Singapore!

And a few that I tried were Yami yogurt, Red mango, Frolick, Sogurt, Tutti Frutti and Yoguru.

Previously, I really loved Yami a lot, but its standard pretty much dropped after it had it became too frozen till it became tasteless! Sogurt and Tutti Frutti are great if you want to try interesting yogurt flavours, like Red Velvet (Sogurt) and Cookies and Cream (Sogurt/ Tutti Frutti) yogurt, and you pay the amount based on the weight of how many toppings and yogurt you have filled into your cup.

Red mango and Frolick is not too bad, but after trying Yoguru, I became a loyal supporter of Yoguru (as the yogurt tasted smoother)! So Yoguru was a benchmark for me when I tried Llao Llao. But when I tried the small sample size that they were distributing outside their shop, I knew that Llao Llao would have a high chance of beating my all-time favourite Yoguru!

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Range of toppings.

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This is special- sauces. I have not seen this in other yogurt places, as other places mainly serve syrups like Hershey’s chocolate syrup! So sauces with yogurt = interesting combination.

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Fruits + yogurt is always a healthier option!

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Omgod, their sanum looks great! Gotta try it soon!

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And so,this was what I chose. Medium-sized yogurt with caramelized cookie, OREO and raffaello. So glad that I listened to the girl who recommended to us the caramelized cookie and raffaello, as these 3 tasted really refreshing when combined together. The caramelized cookie tastes like roasted biscuit crumbs with a sweet tinge to it, and the raffaello, which is actually a sauce made up of coconut, peanut and white chocolate looked starchy when placed with the yogurt, but it blended really well with the yogurt itself!

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Their cute menu cards, which are made up of the yogurt. So innovative snd appetising!

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Sanum, I will definitely go back and try you!!!

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The entire toppings range!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Overall, I would definitely head back to Llao Llao. Definitely. It just replaced my craze with Yoguru, and I’m so thankful that I took the sample from the girl who asked us to try it. Exaggerated, but I really love this yogurt A LOT! Its definitely smoother, silker, and really really awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

So please go try it, even if the seats are really few, its really worth the try! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Penny University

Welcome to the next post for my food blog!

This post is really deeply etched inside my mind, as its the end of my Uni exams year 1. And so when my friend Nisa (I call her Sha la la), told us about this interesting Halal cafe which sells awesome desserts (cupcakes and cakes) called Penny University, I was like ‘this sounds great!’

And boy, was I right when I saw that the cafe was crowded at around 4pm on a Wednesday!

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Sounds like something fun and great to explore!

402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997

Tue – Thu: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
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What greeted us at the counter- a simplistic view of what coffee they have! More drinks are stated at the main menu!

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The huge spread of cakes that were so enticing! I just couldn’t wait to try!

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Strawberry Lemon Meringue ($7). The cake crust and its meringue tasted nice, but however, the rest of the cake was too sour for my liking. I will only eat this again when I’m super tired and need a perk-me-up dessert!

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Cherry Pie ($8). This pie, like the lemon meringue was quite sour! The top crust was that of a pie, but again, it was too sour for my liking, and I didn’t really like how hard the whole cake texture was.

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Chocolate caramel pudding ($7.50). This was one of the best cake I ever had from the cafe, and I really loved how the chocolate and caramel blended so well, and doesn’t make one feel that it is too filling! The cake tasted moderately sweet, and I would give thisย a 5/5!

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Banoffee pie ($7). This cake have a slight tinge of toffee to the banana cream cake, which results in a stronger aromatic smell of the cake than the other cakes that we tried! This cake is thumbs-up!

Personally, I would definitely go back to Penny U, if I’m looking for a great cafe with fabulous cakes (although 2 of it was pretty disappointing, but I would head back to try their other cakes), and of course, how can one forget about their cupcakes?

On the day that I went, the owner from Fluff Bakery had something on, and so cupcakes weren’t delivered! Felt so disappointed, as I heard ravings for their Nutella Red Velvet cupcakes! But its alright, as I definitely know I will be heading back again!

And in case you are wondering, Fluff Bakery delivers to Penny U, at around 830-9am and at 12pm. However, it is better to check their instagram the day before, to avoid disappointments!

This is their instagram link: http://web.stagram.com/n/fluffbakery

Soon after, we headed to this coffee shop called Tang Tea House @ Simpang Bedok.

357 Bedok Rd, Singapore 469545
Monday to Sundays: 11am-4am

A place for the East side people, if you are feeling hungry and its way past midnight!

This coffee shop sells all Halal food and Fana said she wanted to try their dimsum!

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Siew mai. This siew mai uses chicken which is both tender and juicy, just like how the Chinese siew mai tastes like! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Prawn Chee Cheong Fun. This tastes pretty plain even with the sesame seeds and light soy sauce, so I won’t advise choosing this.
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Har-kow. This was pretty disappointing, as the har-kow skin was too sticky, and starchy, proving that too much flour was used when preparing this dish.

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Xiao Long Bao. Their xiao long bao tasted exactly like the Chinese ones, and the juice which was hidden in the xiao long bao would be even nicer if it was piping hot!

And so.. that completes my food exploration in the East for a day! Glad that we managed to explore a few places that were not too bad!

With that, please look out for my next post! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sweet tooth

Hi again, foodies alert! So my exams was stressing me out (UOL exams = super x1000000 stressed out mode)

So, before my exams ended I wanted to eat something sweet cause when you are stressed, you need to eat desserts!

And so I decided to try something I have always love, and that’s cupcakes but from Plain Vanilla!

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Plain Vanilla
Tiong Bahru Estate: 1D Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168641

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They have a special flavour every week, and for the weekย  that I went, it was Peanut Butter Jelly.

And this was what I ordered,

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Red velvet, cinnamon brown sugar, peanut butter jelly and salted caramel! Each cupcake costs $3.50 or $19 for every half dozen.

Personally, the cupcakes tasted sweeter and its frosting at the top is thicker than 12 cupcakes. But if you are someone who loves sweet stuff, these cupcakes would be your favourite!

After 4 of my tedious papers, my friend also introduced me to this lovely place:

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Ever felt that there are very few Halal places where one can relax and eat food that are neither Italian or Western? Discover this restaurant which serves Halal Swedish food!

Fika Swedish Cafรฉ and Bistro
#01-20 Millenia Walk,
9 Raffles Boulevard
Opening hours:
Sun-Wed 11am-10pm
Thu-Sat 11am-11pm

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Strawberry cheesecake (~$3.90-$7.90)! The cake was moderately sweet! This is a cake more suitable for sharing than eating alone, as one might feel that it gets a little filling after a few bites.

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Nutty caramel fudge (~$3.90-$7.90) . This cake is perfect, and the combination of caramel nuts at the top, chocolate and biscuit crumbs at its base makes this whole cake worth the try!

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Swedish Strawberry Cream ($7.50). Tea can help to cleanse our palate, and so we ordered this Swedish Strawberry Cream. However, I would have decided to go for something more simple in taste, like Earl Grey Creme, as this tea blends in with the 2 cakes that we ate. And the cost of $7.50 for the tea is quite expensive, so I would top up a little money and try something special, like their soft drinks that are imported from Sweden!

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Happy us after eating! Thanks Haz for introducing us to this lovely restaurant!

So overall, I would definitely head back to Fika to try its main dishes (didn’t manage to try these as we were too full from our lunch), and try their soft drinks and other desserts that have already been sold out from their counters!

Thanks for reading, and next post will be another new food haunt! ๐Ÿ™‚