Gecory: Italy Gelato Coffee Pastry @ Clementi Avenue 2

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One thing I love about social media is that you can find new food hunts from other people’s feeds. I happened to chance upon Gecory, which stands for GElato, COffee and pastRY, through Nicholas’ Instagram account (@stormscape) and saw that the cafe was actually pretty near my place.

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It has been about two months since Gecory opened its doors here at Clementi Avenue 2, just opposite the MRT station. The cafe prides itself on its selection of 12 standard and four seasonal handmade gelato flavours. In addition to that, the brightly lit and cheerful interior of the cafe definitely draws you in.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Now at Resorts World Sentosa!

Did you know that Krispy Kreme has opened an outlet at Resorts World Sentosa? It is the first doughnut chain to open its doors on location. Also, this would make it the seventh Krispy Kreme outlet in Singapore. An accomplishment for a chain that first opened in Singapore at Tangs Orchard in October 2013. I also just found out that their commissary kitchen is halal certified.

We went down on the opening day to try out some of the newer offerings like the mini doughnuts and Kool Kreme Ultimate Dessert!

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[Newly Opened] Hvala Waffle Bar at 313@Somerset

Everyday I’m waffling! Just joking. The waffle craze is apparently not dying yet, seeing that another form of waffle has just popped up. Hvala Waffle Bar is offering not round waffles, not square waffles, but thin waffles on a stick! While the waffles do come with a stick, you may request for it to come without or even cut into smaller pieces for sharing.

This waffle bar at the basement of 313@Somerset is operated by a husband and wife pair, Benmin (featured above) and Lynette. The waffle batter is mixed by hand and are categorised into “Fruitalicious” and “Timeless Desserts.”

We ordered every flavour that they had! However, if you would like to be creative, you may customise your own waffle, starting from $2.50 for a basic waffle and $0.50 to $1 for each topping.

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On The Table @ Pasir Panjang

After so many recommendations by my sis, who loves going to On The Table, I finally made it here. The cafe is located along Pasir Panjang Road and just a stone’s throw away from Pasir Panjang MRT Station.

I liked the decor of the place but found it rather dim for photo-taking even with all the light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. However, the fact that the cafe does not charge GST and service charge kind of makes up for it.

Fries with Truffle Mayo ($8). Fries with truffle infused Parmesan mayo. Initially we read the menu wrongly and thought that it was the usual truffle fries. Imagine our indignation when we could not taste any hint of truffle on the fries.

However, after dipping our fries into the bowl of mayo, we realised that the essence of the appetizer was actually in the small dish!

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FATCAT Ice Cream Bar @ Bedok North

I finally made it to FATCAT Ice Cream Bar! After checking out the one-week-old The Burning Oak, I made my way down to try this dessert place, which is in the same area. I have been seeing so many awesome pictures of their desserts on Instagram that I had to try it for myself. 

While there was a queue outside, we got a seat straightaway since it was just the two of us. Fortunately, we managed to score for ourselves the window seat.

One of their plated desserts, Banana Nutella Dessert ($9). The plated desserts on offer each day differ due to the fresh ingredients they can get hold of. There were only ten of these left when I got there an hour after opening. The pina colada spheres were already sold out!

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Journey to The East (of Singapore)

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I joined my good friend Vivienne for a cafe-hopping afternoon in the east of Singapore. While Singapore is a small island, I seldom explore the Katong/ East Coast/ Joo Chiat area because it is very far from my house and that was proven yesterday when it took me almost two hours by bus to reach there.

Since I was going to be in the area for a tasting later that night, I thought to reach there a few hours ahead and make the most of my afternoon there by hitting as many food outlets as my stomach could possibly take.

Here are some of the places we managed to cover:

1. Tiferet Tea Room

Tiferet Tea Room is located on the second floor of Katong V. The brightly lit interior and full length windows allow for great photo-taking opportunities.

Tiferet aims to encourage healthy lifestyle and living through tea drinking and tea culture. The tea room sources their tea from from major tea-producing countries such as China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia. You can find a variety of tea options, ranging from green to black tea, and pot sizes from small (for one person) to large (for two to three persons).

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Since it was our first stop, we ordered a large pot of tea to share and had our lunch here too. The Aglio Olio ($9.90) only came with vegetables and the spread of oil was kind of scary. Vivienne ordered the Dim Sum Platter ($8), which of course was nowhere near good dim sum standard. Nonetheless, we were not that disappointed as we did not expect a tea room to serve excellent savoury food.

The Yuzu Black Tea ($12) which has undergone full fermentation, has a dark red colouration. It is also supposed to be an effective stress reliever. The tea was very aromatic but we could not distinguish any yuzu flavour at all.

Tiferet Tea Room
30 East Coast Road, #02-17,
Katong V, Singapore 428751
Tel: 9737 0530
Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1000-2200hrs

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