Revelry Waffle Specialty Cafe Singapore Review

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The day after we got back from our Japan trip, we woke up early to run some errands and had local breakfast before heading back home to unpack all our luggages. It sure felt good to have so much accomplished in one day and we just had to reward ourselves by indulging in brunch in the late afternoon! I was googling for cafes in the West and Revelry was one of the cafes which sparked my interest. Revelry is a relatively new waffle specialty cafe located at Lorong Kilat, which is just a 15-minute drive from our place.

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Besides its specialty in serving up sweet and savoury waffles, Revelry is a circus themed cafe which boasts very colorful and lively decor and paintings. Entering the cafe makes me happy already!

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Youngest diner in the house!

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I was surprised when these were handed to us. Not your usual menu! Apart from their extensive selection of waffles, they also serve other sides, pastas, desserts, etc.

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Haha as usual, I took a loooong time deciding on which waffle to try. I always end up having the same thing though — smoked salmon and eggs! No regrets there as the Waffle Royale ($17.50) was really good! Loved the waffle which was crisp on the outside while buttery soft inside. I plan to try the O.K Waffle Pizza on my next visit! Otah, kai lan and mozzarella sounds divine!

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The husband ordered the Chicken and Waffles ($17) which seem to be one of the more popular items. It’s hard to resist fried food, isn’t it? Hehe. Well, no calories were wasted! The fried chicken was really tender, juicy, and you end up with a layer of grease on your lips.

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We were tempted to try their sweet waffles but decided to save it for our next visit. If you are planning to drop by soon, do note that parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and free all day on Sundays. Stay connected with us on www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy :)

Revelry
21 Lorong Kilat,
#01-02
Singapore 598123 (opposite Beauty World)
Tel: +65 9278 0466

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed & Thur
11am – 10pm
Fri
11am -11pm
Sat
10am – 11pm
Sun
10am – 10pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)

Rise and Grind Coffee Co. Singapore Food Review

Invited Tasting

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RISE AND GRIND! Isn’t that pretty much what most of us do everyday? Haha. Prior to my first visit to Rise and Grind Coffee Co. at Bukit Timah Plaza, I had walked past this cafe once and found it interesting that the cafe is not exactly located within the shopping centre but right outside, on its own. If I hadn’t passed by Rise and Grind Coffee Co. before, I think I would have a hard time finding it!

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I’m a fan of green tea, so I ordered the Iced Matcha Latte ($6.50) which was full-bodied and pretty good stuff! Just make sure you don’t take too long to finish your drink as it will become diluted when the ice starts to melt.

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Rise and Grind Coffee Co. serves breakfast and brunch till 3pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends. I chose Ocean’s Thirteen ($17) because of the movie and also, I love smoked salmon! Poached eggs and smoked salmon are always a winning combination and this time was no different. The poached eggs were just perfect, with its molten yolk oozing out when our knives cut through them. I couldn’t really taste the yuzu in the yuzu hollandaise but nevertheless, it was light and refreshing when combined with the beetroot yogurt.

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We have a thing for mentaiko and it was our first time eating Sweet Potato Fries with Mentaiko Mayonnaise Sauce ($10). Initially, we didn’t quite know what to expect since sweet potato is sweet and mentaiko is salty. We were pleasantly surprised that both flavors went really well together!

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Little misschewy couldn’t resist her favorite fries and reached out for some.

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Thumbs up!

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We were also recommended the RGC Honey Wings ($9) which seem to be one of their more popular items on the menu. I really liked how crispy the skin was, while its meat was tender and juicy. The sticky sweet honey wings definitely make a great dish for sharing among friends!

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Rise and Grind Coffee Co. offers a wide variety of mains and we certainly had a tough time choosing. We finally decided on Tom Yam Seafood Pasta ($17) which proved to be a great choice! We had tried the tom yam seafood pasta at 49 Seats previously, and found it ridiculously salty. The one at Rise and Grind Coffee Co. tastes so much better! The creamy tom yam sauce was flavorful and easy to stomach as it wasn’t overly rich or creamy. We also found a decent amount of prawns, squid and mussels in our pasta! Now I know where to head to when the tom yam pasta craving hits!

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We were feeling quite full so we chose a smaller dessert for sharing. Homaigawd the sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream screams awesomeness please. It was really one of the BEST sticky date puddings we have tried so far, if not THE BEST. Sticky date pudding served warm and moist, and topped with vanilla ice cream, this is really heaven.

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Do check out Rise and Grind Coffee Co. if you haven’t! Everything on the menu is less than $20! :)
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Rise and Grind Coffee Co.
Bukit Timah Plaza
1 Jalan Anak Bukit
#L1-CA1, (Opposite DBS bank)
Singapore 588996

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu and Sun
9am – 9pm
Tue
9am – 4.30pm
Fri and Sat
9am – 10pm

Valentine’s Day Celebration 2016 @ Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House, Gemmill Lane

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Helloooo! We are back with a short update on how we spent Valentine’s Day this year! Since it coincided with 人日 and Chanelle also has music classes on Sundays, misterchewy and I decided to celebrate the occasion a day earlier.

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A week before, I texted the hubs while at work that I wanted to try the lobster roll at Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House for our Valentine’s Day celebration, to which he replied, “Ok! Your call!” I bet he was secretly relieved that he was off the hook for being spared the responsibility and possibly, pressure, of having to search for a suitable lunch or dinner venue. Hehe. We opted for lunch because the lobster roll is only available during lunch and not dinner!

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Our complimentary starter of mini corn bread served with homemade butter that was sprinkled with paprika was warm and crumbly.

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We indulged in Half Dozen Oysters ($48) from Wellfleet, Marion Port and Katama Bay, which were featured on the ‘Special’ signboard. Our least favorite were the Wellfleet oysters as they were considerably less meaty and the taste was not as robust. I loved the Katama Bay oysters the most for its briny flavor which was a little too strong for misterchewy’s liking and he preferred the Marion Port oysters. We didn’t try the champagne vinegar that came with the oysters as we felt that just a squeeze of lemon juice was good enough!

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We also ordered another side dish to share. The Lobster Mac & Cheese ($26) was interestingly topped with some crushed Ritz pretzels.

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The macaroni was fairly al dente and the sauce was of a cheesy, creamy consistency. We found a few chunks of lobster meat and felt that this dish was pretty mediocre. Totally no wow factor there.

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The husband had his Lamb Chops ($82) cooked medium. Although a little on the salty side, the well-marinated lamb chops were remarkably juicy and tender, with a wonderful smokey flavor.

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I wasn’t exactly impressed by the size of my Lobster Roll ($48) for the price that we paid. But hey, at least it was quite well-endowed. Lol. To reiterate, the lobster roll is only featured on their lunch menu. I didn’t like that the bun was soft and would certainly have preferred it to be a little more toasted and crusty. The steamed lobster chunks with homemade aioli were firm and tasted buttery sweet.

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Our total bill came up to about $240 after taxes.

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy, @misterchewy and @little_miss_chewy :)

Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House
22 Gemmill Lane
Singapore 069257
Tel: 6221 4468

Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat
12pm – Midnight
(Last order at 11:45pm)
Closed on Sundays

Dim Sum at Wan Hao, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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Helloooo! It’s been awhile.. And yup, I’m still trying to keep myself motivated when it comes to blogging. These days, I don’t even feel like switching on my laptop. Haha ok but I really do feel bad for neglecting this space so here are some photos of the dim sum that we had at Wan Hao, Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel when we met up with Misstamchiak late last year!

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Crispy pork belly

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Har Gau

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Siew Mai

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Char Siew Sou

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Pan-fried carrot cake

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Steamed pork dumplings

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Salted egg yolk buns

Food was generally quite good. It was a pity we couldnt find congee on the menu as we wanted to order that for Little misschewy. Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy, @misterchewy and @little_miss_chewy :)

Vita Italiana Singapore Review

Tasting Invite

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Singaporeans are a really lucky bunch. With new restaurants sprouting up ever so often, we can safely say that the F&B scene in Singapore is a very vibrant and exciting one. Vita Italiana is a new Italian restaurant located along Mosque Street and is barely 6 months old. We were hosted by Chef Jeremy, one of the co-owners who has an impressive 15 years of invaluable experience working in the kitchens at Tower Club, Da Paolo, Bel Mondo, etc. He had even operated a “chap chye png’ stall alongside his wife in a primary school!

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Vita Italiana is a small and cosy restaurant which seats about 35 to 40 comfortably. Definitely a nice place for that first date or anniversary celebration!

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We had some homemade bread with pesto while waiting for our food to arrive. The bread was warm and had a nice chewy bite to it.

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True to its name, the Cappuccino ai Porcini ($12) arrived looking exactly like a cup of cappuccino. Four types of mushroom were used in addition to truffle foam. Dusted with a pinch of cocoa powder, this mushroom soup tasted hearty and had a wonderfully rich earthy taste. You know what they say – best for a cold, rainy day!

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We tried two types of pizza, the Carbonara ($22) and Bismarck ($24). According to Chef Jeremy, due to certain constraints, Vita Italiana does not use a wood fire oven for their pizza but I don’t see any problem with that as the pizza was very fluffy and crisp around the edges. Interestingly, beer is used make the pizza dough which results in a hint of fragrance and flavor in the pizza.

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We tackled the carbonara pizza first, which consisted of roasted garlic cream, mozzarella, bacon, egg, onion marmalade and parmigiano. The flavors worked harmoniously well together that we found ourselves licking our fingers clean. The Bismarck ($24) pizza was also a winner, with balanced notes of sweet, sour and savory. We absolutely loved the soft egg in the middle and we even used the slices of pizza to soak up as much egg yolk as possible.

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We don’t usually order ravioli but Vita Italiana’s Ravioli al Granchio ($26) homemade ravioli certainly left a lasting impression on us. The vodka tomato cream sauce was very rich and had a sharp, bright flavor which screams delicious!

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The pieces of ravioli were al dente and such a joy biting into. We were also very impressed by how generously stuffed the pieces of ravioli were, with fresh crabmeat and thyme. It was a brilliant idea to include thyme as it adds a subtle aroma to the overall dish and has a slightly minty flavor to balance out the heaviness of the vodka tomato cream sauce. This is definitely a very well-executed dish!

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Upon learning from Chef Jeremy that the Maiale al Forno ($28) involves a very arduous cooking process, we just had to appreciate this dish even more. One of the steps involves the sous vide cooking method, which allows the flavor to be locked in and its essence is amplified as the pork is cooked in its own natural juices. The pork crackling was perfectly crispy and the meat-to-fat ratio was an optimal one. It also helped that some orange juice had been drizzled over the pork for that slightly zesty flavor.

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I have a sweet tooth but sometimes, I just prefer my desserts to be not so sweet. Vita Italiana’s Tiramisu di Vita ($12) isn’t ridiculously sweet and also scored in more ways than one. The cake was moist and spongy, while the delicious creamy taste was simply unforgettable!

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Just when we thought we didn’t have room for any more food, the Tortino di cioccolato con cuore fondente ($12) had a surprise element which we could not resist. The chocolate lava cake had a Gorgonzola centre filling which made the overall taste so much more interesting! Who would have thought that blue cheese and chocolate could go so well together! Chef Jeremy told us that it was actually an accidental invention in the kitchen! If you are not a fan of blue cheese, there is also a peanut butter option.

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Chef Jeremy recommended this Ciu Ciu Tebaldo Marche Bianco IGT, Italy wine which was a great pairing for most of the dishes we tried. This wine is not readily available elsewhere, so be sure to try it when you are at Vita Italiana!

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Vita Italiana is also selling a wide range of top quality Italian Christmas Cakes, Panettone and Pandoro. If you are looking for something for your Christmas party, do check out the selection here!

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The husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at Vita Italiana. The food certainly surpassed our expectations and we highly recommend Vita Italiana to all our readers and friends. We can’t wait to revisit this fabulous restaurant! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy, @misterchewy and @little_miss_chewy :)

Vita Italiana
38 Mosque Street
Tel: 6220 0093

Opening Hours:
Sun to Thu and PH
12pm – 10pm
Fri, Sat and Eve of PH
12pm – 10.30pm

Casa Verde at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Hello everybardy! Oh yes, Little misschewy’s expression says it all. Whutttt it’s Monday again..! Hahaha. We had a pretty good weekend and the little one stayed over at my parents’ place as usual. Yesterday, we met up with misterchewy’s secondary school buddies for lunch at Botanical Gardens because Casa Verde is a pet-friendly restaurant and one of the couples had planned to bring their dog along. We have never been to a restaurant or cafe that allows pets so it was quite an eye-opening experience for us!

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Hmm.. Mummy, what are we going to have for lunch?

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Some quick snaps of the food around our table!

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I had the All Day Gourmet Breakfast ($18) which was just mediocre really. The scrambled eggs were too watery for my liking. Little misschewy liked the mushrooms and kept asking for more.

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Chanelle and Oscar! Sorry I forgot what’s the breed but he’s such a handsome dog, isn’t he! Some of these pics were taken by Cheng Xiang.

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I’m afraid of dogs and cats so here’s Qihui trying to get Chanelle to stroke Oscar’s fur. Haha.

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Alicia and Chanelle are about 6 to 7 months apart but Alicia is a big eater! Very impressed by her appetite!

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This photo got feel or not? LOL. You know it’s like those typical OOTD pose.

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It was a lot of fun for Little misschewy as it was her first time running around on grass. There were many other children and dogs but she paid no attention to them. Hahaha.

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Have a great week ahead! Stay connected with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/missuschewy and on Instagram @missuschewy, @misterchewy and @little_miss_chewy :)

Casa Verde
1 Cluny Rd
Singapore 259569
Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Tel: 6467 7326

Opening Hours:
Daily
7.30am – 11pm (Last order 9.30pm)

20F Specialty Coffeehouse Singapore Review

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Hellooooo chewy chewy friends! I didn’t have time to finish up the other post which I meant to post this week so here’s a short update in the meantime! The hubs and I love checking out new cafes and just yesterday morning, I happened to chance upon 20F Specialty Coffeehouse while scrolling through my Instagram feed and something caught my eye! As I was lazing in our bedroom while misterchewy was in the living room, I sent a screenshot to him and said LET’S GO! We picked Little misschewy from my parents’ place and went to Bugis before heading to 20F Specialty Coffeehouse for brunch.

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I suppose 20F Specialty Coffeehouse is one of the newest cafes around, which opened only last month. Really, want to go better faster go if not many people go then very hard to find seats. LOL. We were there slightly before 5pm, so we still had a chance to order from the brunch menu.

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Had the Earl Grey Vanilla Milkshake ($7.50) which was smooth and creamy. Their Chocolate Coconut Milkshake and Dark Chocolate Caramel Milkshake sound fabulous too!

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There are only seven items on the brunch menu and after much deliberation, I decided to try the Orange Cinnamon French Toast ($15). The french toast was thick, fluffy, and tasted as good as it looked! Wonderful idea to pair bacon and maple mascarpone to balance out the flavors. The orange cinnamon french toast wasn’t cloying sweet but had that nice zesty flavor to it.

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THIS, ladies and gentlemen, was what made us want to visit 20F Specialty Coffeehouse. Simply called Duck and Waffle ($22), this dish isn’t that simple after all. A whole duck confit with buttermilk waffle, strawberry compote and mixed berries sorbet. Yes SORBET. This made the entire dish a very fun one to eat. The duck confit certainly stole the show, with its perfectly crispy skin and layer of fat underneath. Duck meat was very tender and succulent. The hubs even commented that the buttermilk waffles were very fragrant. I found myself googling how to cook duck confit as I eating this. LOL. I want to eat this everyday!

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20F Specialty Coffeehouse
20 Foch Road
Singapore 209261
Tel: 6291 4940

Opening Hours:
Sun to Thur
10am – 10pm
Fri & Sat
10am to 12 midnight