Lunch at The Botanist

SG cafes/places, SG Foodie

So we had lunch at this shophouse-styled cafe named The Botanist, which we saw when we had our desserts at Epiphyte. Another garden-theme cafe, it has alfresco seating at level 1 and indoor seating at level 2. The alfresco seating offers a more laidback kind of vibes but we were perspiring like mad after a while. But it is IG-worthy.

Here’s a snippet of The Botanist.

Helmed by the same team for Pacamara Boutique Coffe Roasters, their coffee is a must-try, and reasonably-priced at $5.

Their shakshuka (baked eggs) is priced at $19. One of the better tasting baked eggs that I have tasted recently. The best thing is that there’s no additional service charge or GST and the price you see is nett.

 

 

At their side door, there’s wall art which (needless to say) attracted a lot of people to take their OOTDs. And that includes us! haha.

 

Shampoo ad

 

 

Trying out some shots and few turned out hilarious…

 

 

 

Highly recommended for ladies to chill over the weekend for a brunch.

Foodie,
Salseralove

Marble Bistro – A hidden gem in Everton Park

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So my partner in crime jio me to this place for some fine food. Located at Everton Park, this bistro oozes a cozy yet quaint feel in this Neighbourhood. Of course as its name suggest, the cafe is decked in marble decor.

  

We had the dinner 7 course tasting set at $38 and their starter was a delicacy – mushroom macchiato. It’s rich in mushroom essence with truffle foam and it’s definitely a fave among mushroom lovers.

The kueh pie tee has crab filings that leave you wanting for 1 more of it.
 
The prawn pot noodles with the onsen egg was flavourful. It contains bacon bits and dried seaweed, before that the waiter kindly poured this tsuyu broth into it.
I had their pork jowl while bestie had beef flank steak. Steak was tender but I prefer the pork jowl anytime with its rich and succulent taste and texture.
The dessert was chocolate brownie with fig and manaka honey ice cream. Thumbs up!
Social media at work! Haha

  

Another place to bring your hot date to impress him/her.
Danceoff,
Salseralove

Krapow – Cheap and good Thai food at Far East Plaza

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So Florence suggested this place named Krapow at Far East Plaza during our girls meetup and my first thought was wow, FEP has an eatery that offers Thai food? The only other Thai food that I know at FEP level 1 named The Amazing Thai Food (ya, I know the store name is so cliche but its food is good)

So we met up at Krapow which was situated at level 3, diagonally left end of FEP which you won’t miss. We ordered the standard food of tom yum soup, basil chicken and phad Thai. And of coz Thai milk tea. It was so good that I brought my Bae back the next time and their drunkard seafood noodle was awesome!
Phad Thai was not bad with the right serving size.
This drunkard pork noodle was off the record! A must-try if you are there soon.
My first try was chicken basil rice. Not bad but I would choose their drunkard noodle any day over this.
What the three of us ordered, with tom yum clear soup. And when I’m back with Bae, I had to try their drunkard seafood noodle. I’m drooling as I’m typing this :p

 

It’s reasonably priced so the damage is around $12 per pax nett so highly recommended to those who want a cheap and good alternative Thai food in town.
Foodie,
Salseralove

High Tea at Sky on 57 (Marina Bay Sands)

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So my partner in crime wants to have a tai-tai high tea somewhere to celebrate her birthday and after much selection, we decided to go for Sky on 57 by Justin Quek coz we are suckers for it’s scenery that it has to offer.

This set offers quite a unique combination of offerings such as Pandan Creme brûlée, truffle foie gras with minced pork Xiao Long Bao, fried oysters, and other standard bite size sandwiches, macaron, scones, strawberry shortcakes.

  

This high tea set will set you back at around less than per pax but for its ambience and offerings, I would highly recommend to bring your date or mums here for some weekend indulgence.
Besides, you get to explore the outer area to get a glimpse of the city skyline and to take some photos with the gorgeous view. Just like what we did 🙂

   

And if you just want to chillax at the alfresco area without the high tea, you can just order a latte and spend some quality time as well. Brought my Bae the following week.

  

So if you are still racking your brains on where to go this weekend with your date or close friends, head down (or rather up) to this awesome place.
Danceoff,
Salseralove

Manna Story – Affordable Korean Eatery at Plaza Singapura

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Recently I was brought to this humble Korean eatery place named Manna Story. It is situated at Plaza Singapura and is a convenient place for a casual catch-up with friends. My first visit there, I had Samgyetang. It was just nice for me but can be a tad plain for those who prefers flavourful ones. Second visit, I ordered Budae Jjigae and love the spicy kimchi stew.

Location:
68 Orchard Road, #B2-22, Plaza Singapura, Plaza Singapura, Singapura 238839

Samgyetang at $15.80. I remembered the chicken portion is huge!

 

Their spicy stew is not spicy at all and just nice for me. Ordered Budae Jjigae at $12.80.

 

Jjajangmyeon (Noodles in blackbean sauce) at $10.80

 

Steamed egg in hot claypot at $6.00.

Their steamed egg is a must-try dish! I was skeptical at first when my friend wanted to order this but my perception was totally changed once the first bite sets in. *Thumbs up*

Their side dishes changed daily and it was a good experience for me during the first visit. Second visit not much so though. For those who’s working nearby, you may want to drop by and try their value-for-money lunch set which comes with 4 side dishes, soup and drink.
Overall, I would said there’s hits and misses for this but I wouldn’t mind giving their Jjamppong and bibimbap.
Danceoff,
Salseralove