Dessert in High Society at Marina Bay Sands

Dessert at High Society at Marina Bay Sands

It has been two years last since I have celebrated Chinese New Year due to my grandma’s death, a tradition which most chinese follows. It was a quiet year, with negatives news on the economies around the world looming in the news since last year. Furthermore, the festive season is on the weekdays, most of the people have to start work on Wednesday or Chu San.

Fortunately, my wife and I are on leave and we took the liberty to get a good window shopping at Marina Bay Sands together with my sister.

We just had a brief stroll and before leaving home for dinner, we had some desserts at the High Society.

Related: Mango Dessert at Chinatown Point’s Mei Heong Yuen Dessert

Rainbow Cake at High Society Marina Bay Sands
Rainbow Cake – in seven different colours.

I would say it is one of the best rainbow cakes that I have eaten so far.

Oreo Cheese Cake from High Society Marina Bay Sands
Oreo Cheese Cake

This is a perfect dessert for Oreo and / or cheese cake lovers. The flavours are well balanced between without each overpowering the taste of it.

Chocolate Mousse Cake at High Society Marina Bay Sands
Chocolate Mousse Cake

I have chosen this dessert though I am not a great fan for chocolate. Unfortunately, it did not really suits my tastebud and I had to down it with my affogato in order to finish the entire cake.

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History About High Society

The company started off in 1994 at Tanglin Mall, where it was selling music CDs to a special group of customers, introducing the latest trends and genres of music to the Singapore public. That CD Shop, today is the most prominent retailer of music CDs in Singapore. 
Beginning in 2005, the company started to produce works under its own High Society record label, partnering with 4 big music labels – Universal Music, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI. Under its belts, they have more than 150 titles of High Society music CDs produced and achieved 3 Double Platinum, 11 Platinum and 26 Gold awards in sales presented by the 4 record labels companies. 
The High Society Cafe and Restaurant was the addition to one of the group of products and services. Decorated in a old world charm of the good life with a twist of contemporary lifestyle living, it allows the guests to indulge in a relax ambience, enjoying the great selection of food and desserts while listening to selections of non-stop great music
The cafe and restaurant are open for high tea, lunch or dinner.
High Society
B2-47, Canal Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6688 7522
Opening Hours: Weekdays – 10am to 11pm, Weekends and Eve of Public Holiday – 10am to 1am

“Cold” Dinner and Creme Brulee Dessert at Ice Edge Cafe

What a day ! Rain has just plagued the entire afternoon and it was still drizzling even in the late evening. The weather was cold and wind just blow relentlessly. I was picking up my girl friend from work and we are heading towards Ice Edge Cafe for a dessert. But since I have not taken my dinner, we headed for the main course as well.


ice edge cafe seabassSea Bass – Seared Seabass, watercress Rissotto, edamame beans, tomato salsa and Lemon scent. Price $20.80.

The Seabass are pan-seared to golden brown on the outside while the locking the tenderness and juice of the fish meat within. Rissotto tasted slightly salty, but a good combination with the fish.

BBQ Pork Ribs. Ice Edge’s Special smoky BBQ baby pork ribs, roasted potatoes and salad. Price: $21.80.

Comes in a big serving (about 5-6 spare ribs). The pork ribs are covered with peppery BBQ sauce and the meat is tender. Potatoes are nicely roasted to golden brown as well. However, after eating half portion of the pork ribs, I started to get sick of the taste, maybe due to the overwhelming taste of BBQ sauce. Overall, the meat is good and I think should be sharing dish for two.

Fish “n” Chips. Ice Edge Fish “n” Chips served with fries, side salad and Tartar sauce. Price: $14.80.

My sister came to joined us for the dinner and ordered a main as well. The herbs battered fish is nicely fried to golden brown while still locking great flavours inside. Fries are very crispy as well. A dash of lemon is sufficient to make the fish more than delicious. Goes well with or without the Tartar sauce. Recommended for Fish “n” Chips lovers.

Creme Brulee with Two Scoop of Ice Cream. Price: $15.30.

We have chosen Belgian dark chocolate and Salted Caramel ice cream to go with the Creme Brulee. The Creme Brulee was served cold instead of warm, maybe it is Ice Edge’s way for the dessert. The Salted Caramel ice cream is really salty and took away taste of chocolate. Feels like eating a mouthful of ice seawater whenever I inserted a spoonful into my mouth. Belgian chocolate was a beauty. Dark chocolate with a hint of bitterness, good to counter the sweetness of the Brulee.

For those that are interested in desserts that they are serving, you can also take a look at my previous visit at Ice Edge Cafe for Mao Shan Wang Durian Lava Cake and 2 Scoop Profiterole.

Ice Edge Cafe
#01-10/11 Simon Plaza
2 Kovan Road
Singapore 548008
Opening Hours: 12pm to 12am daily (Last order at 11.20pm)
www.iceedgecafe.com.sg

Coffee Break at Made By Lauren Jasmine on Amoy Street

Made By Lauren Jasmine is a new concept store that combines its namesake label with a cafe, to give you a one stop location to shop, eat and drink. Housed in a cozy shophouse on Amoy Street, the frontage is a cafe with 2-3 tables that patrons can sit down to enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee and dessert.

Right at the back alley of the shophouse, you will be able to see the boutique shop. Lauren Jasmine is a local work wear label which was conceptualized and co-designed by Singaporeans Hazel and Liyana who had inspiration to design chic, work-appropriate fashion that are in favour of a corporate look.  The area is lined with ornaments and dresses, of course you can pick and bring it home, with a price.


Conclusion

Having a coffee on a quiet afternoon at Amoy Street is definitely one of the most relaxed activity you could do to break away from the bustling city and settling yourself in the cafe, enjoying a cup of aromatic coffee and a delicacy pastry.

Mango Dessert at Chinatown Point’s Mei Heong Yuen Dessert

After a delightful dinner, we decided to go for desserts to sweeten up our tastebud after a collagen filled steamboat at Bijin Nabe Steamboat. The dessert shop was located in the same building at B2 level.

It was almost 9pm, but the crowd is still there. We first find a good seating before ordering and paying for our desserts at the counter near the shop front.

Mango lovers, Mango Snow Ice will be a perfect dessert for you ! Mango snow ice with chunks of fresh mango will just satisfy your appetite for mango.

The Chendol Snow Ice is a new innovation for the traditional dessert. The coconut milk ice was shaved into thin layers and with other main ingredients generously spread across the plate. Whlie the Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar Syrup) is available over the counter and you can just pour the amount according to your taste.

Another great hit for mango lovers. The Mango with Pomelo & Sago. I believe that taste would not be of much difference from those served in other dessert shops, but usually during ordering of the dessert, the person will inform you that the mango might be sweet or slightly sour. Great service.

One of Mei Heong Yuan’s signature dessert – Mango Pudding. Matter of fact that we actually went down to Chinatown Point again to eat the dessert. May not has the best of appearance in the plastic cup, but tasted fantastic.

I might be slightly traditional and I ordered the Water Chestnut Cakes. The texture is close to agar agar with strips of chestnut. The dessert is very cooling, especially if you just took it out from the fridge. A good dessert for hot weather in Singapore.

Conclusion


After two continuous days of dessert-ing at Mei Heong Yuen, they have really re-invented traditional desserts into new looks but keeping its original taste. Great dessert at a reasonable price.

Mei Heong Yuan Dessert
#B2-32/33, Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Road
Singapore 059413
Tel: +65 65383892
www.meiheongyuendessert.com.sg

Operating Hours: 11.00am to 10.00pm daily.

Delicious Cabbage Roll and Mango Dessert at Ang Mo Kio’s Hong Kong Dessert (谢记)

Hong Kong Dessert Shopfront


Since I was still early for my hair cut appointment, my girlfriend had the sudden crave for dessert which she has been thinking for the past few weeks and highly recommended by many other customers as well for their desserts. The Hong Kong Dessert is located in a small shopfront at Jubilee Square. Looking through the glass windows, customers are scattered around the tables, chatting and enjoying their desserts.

Hong Kong Dessert Interior

The entire shop is not very big and I think only possible to house about 12-15 pax maximum with their tables. We was greeted by a Malay auntie whom show us their menu. Surprisingly, given their small shop yet they have a large menu and best of all, it is halal as well. Initially, we was only interested in the desserts but as we skipped our lunch, we thought to have something light as well.


Hong Kong Dessert's Vietnamese Sugar Cane Prawn Roll and Fried Yam Ball
Hong Kong Dessert's Cabbage Roll

These are some of the food which we have ordered. The portion are not very big, but definitely it still helps to fill our stomach for the time being.

Top Right: The Fried Yam Ball (S$4.00) might not have an appealing look, but the taste is really heavenly. The crust is very crispy and the flavour of the yam is seasoned perfectly. Really delicious.

Top Left: The Vietnamese Sugar Cane Prawn Roll (S$ 4.50) is slightly disappointing. Perhaps it took them quite a while to serve the dish, the crust was soft though fried into golden colour. Tasted more of flour than prawn in the dish. Sugar cane ? Maybe just an ornament I suppose.

Bottom Left: One of my recommendation is their Cabbage Roll (S$ 3.80). My girlfriend like this dish so much that she even took my share ! They steamed the cabbage roll and the flavours are all locked within the cabbage. The cabbage are soft and sweet, with the nicely marinated filling, it tasted a really good.

Hong Kong Dessert's Mango with Aloe Vera

Here comes our dessert ! This is for my girlfriend, the Mango with Aloe Vera (S$5.00). This is one of the new combinations I have seen for mango dessert. I took a mouthful of the dessert and definitely mango does tasted well, but as aloe vera itself has a very strong  distinct taste. Dessert itself is very refreshing, but I thought all would like the overwhelming taste of aloe vera.

This is my heavy weight champion mango dessert, Mango with Glutinous Rice Ball and Black Glutinous Rice (S$5.00). The serving was so generous that you could see it is almost overflowing from the transparent bowl. The citrus mango combined with the sweetened black glutinous rice paired up perfectly and the glutinous rice ball helps to reduce the sweetness of the dessert. However, having carbs and carbs together,  I slowly felt glutted.

One thing I like about Hong Kong Dessert is they operates more like a home cooked rather than commercialised whom dish out dessert after dessert without any hesitation. Although their presentation might not be the best, certainly they have maintained a good standard in their taste and service. Will be back for more in near future.

Hong Kong Dessert
#01-02 Jubilee Square
61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 569814
Tel: +65 6457 1203
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm daily

Delicious Durian Lava Cake at Ice Edge Cafe

ice edge cafe door front
I believe a lot of you have tried before chocolate lava cake, but how about durian lava cake ? I was with one of my friends and he mentioned that the durian lava cake was fantastic and after craving for two weeks, we finally landed ourselves to try our the special lava cake. The cafe is located at the corner of a building, right in front of the roundabout at Kovan Road so it is not difficult to find the cafe. Though only thinking of trying out the lava cake, but since there was three of us, we ordered a profiterole to share among us.

Mao Shan Wang Durian Lava Cake

Mao Shan Wang Durian Lava Cake

The Mao Shan Wang Durian Lava Cake ($14.80) is decorated nicely on an elongated plate with the lava cake topped with a half strawberry and a cup of scoop’s while ice cream. You can select your own choice of ice cream from their wide range of premium gelato ice cream selection. They even took little effort to use a stencil to put their cafe’s name on the plate.

Once you cut open the lava cake, you will see the thick durian cream oozing, followed by a tint aroma of durian. On the first touch on the tastebud, you could taste the rich flavours of the lava cake while it is still in it’s warm state.

2 Scoop Profiterole

Here comes the next dessert, 2 Scoop Profiterole ($12.00). We ordered only two puff but they also have a choice of three puff available on their menu. Same as the lava cake, we can have our own choice of gelato ice cream from their selection which they substitute as fillings for the puffs. The top of the puff is coated with a layer of melted dark chocolate and sliced almonds are sprinkled on top of it. However, I thought that the puff was slightly hard when eaten with the ice cream. I would recommend that you allows the ice cream to melt and soften the puff a little before starting to indulge in it. Though it is our choice for the ice cream, the staff did not really recommend which ice cream is more suitable for both the lava cake and profiterole and ended up that she put lychee martini into the profiterole which was a total mismatch. It would be good if they would recommend and ask the customers before selecting the correct choice of ice cream on the profiterole.

In conclusion, the overall experience is still good after having to taste to durian lava cake. I think that they should be awarded for their efforts and creativity in putting the king of fruits into a new style of dessert. Worth trying. Definitely I will be coming back for more with my friends again.

The bill comes with 7% GST and 0% Service Charge.

#01-10/11 Simon Plaza
2 Kovan Road, Singapore 548008
Tel: +65 6858 5729
Opening Hours: 12pm to 12am daily
Ample parking along Kovan Road
Nearest MRT: Kovan MRT
www.iceedgecafe.com.sg

Max Brenner Chocolate Bar at Vivocity

Before I start writing a blog post regarding Max Brenner at Vivocity, I read many others reviews from many sites and there was many negative reviews on hungrygowhere.com. I thought I was just too sensitive over their service, but I think I was not wrong.

In fact, my first encounter with Max Brenner was during my stay in Melbourne Australia for my sister’s graduation ceremony. They shown a lot of creativity in making of chocolate-based drinks and desserts which was I thought it was quite unique. Of course it is a good thing that we are able to enjoy Max Brenner, but I think they lack of quality customer services which might just ruin their names.

Banana Split

I was suppose to have a lunch appointment with my other three friends that just came back from overseas, but I overslept and missed my appointment. They chosen a Max Brenner for deserts and coffee while waiting for my arrival.

When I reached, just nice that my friend’s waffle banana split arrived. It looks good on the plating, but tasting it proven too much sweetness for me. My girl friend and I decided to have a cup of coffee before leaving for our dinner. However, while we enter the cafe till I sit down and tasted my friend’s banana split, no waiter actually approach us with a menu and until we requested for it. What I can see is a poor management in the cafe where all the staff is running around, unsure of their tasks. Finally, we managed to order our drinks which took more than 15 minutes to deliver to us and that was when one of my friend suddenly asked “Where is my cake ?” She ordered the cake even before our arrival but was not being serve to her yet. Since that we are leaving after my drink, she already thought it cancelling the order.

Table full of cups and cups….

But what really leaves me in disgust is their cleanliness. On the table that is facing right in front of me what the sight which most of the consumers would not like to see. I am not sure of their standards, but I definitely think that they really need to buck up more on their services and cleanliness. Really hope that they will buck up on their services.

By the way, we paid about $50 for 4 beverages and 1 dessert, the waitress remembered my friend’s cake before we are paying and ask for a minute for it to be served. But why should we give her another minute when we have already waited for 45 minutes ?

#01-116 Vivocity, 1 HarbourFront Walk

Tel: + 65 6278 4218
Opening Hours: Sun to Thurs – 10am to 10pm, Fri & Sat – 10am to 11pm

Late Evening Coffee Chill at The Coffee Daily

the coffee daily shopfront

Three more weeks before our first RES exam and I have buried myself inside the notes together with my girl friend at home for a hardcore studying the entire day. After a hard day of intense studying, we decided to give ourselves a short break away from the notes and enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee (both of us are coffee freaks). I surfed the net and saw Oh Nom Nom Nom’s blog introducing The Coffee Daily at Brighton Crescent. We decided to try our luck.

Related: Dessert at High Society Marina Bay Sands

I was driving casually into Serangoon Gardens and the sudden crave for desserts drawn both of us into the Hawker and while I enjoyed my Ice-Kachang, my girl friend opted for Ice Jelly, but we still lack of caffeine boost. We decided to look around again to find a nice place for coffee. While I was leaving and on my way out of Serangoon Gardens, we saw the Sun Ray Cafe, brightly lit signboard attracts us and we thought it might be a good place to chill. Parking spaces was limited and I had to turn into the road to find a parking lot and out of sudden, we saw The Coffee Daily, which was like couple of metres away from Sun Ray Cafe. That was our choice.

Entering the cafe, we are greeted by a guy which I believed that to be Alex as mentioned in Oh Nom Nom Nom’s blog. Two things caught my girl friend attention almost immediate; the molten lava cake and the rainbow cake. As expected, molten lava cake was chosen and I settled down with a Long Black while she went for her usual Cafe Latte.

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Amazingly, the molten lava cake was better than expected. It was agreed between both of us that it was the best lava cake which we have eaten in Singapore.

Once you sliced down a corner of the cake, melted chocolate oozed out smoothly and when coupled with their vanilla ice cream, it is heavenly delicious ! I don’t really have a sweet tooth, but I was able to digest the cake as it was not that sweet.

Food is nice, ambience is good as well, but the coffee lack of aroma and tasted too acidic. This was the only disappointing moment. Somehow it seems to me that they are focusing more on the cakes than the coffee.

Anyway, I will be back soon as we are going to try the rainbow cake the next time round.

Related: Mango Dessert at Chinatown Point’s Mei Heong Yuen Dessert

The Coffee Daily
75 Brighton Crescent Serangoon Garden Estate
Singapore 559216
Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12pm to 10.30pm, Fri – 12pm to 11.30pm, Sat – 9.30am to 11.30pm, Sun – 9.30am to 10.30pm
Have to park along the roadside which it is quite hard to get a decent space.