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Hello from the sunny island of Singapore! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Unless specifically mentioned, I personally paid for whatever chargeable stuff featured in my two blogs. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

SIN: Babette

How good is the matcha lava cake?

Lava cake has been appearing like wildfire in the recent years. Like many people, I can't resist such a decadent delicacy, especially if the chocolate filling is lusciously rich. Boasting itself to be "the first casual French-Japanese [eatery] along Tyrwhitt Road [that] is set to jazz up the Jalan Besar stretch", Babette serves matcha (Japanese green tea) lava cake, which I really had to try.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

SIN: Parrilla

Mediocre Spanish food, but nice ginger mojito~

Who doesn't love to get treated to a restaurant meal once in a while. After the simple birthday celebration I had in Millenia Walk in September, at Tart Blanc to be exact, I found myself back at the shopping mall I hardly visit for a quiet dinner. Parrilla offers Spanish cuisine.

Friday, November 27, 2015

SIN: Perfetto Café

Good satays among the lacklustre European dishes...

How many of you know that Bussorah Street in Kampong Glam was originally called Sultan Road? I've learnt about the existence of Perfetto Café, along that street from HungryGoWhere, which shows quite a high rating at the point of writing.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SIN: Wang Zai Express {CLOSED}

First time having stir-fried beef on top of fries~

UPDATE (22/12/2017): The eatery has closed down.

Opened not too long ago at Chinatown Point was Wang Zai Express, a Hong Kong style café that also serves a small selection of Japanese dishes. To think about it, I'm actually flying off to Hong Kong again next week. Hehe... :P

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SIN: De Beer Seafood Restaurant

Have you ever had milk cream butter sauce infused with orange juice?

De Beer Seafood Restaurant is one of the two food and beverage outlets within D'Kranji Farm Resort, De Beer Garden being the other one (which I didn't try). Diners can choose to sit inside the small, air-conditioned room or outside under the (not starry) sky.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SIN: D'Kranji Farm Resort [Breakfast]

Basic American (non-buffet) breakfast...

If you're looking for a quick weekend gateway, but aren't able to travel out of the counry, D'Kranji Farm Resort (3*) can be a destination of choice. Located in a very quiet vicinity in the north, the resort is a place for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Monday, November 23, 2015

IDN: Pizza Hut

Delicious fettuccine and yummy American Favourite pizza~

I didn't exactly have the time to search for interesting eateries in Jakarta, Indonesia. However, I'd really love to write a review on the ubiquitous Pizza Hut there, simply because I've always been enjoying their awesome fettuccine dish. I also have to say that the pizza there is better than the one here in Singapore.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

IDN: Artotel Jakarta [Breakfast]

Rely on the salad and yogurt only...

An boutique hotel inspired by art, the eponymous Artotel Jakarta (3*) is what I consider to be within a walking distance to Grand Indonesia, one of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia. That also means it isn't far away from the historical Selamat Datang Monument in the heart of the capital city along the main avenue of Jalan M. H. Thamrin.

Monday, November 16, 2015

INA: Garuda Indonesia [Economy, International, Long-Haul]

Yummy Balinese fish and Padang chicken with 'nasi uduk'!

It was finally time to say goodbye the Netherlands. Instead of flying with KLM again to return to Singapore directly, I purposely booked an open-jaw ticket that allowed me to fly with Garuda Indonesia to the bustling capital city of Jakarta. Let's see how the airline, which has obtained the much coveted status of a Skytrax 5 Star Airline, fares in its long-haul flight.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NLD: McDonald's

Have you tried McKroket and Milkshake Limoen before?

Like many people around the world, I've succumbed to the temptation of McDonald's, thanks to globalisation. I've always been interested to discover the menu offered by the Golden Arches in different parts of the world. Let's see what the Netherlands has got to offer.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NLD: Dutch Kitchen

Delectable Dutch croquettes on top of (boring) bread~

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is undergoing a major renovation this year. Nevertheless, I had fun exploring the transit area before catching my flight to Jakarta, Indonesia. My BFF and I stopped at Dutch Kitchen to rest our legs and satisfy our hunger pangs.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

TRY: Spectra Café & Restaurant {CLOSED}

Memorable last meal in Istanbul with sumptuous 'revan kebap'!

UPDATE (22/12/2017): The eatery has closed down.

With a heavy heart, my BFF and I dragged our luggage out of the hotel. Before leaving the old town of Istanbul, Turkey, we had lunch at a simple hotel restaurant nearby. It was a good decision to dine there, especially having just found out that it's quite highly rated in the Internet.

Monday, November 9, 2015

TRY: Karakoy Gulluoglu

Baklava, glorious baklava galore~

After the relaxing dinner at Nostra Casa, there was just one more place that we had to visit without fail. Karakoy Gulluoglu specialises in the quintessential Turkish baklava, a type of pastry made of layers of filo and sweetened with simple syrup or the likes. A must-go place in Istanbul, Turkey, it's been in business since 1820, close to 200 years at the point of writing.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

TRY: Nostra Casa

The messiest and the best tiramisu I've ever had thus far!

Our last evening in the heart of the old city of Istanbul, Turkey, was spent on a highly rated Italian restaurant. It offers a rooftop terrace where diners can view the sunset while enjoying their food.

Monday, November 2, 2015

TRY: Jura Teras Café

Yummylicious cream cheese poppers for appetiser!

If you're a big fan of dinosaurs like me, you really can't miss the awesome Jurassic Land at Forum Istanbul, the largest shopping mall in not only Turkey, but also the whole of Europe. Built on a huge area of 10,000 square meters, it combines both entertainment and education for children and adults alike. Next to it is a café to satisfy your appetite, especially if you're hungry like a T-Rex. :P

Sunday, November 1, 2015

TRY: Konak Kebap

Where I had a bottle of weirdly salty juice, but the colourful mixed appetiser dish was good~

November is here! Pikachu and Melon can't wait for December to come as they'll be going to Hong Kong and Japan (again!). For the time being, let's continue with our food review at Istanbul, Turkey. Istiklal Caddesi is Istanbul's Orchard Road, bustling with avid shoppers and street performers. After walking around for so long, my BFF and I decided to give Konak Kebap a try for dinner.