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Hungry Chimps

After skimming through the list of places we would like to go, we ended up in the Hungry Chimps Cafe. It was a Friday night, and most of our choices, we deemed that they would be crowded.

The Hungry Chimps Cafe is located above Play Nation. Climbing up the brightly lit set of stairs, we were welcomed with a view of empty tables. First thought was, were they open? Most of their customers came during the later part of the night, though it was already about 8pm when we reach.

We were sitting near the entrance, so we heard it throughout the night. First they ask if the guests made any reservations, if no, they would say that it's free seating, so the guests are able to choose where ever they want to sit. And another thing is that their counter is very far from the entrance and the tables, so it took them quite sometime to notice our entrance, or our waving hands.


The calamari rings came first. We ordered only the recommended dishes, marked with the chimp's head next to the dishes…

Pique Nique

Another place serving all day breakfast. I was first attracted to the place by the interior. From outside, we can see the seatings, and all through their full glass panels. As the restaurant is located next at the edge of the building, the full glass panels made the place look bright with the natural lightings. It is a very lovely place. Cosy looking armchairs and seatings. Makes a very nice tea place for little chats with your friends.

They have pretty cakes and cupcakes too. All displayed in the fridge at the entrance. But our tummies were filled up full, to have any space for the cakes. We shall come back for tea and cakes next time.


One of our main comes with a drink. Anyway, the orange juice is just what is shown. A VERY very very small cup. And it costs $5.00. A very expensive orange juice.

Consists of a toast, a grilled tomato, some greens and an omelette with about 3-4 types of mushrooms. The omelette taste nice. I quite like it.

Consists of a toast, a grilled tomato, a sausag…

Barcook Bakery

We had a little snack after lunch. This Barcook Bakery outlet is located outside OG Albert Complex, with about four to five tables for dine in customers. They sell drinks to go along with their bread too.

Most of the customers buy takeaways though. The tables were empty, except for us. Maybe because it was a Friday afternoon and they buy back to their offices as their tea break snacks :)


Barcook Bakery
www.barcookbakery.com
Hong Lim Complex, Block 531, #01-54, Upper Cross Street
OG Albert Complex, 60 Albert Street #01-03/04
OUB Centre, 1 Raffles Place #B1-09
Alexandra Retail Centre, 460 Alexandra Road #01-19
Tampines One, 10 Tampines Central 1 #B1-K7
International Plaza, 10 Anson Road #01-35

Artichoke

We were in Bugis area, did a quick online search for a cafe for cakes and coffee, and we found this place, Artichoke, located in the Sculpture Square.

We were seated outdoors as there are no available seats indoors. The weather was quite warm but they had fans around, so it was not that bad. It was quite dark outside, so the photos are quite grainy.

Service was normal, but maybe we were seated outside, and there are only like three tables, they did not really come check on us as often. Waited quite long to catch someone to request for sugar, which by then, my warm cappuccino got even colder. The total bill came up to a $45.90. Guess we will not go back there again. Not really suited to our tastebuds.


Artichoke
http://www.artichoke.com.sg/
161 Middle RoadSingapore 188978 (Inside Sculpture Square)

Fruit Paradise

It's my second fruit cake/tart session at Fruit Paradise. They have pretty cakes on sale. And they taste yummy too! Not too sweet and the fruits taste very fresh!



The thing about this place is (of course this happens in some other places too), I am charged a ten percent service charge and yet I have to walk over to the counter to make the payment. My definition of service charge is, I am paying for the service from the moment I sit down all the way till I leave the place. I am not grumbling about walking over, I am grumbling about paying that full ten percent for that half service.


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Fruit Paradise
http://www.ajisen.com.sg/fruitparadise/

Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-44F, North Bridge Road
VivoCity #01-59, 1 Harbourfront Walk

InciSion

We were invited to a restaurant's soft launch, InciSion, a friend's new dining place, located at Liang Seah Street.

The place was already half filled with friends and family when we reached. The place looks pretty and bright with white rectangle textured wall on one side with two strips of mirror, and a wallpaper with strips of white on the other side. We were presented with a A5 sized menu. It is a set meal kind of menu. One price for a 4 course set meal and a drink. There was about five choices to choose from for each course.

It is their first day at work with customers. So, I shall stop here with my comments and feast your eyes :)



Appetisers

Starters
Main Entree
Desserts
Drinks

InciSion
2 Liang Seah Street

Ikada Bakery

A sweet treat on a Friday evening. A box of 6 blueberry egg tarts. But after googling for related posts, we then realised that they are blueberry CHEESE tarts. Each tart is priced at $1.40. The tart smells nice, and eating one alone is very filling.



Ikada Bakery 
Block 108 Depot Road #01-09 Depot Heights Shopping Centre

Baby Spa

It seems that new parents of the recent years will bring their little ones to this baby swimming centre located in serveral shopping malls. I'm not sure if there are other companies doing this, but I often see friends posting photos their cute little ones swimming (more of kicking in the water) with an orange float around their necks. And I am honoured to experience such a session when I am invited to tag along with my GF's family.

The outlet we went to was Baby Spa, located in Plaza Singapura. There was already one baby happily playing in the pool. Her boy took the small pool next to the glass panel. There were four small pools and one big pool. Small and big water duckies and colorful balls are in the water for the babies to play. But I think they are too young to play with the toys. It is more for the parents to play and get attention from their child.

Baby Spa only allow two adults in the pool area and no photography is allowed outside the outlet. Her hubby switched with m…

Itacho Sushi

We had a light meal at Itacho Sushi located in Plaza Singapura. A snacking session, so there were not alot of orders.



Itacho Sushi
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Itacho-Sushi/158303486802
ION Orchard #B2-18, 2 Orchard Turn  
Plaza Singapura, #02-35, 68 Orchard Road
Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, B1-05
Changi Airport T3, 03-30/31
JCube  02-35, Singapore, Singapore

Kith Bistro

Kith Bistro, located at Park Mall, newly opened in June 2012, serves all day breakfast as well as main courses like pasta and sandwiches. They have seatings indoors and outdoors and we opted to sit outdoors as I felt that the airconditioning was too cold.

We sat down, without any ushering (no sign to say to wait to be seated) and no one came to us with any menu. We went in to take the menu ourselves. We walked back in to place an order, as no one came. But well, the server seems apologetic about not taking our orders at the table. The other guests don't seem to have much problems like we did. Maybe we were just unlucky.


The food is quite normal. I do love the taste of the sausage and the bacon. However, I would prefer my poached eggs less solid and more juicy. The menu consists of five sheets of A4 paper on a pretty, 4 tiled designed wooden clipboard. The first sheet lists down the specials for today, next two ala carte food listing with toasts, eggs, sandwiches, salad, pastas, ne…