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5 The Moments, Tanjong Pagar Road


5 The Moments along Tanjong Pagar Road breaks the momentum of a street lined with salivating smells of Korean BBQ and fried chicken. The colourful outlook and gelato signage were screaming out to me on a hot and sunny afternoon.

The interior is decorated with vintage items which keeps you occupied while you wait for your food.

They have a variety of waffles with ice cream (approx $11) starting with the all familiar buttermilk as your safest bet, to red velvet if you’re feeling more adventurous. They also have lava cakes in either chocolate or matcha flavour. If you don’t feel like having sweet stuff, they do have light bites (approx $9) such as Korean Fried Chicken. Heh but seriously who will order fried chicken here when there are established fried chicken eateries just next door?
Matcha waffles with ferrero rocher ice cream.

Buttermilk waffles with salted caramel ice cream.

The waffles, while crispy, were too thin. I’m the kind that will cut according to the waffle lines into little squares before scooping a spoonful of ice cream into those little squares before gulping them down. Sadly for me, the waffle squares didn’t hold up after being cut.

The salted caramel ice cream was rather weak too. I’ve tried many salted caramel ice creams, and this is one of the weaker ones. The taste and texture really didn’t impress. The ferrero rocher was all right.

On a whole, the waffle with ice cream wasn’t worth it. They also don’t serve water and do not provide serviettes. Put it bluntly, it’s homemade food at restaurant prices. I’ll leave it to you to be the judge if you ever drop by.

P/S: Stop trying to figure it out. “5 The Moments” stands for “Find The Moments”.

73 Tanjong Pagar Road, S(088494)

Sundays to Thursdays: 12pm to 11pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 12pm to 1130pm 

+65 6493 1839

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Burp Kitchen & Bar, Bedok Reservoir Road

Worth a try.

Make sure you have enough time for a stroll after your meal. Even better if you’re there during the evenings. Burp Kitchen & Bar is strategically situated right next to Bedok Reservoir, so you get greats views with affordable dining.

Indoor seating is limited, so do make reservations if you’re coming on a weekend for dinner.

Triple Cheese ($15). American cheese, mozzarella, cheddar cheese on a patty topped with bacon on a charcoal bun.

Beefy Shrooms ($16). Sauteed mushrooms on a patty topped with truffle mayo.

Both burgers come with a side of potato chips.

I blame media reviews for my over-expectation of this place. Yes the scenery views are good and the interesting variety of mains are a bonus, but my burgers weren’t that fantastic. The meat patty was not as juicy as I hoped it would be and the burger tasted rather bland even with the toppings. The potato chips are just snacks you can pick off the supermarket shelves.

Wide variety that looks super tempting but I was too full.

I am disappointed with their burgers, but maybe their quesadilla, tacos and pasta are a different story?

740 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3165, S(470740)

Closed Mondays.

Tuesdays to Fridays – 4pm to 12midnight

Saturdays and Sundays – 12 noon to 12 midnight

+65 84284722

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Gudetama Cafe, Suntec City

Worth a try.

For such cutesy cafes, it’s the experience and ambience that counts, never the food. Look at this! I’m no big fan of Gudetama, but see this already I also want to go in. Plus it’s pretty hard to miss, given its close proximity to the convention centre taxi stand.

The pictures on the walls can move! Hmm, what’s that on the top left hand corner of the picture?

A Gudetama waffle!!! Design effort maximum points!

Haha, the table next to mine had a “Bo chup” with Gudetama slacking under the egg shell.

The menu is playfully designed. 

Big “Nua” Breakfast. Food looks similar to pic! Kawaii ne. The bread was pleasantly sweet. Other than that, this was a pretty normal dish.

Messy Chicken Salad. Look at the yolk. Tsk. Sorry I forgot to take down the cute name that comes with it!

Lobster bisque with egg. They did somethingto the egg to make it look so round and perfect. The soup was too heavy for my liking, but I liked the crusty bread bowl. 

Chocobanana. Quite nice! I thought the bananas were only at the top but the drink had them blended in as well.

Okay la, I was very impressed when I stepped in for the first time but once the novelty wore off, I was back to my nua self. Oh, don’t be shy, take pics with the Gudetama figures! I paiseh and left the cafe without taking any. Sigh. Regret!

3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361, Suntec City Mall, S(038983) 

Monday to Thursday – 9am to 10pm

Friday to Sunday – 8am to 10pm 

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Fart Tartz, Expo

Try it!

This beautiful place sits at a corner of Expo (it’s so far but I think there’s a Chinatown branch so fear not!) and I’m so glad I chanced upon it. The outdoor garden themed cafe makes your day cheerier if the full length windows by the seats haven’t already done so.

Why say no to something so pretty?

I didn’t come here for desserts unfortunately, but they have very interesting stuff on their menu.

Bulbous Oriental ($14.90). Spaghetti with smoked duck and fish roe.

At first impression, smoked duck doesn’t sound like it would go well with fish roe so I was skeptical of the combination but it was surprisingly good! I mean, look at that amount of fish roe!!! Crunchy fish roe in every bite.

Goldie Salted Egg Chix ($15.90). 

First time I’m trying a salted egg sauce that’s mixed with mayo. The mayo makes the overall dish texture fuller and creamier. I don’t really know what’s the dough like pastry complementing the chicken, but it’s light and fluffy so you wouldn’t feel jelat at the end of the dish. 

Overall I would give it a thumbs up. Not only for the food, but for the cosy setup that obviously took a lot of effort and thoughts into making this place the way it is. 

1 Expo Drive, Singapore Expo, Max-Atria (Foyer 1), #02-04, S486150

+65 64932901

Monday to Thursday 9AM to 6PM

Friday to Sunday 9AM to 8PM

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Happenstance, Opal Crescent


It’s in between of Boon Keng MRT and Potong Pasir MRT. Situated along a small road, the road leading to Happenstance can be easy to miss, so make sure you slow down and keep your eyes alert to your left once you pass Boon Keng MRT, towards the direction of Potong Pasir MRT. You can’t see the shop from the main road, so do be careful. Parking was fairly easy to find, with additional lots beyond the cafe, and the lots are all parallel.

Brightly lit, clean and spacious. Plus, friendly family crew to mingle with guests and play with the dogs. There’s a small play area with cushions, toys and water bowls so your little ones won’t feel bored. Of course,  they’re always more than happy to run up and down the long corridor of the cafe. There’s even a pee tray for your little ones to do their business! Very thoughtful!


Very affordable. I’m always willing to pay slightly more for pet cafes, because it goes into the upkeep of the place – disinfectant, pee pads, mops, a higher water bill, air purifier.

Fries with minced beef and cheese ($12)

Truffle oil and chunky fries. Mm-hmm. Nachos cheese. Oomph.
Minced beef mixed with herbs. Awesome!
Salivating yet? While it would certainly make an excellent dish for a group of 4, it was too much for me. Guess I’ll just order the truffle fries the next time I’m here!

Cottage pie ($10.90)

This was fantastic. I loved this! Add a little Tabasco sauce and viola! Comfort food for the soul.

Build your own pasta (from $8.90)

Craving for a particular pasta? Happenstance allows you to customise your pasta your way from how it’s cooked (cream, tomato, aglio olio etc), to your favourite ingredients (chicken, pineapple etc), toppings, and your favourite cheese!

I think we are bad decision makers, our pasta didn’t taste the way we wanted it to, but I have to say that they were very, very generous with their ingredients and cheese.

Happy dog


I should have taken more pictures! Not to worry, I’ll be back, for sure. My dog kept running back and forth my table and the play area. I’m sure he enjoyed it as much as I did!

I’m already telling my friends about Happenstance. Are you?

Address: 35 Opal Crescent
Opening hours: Daily 11am-10pm
Contact: 6341 7871
Facebook: Happenstance Cafe

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Chye Seng Huat Hardware Cafe, Tyrwhitt Road

imageYou’re wondering: how on earth does the name of this place sound any good for brunch and coffee?! Read on to find out if it’s worth going!

Sitting right in the middle of Tyrwhitt Road, Chye Seng Huat Hardware (CSHH) hardly looks popular on the outside. I was wrong, so wrong. In fact, this was my second attempt at pinching a bite there. The first time I was there, the queue had formed all the way to the entrance. Boo.

The interior was bustling with people. People sitting around the counter overlooking the many baristas preparing fresh, aromatic coffee, and people waiting to place their orders. It’s free seating, so you’re lucky if you managed to find a place in the packed air conditioned area. If not, it’s up to you to decide if you want to sweat it out outside while sipping your piping hot coffee.

imageLooks quite out of place in a well developed Singapore, right?

Unfortunately, I had to munch down my brunch in the heat. It’s sheltered though, just really, really warm. The fans were of no use at all.

imageHam omelette with baked beans and toast, $9.

In my opinion, I belive that everyone can make this at home. The least I would expect is for them to use French toast. Toast that’s slightly thicker, and not the usual Gardenia bread.

Smoked chichen wrapped with mango and Thai chilli sauce with salsa nachos, $12. Freshly squeezed orange juice, $5.

Now this is so much better! Lovely favours from the wrap, matched with delectable mild spicy salsa for the chips. I made sure nothing else was left on the plate. Thumbs up for this!

I’m not really a coffee drinker, so I doubt I would be back again anytime soon as ther food menu was rather limited. Plus the crowd.

…. Nonetheless, worth a first try!

Where: 150 Tyrwhitt Road
Tel: 63960609
Opening hours:
Tues – Fri 9:00am–7:00pm
Sat – Sun 9:00am–10:00pm

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Paw Pet-radise Cafe, Balestier Road


My favourite dog cafe to date!!!!

My dog interacting with a jack russel while a bored husky watches on…

Upon entering, i was greeted by the resident husky and labrador, who eagerly and excited came over to sniff my dog’s ass (and at the same time mark their territory, by peeing on the floor haha).

Everyone, not only the dogs there, were super friendly. I loved how there was this sense of familiarity and comfort in this place.

Food wise, the selection was rather wide which I liked: sandwiches, pasta, baked salmon, lasagna, finger-foods like nachos and cheese, and many more. Price wise, quite reasonable because well, they have to maintain the place, keep it clean and comfy for dogs and visitors alike. $13.90 for lasagna, $10.90 for mushroom olio, $3.90 for iced lemon tea.

The good thing about this cafe? The staff wasted no time in cleaning up your dog’s poopoo or peepee. To me, the onus is upon the owner to clean up after the dog. For someone else to do that for you, would be a bonus. Good job, Paw Pet-radise.

I really enjoyed my visit today, and I’m sure my dog had fun too. Parking wasn’t a problem at all as there were sufficient lots at the HDB carpark opposite the place.

Must go!

Where: 530 Balestier Road Monville Mansion #01-07

Opening hours:
Monday 5:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wed – Thurs 3:00pm–11:00pm
Friday 3:00pm–2:00am
Saturday 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday 11:00am–11:00pm

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