So the other spectrum of the hipster cafe is the old school/nostalgia cafe complete with the signboard done in the traditional chinese style.
The best thing we had today was this broccoli salad with papadum and the red sugar one eats with chinese kueh. The broccoli was crispy, crunchy and all together delicious. How did they cook it?! A must-try.
Salted egg sweet potato fries – cant go wrong with this eh? Salted egg on everything is a sure-win thing
Smoked salmon hash with poached eggs and spinach was not too bad though a tad bit salty
Fried chicken and waffles, a good looking dish though nothing too spectacular. The chicken was nicely fried – tender crispy and moist.
Soft-shell crab sandwich, this unfortunately was as boring as it looked.
Lastly, the visually stunning beef and grains – wet orzo rice with medium rare beef and a sunny side up. I didnt like it so much as the Asian influence came in a bit too strong, there was this herb/spice (?) that left a lingering after-taste.
Overall, brunch here is not your typical eggs-ben kind of food though I felt some of the dishes were quite pricey.
Sin Lee Foods
#01-164 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Tel: 6377 3170
Finally. The first decent cafe in Punggol! So I moved over to the North-East back in March having been an Eastie my whole life and I really missed the various amenities associated with living in an older neighbourhood.
Anyway Whisk & Paddle is a cute little place quite alike many other cute cafes in Singapore (think industrial themed lighting and stools from tao bao) but with the added advantage of facing the beautiful Punggol Waterfront.
I must admit that i didnt expect much of the food there so I was pleasantly surprised that it was decent. The waffles were crispy and chewy, poached eggs nicely done and everything was tasty though the scrambled eggs could be improved.
But the service..argh we waited 30 minutes for our food to arrive… hopefully things would have improved by now.
Whisk & Paddle
10 Tebing Lane
Tel: 6242 4617
E and I try to have date nights once a month – basically an excuse to go somewhere nice for dinner and eat/drink to our heart’s content. Ok, not that only but really also making that effort to dress up and spend time with each other.
So I was craving for waffles and fried chicken – and The Beast it was, for some good o’l american fare.
We started with some ice cold beer and the maryland crab cakes. For its price (~$16), the crab cakes were pretty good; packed with crab and flavor but I could do with more texture.
The waffle and fried chicken came with a cute bottle of bourbon syrup (very addictive); chicken was nicely fried and the waffle was thick and dense – a perfect combi though of course it got too ‘jelat’ after awhile. A dish best for sharing.
E happily ordered a huge plate of fried chicken, so we ended up with way too much #communicationfail but hey he loves fried chicken and happily devoured his share
17 Jalan Klapa
Tel: 6295 0017