Lavish Buffet

Lavish Buffet

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

PS Cafe (28b Harding Road, Singapore 249549) Reservation: 9070 8782 (No Reservation for Weekend Brunch)

Visited on 24 Aug 2014 (Sun). If you still can recall, PS. Cafe was opened in 1999 hidden within Projectshop clothing store. But now.. PS. Cafe have 8 branches including PS. Cafe Petit and Chopsuey Cafe.

Note: Located at Harding Road in Dempsey, this place is not easily accessible unless you're driving or take a taxi. But even though you're driving, you might missed it and gotta turn many rounds before you found it as this place is hidden inside the greenery and with a small signboard outside.. The parking lots are limited outside so the nearest alternative place to park is at the dempsey hill carpark whereby you will see Margarita's, Jumbo Seafood etc... Hope this information helps. :)

Thanks to the whitey cat to pose above the sign board! LoL..

This is the path towards PS Cafe..

And here is PS Cafe hidden inside the greenery!

You will see this cosy section upon arrival ...

Love the full glass panel to see greenery view! But the chairs here are not comfortable to sit long..

You will find this on every table.. Haha!

Orange Juice ($8++)

The orange juice was those diluted type so the price for this orange juice was not worth it.. $8++ to $10++ can easily get freshly squeezed orange juices at hotels.

PS Truffle Shoestring Fries ($15++)
Note: Their truffle fries is super big portion so do not order this if you have only 2 pax, eat until siao... haha.. Its very crispy and quite nice initially, especially you eat those top ones with the cheese but as we ate more & more, the nice feeling became not so nice.. So unless you have bigger group, otherwise do not order this super big portion.

PS. Big Breakfast ($26++)

This big breakfast set supposed to come with beef sausage but i don't like sausage so i requested to change into ham. Both the crispy smoked bacon & ham were very nice but too salty.. The scrambled egg was quite good, just that not fluffy enough compared to Antoinette..Was quite disappointed that their big breakfast does not come with any complimentary coffee or orange juice like other restaurants/cafes.. 

Overall, service was quite bad. If the host is not at the counter upon your arrival, you have to stand there to wait till the host comes back even though the server staff saw you. The server staff will only come and usher you to a table if the host is still not back after some time. We waited for about 8 mins standing there though there were so many empty tables at that time. I find this service very stupid actually. The staff were all very busy at most of the time during weekend brunch so the attitude on some staff was not very good while some was really nice.

Anyway the food here was quite good with huge portion but at steep prices. You can dine at hotel ambience with such prices actually. The ambience here was very noisy type with many foreigners. I preferred to brunch at a peaceful environment like Antoinette. Probably will try the PS cafe at Palais branch next time. Despite the poor service with steep prices, their business is still super good! The crowd keep come and go non-stop. 

Weekend Brunch: Sat, Sun & PH - 9.30am - 6.30pm (Last food order at 4.30pm, last tea order at 6.30pm)


Monday, 25 August 2014

Bakerzin at Vivo City (1 Harbourfront Walk #01-207 Singapore 098585) Reservation on Weekdays only: 6438 8700

Visited on 23 Aug 2014 (Sat). Bakerzin has launched new menu somewhere in 2014 which i think it's quite a good change. They have a wide selection of very delectable desserts that made me feel like trying them all. I will try one by one and update here each time i'm there! :P

See... so many Mouthwatering desserts

Tiramisu Cafecinno ($5.90++)

Wow this was very creative! It my first time having Tiramisu with Coffee, they complemented so well! The aroma was so great with cocoa powder atop! Addicted to this.. Must Order!!!

Baked Pork Sausages ($11.90++)
My partner said this was very good and i tried one bite, the taste was great but i'm not a sausage fan.. haha.. I like the mashed potato, the texture everything was just right, not too sticky..

Grilled Barramundi ($17.90++)
I never expected that Bakerzin can cook such a nice grilled barramundi! The exterior skin was very very crispy and the creamy sauce was fantastic!!! I wish they can put more sauce... The meat was a tad not tender enough otherwise it will be perfect! Thumbs up for this dish!

Mango-Passion Souffle ($10.90++)
Served with homemade chocolate ice-cream. The sourness of the mango-passion souffle was quite mild so not to worry, it has a refreshing taste with good quality chocolate ice-cream. The souffle was quite soft but the top texture was a tad rough, not as smooth as other souffles that i've tried before... Still need some improvements. I personally love the souffle from Hoshino Coffee. But overall this dessert still tasted quite nice! Note: Baking time for 15mins.

Note: No complimentary water here. Water is chargeable at $0.30++ per glass.

Hardly find cafes with pretty good service besides TCC. So i was quite impressed with the service here. Food & dessert quality were around slightly above average quality. But the main course selection was quite limited as i don't like pasta/burgers. So will only come back again to have the barramundi and try their other desserts again! Bakerzin definitely worth a revisit! :)

Open Daily: 11.30am - 10pm


Monday, 18 August 2014

Sunday Market (22 Lim Tua Tow Road)

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Visited on 16th Aug 2014 (Sat). This is a new addition hidden gem cafe nestled in Serangoon area. It's at the last corner among the row of shophouses. Though the location is not very convenient, don't be surprised that you will see customers keep coming in specially by taxi or driving. What makes this place so popular? 

Of course it's their bold food creation! So far this is the first cafe that can impress me as i usually find cafe food very boring. But here, most of the food are quite interesting that i think it's not common to find at other cafes. If you're those adventurous type, come & try their special food items here! Let's see the photos below!

Ample carpark space here during daytime. Not sure of night time..

I wonder why more & more cafes like to hang bicycle for display? LoL.. You will see many mini ladders on the ceiling too!

The cafe is more to Rustic feel... These are the few front seats..

And these are the seats behind, more for bigger groups...

The sliced cake counter.. 

Flat White - $5++
Love their flat white - Creamy, very aromatic and tasted good!

Smoked Salmon & Cheese Toast - $12.90++

Scramble eggs with smoked salmon & cream cheese served on a buttered toast with grilled tomatoes & tomato marmalade. My first time to see smoked salmon toast served on a pizza board, very unique style! They cut the toast into two pieces to place the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. The scrambled was a tad too creamy & it would be good if they can put in more smoked salmon and this will be perfect! A nice brunch though!

Bangkok Toast ($10.90++)

Cinnamon thick sweet brioche toast with matcha green tea custard, served with Thai milk tea ice-cream. This is their most popular dessert there that you have to order! I never expected that cinnamon, matcha and milk tea can blend together so well! I prefer the exterior of cinnamon toast than the interior as i find it more fragrant at the exterior. I dip the toast with the very very mild matcha taste custard and find it quite nice. The Thai milk tea ice-cream was fantastic to me, you can really taste the milk tea in ice-cream form! Heavenly matched dessert! 

Baked Alaska ($10.90++)

Black sesame sponge cake and Matcha green tea ice-cream topped with Italian meringue and drizzle of cranberry glaze. The sesame sponge cake was quite hard and dry that ruined the whole taste. I don't really like the taste of this combination of black sesame and matcha in baked alaska so this dessert was out for me.

Do try their Roasted Duck Pancake with Garlic Hoisin Crispy Egg Pancake, heard that it's good too! Will try this at my next visit! :)

The food and dessert was quite good here. Service was average without any smile.. I think the staff were probably quite stressed to handle many early bird customers including me once they opened at 11am. Can you imagine the cafe was almost full within 30mins! The only disappointment is this cafe charged both 10% service charge and 7% GST as some small cafes they don't charge these.. Nevertheless, this will not stop me from visiting as long as they can create more special food!

Opening hours: 

Mon-Tue: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
Thurs: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
Fri: 12.00pm - 11.00pm
Sat: 9.30am - 11.00pm
Sun: 9.30am - 9.00pm

Reservations are only for weekdays. Walk-in for weekends!


It's such a hassle to make reservation through phone - Book now through Chope for Instant Reservations! Reservations for Weekdays Only! Walk-In for Weekends!
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