Max Brenner

Used to hang out at this place when I was abroad in Melbourne
Today, I was treated kindly by a classmate

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Fondue: Caramel, Chocolate and White Chocolate

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Chocolate Chai Tea 🙂

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Peanutbutter Shake

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Crepe

 

Verdict: 5/5 of us will return.
I had the chocolate chai .. I must say it is very uniquely nice for all those who likes chai tea latte and wants to take the sweetness a notch higher, this is highly recommended. After a few glasses however, it just was too much for me .. Better this be shared 🙂

The fondue was good, chocolate was solid, not those diluted mixed up chocolate or cheapo melted chocolate.

Crepe was also good -> snapped up very fast

For all who needs a quick chocolate fix, try this place! in Melbourne I remember eating the waffles! super awesome there! but I am not too sure about here .. have yet to try! perhaps on the next trip back!

Max Brenner
112 East Coast Road,
#01‐05 112 Katong,
Singapore 428802

8 Raffles Avenue,
#01-06/08,
Esplanade Mall

Au Chocolat

Following our lunch, Troopie Plonks and I went to try out this new place called Au Chocolat.

See how huge this place takes up! This is just the restaurant part of it …

I will  just let the pictures do the talking

We started from here

Display of the macaroons

 

and many other deserts ++++

So with so many choices, I felt like a kid lost in toy’r’us .. but even better! A HUGE CHOCOLATE SHOP!!!  .. 🙂

We proceeded to the restaurant part and started our orders. We decided we wanted something to balance out the chocolate drink, so we ordered:

Caramel Apple Skillet topped with walnuts and Vanilla Ice-cream

 

Have you heard of a literal frozen hot chocolate? frozen hot chocolate does not = to ice chocolate. They are two different things altogether. See, from my experience, ice chocolate means, cold chocolate flavoured milk, cream/sometimes ice-cream and chocolate syrup + powder blended up and topped with ice cream. Frozen hot chocolate is literally, hot chocolate frozen, topped and decked with cream. As below:

Frozen Hot Chocolate

and let me just take a close up of one spoon of this delight

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Chocolate goodness indeed 🙂

Verdict: 2/2 of us will definitely return here! Especially for a chocolate fix! They also serve high tea (which we regret not trying), menu seemed quite extensive.

The apple skillet – I only wished the base was slightly more heated up .. if not for that, overall this dish was pretty good. Nothing to niche pick about but just something nice to go along with this super uberly rich chocolate drink.

 

The literal Frozen Hot Chocolate is so going down my chocolate drinks dictionary! It was so rich and after one sip, we just started giggling at each other. Immediate Sugar high?  perhaps. The feeling of bliss – all condensed into this drink 🙂

Marina Bay Sands
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
L1-03
10 Bayfront Avenue, 
Singapore 018956

Food Trail # 1.1 Grin Affair

Our dear troopie shu is going overseas for work .. so since most of us are free / on mc / no need to work , we went on a mini food trail around some parts of Singapore 🙂

I couldn’t make it for lunch, but managed to meet them for tea/ desserts 🙂

This place is quite a hidden and hard place to find – like the entrance of it! as its nicely nested in the HDB flats ..

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and we ordered to share with each other :

 

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From the Top: Matcha and azuki bean, Honey Lavender and Blueberry,
Bottom Left : Hazelnut, The lychee passionfruit with sea salt pistachio,

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Close up 🙂

 

Verdict: 4/4 of us will return 🙂 for the cakes in the following order: The lychee passionfruit with sea salt pistachio (loved how all the flavours complimented each other), Hazelnut(the coffee tinge kind of balanced out the whole cake nicely) , Honey Lavender and Blueberry (Lavender was abit too over powering), and lastly the matcha and azuki bean ( not a very nice favourite among all of us). A grin affair indeed! 😀 its so convenient to eat the cake, without having it topple all over! So glad there are 4 of us around to try the different flavours 🙂

Grin Affair
#01-77A
3 Everton Park
Singapore 080003

Bangkok : #2.3 Mango Tango

So following the full lunch, we headed opposite to what trooper ali recommended : Mango Tango 🙂

shop front 🙂

You can’t miss this place .. because this place has many youngsters queuing up for it! and the place is really small and at a corner 🙂 so be prepared to queue up or try going at odd hours instead maybe?

so we ordered :

and also not forgetting…

Mango Sticky Rice 🙂

Verdict: 5/5 of us will return to this place to eat. We especially enjoyed the Mango sticky rice. What so unique about it is that crispy Mango puff thingy that is scattered on the rice. Although complaints from the troopies was that the rice was quite sweet .. but I think what was awesome was that the mango was even sweeter than the rice! ahhahaa but one of the better mango sticky rice we ate throughout the trip. Highly recommended. 🙂

 

Mango Tango
Siam Square Soi 5,
Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan,
Pathum Wan, Bangkok

 

and please remember:

a mango a day, keeps the doctor away

 

Bkk : #2.3.1 – snack

we decided to have a pre-dinner snack before heading to check out platinum mall for a while ..
So we explored nearby and went to the paragon food basement..

THIS PLACE IS SO HUGE!!!!
So we bought to share and try

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And troopie philies and I shared the yoghurt:

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And the rest of the troops bought the assorted milk to try too

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Thai Milk Tea

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Matcha (Green tea) Milk

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Chocolate Milk

Verdict: I think the yoghurt was the best 🙂 hahahaa followed by the matcha, thai milk tea… troopie beat complained the chocolate milk was not thick enough .. so .. Yoghurt the best 😀

Following that, I had one of my ‘cheated by the picture’ hazelnut ice-cream…

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Ferrero Rocher

This was a ‘*wrinkles nose’ moment.. Hazelnut taste was faint 😦 so a big no for me 😦

Dome

Went to the nearby dome and felt like having something sweet:)

I remember a friend telling me how awesome the apple crumble was, so decided to give it a try 🙂

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Verdict: I would come back for this!! It’s different in that it’s crumble are quite soft? Not as ‘crunchy’ as the usual.. And maybe I say this more in a biased point of view but I like this hot and cold dessert combination 🙂 so thumbs up and no complaints my side 🙂

Dome

Plain vanilla – revisited

I returned to plain vanilla bakery and fulfil my hazelnut cupcake craving.. Decided to buy back home some for he mentai monster since he mentioned he wanted a red velvet cupcake 🙂

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Verdict: 1.5/2 of us will return. Mentai monster commented on the cream cheese on the cupcake – he liked it but thought the rest of the flavours were ok. He hated the cinnamon. I also didn’t really like it. I liked my hazelnut. Chocolate chip was too sweet for my liking. Salted caramel was awesome 🙂 but chocolate banana was disappointing.

Plain Vanilla Bakery 
34A Lor Mambong  
Holland Village,
Singapore 277691