The Marmalade Pantry–Revamped dishes and revamped cupcakes!

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Here’s another update on another F&B business that has been around for awhile! Did you know the Marmalade Pantry has been around for 18 years? They opened in 1999, and after a few location changes, are now located at ION Orchard, Oasia Hotel Novena and Oasia Hotel Downtown. Thanks to the ION Orchard outlet, I’ve always had the impression that The Marmalade Pantry is the place to see and be seen, and I guess that is still correct because it is almost always full house there! If you want to beat the crowds, you can try the Oasia Hotel Downtown outlet, which is very much more spacious.

Anyway, The Marmalade Pantry has recently done another revamp to its menu, with a focus towards new interpretations to existing favourite dishes. The dishes are meant to be unfussy and to score on taste. Scroll down to see the new dishes, as well as the revamped line-up of cupcakes. Has your favourite cupcake been retained?

Spanish Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata Cheese

This Spanish Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata Cheese is an elevated version of the traditional Caprese Salad, but using burrata and seasonal heirloom tomatoes. Arbequina (olive) oil is used.

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The Daily Scoop–13 new flavours to celebrate its 13th birthday, including a Christmassy flavoured one!

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Did you know that ice-cream parlour The Daily Scoop has been in Singapore for 13 years? Yes they’ve been in Singapore since their first outlet opened in Sunset Way in 2004.  In today’s business environment where F&B businesses close as fast as they open, surviving 13 years in this cut-throat high rent environment is quite a feat!

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To celebrate its 13th birthday, The Daily Scoop has been releasing a new ice-cream flavour each week since October, and will continue all the way until just before Christmas! The new flavours include Pear & Walnut Crumble, Calamansi Lemongrass, Mulled Wine & Berries and even dairy-free sorbets.

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Greetings from Melbourne!

Hello people! If you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting this week, it’s because I’m now currently holidaying in Melbourne! For more current updates, you can follow me on Instagram or Facebook. Meanwhile, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure!

Jam doughnuttttts.

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Omg the abalone is alive!!!!

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Literally cake street! Every few shops is a cake shop with a display full of cakes! I really wanted to try everything!!!!

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So hard to decide which cake to have!

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Pince & Pints opens in the East–The lobsters are really fantastic

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Lobsters have never been cheap in Singapore as it’s a product that has to be obtained from overseas. But when you can get lobster rolls that range from $22 all the way to $68, how do you decide which lobster roll is the best or which lobster roll is worth the money?

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The Truffle Roll $68

Recently, Pince & Pints, the lobster restaurant that sells lobster rolls for $58 (or $68 if it’s a truffle lobster roll) invited me for a tasting, and if you were me, you’d surely go right?! Let me state upfront that I haven’t tried all that many lobster rolls to be able to tell you the best, but after trying Pince & Pints’ version of the lobster roll, as well as their other lobster dishes, I have to say that they tasted absolutely fantastic. Maybe it’s the freshness and sweetness of the lobster, or the cooking method, or just the ingredient combination, but they sure have their recipe done right. Even the fluffy and buttery bun tasted so good.

Frederick Yap, owner of Pince & Pints shared that they are one of the rare few restaurants that use live (not frozen) lobsters. Wild caught lobsters are air-flown direct weekly from the Atlantic Coast and stored in Pince & Pint’s very own deep sea tanks. Apparently they also supply these live lobsters to some big name restaurants in Singapore. Well, hence the high price.

Pince & Pints - Lobster Mac & Cheese $29

If you’re an average eater, this Mac & Cheese is actually substantial enough to be a meal on its own.

Check out the photos below of all the dishes we had. Be it in lobster roll form, or grilled lobster or lobster in curry, they were all very enjoyable. But here’s a tip if you really want to try Pince & Pints’ lobsters but don’t to pay $58. Try their Lobster Mac & Cheese because it costs only $29. It’s not a whole lobster, but it’s no less enjoyable if you ask me. It’s probably one of the best Mac & Cheese dishes I have tried. Utterly gooey and creamy, with chunks of lobster meat interspersed, it really was memorable.

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Afternoon tea at Marina Bay Sands Renku Lounge– Sip tea blends customised just for you!

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How do you like to spend your weekends? For me, one of my favourite ways is to enjoy afternoon tea at a posh hotel. There’s nothing quite like sitting back amongst luxurious surroundings while nibbling on dainty food and sipping cup after cup of tea. Conversation is not always necessary, sometimes I like to just stare into space, contemplating life. You know they say creative people need space to just think…

Marina Bay Sands Renku Lounge Afternoon Tea (18)

So, when Marina Bay Sands recently opened Renku, I made sure to quickly check it out. The tea takes centre stage at Renku, literally. There are professional Tea Masters who will provide tableside service and recommend tea blends customised to your preference. There will also be a tea pouring performance at some point during the afternoon tea!

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