Posts Tagged ‘crepes’

Antoinette – Where to get the best sweet crepe!

My friend wants a good brunch recommendation and he’s so fussy. All the places I’ve posted recently somehow don’t interest him, either due to location or them being too popular and hence overly crowded. Here’s a quick pictorial on Antoinette. Perhaps this suggestion can stuff his mouth, literally.

Antoinette has a very Parisien/tai tai type of decor. It’s the perfect place for afternoon tea with friends, especially on a weekday. Nothing beats living it up like a lady of leisure when you can enjoy afternoon tea on a WEEKDAY.

Enjoy the pictures but make sure you scroll down to check out the best Crêpes in town.

Antoinette (14)

Antoinette (9)

Antoinette (10)

Read more »

Robolots La Creperie and Bar

*Closed Down*

Media Invite

Yet another eatery has opened in the slowly modernising Joo Chiat street. This time, it’s a creperie called Robolots. It’s located on the 1st floor within Katong Junction Mall itself and you might just miss it if you weren’t looking out for it. It’s just a short walk from Mooshi Bakes and 112 Katong Mall.

As the name suggests, Robolots serves crepes, both savoury as well as sweet. The crepes that they serve aren’t like what you may find at Canele or Creperie des Arts. Robolot’s crepes are on the soft side, almost like a very thin pancake but with a bit more chew, as compared to the somewhat crispy ones from Canele or Creperie des Arts or even Mooshi Bakes just down the road.

I am told by Jooann, the young owner of Robolots, that the flours are specially sourced and imported from Italy. The special flour gives the crepes a faint fragrance not detectable if one were to use locally produced flour.

The partner and I tried 2 dishes at Robolots. We chose a savoury crepe and a dessert. Interestingly, the dessert was served first.

Robolots - Layers of ripened banana bread stack made with milk, honey, cinnamon, raisins and chocolate chips, served with a scoop of vanilla gelato

French Bana-Strata – Layers of ripened banana bread stack made with milk, honey, cinnamon, raisins and chocolate chips, served with a scoop of vanilla gelato $7.90.

Read more »

Mooshi Bakes Brasserie

If you were wondering what happened to Joo Joo, the Kushiyaki outlet opened by the people from Awfully Chocolate, well that no longer exists. In its place now stands a brunch type place called Mooshi Bakes. Actually Mooshi Bakes existed long ago beside Joo Joo, and was bakery arm of the business. This new brunch cafe just shares the same name.

Mooshi Bakes -

I’m quite glad that Joo Joo is gone because back then I thought the place was over priced for a casual non air-conditioned eatery. I’m quite glad that Mooshi Bakes has since realised the benefits of keeping their customers cool as well as keeping the noise from the roads out. Joo Chiat Road is literally 2 steps away from the front door! Other than the air-conditioning, the place looks pretty much the same. They’ve kept the same chairs and the black chalk board, more apt for a brunch place than a Japanese Kushiyaki place.

Mooshi Bakes - (3)

At first glance, the menu looks pretty enticing. They have the usual Big Breakfast, which they’ve named The Really Big Breakfast. That goes for $22 and is I believe the most expensive dish on the menu. The rest are not far though, with most going for about $16 – $18. I was torn between wanting to order the Really Big Breakfast and trying something more exotic like the Souffle Omelette. I’m greedy lah, I like the big breakfast because it comes with everything!

Mooshi Bakes - Souffle Omelette $18 (3) Soufflé Omelette with red cheddar and parmesan cheese sprinklings $18

Read more »

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie

Feel so depressed watching the market drop drop drop. I thought I was good at analysing, but apparently not. I almost don’t care anymore (yeah right), so that’s why I’m here, trying to forget it all. Might as well blog about my latest find in the food arena, if I cannot advise in the financial.

Yeah anyway, after exhausting all our dinner options at Raffles City, we decided to go back to Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie. The reason for the hesitation is that Canele strikes us as a rather expensive place to dine at. Have you seen the price of their cakes??? Those tiny exquisite little things cost like $7,$8,$9 !!! They may be well worth the price, but because of that, it makes one feel like Canele is for Fridays and the Weekends rather than for a mere Tuesday.

Well, we were pleasantly surprised. The menu $ is actually no different from that of the Coffee Club and TCC. The stews are going at about $12.50-$16.50, the sandwiches at about $13.50-$15.50 and the pastas at about $12-$17.50. The menu selections on the other hand, is a breath of fresh air, when compared to the other eating establishments of this price range. As mentioned, they have stews. But what I like are their interesting selection of sandwiches and their Crepes. I tried the Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg sandwich which was very nice. The foccacia bread had a very generous helping of eggs and smoked salmon in it. But if you really want GENEROUS, try the Smoked Salmon and Cream cheese Crepe. I tried that some months back and seriously, I have never had so much smoked salmon before in one sitting!! I could not finish the crepe myself!

Definitely am going to make another trip there in the near future, before it gets crowded when everyone finds out that it’s actually not so expensive to dine there, as long as you don’t order the chocolate cakes! In fact, drink tea instead. One order gives you a nice pot of tea that can be shared between 2.

Check out the menu here. You can find Canele in several locations, namely Paragon, Raffles City, Robertson Walk and Shaw Centre.

~Update 23 May 2010~

Canele at Raffles City is currently closed. In fact, half the restaurants at Raffles City basement are closed for some sort of renovations. It is scheduled to be reopened in September 2010. As to whether Canele has closed down for good at Raffles City, or only temporarily, is anyone’s guess. Click here for Canele’s website.

%d bloggers like this:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...