Celebrate Mother's Day with Chateraise

I have a confession to make. I go to Chateraise every week to spoil myself with a dose of “Steamed Bun of Milk Taste” — a really creamy Hokkaido Milk ice cream with red bean fillings. So when Chateraise invited us to taste their new cakes and desserts, I leaped at the chance. Chateraise has actually been in Singapore for 4 years, and now has 25 stores islandwide. It was founded in Japan back in 1954, and pioneered the farm to factory system. This means everything across the p

New Line Up of Desserts at Bakerzin

Have you ever went to a restaurant and thought to yourself, “Why can't I just have desserts for dinner today.”? Well I got to live that fantasy at Bakerzin as they introduce an assortment of new desserts for 2018, including a few classic signatures that you can’t go wrong with. Starting with some of the new desserts, one of my favourites was Miss Berry Ruby ($8). This glistening red block of mousse cake was nice and tangy and wasn’t too sweet, with the hint of hazelnut and ch

Tian Ma Bird Nest, SkyAvenue Genting

Photo by Melvin | Exterior of Tian Ma Bird Nest at Sky Avenue Genting We recently went on a 24-hour food trail in Genting SkyAvenue and one of our stops was Tian Ma Bird Nest for some light and healthy snacks and desserts. Tian Ma Bird Nest offers healthy and 100% natural Bird Nest dishes, but mainly concentrated in desserts. Plus, there's a 50% off promotion going on for the month of April! Photo by Melvin | Bird’s Nest Chicken Porridge RM38 In Tian Ma Bird Nest, we got to t

Balthazar Boulangerie, Covent Garden, London

Photo by Samad | Facade of Balthazar Boulangerie While wandering around the touristy parts of Covent Garden, I came across a spot called Balthazar. Curious, I Googled it and I luckily saw that it had good reviews. Without a second thought, we entered to check out what they hype was all about. Balthazar is apparently known for their brunches but, we weren’t keen on spending too much time in the restaurant so instead, we opted for the equally impressive looking boulangerie ne

Chocolate Tasting with Cocoa Runners, Prufrock Coffee, London

Photo by Samad | Prufrock Coffee Recently, we were invited to attend a Chocolate Tasting hosted by Cocoa Runners at Prufrock Coffee in London. Before we get into the chocolates, let me first give you a background on who the Cocoa Runners is! So Cocoa Runners is basically a club started by and for chocolate lovers and enthusiasts. They find craft chocolate made by chocolate makers who source out premium chocolate beans directly from small farmers from different parts of the

Little Collins, Mont Kiara

It's the most wonderful time of the year! To celebrate this joyful month, Little Collins is spreading the Christmas cheer with a variety of festive treats for family and friends. Read on to find out what's in store (and how you can enjoy a 15% discount!). Baileys Chocolate Cake - contains alcohol (RM185 for 7" round)* I really enjoyed tasting this Christmas masterpiece. The Baileys chocolate cake is essentially a moist chocolate sponge cake layered with Irish Baileys whiskey

The Marmalade Pantry, Oasia Downtown

The Marmalade Pantry is introducing new dishes and cupcakes across its outlets at ION Orchard, Oasia Novena and Oasia Downtown. New to the menu are two amazing salads which comes in half or full servings, giving you the option of having it as a starter or main. The Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata Cheese ($17-half/$24-full) was incredibly appetising yet surprisingly refreshing. I loved every bite I took of the large, juicy and tangy slices of heirloom tomatoes which balanced very

Just Heavenly Cafe, Bangsar

Dessert lovers would recognise the name, Just Heavenly for their fine selection of delicious cakes, but did you know that this dessert place cooks up a storm too? Having been around for 16 years (and counting!), you can trust Allan Yap and Nigel Skelchy, the creative masterminds behind this business for doing what they do best in “Designing Dreams, Serving Pleasure”. It was a pleasure indeed when I had the privilege to be at their flagship cafe recently to peek at what’s in s

Cake Baby, Perth

Everyone has a preference to either savory, rich or spicy dishes. And then there are those who (just like me!) have a sweet tooth the size of a ship. Even if you're firmly in the sweet-is-better-than-savory camp, it's likely that you have major preferences over what kind of sugary treat is best. Cake Baby, a home based dessert house covers a wide spectrum of all things heavenly, personalised for any occasion. When I was little, my favourite part of attending birthday parties

Whip Up, Kuala Lumpur

Whip Up is my new favourite dessert place! Not only are the desserts absolutely gorgeous, it also tastes as good as it looks. This newly opened dessert cafe is located in the middle of the city, just behind Berjaya Times Square, so it is very central and relatively easy get to. Chef Tee's mission is simple, to make the world a sweeter place. And he does just that! Whip Up's desserts range from the classics to the unique. To be honest, there is not one dessert on the menu that

Kosnica, Duxton Rd

Among the many bars and restaurants that are located on Duxton road, you can find this little café right at the corner of the street... and their specialty? Desserts incorporating one of nature’s best foods - honey. First up, I tried their Hibiscus Tea. Personally, I tend to prefer more intense teas as this hibiscus tea had a very mild floral, berry-like flavour. For those of you who have never tried hibiscus before, you may like it if you love eating berries. What’s great ab

Luscious by Lisa T, One Mont Kiara

After the first wave of cupcake shops (think Wondermilk, Twelve Cupcakes), cupcakes had almost become the forgotten dessert/snack (what with options like bingsu, macarons and the like). But clearly, cupcakes have not totally gone out of fashion. And Luscious by Lisa T in One Mont Kiara is here to ensure it stays in style. We were greeted by the Chief Eating Office (CEO) Lisa T herself as she welcomed us into her bespoke store. Walking in feels as though you have been transpo

The Humble Pie, PJ

I love desserts and often find myself craving something sweet. One day, I was just craving for a good banoffee pie. And everywhere I asked I was pointed towards The Humble Pie, so I had to go down and try it out for myself. I found out they served savoury dishes too and went there for dinner. For starters, I had the Japanese potato salad (RM10). I thought it was pretty good and they had onions and Japanese cucumbers in it, giving the dish a tangy crunch. Then for the main cou

Kit Kat open its first concept in Southeast Asia

Nestle’s KitKat took its tagline, ‘Have a break, have a KitKat‘ to a whole new level. Nestle recently launched a KitKat concept store – the KitKat “Chocolatory” in Midvalley Megamall. This store will give the public the chance to engage with the brand by allowing patrons to create at least 10,000 variations of delicious and mouth-watering KitKat fingers. Patrons can also choose to purchase special editions of KitKat flavours that are not available anywhere else besides this c

Godiva Raspberry & Rose: A Bold and Refreshing Twist to Frozen Treats

Beat the haze and stay cool with Godiva’s limited edition Raspberry & Rose Soft Serve and Chocolixir! Crafted by Godiva’s esteemed chocolatier, Chef Jean Apostolou, in celebration of the chocolatier’s 90th anniversary, the new flavour will surely delight your senses with its smooth and creamy decadence. Soft serves are available in three delectable flavours, vanilla white chocolate, dark chocolate and dark & white chocolate twist, each promising a unique symphony of tastes. I

Beans N Beans, Da Men Mall USJ

Da:Men Mall in USJ is the latest addition to the USJ neighbourhood, attracting many of its residents. So it is no surprise that it has opened up a number of food outlets. Beans N Beans is one of them. The brand is imported from Korea. It's ingredients are also imported from their main supplier in Korea to ensure authenticity. On my first visit to Beans N Beans, I walked in feeling absolutely famished. So, I ended up ordering a whole bunch of sandwiches and a soup for myself a