Saturday, January 2, 2021

Gelato at Hundred Acre Creamery

Hundred Acre Creamery is a new gelato/coffee shop in our area and we thought it would be a good idea to try it out for our anniversary. The shop is located in Clementi Street, quietly tucked away at the back of the compound.

It was our first time in the area and used Google Maps to find the shop. It was just a week old when we visited, obvious from the flower stand greetings outside of the shop. We had to wait awhile before we got a seat since it was full at 4 in the afternoon. It was okay since they had seats outside and there were a couple of Pokestops we got to spin while waiting. 

I love the yellow theme of the shop. It's supposed to be inspired by Winnie the Pooh's home, the Hundred Acre Wood. They had quotes from Winnie the Pooh written in the wall and just one Pooh bear on the counter. I had hoped it would have more Winnie the Pooh in it since he's one of my favorite characters. 

What I looked forward to was trying the gelato and I ordered two flavors. It was creamy, not too sweet and just perfect for my palate. They had Vietnamese coffee and I got the cold one. We had to request for additional condensed milk since it was quite intense.

Sweetie got the coffee gelato. I tried it and it was so intense. One teaspoon was like a shot of caffeine in my system haha. It would probably be good for hardcore coffee lovers. He also got some tea which he paired with the gelato. We wanted to try the waffle with the gelato, but they said their machine was broken. I hope they got it fixed already since the menu is quite limited. When I come back I hope to try the waffle. 

We had a great experience nonetheless since the staff were all very nice and warm. The shop is good for some quick coffee and/or dessert. They said they were going to change the closing time so please check for updates if you plan to go. The Pokestops in the area was a good plus for us too. 

Hundred Acre Creamery (map)

109 Clementi Street 11, #01-37, 

Singapore 120109

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

LAVO | Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar in Singapore | Takeaway

We wanted to try the pizza and pasta at Lavo in Marina Bay Sands during our staycation. It was hard to book seats though, but we found out you can order takeaway if you're a guest at the hotel. We ordered early and got our food in just an hour. 

We just got pizza and pasta. Got the carne pizza and rigatoni melanzana. Sweetie liked both the pizza and pasta, but I found the pizza a bit too salty. I ended up just picking on the prosciutto hehe. 

After our swim we passed by Lavo. By 9pm it's quite quiet and you can probably grab a seat already by that time. That's what their staff told us when we inquired about booking a seat. We're glad though we found out about the takeaway option when we were browsing through the hotel resto pages.

Maybe next time we'll try to reserve early and get a sit in the restaurant. What about you? Have you tried Lavo?

Lavo, Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, 

Level 57, Singapore 018956


Friday, November 27, 2020

Lunch at Central Perk

We had visited Central Perk a few times before, but it was always full. We thought going there for lunch on a weekday would be a good time. To be sure we booked a table via Google Maps which connected to my Chope account.  

The place was empty save for one customer who was finishing his meal. He left by the time we ordered food so we had the place to ourselves for awhile. We accessed the menu through a QR code and ordered via the page we were directed to. There was a lot of selections! Even the cappuccino had several variations. The first thing I got was the Phoebe Buffay cappuccino, Sweetie ordered the Chandler Bing cappuccino. Mine was light roast and had a nutty flavor, I think Sweetie's coffee was medium roast.

For starters we ordered Phoebe's mushrooms and we were surprised that the serving was generous. We both really liked how they sauteed the mushrooms in oil and garlic. It was really flavorful (the same way they make it back home). We also ordered the Alessandro caesar salad which was pretty tasty too (bacon is key!). 

Sweetie got the Ross Geller's Thanksgiving sandwich since we were not able to eat turkey for Thanksgiving. I tried it too and it was tasty and filling. I got Monica's lasagna which I think was a no meat pasta. The serving was huge! I was so full just eating a third of it (we brought the rest home). 

We skipped dessert since we were both so full and we already had fruit juice for our beverage. We had to walk off the gastronomic delight we had and ended up having a light dinner. There's a nook at the entrance to leads to a replica of Monica and Rachel's kitchen and they had a number of memorablia too. If you're a big fan they also have tshirts, postcards and their coffee blend. 

Of course, expect the food to be a bit pricey. It's after all a tourist spot. We'd probably come back for the coffee and more snacks if we're in the area. Nonetheless we enjoyed our visit and we're glad we came at a light hour. The staff were friendly and would gamely take your photos too. 

Central Perk - Singapore

1 Magazine Rd, #01-01 Central Mall, 

Singapore 059567  (map)