Chocolat N Spice Cakes (Shunfu Market)

​I went to Shunfu Market to get the muffins but halfway through queueing they got sold out so I decided to get their cakes instead. 

I got the Rasberry Cheesecake ($3.80) and the Red Velvet ($5) from Chocolat N Spice.

Red velvet is a buttery cake with sour cheese icing. The cake was aromatic and has a similar flavour to their muffins. I spotted red fruit fibers in the cake which may possibly be from beetroot.

The cheesecake was a tad too dry. The  raspberry jam tasted kind of sour. I could hardly taste the cheese. The roasted nuts on hazelnut cream on the side of the cake was delicious though. They used a spongey vanilla cake base instead of the usual biscuit base.

I really like how they use fresh fruits to decorate their cakes.

I would recommend the red velvet cake. It has an exceptional flavour, especially for a hawker centre bakery.

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Yahava KoffeeWorks (Upper Thomson, 10 minutes walk from Bishan Park 2)

We heard that this cafe is a franchise from Perth and thus had to try their specialty coffee. The baristas will recommend different blends by asking the customers’ coffee preferences. The blends here are unique.

We ordered Guatemala blend Latte large ($5.50), Zumo blend Flat White large ($5.50), Carrot Loaf ($7) and Yorkless Cheesecake ($7.50).
The Latte Guatemala was quite acidic but drank with milk was not that bad. It’s like kopi O with milk. Strong bean aroma and more bitter compared to Zumo blend with a strong coffee aftertaste. Guatemala was the day’s specialty blend and Yahava charges additional $1 if you order their it.

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The Flat White Zumo blend was less acidic and less aromatic than the Guatemala blend. The milk brings out the flavour. It has a strong cream/milk aftertaste. This Zumo blend was medium roasted.

The coffee here do not contain sugar. You have to add them yourself.

The Carrot Loaf had a strong cinnamon aroma with a spongy QQ texture. The walnut bits on the butter cream added texture to the cake. The cake melted in my mouth, exploding with flavour. Disappointingly, I did not taste much carrot in the cake.

The Yorkless Cheesecake was quite small. It was light and fluffy with a notable sour cream flavour.

7% GST is charged here.

20160618_125647.jpgThey do have have individual menus for customers, you have to order from the wall menu behind the cashier.
Their cakes are outsourced and a tad too pricey in my opinion. I would definitely be back for their coffee though. This place is really quiet and spacious- conducive for studying- even on a Saturday afternoon.

20160618_125656.jpgCoffee appreciation workshops are conducted here too.
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Refuel Cafe #2 (Bedok)

Today, we went to Bedok Reservoir for a walk and it started to drizzle.  It was cold and raining non-stop, so we decided that Refuel was a perfect place to for us to stay dry and enjoy some warm delicious food.

We order Seafood Marinara ($13.90), Meaty Mac & Cheese ($13.50), Soup  W Toast ($5.50), Dark Chocolate Pistachio ($7.90) and Mocha Latte ($5.50).

20160604_133058The Seafood Marinara was interesting. It has the taste of the sea with a sour blend from the marinara soup. This dish includes prawns and mussels. Very flavourful but the portion is quite small.

20160604_133842The Meaty Mac & Cheese was a bit overwhelming. Too much cheese for me. It was quite disappointing to find that “meaty” element in the dish is the beef flavoured sauce.

20160604_132649Soup W Toast was delicious. I enjoyed the soup the most. It was similar to the one I had at Fuel Plus (same owner). I like the creamy consistency and the crunchy texture of the soup.

20160604_135420Dark Chocolate Pistachio was awesome. I love the fresh cake aroma of vanilla and nuts wafting from the butter cake. The dark chocolate icing added sweetness hard and brittle cake. (I know what you are thinking. The cake came with a “hole”. This was the second time. We asked for another cake as the previous one also had a “hole”. Somehow, the kitchen crew do not know how to properly cut/ serve a slice of cake.)

20160604_135546Mocha Latte was heavenly. It was creamy and fragrant. You have to try it for yourself. I am not a caffeine person but I have fallen in love with this coffee drink.

I stay quite far from Bedok but I would totally travel the distance to get quality food. I will definitely be back to try the other goodies on their menu!



Fuel Plus (Opposite Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church)

A quiet cafe with quality food. Fuel Plus is the sister cafe of Refuel at Bedok. It offers a wide range of western food from hot cakes to steaks and crabs.

I came here as my mom kept singing praises about the food here and I had couldn’t stand it any longer.

We ordered Earl Grey Tea ($5.50), Grapefruit Lemonade ($5.50), Fuel Ice Tea ($5.50), Steak & Egg ($22), Salmon & Mash ($19), Soft Shell Crab Curry ($18), Salmon Mac & Cheese ($18), Mushroom Soup ($7) and Valrhona Hazelnut Praline ($8).

The Earl Grey Tea was aromatic with a bitter after taste. It complements the Salmon Mac & Cheese. It came with a French Press and hot water refill is available upon request.

The Mac & Cheese was creamy and thick. The salt from the smoked salmon added taste to the dish. The dish might be too overwhelming and I suggest sharing it with someone.


Th Steak & Egg was delectable! The ribeye was medium done so it was kind of “bloody” bur I prefer my steak tender and juicy. The sautéd mushrooms and onions provided taste to the saltless steak. The salad was zesty and refreshing. The raw yolk complements the meat like a gravy. 


The Grapefruit Lemonade was refreshing. It was bitter, sour with a tinge of rosemary. There was slices of grapefruit and lime to add to the texture of the drink.


The Fuel Ice tea was unique. It is tea with lemon and orange juices. There was fresh herbs  in the drink to bring out the tea flavour.Slices of lemon can be seen inside the glass jug.


The Salmon & Mash’s salmon was juicy and tender (medium rare). The mash potato had a fine texture and was very smooth. The asparaguses were grilled and crunchy with a tinge of sweetness. 


The Soft Shell Crab Curry was amazing. Fuel Plus took the local Chili Crab dish to a whole new level. The curry was blended with herbs and was quite similar to the Japanese curry. The soft crabs were deep fried to crispiness and their flesh were tender. The curry can be eaten with bread or alone like the mushroom soup below.


The Mushroom Soup was the most value for money! 7 bucks for such a large bowl of soup. It was thick , creamy and hummus-like. The consistency is very new to me (like the Soft Shell Crab Curry). The bread was toasted and airy with sautéd mushrooms on top. Trust me, you must try the sautéd mushroom! They were juicy and packed with so much flavour!


Lastly, the Valrhona Hazelnut Praline for dessert. I could tell that they make they own cakes here. Some cafes, if you observe closely have the exactly same type of cakes as other cafes. You can tell that they outsource their cakes from the same supplier. This cake was impressive with vanilla and chocolate layers of cake. The vanilla part was flavourful, the chocolate part had chocolate chips which gave the spongy cake a crunchy trait. The hazelnut icing was buttery and sweet. However, there was an absence of the hazelnut flavour in the cake and icing.


The water was poured from a test tube style jug with a cork as a stopper.


Their wifi is very strong and you can see people using their laptops. The password.


The meal totaled to $97.20 for 5 persons.


FuelPlus has great customer service. For example, the service crew will ask if I need more water, the wifi password or salt and pepper etc. Their service crew are very observant and friendly.

Fuel Plus needs to pay their chef well! The chef really determines the reputation of a cafe/restaurant. The food standard here has high quality and the cooking is amazing. You really get what you pay.

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