Bara Chirashi – S$18++
In the last few weeks, I’ve been seeing photos of JIN Fine Dining appear on my Instagram and that got me interested in trying out this establishment. That’s the power of social media activation! Moreover, it’s a short 10 minute stroll from my office in Raffles Place.
Granted, most of the posts on Instagram were of what should be invited tasting sessions for their omakase dinners but the occasional mention of affordable chirashi sets being available for lunch was music to my
A few months ago, I visited The Missing Pan along Bukit Timah Road. This was when photos of food coming out of this cafe’s kitchen were seen at least once during every weekend on Instagram.
A highly recommended dish by many, French Toast Salpicon (S$19++) came with chicken, spinach and mushroom stuffed inside the French toast, banana nuggets (think of it as goreng pisang or fried banana fritters served in nugget size), mixed berries and served with a serving of smoked maple syrup. P.S. this description was lifted from the menu.
The dish was interesting to say the least; a juxtaposition of savoury and sweet.
Flat White (S$5.00+) 7% GST, but no service charge
If you’re looking for a cafe that’s not too packed yet serves up the perfect cuppa, look no further than Sarnies cafe.
First, it’s along Telok Ayer Street, right smack in the Central Business District. People who spend 5 days a week in the CBD would likely choose alternative venues (The Lokal Cafe along Neil Road is a sister cafe of Sarnies); second, it’s fairly ‘old’ in cafe-speak and third, there’s decent seating capacity (if the weather holds up and you don’t mind outdoor seating – they do have quite a number of seats outside).
Flat White (S$5.50)
Located at the foot of a HDB block in the Bukit Ho Swee estate is Sin Lee Foods. It is one of the newer entrants to the retro indie cafe scene in Singapore. But I’m not complaining. Sin Lee serves up pretty decent cups of coffee and its proximity to home makes it all the merrier.
The coffee, while nothing mind-blowing, is always served with a meticulously done up latte art. Perfect for Instagram. If memory serves, they use blends roasted by Papa Pahleta.