Kyushu Pancake Cafe Review

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

We arrived at about 1230pm and as you can see, the place is already pretty packed. The cafe is quite small, so it would be better if you call and make a reservation to guarantee a seat. 

I actually read online somewhere that their service is bad, but we were greeted with a very friendly Japanese lady (She seems like a Japanese from her accent, or isit I'm just bias? lol) and it was a really nice experience there. 

I would strongly recommend you to go during the lunch time as you can add on the drinks for just $3 for any mains purchase. Best thing? You can choose the most expensive drink at about $8 :3 #singaporean

Some of the mains on the menu.

I ordered the Buttermilk pancakes ($8.50) + iced fruit tea ($3.00 with the lunch promotion, if not it will be $7.90 for a cup) while my sister ordered the kyushu pancakes ($7.90) + Dorayaki smoothie ($3.00 with lunch promo, $8 w/o) Oh, and sorry to mention that there's a 10% service charge + 7% gst. 

Both of the pancakes come with the wild honey sauce and fruit syrup, which complements really well with the pancakes. The whipped cream was super duper light, that it feels fat free lol! The buttermilk pancakes feel slightly sweeter then the kyushu one, but both tasted dense instead of fluffy. It's a totally different kind of pancakes like the one you have at Macdonalds. 

Drinks wise, the iced fruit tea tasted like lemon tea, but they were pretty generous with the fruits though - kiwis, strawberries, lemon and apples. I had a sip of my sister's Dorayaki smoothie, it's super duper sweet and milky, highly recommended for someone that has an extremely sweet tooth. 

Location wise, it is not very easy to find and we took a cab there from Novena. But actually it's just opposite la lol. Have to cross the overhead bridge and walk abit. 

Overall experience: The pancakes here sort of tasted healthier of some sort? I will definitely be back to try some of their other pancakes creations! On a side note, they also sell the pancake flours, so if you're interested in making them at home, they do sell the flours ranging from $7 - $8+. 

275 Thomson Rd, 307645 

Open Mon-Sun · 11AM–9PM 

6352 6265

How to get your hands on 純萃喝。chun cui he!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

So the 純萃喝。chun cui he drinks has been in Singapore for more than a month now and it's still going OOS. For those that don't know what the hype is about, it's actually milk tea and latte that originates from Taiwan that looks like a shampoo bottle.


Apparently I heard there's 10 kind of different teas and latte under their branding, but their website only show 8.

However from what I heard from my friend who studied in Taiwan, Taiwanese do not find it nice at all. SURPRISE SURPRISE. I personally tried both and I find the milk tea just normal, the latte was smooth, but both to me, not worth the hype at all. It's nice la, just not so nice to the extend that I would go crazy about it. I would love to try other flavours though, maybe it's better than the milk tea hmmmm.

In the 2nd or 3rd week, my bf managed to source it from the 7-11 at Lavender at about 1-2am. So in this post, I'm going to share with you how to get your hands on these if you haven't got the chance to try it.

1.) Target 7-11 that operates 24h as they always do their restocking between 3am - 4am

According to one of their staff at their Bedok outlet, they told me the stocks always come in between that timing and there was once I set my alarm at 4am, the staff told me they were old left with latte. The milk tea was out of stock by 4am when the stocks came at 330am. WTF RIGHT?! Within 30 minutes at such ungodly hours and still sold out -_____- 

2.) Call before you go down to the store to avoid disappointment. 

Okay so now you know they do the restocking at 3am - 4am, it's not a GUARANTEE. So to avoid it being a wasted trip of walking down and get nothing, call the store again. You can google for the 7-11 no. easily. If the stocks is not in yet, ALWAYS ASK THEM WHETHER IF THEY KNOW WHEN THE DRINKS WILL BE RESTOCKED. If you're in luck and meet nice staffs, they will tell you, but a 60% chance you will stumbled upon a grumpy staff that tell you don't know don't know don't know x100 *roll eyes*

3.) Always click in the comment section of posts related to the drinks on Facebook pages.

Go to their main Facebook page and stalk the comment session and you will see 3 kinds of people there - People complaining that they can't find any stocks, people updating where have stocks and lastly, nice people that get extra bottles and selling at original prices.

God bless people like this. (But of course, if they are selling at the original price that is)

4.) Only if you're willing to pay - Carousell or Airfrov

As usual, people are buying to resell it on Carousell at a ridiculous price of $10 each. 

Would you pay $10 for a bottle of milk tea?

You can also choose to download this app call Airfrov where you can request for your products overseas. You can also get other flavours of the milk tea/latte at about $4-$5 per bottle.

So what do you think about the Chun Cui He drinks? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

My Marmite My Way! - Marmite Chicken Recipe

Monday, August 1, 2016

*Sponsored post

I'm not sure whether if you've heard of Marmite, but I've always heard from my mum that she and her family used to have it with porridge and it was really yummy! I've not came across Marmite until 5-6 years ago, where I ordered a plate of Marmite Chicken with rice from a food court and it was really yummy! From then on I really really love the taste!!!!

As you can see, not only is Marmite affordable, it's also filled with benefits and widely available at your local supermarkets.

You had be surprised if you ever googled "Marmite recipes". There are endless of creations you can do with Marmite!!! Use it in your appetizers, your mains, and even desserts!!!! You can even use it as a spread on your bread.

So in today's recipe, I will be sharing with you a Marmite Chicken recipe that I adapted from Nasi Lemak's lover. 

600g chicken, chopped into bite sizes
1 tbsb light soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 small egg
4 tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp marmite
1tbsp honey
4 tbsp Maltose
1 tsp shrimp paste
100 ml hot water

2 cloves chopped garlic
Optional garnish - sesame seeds, red chilli shredded, parsley

1.) Marinate chicken with soy sauce, salt, pepper and egg for an hour or longer. I did it for about 3h so that my chicken will be more full in flavour.

2.) Add Marmite, honey, maltose* and shrimp paste to hot water, mix well and set aside. 
*Maltose can be found at Sheng Siong Supermarket.

3.) Add in flour to the chicken and coat well, deep fried chicken over medium heat till golden brown. 
For me, i didn't coat the chicken as I didn't want my chicken to be deep fried as I was sick, so I opted for a stir fried chicken instead. If you prefer to eat healthier, you can also do it the stir fried way too!!

4.) Use the same work, add in garlic and marmite mixture, stir and cook till big bubbles and add in fried chicken. Stir well to make sure chicken are well coated.

5.) Optional: Garnish with sesame seeds, red chilli and parsley.

For my readers:

You can head to here to redeem your FREE Marmite bottle sample from 8th August 2016! 

After redeeming your free sample, share in your Sample Store review your personal experience on how you enjoyed your Marmite free sample e.g. mix in porridge, soup, toast or cooking. 

There will be 3 winners to each win 3 different sized bottles. Winners to be announced on Sample Store Instagram & Facebook page. Contest ends 30th September 2016. 

See you all in the next post!

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