Singapore – Northeast


The Dwelling Place - The Hidden Café Which Feels Like Home

My refuge, my dwelling place. I was curious about the origin of café’s name “The Dwelling Place”, and wondered if there was any biblical connection. It turned out that the name materialized one Sunday morning when the owner attended church service, and stuck ever since. The owners behind The Dwelling Place are not very explicit about the connection though, their goal eventually is for anyone and everyone to be comfortable to ‘dwell’ in a cosy space. I loved the feel and vibes of The Dwelling Place TO BITS upon entering. It felt like home. Somewhere I can spend the......

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Bao Makers – Specialty 'Bao' 包 Cafe At Horne Road But Not 'Bao'  (饱 aka full)

Bao Makers – Specialty ‘Bao’ 包 Cafe At Horne Road But Not ‘Bao’ (饱 aka full)

The Chinese has different variations of ‘bao’ such as charsiew bao and xiao long bao found in dimsum, whereas the Westerners have Han bao bao (汉堡包) known as burgers. Bao Makers is a bakery cafe specializing in another type of ‘bao’ 包, the Chinese style steamed buns American-Chinese restaurants...

October 13, 2015
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Curious Palette  – Curiosity Aside, Strangers’ Reunion Opens Another Café at Prinsep Street

Curious Palette – Curiosity Aside, Strangers’ Reunion Opens Another Café at Prinsep Street

We were curious about Curious Palette, literally. No Facebook page initially, no signboard, no information on the food offered anywhere online. Taking over the space where Play Nation at Prinsept Street was, we were also curious about the stark resemblance to Strangers’ Reunion. The same Buttermilk Waffle with various...

July 23, 2015
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