Food Review: Creamier

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Creamier is no longer a stranger name to those on social media like Instagram. Tucked away in a corner of the oldest neighbourhood in Singapore, Toa Payoh, is a particular ice-cream parlour serving scoops of home-made (handcrafted) ice cream to its residents and beyond, Creamier Ice Cream and Coffee. It is relatively inaccessible but this does not stop ice-cream fans from all over the country who flock to the cafe for a taste of the much-raved about waffles and ice cream. Popular options are Roasted Pistachio and Sea Salt Gula Melaka. They also have unique flavours like Thai Milk Tea and Black Sesame.

We (a group of three) visited Creamier on a Wednesday afternoon at around 3pm during the June holidays. Although it was a weekday, I did not expect the café to be full house, especially at such an awkward timing. We waited around for about 15 minutes before finally getting a table. The shop space is quite cramped and small, so I would definitely not like to be here on a weekend.

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Waffles with Earl Grey Lavender + Thai Milk Tea ($11.80)

The waffles came in a stack of two and the smell of the batter was very fragrant. The edges of the waffles were gold and crisp. Its insides were airy and fluffy. Moreover, the waffles were accompanied by a generous serving of beautifully decorated maple syrup and chocolate sauce. They also remained firm below the two scoops of dense ice cream. The Earl Grey and Thai Milk Tea flavours were distinct and you could taste it in every mouthful. The ice creams were creamy and rich. The coolness of the ice cream and the heat from the waffle complemented each other perfectly. The entire dish was aesthetically pleasing too.

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Waffles with Plain Ole Chocolate + Cookies & Cream ($11.80)

I love how the waffles are paired with the ice cream. Again, they came warm and crispy beneath the two scoops of ice cream. The chocolate ice cream was done especially well. Chocolate is the one of the most common ice cream flavours in the world, and if an ice cream parlour is able to execute it well, I’d expect the other flavours to be spectacular. The chocolate ice cream was rich and decadent while the cookies & cream ice cream was light and had a stronger vanilla taste. It was also not too sweet.

To conclude, as many have said, Creamier sells one of the best waffles in town and its huge crowds are a testament to its popularity. This sinful treat is ideal, especially on hot days – or any day for that matter. I would definitely come again to try their other flavours and to satisfy my waffle cravings. It’s a yes from me!

Rating:
Food
9/10
Aesthetic
8.5/10
Price
7.5/10
Service
8/10

CREAMIER Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee
Blk 128, Toa Payoh Lorong 1, #01-835, Singapore 310128
(Nearest train station: Braddell, Toa Payoh, Marymount)
Tel: 6250 1476

Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Food Review: Churrosity

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A churro is a often referred to as a Spanish doughnut and after trying them in Sydney, finding good churros in Singapore is almost impossible. I guess you could say curiosity led me to Churrosity. Ha-ha.

Churrosity is a churros kiosk located in Holland Village. They make a shorter version of the normal churros and also offer bite-sized churros which come with one free topping, chocolate, honey, strawberry or dulce de leche (slow-heated, sweetened milk).

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Mini Churros – Large ($4.90) with separate chocolate topping (+$0.20)

Unfortunately, some food look better than they taste. The churro was not what I expected it to be at all. They were too thick and tasted more like a doughnut. Additionally, the churros had a chewy texture and more on the denser side. However, their chocolate sauce was decent and made a good dipping sauce.

To sum it up, Churrosity is not worth your curiosity. Pun intended.

Rating:
Food

4/10
Aesthetic
8.5/10
Price
8/10
Service
7/10

CHURROSITY
(Churros & Frappes)

241 Holland Avenue, #01-02 (Next to Crystal Jade), Singapore 278976
(Nearest train station: Holland Village)

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat: 2.00pm – 11.00pm
Sunday: Closed

http://www.churrosity.com/

https://twitter.com/churrositysg

Food Review: Habitat Coffee

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Habitat Coffee is in a parade of shops along the stretch of hipster cafés in the Upper Thomson neighbourhood. The menu offers a wider range of food compared to other cafés, such as truffle fries, eggs benedict, pasta and sandwiches. It is also reasonably-priced.

I came here for brunch during the December school holidays with my teammates after training at MacRitchie Reservoir. Habitat Coffee has a self-service system so you have to make your orders and payment at the counter but they’ll serve the food to you. However, during my visit, the café was not full but the food took very long to arrive.

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House-Made Churros ($9)
Crispy soft fried dough fritters coated with cinnamon sugar and served with Chef’s warm chocolate ganache

These churros had a bite to them and they were chewy too – just the way a churro should be! All the churros were evenly coated with cinnamon sugar and of the right thickness.

We also ordered Hello Truffle ($8), home seasoned truffle fries dressed with fine grated parmesan. As you can see in the header picture, the parmesan was barely visible. The fries were decent but nothing to shout about.

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Eggs Benedict ($12) with Bacon (Add-On $2)
Poached eggs & honey baked ham on sundried tomato bread topped with homemade hollandaise sauce

I found this to be an average-tasting dish. Moreover, the eggs were inconsistent with one of the eggs being runny, and the other overcooked. The taste of the sundried tomato in the bread was not distinct and it did not complement the ham and eggs. The hollandaise sauce was creamy and not too tangy. The bacon was also cooked perfectly – but then again, it’s quite hard to mess up when frying bacon.

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The Big Ben ($14)
Scrambled eggs & honey baked ham on english fluff, 100gm chicken cheese sausage, grilled tomato and mini potato pancakes

When you’re at a loss for what to eat, you go for the big breakfast! This was a huge portion and very worth the price. The mini potato pancakes, a fancy term for hashbrowns, were fried perfectly. I did not try anything else but my friend commented that it was good.

All in all, Habitat Coffee has a cosy ambience but its premises are small so it is best to go at off-peak hours for the best experience. Although the food here is not anything spectacular, I can see myself coming back for its hearty comfort food if I am in the area.

Rating:
Food
8/10
Aesthetic
7/10
Price
8/10
Service
7/10

HABITAT COFFEE
223 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574355
(Nearest train station: Marymount)
Tel: 6456 2567

Opening Hours:
Tue – Fri: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm

http://www.habitatcoffee.com.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/habitatcoffee

Not another food blog

I decided to make a food blog three months ago. Here we are now. The idea of making a food blog came to me while I was strongly criticising a dish from a café my friends and I were eating at. One of my friends, who was either very annoyed or fascinated by the amount of words I had to say to a plate of food, suggested I should blog about it. Then I thought to myself, “Why not?”

Unfortunately, like most people, I am an inveterate procrastinator. I have put off making this blog post for a while now because I simply couldn’t think of how to kickstart my food blog. Should I post about the last meal I made? Or maybe review the nice Thai restaurant I went to this weekend? Finally, I settled on giving this new blog a proper introduction before I start on anything and I will try not to repeat anything from my About page.

So how did I come up with this name ‘yinom’? I’d like to think that I’m very creative and imaginative as I simply switched the letters in my name. It is a play on words and ‘mon’ became ‘nom’! Nom is very popularly used in the phrase ‘nom nom nom’, a sound that people make when they’re enjoying their food – do people actually make that sound? Anyways I’m very proud of this blog title as it not only represents me, but also represents my love for food.

Although I will eat almost anything edible that’s on my plate, I have a relish for sushi, chocolate and bread. So expect more posts to be related to these three things. Despite my blog being predominantly food themed, there may or may not be occasional posts where I blog about happenings in my life, such as the recent race I’ve competed in or travel logs.

I promise my next post will be more food related so for now,  welcome to blog and I hope you enjoy reading it!