YoghurtStop – Lavender, Singapore


YoghurtStop is a soft frozen yoghurt shop with their first flagship shop in Anchorpoint, they have since set up another shop at French Road, in Lavender area. 

YoghurtStop reminds me a lot of why I started food blogging in 2009, i.e. to help drive traffic to unrecognized eateries offering tasty or good value foods. I came across this shop recently by chance actually, after having my dinner at Porn’s which is just opposite this shop. But somehow this shop was overshadowed and I didn’t really noticed it till I was given some samples to try by a cute girl outside the shop. 😉 I was surprise by the great taste and so I decided to purchase a small cup to try since yoghurt is naturally healthier than gelatos and contains Lactobacillus, which aids digestion. 

   

Rating: 4.5/5. Lacks variety but I believe if the demand is there, they will have more to offer.

Taste: I tried the strawberry and original flavour. Both are good but I like my yoghurt plain so with toppings it will not be an overkill with flavours. The plain yoghurt with granola, is just heavenly. Reminds me of the good ol’ Yami Yoghurt days when they just started. The yoghurt is creamy, not sour and not too sweet. Yummy. 

Portion: Regular cup size.

Service: Very good and can see they are trying very hard. 

Ambience: Small shop with very little seating. Most important thing is, there’s Aircon!

Price: $2.80 for regular cup and $1.00 for granola topping.

RTE: Hopefully soon.

Location: 809 French Road #01-35. 

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Ren Ren Dessert 仁仁甜品 – Katong, Singapore


Believe it or not, I haven’t been to this shopping mall before in my life. If not for meeting some friends at Teo Heng for karaoke. As usual, I was early so I took a walk around the really old shopping centre. Then I found myself in the basement and discovered a food court there and then I spotted this dessert shop run by an old couple. So I decided to give it a try, and find the desserts are pretty good!

Shop front
Shop front
Menu price list
Menu price list
Inside the little shop...
Inside the little shop…
Pics on the wall... Those with a sticker means they are sold out.
Pics on the wall… Those with a sticker means they are sold out.
My order of Almond Cream with Ah Balling (Glutinous rice balls). Love the cream, thick and not so sweet.
My order of Almond Cream with Ah Balling (Glutinous rice balls). Love the cream, thick and not so sweet.
Black sesame filling inside, the ball is nice and soft.
Black sesame filling inside, the glutinous ball is nice and soft.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Very nice traditional desserts. Too bad I couldn’t eat more.

Portion: Average.

Service: Uncle does the serving, looks a little fierce but when you talk to him, he’s actually quite nice! (Tip: Speak Cantonese with him!)

Ambience: Small but airconditioned.

Price: Prices are slightly on the high side for some of the items. Could be due to the rentals?

RTE: Yes, I wanna try the snacks and coffee pudding!

Location: 865 Mountbatten Road, B1-66, Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore 437844. Tel: 9117 8228.  Opening hours: 1pm – 8.30pm  (Mon – Sat), 1pm – 7pm (Sundays). Close on alternate Tuesdays

Dulcet & Studio – River Valley, Singapore


Came here after dinner one day for desserts and coffee, totally unplanned as I didn’t know the existence of this eatery in the first place. Looks cosy and spotted some specialty desserts, that’s why I ended here with my dinner kakis.

This place was rather crowded for a weekend evening, but we managed to grab a table nearer to the front as it was nearing closing time. Friends ordered the desserts and these are what they came back with…

Service Counter
Service Counter
Some orange jelly dessert which is really nice and refreshing. The orange is sweet and larger than normal oranges.
Some orange jelly dessert which is really nice and refreshing. The orange is sweet and larger than normal oranges.
Strawberry cake is soso... Can pass...
Strawberry cake is soso… Can pass…
Earl Grey Cake is pretty good. Light with a fragrant earl grey tea aroma.
Earl Grey Cake is pretty good. Light with a fragrant earl grey tea aroma.
My Latte - Obviously from an automatic machine BUT, the beans used were good. Great aroma and body.
My Latte – Obviously from an automatic machine BUT, the beans used were good. Great aroma and body.\

Rating: 3.5/5.

Taste: Overall pretty ok. The strawberry cake was a let down. But the others were good.

Portion: Average.

Service: Pretty good.

Ambience: Nice and cosy.

Price: Average. Paid by friends so dunno. ;P

RTE: Maybe only.

Location: 01-41/42 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179030. Tel: 6338 9248. Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm.

Wafflelicious – Upper Thomson Road, Singapore


Been hearing about this place for the longest time, so decided to visit this place one day with a buddy who drives. We arrived the place pretty late, found a table outside the shop and placed our orders inside.

Shop front
Shop front
Choc waffle with earl grey gelato...
Choc waffle with earl grey gelato…
Latte... prepared very poorly
Latte… prepared very poorly
Bill
Bill

Rating: 3.5/5.

Taste: Waffle is nice with the right crisp on the outside and fluff inside. The earl grey gelato has a nice after taste of tea fragrance. The set back was the latte. Very badly prepared. For S$5, I should have asked them to refund.

Portion: Average.

Service: Pretty understaff.

Ambience: They really need to do something about their ventilation inside. It is so bad that I felt sick just being inside ordering the food… can’t imagine sitting inside having my food.

Price: See last photo.

RTE: Unlikely.

Location: 215F Upper Thomson Road.

Yong He Eating House (永和豆浆油条大王) – Geylang, Singapore


Normally I’ll try not to write bad reviews but in this case, I have to inform my readers. Yong He used to be THE place for soy bean curds and youtiao (fried doughsticks) back as far as 2 decades ago, but ever since they moved to the lower parts of Geylang, their standards have been dropping. And not too long ago, they have moved again to Geylang Lor 224A where I tried again, and that was probably my last time. See my comments below the pics on the reasons why:

Signage
Signage
Smaller space with dirty walls now.
Smaller space with dirty walls now.
Some new items on the menu probably to help in boosting the sales by offering more options.
Some new items on the menu probably to help in boosting the sales by offering more options.
Soy bean curd $1.80 - It wasn't soft and silky smooth. Ordered hot one, was only luke warm.
Soy bean curd $1.80 – It wasn’t soft and silky smooth. Ordered hot one, was only luke warm.
Carrot Cake $3
Carrot Cake $3
Carrot cake... hard at the bottom... left there too long.
Carrot cake… hard at the bottom… left there too long.
Toasted Bun with pork floss and egg $3.20 - My all time favourite. To be fair, this one is still pretty good.
Toasted Bun with pork floss and egg $3.20 – My all time favourite. To be fair, this one is still pretty good. Youtiao $1.20 – Was not hot and crispy. A total let down.
But a lot thinner... last time was thick and mouthful.
But a lot thinner… last time was thick and mouthful.

Overall Rating: 3/5. Need to buck up and raise to their previous standards; especially with a name as ‘King’ of soy bean and youtiao! Seems like they are not interested to run the business anymore. After so many moves, I can understand. Rentals and greedy landlords can really screw up businesses!

Location: Geylang Lor 24A/Geylang Road.

Chocolate Origin – Changi Village, Singapore


Ok I know they could be around for a long time already but I’m base overseas so this is new to me haha…

First time trying the lava cake and I must say it’s pretty darn good! Not so sweet as well and very rich dark chocolate which I love. I heard the chocolate cakes are pretty good too which I will try the next time when I’m back in Singapore. Check out the vid below.

Red Mango @ Wilkie Edge


When you hear Red Mango, you must be thinking it’s either a fruit or dessert store right? This one has both. That’s right, this Korean food chain, made popular in the US is now in 5 locations in Singapore. I happened to chance upon it while I was at Wilkie Edge for dinner one of the Saturdays and my friends were like highly recommending it to me. So after dinner, we strutted to the open concept shop and ordered our favourite flavours… hmmm… favourite flavours… what a tongue twister… can you say it very fast 5 times? Ok I’m joking… here are the pics… ;P

The shop
My order of the original flavour yoghurt with granola topping. Super yummy!
Friend’s order of strawberry and original twist.
Complimentary waffles for us to try. Icing sugar on top but best eat with a scoop of yoghurt, place it on top of waffle and put the whole thing in your mouth… AWESOME!!!

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Super smooth and milky taste. I just love it. The taste of freshness! Some more 99.7% fat free!

Portion: Average. Pay more get more lor.

Price: $3.20 per 113g serving. Mine was $5.00 I think. Toppings $1.00 each.

RTE: YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Location: #01-04 Wilkie Edge. Opens from 11am-9pm weekdays and 12pm-8pm weekends.

Other branches are at Suntec City Mall, TastyTreatz, 01-140G, open: 11am to 9pm daily; Changi Business Park, Plaza 8, 01-11A, open: 10.30am to 6.30pm (weekdays); 8 Shenton Way, B1-06, open: 10am to 7pm (weekdays); Far East Square, 1 Amoy Street, 01-01, open: 10.30am to 8.30pm (weekdays)