Pizza Express...

If you are a pizza and alcohol fanatic, you will be shrieking with joy after reading this article. Starting this Saturday, 4th November 2017, Pizza Express will be rolling out a special Saturday brunch menu that features an ample spread of breakfast pizzas and FREE FLOW Booze at only $50! Available at all of their outlets (Scotts Square & Duo Galleria), be prepared to indulge in 4 special-made Breakfast Pizzas – 1) Ham & Egg, 2) Bacon and Egg & Tomato, 3) Spinach Egg and 4) Cajun Chicken Peppers. They also have my favourite La Contesse Prosecco Brut which complemented the pizzas very well. So, mark your calendar because the pizza and booze party is gonna start this Saturday! I’ll see you there! Cheers!

Feels great to wake up on a Saturday morning with a table full of delicious pizzas and wines. It’s especially rewarding after five days of hectic work. The vibrant colours of the pizza brighten up my day instantly! 

Spinach & Egg
This was my favourite pizza out of the four! The crust was crispy and the fillings were flavourful! Spinach flavour wasn’t too overpowering!

Bacon, Egg & Tomato
The egg was the bomb. A gentle slice and you will see the beautiful egg yolk flowing out which goes very well with the fat and juicy bacon.

Don’t worry if you aren’t into alcohol, because it’s only $35 if you opt out from the free flow alcoholic beverages.

Drink to your heart’s content and make the brunch at Pizza Express worthwhile! You can’t leave if you aren’t drunk! “Evil laughs!”

Nearest Mrt Station: Orchard or Bugis
Location: Scotts Square, Unit B1 08/09, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209 (Orchard)
                7 Fraser Street, #01-01/02, Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356 (Bugis)
What To Order: Brunch Menu
Restaurant Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 7.5/10

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)

The Quarters...

I can’t emphasize more on how underrated the Quarters is. Food & coffee are good, prices are reasonable and the owner/chef is mad talented. The only thing that might be killing them is their location. They are hidden within Icon Village, and if you aren’t familiar with the mall, you might have trouble finding them. This is the fifth or sixth time I’m visiting them and honestly, each visit is always full of surprises.

Constantly bringing ModSin cuisine into greater heights, The Quarters will be launching a brand new communal dining menu in November which came just in time for Christmas. I was again very impressed with the spread and told myself immediately that I need to share this piece of good news with everyone. If you haven’t had your Quarter’s experience yet, you really need to head down with your loved ones to try their food. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

The (New) Quarters Platter consists of Grilled Veg Platter, Quarter’s Fried Rice, Salted Egg Mid Wings, Buah Keluak Ayam, Angus Ribeye (250g) and Baby Back Ribs is priced at only $128 and it feeds 4 people very comfortably. 

The Quarters Platter

Grilled Vegetables
The Grilled Veg Platter comes with Vine Tomatoes, Shitake Mushroom & Asparagus. Tomatoes were sweet and juicy (burst in the mouth), Mushrooms were well-seasoned with Shitake and Asparagus was well-grilled – not too tough. This dish calls for a bottle of iced cold beer! 

Quarters Fried Rice
The Fried Rice was fragrant and flavourful. Good balance of salted fish and garlic! 

Salted Egg Mid Wings
The salted egg dishes at the Quarters never fails to impress. Salted Egg sauce was rich and aromatic while the chicken was soft and tender. Combination was deadly addictive, especially with the finger-licking good salted egg sauce!

Buah Keluak Ayam 
Buah Keluak Rempah was flavourful but not too overpowering and it matches the chicken very well. Goes well with the Fried Rice!

Angus Ribeye (250g)
The ribeye was very well-cooked – tender, juicy and very flavourful. This was so good that everyone was fighting to finish it! 

Baby Back Ribs
The ribs are flavourful and very tender. Meat falls off the bone very easily and again, another well-executed dish.

Popular Dishes at The Quarters

Fwah // $18
Wow! This was simply amazing. Combination of Foie Gras, Scrambled Eggs & Kaya was heavenly! Foie Gras was well-cooked – soft, tender and doesn’t have a game smell. Scrambled Eggs were soft and fluffy. A must-try!

Ooh La La! // $16
Just like its name, you really will go Ooh la la after trying this Chilli Clams! The sauce was very satisfying – sweet and savoury. Clams were really fresh and sweet. Darn, why is this so yummy? 

"Nai You" Lobster // $68
This was the highlight and my favourite dish at The Quarters! The lobster was well-cooked with the meat very tender and soft. The butter was aromatic but it was not too overpowering. Black pepper is added to further enhance the flavour of the lobster. A MUST ORDER! 

Nearest Mrt Station: Tanjong Pagar
Location: 16 Enggor Street, #01-09, Singapore 079717
What To Order: The Quarters Platter
Café Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 8.5/10

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)

Oxwell & Co...

Have you ever wondered how the Brits celebrate their Christmas? Or in particular what food they eat during this festive season? If you are intrigued and keen to experience a British-styled Christmas meal this year, Oxwell & Co is the place to go. Situated at Ann Siang Hill, Oxwell & Co is a quirky British pub that serves an extensive range of signature British classics as well as unique alcoholic drinks. I was also very fascinated by the interesting ornaments that can be found around the pub. In lieu of Christmas this year, Oxwell & Co has rolled out a special Christmas menu that showcases popular British Christmas dishes which I thought was relatively well-executed. 

The Christmas menu was really vibrant and flavourful – definitely in tune with the Christmas theme. It was really hard to pick a favourite because each dish has its own unique selling point. My tummy was very satisfied with the feast. Had a major food coma!

Mushroom Soup // $16
Mushroom soup was rich and flavourful. The flavour was well-balanced and it was not too heavy. Dip the truffle brioche into the soup to achieve maximum pleasure. Oh ya, the soup was finished in no time!  

Cold Cuts // $18
What’s Christmas without a platter of hams? The hams were nicely sliced and well-marinated. A good starter before the real meat feast begins! Bread was nice as well.

Beet Cured Salmon // $18
Simple but very memorable. Salmon was fresh and literally melts in the mouth, and it pairs very well with the nicely-textured sourdough bread.  

Fig & Stilton // $22
If you belongs to the health-conscious crowd, you should order this! The salad was really well-mixed and very refreshing.  Also, I really liked the blue cheese  in the salad which was not too overpowering.

Honey Glazed Wings // $16
The wings were really impressive. It was aromatic (the smell was already deadly aromatic when the server was carrying it) and well-marinated. So addictive that I had to literally force myself not to eat so much and share with the other people. 

Roast Belly of Pork // $28
Pork belly was well-roasted, flavourful and not too tough. The in-house sauce is a good complement of the pork because it further enhances the flavour. 

Herb Roasted Seabass // $26
Seabass was soaked with strong herbs flavour and it was relatively soft. The mash was the perfect complement to the fish. A must-try!

Rolled Organic Turkey Breast // $28
This was one of my favourite Christmas dish at Oxwell & Co. Turkey was not too tough and the sauce really matches the meat very well. Cranberry sauce was really good as well, not overly sweet.

Wellington of Chestnuts, Leeks & Spinach // $22
The pastry was really well-baked, with the outer layer very crispy and the inner layer very fluffy. Fillings were mostly veggies but I really liked it. The blue cheese sauce was amazing!

Grass-fed Fillet of Beef // $48
The beef was well-cooked, tender and juicy. I could totally do another plate of this!

Chocolate Mousse Pot // $14
Best way to end a perfect Christmas meal – DESSERT! The chocolate mousse was rich, smooth and chocolately. Raspberry sorbet was light and it balances the heaviness of the chocolate mousse.

Nearest Mrt Station: Chinatown
Location: 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
What To Order: Beef, Wellington, Turkey, Wings and Cold Cuts
Restaurant Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 8/10

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping) 

Caffe Zeppin...

Located within Midview City (Commercial Building), Caffe Zeppin is a few months old café that offers an extensive range of authentic Taiwanese and Japanese cuisines at a very reasonable price. Opened by the friendly Taiwanese couple, you can expect to find the all-time favourite Taiwanese Pork Braised Rice as well as succulent Japanese Donburis. The location of the café might not be that accessible for most people (unless your office is at Midview City or you’re living around the Sin Ming area) but it is a great place for a quiet family dinner. Enough said, head down to Caffe Zeppin with your family one of these days for some comforting Taiwanese and Japanese food!

P/s: You don’t have to worry about getting a cab at Midview City because Grab and Uber’s office is located beside Caffe Zeppin! Confirm can grab or uber one!

The food at Caffe Zeppin may appears to be a little simple, but I can guarantee you that the dishes were flavourful and not too oily. Drinks were especially interesting and refreshing as well. In frame, Kanikama Salad, Aglio Olio, Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork, Pork Belly Don, Chawanmushi, Matcha Green Tea Latte.

I See Dreams // $3
The Milk Tea was not too sweet and very fragrant. It tasted especially good after the long walk to the café.

Butterfly Pea Apple Juice // $4
Always sceptical about coloured drinks but this was not too bad. Not overly sweet and very refreshing!

Chawanmushi // $2.90
The Chawanmushi was soft and silky, with an aromatic egg flavour. It was flavourful and damn the Japanese fishcake is huge! Very comforting!

Kanikama Salad // $6.90
Simple and refreshing salad for the health-conscious crowd! Vegetables were well-mixed and crunchy, and generous servings of crabmeat. The sesame dressing was fragrant and definitely matches the salad well.

Aglio Olio // $9.90
Pasta was flavourful and not too oily. Generous portion of prawns as well. 

Pork Belly Don // $7.50
Damn! This succulent bowl of Pork Belly Don was to die for! Pork Belly was well-marinated, tender and juicy. It paired so well with the runny egg! Superb!

Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork // $6.90
The minced pork was very fragrant and flavourful. It wasn’t too salty and the egg again was so well-cooked. Look at how beautiful it is. The yolk literally melts in the mouth!

Fried Kway Teow // $6.90
Fried Kway Teow was fragrant, flavourful and has a strong wok hei flavour. One thing I liked about it is that it is not very oily.

Mini Waffle with Single Scoop Ice Cream // $6.50
Waffle was not too bad – crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Matcha ice cream wasn’t too overly sweet. 

Nearest Mrt Station: Marymount
Location: 26 Sin Ming Lane #01-116, Singapore 573971
What To Order: Taiwanese Braised Minced Pork & Pork Belly Don
Café Rating: 3.5/5
Food Ratings: 7.5/10

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)

Orca BOS...

I have been in the F&B industry for quite awhile now and I can safely say that it is not as glamourous as what many people might think it is. You have so many things to worry about – rental, manpower issues, menu-planning, customers’ expectations, branding and the list just goes on and on. It is really not an easy task running an F&B outlet, especially so if you do not acquire a proper system which may hinder your entire operation process. I believe if you are a F&B owner, you would want your café/restaurant to run smoothly everyday without any major hiccups. If you are looking for a system that can increase your operation efficiency as well as ease of communication, you are in for a good treat!

Established in 2013, ORCA System is an easy-to-use intelligent Business Operating System (BOS) that is developed in Singapore and has successfully used across 8 countries (such as Malaysia), created specifically to help F&B businesses. In short, ORCA System helps F&B businesses to ease their operation with technology. 

I came across their booth during the FLAsia2017 and immediately told myself that I need to share this to all my F&B friends. As we all know, the economy in Singapore this year is really in a bad shape and many F&B businesses have since ceased their operation. It’s really sad to see your favourite café/restaurant closing down because either they aren’t making any money or they don’t have the right people to run their outlet. Hopefully, this blog post on ORCA might be useful to you in one way or another. Also, I’ll be sharing my visit to Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (adopting the ORCA System) where I got to first-hand experience how the whole system works.

Taken from source:
Orca is in partnership with and supported by the Parkson Group, the regional retail giant which operates & owns more than 120 malls & department stores throughout Asia. Orca has also now expanded to the retail area.

I believe I have briefly explained what ORCA is during my introduction and here’s a more detailed explanation on what it is. Many F&B businesses are adopting the system and has seen great success in using it, such as O Banh Mi Singapore and Johnny Rockets Malaysia. You can head over to their website, to find out more. 

As summarised by the picture above, ORCA offers features such as Point of Sale, Waiter Assistance, Self-Ordering, Online Ordering, Kitchen Display, Assembly Display, Inventory Management, Accounting Management & Reports and Analytics. Like what I mentioned earlier, ORCA is a one-stop solution/platform for F&B businesses to run their operation smoothly which evidently can be seen in the many different aspects they are covering via their system. F&B owner then can concentrate on marketing their brand. By the way, you can choose the features in accordance to your needs. 

Case Study: Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant is located within Ten Mile Junction, and is one traditional Chinese restaurant that adopts the ORCA system which definitely aided their operation process. I also got the chance to try their food which was not only delicious, but also served within ten minutes.

Here are some of the food that I tried at Nanxiang and I got to see the ordering process (from the iPad), the kitchen order (how the information is transmitted to the chefs) and when the dishes were ready to serve to the guests. The ordering process was really quick (more efficient and less tiring for the staffs), and the order was transmitted very quickly to the kitchen without the staffs having to physically walk to the kitchen to tell the chefs. This definitely fasten the cooking process and thus guests can receive their food faster. Also, there will be lesser chance for the staff to key in the wrong order (or even serving the wrong food to the wrong table) and of course less jamming in the kitchen. Lesser communication but more efficient. Especially for Nanxiang, the ORCA system is really useful since the whole restaurant is very big and when they are fully packed during the weekends. Lesser customer complains as well!

So, if you need to install a good and efficient system into your café/restaurant, ORCA is the perfect system to address your needs. For more information, head to

Cafe de Paris Singapore...

Singapore is a great city to live in and I’m really proud to be a Singaporean. Besides being a very safe country to stay in, Singapore is essentially a food paradise. We have so many different types of cuisine to choose from and many overseas businesses are increasingly venturing into the Singapore market. Café de Paris, more known to be a popular dessert café in Korea will be opening their first outlet in Singapore on 22nd October 2017 at Somerset 313. You can expect to see their signature over the top Bons Bons (all fruits are freshly flown from South Korea) as well as an extensive range of cakes, pastries, coffees, teas and cold-pressed juices (exclusively in Singapore). So, mark your calendar and invite all your friends for a relaxing afternoon tea at Café de Paris Singapore!

Here are the super Instagrammable Bons Bons from Café de Paris Singapore. Fruits are all freshly flown from South Korea and the drinks are only available based on the seasonality of the fruits. I can’t wait for their Cherry Blossom Bons Bons which will be available during the Cherry Blossom season (next year March-April)! 진짜예뻐요!

I also got to see the talented creator from Korea making the drinks for us! Handsome oppa for the ladies! 

The chocolate-brownie Bon Bon looks so delicious! Bons Bons usually comes with cream and smoothie. The cream was not overly sweet or jelat. Also, it is a huge cup! I had a hard time finishing it alone. Probably need to share among 3-4 people!

They are super refreshing and fruits were really sweet. The owner emphasizes on getting the finest and freshest fruits for the public!

It’s so hard to pick a favourite! Let me know which one you like!!! 

Like what I’ve said earlier, other than their signature Bons Bons, they also serve an extensive range of cakes, pastries, coffees, teas and cold-pressed juices. It’s a new hangout place to chill for a great afternoon tea break! This dessert house is definitely the perfect place to take photos and selfies! 

Strawberry Shortcake // $8.50
The cake was light with a strong vanilla flavour. Cream was not too sweet as well. 

New York Cheesecake // $8.50
Cheese was really rich and strong in flavour but not too overpowering. This was one of the crowd’s favourite. Crust was well-baked too. 

Rose // $8.50
This will definitely be very popular among the ladies! Raspberry and Lychee was well-balanced and complemented one another very well. It has a subtle floral ending. Not too bad but I would very much prefer a more non-floral cake. 

Earl Grey Lavender // $8.50
The cake has a subtle earl grey lavender aroma which diffuses into the mouth when you take a bite. Don’t have an artificial taste and the cake was really moist. 

Chocolate Raspberry Dome // $8.80
The chocolate and raspberry combination was good, with the raspberry hitting you first when you take a bite and ending off with a rich chocolate aroma which lingers in the mouth.

Yuzu Mango // $8.80
This was one of my favourite pastries at Café de Paris Singapore! Yuzu-Mango flavour was really light and refreshing, and I really liked the jello-texture of the pastries! I can totally eat two of this on my own! Very addictive!

Chocolate-lovers will fall in love with this instantly! It was rich and moist, and why is the chocolate crunch in the middle so good?

Matcha // $8.50
This was my favourite of all! Not because I’m a hard-core Matcha fan, this slice of Matcha cake was really heavenly, one of the nicest I’ve tried so far in my life. Matcha flavour was strong but not too overpowering. I also liked the matcha powder on top of the cake which had a subtle bitter aftertaste. If you aren’t into Matcha, you might like this because it is light and very addictive! This cake was so good I had to bring one slice home. Highly recommended and I’m definitely coming back for this again!

The café also serves really nice coffee. I would suggest that you give the Cold Brew a try! Not too acidic or alkaline! Soothing and easy to drink!

They also offer premium teas! No doubt an amazing place for a tea break to relive stress! So, remember to head down to Cafe de Paris Singapore on 22nd October 2017 at Somerset 313, Basement 2!

Nearest Mrt Station: Somerset
Location: 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
What To Order: Bons Bons, Cakes & Pastries
Café Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 8.5/10

Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)
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