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Oventures: The Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oh look, I’m making up my own words again. If you guessed it, Oventures are ‘oven adventures’ — well, at least to me so I’m coining it and that’s what I’ll name this little series. All this while in this home of mine, the oven , which came with the apartment, lived an unfulfilling life masquerading as a storage unit holding cork mats, oven mits and trays. One day, my heart went out to it, supported by a new year resolution in learning to bake. That was a goal set in 2013. It’s 2014, I know. But the oven had unfortunately broken down and all we had was a tiny oven that couldn’t even fit my brand new cupcake tray. Now, thanks to my parents, we have a spanking new one and that meant that I have no excuse not to go forth with my baking attempts — no matter how amateur the results may be. Heading the series — Chocolate chip cookies. I think of them as the default baby step in baking. The second? …

Cafe Review: RONIN

One of the newest kids in Singapore’s cafe scene doesn’t even have a signboard, or any clear indication from the outside that amazing blends of Genovese coffee are being brewed behind those heavily tinted doors. Walking past and missing this space will be nothing but a shame so look out for the giant metal plate that reads 17 Hong Kong Street, cos that’s the only way I’ll be able to point the shop out to you. There is however no surprise to this “phantom-like” style since RONIN comes from the same good people behind The Plain and The Bravery, similarly inconspicuous along the streets. The Interior Suffice to say, I fell head over heels with the break in uniformity with their furniture. It’s like an orchestra, an ensemble of different chairs and tables that serve the same purpose with a varied sitting experience. Sit at the round communal table with strangers and a smile might spark a conversation, or you might very well wish they weren’t in the background to ruin your shot for the …

Cafe Review: Drury Lane

At first mention, Drury Lane drew me back to the likes of London. Flashbacks of them British streets and characteristic cafes I wish I had more time to while in. That said, I do realize my Europe travel posts have come to a standstill but do stay tuned! The next one brings you with me to the top of Europe, the highest I’ve ever been. So, back to the cafe. It’s difficult to miss the shop since it stands out like a giant bright red phone booth along Tanjong Pagar Road. And of course, what’s more befitting than having its name decked street-sign-style? Look in and you’ll notice limited seating inside: A quaint corner with wooden crates for seats and some bar seats beside the counter. But what greets you at the door besides the day’s specials is a fortunate “More Seats Upstairs”. Phew. What I saw It’s true. You pay as much or as you like for those muffins. Also, I spy a clever use of paper cups as a display holder. While I …