After getting our donuts, we headed to a secluded corner which had plenty of natural light to take pics of them~ Need to be fast so that the toppings would still be melty and glossy haha~
Jalaned around the nearby Marina Square and decided on Chinese food for dinner. Walked by The Asian Kitchen and thought, "Why not?"
Wanted to have some la mian (hand-pulled noodles) coz i remembered they weren't too bad the previous time i visited their VivoCity branch~ However for some reason we ended up ordering the rice sets~
Baby ordered the Viet Stew rice set ($7.70) while i went for the Omelette rice set ($6.70). Both of us are rather fond of sambal kangkong and so we ordered that too! ($5.70)
The stew was savoury, albeit a little diluted~ The Omelette was stuffed with minced meat; nothing to grumble about~ The sambal kangkong was divine though! Suitably spicy and delightfully flavoursome~
Extra order: Village Tofu! ($4.70) Perfectly fried tofu that's crispy on the outside, succulent and smooth on the inside~
Baby ordered their home-made grass jelly drink while i wanted home-made barley~ Eventually we exchanged our drinks coz we decided we preferred each other's drinks haha~
Had also discovered that they only serve xiao long bao (soup dumplings) in 3 of their outlets; namely the ones in CityLink Mall, Republic Plaza and VivoCity. Their other outlets have quite a few items omitted from their menu~
What a disappointment; i had a slight craving for xiao long bao!
My goodness. They really were not exaggerating when they say the queue can get crazy~ Baby and i finally got down to Donut Factory yesterday to see what all the fuss was about~ I had wanted to wait for this craze (and queue) to subside but no chance of that happening soon~
We started queuing at about 4pm and only got our donuts a little after 5pm~ -_-"
I guess 1 hour's alright compared to some ppl who claimed that they waited for 4,5 hours~ Perhaps the management had done something to improve the situation~
U can smell wafts of buttery fragrance as u near them, in contrast to Vinco whereby the overpowering, pungent smell of grease lingered~
Everyone's limited to 2 dozen coz demand > supply~ They even had to break the queue into 2 coz the snaking queue would have blocked the whole passageway! Hence, there is now a short queue in front of the shop, followed by the passageway for shoppers to walk through and the rest of the queue snaking behind~
Many potential customers would start to queue from the front of the shop as they thought that the queue was short. Little did they know that they had cut into the queue~
Hence it is the unofficial duty of the person in front of these unknowing ppl to inform them that the queue ends behind~ They would then turn behind and SURPRISE! Wahaha~ After these ppl expressed their shock and disbelief, they usually laugh at their own folly and give up queuing~
Kinda fun to watch them actually~ Provided entertainment as we continued our tormenting wait~
Bought 2 dozen! ($11 per dozen) 1 box for each of us! ^_^ It's jux seemed rather dumb if we only buy like 1/2 dozen or something after queueing for so long!
We bought the same flavours; white strawberry hearts, glazed, hazelnut milk chocolate, peanut dark chocolate, orange white chocolate and double chocolate!
Goodness~ Will u jux look at the white chocolate melting off the top of the double chocolate donuts?! *Drool drool drools* Definitely our favourite! The white chocolate topping is laced with a hint of cinnamon and thick warm melted dark chocolate oozed out as i bit into it~ Bliss!
These pretty heart-shaped babies are filled with generous amounts of strawberry jam! Might be too sweet for some though!
Compared to Vinco, Donut Factory's donuts are lighter in texture, bigger in size and have generous toppings/fillings~ A clear winner!
I'll definitely return to try the other flavours (they offer 15 - take a look at their webbie)! Meanwhile, double chocolate, white strawberry heart and orange white chocolate come highly recommended! ^_^
P/S: If u like ur donut toppings all melted and oozing, pop them into the microwave oven for a couple of seconds before gobbling them up! ^_^
I patronize Chippy's The British Takeaway (Far East Plaza, Suntec City, Raffles City) occasionally for their great cheese sausage and i always find myself intrigued by this particular item on their menu; Deep Fried Mars Bar~
Despite my curiosity, i never tried it coz i simply cannot imagine the taste of fried chocolate. It seemed rather quaint~
I talked myself into it and...
Perhaps u would like to take a look at it first?
Doesn't it look sinfully delish?
Deep fried mars bar accompanied with vanilla ice-cream; topped with hershey's chocolate syrup~
Warm melted chocolate oozed out as I bit into that nugget of fried goodness~ Wonderfully crispy on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside!
The vanilla ice-cream complemented the fried mars bar really well! Plz dun choose chocolate ice-cream for obvious reasons!
Have always preferred Suki Sushi to Sakae Sushi~ Suki's ala-carte menu's cheaper, comes in decent portions and doesn't compromise on the quality while Sakae's more expensive, comes in meagre portions and quality has been dipping.
What's more, Sakae's pathetic excuse for a buffet's really not worth a visit. Take a look at the link to see what they offer and u will noe what im toking about~ Gah!
Suki's sushi buffet's available from 12pm to 5-30pm daily, $19.90++ for adults and $16.90++ for students. Prices remain unchanged during weekends, public holidays blah blah~
My favourite ebi tempura maki! ^_^
Saw the cheese sushi and had to take it~ There's ham, "crab meat" and lettuce inside~
Pipin' hot potato croquettes! 2 portions on 1 plate~
I love this! Fried tofu topped with spring onions wahaha~
Potato salad and chawanmushi~ Their chawanmushi's serving's really sizable~
Couldn't resist posting another pic of this!
Gyoza, ika tempura and yakitori~
Was surprised to see these on the conveyor belt; fried prawns~
The leftovers show where we began to feel buay tahan wahaha~