Brunch at Pacamara

Saturday mornings feel full of promise. And it feels especially pleasant when you decide that you would go for brunch, but instead of making a booking, you decide to wake up early instead. We got to Pacamara early enough, and took one of the few remaining seats.

We have been hearing good things of this place, and it is great to finally sit down and enjoy this wonderful little cafe. We took a while to choose what to eat. The menu sparked a little discussion on what would be the three brunch items our ideal cafe should serve.

I had the Spanish eggs (S$16.9), while Siew had the Crab Benedict (S$19.9). The food was good, and the portion just right for us. Maybe bigger eaters would need more sustenance. Our coffee came after our food, which makes great sense! It is always annoying to have your coffee arrive shortly before your food, or while you are eating.

This is a cafe that satisfies. The food, drink, service, and ambience should meet most expectations.

More information: Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is at 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333. Parking can be had, via Jalan Pelatina, along Upper Thomson Road or Taman Permata.

The Daily Roundup: Crêpes and Galettes

Siew attended a UX course a few months back and had become more familiar with The Working Capitol. 

It is a building with many doors and sections, and within it is The Daily Roundup. They serve sweet crêpes and savoury galettes, juices and coffee/ tea. 


These French pancakes don’t enter our consciousness that often but hey Siew saw the place and was curious. The food is pretty good! The food portion was a little on the small side but we thought it was a good size for breakfast. 



They shaped the salmon like flowers. 

Service was good, and the place has nice light. We are planning to come back for the sweet pancakes. 

Location: 1 Keong Saik Road 
#01-02 The Working Capitol 

Get buses that stop along New Bridge Road or Cantonment Road; street parking along Keong Saik Road or Bukit Pasoh Road. 

Bingsu Madness: A Review of Four

We can’t seem to love Korean food, so it is very strange that we would have so much love for bingsu. Siew was introduced to it by her friends, and in the next week, we ate it a few times. [On the other hand, our foray into frozen yoghurt did not last. We got sick of it on the second try.]

Having gone to four places, this is our very amateur round-up:

You would do very well with one of these:

  1. Nunsongyee at 45 Burghley Drive;
  2. Nunsaram at Orchard Central, 5th floor; and
  3. Bing Go Jung at the Old Badminton Sports Hall at Guillemard Road.

 burghley drive  
burghley drive  
Nunsongyee is in a hard to access area near Serangoon Gardens, so you will need Google Maps and an ability to look for a place while walking up- and down-hill. There is actually a bus stop right outside the building (now called Burghley Lifestyle Hub) and ample parking in the compound. Other than the injeolmi bingsu, we also had the injeolmi toast, which was simple and yet a nutty sort of heaven. (It reminds me of toast with condensed milk and milo powder.)

 orchard  central 
Nunsaram’s strong point is the shaved ice. It feels the most refined and they are very generous with the ingredients. The con is that every 25-year-old seems to be there waiting for a seat.

Bing Go Jung is more accessible to us, since we live in the east but the ice is shaven more coarsely and they give you so many rice cakes some of them are in the ice and the rice cakes become too cold/ hard. Okay, this sounds like a complaint but actually it is not, if you love rice cakes. Also, BGJ has a special powder, it seems. Siew says it tastes like the powder sprinkled on Want Want Senbei Crackers, and I don’t know, but the point is that yes, it is yummy. So, even though BGJ’s ice is (to us) just ice (as opposed to milk snow at the other places), the ice is very tasty with all that nutty powders.

Okay, this post is getting long. But before I end, we want to tell you to not bother with Omaspoon. Maybe competition is stiff, or maybe we caught them on a bad day, but if the number of rice cakes you give me I can count with one hand, I am not going to return. Especially when the rice cakes are tiny little pieces that are slightly smaller than the LEGO 1 x 1 piece. Oh my.