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12 Oct 2013

Tonkotsu King Four Seasons - Our Seasonal Craves

My second visit to Tonkotsu King Four Seasons with my bffs as our seasonal crave kicked in once again.
(My previous visit could be view here.) I actually meant ramen crave and not toilet crave as the picture
was to show the effort of decorating the toilet with miscellaneous Japanese related ornaments. I was
peeing while taking this shot! ...Just joking. 

One of my friend had the Autumn ramen (which I had blogged about in my previous post), while my other
friend went for the Winter ramen after much consideration. Winter was simply plain and basic, just as what
real winter would be like - Staying at home and not going outdoors while a heavy snowstorm is brewing
out there. Being basic has its own benefit as it allows you to appreciate the richness and milkiness 
of the
original broth. Sad for my friend as his egg yolk was cooked beyond runny!

As for me, I decided to try the Spring ramen! The odd looking ball shape cluster was the parmesan
cheese which I had mistaken it for fats at first. Hoping that the combination of basil and parmesan cheese
would enhance the broth and making it more savory did not work well for me as I just could not detect
much difference in taste from my friend's winter bowl (not flavorful enough!). The large slice of lean pork
was totally deprived of fats which I wanted so badly! I ate it up first as I felt that the leanness would
definitely hinder my enjoyment. Besides that, I suspected that the broth was not boiled 
properly upon
noticing that my broth had a couple of partially dissolved pieces of fats floating around. Nevertheless,
I still enjoyed my ramen meal and the free flow of marinated beansprouts!

8 Oct 2013

Clarke Quay Central - Chilling at Coffee Club

The mere mention of the word Clarke Quay send many fond memories flashing back to me. The days when I was still serving my National Service (a year back), my dad used to bring the family over to Clarke Quay to dine. I love going to Clarke Quay Central not only because it houses my restaurants but also the mall itself is bright, vibrant and spacious. Window shopping leisurely in there made me feel so relax and carefree, unlike many other shopping malls which are so cramp and suffocating! Although my family patronize Tung Lok Signatures most frequently, we also did try many of the other food establishments in there! A family of foodies! Anyway, I decided to post about Coffee Club since it was one of my favorite place to chill, and partly due to this being a dessert blog. I went to dig out my Coffee Club pictures that I had neglected to blog about due to my laziness. (The 'Cravecraze' logo was actually my previous blog's name). Enjoy and carry on drooling over these lovely dessert pictures I had selected to post about!     

To me, Clarke Quay would be a perfect chill out place over the weekends. One suitable location would be
the Coffee Club outlet. The bright chic setting as well as the huge variety from the menu attracted me to

chill in there.  

The first dessert that came into my mind when I thought of Coffee Club was their popular Mud Pie. The
nutty one above which came in a massive slab could easily be shared among a group of friends. The gooey
sweetness from the caramel easily gave me a sugar rush while the button-size macadamia nuts provided a
crunch. I really love to sit close to the window to enjoy the partial view of Singapore River as well as to
'spy' on ants size people below.  

Not wanting to have any desserts? You could get a glass of  icy beverage to chill as well.

The menu have a whole range of different desserts to choose from! How about a walk along the Singapore
river after your meal, although I know the water ..erm...just a bit polluted... The night life around Singapore

River is always super happening too!

Boom! Guess which dessert this is? Any ideas?

Don't feel like having any complicated plated desserts? The typical Blueberry Bounce (cheesecake) would
definitely suit you. Cloyingly cheesy with blueberries!

Glorious presentation! I love breaking down/dismantling such plated dessert ; enjoy
the process as it really helped to slow down my eating pace, giving me a break from
all the hustle and bustle of the current stressful lifestyle. Relax, chill, enjoy!

Another example of a dessert that brought out the slowness in me!