Wilder Cafe on North Bridge Road

Wilder Cafe
749 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198717
Online reservations (only for 4 pax and above): Click here
Online Menu: Click here

Opening Hours
Tue-Sat: 1230pm to 10pm
Sun: 1230pm to 9pm
Closed on Mondays

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 7.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$22
Recommended dishes: Eggs and Salted Egg Crab Croissant (S$17)

Happy weekend guys! It’s been a while since my last post. As always, I have been eating and eating, but just have not found the time to upload photos and start writing! Worse stilll I’ve been OBSESSED with this book I’m reading called Shades of Grey by Jasper FForde – NOT, I repeat, NOT, to be confused with the horrible 50 Shades franchise. I borrowed mine from the National Library, it’s SO GOOD!!!

Shades of Grey is about this dystopian world where social hierarchy is dictated by the colours one can perceive, and so the Greys are the lowest on the scale, whereas the purples are considered high up because they can see red, blue and purple – that sort of thing. The dialogue between the characters are usually really funny in a dry humour way. Such great writing, like a modern day Evelyn Waugh, and more accessible.

Aaanyway, unlike the Rihanna and Calvin Harris collab, this book talk is not what you came for. I’m really here to talk about my recent lunch at Wilder Cafe on North Bridge Road before heading over the the National Library for Rent the Musical! (My first time watching Rent, great set design.)

Wilder Cafe - Table Decor

Cantiknya ya Allah (lol melebih)

Wilder Cafe - Interior Decor

Industrial chic like the former Rouse

Wilder Cafe - Interior

I’m not supposed to pixelate his face right?

Wilder Cafe - Table Flowers

As you can see from the photos above, Wilder is beautiful! I love what they’ve done with the space, it feels very welcoming.

Here’s a look at the brunch menu:

Wilder Cafe - Brunch Menu

Ignore my friend’s RIDICULOUS reflection

Wilder Cafe - Brunch Menu 2

Dranks and stuff

We ordered the Pulled Beef Fries (S$15), which was described in the menu as having 12-hour braised beef and 3 types of melted cheese over fries:

Pulled Beef Cheese Fries

Pulled Beef Fries ($15) – 6/10

So my friend and I were deciding between either these Pulled Beef Fries or the Old Fashioned Truffle Fries (S$11), and in the end the Pulled Beef Fries won out because it was more unique. Plus, we were curious about how the pulled beef would taste after having been braised for 12 hours.

Wilder Cafe - Pulled Beef Fries

Unffff – if only it tasted as good as it looked

Alas, these were a letdown. Off the bat I thought the presentation in this blue-grey bowl was not really appetizing (maybe try a platter?!), and I wish they’d used thicker-cut fries. These thin fries were frankly soggy and a little hard. I like my fries crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside. These were neither.

The pulled beef was also not the most tender, and fairly dry. I don’t know what happened in the preparation process, but I would have much preferred if the pulled beef were more saucy and tender, so that the fries could have soaked up the gravy and the flavour that comes with it. I feel like it’s a great concept, but maybe the execution/preparation was not the best. I hope they can improve on this! In the meantime, 6/10 unfortunately.

For my mains I got the Eggs and Salted Egg Crab (S$17), consisting of two poached eggs, and crabmeat with salted egg sauce on a croissant:

Wilder Cafe - Eggs & Salted Egg Creb

Eggs and Salted Egg Crab (S$17) – 9/10

Wilder Cafe - Salted Egg Crab Eggs Benedict

UGHHH look at that frothy creamy goodness and them CURRY LEAVES UGH YUM

OK so let’s start with the negatives – check out the sad few rocket leaves on the tomato (which thankfully was pretty yummy). It couldn’t hurt to add a handful more leaves to make up a decent side salad. Secondly the poached egg was not very presentable, and could’ve been slightly runnier. Thankfully, the salted egg sauce made up for this so that each bite was juicy and not dry.

On to the plusses – i liked the croissant. It lent a slight sweetness and also some crunch to the dish. I can imagine it would also save time for the kitchen staff who wouldn’t have to bother themselves with fresh toast or muffins.The crabmeat portion was generous, and went well with the salted egg taste! A pretty solid dish, although for S$17 I really would expect at least a little more salad, or better looking poached eggs. 9/10

My friend (who guest-starred in the menu reflection) got the Baked Spinach and Cheese (S$8) and topped up S$3.50 for some smoked salmon:

Wilder Cafe - Baked Spinach and Cheese Smoked Salmon

Baked Spinach and Cheese with added smoked salmon (S$11.50) – 7.5/10

Wilder Cafe - Baked Spinach and Cheese with Smoked Salmon

MMMM CHEEESYYYYYYYY

I liked this dish – it was really creamy and cheesy, and annoyingly had more rocket leaves than my croissant LOL. There was an adequate amount of spinach in it, and the smoked salmon added extra texture. It was quite comforting. I only have 2 gripes about this – the cheese/cream base was a little too liquidy, almost like chunky soup. Maybe they could have done something to make it a little more solid, like add some ingredient to bind the cream and cheese together. My second bone to pick was that they made the cream base a little too spicy. We found bits of chilli padi in it. Go easy on the chilli, and I think we’d be 9/10. For now though, 7.5/10!

We didn’t get any dessert since we were pressed for time, but all in all we had a pretty good time at Wilder. I think it’ll be a nice place to go for coffee or just a casual hang with some friends. It was fairly quiet when I was there, and like I said, the decor felt really welcoming.

It’s worth noting this place does not charge GST or service charge, since you order and pay at the counter. Cutleries and water are available at the self-service station. It’s very no-frills. Oh they also sell random paraphernalia like this Salted Egg Fries Tote Bag for S$28:

Wilder Cafe - Salted Egg Fries Tote Bag

Pretty cute eh? If only I carried tote bags more. I have 4 right now at home I hardly use.

Wilder Cafe - Openig Hours

Lol I took a photo of this so I could put up the Opening Hours info here.

Wilder Cafe
749 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198717
Online reservations (only for 4 pax and above): Click here
Online Menu: Click here

Opening Hours
Tue-Sat: 1230pm to 10pm
Sun: 1230pm to 9pm
Closed on Mondays

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 7.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$22
Recommended dishes: Eggs and Salted Egg Crab Croissant (S$17)

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The Bravery on Horne Road

The Bravery
66 Horne Road
Singapore 209073
Online menu: Click here
Remarks: No gst, no service charge

Opening Hours
Mon, Wed-Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am to 7pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Halal status: all dishes are made with halal ingredients
Halalicious rating: 7.5/10
Average spend per pax: $22 for a drink and a main

Hey guys! Another puasa day another review. How is everyone doing? Hope each day is better than the last. The mood this year for me is  #taubatlikeitshot (thanks Abang Snoop!) and I really hope to become a better Muslim, Sisyphean though the task may seem!

Aaaaanyway, have you guys been to the Bravery café near Jalan Besar? I went there last Saturday for the third time ever to refresh my impression of the café. I mean, there’s really no two words about it, The Bravery is about as hipster as it gets. Check out the Bravery FAQ on their website and you’ll see why!

The Bravery Café - Outdoor Table

Look at the outdoor tables. So hipster aiyoh.

Located on Horne Road which is quite isolated compared to other similar establishments, The Bravery offers its patrons a quiet respite on any given weekend. There are individual tables, as well as communal tables with newspapers for you to read while you wait for the food to arrive.

The Bravery Café - Exterior Facade

There’s the door in the middle. Lots of people seem to have problems finding it, including my friend whom I spotted from the inside, walking around right past the door and around the back entrance LOL

The Bravery Café - Sir Mixalot

Any Sir-Mix-A-Lot reference, no matter how cheesy, gets a plus in my book!

The Bravery Café - Table Decor

Did I mention the centrepiece for the communal table is an aluminium foil horse? It’s beyond great.

The Bravery Café - Decor Viam Light Experience

Also you get a bonus light installation by lifestyle brand MUKK. I have no idea how long it’ll stay here, but I really like it IDK

The Bravery Café - Viam Light Experience

So yes the interior decor gets an A- for me. The – comes from the uncomfortable chairs, some of which are backless.

Here’s a look at the Bravery menu:

 

My friend got the Flat White (S$4.60) with an extra shot for an added $0.50. He wanted it to be known that when he asked the waitress if the Flat White came with a single or double shot, the waitress didn’t immediately know, and had to check. I was like, hey dude that’s fine right, and he was all “no, they should already know this.” Divas, oy!

Anyway I got the Iced Raspberry Tea (S$5.50) which was delish and had bits of raspberry seeds at the bottom, in case you doubted the authenticity of the tea LOL.

The Bravery Café - Flat White and Iced Raspberry Tea

Flat White (S$4.60) // Iced Raspberry Tea (S$5.50)

So for my main, I got The Prime Burger (S$18), which consists of prime cut beef patty, aged cheddar cheese, Spanish onion, Roma tomato and baby arugula. According to the website it’s supposed to come with truffled potato chips, but first of all I’m not sure if they meant chips in the British way (which would then mean fries), and second of all my burger came with French Fries that did not taste truffled.

The Bravery Café - The Prime

The Prime (S$18) – 7.5/10

The Bravery Café - The Prime Burger

The Bravery Café - The Prime Burger Cross Section

Mmm that patty

OK quick sidebar, I can’t believe I’m voluntarily reviewing food when I’m fasting. Cobaan… (Tests or trials). Back to the food – I thought the patty was really good quality, but was just a little dry. Not unlike the patty from The Lab SG, this one needed more binders or whatever holds the ground meat together. Still, not a big deal – you can taste the quality beef in the patty. Also I had asked for no onions, and I suspect the onions would have made the burger juicier.

My real gripe is reserved for the bun 😦 The bun was a little too aerated and insubstantial, with hardly any bite and none of that chewiness that I look for in a good, solid, burger bun.

Apart from that, the tomato added a nice tang and the rocket provided a delicious nutty flavour – wish there had been more of it, together with more cheese! More cheese is always a good idea. 7.5/10

My friend got the Holy Crab (S$14.50), which is the béchamel crab cakes with sautéed mushrooms and a poached egg, together with some side salad.

The Bravery Café - Holy Crab Crabcakes

Holy Crab (S$14.50) – 7.5/10

The Bravery Café - Holy Crab

Another angle for good measure

His first reaction was “That’s it? So small? This is why I hate café food” LOL. And I mean, I have to agree. I’m definitely a daintier eater than my friend who is a veritable food monster, but come on man these were like 3 very small begedils. To make matters worse, another major flaw is that the coating was too big for the crab filling – when we cut through one crabcake, we could feel the shell giving way for a split second before the knife actually touched any crabmeat. So yes, major problems with the portion.

Size aside however, I really liked the taste of the crab cake, and there is truly no way to screw up sautéed mushrooms, so I enjoyed the taste and texture of them both very much. The poached egg was a little overcooked so it wasn’t as runny as we wanted, but I’ll allow it. 7.5/10 for this dish with 0.5 docked because of the portion.

All in all, I had a pretty good time at the Bravery largely due to the quiet, very laidback, easy-like-Sunday-morning, ambience of the place. The food is OKAY, like it’s not life-changing, but I definitely see myself coming back for more of like, the avocado toast with smoked salmon, while I read my New Yorker, that sort of thing. Also maybe I’ll check out the widely-Instagrammed Pancake Stack (S$15) because who doesn’t love ricotta pancakes!! YUMMM. I’ll def update with another post the next time I’m here 🙂

The Bravery
66 Horne Road
Singapore 209073
Online menu: Click here
Remarks: No gst, no service charge

Opening Hours
Mon, Wed-Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat-Sun: 8am to 7pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Halal status: all dishes are made with halal ingredients
Halalicious rating: 8/10
Average spend per pax: $22 for a drink and a main

Hyde & Co at North Bridge Road (Closed)

**Edited on 8 Jan 2018 to add: Hyde & Co have officially closed their outlet 😦 ***

Hyde & Co
785 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198753
Reservations: +65 6635 5785
Online brunch/lunch menu: Click here
Online dinner menu: Click here

Opening Hours
Sun-Mon: 11am to 6pm
Wed-Sat: 11am to 1030pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Halal status: Halal-certified
Halalicious rating: 9.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$45 (for a drink, starter, main, shared dessert and pot of tea!)
Recommended dishes: Beef Brisket Man Tou (S$10), Fried Chicken Waffles (S$17), Chilli Crab Pasta (S$18), Ondeh-Ondeh French Toast (S$12.50)

Guys! I just discovered a newly halal-certified café in my favourite food hood, Arab St, and it’s called Hyde & Co. As DJ Khaled likes to say, ANOTHER ONE! I owe it all to my tennis coach, who brought me to the café earlier today after our lesson.

Hyde & Co - Table Decor

Hyde & Co has been around on North Bridge Road close to about a year and a half now, but they’ve only just received their official halal certification in early April 2016, so I expect it to get real crazy real fast.

Hyde & Co - Halal cert

Yes.

With the talented Chef Nazlie (Nazz) at its helm, Hyde & Co offers up a menu that boasts an enviable range of dishes so everyone is guaranteed to find something they like. In a number of the starters and mains, you see western fare with an Asian twist, such as the Nasi Lemak Risotto. This fusion dish is available on their dinner menu, and is the brainchild of Chef Nazz himself.

Unlike a lot of the other halal cafés in the vicinity, Hyde & Co also has a dedicated brunch menu which you can peruse online here.

Hyde & Co - Chef Nazz

Chef Nazz, who was kind enough to answer all my fangirl questions

First, pictures of our drinks! I had the Into The Woods (S$7.50), which is an iced tea of a blend of berries, hibiscus and rosehip. YUM.

Hyde & Co - Into The Woods Drink

I KNOW RIGHT! Too pretty. Wish I could’ve had a whole vat of it. 9.5/10

My coach had an Iced Black (S$6), which came looking like the manliest drink ever on a black saucer:

Hyde & Co - Iced Black Coffee

My coach’s very manly-looking glass of iced coffee. Unrated, but I liked the way it looked on the black saucer.

We decided on a couple of starters to share pretty quickly, the first of which was the Parmesan Fries (S$8), with a chipotle aioli dip:

Parmesan Fries

Parmesan Fries (S$8). That delicious chipotle aioli dip though!!

Hyde & Co - Parmesan Fries 2

YUMMMMM UGHHHHH

The parmesan smelled delicious, and was a welcome addition to these thicker-cut fries. I really, really liked the chipotle aioli dip which was smokey and flavourful. I love all chipotle everything!! I thought the fries were just the slightest bit dry, but I suppose it’s good that these weren’t dripping in oil. I can’t wait for them to have a truffled version of these! 8/10

We also went for the Hyde signature starter, the Beef Brisket Man Tou (S$10), which features slow-cooked, pulled beef brisket in homemade BBQ sauce and slaw served between fried mantou buns (the kind you dip in chilli crab sauce!):

Hyde & Co - Beef Brisket Mantou

The Beef Brisket Man Tou (S$10). In love with the plate, but even more taken with what’s on it ❤

Hyde & Co - Beef Brisket Mantou Close-up

OMG crispy glistening mantou with that shreddy af beef brisket!

I MEAN. I bit into the mantou slider and it was like heavennnnn. The mantou bun was crispy and the beef brisket was just the most delicious, juicy, tender meat ever! The slaw provided some crunch and also helped to cut the rich barbecue taste of the brisket, so you get a good mixture of tastes and textures.

My only concern was that the mantou buns could get a little oily, and so I asked Chef Nazz if we could request for steamed mantou buns instead of fried ones to go with the brisket. He confirmed it can be done, folks! When I go back again maybe I’ll try ordering that and let you guys know how that is 🙂 9.5/10

When I checked out the list of mains, I found myself wanting to order several dishes at once, since everything sounded delicious. In the end, however, I went for the option that jumped out at me most — the Fried Chicken Waffle (S$17) which has a sunny side up egg atop some prawn paste chicken and fries, served on a waffle alongside honey dijon syrup:

Hyde & Co - Fried Chicken Waffle

Fried Chicken Waffle (S$17). PRAWN PASTE CHICKENNNNNN. And a few of my favourite things.

AHHHH you guys where do I begin. From the first bite of the chicken and waffle, I knew this was going to be a winner. The prawn paste taste was strong and pungent, in a good way. I complimented Chef Naz on the chicken, and he revealed the secret behind it – they marinate their chicken in prawn paste for 48 hours to make sure it’s not just the coating but alsi the meat that absorb the flavour. Thumbs all the way up.

Usually in chicken and waffle dishes I find the waffles to be quite a distraction, like it’s too sweet or gets in the way of the chicken, but Hyde & Co’s waffle was quite perfect as a subtly salted base to absorb the runny egg and the honey dijon. I could not get enough of that sauce, which was at once sweet and tangy with a mustard kick. Overall a superlative combination of flavours and textures. 10/10

My coach got the signature Hyde’s Chili Crab Pasta (S$18) which features blue swimmer crab, linguini, and spicy arrabiata sauce topped with herbed panko:

Hyde & Co - Hyde's Chilli Crab Pasta

Hyde’s Chilli Crab Pasta (S$18). YUMMMMM.

I found this dish very pleasing – it’s just the thing if you’re looking for a simple plate of pasta. The linguini was al dente, and the arrabiata sauce had a good spicy kick to it so you don’t get jelak. I also liked the grape tomatoes providing a little tangy flavour. 9/10

For dessert we just had to try their signature Ondeh-ondeh French Toast (S$12), which comprises a brioche French toast topped with grated pandan coconut and vanilla bean ice-cream, sprinkled with chocolate brownie bits, and drizzled with gula melaka sauce:

Hyde & Co - Ondeh-ondeh French Toast

The Ondeh-Ondeh French Toast (S$12). OH DEAR GOD.

This was a straight up home run. I usually prefer my desserts on the tangy end of the spectrum, but all it took was a bite of this and I was sold. With every bite of the brioche, my mouth filled with a a heady mix of syrupy, creamy, and buttery goodness. The delicious gula melaka made the dessert taste like a scrumptious ondeh-ondeh/kueh lopez hybrid, which was just so reassuring. The different flavours, textures and temperatures at play here combine to make a solid dessert that will surely become a crowd favourite. 10/10

A distinguishing characteristic of Hyde & Co is that they chose tea, not coffee, as their specialty, so of course we had to end our meal with a pot of our own:

Hyde & Co - Teapot

My mum would love this! Terrible picture though.

We went for the Premium Lapsang Souchong at S$12.50 a pot. It was SO delicious and had a lingering smoky taste. I’m more of a green tea/earl grey girl but I think I might be a lapsang souchong convert after this!

Here’s their extensive and descriptive Tea menu:

Hyde & Co - Wall Decor 1

All in all I had a fantastic time at Hyde & Co and have already made plans with some other friends to go back, particularly to try their dinner menu (Steak Frites! Nasi Lemak Risotto! CLAMSSSSSS.) I already can’t wait! The food is really top notch here; service is friendly and the aesthetic is quite minimalist and clean. Go check it out ASAP guys!

Hyde & Co - Ambience

What it looks like on the inside of Hyde & Co café!

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Hyde & Co
785 North Bridge Road
Singapore 198753
Reservations: +65 6635 5785
Online brunch/lunch menu: Click here
Online dinner menu: Click here

Opening Hours
Sun-Mon: 11am to 6pm
Wed-Sat: 11am to 1030pm
Closed on Tuesdays

Halal status: Halal-certified
Halalicious rating: 9.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$45 (for a drink, starter, main, shared dessert and pot of tea!)
Recommended dishes: Beef Brisket Man Tou (S$10), Fried Chicken Waffles (S$17), Chilli Crab Pasta (S$18), Ondeh-Ondeh French Toast (S$12.50)

**Edited on 8 Jan 2018 to add: Hyde & Co have officially closed their outlet 😦 ***

Icebox Café on Rangoon Road (Permanently closed)

Icebox Café (Permanently Closed)
89 Rangoon Road
#01-02
Singapore 218375

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm-11pm
Closed on Mondays

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 8.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$9.50

So last Sunday after a lovely staycation at Hotel Jen, one of my friends suggested we try  Icebox Café, the newly-opened, 100% halal, Muslim-owned, Korean bingsu place near Farrer Park MRT. In case you didn’t know, Bingsu is a popular dessert from Korea comprising shaved frozen milk with sweet toppings that run the gamut from cut fruits, to condensed milk, to oreo cookies. Bingsu cafes are evvvvvrywhere in Singapore right now, but Icebox Café is the first halal bingsu café in Singapore.

We were the first to arrive – literally, the owner Mus was still putting the chairs out at the storefront, but he gave us a warm – if slightly apologetic – welcome. Off to a good start.

According to Mus they were still not done tricking out the place, but I liked what I saw:

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The cosy corner where my friends and I sat. Also, wake your ass up says the rooster!

 

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Lovely! The computer in the corner plays music videos for a bit of a party/chill vibe. I’m not sure if they accept requests, but that would be awesome (if, a little disruptive).

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The counter area with assorted gelato

 

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MILK COOKIE SHOTS!!!! Probably inspired by Dominique Ansel Bakery’s version in New York City! I will forever regret seeing this ONLY as we were leaving the place 😦

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Love the lighting, très Parisian salon (omg so step)

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LOVE THIS MADNESS. “Jolok motosikal ya bang?”

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Closeup of the hanging bike of Babylon

Icebox Café’s menu has some range and is definitely skewed towards the sweet-toothed diner:

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Shakes in your face!! So great. Also note the slogan of the cafe: Take a chill pill. NOICE.

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The toast selection is not for the faint-hearted.

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Nasi Lemak available Fri-Sun! For when you want to take your family here, but then the older people need proper food. The ‘braided’ is regrettable, but I forgive them because they were the loveliest people

The first thing we ordered was the Turon (S$4.50), which is a local play on a Filipino delicacy of the same name, consisting of jackfruit and banana wrapped in popiah skin. Icebox went a little further and added ice cream and grated cheese into the mix:

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YUMMMM this was really good you guys! I love any dessert with warm, gooey banana, and jackfruit (ahem Krave’s cempedak crème brulee) so this was an automatic winner for me. The sweetness of the fruit fillings paired with the slight saltiness of the cheese, and combined with the melty ice cream and chocolate sauce to form a veritable party in my mouth. So, so good. And at only S$4.50?! What a steal. 10/10

One of us ordered the Salty Mr Brown Milkshake (S$12.90) which had salted caramel, smores, a wafer and a cookie, drizzled with chocolate sauce.

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I had a sip of this and found it truly, truly decadent. I loved the caramel taste of the milkshake, and the fluffy marshmellows were heavenly, but in the perennial fight between shakes and freezes, I’m an ice-blended girl through and through, so this was not for me. Oh but they do have plenty of options in case you’re not totally into sweet stuff, like the Iced Peppermint Cucumber Tea (S$3) which is perfect for cooling off on a hot day. I thought this was a little too sweet, and personally I would probably have regular drinks next time and save my sweetness quota for the other desserts. 7.5/10

For the main event we selected the Chocolatey Banana Delight Bingsu (S$12.90):

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A mountain of yum

The bowl came together with a small shot of milky syrup as a sweetener, which we drizzled all over the ice. YUMMM. So the bananas, the chocolate powder, the vanilla ice cream, and the chocolate sauce, were all top notch and tasted delicious. For real, I mean who does not like the combination of banana and chocolate?  As for the shaved ice, I have to say, I wish the taste had been a little more milky and a little sweeter, but the texture was really great – super soft, and snowy. The sweetness issue was also mitigated by the aforementioned milky syrup, so overall it still tasted pretty fantastic. 8/10

We spoke to owner Mus, who said they were still working on perfecting the taste of the ice. However, he said they couldn’t make the frozen milk too sweet, as it would lower the melting temperature of the ice, and so the ice shavings wouldn’t hold up as long. Fair enough. One other comment we had was that we wished it wasn’t just all the sweet stuff up top, and then all the ice at the bottom – we wanted more layers, so maybe more chocolate and banana layers in the middle of all that ice. We were told they would work on that after getting the ice taste right, so we shall see! I’ll definitely be coming back to this cafe to try more flavours of the Bingsu.  

After all of the goodness above, finally came the Injeolmi Toast (S$5.90), which contained steamed Korean rice cakes, drizzled with honey, dusted with powdered soybean, and topped with vanilla ice cream (I think the vanilla ice-cream is again an Icebox addition).

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Orange you glad to see me?

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OMGGGG

The Injeolmi took forever to come (we were forewarned of the 20-min wait upon placing our order), but boy was it worth it. As I bit down on the toast, there was a satisfying crunch and a delicious sweetness filled my mouth – I believe that was the honey and butter from the toast. The whole thing was really sweet and super rich, so it’s not the thing for you unless you’re a sweet tooth. Which, I am, thanks. The ice cream helped to cut the richness of it a little with the cold texture, so you don’t get super jelak of it. I would still recommend this for sharing though; there is no way I would’ve been able to finish this all by myself and still keep my legs, after all the other items. 8.5/10

All in all, I think Icebox Cafe is a great addition to the halal foodscape in Singapore – the owners are delightful, and endlessly patient with all the questions I and other diners had, the prices are very reasonable, and the selection is pretty impressive (you can’t get anymore diverse than Nasi Lemak and Korean Shaved Ice). I will definitely bring more of my friends here so we can try out all the other things on the menu, like the milk cookie shots!! And actually I’m quite curious about the nasi lemak. Will see if I can try it soon and put up a review!

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(R-L) Mus, his beautiful sister, and I think Mus’ mum-in-law who was making the goodies in the back. They were so, so nice!!! Sorry ’bout my muka sopan.

Icebox Café  (Permanently Closed)
89 Rangoon Road
#01-02
Singapore 218375

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm-11pm
Closed on Mondays

Halal status: Muslim-owned
Halalicious rating: 8.5/10
Average spend per pax: S$9.50