Bangkok: Vanilla Garden, Bake Shop

  

When I’m in a city like Bangkok, as much as possible I try to eat Thai food, to savour what the city proudly offers as their local cuisine. While I’ve passed many pretty/quirky/modern cafes as I travelled around Bangkok, I’ve mostly dismissed them in favour of street food. A rare afternoon with some time and transport handy on my hands, Vanilla Garden @ Ekkamai 12 seemed as good as any to check out.

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Merely Ice Cream

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When in doubt, just turn to ice cream.

Stewing in this persistent heat wave, we hardly needed a reason for deflecting to this age-old icy treat. Back in the vicinity of my alma mater, we paid a visit to Merely Ice Cream, a small space at Sunshine Plaza, predictably quiet with just a few scattered youngsters given it’s exam period and right before peak dessert hour hits.

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Pictorial: Spathe Public House

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Garlic Fries, $8.

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Belgian Waffle and Fried Chicken with mornay sauce, $17 (+$2 for very awesome scrambled eggs)

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Sticky Toffee Pudding, $12.

 

Spathe Public House

8 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-01 Singapore 238958

67351035

http://www.spathepublichouse.com/

 

Baker & Cook

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We all like to visit new places, and with the whole slew of new bakeries and cafes popping up the last 2 years meant we have little opportunity to do repeat visits unless we love it that much. I can safely say that I love Baker & Cook’s bakes that much. Started by Dean Brettschneider (www.globalbaker.com), they also do cooking/baking classes at their flagship outlet @ Hillcrest Road (Greenwood Avenue).

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Savour 2013: My picks for a 3 Course Meal

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Savour is back for a second time this year, and I must say it’s better than before in so many ways. The chef & restaurant line up is much more exciting, the addition of air conditioned dining tents are definitely appreciated, as well as more live entertainment in the form of both Masterclasses, demonstrations and music.

With around 20 food booths and more than 60 choices, it is easy to feel overwhelmed at this international food festival. After making my rounds & trying more dishes than I had intended last night, here’s what I would pick if I could only have a 3 Course meal at Savour 2013.

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