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Hoshino Coffee 星乃珈琲店

The new extension of Plaza Singapura was opened a while ago. A colleague recommended me to visit this place for their parfait.

The curry rice contained bits of beef, a sausage and an egg. It was quite yummy but got a little gelah after a while. I would have preferred if the beef bits come in bigger slices. Otherwise I felt I was eating rice with the curry gravy every mouthful of it.

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Curry Rice $15

The iced cafe latte was served in a golden colour thermal cup (meant to keep the coffee remain chilled longer) was fragrant.

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Iced Cafe Latte $7.50

The fruits parfait was refreshing. Within the cold ice-cream, there were crunchy cereals, banana, strawberry, peach and a fragrant piece of sesame biscuit.

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Fruits Parfait $12

They do not have much variety in their menu but there was a long queue when I left the restaurant. The prices are a little steep. Nonetheless, it’s worth a try.

7 Jun 2013

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Updated: 2 Dec 2015

Second visit to Hoshino Coffee is more than two years later! I found the variety of food has increased and taste has become better! My orchestra friends and I met up for lunch at the new Suntec outlet and we ordered their lunch sets that comes with a free drink.

Browse through their menu here.

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Iced Coffee

Look at the cute tiny metal cups that contain milk and syrup. I just can’t resist miniatures!

The wasabi was only put on top of the salmon. I thought it was a wasabi infused cream sauce. No, it wasn’t, sadly. I wished there was more salmon.

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Salmon with Wasabi Cream Sauce Spaghetti (Set) $16

Not cheesy. It was just normal spaghetti with tomato cream sauce.

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Shrimp, Avocado, Mozzarella with Tomato Cream Sauce Spaghetti (Set) $15

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Pescatora with Tomato Cream Sauce Spaghetti (Set) $15

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Hoshino Pot-Baked Curry Rice (Set) $15

Curry was slight sweet and thick. The tonkatsu was nice!

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Tonkatsu Curry Rice (Set) $17

Lobster bisque was not bad though it could contain more seafood flavour.

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Lobster Bisque Soup Spaghetti (Set) $16

The top caramelised layer didn’t have the “cracking” sound. The creme was not bad but it was short of that vanilla kick. The ice cream went well with the creme brulee.

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Creme Brulee with Ice-Cream $9.80

 

This pancake souffle was very soft and I love it! However I would order this for breakfast rather than as a dessert.

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Double Pancake Souffle Style $12

Not bad but it was quite moist inside, wonder if it was caused by the chocolate sauce that we poured over.

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Vanilla Souffle with Chocolate Sauce $10.80

This french toast with maple syrup couldn’t go any wrong. 🙂

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French Toast with Sugar and Cream $9.80

Prices exclude 7% GST and 10% service charges.

Restaurant: Hoshino Coffee 星乃珈琲店
Addresses:
68 Orchard Road, #03-84, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-651, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 0800 – 2200; Weekends: 10oo – 2200
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoshinocoffee/

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The Coffee Connoisseur (TCC)

My favourite Aglio Olio can be found at the TCC! I have tried a few algio olio around, and nothing seems to be better than TCC’s one yet. They have a 1 for 1 promotion for TCC members till the end of July 09 for any main course or pasta. Together with my parents, we ordered:

My dad was the happy one, enjoying Mentaiko Spaghetti with Salmon Tataki ($19) the most! He also loved the Baked Chicken Mushroom Linguine. The cheese together with mushrooms gave a super texture. The cheese was so cheesy!  The salmon was super good even tough it was cold. The sauce was filled with fish roe!

My mum liked my recommendation of the Banana Salmon Exotica ($20) and Seafood Aglio Olio ($18.80). You can choose the salmon to be medium-well or well-done. We chose medium-well. The salmon tasted really nice like that. I personally don’t like salmon to be well-done, cos’ the meat will get too chewy and dry.

We topped up with one Saffron Sea Perch Bouillabaisse ($8.90) and because I am a TCC member, we got a free coffee! The bill came out to be $56.35. I was glad that my parents enjoyed the food very much!

The last 3 dishes – Spaghetti de Clam, Chicken & Turkey Bacon Lasagne and Pan-seared Chicken Breast with Porcini Sauce were eaten on another occassion. The chicken breast was good. Personally I don’t really think that the clam spaghetti was fantastic. It lacked of the seafood taste in it. The Aglio Olio is still better.  

Prawn Cheese-a-Toast – $9.50

Stall name: The Coffee Connoisseur (TCC)
Location and Opening Hours: Link Here