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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/


Gaia Korean Restaurant

My friend and I wanted to go Seoul Garden today but it was fully booked at the Marina Square branch. Craving for Korean food, both of us hunted down Suntec City Sky Garden – Gaia Korean Restaurant. I’ve always wanted to go there to try but was either alone or had no Korean craving.

Gaia have both indoor and outdoor seats to hold a large capacity of customers during busy lunch hours and of course a wide range of food choices to capture your appetite. We were there quite early and was able to choose our seats. There were a few tables of Koreans when we stepped in. My friend was saying if there were Koreans customers, it must serve quite authentic Korean food! Besides, the boss is Korean and all their servers were able to speak Korean!

We ordered a Budae Jjigae (Ham and sausage spicy soup) and Kimchi Pa Jun (kimchi pancake). We didn’t expect the servings to be that huge! It could fill 4-5 people!

We were served with six types of Ban Chan (side dishes). Every dish was incredibly good, especially the tofu and cabbage kimchi!

Ban Chan - Complimentary

Then our kimchi pa jun came. It was a very very well-made pancake. I’ve never seen and eaten such even texture and colour Korean pancake. It comes served on a hotplate so that it will be kept warm throughout your meal. The pancake does not have too much flour and the exterior is crispy. The kimchi cabbage within is crunchy. A little pity the kimchi-ness and spiciness is lost. There wasn’t much seafood in it too. Nonetheless, still good.

Kimchi Pancake $15

Next came the budae jjigae. The waiter placed it on the stove, then turned on the heat. Soon it was bubbling and the ramyeon within started to get cooked. I loved the amount of vegetables they put in – golden mushrooms (enokitake), cabbage, big bean sprouts, leek and spring onions. There were two gyozas and a few chewy ddogbougi (rice cake). The sausages were aplenty and tasted really good. The ham wasn’t a favourite for me as I do not really like pork personally. But my friend finished them all. The egg and toufu added some soft texture to the overall chewy and spicy experience.

Not wanting to waste the good soup, we ordered a steamed rice ($2) to share. It was lovely, sticky, chewy and piping-hot rice. Wonderful!

We left the restaurant very filled and packed back our remaining food. ^^

Budae Jjigae - $40

Try this out and get to see a couple of handsome and pretty Korean customers here! Oh, how I love Korean food!! Will definitely come back for their bbq next time!

Prices exclude 7% GST and 10% service charges.

Restaurant: Gaia Korean Restaurant
Address: No 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-10/12 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Tel: 6339 3313
Fax: 6339 3303
Opening Hours: 11 am – 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm – 10 pm daily