Cabin in the Woods
A dessert cafe franchise in Thailand that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and nature- loving soul, Forest Bake is surrounded by lush greenery, providing customers with a scenic view as they tuck into picture-perfect pastries and cakes. If you happen to be heading to Chiang Mai or Bangkok in the near future, pop by and try some of their sweets – and don’t forget to snap some pics for the ’gram too!
CATCH OF THE DAY
Big fan of seafood? Head to Claypots Full Circle at 103 Amoy Street, a seafood restaurant inspired by Mediterranean and Asian flavours. Start your meal with highlights like Cantabarian Anchovies on Caramelised Onions Toast, $12, and Okra Tossed With Dried Shrimp, $8. Then go for the Moroccan Claypot, $26, a medley of fresh mussels, clams, cous cous and vegetables prepared with a tomato- based sauce laced with herbs and spices.
While Tokyo’s Harajuku scene has toned down over the years, Eddy’s Ice Cream is definitely headed in the opposite direction! Offering a colourful array of exaggerated ice cream toppers, this candy-coloured ice cream store located in the heart of Harajuku is so excessive that they have over 10 different choices for ice cream cones alone. Customers can either choose from a pre-set menu or customise their own crazy concoction – we recommend the latter because how often do you get the chance to put together your own insane dessert, right?
Think handmade pasta isn’t worth the effort? You’ll soon be changing your mind after checking out Linda Miller Nicholson’s Instagram feed (@saltyseattle). It’s filled with plant-dyed pasta made from scratch; each creation a multi- coloured explosion put together by expert hands. Whether it’s rainbow ravioli or floral cannelloni, this amazing pasta powerhouse never fails to churn out vibrant masterpieces that are almost too pretty to eat!
While cafes serving brunch are a dime a dozen, finding one with the right ambience can sometimes be hard. Five Oars Coffee Roasters, located at 39 Tanjong Pagar Road, opened its doors in July, with a menu that includes dishes like Mentaiko Mac & Cheese and Steak Fries. But what’s making the crowd flock to this Melbourne-inspired brunch spot is its plant-filled interior that’s minimally decorated and full of glorious natural light. If you’re looking for a clean and modern brunch spot, we highly recommend this space!
Everyone’s familiar with Japanese Kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) restaurants, but what about one that only serves desserts? Harajuku’s Maison Able Cafe Ron Ron does just that, and has gained much hype for its revolving dessert buffet concept. A flat price of 1,800 yen (about $21) gets you all-you-can- eat access to more than 20 kinds of desserts including cotton candy, crepes, ice cream, pancakes and a series of cat-themed confections. A must-visit for dessert lovers.