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Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar @ Tanglin Road

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Had a birthday celebration here with my family. It was almost full house on a weekday night. Most likely due to the 1 for 1 main DBS card promotion that had just ended today. With their sitting capacity & the amount of people that night, the noise level is uncontainable.

Steak & Eggs ($22) – Ok the star is supposed to be the steak but guess his lens preferred the eggs instead. This is a 150gm US Agus prime sirloin steak. I asked for it to be medium. It came tender, chewy, juicy, nice. The homemade entrecote sauce at the side is a brown sauce which has a bit of wine taste. Goes very well with the steak.

chilli crab pastaChilli Crab Pasta ($24) – Generous amount of crab meat. The garlic is huge & overwhelming too. The taste is uniquely nice but it gets kind of spicy & feels too much towards the end.

salmonSalmon with Sweet Potato & Beet Chips ($24) – All I can remember is that the beet chips tasted bitter. The presentation of this dish look kind of pathetic though.

Carbonara ($21) – We ordered this for the kids but end up we enjoyed it more. The savory buttery cream sauce makes you want more of it.

waffleCheddar Cheese Bacon Waffles ($19) – The waffles are tasty with bacon bits in there. I find it a tad oily though.

browniesBrownie Parfait ($10) – Ended with this dessert as my birthday cake.

Other than that night being too noisy, the food makes up for it. Contrary to this place being a bakery, they need to work more on it’s dessert menu. This place does not face the main road. Walking along the small road will lead you to its entrance.

Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
56 Tanglin Road
Tanglin Post Office #01-03
Singapore 247964


Tel: 6835 1125

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun: 8am-11pm
Closed on Mon


49 Seats @ Kreta Ayer Road

49seats2A monthly eating affair with my group of friends from office. It’s my birthday month & my turn to get a treat from them 🙂

drinksIce Lemon Tea & Ginger Ale ($3 each)

mushroom soupCream of Mushroom ($5.90) – It’s good but not to the extend of licking the bowl as what my friend read from somewhere.

fish bites
Fish Bites 10 Pcs ($9.90) – I like this. Tasted like fish & chips in bite size.

chicken wingsFried Wings & Drumlets ($9.90) – Mediocre

fried fish
Pan Fried Fish with Alskempi Sauce ($16.90) – This is my main. Though the fish looks thin & plain, it’s very nicely done. The sauce in the side bowl is savory, creamy with seafood inside. A very appetizing dip.

tom yam pastaTom Yam Seafood Pasta ($14.90) – Actually I’m very keen in this dish as I like the sour & spicy combination of tom yam. However, my tolerance for spiciness is quite low so I dare not risk this as my main. Stole a few mouths & I really like it but can’t take anything more than that.

steakSirloin Alskempi ($24.90) – The sauce is the same as the fish but not in a separate bowl. Can’t really comment on the steak as I didn’t really try it.

chickenCheesy Chicken Chop ($16.90) – Tried some, the meat is tender & the sauce is nice.

We only made reservation the day before. The indoor seats were all reserved. There isn’t any ambiance outdoors along the road. So if you want indoor seats, it’s better to make reservation in advance. Overall we enjoyed the food & the price is net with no service charge & GST.

49 Seats
49 Kreta Ayer Road
Singapore 089007


Tel: 6225 4332

Opening Hours
Mon-Thurs: 6pm-1am
Fri-Sat: 6pm-4.30am

Knuckles Bistro @ Kovan

knuckles2Finally settled in our new nest & that explains the lack of post. It’s time to explore eateries near home.

mushroomsGrilled Mushrooms ($3) – Very mediocre

pastaTruffle Mushroom Spaghetti ($8) – Simple, tasty & not too overwhelming. Of course with this price, don’t except much truffle taste.

pork knucklesPork Knuckles ($8) – Star for tonight. It’s good, the meat tender & the skin crispy crackling but the portion is too little to satisfy my craving. It will be good if they have option for bigger knuckles.

This place only open at 7pm & there’s no GST & service charge. Would probably return again if I need that knuckles fixed. Thou we will likely hop over to their neighbour Nakhon & try the long queue Thai food next time.

Blk 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-33
Singapore 530212

Opening Hours
Daily: 7pm

Cups N Canvas @ Selegie Road

Suggested this place for a big group gathering on a Sunday for lunch. Though our noise level can hardly be contained at times, the owner of this cafe was very accommodating & patient with us. Part of the cafe was transformed into a painting room for conducting some classes during mid of the day.

ice lemon tea
Ice Lemon Tea – They were having some lunch promotion. Every pasta ordered comes with a free drink.

Lobster Bisque ($6.50) – He ordered this. A tad salty but was nice & robust.

Calamari Rings ($6.90)

cheesy fries
Cheesy Fries ($6.90)

Beef N Burger ($10.90)

breakfast canvas
Breakfast Canvas ($16.90) – Includes bratwurst, sunny side up, roasted potatoes, mushrooms, grilled tomato, greens, toast & juice.

olive room
Olive Room ($12.90) – I wanted to have the fish n chips but he order this wrongly for me. It was a good mistake though. This pasta is simply tasty & with lots of my favorite mushrooms. It was gone within minutes.

greeno pesto
Greeno Pesto ($15.90) – Chicken, basil, baby potatoes linguine in pesto sauce.

vermillion prawns
Vermillion Prawns ($17.90) – Prawns linguine in tomato sauce, wine & lemon zest.

choc cake
Rich chocolate cake ($6.00)

We had a great time catching up in a cool place with tasty food. The food is definitely value for money. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends & will be back real soon.

Cups N Canvas
139 Selegie Road
Singapore 188309

Tel: 6884 6855

Opening Hours
Tue-Thurs: 10.30am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 10.30am-11pm
Sun: 10am-8pm
(Closed on Mon)

Cafe Melba @ Goodman Arts Centre

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Suggested here for a birthday celebration. It’s quite a child friendly place, spacious & with an outdoor inflatable bouncy castle.

salmon pizza
Smoked Salmon Pizza 9″ ($18)

three little pigs pizza
Three Little Pigs Pizza 9″ ($18)

four cheese pizza
Four Cheese Pizza 9″ ($18)

Lasagne ($18)

egg benedict
Free Range Egg Benedict ($18)

Crayfish Linguini ($26)

Not sure if it’s because I was too hungry, the pizza tasted really good. You can give the lasagne a miss though. Overall a nice place to hang out.

Cafe Melba
90 Goodman Road
Goodman Arts Centre, Block N, #01-56
Singapore 439053

Tel: 6440 6068

Opening Hours
Weekdays: 10am-10pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 8.30am-10pm