Thanks to Yuki Ng for initiating the gathering, I had a chance to catch up with other bloggers and share with each other the updates on our lives and blogging career while we eat da yummy Chocolate Lava Cake and celebrated Tiffany Yong‘s birthday at Domino’s Pizza latest store at Arab Street. Actually, it was my idea to go Domino’s Pizza for dinner, since they recently opened a new store in the city centre. With this new shop strategically located at Arab Street, people who live and/or work near the City Hall, Bugis and Lavender can get to enjoy Domino’s service and their on-going 2 Pizza Deals. I love Domino’s Pizza because all their items on the menu are baked not fried. We ordered the Portofino Prawn Pizza with Cheesy Crust. And the Hawaiian Paradise with Crunchy Thin Crust. I know it sounds like a lot of calories, which is why between 6 of us, we only ordered two regular pizzas plus 1 serving of Golden Roasted Chicken (6 pieces) and BBQ wings (5 pieces). It was a busy Friday day and customers kept steaming in to buy take-away and phone delivery line kept ringing. The new store doesn’t offer much seating, there was two tables for 2, one table for 4, and one table for 6. Total seating capacity is only 14. But most people either call for delivery or order take-away. Just in case you are planning to dine in, like us, it’s better to go early. We were fortunate to get the table for 6, but we waited for more than 15 minutes for our food and were given a coupon in compensation to exchange for a personal pan. Since we dined in and were still hungry after sharing 2 regular pizzas, we used the coupon to exchange for Classic Pepperoni personal pan pizza. But in order to utilize the coupon, we had to make a purchase. Being a fan of their dessert, we ordered a Chocolate Lava Cake to share. The staff at the friendly were friendly and they allowed us to store Yuki‘s homemade tarts in the kitchen. Yuki‘s tarts were the cherry on the cake. Food Blogger Michelle (Michhysaurous), Travel Blogger Priscilla (Pingerrain), Mommy Blogger Susan Wong and I were all very impressed by her baking. (Click on their names to check out the “behind the scene” Instagram and also see Michhysaurous’ Instavideo.) I had a good time that night. The best way to wind down a week is to gather with pals, enjoy a hearty dinner with lots of laughter. I felt bad that our loud chat and laughter would probably have bring the house down. LOL. The only wish that I could have that night would be to hope that the new outlet wasn’t so busy and our order could have been served faster. But the place will definitely be another great hangout place, given its proximity to town and its serene location along Arab Street. Once again, Happy Birthday Tiffany Yong! May you live long, take more wacky photos and #InstaDaily! Domino’s Pizza new store is located at 146 Arab Street, next to The White Panda Massage. It’s at the junction of Victoria Street, and near Raffles Hospital. Nearest MRT Station is Bugis. Check out www.dominos.com.sg or call 6222 6333 for Domino’s pizza delivery.
If you live or work near Novena, you’re probably familiar with Square 2. Located at basement 1 right next to Novena MRT Station exit, is a take-away bakery offers a wide range of pastries, puffs and desserts that Singaporeans are familiar with, but with its chef’s twist.
Established in 2007 as Yip’s Cookies & More by Celebrity Chef Irene Yip, the humble take-and go is now helmed by Chef de Patisserie, Andik Nurdiany and has sinced changed the brand name to Yip’s by Andik Nurdiany with infusion of new original recipes.
Certified Halal and baked daily, the open concept kitchen gives patrons a chance to see how the pastries are created and baked. The outlet also offers hot beverages like coffee and tea, and it’s an ideal choice for breakfast and afternoon tea. No wonder, Yip’s by Andik Nurdiany achieved the Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award for 2012/2013.
So here are my top 3 picks at Yip’s by Andik Nurdiany:
Chicken Curry Puff
A traditional Singaporean’s favorite, this Chicken Curry Puff is packed with diced, curry-flavored chicken. Handmade daily, I love its light flaky pastry, chunks of chicken meat and the right level of spice from the curry.
Tom Yum Chicken Puff
Fancy something more spicy? The Tom Yum Chicken Puff is a special twist on the traditional chicken curry puff. You can taste the fragrant of lemongrass and spices in the tom yum chicken filling. The texture of the shredded chicken is smooth, but the puff pastry feels more oily due to the filling. The chef has managed to get the right portion of chicken and tom yum, hence every bite is not overpowering spicy but a well-mixed which you can enjoy.
For mushroom lovers like me, you should definitely not missed out on sinking your teeth into this Mushroom Puff. Rich, creamy paste with every bite full of mushrooms, this is my favorite delight from the bakery.
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #B1-117/118/119 Square 2, Singapore 307506
Phone: 6440 7887
Monday – Friday: 7am to 9pm
Saturday: 8am to 9pm
Sunday: 9am to 9pm
[PHOTO CREDIT: Food photos courtesy of Yip’s by Andik Nurdiany]