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Choupinette

Posted in # Breakfast, # Western, + Bukit Timah, - Eggs on February 9, 2010 by thisisyummy

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Choupinette, tucked in a corner beside Coronation Plaza, was well accessible and from how much I’ve heard of it, it looked simple from the exterior and the interior was hustling with the Sunday breakfast crowd, all ready to lap up a delectable brunch. Alrighty then, as it has received much acclaim and praise of their professionally-done eggs, let’s get straight to it!

Egg Royal $21
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Well, the first thing that certainly struck was a look at the menu, and as the eyes scanned across for the price. We gasped. $21. It had to be good. And certainly it was. I mean, what can go wrong with Salmon, my personal favourite, and of course firm poached eggs with a nape of hollandaise sauce. Just like the one at Riders’ Cafe, we had initial inertia of spoiling the perfectly nested egg by kniving into it, releasing the runny yolk all over the toasted English muffin. Here, I was wondering if I should have ordered the proper Egg’s Benedict instead, with the warm ham probably making the texture even better and the Breakfast experience even better. Here, at least for me, it didn’t all go too well with the Salmon, although I will be the last to reject a fresh slice of salmon on anything. Overall, it was fantastic, and the warm sauce coated its lovely components. Wonderful, though the price is a pinch we were staring around when we finished like.. “was that over already?” so quick. So do savour it when you get to! It’s served with Orange Juice, Florida Natural I think, as well as breakfast tea.

Millefeuille Framboise $7
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Following up on our craving, I went to look at the wide range of desserts to be chosen from. There is really a luxury of choice there. I decided to go with the pretty Millefeuille Framboise, basically raspberry with a thick pastry crust with what seemed to me like custard and cream cheese within. It was sweet and a pleasant experience eating, although it was defying the law of physics how a pastry crust can be even harder than the compelling metallic material of the fork. We made a mess, but oh, that’s how we all like our food, don’t we? It was an excellent dessert to cap off a good dining experience with Choupinette, although it did leave a hue of charred leather in my wallet. Hah.
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Choupinette, near Coronation Plaza
607 Bukit Timah Road #01-01
Tel: 6466 0613

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Riders Cafe @ Bukit Timah Saddle Club

Posted in # Breakfast, # Western, + Bukit Timah, - Eggs, - Pancake on November 28, 2009 by thisisyummy

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Care for a ride?

The trotting of the horses slowly amplified itself as we neared the saddle club; our minds were constantly revolving around the prospective brunch which we were going to have.. yummy, Rider’s Cafe!

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Egg’s Benedict – $14.00

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Lo and behold. What a sight. If you’re thinking right now if it tastes as good as it looks, you’re wrong. It’s even BETTER! =) The creamy yellow hollandaise sauce was strewn intricately over the ham and slightly toasted English muffin, with the proudly poached egg sandwiched snugly in between. Our lips quivered for it, our taste buds longed for it. Let’s go! As our forks wove swiftly through our brunch, the aroma and fragrance emanated through our noses. Take a whiff. It is that good. There is something about breakfast-brunch which just lightens up our spirits and make us enjoy that serenity in the morning. And the ambience of the place simply enveloped us to just slow down, enjoy the moment, bask in it. The fainty salted ham together with the sweet muffin was accompanied perfectly by the silky yolk of the al-dente poached egg. Very Q! It had a generous serving of breakfast potatoes at the side, which was peppery and gave a refreshing taste with the eggs. The flavours blended together perfectly and our mood lightened. This is yummy. Highly recommended! Best way to begin a lazy saturday morning. Neigh!

Morning Pancakes with Berries Compote – $10.00

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Early in the morning, I wouldn’t be surprised if all we were craving for were some morning pancakes with a divine whiff of yumminess. As our cutlery sunk through oh-so-effortlessly through the fluffy pancakes, have some of the berries compote together with it, mix in some of the home-made whipped cream and syrup and there you have it, cloud nine in your mouth! Delish. Forgive my neologism but with this dish, any adjective with positive connotation may well be an understatement! Haha. An excuse for poor vocabulary I know. Whoa and do not forget to spread the butter too! Have it together with a cool icy cup of mocha and a perfect breakfast is born.

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The atmosphere was homely-it is non-air conditioned with a sunny hue, the surroundings were cosy and the food was excellent. What more can we ask for? However, one look at the address and it is not uncommon to have the question popping into our minds-where is this place? Well it is rather close to the PIE nearby if you are driving but there isn’t any bus that pops by directly. So you may consider cabbing from the bus stop at say, Coronation Plaza down the road? Walking may not be very ideal, especially today, it was drizzling somewhat. I’m not sure about hitch-hiking.

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The surroundings were very scenic, picturesque. Horses roaming around their stables, together with the lush green vegetation; and when I saw the little girl sitting confidently atop the horse together with her family around her, I was so envious! We certainly haven’t rode any horses before, so deprived right? Oops. =)

So all in all, highly recommended! Cheers! =D

Riders Cafe
51 Fairways Drive
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Tel: 6466 9819

Pictures taken using Canon EOS 500D.