While I only had 27 hours in Singapore I did manage to pack in quite a lot of eating. I think tasting the food of a country is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture (or that might be an excuse to eat lots). As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, after dinner we had dessert at 2am Dessert Bar. It was recommended by Not Quite Nigella and like all her recommendations, it was well worth the trip across town.
I had the Kayambe H2O. It was a very different flavour experience. I would liken it to a semi-fredo in its consistency with an almost crunchy outer layer. It literally melted in my mouth with chocolatey goodness. The accompaniments added zing, crunch and gooey goodness. This dessert is definitely one for chocolate lovers.
Will ordered the Twix – peanut crumble, caramel mousse and chocolate ice cream. Another one for chocolate lovers this was well-balanced and scrumptious. I highly recommend a visit to 2am Dessert Bar for anyone traveling to Singapore. A dessert-only restaurant is still somewhat of a novelty here in Brisbane, the only one I can think of is Freestyle (I love the hot fudge brownie) which I am rather fond of.
While at 2am Dessert Bar, we got chatting the waiter, an expat from San Francisco. We told him how we only had until 4.30pm the next day to explore so he gave us a run-down of everything we should do the next day. One stop on the list was PS Cafe in Chinatown.
We headed there for lunch (he recommended it for dinner but we didn’t have another night to try it) the next day at about 1pm. The cafe was laid out over 3 levels in a beautiful European-style design. It felt like somewhere the pretty people might go.
We weren’t too adventurous with our ordering (after having prata for morning tea and hoping to fit in a few more Singaporean delights after lunch). Will ordered the Caesar salad with chicken. It was a generous portion with fresh salad leaves, tender chicken breast, crispy croutons and a very good helping of grated parmesan on top. He’d been hankering for a salad for two weeks so really enjoyed it.
I wanted to have something a little more exotic that I couldn’t get at home so chose the Laksa leaf pesto. It was quite delicious – not too heavy or creamy with quite a fresh flavour. It reminded me a little of my Thai chicken noodle recipe.
The actual restaurant was beautifully decorated and quite different to the hustle and bustle of Chinatown just a few blocks away.
This might seem like a strange photo to include but their sugar bowl was so delicious smelling. There were cloves in with the raw and white sugar cubes and if I closed my eyes and sniffed it (yes I really did) it smelled just like Christmas.
Upstairs from the main eating area is another large dining room, a fancy bar and an outdoor courtyard. I think it would be a rather popular night spot.
The bottom level is another smaller bar with a few take-away baked goodies. It’s a lovely spot to escape the crowds, the heat and experience a little bit of fanciness and yummy food.
Here are the details for both places we dined at. 2am Dessert Bar is on the second story so make sure you look up when you’re trying to find it. I hope you get to try them both out one day.
2am Dessert Bar
21a Larong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore
45 Ann Siang Rd . #02-02, Singapore. Entrance via Ann Siang Hill Park