Singapore : Symmetry 

Singapore is always a home to me. Even a 6 hours transit in this little red dot country, makes me happy. Haha. Last month, i came to Singapore for some church camps and work-meetings, and decided to spend some time to meet my Indonesian friend, whom i cant seem to have a time to meet in Jakarta itself. It’s still very funny though,  how we both stay in Jakarta, but only managed to have the short catch up in Singapore. Haha. *Guess the perks of staying in Singapore is, we can try to squeeze the time, since there’s no bad traffic.

Anyway, it has been a while since i had my last brunch. and so happy to have it again here in Singapore, a place whereby there’s always a new place to try out. and Finally, we decided to go to small little quirky nice cafe in Bugis area, somewhere in Jalan Kubor, near Haji Lane, called Symmetry.

I love the unfinished wall design, with pop-art decorations. It makes it very hippies and unique. Even though i dont know why they put Jack Skellington outside their cafe. haha.

The food here are a little bit pricy, but i enjoyed all of their dishes. The pasta is thick and chewy. Pork belly is juicy, and not too dry for the aglio olio. And love the sausage on the big breakfast menu, and the fresh juices on the monster mug. Overall is a nice experience over Symmetry.

It’s kinda packed too over the lunch time, so probably you can come for a brunch session for more serene feeling.

Spicy Shrimp & Pancetta Aglio Olio

Pancetta Aglio Olio (no seafood request)

Big Breakfast

Power Juice!

Symmetry 

9 Jalan Kubor, #01-01, 199206

+65 6291 9901

Open Daily :

10.30 AM – 11 PM (Weekdays) // 9 AM – 12 AM (Saturday) // 9 AM – 7 PM (Sunday)

$$ : SGD 20-25 / person

 

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Jakarta : Maple and Oak

I am not a breakfast person. I can just drink a cup of cold chocolate milk in the morning, and it will just keep me full till noon time. But i fancy Brunch! hahaha.. Not sure if i got carried away by trends, or simply i just got hungry because i never take my chocolate milk in the morning before i go for brunch. Haha..

OR.. maybe i just love lovely places with good food and great companies.

Maple and Oak located somewhere in Menteng in Central Jakarta. The place is somehow quite hard to find, even though it’s located at the main road of HOS Cokroaminoto. It’s inside ‘De Ritz Building’. When you see ‘Bumiputera bank’, and ‘KERIS department store’ on your left side, you should slow down and turn left right after that.. The building beside KERIS, is De Ritz building! *Your Welcome* Hahahha.. Cause Once you missed out, it’s quite a long way for the U-turn.. *and yesshh, i took the long U-turn back. geezzz*

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It’s a small cozy place, with modern design with some greeneries decorations all over the pillars. Maple and Oak serves all day brunch menu, coffee and tea, and some cakes. Since i just got back, i am not really updated on what’s hits in town. So a very good friend of mine suggested to go to this place. And since all three of us never been here as well, we decided to give it a try. We came at 10am on Saturday morning, and the place was already crowded. I can see that it is still on high demand, even after 1 year of opening.

Beet Salmon Lox (Rp 83.000)

Toasted bread with cream cheese and generous amount of seared salmon, Beetroot yoghurt and beetroot itself with feta cheese and some salad. I personally think that the beet makes it too sour. My least favorite, from the 3 menu that we ordered. But salmon lovers might like it. and the Feta cheesee!! ohh.. i think feta cheese never go wrong with any kind of salads.

Big Breakfast (Rp 98.000)

This is a plate that will never go wrong. I always order this for a saver choice when i dont know what to eat. Haha.. The mushroom is sauteed nicely, the egg is scrambled softly, the cherry tomato is sweet, the bacon is not that salty (which is good for me) and the sausage was just okay.  Well, actually i wanted to order a bowl of Granola (Rp 68,000). But as for the price, i think the big breakfast is more worth it.

Mapple Butter Brioche (Rp 78.000)

This is the ‘STAR’ of the day! It’s like a big breakfast, minus mushroom and sausage. It’s just a normal toasted bread with bacon and scrambled egg, BUT.. the truffle butter and the maple syrup makes the whole plate taste so different.. So nice, sweet and buttery, different sensation in eating the toasted bread. MUST HAVE item when you’re here. Ah ohh, you can request more maple syrup as well. Trust mee.. it is soo good! so different with other maple syrup. not that sweet but so tasteful and savory. Much love for this plate! ❤

Maple & Oak
De Ritz Building 1st floor
Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto no 91
Menteng, Central Jakarta
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 21.00
Phone: (+6221) 3906757

Sisterfields – Bali Hippest Cafe

I still vividly remember our Bali trip. Exactly today, last month, It was 21 of us, and we were struggling where to have our brunch. Some of us have some options in mind and threw it to the crowd, but our crowd also got confused because we had too many options. haha.  Indeed, Bali has a great range of cafe to choose from. Finally, we decided to have our brunch in Bali Hippest Cafe, in the heart of Seminyak, Sisterfields.

We went there about 10am, and the Q was brutally crazy. I really wondered what they serve inside, cause to be honest, i just heard of this cafe when my friend mentioned it (yes, guess im not that hip after all. haha). My friend said they served good quality coffee and the best Australian style brunch in town.

We waited for about 15-20 minutes, and they split us into 3 tables. I quite like the interior design and the layout of this cafe. They really managed to get as many tables as possible, without making it looked so packed.

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We ordered a lot of food that time. But again, i just managed to take some pictures cause i was too excited to try the foods. haha.. The waiting time for all the food was about 15 minutes. Which i think it is already good enough since they have non-stop customer coming in and out.

One thing i noticed here is, they do have great waiter/waitress. They were quite prompt in serving and quite patient in explaining us some food on the menu that is new to us.

So, after we asked a lot of questions, we came down to this foods..
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** Sweet Corn Fritters**

Normal corn fritters, fascinating for foreigners. As for us, we just ordered this for fun and regret why we ordered this in a cafe. haha..

EFQE8991**Pan Fried Salt and Pepper Squid**

I personally really like this pan fried squid. The Squid is very tender, it doesnt have funny fishy smells, and the mayonaise with the palm sugar caramel really compliment the salty taste.

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**Pulled Pork Charcoal Roll** – The Black One on top

It’s a tender charcoal bread combined with a sweet homemade BBQ sauce on the pulled pork. I like the cabbage coleslaw inside, because it balance the sweetness.

**Smashed Avocado** – The green ones on the left

I like the fresh avocado topped with semi-dried cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. They put one slice of whole-grain bread which i think they need to put more. You have the option to add eggs.

**Mixed Seed and Muesli** – The bowl below

I really like this kind of seeds and yoghurt in a bowl. perfect for brunch! the apples are a bit too sour for me, but overall, i love this big bowl of happiness.

**Polenta Fries** – The long yellow ones on the right

Not a big fan of this kind of fries. Im more shoe-string fries type of girl. But the truffles sauce is good!

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**Sisterfields Big Breakfast**

This menu has always been my choice to ‘eat safe’. haha.. Normal food, but everything in it is very good. I seldom finished my big breakfast meal. But this one is exceptional. Love it to the last bite. such a comfort food for me.

Overall Experience :

Ambiance : 3 / 5

Food : 4 / 5

Price : 3 / 5

Sisterfields Cafe

Jl. Kayu Cendana No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361

0811-3860-507

Hope to see you again, Sistersfield

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