Opened by the folks behind Smitten Cafe, Necessary Provision is a gem and a wonderful spot for people who stay in the West of Singapore.
When I first heard about Necessary Provisions, I was really excited for a few reasons. First, I know that they will have good coffee as it is by Smitten Cafe. Second, the cafe is very near to my place – I can get there in ten minutes. Third, I have always lamented the fact that we lack a good coffee joint in this part of the island. While we have seen many cafes sprouting up over the past few years, somehow, there is not any cafe that serves good coffee in the west.
If you were at the Orchard area last weekend, you would have spotted nydc’s ‘Mini Cafe’ along the streets. To celebrate its new menu launch, the good people from the New York Dessert Cafe set up a ‘Mini Cafe’ where friends, couples and young families can have a little fun, share nydc’s joy while snapping photos and stand a chance to win attractive prizes when they participate in nydc’s Instagram Contest. Check out the photos by searching #iheartnydc on Instagram.
After snapping some photos at the ‘Mini Cafe’, 3 lucky winners joined me at nydc’s Wheelock outlet to sample some of the dishes from its new menu which now offers over 30 dessert items, 20 hot food items, four kids’ meals and 40 beverages. What makes nydc a place to return again and again is surely the variety on its menu. With so many gorgeous desserts and tantalising savoury food to choose from, there is always something for everyone.
Here are some of the highlights of nydc’s new menu.
NamNam Noodle Bar, a relatively new dining concept by the Les Amis Group, features iconic street favourites of Vietnam. It is not uncommon to see long queues at its two branches at Raffles City and Wheelock during meal times.
The idea of the noodle bar is simple, but very clever. I have always lamented that Singapore lacks good Vietnamese eateries, and NamNam managed to fill a gap in the market at the right time.
Barbecued pork ribs are one of my all-time favourite food. To me, the perfect BBQ pork ribs are not only fork-tender, but they must also be succulent and slightly charred on the outside. Coated with an addictive BBQ sauce, they are unbeatable!
The pork ribs from Naughty Nuri’s Warung belong to this category. I am going out on a limb to say that their pork ribs are life-changing, and they are definitely one of the best that I have ever had. The pork ribs are so good that you would lick your fingers and plate clean. Trust me, you will see BBQ pork ribs in a very different light after trying the ones from Naughty Nuri’s Warung.
Wicked ribs and brutal cocktails. Enough said. This is a place that you must not miss in Bali.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Jalan Batubelig, 41
Kerobokan, Denpasar, Bali
Tel: +62 361 8476722
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
nydc is a favourite haunt for friends to catch up over desserts and drinks, and I am sure many of you have tried their famous mudpies and cheesecakes. nydc has introduced a new menu featuring a strong emphasis on desserts, and we have a wonderful news to share with all of you.
Look forward to the exclusive nydc Mini Cafe along the streets of Singapore where you can experience the fun environment with free sampling of their popular cakes. The cafe will be taking place at Holland Village (in front of nydc outlet) on 26 & 27 July 3pm – 9pm, and at Orchard Road along Takashimaya to Orchard Ion on 3 & 4 August 12pm – 6pm.
I will be at the Mini Cafe next weekend, and 3 lucky winners get to join me for a food tasting of nydc’s new menu at the Mini Cafe at Orchard Road next Saturday on 3 August 1pm.
All you have to do is to leave a comment to tell us what the emphasis of nydc’s new menu is. Contest ends 30 July 12noon, and we will be contacting you via email to let you know more details about the food tasting.
Even if you are not selected for the food tasting, I hope to see you at nydc’s Mini Cafe next weekend. There will be a lot of fun activities going on, and we could all do with a little cake-indulging. See you at nydc’s Mini Cafe!
Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish at Takashimaya’s Japanese food court is one of the places that I usually go to when I want a quick-fix in town. The prices of the set meals — choose from Salmon Teriyaki ($12.50), Gindara Teriyaki ($14.50), and Shio Saba ($7.50) — are pocket-friendly. If you are meeting your friends in Orchard Road, head here for a simple and satisfying meal.
391A Orchard Road Basement 2
Takashimaya Food Hall Ngee Ann City
Standing at the top of Rockefeller Center, one cannot help but to be blown away by the spectacular view of New York City’s skyline. Several weeks ago, I visited this beautiful city and embarked on an eating spree.
Here is a guide to 5 of New York City’s best restaurants & most talked about eateries. From a small bar-concept Japanese diner to 3 stars Michelin French restaurant, there is bound to be one that you will like.
With its diverse range of products, Nestle has always been a big part of my life. Milo has accompanied me throughout the years, while KitKat has never failed to cheer me up when I need a break. You can also find Koko Krunch, Maggi, and Smarties in my kitchen.
So when I first knew that I would be visiting Nestle Headquarters in Vevey Switzerland, I was very excited. Well, I think the word ‘excited’ is an understatement. I was thrilled and very happy.
Not everyone can visit it, of course, and it makes our trip even more special. Let me take you guys on a tour, and give you an exclusive peek of the Nestle Headquarters in Vevey Switzerland.