Loading Bay The Bistro

November 29, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Loading Bay The Bistro
750D Chai Chee Road
#01-02 Technopark @ Chai Chee


https://www.facebook.com/loadingbaythebistro


Hidden Find With Decent Western Food & Desserts

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $14 per person.


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Founded in August 2013, Loading Bay The Bistro in Chai Chee Technopark has largely flown under the radar. Partially due to very little advertising, and very little awareness in the Chai Chee community, many people working or living nearby don't even know about this casual Western cafe and bar! Furthermore, as it's name suggests, it's actually located next to a loading bay! Sad, as Loading Bay The Bistro is worth a visit!

Ambiene at Loading Bay The Bistro is their strongest point. Part modern cafe, part laid back bar, the spacious interior features an eclectic decor. Furniture is a mish mash of industrial and wooden, befitting its location, but work well. Retro pieces like an old television are juxtaposed by hand painted wall art, and diners are even invited to leave their mark! Best of all, Loading Bay The Bistro has a pool / snooker table, and a lounge area for chilling!

Service at Loading Bay The Bistro is largely self-service. You order, make payment, and collect your order from the counter, as well as help yourself to drinks. Still, staff are rather friendly, and handle enquiries well. Pretty decent service, and staff will even engage you in conversation if you so choose. I also like that they are particular about cleanliness, dirty tables are cleared very quickly.

Food at Loading Bay The Bistro might be their weakest point. They offer a casual Western menu, which is not only rather limited, but their food is mostly processed, frozen, or pre-packaged. Still, I have to give credit, as their dishes turn out decent and edible, portions are large for 1 person, and they bother to use fresh salad. Prices are wallet friendly, a meal here costs less than SGD $10, or less than SGD $15 with drinks.

Desserts are a different matter entirely. Loading Bay The Bistro handmakes most of their desserts, which means their cakes / confectioneries are decadent and really yummy! They also have a small breakfast menu in the mornings. And because they sell beer, and have a lounge area with a pool / snooker table, Loading Bay The Bistro is a perfect after-work chilling place with friends.


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Unless you're looking for it, you wouldn't even know there was a restaurant / cafe / bar in Chai Chee Technopark, as there is very little advertising, or signage around the Bedok / Chai Chee area. Walking in, you're struck by the large and comfortable looking space, which looks inviting.

Loading Bay The Bistro Signage


Entrance Walkway


Counter


Pool Table & Lounge


Pool Table & Seating



Quirky art pieces, many contributed by diners, adorn the walls near the entrance. The lounge area has a pool / snooker table, a book / magazine rack for browsing, and comfy reclining chairs for lazing.

Guide To Coffee


Express Yourself Wall


Chai Chee Technopark Businesses


Kinetic Sand


Loading Bay The Bistro Decor


Quote Of The Day


Quote Of The Day Again


Loading Bay The Bistro Opening Hours


Christmas Cupcakes



For an additional SGD $3.80, you can add on 1 can soft drink and the soup of the day, for every purchase of 1 main course. I found the Cream Of Mushroom & Chicken Soup to be decent, better than I expected with chunks of chicken within.

Soft Drinks


Cream Of Mushroom & Chicken Soup



Beer is pretty cheap here, and although the options are very limited, the Beer Hoegaarden (SGD $5.90) is sold for much cheaper than elsewhere.

Beer Hoegaarden



The Golden Breaded Fish With Pasta Spaghetti In Red Sauce (SGD $9.50) has 3 crisp, fried fish cutlets, on a bed of spaghetti tossed in homemade tomato red sauce. I like that the salad is fresh, and that the pasta isn't drowning in sauce. Decent dish.

Golden Breaded Fish With Pasta Spaghetti In Red Sauce 01


Golden Breaded Fish With Pasta Spaghetti In Red Sauce 02



The Lasagne (SGD $9.50) was a huge serving, I couldn't finish it! Quality is average, seems to be the pre-packed kind that was reheated. But the salad was clean and refreshing, and I like the touches of perfectly toasted garlic bread as a side. Above average dish!

Lasagne 01


Lasagne 02



The Steak & Fries (SGD $13.80) is hit and miss. The steak is a nice medium rare, tender, and juicy with good beef flavour, but this is the default state, they didn't ask me how I would like the doneness. The vegetables of coleslaw is forgettable, and while the brown meat gravy is savoury and thick, it's also a little too salty. The thick cut fries are nice though, warm with good potato flavour.

Steak & Fries 01


Steak & Fries 02



A side order of Fries + Chicken Wings (SGD $7.50) is great for sharing, or even to consume by yourself! Freshly cooked to order, the Fries are thick cut, with solid potato flavour, while still being fluffy within. The Chicken Wings are piping hot, with a crisp outer skin, and tender, juicy chicken meat within, carrying good savoury flavour. Excellent!

Fries


Chicken Wings



The Chocolate Truffle Cake (SGD $4.80) was awesome! The cake was sweet, rich and dense, with full chocolate flavour, yet not too overpowering. Rather filling for 1 person, best shared. Highly recommended!

Chocolate Truffle Cake



An above average American Cheesecake (SGD $3.80), this was properly sweet, but not overly so, with a dense, creamy texture. The crust is crumbly, and has a hint of buttery biscuit texture, but the white chocolate garnish was flat and weak in taste. Pretty decent option here.

American Cheesecake



The Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie With White Chocolate Chips (SGD $1.30) is below average overall. While I liked the good dark chocolate taste, contrasted well by the sweet white chocolate, the texture was rather dry, and neither crunchy nor soft.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie With White Chocolate Chips






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NeNe Chicken

November 29, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

NeNe Chicken
1 Vista Exchange Green
#01-24 Star Vista

2 Orchard Link
#02-39 *Scape

311 New Upper Changi Road
#02-02 Bedok Mall

80 Marine Parade Road
#B1-87 Parkway Parade

33 Sengkang West Avenue
#B2-10 The Seletar Mall


https://www.facebook.com/nenechickensingapore


The Yes Yes Korean Sauce Fried Chicken Experience

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $10 per person.


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Founded in Korea in 1999, the popularity of their signature Korean style sauce fried chicken has seen NeNe Chicken franchises blossom worldwide. Since opening its 1st outlet in Singapore the Star Vista mall in December 2012, NeNe Chicken, whose name means 'Yes Yes' in Korea, has consistently drawn long queues for its tasty, affordable fast food.

Ambience at NeNe Chicken is akin to other fast food franchises, with colourful, modern looking furniture that is packed tightly within the small floor space of its outlets. And just like other fast food joints, there is a slight uncleanliness of scruff marks and litter that sometimes dot the tables. The menu board is large, attractive and colouful, though I find the lack of detail uncomforting.

Service at NeNe Chicken is fast food style self service, where you order, make payment, and collect your order at the counter. You're also encouraged to clear your waste when done, as staff take quite some time to clear dirty tables. I do find staff rather knowledgeable if you ask them general questions about the food or menu. But I like that they're probably the 1st fast food franchise to provide hygiene items like plastic gloves!

Food at NeNe Chicken revolves around their Korean style sauce fried chicken, using cuts such as wings, thighs, tenders / strips, or drumlets. Portions are sufficient for 1 person, and generally cost less than SGD $10 per meal. I love that they offer a good variety of sauces for their fried chicken, which makes repeat visits worthwhile.


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It may be fast food, but they've set a new standard for hygiene items, by providing free Plastic Gloves, Wet Napkin, Plastic Teaspoon for meals. Considerate!

Plastic Gloves, Wet Napkin, Plastic Teaspoon



Each NeNe Chicken Set Meal (SGD $6.90 - $9.90) typically includes a NeNe Chicken Drink, usually a soft drink of some kind, and sour, tangy Kkakdugi / Cubed Pickled Daikon Radish, along with Buffalo Sticks, and your choice of Korean sauce fried chicken. You can also choose to swap out 1 side dish for a Coleslaw, which features crabmeat!

NeNe Chicken Set Meal


NeNe Chicken Set Meal


Kkakdugi / Cubed Pickled Daikon Radish


Coleslaw


NeNe Chicken Drink



I love the crisp, thin, Buffalo Sticks! The taste calls to mind the familiar taste of A & W Curly Fries, tasting exactly the same! Good potato flavour, hot, crunchy, lovely!

Buffalo Sticks



The Original Crispy Chicken With Honey Mustard is a star on the menu. Juicy, moist chicken meat, and a crisp, crunchy, savoury skin, with fat that peels away easily. Paired with a tangy, slightly sour, slightly sweet honey mustard sauce that wakes the palate, totally delicious! I love that it's not too oily, and tastes fresh! Highly recommended!

Original Crispy Chicken With Honey Mustard



The popular Swicy Chicken is doused with a sticky, sweet and sour sauce, with a mild hint of spice, and a garnish of black and white sesame seeds. I like that the meat is juicy without being dry, and the skin remains crisp for some time despite being completely covered with sauce. Very good!

Swicy Chicken



Loved the Soy Chicken, with its moist tender meat, and skin that still retains a crispy texture despite being coated in a savoury salty soy sauce. Not too intense, the balance is just right, and didn't leave me feeling tasty. Rather addictive too, each bite of the delicious chicken meat makes you want to keep eating!

Soy Chicken



I struggled with the Green Onion Tenders. On one hand, I liked the moist, meaty chunks of chicken, with crisp skin and a fresh burst of spring onions. But the salty soy sauce coating the chicken left me feeling very thirsty after the meal. Would be better if the sauce was served separately. Update Apr-2016: This flavour has been discontinued, and is no longer available on the menu.

Green Onion Tenders



Oh gosh the pain. The aptly named Freaking Hot Chicken is suitably hot and dangerous, whose bright red colour and wiff of spicy heat hits you even before you dig in. And when you do, the sticky hot sauce clings to everything, like a tsunami of mouth numbing heat that hurts, and the burn builds till you can't continue anymore. Recommended only for those who can endure extremely spicy food, or those who wish to challenge themselves!

Freaking Hot Chicken



Named for its serving portion of chicken winglets and drumlets, the Bulgogi Wings & Sticks (SGD $22.90) is a unique flavour, only available in this form. The chicken meat is moist, and easily eaten with fingers, but the real star is the sticky, sweet and savoury Korean style sauce, with a deep flavour of roasting / grilling, and garlic. Fragrant and delicious, it's worth ordering this 18 piece box to share!

Bulgogi Wings & Sticks 01


Bulgogi Wings & Sticks 02



I felt the Snowing Cheese Tenders looked rather underwhelming, as the portion seems small. I also felt that they could have been more generous with the sprinkling of cheese. But it's tasty, with the sharpness and fragrance of cheese, and the meat is moist and juicy. Pretty good, but small in portion. Update Apr-2016: This flavour has been discontinued, and is no longer available on the menu.

Snowing Cheese Tenders






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Gossip Hurts... You

November 29, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Gossip Hurts... You
This is a Reblogged Post, Original Source listed below.

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." - Ephesians 4:29

"A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret." - Proverbs 11:13


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What is gossip? Gossip is talking about someone else’s private matters, passing on people's secrets to others who don’t need to know, or be, involved.



Gossip can really hurt, because the person being gossiped about feels a loss of privacy, and may be 'shunned' by those 'in the know', leading to a loss of belonging. It leads to loss of trust and emotional baggage / neagativity, wasting productive time and energy. This in turn can lead to maliciousness, an 'us' versus 'them' culture, in the workplace, school, or community.

But what’s the difference between gossiping and just sharing information, and how do we draw the line?

First, the heart of it. God describes a gossip as someone whose intent is wrong. Their heart is not for the other person, the words are not spoken from a desire to help or from a heart of love, it is only meant to tear down.

Second, the words. What flows from the heart of a gossip, the information being shared, is often something that would bring shame or hurt. It's negative. It's cruel. It focuses on someone's faults instead of speaking words of life from a heart that believes for the best. It refuses to have hope for change or healing in another person. It's damaging.



If the story needs to be told in hushed tones, or you’d stop talking if the person you’re talking about came into the room, then it’s gossip. If there is any intention to make someone else think less of the person you’re talking about, then it’s gossip. If there’s any kind of complaint, negative judgment or desire for power or revenge that fuels your desire to share it, it’s gossip.

Ask yourself what you’ve been getting out of gossiping, and what it’s been costing you. Ask yourself if gossiping is really in alignment with the kind of person you want to be, and if what you’re saying is something you’d be willing to have published in the newspaper, or to say in front of the person you’re talking about. Choosing not to share in hurtful information is the important thing. We all possess such great potential to influence others around us, in the right direction, and it’s right on the tip of our tongues.


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Source Attributions:

Debbie McDaniel, "2 Ways Gossip Hurts and How You Can Quit" in iBelieve.com. Retrieved from http://www.ibelieve.com/relationships/2-ways-gossip-hurts-and-how-you-can-quit.html

Leslie Ayres, "Kick the Gossip Habit" in The Job Search Guru. Retrieved from http://www.thejobsearchguru.com/notesfrom/kick-the-gossip-habit/





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2 Extremes

November 27, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

2 Extremes

Team building activity, 2 Extremes.



2 Extremes by Ivan Teh






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Teachers, Trainers, Educators, And The Bible

November 26, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Teachers, Trainers, Educators, And The Bible

"Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us." - Titus 2:7-8

"Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness." - James 3:1


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As a teacher, trainer, educator, instructor, facilitator, mentor, or someone in a position where we have to guide / teach / instruct others, the Word of God calls on us to be role models ourselves. We should not only be role models in our profession, but in all other aspects as well, beyond reproach in any way.

I Teach. God, help me to be a model of good works in all aspects. Give me strength, and guide me in my thoughts and behaviours, so that you may be glorified.


I Teach


I Teach


I Teach






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Guerra Scale Of Interactivity

November 25, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Guerra Scale Of Interactivity
Written & Researched by: Ivan Teh RunningMan

The Guerra Scale Of Interactivity was developed by Tim Guerra and Dan Dan Heffernan in March 2004. It outlines the range of electronic content, and user experience, in relation to online learning.

When the Guerra Scale Of Interactivity is applied to the development of electronic learning (e-learning) software, or online learning, it makes reference to 2 computer science concepts: Interactivity and Engagement.


Guerra Scale Of Interactivity



Interactivity refers to how much, or how little, the computer program / software accepts and responds to input from people.

Engagement refers to quality of user experience with the electronic content, in particular, factors that cause the user to want to use it longer or more frequently.


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The defining characteristics of the Guerra Scale Of Interactivity are as follows:

  • GS1 is a simple, static text, image, or document, where interactivity is limited to scrolling

  • GS2 includes the use of hyperlinks within the text, image, or document, allowing users to immediately jump to the relevant section

  • GS3 incorporates a dynamic feedback, quiz, or test, either at the end, or midway throughout

  • GS4 introduces simple movement to the text and images

  • GS5 adds audio or video elements, or more complex, elaborate moving graphics / animation

  • GS6 allows for user input, through e-activities that have a relevant context

  • GS7 refers to a database or electronic library that users may reference, but also includes community forums, and online group discussions

  • GS8 uses real world processes in realistic e-scenarios with a relevant context, which may have branching methodology which is dependent on user input

  • GS9 has the inclusion of real time advice / instructions from a top performer, industry professional, line manager, trainer, or mentor

  • GS10 features a full immersive environment in which the user has near total control, with boundaries defined by real world processes and a relevant context, best used for abstract concepts



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The Guerra Scale Of Interactivity is often applied to the development of e-learning software to measure student engagement.
Each step up "represents an increase in complexity, functionality, development time, demands for programming skill, demands for instructions design versatility, and demands for more patience and attention from subject matter experts".
It is a good tool to reference when selecting the appropriate technology for e-learning development, as a higher interactivity or engagement score means learners are more likely to use, or revisit, the content.



However, it does not measure the actual amount learnt by the student, assuming a greater amount of knowledge is retained due to higher interactivity or engagement.
It also does not indicate that any 1 method is "better", or "more preferable", as compared to another method. It makes no sense to teach all educational content using solely 1 method on the Guerra Scale Of Interactivity.
Furthermore, the Guerra Scale Of Interactivity does not properly account for technologies developed after 2004, which includes social networking, augmented reality, and other Web 2.0 tools.



In conclusion, the best online learning experiences typically involve a mix of content delivery. By utilising a variety of e-learning methods, and keeping the Guerra Scale Of Interactivity in mind, content developers can deliver more engaging training while retaining cost effectiveness.


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Source Attributions:

Tim Guerra & Dan Heffernan, "The Guerra Scale Of Interactivity" in The Guerra Scale: Learning Circuits, published March 2004. Retrieved from http://www.learningcircuits.org/2004/mar2004/guerra.htm

Jefferson Flanders, "The Guerra Scale: Reflections" in MindEdge Learning Workshop, published December 2009. Retrieved from http://learningworkshop.mindedge.com/2009/12/05/the-guerra-scale-reflections/

Lim Kin Chew, "Quality Matters in E-Learning" in eUniSIM Blog, published August 2010. Retrieved from http://eunisim.blogspot.sg/2010/08/quality-matters-in-e-learning-4.html

Victor Fester, "Are all Apps Equal? Evaluating Apps to Maximise Student Engagement" in Shar-e-fest Symposium, published October 2012. Retrieved from http://api.ning.com/files/CCUb6jnzEC8VzxSHsm2vrs6n9j2J7i-NkfA4s1ciAYxx8Ymj6y6Bq4NqSMIx6CmQfmcu5TO7ZGIdvthPfpUUrc-wiNaSZ3g9/AreallAppsEqual.pdf





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Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu

November 23, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu
152 Jalan Riang

1 Maju Avenue
#01-09 MyVillage @ Serangoon Garden


http://www.wimblylu.com/


Excellent Desserts, Especially Their Waffles

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $10 per person.


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From the minute you walk in, Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu strikes you as a quaint dessert cafe. Barring their small, rather limited menu of main dishes, Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu has a wide range of desserts, displayed attractively in their large refrigerated cabinet near the entrance. Replicating the best examples of American, British, and French pastries and confectionerys, Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu also specialises in gourmet chocolates.

Ambience at Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu is quaint, attractive, and homely. The space is closely packed, but the attractive furniture which doubles as decor is sadly, not very comfortable. I like that they have a lot of natural lighting, and they've also touched up the rafters with decorations. The main attraction is their vast display of desserts, all of which look so appetizing and decadent!

Service at Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu is pretty good, as the young staff are friendly, chirpy, and efficient, able to meet requests quickly. Wait time for orders is generally short as well, taking less than 8 minutes before you're served. I also like that staff have a basic working knowledge on their desserts and chocolates, able to describe simply what it's made from.

Food at Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu revolves around their desserts, though they have a small finger food menu. But as a gourmet chocolatier, a lot of their items contain chocolate in some form. Portions are sufficient for 1 person to finish, even without sharing, and I like that the sweetness of their desserts isn't too overwhelming. Prices are affordable as well, budget about SGD $10 or so per person for an after meal (or before meal) snack here.


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It's easy to miss the place if you don't know it's here, as the wording on their signage is rather small and unclear. Quite a lot of youths seem to like this as a hangout place, partly because of the low prices on desserts and finger food.

Wimbly Lu Signage & Bug



I felt the Classic Hot Chocolate (SGD $6) was smooth, but rather lacking in that rich chocolate taste that I like. But as it was served scaldingly hot, the marshmallows quickly dissolved into the beverage. Below average.

Classic Hot Chocolate



Loved the Affogato (SGD $6), done in classic Italian style. A shot of strong, hot espresso, poured over a smooth, silky vanilla ice cream, resulting in a sweet, luxurious beverage dessert. Lovely.

Affogato 01


Affogato 02



Felt the Chocolate Milkshake (SGD $7.50) was slightly below average. The taste was good, with a decent amount of chocolate taste, my issue is that for a milkshake, the texture is too thin, seeming more like just ordinary chocolate milk.

Chocolate Milkshake



The Bacon & Egg Crepe (SGD $9) is only available on weekends till 2pm, and consists of soft, creamy scrambled eggs, infused with smoky bacon bits, stuffed into a thin, light, French style crepe, with a side of fresh salad lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Tasty, and more filling than it looks!

Bacon & Egg Crepe 01


Bacon & Egg Crepe 02



The Waffle With Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream & Maple Syrup (SGD $7.50) was excellent! I think they have among the best waffles in Singapore, crisp outside yet soft inside, fragrant, buttery, and hot. Perfect even on its own, or drizzled with sweet maple syrup. The ice cream is smooth and holds up well, and the taste of honey and cinnamon is distinct. Highly recommended!

Waffle With Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream & Maple Syrup 01


Waffle With Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream & Maple Syrup 02


Waffle With Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream & Maple Syrup 03



Was rather let down by the Sticky Date Pudding (SGD $5), which had potential, but didn't live up to it. The main problem is the method of serving, with the excellent, sticky sweet toffee sauce topping the pudding, unlike the classic British method of serving on a plate with the sauce around it. This means that once you've finished the top layer, the bottom of the pudding is left dry. Could be better.

Sticky Date Pudding 01


Sticky Date Pudding 02



The classic American Apple Pie (SGD $7.50) has large chunks of caramelised apple slices, packed tightly within a buttery biscuit crumble crust. Fairly good, though slightly too sweet.

Apple Pie 01


Apple Pie 02



The Brownie With Salted Caramel Ice Cream (SGD $8.30) is very good. The brownie itself is light, yet moist and rich in chocolate flavour. Great when warm, and unlike other places, this version doesn't contain any nuts. Paired with the salted caramel ice cream, the combination of sweet and salty balances well, making each mouthful interesting and lively.

Brownie With Salted Caramel Ice Cream 01


Brownie With Salted Caramel Ice Cream 02



I felt the Lemon Meringue Pie (SGD $7.50) was among the best renditions I've had! The lemon curd is nicely balanced, with notes of sweet, sour, tangy, and zesty. The meringue is light, airy, and sweet, almost like a cream. I felt the pie crust looked a little thick, but was surprised that it's quite light, fragrant, and buttery, almost like a soft biscuit in texture. Highly recommended!

Lemon Meringue Pie 01


Lemon Meringue Pie 02



I think the Blackout Cake (SGD $6.50) was the weakest dessert I had here. It's a decent enough rendition, with rich, dense chocolate flavour in the cake, and properly thick chocolate fudge topping that's sweet and decadent. But the overall thickness of the slice made it slightly dry, and in comparison with the other high quality desserts here, this fell short. Skip this.

Blackout Cake 01


Blackout Cake 02



The Eton Mess (SGD $6) is a classic British dessert, traditionally consisting of strawberries, meringue, and cream. Named after Eton College in England, where it was created in the 19th century, the Eton Mess is rarely served in Singapore, due to its unhealthy, decadent nature. Here, the version has substituted cherries in place of strawberries.

Eton Mess 01


Eton Mess 02


Eton Mess 03



On first glance, the Root Beer Cake (SGD $6.40) look like an ordinary slice of dark chocolate brownie, sitting in a puddle of thick chocolate fudge, and served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. It's not until you take the first bite that you realise how novel this is... the immediate taste of root beer soft drink hits you, as it's totally infused into the moist cake. As you eat it with the ice cream, it really does resemble a root beer float, right down to the slight fizzy texture you get with each mouthful. Surprising, and delightful!

Root Beer Cake 01


Root Beer Cake 02



An average Seafood & Cheese Toasty Melts (SGD $4), where the actual seafood is limited to a few scanty chunks of prawn. For this price, I can't complain, and at least the cheese is hot and gooey, and the toast is crisp.

Seafood & Cheese Toasty Melts 01


Seafood & Cheese Toasty Melts 02



Update Jan-2016: The Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu dessert cafe has since expanded their menu, now offering a wider range of desserts, as well as several main courses and a range of drinks! They even have Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer (SGD $12), which has a fairly intense taste of ginger, spice, and oak, with very little sweetness.

Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer



Update Jan-2016: The Spaghetti Aglio Olio With Bacon (SGD $11) is among the new main courses on the menu. They tried to do it al-dente, but the texture remains much too firm, and the dish was swimming in olive oil. But I appreciate the large, earthy slices of button mushroom, and salty savoury strips of fatty bacon. I do feel it could have been more spicy, or at least offered diners the option to add cheese.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio With Bacon



Update Jan-2016: The Banoffee Pie (SGD $6) is a classic British English dessert pie, made with layers of caramelised bananas topped with whipped cream and toffee, on a pie base made from either pastry dough, or crumbled biscuits. The version here differs in presentation, it's served in a cup, but has essentially all the ingredients. A generous base of finely crumbled biscuits, layered with sweet bananas, topped with smooth cream, and rich toffee. Tasty!

Banoffee Pie 01


Banoffee Pie 02



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Update Feb-2017: More than 1 year since I last visited Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu, and they've done well for themselves, having now expanded their menu to offer brunch options, as well as changed their range of desserts. I'm glad the ambience remains casual and chill, very comfortable. The service has markedly improved, thanks to the presence of senior, customer-oriented staff who take care of diners. The food has improved slightly in quality, and the desserts remain consistently good. Prices at Wimbly Lu / Little Wimbly Lu remain affordable and reasonable, they're well worth visiting.

Wimbly Lu Menu
Wimbly Lu Menu 2017



Pleasantly surprised that the Cottage Pie (SGD $13) here is homemade, and it's pretty decent in taste too. A thick, fluffy layer of smooth mashed potatoes blankets a savoury sweet layer of juicy minced beef, diced carrtos, and corn kernels. Lovely light flavours, and a very filling portion. Worth ordering!

Cottage Pie (SGD $13)


Cottage Pie



Loved the Earl Grey White Chocolate Mousse Cake (SGD $6). Not overly sweet, the floral milky sweet flavour of the white chocolate coats the soft, moist, floral sweet mousse cake, which has been infused with earl grey tea. The result is a dainty yet tasty dessert cake, a good treat after a meal. Good!

Earl Grey White Chocolate Mousse Cake (SGD $6)


Earl Grey White Chocolate Mousse Cake






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