Habitat By HonestBee

November 28, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Habitat By HonestBee
34 Boon Leat Terrace #01-01

https://habitat.honestbee.sg/


Habitat By HonestBee
Habitat By HonestBee



A Multi-Sensory, Tech-Meets-Food Grocery & Dining Experience

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $25 per person.


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Opening in October 2018, Habitat By HonestBee is operated by online grocery and food delivery business HonestBee. The world's 1st tech-enabled grocery and dining concept, and HonestBee's 1st foray into the brick-and-mortar store, Habitat By HonestBee is a 60,000 square foot warehouse space that has been converted into a multi-sensory, all-in-one supermarket, restaurant, and retail innovation lab. Habitat By HonestBee leverages technology, yet still inspires human engagement and interaction. However, their insistence of cashless payment via their app is rather limiting.

Ambience at Habitat By HonestBee is open, modern, and casual. The bright, airy place is warmly lit, the high ceiling and colourful vibrant artwork lending a playful whimsy. Comfortable wooden furniture, lounge chairs, booth seats, and high tables, are neatly arranged amongst rows of grocery shelves, fresh produce counters, and food counters, welcoming you to peruse the products as you dine. There is a lively, buzzing atmosphere of activity, yet it still manages to feel relaxed and unhurried as you watch people go by. Suitable for lingering, and I have since returned multiple times. Excellent!

Service at Habitat By HonestBee is completely self-service, enabled through technology, specifically, the HonestBee mobile app. All food counter menus and grocery products are listed on the app, and you order and make payment via the app. In fact, Habitat By HonestBee is completely cash-free but limited, forcing all customers to solely use the HonestBee app for payment. Diners are also expected to clear their own trash after a meal, though I note staff do clean tables fairly efficiently. Besides the cashless checkout experience (AutoCheckout), there is also a fully-automated, robotic packing and collection point (RoboCollect). Despite all this technology, I find staff to be helpful, engaging, and proactive in rendering assistance and explanations, particularly those who require help navigating the app.

Food at Habitat By HonestBee lives up to its philosophy of Eat Fresh, Shop Fresh. Not only is everything freshly prepared to order, much of the ingredients are fresh, direct from the produce that lines their shelves. As a result, their dishes are generally delicious. Food counters are a mix of their own in-house labels, with several invited 3rd party operaters. Portions are large for individuals, and can be shared, but prices remain affordable, cheaper than a normal cafe (because they are their own supplier). Budget about SGD $25 per person for a meal here. However, I wish there was a greater selection of Asian food, desserts, and small bites.


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HonestBee Logo
HonestBee Logo


Habitat By HonestBee Signage
Habitat By HonestBee Signage


Habitat By HonestBee Signage


Artwork
Artwork


Artwork


Shuttle Bus Schedule
Shuttle Bus Schedule


Eat Fresh
Eat Fresh


Shop Fresh
Shop Fresh


Floral Arrangement
Floral Arrangement


Service Counter
Service Counter


Food Counters
Food Counters


Food Counters


Supermarket Shelves
Supermarket Shelves


Seating
Seating


Seating


Seating


Beauty Parlour
Beauty Parlour


Automated Check-Out
Automated Check-Out


Automated Check-Out


Robotic Packing Area
Robotic Packing Area


Robotic Packing Area


Scatter Background
Scatter Background


Stay Fresh Folks
Stay Fresh Folks


Coffee Table Book
Coffee Table Book


Coffee Table Book


Us



The Beer Pacific Wonderland Lager (SGD $12) is an American pale lager, brewed by the Deschutes Brewery in Deschutes county, Oregon, United States Of America. It has a cloudy, hazy straw golden colour, with aromas of bread, malts, lime zest, and grapefruit. The body is light, crisp, and smooth, with a creamy white foam head, and tastes of grain, pine, hops, and tangerine. Has an earthy herbal bitter fruity sweet flavour, with a refreshing finish.

Beer Pacific Wonderland Lager
Beer Pacific Wonderland Lager (SGD $12)



The Beer Respect Session Ale (SGD $12) is a porter, brewed by Brewlander & Co. Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. It has a dark, clear black brown colour, with aromas of roasted coffee beans, malts, chocolate, and toast. The body is smooth, rich, and viscous, with a frothy beige foam head, and tastes of liquorice, caramel, fig, and espresso. Has a smoky bitter sweet herbal flavour, with a clean finish.

Beer Respect Session Ale
Beer Respect Session Ale (SGD $12)



The Beer Mirror Pond Ale (SGD $12) is a single hop pale ale, brewed by the Deschutes Brewery in Deschutes county, Oregon, United States Of America. It has a cloudy, hazy pale amber orange colour, with aromas of bread, malts, pine, and banana. The body is medium, sticky, and crisp, with a thin beige foam head, and tastes of biscuit, caramel, grapefruit, and hops. Has a bready earthy sour sweer bitter flavour, with a lingering finish.

Beer Mirror Pond Ale
Beer Mirror Pond Ale (SGD $12)



The Beer Freshly Squeezed IPA (SGD $15) is an India pale ale, brewed by the Deschutes Brewery in Deschutes county, Oregon, United States Of America. It has a translucent, dull copper brown colour, with aromas of hops, orange, pine, and morning dew. The body is medium, balanced, and crisp, with a patchy pearl foam head, and tastes of grapefruit, resin, grass, and honey. Has a fruity sweet bitter earthy hoppy flavour, with a slightly astringent finish.

Beer Freshly Squeezed IPA
Beer Freshly Squeezed IPA (SGD $15)



The Beer Hope Summer Ale (SGD $12) is a pale ale, brewed by Brewlander & Co. Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. It has a bright, hazy, golden blonde colour, with aromas of malts, cereal, hibiscus flower, and orange. The body is medium, lively, and crisp, with a thin white foam head, and tastes of bread, peach, tangerine, and honey. Has a floral sweet bitter taste, with a dry finish.

Beer Hope Summer Ale
Beer Hope Summer Ale (SGD $12)



The Tea Orange Cinnamon With Aloe Vera (SGD $7) has a earthy sweet sour spice flavour from the blend of black tea, orange, and cinnamon. Added on soft, chewy cubes of aloe vera jelly. Fairly refreshing.

Tea Orange Cinnamon With Aloe Vera
Tea Orange Cinnamon With Aloe Vera (SGD $7)



The Tea Silver Tip White With Golden Kiwi (SGD $4) has a earthy fruity sweet flavour from the blend of white tea and golden kiwi fruit. Refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Tea Silver Tip White With Golden Kiwi
Tea Silver Tip White With Golden Kiwi (SGD $4)



The Traditional Clear Matcha (SGD $5) features pure Uji matcha / green tea sourced from Uji, Kyoto, Kansai, Japan, whisked quickly with hot water. Has a strong grassy earthy bitter flavour, feels cleansing and healthy.

Traditional Clear Matcha
Traditional Clear Matcha (SGD $5)



A straightforward Espresso White (SGD $5.50), with calibrated espresso shot, topped off with steamed high protein milk. Pretty good coffee.

Espresso White (SGD $5.50)


Espresso White
Espresso White



The house brand Ya Ya Salted Egg Potato Chips (SGD $6.50) are made in Singapore, and have bold savoury salty potato spice flavour. Despite the soft tactile feel, these crunch beautifully in the mouth. Once opened, the shelf life is only 1 week, so it's best consumed quickly.

Ya Ya Salted Egg Potato Chips
Ya Ya Salted Egg Potato Chips (SGD $6.50)



Gift of Tokyo Banana Rocco Coffee Milk (JPY ¥1,595 / 19.50 for 12 pieces). These fluffy soft sponge cakes are decorated with floating sea otters, and are filled with a rich, creamy, coffee milk and banana cream, giving it an earthy fruity sweet tropical flavour. Note this is Not retailed at Habitat By HonestBee.

Tokyo Banana Rocco Coffee Milk (JPY ¥1,595 / 19.50 for 12 pieces)


Tokyo Banana Rocco Coffee Milk
Tokyo Banana Rocco Coffee Milk


Tokyo Banana Rocco Coffee Milk



Simple and satisfiying, the Bread Mini Baguette (SGD $3) has a crisp crusty exterior, with a soft spongy interior, and good bready sweet flavour. I understand that Kyoho grape levain is used to make this.

Bread Mini Baguette (SGD $3)


Bread Mini Baguette
Bread Mini Baguette



Am impressed with the range, and quality, of the baked goods here. Sampled a Plate Of Bun, no regrets at all.

Plate Of Bun


Plate Of Bun
Plate Of Bun



The Bun Charcoal Bolo With Cream Cheese (SGD $2.50) has a crumbly crunch to the charcoal bolo crust, with a fluffy soft bun beneath. The hollow center is filled with a generous portion of cream cheese puree, and the resulting creamy milky sweet cheesy flavour is very appealing and comforting. Good!

Bun Charcoal Bolo With Cream Cheese (SGD $2.50)


Bun Charcoal Bolo With Cream Cheese
Bun Charcoal Bolo With Cream Cheese



The Bun Mochi Matcha Adzuki Bean (SGD $3.50) has a soft fragile matcha / green tea infused bun, which tears apart easily to reveal the filling of grainy smooth adzuki red bean paste and sticky chewy mochi / rice cake. Has a bright earthy sweet flavour, more pleasing on the palate than I expected. Good!

Bun Mochi Matcha Adzuki Bean (SGD $3.50)


Bun Mochi Matcha Adzuki Bean
Bun Mochi Matcha Adzuki Bean



The Bun Himalayan Pink Salt Butter Roll (SGD $2) has a slight firm bouncy texture outside, with a soft fluffy texture inside. The hollow center is filled with luscious, fine Échiré butter, and the bread is sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt crystals, giving this a unique buttery bready sweet salty flavour. Love it.

Bun Himalayan Pink Salt Butter Roll (SGD $2)


Bun Himalayan Pink Salt Butter Roll
Bun Himalayan Pink Salt Butter Roll



Didn't expect the Bread Chocolate Orange Loaf Tasting, Yotsuba Butter, Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade (SGD $11.80) to be served in such a large, generous portion. The chocolate orange bread loaf is made with CJ (CheilJedang) Korean wheat flour, Valrhona 55% dark chocolate, Yotsuba milk, Échiré butter, orange peel, salt, sugar, and fresh bread yeast. The result is a soft, chewy, spongy bread, with bold tastes of chocolate and orange, having a fruity sweet chocolatey flavour. We got it toasted in the Magimix Vision toaster, the world's first see-through toaster.

Served with luscious, creamy smooth unsalted Yotsuba butter, which is made with fresh raw milk from Tokachi, Hokkaido, Japan. This lent a delicate milky buttery sweet flavour. There was also a dollop of Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade (containing orange, pineapple, lime, lemon, and cherry), with a sticky gelatinous texture, and a fruity sweet tropical citrus flavour, although this contrasted the flavours of the bread. Overall, this was delicious, and I would return to have it again.

Bread Chocolate Orange Loaf Tasting, Yotsuba Butter, Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade (SGD $11.80)


Bread Chocolate Orange Loaf Tasting, Yotsuba Butter, Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade


Bread Chocolate Orange Loaf Tasting, Yotsuba Butter, Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade
Bread Chocolate Orange Loaf Tasting, Yotsuba Butter, Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade


Bread Chocolate Orange Loaf Tasting, Yotsuba Butter, Straits Preserves Singapore Sling Marmalade



Love the French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread (SGD $19). Served with a side of fresh mesclun salad and truffle oil potato chips, the star is the gooey raclette cheese, torched and scraped over the toasted bread. Garnished with salty savoury strips of dry cured, 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, which complements the bold flavour of the cheese. There is a choice of bread, we got the Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread, a unique sourdough bread made from Ba Ria-Vung Tau Vietnamese strong flour, salt, smoked duck, coriander, and fresh yeast. This has a slightly smoky savoury salty sour bready flavour. Good!

French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread (SGD $19)


French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread


French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread
French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread


French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread


French Raclette Toast With 20-Month Aged Jamon Serrano Ham, Smoked Duck And Coriander Sourdough Bread



The Little Neck Clams And Bacon Linguine (SGD $12.50) features a base of nearly al-dente linguine pasta noodles, tossed with garlic, clam stock, and white wine, having a lovely aroma. Garnished with a generous portion of fresh, meaty local-sourced little neck clams, juicy cherry tomatoes, and tender strips of pork Dutch bacon. Overall flavour profile is boldy salty savoury, followed by vegetal sweet herbal notes. Would have liked the pasta to be more al-dente, and perhaps with the option of being spicy, but otherwise, this is still a satisfiyingly tasty and filling dish.

Little Neck Clams And Bacon Linguine (SGD $12.50)


Little Neck Clams And Bacon Linguine
Little Neck Clams And Bacon Linguine


Little Neck Clams And Bacon Linguine



The Chicken Puttanesca Penne (SGD $14) features a base of nearly al-dente penne pasta noodles tubes, tossed in a bright, vegetal sweet savoury plum tomato, garlic, and Italian parsley sauce. Garnished with tender chicken chunks, firm green olives, juicy cherry tomatoes, and soft bits of anchovy fish. Overall flavour profile is robust sweet earthy, with undertones of savoury salty notes. Enjoyed this more than I expected, partly due to the freshness of the plum tomato sauce, which is thin but holds good flavour.

Chicken Puttanesca Penne (SGD $14)


Chicken Puttanesca Penne
Chicken Puttanesca Penne


Chicken Puttanesca Penne



The iconic Chinese Cantonese roast meats brand Char has been invited to set up shop here, and they serve up their signature Char Siew Noodles (SGD $8). Bouncy thin egg noodles and crunchy vegetal sweet bok choy / chinese cabbage are tossed in a light soy sauce gravy, garnished with their signature Brazilian pork belly roasted to perfection, with a crisp outer char and a succulent inner bite, in equal parts fat to lean pork meat. Completed with a soft, shoyu / soy sauce braised egg. Bold savoury salty flavours throughout. Good!

Char Siew Noodles (SGD $8)


Char Siew Noodles
Char Siew Noodles


Char Siew Noodles



The Char Siew Rice (SGD $8) features the same excellent Brazilian pork belly roasted to perfection, with a crisp outer char and a succulent inner bite, in equal parts fat to lean pork meat. During a repeat visit, the char wasn't as prominent. Served with crunchy vegetal sweet bok choy / chinese cabbage and a soft, shoyu / soy sauce braised egg, over fluffy sticky Jasmine white rice. Bold savoury salty flavours throughout. Good!

Char Siew Rice (SGD $8)


Char Siew Rice
Char Siew Rice



The Soy Chicken Noodles (SGD $9.80) has bouncy thin egg noodles and crunchy vegetal sweet bok choy / chinese cabbage, tossed in a light soy sauce gravy, garnished with their signature soy sauce braised chicken. The chicken has been marinated in rose wine and Chinese spices, resulting in a delicate sweet salty savoury flavour, with a tender, moist, succulent texture. Completed with a soft, shoyu / soy sauce braised egg. Among the better renditions around. Good!

Soy Chicken Noodles (SGD $9.80)


Soy Chicken Noodles
Soy Chicken Noodles


Soy Chicken Noodles



The Fish Maw Pork Rib Soup With Yam Rice (SGD $11.90) was just average. The Fish Maw Pork Rib Soup has generous portions of tender meaty savoury pork ribs, spongy fishy threadfin fish maw, bouncy earthy dried shiitake mushrooms, and a savoury sweet peppery spice flavour from the Sarawak white pepper. However, the Chinese herbs only lent a light, delicate flavour. Lacks that robust edge, seems to only be single boiled instead of double boiled. At least the Yam Rice is nicely fragrant, with fluffy yam / taro infused white rice, tossed with long beans, dried shrimp, and Beijing cabbage. Overall, average.

Fish Maw Pork Rib Soup With Yam Rice
Fish Maw Pork Rib Soup With Yam Rice (SGD $11.90)


Fish Maw Pork Rib Soup
Fish Maw Pork Rib Soup


Yam Rice
Yam Rice



There was a queue for the Live Canadian Oysters (SGD $11 for 6 pieces), and no wonder. These plump, juicy oysters have a slippery smooth texture and bright briny sweet salty flavour, very fresh and clean-tasting. The flavour profile lacks any bitter, mineral, or metallic tastes, and will appeal to most. Freshly shucked by staff on the spot. Good!

Live Canadian Oysters (SGD $11 for 6 pieces)


Live Canadian Oysters
Live Canadian Oysters



The Live Irish Oysters (SGD $11 for 6 pieces) are also freshly shucked by staff on the spot, and are plump and juicy. These oysters have a slippery smooth texture and a mineral briny salty sweet metallic flavour, tasting of the ocean. A straightforward, good quality oyster.

Live Irish Oysters (SGD $11 for 6 pieces)


Live Irish Oysters
Live Irish Oysters



The Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Barramundi (SGD $13.50) is served in a huge portion, but is good enough not to share. Fresh, large fillets of boneless barramundi fish are coated in a classic Tiger Beer batter, then deep-fried till crisp on the outside, tender, moist, and flaky on the inside. Served with medium cut shoestring fries, malt vinegar, lemon wedge, and a home made tartar sauce. Loved this classic British English flavour of sharp sour savoury bitter sweet salty, contrasted by creamy cool herbal notes. Rich in minerals such as selenium, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. Highly recommended!

Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Barramundi (SGD $13.50)


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Barramundi
Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Barramundi


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Barramundi


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Barramundi



The Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Haddock (SGD $15.50) is served in a medium portion. A fresh, large fillet of boneless haddock fish is coated in a classic Tiger Beer batter, then deep-fried till crisp on the outside, firm, moist, and flaky on the inside. Served with medium cut shoestring fries, malt vinegar, lemon wedge, and a home made tartar sauce. Loved this classic British English flavour of sharp sour savoury bitter sweet salty, contrasted by creamy cool herbal notes. Rich in protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and magnesium. Highly recommended!

Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Haddock (SGD $15.50)


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Haddock
Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Haddock


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Haddock


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Haddock



The Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Pollock (SGD $13.50) is served in a medium portion. Fresh fillets of boneless pollock fish are coated in a classic Tiger Beer batter, then deep-fried till crisp on the outside, slippery, oily, and flaky on the inside. Served with medium cut shoestring fries, malt vinegar, lemon wedge, and a home made tartar sauce. Loved this classic British English flavour of sharp sour savoury bitter sweet salty, contrasted by creamy cool herbal notes. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B6. Because this is a more expensive fish, the portion size is smaller than the others, making it less value for money.

Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Pollock (SGD $13.50)


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Pollock
Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Pollock


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Pollock


Tiger Beer Battered Fish & Chips - Pollock



The Grilled Australian Baby Octopus (SGD $14) is rather big in portion for an appetizer, and can serve as a small meal on its own. It features bouncy chewy grilled baby octopus, juicy grilled cherry tomatoes, crunchy red onions, tender micro-greens, soft chickpeas, and creamy mashed avocado, dressed with balsamic vinegar and light soy sauce. Nicely layered flavours of earthy savoury sweet sour bitter zesty. I like that the serving of octopus is fairly generous too. Good!

Grilled Australian Baby Octopus (SGD $14)


Grilled Australian Baby Octopus
Grilled Australian Baby Octopus


Grilled Australian Baby Octopus



The Seasonal Wild Mushrooms With Pine Nuts (SGD $8) feature a mix of sauteed shiitake mushrooms, straw mushrooms, brown button mushrooms, pine nuts, and spring onions, tossed with a little olive oil and garlic. Bold earthy sweet smoky flavours from the tender, juicy mushrooms, nicely contrasted by the light crunch of the pine nuts. Among the better dishes we had here. Good!

Seasonal Wild Mushrooms With Pine Nuts (SGD $8)


Seasonal Wild Mushrooms With Pine Nuts
Seasonal Wild Mushrooms With Pine Nuts


Seasonal Wild Mushrooms With Pine Nuts



Loved the Grilled Peruvian White Asparagus With Hollandaise Sauce (SGD $10). The large, juicy, crunchy stalks of white asparagus have a delicate vegetal sweet flavour, with a smoky char to the surface. Feels so luxurious and decadent. Good enough on its own, even without the creamy hollandaise sauce, which is an odd pairing as it slides off the smooth surface of the vegetable.

Grilled Peruvian White Asparagus With Hollandaise Sauce (SGD $10)


Grilled Peruvian White Asparagus With Hollandaise Sauce
Grilled Peruvian White Asparagus With Hollandaise Sauce


Grilled Peruvian White Asparagus With Hollandaise Sauce



The Grilled Australian Rosedale Ruby Flap Beef Steak, Coriander Verde Sauce (SGD $22) is a satisfiying cut of ruby flap beef steak, which we ordered done to a medium-rare. Slightly bloody though. But the texture is nicely tender with a slight chew, and the beef holds good meaty savoury smoky flavour. Served with juicy sweet grilled tomatoes, crunchy vegetal sweet lettuce, and an earthy herbal coriander verde sauce. Decent enough, will satisfy most.

Grilled Australian Rosedale Ruby Flap Beef Steak, Coriander Verde Sauce (SGD $22)


Grilled Australian Rosedale Ruby Flap Beef Steak, Coriander Verde Sauce
Grilled Australian Rosedale Ruby Flap Beef Steak, Coriander Verde Sauce


Grilled Australian Rosedale Ruby Flap Beef Steak, Coriander Verde Sauce



Terrible experience with the Grilled Australian Grass Fed Beef Striploin, Bearnaise Sauce (SGD $22), the worst dish I had here. The beef striploin steak was not thawed properly, neither was it cooked properly, was served cool, and had a slightly rubbery chew to texture. While it was still edible, and had a meaty savoury salty flavour, the execution is weak. Even the sides of juicy sweet grilled tomatoes, tender roasted baby potatoes, crunchy vegetal sweet lettuce, and a creamy tangy bearnaise sauce can't save this. Skip this.

Grilled Australian Grass Fed Beef Striploin, Bearnaise Sauce (SGD $22)


Grilled Australian Grass Fed Beef Striploin, Bearnaise Sauce
Grilled Australian Grass Fed Beef Striploin, Bearnaise Sauce


Grilled Australian Grass Fed Beef Striploin, Bearnaise Sauce



Am a little disappointed with the Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef Striploin MS 8 (SGD $42), ordered a medium, but it came medium rare. Shudder to think if they had undercooked or overcooked such a good wagyu beef striploin too, this has an MS 8 quality. Served with sides of roasted chat potatoes, roasted plum tomato, and a herb salad. Having had a few rounds of beef steak here, in various cuts, I believe the kitchen needs to be more consistent in grilling these to the right doneness.

Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef Striploin MS 8 (SGD $42)


Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef Striploin MS 8
Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef Striploin MS 8


Grilled Tajima Wagyu Beef Striploin MS 8



The Rosemary And Garlic Chicken Steak With Red Wine Sauce (SGD $12.90) was good. We liked the medium sized, tender, juicy chicken chop / chicken steak, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and tossed in garlic, with its fragrant smoky aroma and savoury sweet flavour. Plated with tender moist shiitake mushrooms with delicate earthy sweet flavour, creamy smooth mashed potato puree, micro-greens, and a tangy earthy savoury red wine and miso sauce. Love the enticing smoky aroma from the Josper grill here.

Rosemary And Garlic Chicken Steak With Red Wine Sauce (SGD $12.90)


Rosemary And Garlic Chicken Steak With Red Wine Sauce
Rosemary And Garlic Chicken Steak With Red Wine Sauce


Rosemary And Garlic Chicken Steak With Red Wine Sauce



The US Kurobuta Pork Collar Steak With Star Anise Jus (SGD $19) is a delicious dish. The large, generous portion of medium grilled kurobuta pork collar is so tender, juicy, and succulent in texture, yielding easily with a light bite, releasing its savoury salty meaty flavour to coat the palate. The charred purple cabbage, white onions, and spring onions, have a tender texture, with a vegetal sweet smoky flavour. Completed with a savoury spice star anise jus, this is an excellent dish. Highly recommended!

US Kurobuta Pork Collar Steak With Star Anise Jus (SGD $19)


US Kurobuta Pork Collar Steak With Star Anise Jus
US Kurobuta Pork Collar Steak With Star Anise Jus


US Kurobuta Pork Collar Steak With Star Anise Jus



The US Prime Beef Hor Fun (SGD $9.80) is served in a large, generous portion, and we like that it has a smoky wok hei / breath of the wok. The wide, flat, hor fun rice noodles are tossed with crunchy vegetal sweet bok choy / chinese cabbage, tender meaty savoury slices of US prime beef, and eggs, in a fragrant earthy savoury sweet salty black bean sauce. Bold robust flavours, rather unique.

US Prime Beef Hor Fun (SGD $9.80)


US Prime Beef Hor Fun
US Prime Beef Hor Fun


US Prime Beef Hor Fun



The aptly named Poofy Pancakes (SGD $14) features a trio of large, fluffy soft, pillowy gluten-free pancakes, whose texture is between a souffle and heavy cream. Has a light bready sweet flavour with a fragrant, enticing aroma. Garnished with light airy vanilla chantilly cream that has a delicate floral sweet flavour, fresh seasonal berries (strawberries, blueberries) that have a juicy fruity sweet flavour, and rich maple syrup that lends a bold sweet sticky note to the pancakes. Delicious and rather addictive. Highly recommended!

Poofy Pancakes (SGD $14)


Poofy Pancakes
Poofy Pancakes


Poofy Pancakes


Poofy Pancakes


Poofy Pancakes



The Soft-Serve Hokkaido Milk (SGD $6) is rich and full-flavoured, with a dense creamy soft texture, and bold milky sweet flavour. Easy to eat, it's a decent dessert to round-off a meal.

Soft-Serve Hokkaido Milk (SGD $6)


Soft-Serve Hokkaido Milk
Soft-Serve Hokkaido Milk



The C3 Cheesecake (SGD $9) is a rich dessert cake. Made with rich cream cheese, Valrhona Ivoire 35% white chocolate, Valrhona Dulcey caramelised white chocolate cream, and a base of chocolate sea salt cookie, it has a soft, luscious texture, with rich cheesy sweet chocolatey flavours. Best shared.

C3 Cheesecake (SGD $9)


C3 Cheesecake
C3 Cheesecake



The Earl Passion (SGD $9.80) is an expensive dessert treat, not great value for money. Set on a dark chocolate sponge cake base which is moist and soft, the passionfruit curd is rich with an intense sour sweet flavour. Complemented by the earl grey tea infused Valrhona Jivara 40% mousse, with earthy floral sweet flavour. Not great.

Earl Passion (SGD $9.80)


Earl Passion
Earl Passion



Bought a jar of Rosemary Almond Nut Butter (SGD $11.80). This has a grainy chunky thick texture, with a refreshing herbal nutty flavour, very nice.

Rosemary Almond Nut Butter
Rosemary Almond Nut Butter (SGD $11.80)


Rosemary Almond Nut Butter



Loved the fresh, healthy DIY Salad Bowl (SGD $15.70). Clean-eating that is tasty and nutritious!
Each order is served with creamy Corn Soup, with a lovely vegetal sweet savoury flavour.
There's a choice of Trio Of Grains - Bulgur Wheat, Dashi Quinoa, Barley Risotto. Of these, the Bulgur Wheat has a bouncy texture with a light grainy sweet flavour. The Dashi Quinoa has a grainy texture with a light earthy sweet flavour. The Barley Risotto has a chewy texture with a soft floral sweet flavour. The base is built with crunchy vegetal sweet lettuce and purple cabbage, then you get a pick of ingredients.
The most popular would be the Char-Grilled Pickled Oyster Mushrooms With Scallions, which has tender oyster mushrooms and crunchy scallions, with a light earthy sour sweet flavour.
The French Beans & Sugar Peas With Navel Orange have crunchy vegetal sweet French beans, snappy vegetal sweet sugar peas, juicy fruity sweet navel orange slices, and crisp red radish for colour.
The Burnt Miso Butterscotch Chicken With Walnut Salsa has tender chunks of chicken infused with torched miso paste and butterscotch, having a bold savoury sweet flavour. It's garnished with crunchy nutty walnuts, firm fruity sweet pomegranate seeds, and shreds of earthy seaweed.
The Honey Glazed Gammon Ham With Pineapple Chutney is a festive choice, with tender savoury salty sweet pieces of honey glazed gammon ham, topped with juicy sweet cherry tomatoes, and a compote of fruity sweet pineapple chutney.


DIY Salad Bowl (SGD $15.70)


Corn Soup
Corn Soup


Trio Of Grains - Bulgur Wheat, Dashi Quinoa, Barley Risotto
Trio Of Grains - Bulgur Wheat, Dashi Quinoa, Barley Risotto


Char-Grilled Pickled Oyster Mushrooms With Scallions
Char-Grilled Pickled Oyster Mushrooms With Scallions


French Beans & Sugar Peas With Navel Orange
French Beans & Sugar Peas With Navel Orange


Burnt Miso Butterscotch Chicken With Walnut Salsa
Burnt Miso Butterscotch Chicken With Walnut Salsa


Honey Glazed Gammon Ham With Pineapple Chutney
Honey Glazed Gammon Ham With Pineapple Chutney


DIY Salad Bowl
DIY Salad Bowl



During a visit on 24th November 2018, Habitat By HonestBee was hosting MasterChef Sashi Cheliah, the winner of MasterChef Australia Series 10. We managed to catch him in action!

MasterChef Sashi Cheliah






MasterChef Sashi Cheliah
MasterChef Sashi Cheliah






MasterChef Sashi Cheliah



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