Hint: We eat a lot. 😀 Because Amanda’s vegan, we went to Lins Smoodees, Honzen Cafe and Brownice on Monday. *Entirely non-sponsored and us bloggers paid for our own food. 🙂
Breakfast at Lins Smoodees:
2 glasses of ‘Beets Me’ at $3.90 each (It contains beetroot, celery and carrot. Slow-juiced.)
I felt the drink would have tasted better if it was strained to get pure juice before it was served.
The real stunner was the Herbal Porridge ($5.50) which contained “wai sun” (Wild Yam), red dates, shitake and brown rice.
It may not look or sound very appealing (herbal porridge, right?) but it tastes amazingly good! My first words after slurping it all up was “Happy Food!!!” 😀
Some smoothie-making tips I quickly snapped on our way out:
Since it was a late breakfast, we quickly found it was time for lunch too. 😀
We were served a Welcome Drink (imagine that!) which you can see (what’s left of it, anyway) in the picture above. It’s a Plum Enzyme Vinegar drink which I found really sour but reportedly has multiple health benefits. So, drink up!
I liked that Honzen Cafe is air-conditioned and waives the service charge!
Amanda had one dish she just had to try after hearing friends rave about it. Here it is… the Dragonfruit Fried Rice ($7.90)
I must say it tastes really good. Go try it! 🙂
I ordered the Potato Salad ($4.90) as I have a love for potato dishes. I must say this disappointed me though.
The dressing was just too overpowering and too sour for my liking. I still prefer my potato salad with egg in it.
What I loved, though, was the Honzen Special Ramen ($7.90)
It comes with sliced vegetarian abalone and ham, shitake mushrooms, beech mushrooms, sliced broccoli and carrot. The soup base is fantastic! I would have finished every last drop of soup if the waitress did not take the bowl away from me. LOL
What surprised me was the petite glass my Kumquat Lemon Enzyme Vinegar was served in. It costs $5 and I HAD expected a bigger glass.
And here’s Amanda with her Red Date Siwu Vinegar, which she said is not sour at all:
(I caught her laughing so I quickly snapped a photo)
(And she says I must not do that. She must look serious for a blog photo. So the PhD candidate gives me her best Prof. Amanda look…)
[My humble opinion is that the photo of her laughing is wayyyy better than the serious one. What do you think? Comment below!]
Amanda also ordered the Mango Seaweed Roll ($6) and made me wonder how one petite-looking girl can eat so much. I was already struggling with trying to finish up the Potato Salad (I failed).
And since we were quite full after this meal, and because vanity is in every girl’s blood, we headed for a pedicure on my insistence. Hahaha!
Here’s what I got:
I wanted a dark purple and asked for a recommendation. The lady serving me said she’ll pick one of the newest OPI colors for me so I said ok. It looks pretty good, no? I got a shock when I picked up the bottle and found the name of the OPI color:
Er… ok. It’ll be easy to remember that name.
After our pedicure, we did some quick shopping and I bought 2 tees (wearing tees make me feel young!) 😀
Then Amanda brought me to Brownice (pronounced like “brownies”). The ice-creams are made from organic brown rice milk, fruits and nuts! So healthy, low-fat and irresistible!
Flavours include Mao Shan Wang, D24 Durian, Strawberry, Pumpkin Coconut, Banana Oats, Chendol, Madagascan Vanilla, Mulberry, French Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Peppermint Chocolate, etc. There are different flavors every time so you never know what you’re gonna get!
The best part is that you get to sample all flavors first before deciding which to order!
Our waffle with Madagascan Vanilla, Strawberry and French Chocolate ice-cream:
[Waffle $3.50, 3 scoops of ice-cream $7, Toppings $1 each)
A Mudpie ordered by a customer, which I couldn’t resist taking a picture of:
I think my photography skills are improving bit by tiny bit so bear with me, ok? 😀
If you’d like to head to any of the places we went to, here’s something to help you out:
1) Lins Smoodees – 18 Cross Street, #B1-02, China Square Central
2) Honzen Cafe – 470 North Bridge Road, #01-01 North Bridge Commercial Complex
3) Brownice – 8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03 Sin Ming Centre
I’ll be uploading another post right after this about another great place to visit, so come back again soon! 🙂