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Showing posts with label Takashimaya. Show all posts

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Beanstro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf‏ @ Takashimaya

About two weeks back during the March school holiday break we went for a tasting at Beanstro which is a casual American-sytle dining restaurant by The Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf. Beanstro is at a convenience location at Basement 1 of Takashimaya Shopping and with it's halal-certified menu, Muslim friends are also able to enjoy their range of food too.

Other than the main course, you can also get to enjoy delicious and freshly prepared breakfast all day at Beanstro too. And they have a interesting menu like Muesli and Oatmeal, Buttermilk Waffles, Bagel with Smoked Salmon and etc.

Menu of the Main Courses and Sides from Beanstro
Beanstro's menu comprises a selection of American cuisine and hand=crafted beverages which you will definitely find something that suits your preference.

The usual drinks that are served at The Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf are also available at Beanstro but with additional items like Frozen Swirl Yogurt with Affogato, Parfait and etc.  And due to the hot afternoon we decided to have Ice Cappuccino Frappes, Ice Double Chocolate (SG$6.50) and Double Chocolate Smoothie (SG$7.30).

Seafood Velet @ SG$9.50
For soup range, other than the usual Soup of The Day (SG$8.00) Beanstro also offers Seafood Velet (SG$9.50) and French Onion (SG$8.50) which give you more choices to match your main course.  Since we love seafood base soup, we ordered the Seafood Velvet which has a light creamy texture that resemble chowder.  The soup also comes with a slice of cheese toast plus some peach compote to enhance its flavour.

Tuna Nicoise @ SG$19.00
For greens, we ordered Tuna Nicoise (SG$19.00) because I am craving for Tuna and I think it would be great to start of with something light and refreshing before the main. The salad comes with generous serving of Yellow-fin tuna loin coated with sesame and lightly sealed.  As accompany there are also some baby potatoes, hard-boiled egg, raw onion and etc that toss in tangy vinaigrette sauce that awake your palate.

Seafood Wrapped in Cartoccio @ SG$26.00
Mum loves seafood pasta so without hesitate we ordered the Seafood Wrapped in Cartoccio (SG$26.00) which served with fettuccine and seafood like spiny lobster, scallop and blue mussel toss together in spicy tomato sauce (you can request for less spicy sauce too) and wrapped in parchment paper. Overall the sauce and taste was quite decent but we felt that the noodle was a bit hard rather than al dente texture.

Sirloin Steak (200g) @ SG$24.00
I always love to have either Sirloin or Rib Eye Steak that is cooked till medium rare. Upon recommending by the serving staff, I ordered the Australian grass fed Sirloin Steak (200g, SG$24.00) that served with baby potato, sauteed greens in garlic rosemary sauce. Overall the meat was tender and juicy to our liking but somehow or rather we find there sauteed greens a bit salty perhaps due to uneven seasonings.

Tiramisu @ SG$10.00

Warm Molten Chocolate Cake @ SG$10.00
For those who love to have something sweet after meal or for afternoon tea, Beanstro offers quite a range of all time favourite desserts like as Bread and Butter Pudding, Creme Brulee, Cherry Clafouti, Warm Molten Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu and Warm Apple Crumble.

Chocolate lovers like us, ordered their Tiramisu (SG$10.00) and Warm Molten Chocolate Cake (SG$10.00) which we prefer Tiramisu over the other. Although the Molten Chocolate Cake taste good which is not too sweet but it seems to be a bit too dry (over cooked) which I would prefer it to be a little softer and perhaps with a pudding-like center would be great.

Currently Beanstro has two outlets which located at Marina Bay Sands (Canal Level, B2-20) and Takashimaya (new outlet). And with their local and global expansion, they company has also plans to open another 2 more outlets in Singapore which brings to a total of 4 under the Beanstro brand soon.

BeanSTRO Takashimaya
Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
Singapore 238872
Telephone: (65) 6235 1610

Operating Hours:
8am - 11pm (daily)

Lastly I would like to thank Beanstro and Ms Agnes from AT Marketing Consultancy for the invited tasting. *All opinions expressed in this post are my own and there is no monetary compensation received.

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Food Fiesta 2012 @ Takashimaya Square

From 28 June - 15 July 2012, Takashimaya would be holding their annual Food Festival at the fountain square, basement 2. It compress of different Asian food such as dishes, sweets and snacks from Korea,Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and etc plus a highlighted area for all Japanese food items.

Korean Food Stall with all the meat sticks, hotdog, kimichi and etc.

If you like Chendol with lots of gulua melaka you should queue at this stall to try out their Chendol which has a great fragrant and texture when taste. Other than Chendol, this stall have freshly made Popiah too.

Now other than City Square Mall(Singapore), you can also get a chance to sample the famous Taiwan "Hot Star Crispy Chicken (豪大大鸡排)" at this Takashimaya food fiesta too! It is a "must try" if you like deep-fried crispy chicken, but just a note they have a policy of not cutting the chicken into pieces. If compare with "Shi Lin (士林超大雞排XXL)" crispy chicken, I think I still prefer Hot Star due to it's unique taste and fragrant.

Japanese section with all the flavoured nuts, Mizkan sauces and seasonings, dried products, seaweeds and etc.

My boy saw "Udders Ice Cream" with his favourite "Awesomely Chocolate" and he insists to get a scoop even though he is too full to have dessert after lunch.

Simply cannot resists the temptation of his favourite chocolate ice cream!

Further in at the middle of the fair, you can find beautiful cupcakes from "Dessert Cup" which range from $4.00+ to $6.00+.

Cupcakes from Dessert Cup

Yummy Cake Bread from Juz Bread with their hot selling Hokkaido Cake (hazelnut or custard) at S$3.00 each.

Aster Pau has a varieties of hot food such as Pau (steamed bun), siew mai and etc which you can grab some for tea break or breakfast.

Array of premium flavour tea leaves and related products.

Other than the above, there are also stalls such as "Rasa Sayang" with their famous chiffon and Surabaya Cake, Candy making, Fresh Oyster from Japan and etc. So do pop-by before it ends at 15 July 2012 to pick up your favourite food and snacks.