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Halloween Hall of Treats

Pei Xia Ang

In Singapore, we may be more conservative and choose not to dress up during Halloween, but who is to say we can’t enjoy this day as much the next person? Here, we celebrate it the customary way. With food, of course!

halloween Châteraisé

Châteraisé

Known for delicious confections made with freshly prepared ingredients from Hokkaido, Châteraisé has come up with 3 special creations.

Black Cat

Looking uncannily like a cat, this cute nerikiri is almost impossible to resist! Don’t worry though, the black colour is derived from the nerikiri paste and charcoal used. But as one takes an indulgent bite into this snack, the taste of white bean paste will get your tastebuds singing with joy.

Japanese Halloween Ghost

In addition to being soft and pillowy-looking on the outside, this pastry is made with quality Japanese rice and yam flour and filled Châteraisé’s homemade red bean paste.

Jack-O-Lantern

Yet another face of Halloween, Châteraisé has created pumpkin- inspired bites. These orange confections are made with orange nerikiri paste and filled with homemade pumpkin paste from Hokkaido.

halloween Starbucks

Starbucks

The drink starts off with an decadent layer of mocha base with a dollop of whipped cream. The next layer, depending on your preference, you can choose either chocolate or vanilla. The Mr Vampire is chocolatey cereal topped, while Mrs Vampire is vanilla-based. Finally, to fit in with the Halloween mood, the drink is finished with strawberry pureé and topped with whipped cream.

halloween Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts

Besides being yummy on-the-go bites, doughnuts are also one of  the most Instagrammable of festive foods, and Dunkin’ Donuts are quick to come up with some irresistible designs!

Boo

Shaped quirkily like a ghost, this chocolate frosted doughnut “bleeds” like any other when injured. But it is probably just the raspberry filling. (I think)

Scary Spidey

Simple and classic, what would Halloween be without spiders? This doughnut is adorned with itsy bitsy chocolatey goodness. Yummy!

Spooky Pumpkin

Another pumpkin-shaped snack, this one here is made up of white chocolate frosted with orange sprinkles. Contains chocolate filling.

halloween Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robins do Flavour of the Months, and for October they released the Orange you Scared. Additionally, they are featuring waffle sundaes like Red Dracula and Jack-O-Orange to get you all spooked out.

halloween the coffee daily

The Coffee Daily

Decked out in their Halloween finest, The Coffee Daily are all prepared for the treat or tricking. Is this what people mean by the free meringues?

Ghost Brownies

Autumns are all about hot cocoas and Halloween, and Ghost Brownies encapsulates the October mood on a plate. Baked chocolate brownie topped with a marshmallow made to look like a ghost, this is one of the Halloween food that you know you’d wanna munch on all year long.

Decorative Cupcakes

The Coffee Daily is also allowing you the opportunity to decorate your own cupcakes, with flavours from chocolate to red velvet. My favourite are the red velvet ghost cupcakes. Absolutely SPOOKtecular. Place your orders via Facebook or Instagram today!

Conclusion

Halloween is like a harbinger to Christmas. You get a cooler climate, festive decorations, and festive food. And unless you want your Christmas gift to be smaller this year, stay away from spider doughnut pranks. Trust me, I’ve been there.

 

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The Coffee Daily’s New Brunch Menu

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton (28/8 – 03/9)

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The Coffee Daily Again

coffee daily brunch

Yes. It’s true. Brunch is now served at The Coffee Daily. We were told that The Mbassadors would be the first to feature their new menu. Many thanks guys! Check out our previous article on The Coffee Daily HERE!!!

Before we dig in, do take note of their brunch hours:

Weekdays – 12pm to 4pm

Weekends – 9.30am to 4pm

They’ll be having a dinner menu real soon so hang on for that!

coffee daily tuna toast

Tuna sashimi, avocado, Japanese cucumber, shallots, poached egg with a side of toast and salad

Tuna Tartare Toast, $13

BANG! For the portion you’re getting, thirteen dollars is a great deal! Just look at the size of this baby. I love the fact that all the ingredients were really fresh. The poached egg sealed the deal for me with respect to this dish. The feeling of satisfaction when the egg yolk bursts when you dip the sourdough toast in its nucleus is unexplainable. You have to try it for yourself to know.

Taste wise, we’ve got nice rich creamy notes from the avocado, egg yolk and tuna paired with the strong, acidic bite of the shallots and dash of lemon. The cucumbers (not just any cucumbers but Japanese ones… fancy) give a nice crunch to the overall mushylicious (of course I made that word up) dish.

coffee daily salmon and guac

Aburi torched smoked salmon with smashed guac & poached egg

Salmon & Guac Toast, $15

Hands down, this is the best dish in The Coffee Daily’s brunch menu. The amount of freshly smashed guac used for this dish is awesome and their generosity pays off tremendously. I initially thought they added cheese to this dish but the slightly sour and creamy texture was from the guac!

When I witnessed the preparation of this dish, I felt that the torching of the smoked salmon was a novelty thing but it gives a bitter after taste to the otherwise salty smoked salmon. Rather than fighting one another for superiority, this dish is a perfect mash up of flavors that serve to complement one another.

Pork Bockwurst, steaky bacon, sautéed mushrooms, mini potato pancakes & scrambled eggs served with toast and salad

The Big Daily, $18

Think Macdonald’s Big Breakfast but on steroids. The highlight of this dish would be the huge Pork Bockwurst sausage that comes along with this dish. I’m really sad that there’s only one of those sausages though.

If you’re watching that waist line, this dish packs a heap loads of calories but it’s so worth it! I think I’ve eaten enough eggs for the day. Time to work out!

coffee daily exterior

Dinner menu coming soon!

 

The Coffee Daily
Address: 75 Brighton Cres
Singapore 559216
Tel: 6284 8894
Hours: Weekdays 12pm – 10:30pm, Weekends 9.30am –10.30pm

 

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The Weekly Glutton (10/4 – 16/4)

James Chan

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The Coffee Daily (Dinner Menu)

coffee daily menu

Situated on the outskirts of Serangoon Garden Way, The Coffee Daily (TCD) is a café that has assimilated itself into one of the iconic brands of Serangoon Gardens. They’ve been around for close to 7 years now and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere.

Just last week, TCD announced that they would be introducing a dinner menu much to the delight of their regulars. The Mbassadors happened to get wind of the news and paid them a visit.

 

The Food

I  obviously couldn’t sample everything on the menu but I ordered a majority of it (almost puked at the end).

coffee daily Cheeseburger Chowder

Cheeseburger Chowder ($8)

It’s a pretty unique dish. Think cheeseburger but in a soup. As weird as it may sound, it’s full of texture with bits of minced beef involved with every single scoop. The chowder looked a little oily on the surface probably due to the mince but it tasted great! Just a heads up for the health nuts.

coffee daily Reuben Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich ($15)

Marbled beef ribeye, wholegrain mustard, taleggio cheese, caramelized onions and purplekraut

TCD’s owner and barista, Jared Chan highly recommended this main.

To quote him, “The Reuben Sandwich is da bomb”

With comments like that, I would have been a fool not to order it.

Taste wise, I love how all the elements of this dish come together. The careful placement of wholegrain mustard is a brilliant touch as it gives the diner a surprise after a couple of bites.

coffee daily Asian Sanger

The “Asian” Sanger ($16)

52 hour sous vide pork shoulder in Asian style marinate with purple cabbage-slaw

Call it what you will, this is a pulled-pork burger. Let’s break this burger down for you

Pulled Pork: Meat was really tender and juicy but a tad too (NaCl)y (Salt-y) even for me.

Buns: Them buns helped to extract and absorb some of the salt.

Purple Cabbage: Gives the dish a nice crunch and helps with the salt too

Asian marinate: The excess salt in the dish overshadowed the marinate

This dish has heaps of potential and promise. I’ve given my feedback with regards to the saltiness and they’ve ensured me that it will be better in the future.

coffee daily Laksa Pasta

Laksa Pasta ($16)

Tiger Prawns, Crispy Tau-pok, home-made rempah, coconut milk, fresh laksa leaves

WOW! JUST WOW!

Honestly, this dish exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. Initially it wasn’t even part of my order. I happened to overhear a table comment that the Laksa was REALLY spicy and I went straight to the counter and ordered me a plate.

The pasta wa s al dente and perfectly cooked (just the way everyone SHOULD like it). It also comes with 4 huge tiger prawns (they’ve been shelled, don’t complain if it seems smaller) and comes with a few pieces of crispy tau-pok for added effect.

Now on to the serious stuff, even though this dish may be a dry version of Laksa, the iconic Laksa flavors are as clear as day. The sauce is extremely spicy, so if you can’t take spice, this dish is not for you. I was perspiring by the 2nd mouthful but thoroughly enjoyed it.

What The Coffee Daily has done here – They’ve taken a local dish and gave it a little western spin of their own to great effect. MUST REORDER!

Reservations should be made in advance to avoid unnecessary heartache at their doors.

The Coffee Daily
Address: 75 Brighton Cres
Singapore 559216
Opening Hours:  12–10:30pm on weekdays, 9.30am-10.30pm on weekends
Tel: 6284 8894

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