(Photos by Monica, Writing by me)
The good people of Montana Brew Bar invited me down for a tasting and i was more than thrilled to try their new menu + visually feast on the new store space. If you didn't already know, Montana Brew Bar used to be on level one, next to Ya Kun Kaya. Their original shop, though small, is usually bustling on the weekends, packed with people who must've heard of their legendary Mac n' Cheese waffles... which we'll get to later.
While i'm definitely not a black coffee drinker, i couldn't resist trying their new range of Coconut Cold Brews. Mostly because i am a sucker for anything coconut and coffee. Coconut and coffee together? GIMME. Montana is one of the first few coffee joints to infuse coconut water into their heavenly brews and we got to experience it firsthand.
The Coconut Cold Brew (left) comes separately with a flask of coffee + a sphere of frozen coconut water on the side. Yeah, real fancy. We were told that it melts slower than regular ice and as it does, infuses with the slightly bitter brew to give just the right amount of sweetness.
The Gula Melaka Coconut Cold Brew (right) were both our favourite. It was sweeter than the original one we had and had a local flavour to it. Shiok ah!!!
I told you we'll get to this! This wasn't my first time trying this and it was still a pleasant experience. As a big time fan of all things mac n' cheese (and bringing up the fact that i NEVER finish any plate of mac n' cheese i get), this was a pretty easy waffle to continuously pick at. Just the right about of cheesiness with a hint of spice and of course, you could smell this waffle heading your way from the counter. TRUFFLE OIL!!!
THIS was the main attraction of the afternoon. The Assam Crab Waffle has been the best waffle experience i've had thus far. I'm not a fan per se but the heavenly & generous toppings of pineapples, cucumbers and crab combined with the flavourful assam waffle resulted in an explosion of beautifully complimenting flavours. Also appreciated the extra dipping sauce on the side, which consisted of a range of ingredients, including Gula Melaka.
Though i'm not a fan of Black Sesame, this dessert waffle topped with miso caramel sauce was a great first experience. I really dislike flavours like red bean and yam etc in my dessert but if i had closed my eyes i wouldn't have guessed that it was black sesame at all. Here's the green light for all the black sesame fans out there: this is a dessert you'll need to save space for.
We also got to try the Red Velvet Burger (burger??!) which had a scoop of Ferrero Rocher ice-cream sandwiched between two red velvet-y buns. Not exactly my favourite because i'm not a fan of red velvet at all, but the ice cream is DEFINITELY worth a shot.
Also noticed that they had a new donut stall located inside and rest assured, we'll be back for more!
Montana Brew Bar
Located at Pomo, 1 Selegie Rd
Opens Daily from 8am - 9:30pm
Romper from Tularosa
Christmas Eve was spent prancing around and enjoying a 5-course christmas meal in this cheeky Tularosa
number that has grown on me since i first spotted it on Revolveclothing.com.
I honestly don't know how i managed to pick out this perfect festive piece with the amount of options the site has to offer, especially with some of my favourite labels like For Love and Lemons
and Free People
(!!!) I was pretty unsure about the sizing at first, as i always am with picking out clothing online, but this playsuit fit like a glove, hugging my curves perfectly.
And of course, we went to check out the lights at Gardens By The Bay! Twas a huge headache trying to navigate from the MRT, especially with the throngs of people who all had the same idea as we had to see the Christmas lights ONE day before Christmas. Real smart.
But it was magical, to say the least. All we did was walk around and soak in the warm, fuzzy feeling of being with someone on Christmas.
But hey, the jolliest time of the year may be over but we still have New Years and plenty of other festivities waiting for us in 2016 and there's no better way to end the year than by treating ourselves to all the things we wished we bought earlier in the year, especially with the crazy discounts all over; both physically and online.
And if you'd like to avoid the crowd, because we all know how crazy Orchard road gets at this time of the year, then perhaps the End of Year sale at Revolveclothing.com
will give you a reason to stay glued to your computer screen.
Key ENDOFYEAR20 before you cart out on Revolveclothing.com to enjoy an extra 20% off sale items before 30th December, 4pm.
As i get older i shy away from bold statement jewellery for everyday wear and am drawn to dainty pieces that i either layer on excessively or alone. I've always been fascinated by anything indian influenced and especially in fashion. And because i stumble across so much of my culture being appropriated these days, it's so refreshing to see people bringing my culture into today, not appropriating it but giving it new, modern light and Stella Simon, founder of HaatiChai, does it ever so perfectly. Besides the range of dainty lariats like this, which in itself is pretty enough, Haati Chai also produces pieces like body chains and bracelets. Adding this tiffin choker onto my wishlist for christmas. Which btw, is only two days away. *jumps around in excitement*