Time out with the bf since he’s back yay yay. On this day I wanted to explore the famous Ang Ku Kueh place, Nylon, Grin and Strangers’ Reunion, before heading over to Vivo. But as you can see, we only got through the first three because the bf is an impatient boy who has lost his adventurous streak (maybe he was pretending to be interested when we cafe-hopped a long time ago hahahaha).
ANYWAY!! It was a cool, quiet and breezy morning, the estate is sooo slow and peaceful.
Ang Ku Kueh! You could say it’s the Singaporean version of the Japanese Mochi, and has been around for generations. It’s traditionally eaten during baby first month celebrations or any other festive occasions. Chinese use red as a symbol of fortune and good luck, which is why those at celebrations are red, although we now have different colours to show different flavours. The molds for these kuehs usually have Chinese words on it also – such as longevity/ fortune etc.
Mmm I was a tad disappointed because they weren’t hot, which might have made the skin even more chewy. Skin also felt a bit too thick for my liking. Would have preferred less of that skin and more of their filling because the filling was tasty! The peanut filling is made out of ground peanuts and sugar, somewhat like crunchy peanut butter without the creamy part of it. Coconut was like the tu-tu kuehs – grated and sweetened coconut. We also had sweet green bean and salty green bean. I like the salty one! It wasn’t too sweet, or too salty, wasn’t too grainy or too sticky either.
Ji Xiang Confectionary
Block 1 Everton Park
#01-33, near Cantonment Road
Opens Monday to Saturdays, 8am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Next up, Grin Affair.
The first time my friends and I visited Grin Affair, we enjoyed ourselves because the owner was very chatty and upbeat, and the place was a nice area to chill at. This time, the whole experience seemed a little cold and unfriendly though… not too sure what’s up. And you can’t sit in anymore! Only a takeaway.
We came out with Durian ($5.50). Bf’s verdict: Nothing special about it, just durian paste with a little dollop of durian on top. And overly buttery biscuit crumble at the bottom.
Hahaha I did prefer the honey lavender/ hazelnut that my friends and I tried previously, perhaps those flavours are more creative and will taste more exciting and special!
3 Everton Park
Mon- Sat: 12pm – 8pm
Last stop, Nylon Coffee Roasters.
Here you see my 5 oz White ($3.80). Which was one of my most fragrant and tasty cups of coffee ever. Right temperature for sipping immediately, slightly sweet roast with a very pleasant aftertaste.
Bf’s daily brew – which was too acidic and sour for my liking oops.
Nylon Coffee Roasters
4 Everton Park
Mon, Wed- Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Sat- Sun: 9am – 6pm