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We scope out the hottest new places to eat, drink and rub shoulders with the hip
9 July 2014 11:34 AM | Updated 16 Feb 2015
By Celine Asril,Priyanka Chand Agarwal,Charlene Fang, Victoria Lim
Image 1 of 38 | Image credits: Ben's cookies
BEN’S COOKIES | Where to eat: We cannot stop raving about these cookies. We have been fans since we first tried them at their Covent Garden store in London and were glad to see them set up shop at Wisma Atria’s basement. The takeaway-only outlet is at the passageway that connects Wisma Atria to Ngee Ann City. What to eat: There are several flavours, but hot favourites (these sell out fast) are the milk chocolate chunk, the double chocolate chunk and the triple chocolate chunk. No petite chocolate chips here, each cookie has huge chunks of actual chocolate that melt in your mouth. At $2.95 each they are pricey, but you get a rich disc of chewy cookie with firm edges and soft, cakey insides. We look forward to sampling more flavours: coconut, peanut butter chocolate and white chocolate cranberry.
Image 2 of 38 | Image credits: Whisk
WHISK | Where to eat: Sky high rents in hipster-haven Tiong Bahru caused the previous tenant in this space (Jin Tian Eating House) to close shop earlier this year. Whisk cafe has moved in, with an owner-pastry chef who trained at Dominique Ansel's bakery in New York. What to eat: They are still in soft launch mode, but don’t let that stop you from dropping in to try their macarons ($2.50 each) or grab a cuppa. They serve coffee using a blend from Stranger's Reunion. There are other baked goods on offer like a lemon tart ($5), carrot cake ($7) and a New York-style cheesecake ($7). Here is another one to add to your Tiong Bahru cafe-hop list.
Celine Asril is guilty of taking pictures before tucking in to all her meals; it’s a (good) hazard of the job – this editor of HungryGoWhere never sits down to two of the same meals in a week.
Priyanka has worked in PR and marketing for start-ups of all sizes before trading in the corporate ladder for writing about food and fashion. When not battling with HTML, she can be found furiously stirring a pot of curry in her tiny kitchen, shopping online or looking for the next ‘hot new restaurant’. She also runs a fashion label that makes the occasional appearance at trunk shows. Priyanka would like to have her own blog/website someday but every time she clicks opens a browser, something is on sale at an online store somewhere.
In between sunning herself in the Bora Bora, Bali and other exotic locales, Charlene Fang keeps her feet (and fingers) grounded as the managing editor of inSing.com. She blames her wanderlust on the years spent working as the editor of CNNGo Singapore and Time Out Singapore. When not up in the air, she keeps busy checking out the hottest new spots in town or attempting to make good on her triathlete goals.
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