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ieatandeat
 • 24 Aug 2014 85 reviews 0 follower
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The shop is decorated with old posters featuring those 60s’ celebrities, vintage wooden furniture, the biscuit tins, black and white mosaic flooring to evoke a 1960s atmosphere. A good dose of nostalgia rarely found in modernized Singapore.
 
However, the food serves are just average, nothing really impressed us. Some of the desserts served were too sweet to our liking while some mains served were too salty for us. Maybe because it’s managed by youngsters, there wasn’t nostalgia in every mouthful as we had hoped. 
 
Mains, desserts and drinks you might want to give a shot:
Zi Pao Kai with Beehoon ($8.90)
Sng Muay Pop ($3.90) 
Fake bird’s nest ($2.90)
 
Please refer www.ieatandeat.com for details.
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I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Breakfast, Brunch
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  • Zi Pao Kai with Beehoon
  • Zi Pao Kai with Beehoon
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amie hu
 • 04 Aug 2014 12 reviews 9 followers
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Sinpopo Brand has been on my food bucket list ever since it landed on my radar. Its distinctive and dedicated red-based decor has rendered it to be one of its kind, despite many other establishments capitalizing on the theme of nostalgia. Although most residents in that area were seemingly unimpressed by its presence, I think that it's a revitalizing change from the usual cafe experience.
 
 
For starters, everything exudes old-school - literally, and here I am, taking more mood shots than food shots as usual.. but the interesting details aren't leaving me with much choice, are they? ;)
 
 
At Sinpopo Brand, there are main courses but we came straight for their desserts: Ais Bor, D24 Durian Chendol, Sng Muay Pop. They made up to be a myriad of sweet colors that look like they originate from a bygone era. A great place to chill and enjoy a special ambience.

For full review and photos: http://www.amiehu.com/2014/07/sinpopo-brand.html
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runningman
 • 13 Jul 2014 300 reviews 53 followers
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Full Sinpopo Brand Cafe review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/07/sinpopo-brand-cafe.html


What's in a name? Plenty, if the name is Sinpopo, a notoriously sleazy 1960s night club along Joo Chiat. Although it closed in the 80s, the name has been resurrected and given a squeaky clean makeover with Sinpopo Brand Cafe, a retro cool cafe styled after a 1970s coffee shop. With decor, food, and desserts that have been painstakingly researched and recreated by the people behind Awfully Chocolate, Sinpopo Brand Cafe evokes memories of days past, and is a draw for both young and old alike.

The 1970s nostalgia ambience at Sinpopo Brand Cafe begins with its reto signage and 1970s Sharp brand sliding door television. Retro posters created by in-house designers adorn the walls, old vinyl records and other antiques like a rotary dial telephone are placed around the interior, and even the floor tiles, authentic 1970s doors, enamel and metal cutlery were sourced. The curated items even include period Chinese music which plays in the background! The only sign of modernity... air conditioning which keeps the place cool!

Service at Sinpopo Brand Cafe is semi self-service. Refer to the old-school exercise books for the menu, check off the items you want, place orders and make payment at the cashier counter, styled to look like a coffee shop drink stall. The upbeat and friendly staff will serve orders to your table when ready... which is quite fast even during peak periods. Good!

Portions at Sinpopo Brand Cafe are generally quite large, and more then sufficient for one person, although I recommend sharing their dishes. Prices at Sinpopo Brand Cafe are cafe-esque, costing an average of SGD $9 or so per main dish, and SGD $6 or so per dessert. This tends to polarize people, some love the high quality and creative food / desserts, while others complain they can get cheaper versions from elsewhere. Personally, I feel the price is rather justified for the quality of food and the ambience.

The Sng Muay Pop (SGD $3.90) is a refreshing fizzy soda drink made with Sprite, fresh calamansi, and sour plum ice balls which melt to release the slightly sour, tangy flavour into the sweet and sour drink. Loved it!

The Chin Chow With Attap Chee (SGD $4.90) has chunks of cooling chin chow grass jelly, over a bowl of finely shaved ice. The attap chee / attap seeds are perfectly cooked and soft, lovely to eat. But perhaps the most surprising twist was the addition of lychee jelly balls, which pop in the mouth to release a delicious, fruity burst of flavour which coats everything in its sweetness. Excellent!

The Gula Melaka Soft Jelly (SGD $4.90) features gula melaka palm sugar jelly, also known as dodol, cooked till silky soft and smooth, almost like soy beancurd smooth! The addition of coconut milk help to cut through the sweetness of this dessert, but I recommend sharing, because the portion is a lot for 1 person!
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I spent $14 per person.

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