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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Singapore

I have been eating too much good food lately, seriously need to work out more vigorously now! But brunch at TWG is something that everyone should at least experience once. I never did expect myself to spend $73 on a brunch, but it was worth it! Though I would not have such expensive lunch so often.  A tea lover like myself would have enjoyed every experience in TWG. From their tea beverages, to their tea infused patisserie.

I went to the TWG at Ion Orchard. At around 12noon, there is not a single customer in sight. As there are no customers yet, my friend and I got quality ‘talk time’ without much disturbance. We ate our lunch accompanied by soothing opera music in the background. The ambience made me feel that I’m somewhere in Paris having afternoon tea.  At around 1pm, customers started streaming in.

First up, beef striploin served with sweet pineapple slices and baby carrot. The sauce has a distinct taste of Alfonso Tea. Tasted perfect with the tender beef slices. At $36, I would not mind ordering it again.

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My friend ordered their connoisseur set meal at $52. It comes with fresh apple or orange juice, seared scallop carpaccio, 2 baked muffins accompanied by TWG tea jelly and whipped cream, and our choice of a TWG Tea Patisserie.

Seared Scallop Carpaccio

Seared Scallop Carpaccio
( The sauce should be infused with Red Christmas Tea, however we could not really taste the tea in this dish)

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Chocolate muffin
(I personally felt that this chocolate muffin did not meet my expectations. The muffin is too thick and dry, not fluffy enough. We did not finish this muffin.)

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The strawberry muffin is completely different from the chocolate one. It is moist, light and fluffy.

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Raspberry Patisserie
(This crisp and flaky pastry is layered with a generous amount of vanilla chestnut cream and whole raspberries.)

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We ordered White Mist and White spring Tea. The White Mist Tea has a stronger fragrance of rose while White Mist contains cherry blossoms. I personally preferred the White Mist Tea.

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn

#02-21 Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6735 1837 Fax: +65 6736 1837

Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:00 – 22:00

Website: http://www.twgtea.com

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Ladurée – Singapore

If you are a fan of macarons & desserts, you should try Ladurée. This French patissier, world famous for their macarons finally opened their outlet in Singapore at Takashimaya (Ngee Ann City). My friend and I were there for shopping, when we decided to visit this outlet for our short burst of sugar.

After you tried it, you might go back for more..!  Although priced slightly higher than other places (prices starts at $3.80 per piece), but it was worth it. Finally Singaporeans can satisfy their macaron cravings without flying to Paris.

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Rose, Chocolate & chestnut

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Ladurée Singapore

Takashimaya S.C.,

Ngee Ann City, #02-09

Tel: +65 6884 7361

Opening Hours: 10am – 930pm

Nearest Mrt: Orchard Station

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Jones the Grocer

Jones the grocer is one of my favorite places to have brunch. I’ve been there a few times, usually on Saturday mornings and every visit brings satisfaction. The place is conveniently located within walking distance from Somerset Mrt station at Mandarin Gallery.

Upon entering, you will be greeted with rows of different tarts and cakes!

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Some choices in their menu are not available at certain timing of the day. The breakfast section is from 9am-12pm). Their Brunch section only starts after 12 noon.

I usually spend around $22 ~ $25 per pax. I personally think it is rather pricey for my breakfast.

Their BLT is rather different from the usual bacon, lettuce & tomato. Jones the grocer’s BLT comes with bacon, tomato, avocado and watercress. Surprisingly, the weird  combination of avocado and watercress tasted so good with the salty bacon and tomato.

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BLT tasted so good

My friend ordered their traditional breakfast set, which was okay. The portion is quite big and I tried the sausages which tasted different from the other sausages that I tried before.

Jones's Breakfast

Jones’s Breakfast

According to my friend, the coffee has a rich flavor, but had a slightly acidic taste after the drink had cooled down. As a berry lover, I have nothing bad to say about my mixed berry smoothie, it’s perfect!

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Latte / Mixed Berry Smoothie

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their french toast tasted very good, one of my favorite.

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Though I’m a lover of sweets, but I felt that their mocha is way too sweet, I did not even stir the coffee and only sip from the top.

 

Jones the Grocer

333A Orchard Road
#04 – 21/23 Mandarin Gallery
Singapore, 238897
Tel: +65 6836 6372
e-mail: mandaringallery@jonesthegrocer.com

Website: www.jonesthegrocer.com

Opening Hours
Daily 9 am – 11 pm

Nearest MRT: Somerset Station

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