The phrase ‘8 Days’ have been something that I grew up with in Singapore. If you’re from Singapore, you would know and have read the ‘8 Days magazine’ and also heard (numerous times) their advertisement song. It’s a weekly magazine that include celebrity gossips and reviews of tv shows in Singapore, similar to the Women’s Weekly or New Ideas that we have here (: When I first saw Miss D’s post on the 8 Days Cafe, there was only one tune that came into my mind. Coincidentally, I told the Ho Clan where we were heading to for brunch a few Sundays back, and we all started humming to the tune simultaneously! haha
It was really packed that Sunday morning. Lucky for us the weather was beautiful and quite warm considering that it was the end of Autumn. So we decided to take one of the outdoor tables instead of waiting for a table indoors. The heater was also switched on for the occasional cool breeze, just to keep us warm and toasty! hehe We all ordered our usual hot cuppa of latte (for the Mr), chai soy latte (for me) and a hot chocolate (for Melissa). But it was not an ordinary cup of hot chocolate. It was a nutella hot chocolate. Yes, you read right. NUTELLA! Every mouthful tasted like you were eating teaspoons full of nutella out of the jar. Super addictive! hehe
We all had a glanced of the menu and knew almost instantly what we wanted. haha Sometimes we are so predictable, I think we could just order for each other anywhere we go. hehe
Melissa ordered the smoked salmon and leek croquettes with grilled asparagus and a chilli lime hollandaise. We were all laughing and giggling about the way it was plated, cause at any angle that we snap a shot, it didn’t look right. haha But those croquettes were amazeballs (very appropriate use of words aye? hehe) !
The croquettes were soft and pillowy in the middle, and filled with smoked salmon, and really crispy on the outside! Went so well with the chilli lime hollandaise. Gave a tangy kick to the dish. Perfect match!
Of course, when the menu has bubble & squeak, you know for sure that the Mr would order it! hehe His came with homemade chicken and sage chipolatas and a spicy tomato relish that was so rich in flavour you wanted more! The bubble & squeak had a similar crispy exterior and a soft and rich potato middle. Delish! (:
He also couldn’t resist ordering a side of truffled mushrooms which were so delicious. Not an overpowering taste of truffle oil, and every mushroom were so plump and juicy. It was dangerous though, cause they were all so small, you just want to keep popping them into your mouth! hehe So so good!
Of course, I couldn’t go past the smashed avocado with persian feta. I honestly think these two ingredients are a match-made in heaven. The creaminess of the avocado with the richness of the feta. Can’t get enough! hehe And you would think, how can it get any better? It sure can!
A perfectly poached egg with a molten golden middle! Creating a sauce for the dish. I could really have this everyday! With the occasional bacon. We do need to strike a balance of naughty and nice yes? hehe
Our table was filled to all 4 corners and we definitely left with happy and full bellies! (: We will sure be returning back soon especially to get more of that nutella hot chocolate! hehe Do you always order the same things when you head to different cafes? hehe Would love to know your ordering habits! hehe
Hope you all had a beautiful long weekend! We are so blessed to have the sun shinning brightly. Here’s to a short & good week ahead! Remember to always cook and bake with love!