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An afternoon with the Chow Chows at Chow Cute Cafe - Sweet bunny

                                                

Throwback to Deepavali when it was a public holiday, dear and I made a date to go to Chow Cute Cafe together. An advance booking has to be made on their website to avoid disappointment, so I booked an afternoon slot about a week before. It is unbelievable that we have not been out for a meal together since covid19 started, and it felt refreshing to head to Seletar Air Base to get some fresh air and spend the day with adorable dogs. 
                                    

Our journey to Seletar Air Base was just a bus ride away; we reached the area within 30 minutes. Making our way to the cafe from the bus stop was a breeze, just a 10-minute walk. I really adore the quaint colonial houses in Seletar airbase. Makes one feel like you have entered another realm into the charming countryside.

Chow Cute Cafe
                              

I really liked the look of the exterior of the café; it had an exquisite feel. You may choose to have your meals al fresco on the lovely patio furniture or indoors. 

Cute Chow Chow from Chow cute cafe



Our experience at Chow Cute Café, an overall review - Greeting us at the front door was an adorable older brownish-black Chow Chow. It is no surprise because Chow Chow has a history of being guard dogs to livestock and homes; untrained Chow Chows tend to be more on the aloof side and aggressive with strangers and other dogs, but I am glad to report that all the Chow Chows at Chow Cute Café are well trained and friendly. The younger pups tend to be cheeky and playful, while the older ones are calmer and mellow perfect for children because they would sit around and allow a child to pet them.

Brown Chow Chow



 I genuinely enjoyed seeing the dogs light up with delight each time they spotted their trainers. This shows that the dogs are well treated and taken care of by their owners. I do have my reservations when going to pet-themed attractions. I always keep an eye out for how the animals are treated. We had an enjoyable quiet afternoon interacting with the dogs and stroking them. This is a rare treat, as we do not own any pets due to our busy work schedules. The cafe has an excellent range of board games for a fun-filled afternoon, a lovely touch, I must say, for a relaxing afternoon.



                                                                                     
There are mixed reviews on google about the food at the café; the team at the café are a young group and is most helpful. We were served dessert before the main course, and drinks were expensive, but because you aren’t charged for playing with the dogs, it is well worth the cost. We did wait rather long for our meal, but the fish was fresh and delicious.

 
                                           

salmon

salmon

Ice Cream Waffle



Shall I close with a few ...

Chow Chow Dog Breed Fun Facts - Chow Chow is not of Chinese origin word but from a pidgin-English term used to describe things from the East in the 18th century.

  • Chow Chows have 2 extra teeth compared to other canines. Most dogs have 42, while Chow Chows have 44.

  • Unusual coloured tongue, young Chow Chows have punk tongues, but as they age, their tongues turn blueish black.

Chow Cute Cafe
16 The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park, 797873
Tel: 6974 7916


 






The Yummiest TuTu Kueh in new and traditional flavours ChubTuTu Yishun Singapore - Sweet Bunny


I have been bugging dear to take me down to Yishun for the longest time for my childhood favourite snack Tutu Kueh. But we never seemed to have the time to head down to Yishun so when TuTu Jie from ChubtutuSG offered to delivery service a couple of weeks ago I jumped at the opportunity to place an order.

Chubtutusg store beside good guys barber



                                   Muah Chee and Kueh Tutu from cubtutusg


80 Different Flavours of Tutu Kueh in Yishun- Yes indeed, Chubtutu does carry a huge array of flavours, for our current order we requested the following flavours Lotus Biscuit 2, Nutella, Durian and Salted Caramel as we wanted to try something new rather than the old traditional flavours of coconut and peanuts. My favourites were durian and salted Caramel because the Durians paste was just right rich and creamy while the salted caramel goes without saying is one of my top favourite’s treats; I love almost anything with salted caramel in it. My least favourite was the Lotus biscuit because I guess the crunchy texture of the biscuits don’t blend well with the rice flour but my family members seem to like it, I guess it is a matter of personal preference and taste.

 
6 flavors of tutu kueh





In total we ordered about 40 pieces of TuTu Kueh and had a mini party at home with my family members, we liked that the tutu was soft and the fillings were a burst of flavour in every bite. I really liked that the cakes were well cooked because I came across those which were half cooked and tasted more of uncooked rice flour from other stores.


                                     

7 Different Flavours of Muah Chee – The store also carries a range of Muah Chee in interesting flavours such as Macha, Peanut, Black Sesame, Durain, Coffee, Salted Egg and mixed. We ordered Matcha, Peanut and Black Sesame. My family favoured the Black Sesame, the guys had a ton of fun mixing and cutting up the muah chees as it was a new experience for them. As advised by TuTu Jie to mixed and cut up the ingredients on our own so it will not harden and be soggy. It would be best to head down to the store if you want piping hot Muah Chee. For us the Muah Chee was just as delicious and It is dear's favourite traditional snack.





Unfortunately, delivery services have been cancelled due to some unruly and impatient customers, who can’t wait for their orders to be sent. There are a couple of not very nice people who walked off from the store without notifying the store owner as well. I guess people sometimes forget that good thing come to those who wait and patience and is a virtue. I always believed in treating others as you would like others to treat you.

I highly recommended ChubtutuSg as their cakes are well made and innovative there is always a new flavour to look out for, so if you are ever in the Yishun area do stop by her store but be prepared to wait up to 45 minutes as the store has gained popularity over time and a crowd would gather for her awesome tutu kueh.

ChubTuTu 胖嘟嘟

759 Yishun Street 72, #01-298, Singapore 760759

Monday- Sunday 11am to 8pm
Please check their Instagram account for the latest updates










Serangoon central old bus interchange/ Wonderful Cakes at Naomi's Kitchen - Sweet Bunny

Whenever I am in Serangoon Central there is always a sense of nostalgia, perhaps being one of my haunts during my secondary school days contributes the sentiments. The red brick structure of the old Serangoon bus interchange will forever be iconic to me.

Former Serangoon Central Bus Interchange
Former Serangoon Central Bus Interchange 



Serangoon Central, the Early 2000s my daily routine teen life- As a school kid I used to wait at the bus interchange for my bus home, it was always packed with commuters at times I would bump into a classmate’s kid brother and who would shout my name across the interchange to check if I have seen his sister, kind of embarrassing to have the whole bus interchange know your name. Before the shopping mall, NEX  and the North- East Line MRT came along, there was not much to do in the area, MacDonald was the only fast food chain that and was popular with the teens. Besides the community centre, there was not many facilities or services available in this sleepy area. At times, I would walk a classmate home, because her flat was on the way to the bus interchange. Her mum would wave from the kitchen window when I greeted her, auntie used to call me the girl who walks Letchumi home, she is a very nice lady who was always very warm and kind whenever I hang out at my classmate’s home to study.


Lengthy bus berth of old Serangoon interchange
Lengthy bus berth of old Serangoon  bus interchange



Cheap and Affordable Western Food In Djitsun Mall, Buddy Hoagies - Singapore's Lifestyle & Food Blogger - Sweet Bunny

Djitsun Mall Restaurants - In a quiet corner of  Ang Mo Kio Central, there is Djitsun mall and on the ground floor of the building are a few restaurants, Buddy Hoagies is the restaurant that darling and I decided to spend our afternoon at, here is my review and what we enjoyed eating.

Buddy Hoagies Djitsun mall Ang Mo Kio Children's Corner
Kids Corner 


Kid-friendly restaurants - The moment I stepped into the restaurant, I could tell it was a very family orientated setting as I saw a little "play" corner for kids, a couple of toys to amuse the kiddies. There is even a kids menu for children aged 12 and under, I wouldn't say that the dishes served are healthy because it is mostly pasta/ mac and cheese and fried stuff with cookies but this is expected from western food cuisine in Singapore, taken as a treat for a child once in a blue moon would be appropriate.

A Guide to Bishan District Singapore and Afternoon Strawberry ice Tea at Shamrock Cafe in Bishan - Sweet Bunny

During my meetups with dear on the weekend, we usually enjoy spending our afternoons having tea. We prefer a quieter cafe where we are not required to raise our voices at each other so we can have a proper conversation.

Guide To Bishan - Bishan is one of our favourite haunts, and Bishan history is always an exciting factor for me; anywhere between central and north Singapore is always perfect for us. This time we headed to Shamrock Cafe Bishan. Shamrock Cafe Menue is very special for people like us.




Shamrock Cafe Front View in Bishan
shamrock cafe exterior view

1st and only Rabbit Cafe in Bangkok Rabbito Cafe - Sweet bunny

Rabbits are one of the most adorable creatures that walk the earth, with those pointy ears and fluffy tails who could resist them? I have always liked rabbit but to be honest I have never interacted with one.

After looking up on interesting cafes in Bangkok, Rabbito cafe immediately caught my attention. Thanks to trip advisor and google map the cafe was easy to locate. I  conducted a background check on the welfare of the animals before I patronise the cafe and am proud to report that the rabbits are very well taken care of, with a regular visit to the vet. Proper hygiene and cleanliness was also reported in reviews given online by visitors.

The entrance of the cafe is very enchanting, it felt as if I was transported to Beatrix Potter's world of Peter Rabbit. The English garden theme was delightful. If you are heading down to the cafe may I suggest that you do so on a weekday so you may have these fluffy darlings all to yourself? Try to avoid weekends and public holidays the cafe is packed as it has gained popularity with both local and tourist alike.

How We Spent My Boyfriend's 30th Birthday

It was a blessing that my darling's reservation ended before his birthday, which happened to fall on the weekend.



The first stop was lunch. We took a cable car ride up Mount Faber to the scenic Faber Peak. Spuds & Aprons was where we had our afternoon feast. The restaurant was having the Lagi Shiok! Buddy Combo Promotion  August & September 2017, we decided that the deal comprises an appetizer of the chilli crab in a tux which was actually crab meat with potato, an entree of either lobster Hokkien noodles or Lobster Laksa and a delightful dessert of Chempedak bread & butter. There was even a deal for 2 glasses of Singapore Sling at $16.00.



Unicorn Cafe in Bangkok - Sweet Bunny

If you are a fan of My little pony, this cafe would be a hit!

It is a small cafe dawned in pastel colours, honestly eye-catching, admits the grey of the street. It happens to be the week of valentine's day, and the store was all prepped up for the occasion with substantial red hearts displayed on the window.

Unicorn Cafe Bangkok store front


True Love Husky Cafe Bangkok - Sweet Bunny

A few days before one of my trips to Bangkok, my elder sister suggested a husky cafe she got to know of to me. Being an animal lover, visiting the husky restaurant was definitely added to my itinerary.

We took the BTS to Ari station and walked to the shell gas station. From there, we took a cab to the cafe, located within a private housing area. Locating the restaurant was simple because many bloggers have blogged about the directions. My bf and I followed the instructions,, and we had no problem finding the place.

153 Paholyothin Soi Ari Samphan 2, Bangkok, Thailand

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the staff, and they introduced the available packages. We opted for the cake or ice cream and drinks package as we had lunch before we came to the cafe.

True Love Husky Cafe in Bangkok