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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
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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 interesting 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 persons like us.




Shamrock Cafe Front View in Bishan
shamrock cafe exterior view

1st and only Rabbit Cafe in Bangkok - Rabbito Cafe

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 reservist ended before his birthday, which happens to fall on the weekend.



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 which comprises of an appetizer of the chili 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 - Bangkok

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

It is a small cafe dawned in pastel colours, truly 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 huge red hearts displayed on the window.



True Love Cafe - Bangkok

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 cafe was definitely added to my itinerary.

Locating the cafe was simple due to the fact that many bloggers have blogged about the directions. My bf and I simply followed the instructions and sure enough we had no problem finding the place. We first took the BTS to Ari station and walked to the shell gas station from there we took a cab to the cafe which was located within a private housing area.

153 Paholyothin Soi Ari Samphan 2, Bangkok, Thailand

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


(Closed)High Tea at The Queen's Cats

If you are hankering  for a spot of tea, I would recommend a lovely English styled tea house called The Queen's Cats, located at Holland Village.She opened her doors on 4 November 2015.


As you enter the tea house, the beautiful baby blue walls of the store welcomes you to an enjoyable time sipping tea having a good chat with friends and family. The furnishing and chandeliers are just breath taking, a sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of  city life.

Delicious food at ikea

Say Swedish meatballs and one place always comes to mind, the one and only IKEA, not only is it an awesome place to get well designed affordable furniture it is also an awesome place to dine.

Recently dear, his nephew and I went to dine at Ikea, we had the Christmas platter, chicken wings smoked salmon, beef steak and the famous delicious meatballs that I am a sucker for.


In all we spent about $30, really worth it for a sumptuous meal.



If you do have the time do pop down to Ikea to give their Christmas Platter a try, it is really worth the cost.
set 1: Poached Salmon with Chive Sauce, Mini Log cake and Bottle of Sparkling Juice.
set 2: Roast Turkey Breast, Virginia Ham, Baby Potato, Baby Carrot, Triangle Roll, Meatball Sauce and mini Butter.

                                         

Although the cafe is always crowded being able to bask in the christmassy ambiance more then makes up for it.The lighting are just so beautiful, making you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.



After dinner we browsed around the store, I just love looking at the displays, imagine what my future home would look like.All the displays had a nice christmas twist to it, making me feel like just poping in to have a mini party haha.





Shortly after we went to Giant which was just across the road, there we bought dear's nephew a remote control car for his upcoming birthday. The kid picked it himself and was overjoyed with his new toy. It only cost $10 ! Goodness back when I was a kid I had a limited choice to choose from and toys were much more expensive then they are now.
                                       
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Am glad dear and I brought a smile to the kiddo's face :) He chose a convertible because he wanted to give the miniature panda's a ride , Haha...

As Christmas is a time for giving and sharing Ikea has some charitable events and campaigns going on such as the soft toy for education campaign. For every soft toy or children's book sold €1 will go to raising money and awareness of how childhood education can break the cycle of poverty.

and on 2 Dec they had the Soft Toy Christmas Tree Auction at IKEA Alexandra proceeds going to the Singapore Children’s Society. 

I am glad to see that Ikea is very active in playing a part in social responsibility and is not only driven by making profits.I just hope that more companies would follow in  their footsteps.

It is said that it is more blessed to give then to receive perhaps this christmas instead of hoping for more presents we could spare a thought for those who are less fortunate then us.