apple x orange x mango yogurt salad

Every 2 to 3 days, I get a fruit during one of my meals. And I always don’t eat it there and then because I don’t like eating whole fruits (it’s just so… big), so I usually bring the fruit up to my room and save it for when I decide to make something. Like today – presenting to you my delish fruit salad, yay!

Ingredients
1 apple
1 mandarin orange
3 tablespoons of yogurt (I used Meiji’s mango yogurt)

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Step 1: Dice the apple.

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Step 2:  Dice the orange.

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Step 3: Add the yogurt.

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Step 4: Mix.

Spoiler…
The oranges burst into juice splashes in your mouth it is magical (/^//▽//^)/

xoxo, denise

Good things come in little packages

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Some weeks ago, I was craving pancakes. So were my friends.

And thus was the birth of a pancake hunting adventure. Our hopes high and stomachs determined to be satisfied, we set off to a happy cafe called Little Pancakes!

lp-3 lp-4 lp-5The interior of the cafe was both cozy and spacious, and the menu… I would have bought everything if I had 5 stomachs. (Sadly, I don’t… But I guess that means another trip here hehe!) After much deliberation, we decided on:

lp-8Strawberries or Me ($8.50) for me! It came with fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, maple syrup, and strawberry icecream… And 10 tiny pancakes! It was soooo adorable and totally delish.

lp-10This is what I did – layered different toppings with each other! Mixing and matching, creating different combinations was super fun (and a little messy, but a totally worthwhile mess)!

lp-7Gimme Smore Oreos! ($8.20) for my friend, where she basically had melted marshmallows, oreos, maple syrup and cookies & cream ice cream to layer with her pancakes to create pancake smores! Pores? Smancakes? (Okay they don’t sound appealing) BUT DON’T LET THAT FOOL YOU, they tasted so good!

lp-11Just look at that hot, hot mess. Oh, life. Oh, love. Oh, goodness and awe and wonder in one bite.

lp-9My other friend got Going Nutella For You ($8.20), and she got a treasure trove of hazelnutty chocolate goodness: Nutella, chocolate sauce, chocolate/hazelnut cream wafers, chocolate ice cream and maple syrup. The pancakes she decorated were soooo good that I ate them before I could take a picture (oops).

lp-12 lp-13This place was a real delight to visit and chill at, with gr8 service, gr8 ambience and gr8 food PLUS gr9 company (cause that’s even better than gr8)!

If you would also like to have yourself some spiffy little pancakes, hit them up at 200 Upper Thomson Road, #01-04, Thomson Imperial Court, Singapore 574424. It’s near Marymount MRT on the Circle (yellow) Line and there’s lots and lots of other good food in the area too, like Old School Delights! You can also check out their Facebook page here.

An epic, curious brunch

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So a few days ago, I went on a brunch date with one of my friends to this charming little place along the Singapore River, Epicurious (hence the title of this post). It was kind of hard to find, or maybe I just have a terrible sense of direction.

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The interior was all vintagey and there were drawings (probably done by kids) stuck on the walls, making the place all homey-feeling. Hehehe.

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We had vodka, best thing to start the day with, right? Hahahaha, but really, they served us iced water in these bottles. Just. Too. Adorable.

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My friend had earl grey tea (I forgot the price) and I had some homemade pink lemonade ($4.50). I found the lemonade a bit too sour, but well, it’s lemonade right? Maybe I’m a bit too used to the sweet kind that I usually make on my own at home! Oops.

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My friend also had the Ratatouille Omelette ($15). It was light and tasty, also quite filling I think? She said the apples tasted like apples (okay…), the toast was perfect – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the omelette was yumz.

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I had a smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese ($10), and this was really, really good. The bagel was lightly toasted and very fresh, with a slightly sweet taste that was so yummy I was just eating it on its own. I could live on these bagels alone forever. The smoked salmon and cream cheese filling was rather generous, and also tasted really good. All in all I was pretty satisfied, hehe.

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Adorable salt and pepper shakers.

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I think they also sell stuff that you can take home, like jams and stuff.

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The shop had seating both inside and outside and we didn’t have to wait to get a table, although that’s probably because we went for a weekday brunch. They have all-day breakfast on weekends! I really love all the tiny things they used to decorate their cafe, detailed but not cluttered.

If you’d like to drop by, the one I went to was at #01-02 The Quayside, Robertson Quay. You can also check out their website here!

Have a happy middle-day-of-the-week! :)