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So I turned 30 like many moons ago (to be exact, it was on September 29th) but it wasn’t till 2 weeks later that everyone was free to meet up for brunch (working schedules, overseas, etc etc).

And since we were all super active on Instagram and have to share every little detail of our life on IG (i jest), of course it has to be at a place so insanely photogenic (this one not kidding) where you can not just take good food pictures – but also your OOTDs, and even product shots (hahaha guess who did that?)!

{ Curious Palette }

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64 Prinsep St, Singapore 188667

Tel: +65 6238 1068
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 9am – 10pm, Fri & Sat 9am – 12mn. Closed on Tuesdays.

(Randomly, and unknowingly, I seem to have hung out at Prinsep most of my life –
from the still-standing Mr Bean cafe during my teens, to Alps in my 20’s, and then this new favorite place. Whoa.)

What you see upon entering Curious Palette. There's no huge signboard outside the entrance, just a small chalkboard sitting atop a chair, with "Curious Palette" scribbled on.

What you see upon entering Curious Palette.
There’s no huge signboard outside the entrance, just a small chalkboard sitting atop a chair, with “Curious Palette” scribbled on – but you won’t miss it for sure!

You might not know, but Curious Palette actually has a 2nd floor, which only opens when the first floor is full ;)

You might not know, but Curious Palette actually has a 2nd floor, which only opens when the first floor is full ;)

Curious Palette’s actually the latest cafe by the brains behind Stranger’s Reunion & Strangers at Work, which means one thing – they serve DAMN GOOD COFFEE.

I don’t need to be a coffee drinker to know that, because besides all the accolades (too many to list, you google better) World Barista Champ Ryan Tan has received, cos I’ve witnessed plenty of nods in approval and quips of “wah this is damn good!” from my friends who practically breathe coffee.

Damn. Good. Coffee.

Nah – Damn. Good. Coffee.

Their chocolate drink's made with tonnes of effort too! Especially the iced one. Even the lactose intolerant me couldn't resist because it comes with a huge scoop of ice cream on top : D

Even their chocolate drink’s made with tonnes of effort!
Especially the iced one. I’m lactose intolerant, but I couldn’t resist because it comes with a huge scoop of ice cream on top : D

Boneless Chicken Wings stuffed with chicken mince, spiced batter and served with homemade Thai Chilli Sauce! One of my must-order dishes here.

Boneless Chicken Wings ($10.90 for 3 pieces) stuffed with chicken mince, spiced batter and served with homemade Thai Chilli Sauce! One of my must-order dishes here. Let’s just say that I don’t usually like chicken wings, but this one I fell in love with.

TRUFFLED FRIES! And that truffled aioli dip *hearts in eyes*

TRUFFLE FRIES ($12.90)! With freshly grated truffle, truffle aioli dip and parmesan cheese. *hearts in eyes*

And not forgetting the sweet potato fries (i prefer this over the truffle fries) which came with the same truffle aioli dip. They do this SO WELL, you cannot miss this!

And not forgetting the truffled sweet potato fries ($12.90) (i prefer this over the truffle fries, i love sweet potato everything) which came with the same aioli dip. They do this SO WELL, you cannot miss this!

Pan-grilled baby squid, with pickled pink ginger

Pan-grilled baby squid, with pickled pink ginger. This is no longer on the menu, as they update their menu pretty often and brings in new stuff depending on the season.

Their hearty mushroom soup's really worth setting aside some stomach space for. I've only heard positive comments about this one!

Their mushroom soup is really worth setting aside some stomach space for! They’ve since updated this – the new East Coast Mushroom Chowder ($11.90) now comes with roasted mushrooms, a truffled poached egg and tofu croutons!

Did I mention that they have spam fries too? And really pretty tables. It's like you walk in, and you take your pick on what mood you'd like today. A lighter shade? Marble? Okay can. Hahaha

Did I mention that they have spam fries ($11.90) too? And really photogenic tables. It’s like you walk in, and you take your pick on what mood you’d like today. A lighter shade? Marble? Okay can. Hahaha

Pan-seared Sous Vide Salmon - with grilled halloumi cheese, bacon scone, poached egg, guacamole, semi-dried tomatoes, arugula & honey mustard dressing!

Pan-seared Sous Vide Salmon ($18.90) – with grilled halloumi cheese, bacon scone, poached egg, guacamole, semi-dried tomatoes, arugula & honey mustard dressing!

Corned beef scotch egg - with deep fried curried cauliflower (yum), guacamole, spicy tomato relish & toast!

Corned beef scotch egg ($17.50) – with petit pois (in the updated version, replaced the cauliflower), guacamole, spicy tomato relish & toast!

48-hour sous vide beef! 200g beef oyster blade, sherry redudction, shimeiji mushrooms, roasted red spanish onions & seasonal vegetables.

48-hour sous vide beef ($28.90, only available during dinner)! 200g beef oyster blade, sherry redudction, shimeiji mushrooms, roasted red spanish onions & seasonal vegetables.

And of course, not forgetting the berry ricotta hotcakes which they're super famous for, and is quite possibly the most photographed item in here!

And of course, not forgetting their Berry Ricotta Hotcake ($14.90) which they’re super famous for! Served with the best vanilla bean ice cream (you can tell because it doesn’t melt quickly), fresh seasonal berries, pumpkin & sunflower seeds – and is quite possibly the most photographed item in here!

It's so pretty that I'm just gonna give you 2 more pictures of it. Pic 1/2, before pouring the maple syrup

It’s so pretty that I’m just gonna give you 2 more pictures of it.
Pic 1/2, before pouring the maple syrup

Pic 2/2, drizzling maple syrup over is a must-do when taking photos, please. Can I call this the money shot? Hahahaha.

Pic 2/2, drizzling maple syrup over is a must-do when taking photos, please. Can I call this the money shot? Hahahaha.

I’ve come across quite a few comments thats been saying that they’ve copied this and that – but actually, although it had originated from Top Paddock from Melbourne, they were the first to serve this in Singapore with blessings from the owner of Top Paddock, who are friends with Curious Palette’s owners.

I’ve tried this during a food tasting session at Stranger’s Reunion last Christmas, and have loved it since! It’s really a must-order whenever you visit – and the price and size have been adjusted as the serving’s pretty huge, even for 2!

Not forgetting their signature waffles, of course. They never disappoint! Banana & berry compote *licks lips*

Not forgetting their signature waffles, of course. They never disappoint! Banana brulee & wild berries compote ($13.50) *licks lips*

And another must-order, for Gula Melaka fans - the Gula Melaka Buttermilk Waffle, with coconut cream, vanilla bean ice cream, red beans & roasted peanuts!

And another must-try for Gula Melaka fans – the Gula Melaka Buttermilk Waffle ($14.50), with coconut cream, vanilla bean ice cream, red beans & roasted peanuts!

The cafes refreshes their menu every few months to keep things fresh, and well, there are some new offerings which I’ve yet to try myself! For example, they’ve added Peach & Raisin Ricotta Hotcake, and Bacon Ricotta Hotcake to their list of sweet things!

And not forgetting the pork loin which Yina loves, Chorizo and Foie Gras Linguini, Prawns & Konbu Spaghetti, Hot & Sour Seafood Spaghetti… Gah I’m hungry just reading off their dinner menu.

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So many photogenic corners, and this was just the upstairs!

So many photogenic corners, and this was just upstairs!

Min the self-timer pro. No one - i swear - no one can tell that she took most of her OOTDs herself, just by using the Olympus phone app.

Min the self-timer pro. No one – i swear – no one can tell that she took most of her OOTDs herself, just by using the Olympus wireless remote function on the mobile app.

It's honestly even prettier downstairs - the cafe's bathed in natural sunlight (i love), and they even have a real coffee plant growing at a corner. And coffee machine porn for the addicts, of course.

It’s honestly even prettier downstairs – the cafe’s bathed in natural sunlight (i love), creating a cozy and inviting environment – the lights, the concrete and wooden touches – everything’s just so well put together!

As we get older, we seem to have more responsibilities to tend to – and that is why I’m really happy that we managed a meet up, and that the girls bothered to surprise me with mochi cakes, presents, candles that sparkle, and even PINK balloons (got me laughing) which are STILL floating and hanging off my closet door handles till today.evonnz-30th-birthday-curious-palette-22

Lao charbor don’t need so many frills, just company of a few good friends. Thank you girls, for taking time off, and making the day a memorable one. I love you all! ;)

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(And of course, to Curious Palette for giving us such a wonderful space and privacy. The 2nd floor’s really good for events!)

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