Category Archives: outside

Paris. Get ready to drool.

Have we not posted anything about the paris trip in May? Gasp!

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Laudaree breakfast is just WOW

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Pierre hermes macaroons in spring colours

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Home cooked snack (left overs from xiaoliang’s meals ingredients)

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Simple breakfast after grocert shopping

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Check out the glorious vegetables

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Apples here come in crates. (I sound so amazed cos we have only seen apples in cardboard boxes). Xiaoliang got a free apple from the stall too!

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See the glow?

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Yummy nutella crepe and a asparagus cheese one. Complete with super yummy and super unbelievable priced cider.

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A very rustic lunch of lentils and ham. With a huge blob of butter (butter in france is unlike any)

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Bento or home-cooked gai-gai food

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Zzz’s attempt at bento making.

A convenient way to bring home cooked lunch out.

And a useful distraction when you have a curious, short attention span toddler trying her every way to sneak away from boring meal times.

Steamed brown rice as canvas, asparagus stalk as tree trunk, broccoli florets as canopy, broccoli stalk as grass, carrot as house frame, roasted tomatoes as roof tiles, mashed potatoes as house facade, hard boiled egg as Sun, cod fish as cloud. Completed with a bowl of hot soup (not shown in pic)

The Coastal Settlement

This is a “miss it and you will have to walk for about 15 mins from changi village (like I did)” place.  

Not a common and is infact a rather inconvenient location for a meal. I think most customers works in nearby loyang/changi. That, or they are staycationers from the chalets.

So, thanks to my new work location (moving even further east). I have a chance to explore these areas which is out of my radar for this car-less Singaporean. Yes, you definitely need a car (or take the number 29 bus from Tampines bus interchange, average frequency every 20 mins) to reach The Costal Settlement restaurant/cafe/bar.

So the food better be worth it. Yes?
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We had the costal wings and drumlets which to be honest wasn’t much to shout about. For $14 (6 pieces), nene chicken or even kfc would have been better.
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The five cheese pizza ($20) was good, good mix of cheddar, mozzarella,  gorgonzola, buffalo mozzarella and arugula. And the weight of the cheese just folds the thin crust. Although be warned that the portion is really too small to be shared. Order more if mean to share.

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This is something well, different.  I was expecting to see a traditional slice of cake with gula melaka cream and all (thinks cedele cake). But well it tasted more like coffee club’s mudpie (a fifth of that size). Nonetheless, the cake was quite enjoyable. The earl grey tea ice cream came out quite strongly. But at $15, more ice cream perhaps?

The bill came out to be $74 (zzz had a corona and a macchiato). I guess its the appeal of the vintage-y ambience and the notion of being away from the city. Choose your meals there well to make your trip and money worth!

Happy chomping!

The Coastal Settlement
200 Netheravon Road
Singapore 508529