Shibuya toasts – a sweeter, more indulgent version of the French toast which comes with a scoop (or multiple ones) of ice cream, fruits, toppings and usually uses a thick brick toast which is hollowed out.
Helming from Shibuya, one of the most happening districts of Tokyo, Japan, this thick toast dessert’s popularity has also picked up on our sunny islands of Singapore. If you’re craving for a highly satisfying and indulgent dessert after your meal, Shibuya Toasts are the way to go.
Here are 10 of the best well-known Shibuya Toasts that can be found right here in Singapore.
“Some of the most happening rooftops in Sukumvit”
Above Eleven Rooftop Bar and Restaurant overlooks Bangkok Sukumvit’s vibrant Soi 11 (hence its name), with panoramic views of the city from the 33rd and 34th Floor of Fraser Suites.
This restaurant is a unique fusion of Peruvian with Japanese cuisine, being the first of its kind in South East Asia. The dishes are made by Peruvian-born head chef Omar Frank Maruy.
A multiple award-winning Chinese restaurant centrally located on the third floor of Conrad hotel, the highly acclaimed Golden Peony is headed by Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung. Diners at the restaurant can look forward to sinking their teeth into novel and unconventional culinary creations; there is a huge selection of scrumptious dim sum dishes and signature picks available from the restaurant’s menu.
Have you ever wondered why a cup of your favorite kopi-o at the hawker center costs just a fraction of the price of your to-go drink from Starbucks – the espresso? Well, it all boils down to the cost of production: type of coffee beans used, the number of fancy ingredients thrown in during the process of roasting and the various machinery from which the coffee beans or powder are subjected to.
We went for a workshop at Highlander Coffee organized as a POSB Neighbours First gathering to learn all about the difference between old school Singapore coffee and the supposedly more ‘atas’ espresso coffees from overseas.
If you live in the West, you would know very well the severe lack of cafes in the area. Once again, the East of Singapore triumphs in bringing us over to explore even their most ulu parts for their food and eateries. Oh, the pain and humiliation.
Despite that, we have managed to sniff out and reveal these very elusive Singapore cafes in the west. So the next time you just want to relax with a cup of coffee in your hand while in the wild west, you can do so just 10 – 15 minutes away. No need to dress up and go all the way to the East (which is literally another country to us westies) to ‘chill’. Here is the list of some lifesavers for the westies.
“Have a meal fit for royalty”
When you take a peek at Table at 7’s menu, you will be slightly confused at first – this is because there are two separate menus: one which offers Indonesian cuisine (Chef Eugenia) and another which features Modern European cuisine (Chef Karl).
However, rest assured that you will be assisted by the friendly waiters who are more than happy in guiding you with menu choices. If you are a big fan of Indonesian and or Modern European cuisine, be prepared for a treat at Table at 7. Despite having 2 contrasting styles in one restaurant, each chef has maintained their own individuality and do not attempt to cross-contaminate the other, culminating in 2 very separate menus to each Chef’s name.