Last Updated: April 9, 2020
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All Things Delicious isn’t exactly a new kid on the Arab Street block. In fact, it’s been dishing out wholesome bakes and bites to its regular patrons in the last few years. What makes this quaint cafe so much more relevant now is not only the fast-approaching Ramadhan month, but also its health-centric menu that’s available for pick-up and delivery during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.
They are taking in orders from 9am to 5pm, daily, with a one-hour turnaround time for pick-ups, and delivery within two hours. Their full menu and order details can be found at their official site.
Their crowd-favourite Raspberry Mint (S$7.60) was as refreshing as it was satiating. I reckon I could gulp this down on an empty stomach in the morning, to help me kick-start my day and feel energised. It was especially helpful with cooling me off the unforgiving humidity that afternoon.
Nutritious meals need not be boring as exemplified by Lamb Bites (S$17.90) under their ‘Rice Bowls’ menu section. Almost all their sauces and condiments are made in-house from scratch, which means you’ll be feeding yourself well. The mango salsa was a nice touch of tang to the hearty, earthy meatballs—which in themselves were especially tender and fragrant.
I enjoyed the granular texture of the basmati rice cumin pilaf as I married it with the mush of spiced kidney beans and sour cream in every bite. You’ll certainly be full by the last spoonful of this dish, I can guarantee.
Switch up your avo-on-toast game with Pumpkin On Sourdough (S$12.90 for single toast, S$19.90 for double toast). With house-made za’atar, feta, pomegranate, and soft-yolk boiled egg, I imagined that this toast would be too rich and creamy.
Fortunately, I was proven wrong, and the luscious pumpkin spread was light, and not overly cloying. The peppering of pomegranate added just the right zestiness to the recipe, although I was slightly underwhelmed by the soft-yolk boiled egg. It wasn’t as runny as I’d anticipated, but I still enjoyed this healthy toast nonetheless.
No cafe visit is complete—in my books, at least—without a pasta dish (it’s one of my top favourite carbs!). At All Things Delicious, their Coriander Pesto Prawns (S$19) arrived bright green and loaded with succulent-looking prawns. The herbaceous notes immediately wafted through the air the second it reached the table, inviting me for a close sniff and making me impatient for my first taste.
The spaghetti was bordering on overcooked, but it still had a decent amount of chew to leave me satisfied. However, I wasn’t so fortunate with the prawns, as they were sweet, yes, but they had become rubbery and lacking in bounciness.
If you’re not a coriander kind of foodie, then this may prove to be strong on your olfactory senses as well as palate.
Dark chocolate lovers can revel and rejoice in their decadent Gluten-free Dark Chocolate Torte (S$7.90 per slice). The cake was indeed dark and heavy on its cacao notes, but I especially enjoyed how it surprisingly didn’t weigh down my palate even with its dense layers.
Good enough for one person, it wasn’t cloying and I didn’t leave any crumb behind.
The pride and joy of All Things Delicious, the Gula Melaka Scone (S$3.50) held plenty of promise. I understand many share varied opinions about how they enjoy their scones, and I for one love them buttery and crumbly. This one was denser than I’d anticipated, and I so wanted to savour the gula melaka richness.
Alas, it fell flat on its crowning promise, and I could barely taste any familiar smoky sweetness. Instead, I was met with a rather dry and underwhelming scone that could’ve used the help of plenty of butter and jam to get me excited.
Thankfully, their Bread & Butter Pudding (S$12.90) rushed in to save the day! The vanilla syrup that cradled the cushiony pudding wasn’t too sweet, and the pudding itself carried a gratifying hint of caramelisation.
I wish I could lick the plate clean of this dessert; that’s how lip-smackingly irresistible it was. All Things Delicious, indeed.
All of us here at SETHLUI.com understand the pain of not being able to dine-in at our favourite cafe, but we’re fortunate that many F&B businesses are now shifting their mode of operation to deliveries and take-aways, so that we may enjoy our favourite meals from the safety and comfort of home.
Let’s all do our part to keep our favourite makan joints alive, so that they’ll be there once this pandemic blows over, and at the same keep our spirits up with delicious eats!
Expected Damage: S$20 – S$35 per pax
Our Rating: 4 / 5
All Things Delicious
34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733
34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733