Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Tastemaker Store @ Havelock Road

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Like many neighbourhood cafes such as Percolate, The Bakery Chef and Shrove Tuesday, we are seeing a growing trend of cafes opening up at our housing estates. One such recently opened cafe is The Tastemaker Store at Havelock Road. I would say I really like the decor of the cafe. Keeping it very simple, clean, white wall and wooden chairs and tables.

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Lemon Curd Toast 4/5

I do kind of like the concept of The Tastemaker Store taking traditional snacks and delights giving it a new twist of life. Similar to stepping into your neighbourhood coffeeshop or Ya Kun, you can order your Toast Set ($5.80) that comes with 2 soft boiled egg, coffee/tea and a choice of kaya, lemon curd and fruit jam. Instead of the usual bread toast, muffin is used here. I gone for the Lemon Curd Toast as I was told it was imported from Italy. I really like the new interpretation of the classic toast.

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Caffe Latte 2/5

Unfortunately the toast set was lacked down by the Caffe Latte ($5). I tried to ask what beans they used but I was told that they could not tell me and they have to check with the owner. Very interesting encounter ever from all my previous cafe hopping. Anyway the coffee was really bad and its has no body at all. I really hope they could do something to the coffee or the whole concept will be waste.

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Yam Cake 4/5

The Tastemaker Store does offer some bakes from Maple and Market but I have my eyes on the local delights, Yam Cake ($3.80). The homemade yam cake from the owner's mum is packed with so many components such as 3 different textures of yam, 2 different types of Chinese sausages, fried shallots, pumpkin, dried shrimps and chilli. The generous slide of yam cake will delight both the young and old.

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I really hope The Tastemaker Store can really give a thought about using artisan coffee beans. I think they really have the potential to go far except for the fundamental flaw of a cafe, that is good coffee. I will be back again and hopeful by then The Tastemaker Store can satisfy my caffeine addiction.


The Tastemaker Store
Blk 22 Havelock Road
#01-705
Singapore 160022
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetastemakerstore
Website: http://thetastemakerstore.com/
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am - 9pm

Direction: 
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to PSB Academy. At the junction of Jalan Bukit Ho Swee and Bukit Ho Swee Crescent, cross the road walk towards the HDB flats. Cut through the HDB flats and walk towards block 22. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pickat SG Instaprint

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Instagrammers and foodies who like to use their smart phone to take food pictures will be rejoice. Pickat SG has collaborate with d' Good Cafe from 17 July to 23 July 2014 to bring you Instaprint. Not only that, there is even a weekly draw where the lucky winners get to win Golden Village Gold Class Tickets too!

Instaprint and Golden Village Gold Class Tickets, you can get all these in 3 simple steps,

1) Visit d' Good Cafe and snap your experience there.
2) Upload them onto Instagram, tag #PickatSG and #dGoodCafe
3) Collect your very own Instaprint from the counter

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Do also look forward to other Instaprint collaboration in the following weeks. You can look forward to the following merchants in the upcoming weeks.

24 July to 30 July 2014
Empire State
Hashtag to use: #PickatSG, #EmpireState

31 July to 6 August 2014
Craft Cafe
Hashtag to use: #PickatSG, #Craft_hv

7 August to 13 August 2014
Maple Loft
Hashtag to use: #PickatSG, #MapleLoft

Don't miss the opportunity to collect the free limited edition Pickat SG Instaprint and a chance to win Golden Village Gold Class Tickets. Download PickatSG now at iTune or Google Play and start instragramming.

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