Warmest Place / Lola’s Cafe (SG)

After all, this time we will review one of our favourite cafe in Singapore.  It was a very crowded cafe all the time – there was always waiting list, so you should go straight to their ipad at the entrance and fill the guest info to get the queue number. When it comes to your number, waiter will walk you inside and you can see the cafe’s interior fills with urban and homey style just as good as Singapore can be, the concrete walls, chalk board, recycle material as bottles turn into a lamp, cute chairs and retro stuffs all around.

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Time to order something good, the menu here at lola’s are mainly organic – feels homemade and healthy, so it’s very interesting for most of society people. Luckily we were on diet, so it was perfect :D. I strongly recommend the benedict – never a disappointment. But we also tried the Chicken Grain Bowl and their famous Honey Paprika Crispy Wing.

4Crab Cake Benedict 18 SGD / Handmade Crab Cakes, English Muffins, Poached Eggs, Furikake, Miso Hollandaise, Pickled Radish, Mesclun Salad with Lemon Dressing

3Yakitori Chicken Grain Bowl 18 SGD / Quinoa, Tsukune Chicken Meatballs, Avocado, Charred Baby Corn, 63°C Egg, Pickled Carrots, Cherry Tomato, Furikake, Sesame Dressing, Spring Onions

1Honey Chicken Wing 18 SGD / Wing, honey, spices

For the beverages, bcoz it was a very sunny day and we did a lot of walking, we wanted something refreshing. We ordered Iced Honey Chamomile Tead and Iced Mocha – since the coffee smell was so tempting inside Lola’s.

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And turned out that the iced mocha was sooo good! It was creamy and chocolatey but we can still feel the thick flavour of the coffee. Just perfect! Already craving their iced mocha here in this hot sunny day in Bintan 😦

We should get back here and try another menus for sho’, but going to Sg is not a really good idea since it’s so hype and hedonistic, it may break our vow to nature in Bintan Island (and our bank too) LOL.

Cheers, Baba

The Temporary House

After long searching for a place to stay, finally we decided to rent a small nice house in Tanjung Pinang, the capital city of Bintan Island. It’s just about 8 x 8 meters house with a garden in front of it and a small backyard, enough to fit the two of us comfortably. We got 1 small bathroom and 2 bedroom (it was really a mess at the first day so we decided to make 1 bedroom into a storage room).

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Why we called it a temporary house? Because our plan hasn’t settled yet, we got so much to do and think about our future in this island, and we’re still looking for the beach house, so we decided to rent a house. And because it is a rented house, we use really simple furnitures, we even build some of them ourselves,  like the DIY wardrobe, kitchen storage and many more. The bad thing is we don’t have much place to hide our things, so it may look a bit messy sometimes, but since it’s a cheap renovation, can’t complain! 

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And our favourite spot in the house is the living room, cause it’s more like living-dining-working room! We have our TV and comfy sofa there, together with our big workstation table (a.k.a dining table). Our friends and family massively hang around there (cause there’s no other room, lol), plus it has a bright vibe comes from the windows around there, so during the day it has the best light. Anyway, did we mention our comfy sofa? Yeah, it’s the besttt cause it’s super comfy, makes you just wanna jump into it, and never get up for the rest of the day!

with love, baba