FOOD, Food reviews, Living in... Singapore, Uncategorized COFFEE BEAN & S11 WANTON MEE 17 December 2006

Had a quick breakfast at The Coffee Bean before Church today. At around $6.00 for a meal + coffee, it was a total bargain! I can see why Singaporeans love to eat.. with prices hovering around $2.50 for a full meal, you can pretty much eat non-stop 24/7 and still have money left to spare 😉 Anyway, the breakfast was really satisfying and egg-y (haha). It hit the spot!


Eggs Benedict with Tea (SG$6.50)

Soft-Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers and Coffee (SG$6.00)


All of us headed off to S11 Hawker Centre down the road (at Bishan) afterwards for a quick, cheap lunch. I was overcome with the desire to eat (somewhat) healthy. Y’see, I figure I need to pace myself – one meal all-out-nasty and one meal vaguely healthy.. and I figure this kind of strategy will prevent me from getting fat, haha. So for lunch, I had Wanton Mee. The mee (ie. noodles) were hand-made and the dish didn’t look very appetising. But it still tasted good – the wontons were fine and smooth and the Char Siew (ie. BBQ pork) was thin and tender. Plus I felt ever-so-saintly afterwards 😛 That is, until I attacked the Gingerbread my aunt bought from me from Hyatt! It’s so $$ but it’s the BEST gingerbread – all moist and soft… mmmm…..

Had a Goreng Pisang (deep-fried sweet banana) at Church

Wanton Mee stall

Wanton Mee

Hyatt hotel gingerbread

38 Comments

  • angelnotes posted on December 17, 2006 at 10:48 am

    I love your breakfast! Yum yum. :P~ What are you having for dinner? Haha.

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:46 am

      Had homecooked food for dinner *smacks lips*

      Reply
  • catpuccino posted on December 17, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    I love breakfast! It’s my fave cafe food! I don’t get to do good breakfasts out that often cos usually I have a rushed one at home… so it’s always a nice treat! But yes, I’d probably do it more if it was at those Singapore prices!!! I went out for brekkie in Melbourne and our brekkies were at least $12! And my friend and I got this crazy one called Fatty Boomba (SOOO Much FOOD) and that was $20! But totally worth it… mmm… didnt finish it though… they weren’t kidding when they said you needed to be hungry!!!

    I hope your eat nasty/eat healthy plan works out! 😀

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:49 am

      Yeah it’s nice to go out for a nice breakfast.. except that we have to get up early, haha! but yes, I don’t do it in Sydney often as the price is just ridiculous, for the EXACT same food ;(

      Reply
  • protozone posted on December 17, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Aww jeez. You got me craving some eggs benedict, now. That’s a problem for me because it’s 12:30am!

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:50 am

      Hehe. I’m a big fan of eggs benedict!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on December 17, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    Damn! I miss Coffee Bean’s brecckie! Should go back there soon!
    The waffles are nice too!

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:52 am

      I find it sooo cheap compared to AU, but when compared to hawker food, it’s $$!

      Ahh I was eyeing the waffles too 😉

      Reply
  • farahdean posted on December 17, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    the gingerbread looks like the same one i got last thurs when i attended a private event at raffles the plaza! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:54 am

      Maybe it’s from Hyatt too? I LOVE it.. sooo soft and it’s got a better flavour than the others, yum:)~

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 17, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    A deep fried banana sounds intriguing.

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 1:02 am

      It’s a typical Singaporean dessert/snack. SO good!

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on December 17, 2006 at 10:48 am

    I love your breakfast! Yum yum. :P~ What are you having for dinner? Haha.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:46 am

      Had homecooked food for dinner *smacks lips*

      Reply
  • catpuccino posted on December 17, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    I love breakfast! It’s my fave cafe food! I don’t get to do good breakfasts out that often cos usually I have a rushed one at home… so it’s always a nice treat! But yes, I’d probably do it more if it was at those Singapore prices!!! I went out for brekkie in Melbourne and our brekkies were at least $12! And my friend and I got this crazy one called Fatty Boomba (SOOO Much FOOD) and that was $20! But totally worth it… mmm… didnt finish it though… they weren’t kidding when they said you needed to be hungry!!!

    I hope your eat nasty/eat healthy plan works out! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:49 am

      Yeah it’s nice to go out for a nice breakfast.. except that we have to get up early, haha! but yes, I don’t do it in Sydney often as the price is just ridiculous, for the EXACT same food ;(

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on December 17, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    I’m curious…is Christmas a big event in Singapore?

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 1:04 am

      Bigger than it is in australia IMHO.. because the entire city gets dressed up – all the buildings are decorated and people go MAD xmas shopping and eating and such 😉

      Reply
  • protozone posted on December 17, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Aww jeez. You got me craving some eggs benedict, now. That’s a problem for me because it’s 12:30am!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:50 am

      Hehe. I’m a big fan of eggs benedict!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on December 17, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    Damn! I miss Coffee Bean’s brecckie! Should go back there soon!
    The waffles are nice too!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:52 am

      I find it sooo cheap compared to AU, but when compared to hawker food, it’s $$!

      Ahh I was eyeing the waffles too 😉

      Reply
  • farahdean posted on December 17, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    the gingerbread looks like the same one i got last thurs when i attended a private event at raffles the plaza! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 12:54 am

      Maybe it’s from Hyatt too? I LOVE it.. sooo soft and it’s got a better flavour than the others, yum:)~

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 17, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    A deep fried banana sounds intriguing.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 1:02 am

      It’s a typical Singaporean dessert/snack. SO good!

      Reply
  • yrtoothfairy posted on December 18, 2006 at 4:12 am

    ur in sg too!!!

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 7:40 am

      Ya! the weather is a bit crap tho :X

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      • yrtoothfairy posted on December 18, 2006 at 4:04 pm

        tell me about it man.. geez.. keeps raining..but then again it’s better than the drought situation in vic

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  • islegrl posted on December 17, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    I’m curious…is Christmas a big event in Singapore?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 1:04 am

      Bigger than it is in australia IMHO.. because the entire city gets dressed up – all the buildings are decorated and people go MAD xmas shopping and eating and such 😉

      Reply
  • yrtoothfairy posted on December 18, 2006 at 4:12 am

    ur in sg too!!!

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    • beverly posted on December 18, 2006 at 7:40 am

      Ya! the weather is a bit crap tho :X

      Reply
      • yrtoothfairy posted on December 18, 2006 at 4:04 pm

        tell me about it man.. geez.. keeps raining..but then again it’s better than the drought situation in vic

        Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on December 22, 2006 at 1:58 am

    Those breakfasts look soooooooooooooooo good!

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    • beverly posted on December 23, 2006 at 4:03 am

      And considering the price, it was such a bargain *grin*

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  • popcorn_feet posted on December 22, 2006 at 1:58 am

    Those breakfasts look soooooooooooooooo good!

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    • beverly posted on December 23, 2006 at 4:03 am

      And considering the price, it was such a bargain *grin*

      Reply

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