"My weekend lunches are usually made up of healthy acai bowls. I whip up a pack of unsweetened acai with coconut juice and kiwi or frozen bananas in the blender and top it with organic chia seeds, and fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate or grapes and a variety of nuts. I get the frozen acai packs from Project Acai at Ngee Ann City and Holland Village."
Ms Jenny Wong, 30s, works in the communications industry
Get it from: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Project Acai, B2-32A, open: 11am to 9.30pm daily; and 27 Lorong Liput, Holland Village, open: 11.30am to 10pm daily, www.project-acai.com
Price: $26 for a pack of four
"A trio of pancakes served with creamy espresso butter, and a colourful array of peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkin seeds and oats. It is paired with aromatic maple syrup on the side. This rainbow of deliciousness is for pancake aficionados."
Mr Chris Chan, 43, banker
Get it from: 113 Frankel Avenue, Dutch Colony Coffee Co., open: 8am to 8pm (Sunday to Thursday), 8am to 10pm (Friday and Saturday), tel: 6448-5852
MACARONI AND CHEESE
"This macaroni and cheese is a cut above the rest for its simplicity and comfort factor. The ingredients aren't fancy, with macaroni, honey-baked ham, onions, and mozzarella cheese. But the combination of flavours, plus the smoky tinge from the torching of the dish, makes each mouthful a satisfying one. The portion is very generous and affordable."
Ms Jamie Chua, 27, marketing manager
Get it from: 10 Tebing Lane, Whisk & Paddle, 01-01, open: 3.30 to 10.30pm (Tuesday to Friday), 9.30am to 10.30pm (weekend and public holiday), closed on Monday, tel: 6242-4617, whiskandpaddle.com.sg
'MAJESTIC' IRISH OYSTER
"This oyster with artichoke foam and Oscietra caviar is a delight to the palate and a delicate beauty. The slight nuttiness of the artichoke foam complements the fresh, briny flavours of the plump oyster. Tapioca pearls add an interesting dimension to the texture of the dish."
Ms Cheryl Loh, 28, communications manager
Get it from: 2 Stamford Road, Swissotel The Stamford, Equinox Complex, Jaan, Level 70, open: Noon to 2.30pm, 7 to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday, tel: 6837-3322
Price: The dish is part of the current Winter menus: $118 (lunch degustation), $198 (dinner degustation), $498 (Krug dinner pairing)
BUTTERMILK WAFFLES WITH RHUBARB AND PEAR
"The waffle is the perfect texture, crisp on the outside but soft inside. It pairs perfectly with the generous serving of vanilla bean ice cream. The dish is topped with rhubarb, pear and mixed berries, which gives it a refreshingly eclectic flavour."
Ms Sarah Tan, 28, assistant marketing communications manager
Get it from: 33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road, Stranger's Reunion, open: 9am to 10pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday), 9am to midnight (Friday and Saturday), tel: 6222-4869
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