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Ingredients • 240g carrots • 2 fresh Medjool dates, pitted • 150g raisins • Pinch of salt • 150g oats or oatmeal ( Karin sometimes uses grated coconut instead) • 5 teaspoons cinnamon or cardamom • 40g grated coconut ( to roll the
Instructions 1. Grate the carrots, and cut the dates and raisins into small pieces. If you have a juicer, juice the carrots and use the pulp – this will make the bliss balls a bit firmer. 2. Place all ingredients (except the grated coconut to roll the balls in) into a large bowl and knead well. The longer you knead, the better the ingredients will stick together. (You don’t need a kitchen machine for this!) 3. Make the balls around 3 to 4cm in diameter, and then roll them through the grated coconut. 4. Store in the refrigerator and serve
Ingredients • 3 tablespoons rice flour powder • 1 litre milk (Soumita uses full-fat) • 1.5 to 2 cups sugar (powdered in mixer
or grinder, or fine-grained) • 1 cup pistachios, de-shelled and roughly chopped Optional: cashews, broken Optional: Rose petals for garnish Optional: Nuts (pistachios or cashews) for garnish
Instructions 1. Mix 100ml of the milk with the rice flour powder to create a semi-liquid paste. Set aside. 2. Heat remaining milk on low flame until it boils. Once boiling, add the semi- liquid rice flour- milk paste slowly and keep stirring. Tip: Keep the flame low and stir slowly and continuously to avoid lumps.
Expat Living’s Review Crew was at it again this month, prowling around Robertson Quay in the morning hours, in search of the perfect cup of joe. In each spot, we tried a black, a cappuccino and a house speciality. Which of the 15 caffeinelaced concoctions left us buzzing for more? Grab a cup of coffee and read ahead.
This is the kind of place you can sit and work all day, with super-friendly servers and coffee in bright, happy crockery that puts a smile on your face. The coffee was downright delicious, though perhaps the cappuccino could use a bit more foam on top.
# Book Café 20 Martin Road
Just a few steps away, this spot had a completely different vibe. The book-lined walls, café tables and comfy couches are perfect for just hanging with friends, gabbing over a cup of java. The coffee was good, but what had us gaga was the Iced Mocha with Ice Cream, a coffee float with chocolate ice cream. Slurp!
This cosy spot in a yoga studio is affiliated with the very popular Common Man, which is just downstairs. Here’s the honest truth (hey, you want honest, right?): we didn’t like it much. The service was painfully slow and the coffee wasn’t worth the wait. But the calm, quiet nook did have a nice vibe when you want to slow things down. If you’re after coffee, perhaps it’s best to grab a cup downstairs.
# Toby’s Estate 8 Rodyk Street
There’s a reason this joint has been an institution for the past seven years. Perched on the Singapore River with a big, bright comfortable room, Toby’s serves a truly wide variety of offerings, each pretty darn good. However, the Tiger Coffee, named for the tiger nut ingredient, had a bit of a bite (worse than a tiger, perhaps). Best to steer clear and just stick with the more typical stuff.
# Kith 7 Rodyk Street
Popular with young families, Kith also sits on the Singapore River. Kids can play while mommies sit and sip. The coffee had rocket- fuel like strength. Pow! The speciality coffee was one of our favourites of the day: honey coffee. Yup. Coffee with bees’ best work. The inside of the glass is coated with the sticky stuff and the result is pure decadence.