Men-Tei, Once Upon a Milkshake & Glace Patteserie

Our plan that sunny thursday afternoon was a simple ramen date. I wanted to bring Vickii to a place where i had awesome ramen and was very sure she’d like it. But things didn’t turn out quite as planned..

..in a good way. Because we ended up visiting another 2 places. Boy were we stuffed!

Didn’t drive there because V and i have very bad sense of directions ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and getting lost in the CBD area is really really expensive. And it was a good choice! Especially when we had last minute plans of visiting other places.

It was really crowded when we went at lunch time. No surprise as it’s in the CBD area. But we managed to get seats anyway. Got a few stares when we both whipped out our cameras from our bags. Haha.

I had their signature Tonkatsu Ramen. The soup was brilliant. Smooth and full of flavour. It’s not the kind of soup where you’d be thirsting for water thereafter, if you get what i mean.

And V had the spicy version! Not sure if it’s the same one though. Tried her soup too. The spiciness didn’t take the soup’s flavour away. Good too!

I wonder how they cook their pork though. It’s really different. You barely need to bite it because it’s so tender. It almost melts in your mouth!

We were starving! But took photos first anyway. The lighting there was rather dim ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The legendary tamago. Nicely set egg yolk and a soft wobbly white. Really amazing. I don’t really eat yolks of eggs.. But this is exceptional. And yes i was right, V did enjoy the ramen ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t remember the exact amount we paid. But i think it was thereabouts $25 for two ramens and two green teas! Absolutely worth it.

Men-Tei Japanese Noodles
61 Robinson Road
Robinson Center, #01-01
Singapore 068893

Mondays to Fridays
11am to 3pm
6pm to 10pm
Closed on Public Holidays & Weekends

While talking.. we realised that Once Upon a Milkshake is just nearby. We both haven’t tried it yet but have heard so much about it. Googled mapped it and tahdah. Less than a 10 min walk away.

Just a 3 minute walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT. Very convenient. This place is nicely lit with natural light. Awesome for photos.

The place was all purple and white! Really pretty to look at. Luckily we reached early before it rained. That explains the pretty pictures with awesome lighting.

So all you do is just pick a size, a flavour and toppings! Wasn’t long after we had lunch and a milkshake would be quite filling. So we both had a mini.

V ordered an “agent strawberry” and i had the “chocolate truffle castle.” Both topped off with Choco Pearls & Pop Rocks. All their toppings are straw friendly btw.

If you work nearby.. they provide delivery services!

The cute fences by the glass panes!

LOVE the clock.

Very well colour coordinated. Furniture was all rather mini. You’ll understand what i mean if you take a look for yourself.

Except these side seats which V and i managed to get.

Pretty V! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you don’t know how mini is mini.. Well..

Let’s just say it makes my iPhone look like a giant.

V comparing it to her Blackberry!

I personally found mine wayyyyyy too sweet. Really nice and chocolately but too sweet ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Didn’t really enjoy it. Should’ve tried the peanut butter one! Saw from some tweets that it’s really quite interesting. Oh well.

Comparatively to V’s strawberry one.. I’d choose hers over mine without a doubt. Fruity and not too sweet. Beats the chocolate one hands down.

Once Upon A Milkshake
32 Maxwell Road
Maxwell Chambers #01-08
Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, 069115

Opening Hours
Mondays to Sundays
11am to 11pm

And then.. we realised (again) that Glace Patisserie was nearby. Google mapped (again) and it was also less than a 10 minute walk away. We tried to promise ourselves not to eat anymore and just check it out.

But obviously.. Us being us, we couldn’t resist. Especially when we’ve heard so much about the signature Strawberry Souffle.

A rather small shop front.

Try their cheese tart! I had it the other time. It was goooood!

And guess what. THEY RAN OUT OF WHAT WE WERE THERE FOR. What were we thinking? It’s their best seller and we were expecting them to still have them at like 4pm? Boo.

But wait. We met this kind lady who was suggesting to us what to get and stuff. Found out that she helps with their publicity. Almost thought that she was boss! Haha!

She was sooooo nice! We still managed to get our Strawberry Souffle in the end. They helped us slice up the whole cake fresh from the kitchen so we could get some! She said “Sometimes all you have to do is ask” and smiled. Awww. Sweet!

Look! The nicest people ever.

Everyone there was really warm and welcome to photos and questions. Met their boss too and he even asked if we’re bloggers and if we’re looking for anything. Really friendly. Ended up asking us about our cameras and looking at the photos we took! Hehe, we were really happy!

They do not have seating though. So you’ve to take away and find a place to have it.

V bought their Earl Grey Tofu Chiffon back. Yes tofu. Have yet to ask her how it is!

Really full but couldnt resist so V and i shared a slice.

It was starting to rain so grabbing a seat with enough light and yet not get wet was quite a pain. Managed to anyway.

Souffle indeed. Light and airy it felt as though we didn’t have any cake after that! The sponge had a nice lemonish taste to it. Really refreshing.

Pรขtisserie Glacรฉ
12 Gopeng Street
Icon Village,ย #01-33/32
Singapore 078877

Opening Hours
Weekdays 11am to 7pm
Weekends 11am to 6pm

Walked to Chinatown area to get some stuff and realized Koi & Ann Siang Hill (Kki) were just minutes away. And we looked at each other and went Oh No. Haha but of course, we were toooooooo full! And made it a point to come back again to check the places out.

Come to think of it, we walked from Raffles Place MRT, to Tanjong Pagar MRT and then to Chinatown MRT before going home. Wow. All for food! Heh. Well, if you’re around these areas, you know where to check out ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s gonna be quite a busy week for me this week. Watch out for next week’s posts and you’ll know why!

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12 thoughts on “Men-Tei, Once Upon a Milkshake & Glace Patteserie

  1. Hehe I work in the Tanjong Pagar area and fell in love with Men Tei the first time I had their ramen noodles- huge for me as I had never touched a bowl of ramen prior to that.

    Now next on my list to try, Once Upon A Milkshake ๐Ÿ™‚

    • yeah its possibly the best ramen i had so far.
      mm. the lunch work crowd is crazy though!
      haha try the peanut butter one! though i havent tried it yet ๐Ÿ˜›

    • yes you have to! we can go together once you come back!
      we keep procrastinating about meeting up. grr.

  2. Oh so many great places to eat. I need to go back for a visit. This time we can meet up and you can show me the coolest places to eat. That cake from Patisserie Glace looks divine. By the way I have been looking for the video your posted on youtube about making macarons. For some reason I cant find it. Can you shoot me the link ๐Ÿ™‚ it was most useful.

  3. I’m not so big on milkshakes (have a tad aversion to dairy), but I might just make a trip down for the decor! Purple and white sounds like my kind of shop! ๐Ÿ˜› You reckon it be weird to just head down to take photos? Haha.

    • hahahah. you just made me laugh out loud in class.
      yes i wish i could stay there for a couple of days too!

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