Baked and Brewed in Jalan Besar

Hot Hoods | Written By, NOW!Singapore | February 10th, 2015

By: Brian Spencer

_DSC8047

ChyeSengHuat Hardware

Caffeinate in a renovated 1950s shop-house, now home to zealous coffee barons Papa Palheta, whose devotion to innovative brewing techniques and high quality beans sourced from around the world helps set them apart in coffee-crazed Singapore.

Here you can watch CSHH’s baristas work their magic while savouring the roasts of their labour at a semi-circular coffee bar anchoring the spare, industrial-style space. Each of the café’s single-origin brews comes with the type of detailed tasting notes often reserved for beers and wines: Gathaiti, for example, is described as “blackcurrants, lemon meringue, sweet and crisp acidity, savoury cherry mouth feel.” For something a little different, try a glass of ice-cold, (very) strong Nitro Black Matter, which has a consistency and colour comparable to that of a stout beer. Asahi beer is available on draft, too.

Big brunch platters, served until 5pm, include banana pancakes (S$12) and pan-fried sea bass with sweet corn fritters and pineapple salsa ($18), while the kitchen staff bakes gourmet pastries like honey-pineapple-coconut muffins andangkukueh (Chinese glutinous rice flour cakes) daily.

Guided one-hour tours of adjacent TheRoastery ($28) come with a bag of coffee, and upstairs at the C-Platform workshop, hands-on classes in everything from latte art to “alternative, non-pressurized” brewing practices are conducted with a minimum of three participants ($235). Stop by The Annex, located behind the café, to browse a range of brewing supplies and to scoop up a bag of imported coffee beans.

150 Tyrwhitt Rd, tel: 6396 0609, www.papapalheta.com

Screen shot 2014-12-15 at 4.29.05 PM

The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant

Sip refreshing craft beers at Singapore’s newest microbrewery, where owners Ivan Yeo and Yeo King Joey have transformed an abandoned hardware shop into a stylish two-floor watering hole, buoyed by four 600-litre fermentation tanks. Though 1925 also slings top-shelf spirits, wines, and bespoke cocktails, its well-curated list of imported and house-brewed beers are the winning focus.

Five of 1925’s brews have flowed from the taps since the microbrewery’s debut in May 2014, including a seasonal ginger ale and the creamy, mildly roastyManuka Stout, the first batch of which was made with manuka honey aged for 10 years. A range of imported craft brews from such award-winning breweries as Beavertown Brewery, The Wild Beer Co., and BrewDog supplement 1925’s own offerings; though tasting flights are not yet available, half pints of all beers are priced at just $7 – full pints cost $15 – to encourage sampling. Booze-friendly bites like flavoured fries(the wasabi and truffle fries are both highly addictive), burgers, grilled meats and seafood highlight 1925’s solid food menu.

Check 1925’s website for info on daily promotions that include three fresh oysters for just $9 with any alcoholic drink (Tuesdays), and one free beer for every two drained between 3pm – 6pm (Fridays).

The wasabi and truffle fries are both highly addictive), burgers, grilled meats and seafood highlight 1925’s solid food menu.

Check 1925’s website for info on daily promotions that include three fresh oysters for just $9 with any alcoholic drink (Tuesdays), and one free beer for every two drained between 3pm – 6pm (Fridays).

369 JalanBesar, tel: 6294 9215,
the1925.com.sg

Wsp

Windowsill in the Woods

Cut into a decadent slice of the more than 10 homemade pies served at this airy, adorable café located across the street from JalanBesar Stadium. Launched in December 2012 by
brothers Jonathan and Sean Gwee, whimsical Windowsill recalls a kindergarten play area with its wooden pine tree replicas, vibrant colours, and model airplanes dangling from a picket fence running along the ceiling.

The signature pies, presented on thick wooden cutting boards, are just as
playful as the café’s decor.

For instance the Camp Symmetry, named and originally made for the annual Singapore music festival, features a filling of white chocolate pudding and raisins, topped with crispy truffled cookies and ‘morel mushrooms’ made from meringue.

Some pies, like the top-selling banana cognac, pack a mild alcoholic punch with such ingredients as bourbon and vodka jellies. Balance the sugar infusion with a salad, bowl of homemade soup or sandwich from the recently added ‘Savouries’ menu.

78 Horne Rd., tel: 9004 7827,
www.windowsillpies.sg

Comments

comments



Share:
  • googleplus
  • linkedin
  • tumblr
  • rss
  • pinterest
  • mail

  NOW!Singapore

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER TO GET THE LATEST UPDATES.


en_GB
id_ID