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Foodtrail @ Westgate

Special thanks to the Food and Travel team for the invite!

Think Jurong East and the noob me thinks IMM and a wee bit more - JEM, Westgate and of course JCube. Unless very necessary, heading to Jurong East for food is quite out of the question. Food and Travel magazine teamed up with Westgate to bring us round on a culinary tour.

cafe crema

Cafe Crema
#01-06

An Italian-inspired cafe providing fine espresso-based drinks made from 100% Arabica beans. Each cup is roasted daily and skillyfully handcrafted.

coffee listing

Coffee menu.

coffee cookies

These speckaloos are sold individually too! A different kind of caramelised biscuit with more bite. 

almond latte


Roasted Almond Latte

piccolo latte

Piccolo Latte

mocha

Mocha 

sandwich

Classic Ham Cheese Sandwich
Smoked ham, mozzarella, red cheddar, butter brioche

ham cheese

Their selection of gourmet sandwiches range from classics like ham and cheese to more audacious pairings like pork cutlet in steak sauce or an italian charcuterie selection with steak sauce.

zaffron kitchen

Zaffron Kitchen
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No stranger to Indian food, I paid their main shop a visit before and am glad they decided to spread the love island wide with a second outlet in Jurong. I had a lovely time at the East Coast outlet and have been wanting to return to savour more of their delicious offerings. The outlet at Westgate is alot more chill - complete with a bar counter and design taking a more industrial look.

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A spicy wall. 

curry it up

They already promise a spicy ride.

ipads

Very techy place!

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Goodies straight off the kitchen. 

potato naan

Aloo Paratha ($5)
Whole wheat flatbread stuffed with spiced potatoes and grilled

This oily number is easy to love and goes well with the other greasy heavyweights that would make its way to the table.

vegetarian platter

Tandoori Mixed Grill (Vegetarian) ($22)
Panner Tikka, tandoori gobi, tandoori mushroom

The vegetarian platter was gratifying even without the meats - I made a go at the cottage cheese chunk that reminded me of beancurd.

meat platter

Tandoor Mixed Grill (Non-Vegetarian) ($29)
Chicken Tikka, Malai Tikka, Fish Tikka, Seekh Mutton Kebab

I call this the fiery one with the meats dyed a perfect red. I particularly love the mutton and chicken tikka best.

ladies fingers

Okra Masala ($10.50)
Lady finger, coriander, turmeric, cumin seeds, cayenne

I usually do not favour ladys finger as a favourite vegetable dish but this was an exception - the starchiness of the vegetable was bearable and went really well with the spices. One dry vegetable curry that is on my favourite list!

cottage cheese

Palak Paneer ($13)
Indian cottage cheese, rich spinach gravy

Almost like the vegetarian platter, this non spicy curry dish is likeable and really good with naan!

Chicken Chettinad ($13.50)
Chicken curry

Indian curry unlike peranakan curry is less tangy, peppered with the indian spices that results in the powdery aftertaste but it is precisely that which makes it both fragrant and so addictive. The meats used were incredibly tender too.

mutton

Mutton Rogan Josh ($5.50)
Lamb curry, hot rogan

Lamb on the otherhand had a lot more bite and flavour in the meat, love the game and love this curry.

butter chicken

Butter Chicken ($6)
Chicken Tikka, yogurt, spice mixture, tomato, cashew nuts, butter flavoured gravy accented with dry fenugreek

naan

Hands and toes down for awesome butter chicken, I never quite understood how butter and curry can go so merrily and wonderfully together - as if they belonged together. Hardly spicy but terribly addictive, butter curry has to take the crown for best accompaniment with rice and naan.

basmati rice

Basmati Briyani Rice ($5)

Perfumed with enough herbs to make one giddy with happiness, this aromatic number was dry and easy to eat.

basket

Plain Naan ($3)

The reason why naan should be consumed plain is because the accompanying second and third fiddles are too flavourful. And yes, Zaffron does very wicked naans and parathas.

heyo

Vincent turned his back on us to whip us his speciality of teh tarik. He claimed facing us to pull a teh tarik was nervewrecking.

whisk 

A perfect 10 for no spillages and shaky hands.

teh tarik

Managing a cheery smile despite the tons of cameras flashing in his face.


tek tarik

No visit to Zaffron is ever complete without their teh tariks, frothy rich milk tea delight.

tea set

Interested diners can check out their really value for money high tea sets!


Eggs and Berries
#02-06

For those with a stomach for all day brunch, you can consider dropping by Eggs and Berries for hearty American classics at pocket friendly prices.

creme brulee

Home made creme brulee ($4.90)

One eaten, twice familiar. It is a decent creme brulee, a little more wobble would make this more creme brulee than custard pudding.

somewhere over the rainbow

Over the rainbow ($17.90)

Imagine a stack of waffles bathed in sprinkles, tropical fruits, a scoop of rum and raisin icecream and whipped cream. If it meant to bring our appetites over the rainbow,  it only served to raise the sugar rush.

The malls at Jurong East are fast getting too popular - I found it too crowded at times. 

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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