The ironies in life. As bad as my memory is at present, ask me anything about my childhood and I can give you a blow-by-blow account of it. My class section names from Kinder to High School, my alma mater hymm, who sat beside me on my first day in college and even the trips that my family has made. There's also one thing that I will never forget -- the first friend that I've made in my life.
Meet Angela or Gelato (Gelats) as I love to call her. We met on our first day in nursery and somehow we remained friends 28 years after. After attending nursery together, we moved on to the same BIG school where we got to see each other, despite hanging out in different groups, up until our senior year in high school. Even as we moved on to our respective universities, technology allowed us to still keep in touch with one another.
At present, both Gelats and I are residing outside Manila. She lives in a country north of the Philippines while I'm here at the Lion City. When I found out that she's here for a quick weekend visit and the only available time that she had was for brunch, I quickly made plans to meet up with her. I haven't seen her for years and I was so excited to finally be able to catch up with her.
The menu is pretty straightforward. First you choose how many pancakes you want to have -- 2? 3? or 4? You can also opt to get chocolate pancakes for an addition $1 charge. Next, you choose the butter that will go with your pancakes -- Salted? Unsalted? Garlic & Herb? Rum & Raisin? Lastly, the best part of all -- you choose the savoury items to accompany your pancakes.
As for me, I couldn't really decide what to get until I saw the Weekend Breakfast menu. I just love how breakfast/brunch here in Singapore goes on until 2PM! This allows us to have breakfast food for lunch!
When at Strictly Pancakes, do stick to the pancakes. I've learned my lesson which is to stay away from the special and pricey platters and to just have my DIY pancake combination which wouldn't cost as much. Next time, I'm trying the chocolate pancakes as it seems to be a popular choice too.
Strictly Pancakes is located at 44A Prinsep street, Singapore 188674. Call them at +65 6333-4202. To get there: take the MRT and alight at the Dhoby Ghout station. Walk towards Prinsep street. It's in one of those yellow shophouses a little past the Singapore School of the Arts.