On one of those lazy Saturdays, I set a brunch meet-up with my good friend A who's back in Singapore for the F1 race. It's really cool that A and I still get to keep in touch even more now that we're both miles away from home. Thanks to the power of social media, we somehow get to be updated with each other's lives or at least our whereabouts from time to time. Also, I really enjoy going out for brunch with A and her beloved J. They're such fun couple who's game to try new places and since I was dead set in avoiding the CBD and touristy areas that weekend since I'm pretty sure traffic will be awful, I suggested that we meet up at Open Door Policy instead along the famous Yong Siak street within the Tiong Bahru district.
Call it paranoia, I left the house more than an hour before our agreed appointment time despite the fact that I live about 10 minutes by away from the area. Needless to say, the ever efficient bus arrived on time and I found myself walking along Yong Siak street way too early that ODP was still close then. It's okay, I made the most of this quiet time to explore what else you can find in this much-talked-about road.
A & J were so excited upon seeing the cupcakes that A even called first dibs on the Chocolate Ganache :) No wonder we're such good friends! I did the same the moment I got home and told Paul, that the Red Velvet is MINE!
Now the verdict.
After enjoying the Red Velvet which I eventually shared with Paul, we then tried the Strawberry White Chocolate which was good too. It somehow reminds us of those yummy Japanese Strawberry Shortcakes that we would have once in a while. The white chocolate was a bit hard to detect though. Wish they have added in more fresh strawberries. Pretty pleaseeee...
We shared our box with our friends C, I and O who divided the Carrot Cake (I's favorite) among themselves. Lastly, Paul get the Dark Chocolate Ganache after a few days he liked how the chocolate filling oozes out and it had a rich dark chocolate-y taste that he loves.
I guess it really was fate and luck that I finally found Plain Vanilla Bakery! I can't wait to go back for more!
Plain Vanilla Bakery is located at 1D Yong Siak street, Tiong Bahru Estate, Singapore. Call them at 6465-5942. They also have a shop in Holland Village.