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January 20, 2005



Reid that cools so very good. I love how fluffy the bread looks. I think i will have to hit up the Korean baery today...yumm


Hey, I went here while on vacation! Try the mocha bread, it's ono!

Their lunch menu us also interesting. They have something called "seafood and rice soup", which the owner described as being like a seafood jook. She said it was very popular.

It is a little pricy, but I think it's quite good. It's a small place, but it feels cozy and intimate.

The one thing they need to do is improve their butter cream, but overall, I think it's a nice place. It's nice to have a variety of Asian-Western bakeries in town.


Looks good. The crust is nice and brown, while the inside looks soft and chewy. I like the idea of chestnuts too. There's chestnut cake here in SG, but not chestnut bread. But at US$6.50, it's really premium! Looks like it's really expensive to eat in Hawaii, Reid.

fish fish

Reid, can't wait to see the turtle bread next time too. Wonder how it looks... :P

Btw, this chestnust bread, it sound like a modified Japanese melon pan to me. Great idea though.


Hi milgwimper,

It was very nice indeed. I finished the whole loaf in less than a week! =)


Long time no hear!

How was your vacation in Hawaii? I hope you got to eat lots of good food! I'm going to try some of the food here. It looks a bit interesting. I'll try the mocha bread tomorrow and will let you know what I think of it. Hopefully I get there early enough.

Hi Julia,

This bread was really delicious. I loved the fact that there was a bit of crunchiness on top. And yes, it's quite expensive to eat here compared to SE Asia.

Hi fish fish,

Yes, this was a bit like melon pan. The same type of sweetness overall. The turtle bread has cream in it and if you ask me, it looks like dinner rolls stuck together. Not very turtle-like at all. Maybe they call it "turtle" bread because all of the rolls stuck together look like a turtle shell.


Hey.. Reid.. :)
I would have love this kinda bread.. unfortunately.. i cannot say the same for my spouse.. who don't care about any kinda bread.. unless it is plain.. or with chocolate.. :)


Reid - that looks delicious!


Hi MrsT,

I love all kinds of breads. In fact, bakeries are probably my favorite hang out spots. I've had chestnut bread in Japan before, just not like this.

Hi Sam,

Nice to see you again. This was good. The whole loaf was gone in about 3 days. I had a slice for breakfast and a slice after dinner with tea every day! =P


Ethel's Delicatessen use to be there for years. Loved their cone sushi, homemade fishcake, stuffed tofu and stuffed eggplant. Would you know why they closed down? Another one "bites the dust".


Hi lance,

You're right. I believe Ethel "passed on" right before Christmas. It was really a great place to eat. Thanks for reminding me. I had forgotten about that.

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