Wednesday, February 27, 2008

n.y.d.c Cafe & Restaurant, Bugis Junction, Singapore

We made our way over to Singapore yet again for the 2nd consecutive day after having our breakfast in Taman Perling, Johor Bahru. We hit the shopping areas again and ended up at Bugis Junction for lunch. Still feeling full from breakfast, we were looking for something light. It was a warm day and we were feeling tired from all that walking (plus I was beginning to have a fever).
Bugis Junction
Bugis Junction was packed with lots of people and the crowd was getting to me, I needed to sit down and rest. I was tired and feeling agitated as I felt uncomfortable and could only wonder how I would cope with rest of the day in Singapore.
n.y.d.c Cafe, Bugis Junction
Going down on one of the escalators, we saw n.y.d.c Cafe & Restaurant smacked in front of us. Take a look at how close the escalator is to the front of the shop! Talk about arriving right at the doorstep :o)

We didn't really feel like having a normal meal; coffee and dessert seemed like a good choice at that moment and we decided to make a pit stop here. The place was pretty pack and it was a cosy place with warm hues. They even had large soft toys on certain seats, I suppose to placate the young ones (or the young-at-heart oldies, hahaha....) while customers wait for their orders as service was quite slow.
Dessert Menu
Betty Boo telling us what's for desserts
Food Junction, Bugis Junction
The view out the windows of n.y.d.c Cafe
Hazelnut Coffee
Here's the coffee ordered by my friend. Though not feeling well, I'm still a flogger at heart and duty calls...I took pics of what we had but forgot to take notes. I'm not sure what this coffee drink was, I think it was Hazelnut coffee. My friend said that it was not as strong as she hoped it would be as she's a strong coffee drinker. So, this might appeal only to those who usually have heart palpitations after downing a regular cuppa. Hahaha....
No name dessert
Uhhhh.....this is a no name dessert, sorry. But it was definitely a variety of the mud pie we ordered. It was below our expectations and tasted rather ordinary.
The Wild Side
This I know, as I took a pic of this section from the menu. This fared best among the three items. I ordered "The Wild Side" (even when I'm ill I know, I live life dangerously. Hahaha....). It has two scoops of ice-cream; Wild Berry and Mango Tango - SGD10.95/USD7.80. It was quite refreshing; served with strawberry and mango sauce and with brownie cubes lined across the ice cream bowl . I enjoyed biting into them together with a spoonful of ice-cream. It was nice but at such a price, I had expected it to be even better.

I'm not sure how the food taste here but the people around me seem to be enjoying themselves. After all, n.y.d.c is a local chain with several outlets and has been around for 10 years. That should account for something? They are opened till midnight on weekdays and till 2 a.m on weekends, serving supper! Check out their website HERE.

n.y.d.c. Cafe & Restaurant
Unit #02-47/48, Bugis Junction
230 Victoria Street
Singapore

Having rested for a while and filled up, we continued walking around. My fever had subsided but not for long ...

To be continued ...




32 comments:

Judy said...

Wah you really were sick. Poor thing.
You know, my cousin bought me a very strong teh tarik cos she always asks for double strength. I had the first sip and felt it was too strong but I didn't want to disappoint her so I down the whole glass.

Within half an hour in the car, my heart was palpitating and I was sick for 2 days and left Malaysia feeling sick. I only felt better when my feet touched Heathrow.

Hazza said...

Normally viewing these blogs leave me hungry. Now that I have just had dinner, looking at the lovely desserts made me hunger for some! Fortunately, I can get similar foods locally! I am considering a trip to the local Marks & Spencer food outlet this evening!

team bsg said...

we havent been back to spore in ages but remember all the clean setups and generally good service, and very innovative ( not authentic)fresh nice seafoods too !
we are the few malaysians who regard spore food quite highly

ai wei said...

wow, this place is nice!!! how many years i have not stepped my foot to singapore... countless years!!! wishs to go there soon!

celine said...

Wild Berry and Mango Tango ice cream, very nice and colorful.

yammylicious said...

mud pie!! omg!~ lucky i'm not longer craving for it! nex month i hope i can try thm out! thx for the review ya! =)

daphne said...

I feel that the NYDC mudcake is overrated too.. but their baked rice is pretty good. =)

Jason said...

I like Bugis Junction, very tastefully built with air-conditioner. The first time I went there, I was like "waaah"...

Jun said...

oh how come u din hav their cheesecakes? i quite like one of their mud pies which i had before, very nutty, think it was some xmas mud pie or something.

i din go to nydc this time round, cos there were too many other things to eat in spore. sigh.

Nic (KHKL) said...

you won't believe it if i tell you i've never stepped into nydc in my 5 years here in sg...there's always some distraction, somehow. i heard the cheesecake's pretty good. one day, one day i will! hehe...

vkeong said...

The mud pie looks great.. TGIF serves the best mud pie for me so far

Cokeworld Citizen said...

Hey hey!! You missed the Cheese Kaya Toast! Didn't go there last year. aih

wmw said...

Judy : Yes, towards the end of the night I was! Hope you haven't been having any heart palpitations (unless "someone" kek you alot, hahaha...)'

Hazza : What's the best dessert from Marks & Spencer?

team bsg : Well, certain food are pretty good in Singapore, not all.

ai wei: Singapore...so near, yet like so far! Especially if we think about the exchange rate! Hehehe

Celine : Yeah, I like fruity flavours :o)

Yammylicious : Have a good trip! Stopping by JB?

Daphne : Only the baked rice? I didn't even look at the main section of the menu.

Jason : Yeah, it's a cool place.

Jun & Cokeworld Citizen: I wasn't really looking through the menu...kinda thought of ice cream and zoomed in onto that section as I had no idea what was good or what was not here ;p

Nic : I wouldn't be surprised lor...cos it's Japanese and porky stuff for you mah :o)

vkeong : TGIF's mud pie use to be better, they have changed the cookie base. Not as nice anymore.

Lee Ping (mrshbt) said...

Great photos, I could feel the action and taste the food. Always have a satisfying feeling visiting your blog.

Bloggin' a good therapy for fever? Drink water and rest well, if you can. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg..u really deserve an award for being best flogger! sick and still taking photos?? take care..i want to see more photos!

Kopi Soh said...

OMG looks like i've died and gone to heaven.......if u still got fever pls rest up a bit be4 hopping all over town.

kennymah said...

Here's wishing you recovering soon, dear. And I love how you can walk on the wild side even you're ill. Truly an example of you're down but you're not out! hehe.

mama bok said...

Bummer .. getting sick is no fun..!

tigerfish said...

You were really having a fever - tt's why you like the ice cream the best. I like the NYDC mudpie...not just any mudpie..need to have chocolate, chocolate and chocolate. I remember that is one cookie monster mudpie.

teckiee said...

I hope you are feeling better now.... kind of suck being stomach sick.

teckiee said...

yerr i want the ice cream.. but im having flu now... but u know what ppl say.. fight fire with fire...fight flu with ice cream!

JOjo said...

I only tried NYDC two times so far in my 3 yrs in Sg, but its standard dropped.It used to be better & served in bigger portion, at least for the mudpie.

So, now i no longer patronise this restaurant cos i think with the price i pay, i expect better food.

sc said...

hmmmm, for a place that boast fabulous desserts, those that you had seems average hor?

wenching & esiong said...

Haven't been to Singapore for ages! The dessert really looks good, but too bad it wasn't as good as you expected them to be. Take care ya!

wmw said...

Lee Ping : I'm okay now, was sick during the trip :o). Thanks...

Joe : Yes, even doing that during dinner when I was feeling even worse! So dedicated, hahaha....

kopi soh : No more fever now lo...Thank you for asking.

kenny mah : Mmm...at this point, was I not clear that I was sick during the trip, folks seem to think I'm not well at the moment. hahaha....Yes, I may be down but definitely not out!

mama bok : Yeah, I dislike the whole body discomfort thing, like system shutdown.

tigerfish : And I suppose that's why I felt better, temperature lowered by the ice cream :o)

teckiee : I'm not sick now, was sick then. Heheh...though am sick in the head occasionally. LOL! Hey, flu? Fight with ice-cream? hahaha..Pirates, when? :o)

jojo : Yah, as what I wrote, I expected more for what I paid too.

sc : Yahlor, but maybe we didn't order the good ones (if any...)

wenching & esiong : Mmmm...like I said, so close yet the exchange rate makes it seem far ;o)

Henry Yeo said...

do they still have meatball(s) that ate new york?

bigfish_chin said...

Long time didn't go Singapore ler~
Feeling having a free trip in Singapore when watching all your nice photos ler :)

kopi soh said...

Just drop by to inform all my "hawkers" dat I've closed the kopitiam. Will miss all of you terribly, do take care of yourselves.

Warm Hugs Owes,
Kopi Soh

wmw said...

Henry : Dunno, didn't come across it. Is that a fave of yours?

bigfish chin : Well, if you haven't been there for awhile, I'm sure you'll enjoy the sights and sounds over there. I did (though I was sick...)

Kopi Soh : It was sweet of you to come over to wish me before saying "goodbye" to us. Will miss reading your blog, but one day hopefully we will meet again...in our blogs or in real life! Thank you for being around all this while, entertaining us with your stories. Take care and God Bless!

purplejelly said...

NYDC is actually a very bad place to eat in terms of value for money. Having studied in Spore, NYDC is crazy expensive, and the food you get is only average at best. Especially their creamy spaghetties- a total rip off. I just paid SGD$18+ (including taxes) for a plain plate of spaghetti with ham and mushrooms. For the best cafe style food, New York New York at City Hall Link is much much better =)

wmw said...

purplejelly : I agree with you...as I said, it was good but at such a price I expected it to be better!

mayeris said...

The foods look great in your photography.