Potato Head Folk (Singapore) and Crafty Cow (HK)

Although it's been jam-packed with juggling work and extracurricular for both of us - there is always time for food! Here are our dining adventures (good and bad) to round up the week:
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Cocktails at Potato Head Folk

This week, rather unusually for me, I checked out two bars in Singapore: Southbridge at Boat Quay and Potato Head Folk at 36 Keong Saik Road.

Potato Head Folk had funky decor and a gorgeous historic location alongside the old shop houses. I was here for a specific work assignment which I will hopefully be able to share with you all a bit later on in the year!

Southbridge had great views towards Marina Bay, and it just so happened to be a breezy 24 degrees Celsius on Friday evening - nice and chilly by Singapore standards, and the perfect way to finish the working week.

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View from the rooftop at Southbridge
On Saturday I re-visited a brunch place I discovered last week with the girls from the Justice WalkArtichoke CafĂ© along Middle Road. It’s the perfect lazy Saturday option, being a short, straight stroll away from my apartment. The thing that caught me was the use of organically grown ingredients, and the Middle-Eastern influence in flavours. 
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Brunch at Artichoke Cafe
We ordered the scrambled eggs with mushroom, the cauliflower sabbich, the fried chicken, homemade lemonade and a flat white between the two of us (the hubby and I were hungry… very hungry). Everything was fresh and delicious, and we couldn’t fault it. My only tip is to make a reservation, or you will have to wait a while for a table!


This week was a slow week for me, which mainly centred on gymnastics and dance training for the circus performance I mentioned last week. I did, however, have time to drop by Crafty Cow, a newly opened "third culture dining" restaurant in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. 
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Crafty Cow
Sadly, the reality did not live up to expectations, with tiny portions of food, unimpressive quality (particularly the calamari, which was almost all batter and the ox tongue kimchi, which had very little, and very dry, ox tongue), uncomfortable and small seating, average service, and no liquor licence yet (we have heard their craft beers are amazing though!). To add insult to injury, we spent over US$100 for two (with no alcohol!) and were hungry and entirely dissatisfied afterwards.

The only upside was the Aussie Wagyu Hanger Steak, which was tender and cooked to perfection, but only had around five small slices.

In a city where people flock to the newest restaurant and queue for hours just for the novelty factor, it now does not come as a surprise that this newly opened restaurant was mostly empty on a Wednesday night. For now, we'd give it a big thumbs down.

xx Amanda and Carmen


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