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Jun
21

Thailand Travel Blog – Bangkok Mr Jones Orphanage at Siam Center

I’ve been to Siam Center, Bangkok for shopping but it’s my first time going to Mr. Jones’ Orphanage located on the 3rd floor – a great recommendation from my BKK travel buddies Mr Ho and Ros. Their Signboards…    This is a whimsical cafe which serves cakes and drinks. The whole outlook resembles an oversize dollhouse that has a quirky charm with overhanging trains, trains tracks, planes, teddy bears hanging from low lamps and toy soldiers displays etc.  When we reached there at about 4pm, the place was crowded and all seats were taken on 2 sides of the cafe. We waited in queue for about 20 minutes before we were ushered to our seats. The decor brings back childhood memories and the cakes table display at the entrance is ‘Aww-so-beautiful’. The Cakes are freshly prepared and made and you could catch the glimpse of the chef preparing your order. Once a cake is sold, it’s sold and usually there’s no replacement of that cake for that day. Then again, you will be so spoilt for vast selections there as most of these cakes are just so exquisite  and tasty! There is enough to satisfy any kind of sweet tooth, whether you fancy a grown-up semolina, pistachio and honey cake or a scone with jam, or perhaps even my childhood dream cake, a triple chocolate M&M Kitkat cake with chocolate mousse filling. The list doesn’t stop there – they serve cookies, brownies, red velvet cake and a large chocolate and cream cake that looks like an Oreo. I will suggest that you come with friends and share the cakes as you will be tempted to order more than what you can eat in one go. After eating till you’re sugar high and guilty, you can then go hit the gym! In a nutshell, if you’re a cake lover looking for a child-inspired experience, this is the place for you ! The teddy bear toy-theme factory-like cafe is highly patronised by customers, so spare a little while waiting for a free table when you’re there over the weekends. Mr. Jones’ Orphanage3rd Floor, Siam Center (BTS Siam)Tel: 02-658-1163 Related Posts: 1. Stay at Centre Point Silom (At Riverside)2. Bloody Delicious Pig’s Blood Soup 3. Asiatiq (Calypso Bangkok) style=”display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-1687088552728435″...
May
14

Xy’s Kitchen – StrawBerry Cheesecake (No Bake)

For some reason, I was in the mood of making a strawberry cheesecake. I bought this Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake like a couple of months back and finally took it out to make! It was my first time making a strawberry cheesecake and the instructions look rather straightforward so I decided to try it since it was still raining. I called in Laura to help since she was also waiting for the heavy downpour to stop before going for a swim. Inside the package, you’ll be able to find the Biscuit Crumbs (110g), Pudding Mix (150g), Strawberry topping (100g). According to the instructions, I needed to get 400ml of fresh milk and 90g of melted butter as it is not provided in this box. The measuring cups and flasks can be purchased at any daiso store for SGD$2 each. Step 1: Blend the biscuit crumbs with melted butter. Blend the biscuit crumb with melted butter. Ideally, we should use a 18cm to 20 cm loose-base round glass bowl as suggested. As I couldn’t find one at home, i made do with my mum’s floral metal round based tin which did the job just fine. We’ll then have to press the biscuit mix with back of the spoon to cover the base of the container. After which, place the mix into the fridge for about 15 mins.   Pressed Biscuit Crumbs with Melted Butter Step 2: Beat the pudding mix with fresh milk In the meantime while waiting for the biscuit mixture to be ready, we moved on to step 2. We hand beated the pudding mix with the milk in a mixing bowl on low-medium speed until it gets thick and creamy. Recommendation: It is important that the mixture is THICK & creamy, otherwise your cake will come out really liquid.  Laura helped with whipping up the mixture Time to put the mixture onto the biscuit crumbs  By the time we are done with the above pudding mixture, our blended mixture of biscuit crumbs and butter were ready too in the refrigerator.  We then spread the above beaten mixture of pudding and milk on top of the biscuit base and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.   Step 3: Decorate your cake with the Fruit Toppings The Good news is that the Betty Crocker’s No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Mix comes with the required fruit toppings too for you to decorate it just the way you want to. You’ll only be required to pour the fruit toppings on top and...

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