Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sinseh : The Grocery

At The Lab SG, when we were making our orders and payment at the counter; the staff informed us of their new offshoot called 'Sinseh'.

We were like, "Sinseh? Selling what? Medicine?" Heyy... you never know!

Apparently they've started a new ice-cream/dessert bar and a hipster sort of grocery shop. You know, those vintage/shabby-industrial chic/gourmet kinds of stuff..? Oh, I've also asked if they're selling cakes too since it's a desserts place after all but nope, cakes will remain in The Lab SG.

Out of curiousity, we trudged down the street to the said shop; located a few doors away beside Pho 4 All. I know that we've already had our dose of ice-cream, pre-dinner but we're just curious…

Menu boards 01 & 02

Menu boards 01, 02 & 03

Floats & fusions.

The watermelon lime spritzer is calling my name!

Cute 'mascot'

Awesome service

The guy tending the front of the shop was very candid and entertain our every queries. He even excitedly let us in on his various experimentation with various foods/flavours and finalising the items that will be offered there.

Thing like the bagel ice-cream sandwich, they eventually reveal it on their FB page. Very interesting, I must say.


The top 3 are the premium flavours like Honey & Fig, something-I-can't remember and Spicy Apple Crumble.

I bluntly remarked that I've had the Honey & Fig and Spicy Apple Crumble before, at Flavour Flings. He did mention that he sourced them from somewhere.

We gamely tried many flavours. The Thai Milk Tea & Lychee-Lime sorbet is yummers! The dark brown one is Chocolate-Oreo and beside it is Hazelnut Choc (I think?). There's also Mango Lassi, Durian, Bandung and of course, Vanilla bean.


For their soft-launch, they offered free toppings so we went into the shop to choose.

I have to admit that their waffle machine makes me a wee bit excited. Hoping they can match those by Creamier!


'Atas' grocery items for sale

I spot compartments for (in-house) baked goods like breads, brownies, biscottis and cookies etc. There are canned items like tomatoes. Jars of salsa, sauces & pickles. Jelly beans! Nougats. Organic/healthy food items etc…

Some things are truly unique and hard-to-come-by so if they really pique my interest, I don't mind buying.

Our chosen flavours

Tim had the Spicy Apple Crumble, topped with ice gem biscuits.

Myself, I had the Lychee Lime with strawberry wafer biscuit. He asked me if the strawberry biscuit matches the ice-cream I had. I just shrugged. I should have turned back and tell him that they complement each other!

That spoon... I did point it out, "Ehhh.. your spoon. Soo not classy, can?" Hurhur.

He told us that they didn't plan to sell the ice-cream yet but since they already arrived- he thought, "Why not, right?" So he went across the street to some plastic-ware shop and got any spoon that he can get his hands on.

Wait... did we just have another round of ice-cream…??

Erm... Hey, there can never be too much of desserts on a Friday night! *peace*

Their details:

The Lab SG

As I've mentioned previously, this was a spontaneous affair where it was a Friday and I feel the urge for some night out (blame it on PMS).

My cousin Timah was free that evening and we discussed about possible eateries to check out. It was between Peachy's In The Secret Hideout and The Lab SG. However, the pics Tim sent over from her previous experience at The Lab SG really did me in.

The only issue would have been the crowd (that's how we end up having some pre-meal ice-cream, in the prev. post).

While waiting to get into the cafe (it's a hipster joint, what do you expect?) we browsed through the menu. This place is popular among the Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Food must be pretty good!

Menu 01

This page from the menu shows the side orders. Guess what we chose?

Menu 02

This page shows some of their burger collections.

Guess what was ordered out of these?

Menu 03

Some of the mains in the menu. What was selected…?

Menu 04

Which drink was selected from here?

And just what do those 'syringe' symbols mean? πŸ’‰

Menu 05

What fruity concoction was chosen from these…?

Timah's drinks order

The Hazelnut Chocolate. And those 'syringe' symbols literally meant that a syringe will accompany your drinks.

Inside is syrup so you can choose how sweet you want your drink to be. Oh the novelty! πŸ’‰

There's one drink that has blue curacao syrup inside the syringe.


Adding the syrup into the drink.

Trying not to have dirty thoughts there…

After this novel beverage my order of 'Fiber, My Dear' - a cold-press juice concoction of carrot, orange, pineapple & pear is just… boring.

Maybe that's why I didn't take any pic.😐

Rusty Chicken

Our chosen side order. Rusty Chicken (Ayam Karat).

Grilled mid-joint wings that's been marinated in honey & dates (how interesting!) with tangy sambal kicap (tastes like that) as a dip. πŸ‘

I would prefer my grilled chicken to be more crispy and charred but then again it's just my preference.

The Lab Burger Stack

My order. The Lab Burger Stack.

Homemade beef patty and plump portobello mushrooms with melted mixed cheese and Danish blue cheese aioli.

A messy affair. Slurp! *licks fingers* πŸ‘Œ

This reminds me just how much I love, love, love sweet potato fries!! 🍟

Dipped in the accompanying salsa… Mmmmm…!

Side view

Various items being stacked between two buns… Indeed! πŸ”


That blue cheese aioli is so shiok, can?!


Roasted chicken leg (with awesomely thin, crispy skin!) with French garlic thyme Veloute sauce dreaaaamy… sigh. Accompanied with roasted baby potatoes, baby carrots and (regular) broccoli.

Oh, I got to eat the veggies, of course! Thanks, babe. That's what I love about dining with this cousin of mine.

All veggies & mushrooms end up on my plate! Yummers! 😜

The Lab SG
1 Jln Pisang
Singapore 199069
Tel: 6299 5681

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12:30 pm-10:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm-9:30 pm


Saturday, November 07, 2015

Happy Rollies

It was a spontaneous affair where I WA-apped my reliable cousin Timah asking if she's free that evening. Spontaneity works well for us, somehow.

There was a long queue just to get into the cafe and there was also some mini food bazaar right beside it (between Jalan Pinang & Jalan Pisang). I think it happens every weekends (seriously not sure)??

We were excited to see the popular ice-cream rolls stand and had this crazy idea to have some ice-cream while waiting.

A cup of large portion cost $5. We can choose 1-2 flavours.
Premium flavours: Brownies/Thai Milk Tea/Kinder Bueno/Caramel Biscuits (Speculoos)
Fruits: Banana/Strawberry/Lychee
Popular: Nutella/Oreo/Milo

Toppings are free.
Can choose 1 sauce: Maple syrup/Hershey Chcolate/Strawberry
And 1 crunch: Cornflakes/Rainbow sprinkles


They initially pour some thick cream/milk onto the ice-cold pan (thanks to liquid nitrogen).

Then, they add in 2 of our chosen flavouring item. We chose Kinder Bueno & Speculoos biscuits. They then proceed to mince & mix those items into the milk.


Later, they spread the well-mixed cream onto the flat base and let it harden up.

Scrape & roll

The hardened cream is now ice-cream and is scraped into numerous rolls and then placed into a cup.

Ta-dahh! End product.

Kinder bueno + speculoos + maple syrup is an awesome combo!

I was told that they do events too. Imagine having this stall at a wedding! Whee!!

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