iBake @ The Star Vista

Posted on October 14, 2013


With a number of bakeries sprouting out of nowhere recently, as a bread lover I rejoiced. If you are not sure which are the few I am talking about, think BarCook or Paul and maybe even the ridiculously raved Tiong Bahru Bakery. iBake was set up by The Prima group and its prime upscale destination café bakery at The Star Vista. It is the first homegrown full-service destination bakery that uses its own customised Prima flour for its unique offerings of breads.

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Seafood Chowder, $6.80

Everyone else at the table ordered this except myself and I am not surprised.

The chowder was exceptionally dense with every spoonful packed with ingredients. It is one of the most ‘jerlat’ soup I have ever had, my advice – share. Bread bowl was awesome, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and I wished I had dabao it home.

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Cream of Chicken, $6.80.

Relatively less heavy than its counterpart, this chicken soup was alright. It needed some oomph factor that was missing from every mouthful.

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Caprese Tartine, $8.50

Grilled brinjals, peppers and zucchinis lightly coated with cheese and basil on lovely toasted bread. It was a hearty antipasto which is a possible meal for a light eater.

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Tofu Avocado Sandwich, $8.50.

I was taken aback by this tofu steak sandwich. The golden needle mushrooms were fried with garlic; fragrant and crisp, along with the firm grilled tofu slice was impeccable. I would totally go back for this anytime.

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Hamburger, $12.80

Juicy was the patty but I would say Mackers make better burgers at a lower price. I do consider this as a healthier choice so if you are concerned about your diet, you may want to try this out.

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Kurobuta Ham & Camemburt Cheese sandwich, $8.50.

I had a dream about this, a good one of course. The camemburt was creamy and burst with peppery flavours. This is one sandwich you would wish they used a longer baguette.

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Danoise a la Frambois, $5.80 and Twin Cream Puff, $4

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Kouign Amann, $2.90.

The delight of the evening. This gooey, sticky caramelised sugar crusted bread dough was embedded with almond slices, baked to perfection. You must be crazy to not want to take a bite out of this.

iBake is a bakery that serves quality gourmet pastries and baked goods at a reasonable pricing. For the fares prepared, just pick out what is nice and it is well worthy trying out.

*This is an invitation initiated by iBake, thank you for the fine hospitality which I received.*

1 Vista Exchange Green
The Star Vista
Singapore 138617
Tel: 6694 4718
Fax: 6694 4708

Business Hours:
10am – 10pm
Mondays to Thursdays
& Sundays

10am – 11pm
Fridays & Saturdays

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