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New McCafe Devotee Card


Went to McCafe for a drink and found that they have changed the Devotee Card design! It’s smaller and cuter~


Ordered a cup of mochaccino and the barista drew me a sunset~


Mala Xiang Guo

The first time I tried Mala Xiang Guo was at the hawker centre in Chinatown. Just like Yong Tau Foo, the customers have to pick the ingredients (veggies, meat or mushrooms) and hand them over to the staff. Then choose the level of spiciness and the staff will stir fry the ingredients in mala seasoning. If you need some carbs, there are instant noodles, rice and potato noodles to choose from.

I tried the Mala Xiang Guo in West Mall food court. From 11am to 3pm on weekdays, they offer a set meal (consisting of a bowl of pork/beef + veggies, a bowl of rice and soup) at only $6.80.

Mala Xiang Guo

I chose the most spicy version and my lips were a bit numb after eating. The seasoning is a bit salty (no MSG detected though) so I need the white rice to neutralise it. Overall, I find the seasoning very addictive and I was already craving for it the next day.

It’s much more pricey to have it in food court compared to Chinatown, but for the convenience, I will definitely return to satisfy my cravings!

Necessary Provisions

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Necessary Provision 2

It’s not that easy to find Necessary Provisions without a GPS/google map. The cafe is located at 21¬†Eng Kong Terrace which is somewhere between Bukit Batok and Bukit Timah. I was on google map navigating while Pakcik was behind the wheel.

Seating capacity is extremely limited, so we had to wait for people to leave before we got a table.

Necessary Provisions


We were there on a Sunday afternoon, so not much selection on the menu.

Savory French Toast

I had one of the weekends special: Savory French Toast ($5.00+). Pretty interesting to have french toast with salt and black pepper.

Rosemary Chicken Sandwich

Pakcik’s was Rosemary Chicken Sandwich ($9.00+). Love the olive oil on the toasted bread and the not-too-dry chicken breast~

Hot Chocolate

I chose hot chocolate ($6.00+), while Pakcik had the Iced Espresso in Milk ($6.50+).

Iced Espresso with Milk

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To enjoy the espresso, simply pour the Meiji milk over the iced cube, stir and wait for it to melt~

Next time, I shall go there on Saturday after 6pm to try the other menu~


Necessary Provisions
21 Eng Kong Terrace

Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm