Omnom O’Clock: The Lab / Sinseh The Grocery

Today in Omnom O’Clock, we will be visiting the café housing the cheapest Monster Milkshake in all of Singapore… THE LAB!! …as well as its slightly less exciting neighbour, Sinseh: The Grocery.

R1027345IMG_5217

Omnom O’Clock is a weekly  monthly  no-scheduley review/visual recollection of whichever omnom place I happen to have visited recently. All views and opinions are 100% my own, and are not representative of …the larger population. 😀

We popped by The Lab after our lunch date at I Am café. The two cafés are about two streets away so it was pretty convenient! We were hopping with excitement over the fact that we were finally going to try the much fabled, much Instagrammed MONSTER MILKSHAKE!!

While we were there, we decided to stalk The Lab’s Instagram account and came upon this beauty:

OF COURSE WE HAD TO HAVE IT!!

Galaxy donut? Gourmet ice cream? Syrup syringe? Hell yes. 

R1027351R1027353
x R1027352

The galaxy donut dessert is sold over at Sinseh: The Grocery, which was two doors down from The Lab and is apparently opened by the same owner of The Lab. Sinseh is less of a café, and more of a little “provision shop” which sold little knick knacks like homemade cookies and infused oil and quirky little condiments, with the occasional dessert. Contrary to what it sounds like, it does not sell traditional Chinese medicine.

We decided to order both a Nutella Monster Milkshake ($13) from The Lab, as well as a Galaxy Donut with Ice Cream and Syrup Syringe ($7.50) from Sinseh.

R1027359
As you can tell… the Galaxy Donut fell very, very short of expectations. And this was after I fiddled with it and stuck the syringe into the donut, because it originally came with the syringe rolling around the pan, and the ice cream all over the place 😦

Now I know this is all just appearances, but as Hollywood would put it, appearance is everything, but oh come on we paid $7.50 for all the fancy things ($3 for donut, $3 for ice cream, $1.50 for syringe) *sighs of sadnesss*

Taste-wise, the donut was a little hard and stale, but the ice cream was ok. Probably won’t be going back for that one. I do think we perhaps had a bit of bad luck with the server who prepared our food – she didn’t seem too experienced with the preparation, but she was quite nice.

R1027370

Now the milkshake on the other hand… it was beautifulllll. Chocolatey, but not overpoweringly so. Sweet but with the salty tinge of pretzels. Thick, but smooth and easy to drink. We initially thought $13 was pretty steep for a milkshake, but after a bit of googling we realised this was perhaps the cheapest monster milkshake in Singapore and so we slurped in up happily.

collage1R1027363Me: I need some candid hands!!
Sharky: YOU NEED CANDID HANDS? I GOT CANDID HANDS. 

In omnommary…

THE LAB

Price $$ out of $$$$$. ~$13 for a Monster Milkshake
Address 1 Jln Pisang, 199069
Phone 6299 5681
Mon – Sat: 12PM-9.15PM
Sunday: 1PM – 8.45PM

Omnom Opinion
The optimistic: CHEAPEST MONSTER MILKSHAKE IN SG!
The opposition: NONE. TRY IT.
The opportunity: Halal, experimental café food, eternal “watch-this-space” vibe

 

SINSEH: THE GROCERY

Price ?
Address 9 Jln Pisang, 199076
Phone 6291 5743
Mon – Sat: 12PM – 8.30PM
Sunday Closed

Omnom Opinion
The optimistic: Pretty and quirky
The opposition: Did not deliver 😦
The opportunity: Halal, lots of other things sold there!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s