Posts tagged ‘interesting’

September 17, 2010

Pictures: The CLINIC Bar Singapore

The Clinic- Pictures by Tibor Magyar

When i started writing The Wondering Chef, I wanted to feature some interesting bars/restaurants from all over the World, well from places which i visited. Lately I concentrated more on cooking, as I had some personal time aside restaurant work, had more time to develop my own recipes, and take pictures. But as this supposed to be a cooking and traveling blog, I want to make a “travel come-back” with Singapore’s bizzzzar Bar – The CLINIC.

The CLINIC- Pictures by Tibor Magyar

Whats The CLINIC? It`s a bar where they serve alcohol. They serve alcohol in a wheel chair, waiters run around in scrubs, and the surgery table is where they mix your cocktails. Well if you have the stomach for the black humor and want to have a complete different drinking experience, check this place out when you visiting Singapore.  Also the city is foodies and party paradise, so it`s very sure they gonna come up with an even more and interesting bar/restaurant idea. The Clinic is still unique, not just in Singapore, but all around the World. What more can I say? The pictures should speak for themselves. Of course don’t book a plane ticket just because of this, but if you are there, well dare to go for a check-up:)

More Information and address heres The CLINIC

For More Pictures Please Check out The Gallery


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September 7, 2010

Budapest: Sugar! review


Sugar! Shop Paulay Ede street 48 District VI, Budapest

If you are hungarian or live in Hungary you must have read about this place in some fashion magazine, or design page, or watched a program on the local culinary channel. Sugar! was a big hit among Budapest cake lovers a few years ago.  Even when it was hidden a IV. district residential area, which was hard to reach by public transport. Children, and adults went crazy when they saw the places design with M&M`s filled tables and colourful pies, heart-shaped mousse and even more magical wedding and birthday cakes. Even Sarah Jessica Parker received a custom-made Sex and the City gift from them. Oh and theres the shop, from wasabi tasting lip gloss to fluffy telephones and tones of jelly belly its a crowd pleaser. No wonder they were going to open a new shop somewhere in the city center, because nobody understood why it has to be so far-far away? The reason for its first location was the actual Hortvath cake shop and patisserie, which had a very nice name among the districts residents, and the owner and founder of sugar is a lucky member of this sweet loving family.


So, now in the heart of Budapest, on Paulay E. street just a few minutes away from the Opera House, or Octogon or Andrassy street, for a bout a year now, we can enjoy the Sugar! cakes.  So if you visiting, moving, studying in this beautiful city and you like your cakes, you should really check it out! Of course there are some things ou should know before you enter and you order.

Just as everything, Sugar! isn’t too perfect as well. My problem is sometimes that in the cakes they put more effort on the design then on the actual taste. So, this why please don`t buy cupcakes there..those are horrible! But, I do recommend the pies and the cheesecakes, pretty much all of them! especially the sour-cherry and the deluxe pie, or the strawberry and banana..or you know..any of them!:) If you are in for something special try any of the milk rice combinations..my favourite is the vanilla based rice with sour strawberry topping! Most of the mousse look good, but we found them tasteless..such like the chocolate-chilli and the lavender mousse were good looking but empty inside..like a bad date! If you around maybe you can still taste some from their Tokyo collection monsters. They look so cute you don’t even want to eat them, but the treat you’ll find inside is really worth to destroy some of these blue or red japanese monsters. Of course there are shakes and lemonades, and yes, they are all fabulous. My problems with the lemonades are that there’s a bit too many things in them and not enough liquid.. so you can’t really enjoy it, not to mention when the fruit gets sucked in the straw and you can’t drink from the glass as you get hit in the face by falling mints and ice. So yes there are ways I can criticise Sugar! but there is a reason I go back from time to time. It`s good, it`s fun and tasty!