I used to dread going west in the general direction of NTU – Tuas/Jurong West. It is so ULU and there is nothing there to do.
Maybe it is age or maybe it is a different perspective that comes with aging or maybe it is just that I have a car now, I actually like going to that part of the island during the weekends. Where there are no tall buildings, no crowds and lots of greenery. I feel a lot refreshed and recharged whenever we drive out to Neo Tiew and Old Chua Chu Kang Road to check out the nurseries and farms. Ten years ago, I would have thought myself insane.
Today we drove out to Bollywood. We spent a rather short time wandering around in the farm and watching a gecko on a horseradish tree before the scorching heat sent us running to the cafe for cover.
I couldn’t wait to eat the banana cake (and cart some back home). I love love love it. It’s very tasty, fluffy and moist.
Even though I was still full from breakfast, I couldn’t resist ordering the banana curry, crunchy chicken with kedongdong salad, brown rice and lemongrass drink. And one of the staff gave me a banana as dessert. The bite-sized fried chicken was good but I was a bit disappointed with the kedongdong salad. It wasn’t exactly a salad the way I understand a salad to be but a very small serving of grated kedongdong fruit, which was delicious by the way – slightly tart and crunchy – and I wished for a bigger serving. The curry was a tad too mild for me as I like my curry hot and fiery. The lemongrass drink was very refreshing but it could do with a bit more syrup.
The cafe is a really nice place to chill out.