Esplanade at night.
The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is a waterside building located on six hectares of waterfront land alongside Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River, purpose-built to be the centre for performing arts for the island nation of Singapore.Taking its name from the nearby Esplanade, it contains a 1,600 seat concert hall and a 2,000 seat theatre for the performing arts. (source).
We casually refer it as “the durian” though.
There is seating along the promenade where you can relax and enjoy the view of Singapore’s skyline.
We found ourselves sitting comfortable at the outdoor performing centres, enjoying free performances put together by the young talents.
Besides the outdoor performing centres, there is a retail and food space at the Esplanade Mall that houses interesting F&B outlets such as the famous no signboard seafood, My Humble House and The Cookie Museum . Being a foodie myself, I must check out Max Brenner for the ultimate chocolate experience.
The cafe is well furnished with dark wooden furniture and muted mellow lighting. I love the the tall shelves where row upon rows of chocolate products are arranged. It makes you feel like bringing them home.
Behind the bar counter, the staffs were busy preparing desserts and drinks.
We had the Dark Chocolat ($5.90), served in a specially designed “hug mug”. The mug is shaped for you to hug the mug with both hands therefore keeping the your hands warm on a chilly winter day but it doesn’t work in Singapore! The hug mug is just too hot to cup with both hands. However, we LOVE the velvety and luscious drink with a very distinctive cocoa flavor.
Another “must order” item is the Suckao ($6.90), a concentrate chocolate shot. You are suppose to melt the chocolate chips in milk over a potpourri-like mug. When the chips melt completely, you suck it up with a metal straw. It was an experience itself; we had fun pouring in chips, stirring and sucking the shot.
While the small, dense, concentrated shot of rich chocolate was rich and creamy , it was not sickening sweet.
We couldn’t resist ordering the Melting Marshmallow Crepe ($10) after we saw this couple next to us digging into one!
I absolutely adore the melted marshmallow that looks like gooey puff of clouds. Apart from that, we found vanilla ice cream, strawberries, lots of chocolate sauce and gummy bears in our plate. All gooey and chocolaty, the melting marshmallow crepe was so delicious!
we were satiated
we jumped in joy
and wished that the Chocolate God will grant us with more chocolate goodies. Btw, my youngest sister blogs here. CLICK!
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar
T: +65 6235 9556
Sun-Thu (1100 – 2300), Fri-Sat (1100 – 2400)
10.45pm (Sun – Thu)
11.45pm (Fri – Sat