In a well awash with overused expressions and regularly-ignored sayings stands a sole survivor, for foodies the world over: food is heaven. And while not all trite expressions(and the target to which they’re directed at) are created equal, there are some out there, hidden among the underachieving restaurants and try-hard hipsteresque cafes, that are fit for the hopeful foodie in you. And as much I’d like to devote the next day(or century) in a grand gesture to list out all the places deserving of that title, I’ve none of the attention span and all of the entitlement of a standard bearing Millennial(What are stereotypes if not to be kept alive?). Back to the matter: Neighbour’s Coffee Bar, more specifically its main draw: Fuwa Fuwa Pancake – or as I’d I like to call it “heaven’s embrace”. Read it. Write it down. Email it to yourself. Get with it.
There are a whole array of words at my literal pickings that’ll flesh out the feel of its surrounding. Simplicity. Urbane. Suave. Modernity. MInimalism. But underlying it all, completely lost in translation: Neighbour’s Coffee Bar’s embrace of the simple weaves a tale of an establishment’s overarching motto: substance over form; which is a highly nerdy way of saying “they got mad game”. It certainly bleeds over into their food.
Fuwa Fuwa Pancake
Black Sesame Soft Serve w/ Fuwa Fuwa Pancake
Fuwa Fuwa Pancake w/ Berries
Fuwa Fuwa Pancake w/ Taro Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream
Fuwa Fuwa Pancake w/ Strawberries
What’s In It For Me?
It’s always easy to dismiss a place as an assembly-line, factory-generated, uninspiring piece of junk. Frankly, I wouldn’t blame you. But among the great vast swirl of second-rate establishments, amidst the plume of the black hole that is foodstagram, are golden arches(and no, I’m not taking about Mcdonald) and one of them happens to be Neighbour’s Coffee Bar. Taking center stage, in all its glory(and its variations) is the Fuwa Fuwa Pancake. It’s kinda like heaven… if heaven was a soft, pillowy pocket of dough served ideally after the main dish. Then again, as a proud and loud millennial, it’s not uncommon to dessert it up from the outset. Just don’t tell my parents.
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