29 June 2012
LeBan HK Cafe
LeBan HK Café
Venue: No. 2 Jalan Leban, Upper Thomson, Singapore 577547
Contact: +65 6257 8801
Opening Hours: Daily 4.00pm - 2.00am
- The Shop
Side by side with Irvin's Live Seafood House, they are both owned by the Indonesian boss - Irvin Gunawan.
LeBan in Chinese literally means "Happy Boss", which is at the core of what the cafe wants to achieve - dines to leave the cafe feeling like happy bosses!
Started on 1 June 2012, they offer a wide range of Hongkong inspired food. The youthful ambience has a contemporary colour interior with walls painted in purple and white, red chairs and black tables and lights in rainbow colors plastic balls.
- The Food
Crispy Butter Bun with Condensed Milk @ $4.00
LeBan used toasted buns (Man Tuo 馒头) instead of the usual thick french toast slathered in butter and sweetened milk. It tasted good with the gooey centre when its warm. Don't leave it to cool, unless you prefer a rough bun.
Savoury French Toast Bites with Ice Cream @ $4.90
Oh, drool at the sweet and hearty toast bites! The deep fried breaded cubes was light and airy. I think it was drizzle with some honey/maple syrup and served with a scoop of new zealand natural ice cream (choice of Choc Fudge Brownie, Cookies & Cream, Vanilla Classic, Green Tea, Boysenberry Dream, Mango Sorbet, Strawberry Surprise). Mmmm, so simple and lovely.
Seafood Baked Rice in Cream Sauce @ $9.80
A succulent mix of seafood in cream sauce baked with rice and cheese was lacking in flavours. I felt the seafood and rice did not adsorbs the cream sauce flavours, maybe this was because the cream sauce was too little.
The baked rice is available in tomato and creamy base.
Chili Cheese Fries @ $6.50
Not your ordinary cheese fries. Leban's chilli cheese fries is topped with Chef's special chili, oven baked with cheese.
Honestly I am overdosed with all the creamy and salted egg dishes at Irivin's therefore I must admit that I do not enjoy this cheesy fries as much. :(
Potato with Corned Beef Hash & Egg @ $5.50
Cube potatos fried with corned beef & egg was a tad salty.
Sizzling Crispy Noodles with Jumbo Prawns @ $8.50
Crispy noodles with prawns served on hot plate was less flavorsome. Personally, I felt the tomato was too overpowering for me. Having said that, everyone has their own prerogative and preference, its definitely not awful as Melissa finished the whole serving by herself!
The Sun Fried Ice Cream @ $4.00
Fried breaded ice cream topped with chocolate rice. Hot on the outside, cold on the inside. An awesome combination.
With a variety of ice cream flavours to choose from - Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Green Tea, Choc Fudge Brownie.
Affagato @ $4.80
The vanilla ice cream drowned in freshly brew espresso was simply divine! The sweetness of the coffee was just right and paired so well with the ice cream. This is a MUST TRY!
You know I am not kidding as you can see Derrick was allure by the Affagato!
Melissa - Melicacy & Derrick - SG Food on Foot happily indulge a class of Affagato by themselves while we watch and drool at the side!
- My Opinion
LeBan is a great place for snack and dessert. Great place for night owl as it closed at 2am.
LeBan's is giving out 10% discount to our blog readers from now till 31 July 2012! Simply quote "Funky Food" before making payment and you will be entitle to the discount.
If you have missed out my previous post, do read about Irvin's Live Seafood House to enjoy the same discount.