Root Beer Float at Happy Daze

Had a real expensive rootbeer float at Happy Daze, a little neighbourhood open air cafe pub, in Serangoon Gardens that cost S$7.90. The float was a real treat though as I haven’t had one in a long while. But I think nothing can beat A&W’s frosty where the glass mug is frosted. The place is not air-conditioned and seems to cater more to smokers. The owner seems nice and friendly and I think her high costs is to cover the fact that people probably sit around for hours chatting and smoking.

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

photo by bookjunkie

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Blogging about life in Singapore & recently cancer too.
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2 Responses to Root Beer Float at Happy Daze

  1. Hey BJ.

    I’ve been following your blog for quite a while now and just wanted to say I think you are doing a great job covering life in Singapore. I mean it.

    Your attention to details is so nice. I also like how you just state the obvious. I mean, you look at the picture of the fish on the ceiling or the cost of the pastry puff or the hand of the model on the window as most people would but then you take the extra step and that is taking a picture, putting the words on paper and sharing it.

    To me that is just excellent journalism.

    I know it sounds trite but to me as a reader it means a lot. I love coming back here because I always feel like I learn something. I’ll give you another example. I have never seen Curry Puffs before. The photo was so enticing and the story about your aunt it truly made me want to try one. You said you got one I believe and I think I would have liked to have tried 10 of them!

    So thank you again for sharing. Hope your Christmas was as wonderful as your writing.

    Your blogging friend,
    Julie 🙂

    • bookjunkie says:

      Awww you really made my 2nd day of Christmas wonderful 🙂 I am floating!!

      Curry Puffs are unique to Singapore and Malaysia. The filling is mainly curried boiled potato and bits of chicken. This is then put into a pastry filling which is kneaded around to ‘close’ it. It’s then deep fried. Not too healthy, but since it’s so small probably about 80 calories a piece. It’s a bit like chicken pie (the closest equivalent I can think of), but curried and deep fried. Curry Puffs can be baked as well. I will feature a baked version one day …you’ve inspired me to.

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