Habitat by Honestbee – One of the Best Pancakes, Fish and Chips in Singapore Is Here!
Welcome to Habitat by Honestbee — the world’s first tech-enabled, multi-sensory grocery and dining experience! It is not just a sophisticated supermarket or an insta-worthy cafe. Habitat by Honestbee promises an extraordinary dining and shopping experience in a 60,000-square-foot wonderland. To enter this exciting space, you will need to download the Honestbee app, and enter with your Bee Pass.
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All you need is your phone and the Honestbee app and you’re fully equipped for a fuss-free shopping and dining adventure.
Much has been said about the cloud-like pancakes at Habitat by Honestbee. I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard only good things. I was so excited to finally check out these highly-raved Poofy pancakes myself!
Secure yourself the best seats in the house and prepare for a captivating spectacle. Witness the skilful staff whip the pancake batter, which is made from Japanese Takaragasa flour and Hokkaido milk, before expertly cooking the pancakes on a non-stick griddle.
The entire process was so fascinating, and I was utterly mesmerised. Even after watching multiple pancakes leave the griddle, I still looked on eagerly at the birth of every poofy pancake!
Served with vanilla chantilly cream, maple syrup and fresh strawberries and blueberries, the fragrant pancakes were, undeniably, the fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever had. Never have I had such incredibly light, yet wonderfully delicious, pancakes before.
Do be patient, especially over the weekends, as pancakes are made upon order. Each batch of pancakes requires at least 15 minutes to perfect. Good things are worth the wait, and Poofy’s Pancakes ($14) are certainly worth waiting for.
You can’t leave Habitat by Honestbee without trying Poofy’s signature pancakes. Also, you should check out Poofy’s Hokkaido milk soft serve in a cup ($6), or you can have it in Earl Grey waffle cones too!
If you have not tried Singapore’s favourite Fish and Chips, now’s the time! Go for the Barramundi or Dory Fish and Chips and Little Creatures beer set for just $24.90 (only available every Fry-day 🐟)
I’ll recommend Captain Snapper’s Fish and Chips. Barramundi, halibut, Atlantic cod, snapper or dory, is coated with a Tiger Beer batter. Pick your fish and pair it with any of their house-made sauces. If you want something appetising, go for the classic tartare which is creamy and tangy. If you prefer something sweet and spicy, opt for the Citrus Thai Chili.
Many consider the fish and chips here to be one of the best in Singapore. We have to agree! We especially loved the barramundi ($14.90) and sweet halibut ($18.90). The fish was exceptional. Expect fresh, firm and flavourful fish encased in a thin crisp jacket. You’ll be hooked on the very first bite. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself reaching for more incessantly. Don’t forget to grab an icy cold beer to go along with your fish and chips!
At Hinoki, only the most premium and best Japanese ingredients are used. Think Kyoto-roasted beans and fresh Hokkaido milk. Hinoki uses Mahlkonig Peak Grinder to rectify quantitative measurement of coffee, and the team weighs every single shot before extraction.
The Matcha Latte ($6) is made with matcha powder sourced from Kyoto and sweet high protein milk. Interestingly, the latte was milkier than what I’m used to, but I’m not complaining. Matcha lovers will, no doubt, fall in love with the rich and robust Matcha Latte at Hinoki. Each mouthful is aromatic and comforting. While sipping on your traditional matcha, kick back and relax on the doob Bean Bags at Shufu. While you can’t be in Japan gushing over sakura right now, you can still catch a tiny piece of the sakura season here.
Lazy Loaf specialises in the use of Asian flours such as Ba Ria-Vung Tau strong flour, Nippon Toku Kirin rye flour and Kobe flour (the same flour used for Poofy’s pancakes).
We always get to choose our favourite pastries to take home or savour in a bakery. But have you ever been asked which type of toaster you’ll like your pastries to be toasted in? At Lazy Loaf, you may choose the type of toaster for your pastry. There are three toasters available — Magimix Vision Toaster, Balmuda (exclusively imported by Habitat by Honestbee) and De’Longhi – Icona Vintage.
We had the unassuming Himalayan Pink Salt Roll ($2 each) which, honestly, blew us away. The roll is made with just 3 ingredients — Echire butter, Himalayan Pink Salt and Kobe flour. The gorgeous golden roll was soft, fluffy, buttery, and just a tad savoury. You can imagine how awesome it tastes when it’s given a little time in the toaster! The butter roll is so popular that it’s usually sold out moments after it hits the display. Lazy Loaf can’t seem to roll out enough rolls for the butter roll fanatics!
We picked a fresh red snapper and were told that we could have it cooked at Moss (Asian-style) or Campfire (Western-style).
The cooking fee is $8 for 500g (one piece). On Fridays (Fish Frydays), the cooking fee for the second portion is just $4.
For our snapper, we decided to have it cooked at Moss. At Moss, all fish is cooked in a banana leaf wrap and served with cincalok and calamansi, while all shellfish is cooked with sambal. Our fresh snapper was cooked on a griddle and it was so beautifully cooked. The succulent fish was slathered with a spicy and fragrant sambal and accompanied by a tangy cincalok dip. This one confirm can rival even the best zichar stalls!
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Are you a big fan of oysters? If you are, you must not miss this spanking new seafood bar which serves Asian-centric small plates and a seasonal sharing menu. Oysters are the main attraction here. From French to Irish oysters, Habitat by Honestbee has something for everybody. Relish these little gems with five toppings which include breadcrumbs with mentaiko aioli, and cucumber granita.
A trip to Habitat by Honestbee is not complete without a stroll through the grocery and snack sections.
Hassle-free grocery shopping? Surely, no such thing exists, right? Well, shopping at Habitat by Honestbee is indeed hassle free! Simply scan the barcode of the products with your phone, and walk away with them (for purchase of 10 items or less) without having to queue at any cashier for payment! Price tags are clearly displayed and the app states the prices too, so you don’t have to worry at all.
Don’t leave Habitat by Honestbee without some premium meats from the butcher. The aged meat here is spectacular.
Have a look at Habitat by Honestbee’s impressive wine stash too! Simply scan and pay for your wine! Habitat by Honestbee carries local alcohol and many other beer brands which cannot be found easily in Singapore.
Hidden beyond the Wine and Spirits alley is b bar. Jio your friends for a unique cocktail experience in this secret bar which serves interesting bar bites such as beef cheek nuggets, smoked beef sliders and more. The bar uses gastronomy techniques like fat-washing, sous vide infusion, milk clarification, and even a bee smoker to churn out their cocktails. We’ll not let the cat out of the bag, try it yourself!
Food items are available for delivery through the app (within 3km of Habitat by Honestbee).
Now, you maybe wondering where is Habitat by Honestbee located and how to get there?
You can take an 8-minute walk from the nearest MRT station, Pasir Panjang Station, to Habitat by Honestbee. Or, take the free shuttle bus service which is available on Saturday and Sunday from Harbourfront and Labrador Park MRT.
If you are driving, there is free parking for up to 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday too!
This post was brought to you by Habitat by Honestbee.