SINGAPORE: The moment we walked into the cafe, it felt like time had slowed down. After almost two years of not travelling, this is quite a welcoming experience. Aloha Avenue opened at Haji Lane a few months back and served food and drinks from Hawaii.
The whole cafe is covered with a piece of Hawaii. Hawaiian Flower Leis slung sleepily over the backs of every chair. The bright colours just brighten up my day.
It was a warm day, so we had the Banana Blast and Fruit Punch (S$10) and Pineapple Pilsner to cool us down. With all the tropical fruits, these drinks transport you to the tropical islands of Hawaii.
Following the fruity theme, there are pieces of pineapple on top of the Hawaii Steak (S$38). the steak is prepared medium-rare and it comes with mashed potatoes and fresh salad. This is the first time I had pineapple with steak and it turned out to be delicious.
Loco Moco (S$25) is a Hawaiian classic. It consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger steak, a fried egg and brown sauce. The savoury sweet mixture with the runny egg yolk is incredible. It might appear very simple to some, but for me, this is the kind of taste I can eat with lots of rice.
Spam Musubi (S$12) cannot go wrong. For this dish, I have just one piece of feedback. It will taste so much better if they lightly pan-fried the spam.
The prices in Aloha Avenue might be a tad high. However, looking at the location and the size of the cafe, it might have to be in order to cover the operating cost. Therefore, value for money might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Having said that, I seriously don't mind paying this cafe a visit once in a while just to wanderlust.
Address: 51 Haji Lane, Singapore 189244