The White Rabbit – Church Altar to Bar Counter, where Wine still flows

4 01 2015

Much is to be expected at The White Rabbit, the dishes are competently executed and flavorful, the ambience classic yet not overly sombre despite being housed in a conserved military chapel. It’s also hard not to notice the establishment’s efforts to include whimsical minute details that play to the theme of Alice in Wonderland.

At night, the restaurant is relatively dim, providing an intimate setting and this strongly contrasts with how the restaurant looks in the daytime, where sunlight seeps through the stained glass windows, brightening the entire atmosphere.

The fresh and toasty complimentary bread served was swiftly decimated, a relatively rare occurrence since I usually try to save more stomach space. Instead of getting appetizers, we decided to get some sides to accompany our mains instead but really, the sides were nothing to shout about.

Truffled Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms ($16++)

When Iris mentioned she wanted to get the Grilled Asparagus with Truffled Hollandaise ($18++), groans echoed about the table. $20 for 6-7 strips of vegetables would surely tug at most guys’ heartstrings. Ironically enough, these same guys would probably not bat an eyelid forking out $200 for a bottle of Moet at a club in an attempt to look cool. The absurdity of guy and girl logic…

For mains, we started with the Dorper Lamb Rack ($48++), served with spiced cous-cous, ratatouille, lemongrass basil jus. The Dorper lamb is a common domestic South African breed, very resilient to arid climates. The lamb was executed to faultless perfection, moist and tender with a slight sear on the surface.

Another signature main worth getting is the 36-hour Brandt Short Ribs ($48++), more so if you are a fan of pork ribs and have not tried beef ribs before. You will surely be in for a treat. An interesting touch is the truffle miso glaze that adds a slight crisp to the surface of the rib, providing some texture to the dish. Instead of the usual heavy potato mash, a light smooth parsnip purée and a side of field mushrooms are served on the side instead, a much welcome change that provides some balance.

Prepare also to be mindblown by the 60-hour Braised Magalica Pork Belly ($42++), served with spiced purple cabbage, white beans and miso broth. Just the previous week, I had the 12-hour cooked Pork Belly at Restaurant Ember, which to me sets the yardstick for western-style 烧肉. I wouldn’t say that the White Rabbit does it better but it does come pretty close, in terms of gastronomic enjoyment.

Think of the Tagliatelle ($45++) as a Alaskan King Crab mee pok doused in pork broth and kombu. While it was good, it paled in comparison to the meat mains we had earlier and came across as slightly pricey for a relatively simple pasta dish. Perhaps I would think differently if we had it before the meats, given that the flavours of this dish was lighter and doubles up as a possible appetizer.

The Baked Alaska ($18++) seemed to be one of the signature dishes here, where flaming liqueur is poured over a meringue encased vanilla ice cream cake. My first encounter with it was during national service days, when one of my fellow air force cadets brought us to Xiyan Private Dining along Craig Road, where his parents are shareholders. It has never been one of my favourite desserts taste-wise but as you can imagine, a flaming dessert never fails to excite the crowd.

On a side note, Xiyan has now opened a casual dining outlet at Shaw Centre. Some dishes such as the Salivating Chicken (also available at the Private Dining outlet) were excellent but most of the other dishes came across as fairly mediocre, dashing my high hopes.

If you have preference for a lighter dessert, especially after waves of meat-based mains, do go for the the White Chocolate Mille-Feuille ($18++), a three layered filo-pastry with alternating layers of white chocolate cream. The side of rhubarb sorbet does well to cleanse the palate too!

For chocolate aficionados, you won’t go wrong with the Chocolate Fondant ($18++). I thought that the fondant was more buttery and savory than usual, which was a plus in my view, probably due to its caramel core. Without the menu, it would be almost impossible to guess the flavor of the accompanying ice cream; banana and rum, a splendid combination. In the dim lighting, some might miss out the cute intricacies of this dessert but try looking for the little bunnies made using gold foil, scampering about in the garden-themed plating.

Overall, two thumbs up for our experience at The White Rabbit. The food was near faultless during our visit but there were small hiccups in the service. Given that the restaurant was operating at full house, it took quite some time before anyone attended to me while I stood at the reception. Furthermore, the staff informed me that our reserved table was not ready yet and asked me to proceed to the waiting area, when the rest of my friends were already seated at that table. It’s not that I’m “niao” but these should not be happening in any restaurant that considers itself a fine-dining establishment.

On a side note, The White Rabbit is one of the participating restaurants for The Entertainer App Singapore, that gives 1-for-1 discounts off main courses here.

Last but not least, Happy New Year to all and have a blessed and peaceful 2015!

The White Rabbit

Address: 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541

Tel: +65 9721 0536





Pamplemousse Bistro & Bar – Daring and Contemporary French Fare

18 01 2011

When I first heard of Pamplemousse, I thought it was a really bad name for a restaurant, as it evoked thoughts of a pus-filled pimple. However with the wonders of google translator, I later found out that Pamplemousse means Grapefruit in French. So compared with Grapefruit Bistro & Bar, I guess the name Pamplemousse is definitely a great improvement.

Just over a year old, Pamplemousse has already garnered quite a following so I was quite eager to try it out and I wondered if this was going to be one more of those overpriced Dempsey restaurants catering mainly to expats?

Coming in a group of 9, the occasion was to celebrate Min’s and JC’s belated birthdays. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to source out decent restaurants given our student budget and somehow, there seems to be a natural mental barrier for meals costing $20+ and meals costing $30+. Most of the time, I’d rather just top up $10 for tastier food, posher ambience and better service.

While the brunch menu is ala carte and features many interesting dishes such as Baked Eggs in Cocotte which comes with Foie Gras and Port Jus (foie gras for brunch = yummm…), I didn’t spot any ala-carte lunch or dinner menus, but rest assured that diners are still left spoilt for choice with 6 choices for appetizer, 6 choices for main and 3 choices for dessert available for the set lunch.

The 3-Course Set Lunch is priced reasonably at $32++, inclusive of coffee/tea and available on weekends as well, a rarity among Singapore restaurants.

While choices for 3 and 4-Course Set dinners are available, a more extravagant 6-Course Set Dinner sets you back by $98++. However, given that most of the items within the 6-Course Set Dinner can be found in the Set Lunch, I’d recommend the set lunch.

A piece of complementary Ciabatta was serving piping hot and crisp. The downside: it was a little hard.

I’m not sure about the method of cooking employed, but I liked the large slab of Citrus Marinated Salmon with Grapefruit Confit, Saikyo Miso Aioli and Croutons. The flavours are so simple and light, with a nice infusion of lemon within the salmon.

With a supplement of $10, there is the option of opting for the Foie Gras Terrine “Sachertorte” with Apricot Jam and Roselle Espuma as an appetizer. Terrine means “baked in a mold” and that’s exactly what was done with this Foie Gras Terrine but personally, nothing beats an unadulterated slab of pan fried foie gras. Sachertorte is the name of a chocolate cake originating from Vienna, Austria, made by having a thin layer of apricot jam and chocolate cake covered by dark chocolate icing. I found this superfluous and was counterproductive. Chocolate cakes should just be left for dessert! Roselle Espuma means Rose foam. This on the other hand, helped to balance flavours from the terrine.

I’m not an avid fan of Caprese Salad because I find Buffalo Mozzarella too mild a cheese. The pink watermelon foam didn’t do much tastewise but added an aesthetic appeal.

With the Singapore’s weather cooling recently, I ordered the hearty Onion Soup “Breakfast”. The “Breakfast” probably refers to the French Toast and Fried Cheese Balls that accompanied the dish. The French Toast was very special as it had caramelized onions fillings. The cheese balls was a delightful snack as well. The onion soup sadly, was unremarkable.

For the Mains, JC had the Spaghetti Carbonara with Salted Duck Egg Yolk. Among the mains, this was my least favourite, not because it was unpalatable but because the other mains available are simply worthy competition.

The Duck Confit was done marvelously well. While the meat was a little dry, the crisp skin was one of the best I have had so far. The Pomme Sarladaise aka Grilled Potatoes was heavenly as well, it really made me exclaim silently. Ad didn’t like the Lychee Gastrique (Gastrique is a classic sweet and sour sauce made from fruits), but I thought it was good to complement the savoury and unctuous duck confit.

As the description read “Butter Poached Barramundi with Hiratake Mushrooms, Nasu Eggplant, Lemongrass and Saffron Broth“, I thought this was going to be another rich, butter-heavy and thick-as-hollandaise dish. Surprisingly, I felt this was much closer to a Chinese Steamed Fish, which I found awfully refreshing for French Cuisine.

I felt the Uni Tagliolini was more fusion than French, especially with the use of Sea Urchin, Pork Gratons (Deep Fried Pork Lard) and Crustacean Cream Sauce. For those who haven’t eaten Sea Urchin, my advice is to get down to trying it out soon, it tastes somewhat like concentrated prawn brains, very sweet and creamy.

While I was much satisfied with the starters and mains, I found the desserts to be sadly abysmal.

The Creme Brulee had a eggy taste which was overwhelming, and there was too much caramelized sugar. No complaints about the Lychee Sorbet though.

Sticky Date Pudding is my favourite Dessert of all time but I found the version here left wanting. My main gripe is that the pudding was too chewy and dense. However, two thumbs up for the Walnut Ice Cream and Butterscotch Saffron Sauce.

While I find Au Petit Salut nearby serving up more traditional and classic French fare, Pamplemousse comes across to me as daring and contemporary with a cosy ambience.

Bon Appetit!

PAMPLEMOUSSE BISTRO & BAR

BLK 7 DEMPSEY ROAD, #01-04

TEL: +65 6475 0080





Barracks Cafe II – Up-market Casual Dining

14 11 2010

I seriously cannot stand pretentious and arrogant people who seem to have a hobby of flaunting their wealth, grades or achievements. It is damn irritating. On the other hand, it is the minority of individuals who dwell in humility despite their social standing or achievements that really impress me.

In the same light, my view of Dempsey veers towards the former. Catering to the young, flashy and wealthy, the days where Dempsey used to be a secluded and romantic getaway are no more, leaving behind instead what I feel to be a superficial shell of its former self, where food and drinks are heavily overpriced. Ok maybe it isn’t that bad, one might still encounter an ambience of tranquilness and serenity at Dempsey but it’s mainly limited to weekday lunches. However, I tend to avoid going over there for dinners, especially on Weekends, where parking is always a problem and where rave parties seem to be going on at every corner.

Anyway, fellow CCA-mate and long time friend GR really wanted to have the Truffle Fries (which I think is highly overrated) at Barracks so despite it being a Friday night, I obliged, though rather reluctantly.

Barracks is a up-market casual dining restaurant, which to me just means less bang for your buck. Like most Singaporeans, I believe in getting a good deal, so while I don’t shun spending on food, I do believe in getting the most value of my dollar.

C had the Lobster Linguine($29++), which was essential a Half-Lobster Linguine, Crabmeat & Prawn Bolognese tossed in Black Pepper Sauce. This reminded me much of black pepper crab, which I thought took surprising well to the linguine.

S & GR both had the Fish & Chips($27++). Apparently, Cod fillets are used which explains the price premium. One good point is that the chips served for this dish are the highly raved about Truffle Fries, one bad point is that GR had a tummy ache after the meal and I do feel that battering a cod for fish and chips is soooooo wasteful don’t you think?

Adwyn had the Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin($24++), which rested over a bed of Fruity Peach Cranberry Chutney, Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables. While the Tenderloin was nicely seasoned, I thought it could have been done a bit more tenderly. But if you want a recommendation for Pork Tenderloin, my suggestion is to go for the awesome Yorkshire Pork Tenderloin at Perle Noire, a humble Oyster and Grill Bar in the Siglap area. It’s been more than a year since I last patronized and I’m still hankering over it which means it must be good! (Perle Noire so happens to have a 1-for-1 main course for Citibank Card holders currently, though the condition of the promotion is to make a purchase of a dozen oysters). Ok reverting back to the Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin, what I thought really stood out was the Roasted Garlic Potatoes, which had a soft texture (from cooking and not from being overripe) and very palatable. If Barracks offered this as a separate side, I would definitely order it on my next visit.

Finally, I had the Moroccan Spiced Baby Chicken($19++). Fancy euphemisms apart, this is just a forgettable Roasted Baby Chicken with Yam Crisps. The Chicken isn’t particularly tender, moist nor succulent but the Yam Crisps are a well deserved change from the usual fries.

2 Hits and 2 Misses for dinner, but one thing good about the thriving superficiality in Dempsey, it ensures a constant supply of good eye candy!

Bon Appetit!

BARRACKS CAFE

8D DEMPSEY ROAD

TEL: +65 6475 7787





Au Petit Salut – An Initiation Coverage

30 10 2010

Life is all about work-play balance so while food gastronomy more or less depicts the play-side element of my life, I believe in a strong work-side element comprising of academics and understanding the workings of the financial industry(more specifically equities) so bringing both of my passions together, I shall initiate a coverage call on Au Petit Salut.

First step in analyzing a company would be to identify it’s core business segments. For Au Petit Salut, it is a semi fine-dining French Restaurant located in the heart of Dempsey, with its humbler sister restaurant Bistro Petit Salut located at Chip Bee Gardens.

To address consumer demands, there is the choice to dine indoors (with air-conditioned) or al fresco. And if any of you are thinking about the risk of excessive humidity and heat while dining al fresco, fret not as these risks have been mitigated by the installation of many cooling fans.

I’m not sure if the 2 for 1 promotion for their smoothies($9++ for 2) is only available on weekday lunches, but unlike a conventional 2-for-1 stock split, there wasn’t any dilution in smoothie value which makes this deal ever the more sweeter. I found my Peach Smoothie really refreshing but if you are more into sour than sweet smoothies, the Passionfruit Smoothie would be one to consider.

To capture a larger market share and target a wider consumer base, apart from the “normal” 3-Course Set Lunch($30++), there is also an “executive” 3-Course Set Lunch($48++), catering to the rising opulence of the premium diner. C and myself shared 1 set of each.

From what I have read on fellow food blogger HungryEpicurean’s review on Au Petit Salut, apparently the complimentary bread served there comes from Delifrance. Could this be a case of divesting or outsourcing non-core businesses to low cost providers? Still, I appreciated that at least the bread arrived warm and crusty.

For the “normal” Set Lunch($30++), we had the Half Dozen Baked Burgundy Snails with Tomato & Garlic Butter. If you like the texture of clams, you would definitely like this. I prefer well-executed escargots over clams because I find it less chewy and tender, probably because snails move around quite a lot compared to its water-dwelling cousins, albeit at a snail’s pace(pun intended) and this possibly makes its meat more tender. And seriously, what can ever go wrong with garlic butter?

For Main, we had the Red Wine Braised Beef Cheeks, Carrots, Mushrooms & Parsley Potatoes. To me, beef cheeks are an affordable alternative to the ostentatiously priced and highly revered Wagyu. Juxtaposed to the red wine braised beef cheeks I had over at Bistro Du Vin just 3 days prior to this meal, I found the beef cheeks at Au Petit Salut more suitable for my palate as it hosted a milder flavour with a less pronounced hint of red wine, in addition to being more tender.

For Dessert, we had the Choux Bun filled with Vanilla Ice Cream, in warm Chocolate Sauce and Sliced Almonds. Just a heads up to the pronunciation of Choux, it should be pronounced as Chou rather than Chox. I made that mistake when ordering and felt a bit sua-gu after hearing the waitress repeat back my order with the correct enunciation.

Now for the Executive Set Lunch($48++), for Starters we had the Pan Seared Duck Foie Gras, Baby Spinach and Onion with Xeres Sauce($5++ Supplement). For the foie gras, I found it a bit overcooked and somehow not as fatty as most foie gras I have eaten, lacking the “oomph” factor. That said, I liked the complementary nature of the sweet Xeres Sauce(aka Sherry Sauce) which formed a nice pairing for the rich liver.

For Main, we had the Crispy French Duck Leg Confit with Sauteed Potatoes, Bacon, Mixed Green Salad & Walnut Dressing. Well executed crisp duck skin and moist succulent meat, the only downside was the excessive saltiness that accompanied it though I quickly got used to it. The bacon came as chunks of pan-fried belly pork which I felt was a little bit out of place.

For Dessert, The Warm Melted 70% Chocolate Cake served with 64% Dark Chocolate Sorbet and Red Current Jam and Pistachio Nuts, in short Chocolate Lava Cake. This Chocolate Lava Cake is definitely one of the better ones around but I would have preferred a non-chocolate Sorbet since I couldn’t really taste the dark chocolate sorbet over the sweeter decadent Warm Melted Chocolate Cake.

In conclusion, I reiterate my Buy Call on Au Petit Salut for 3 reasons; it’s uncompromising quality in French Cuisine which allows it to entrench its foothold as a key player in Singapore’s French Cuisine market segment; it’s classy yet back-to-nature ambience and fine service standards; and lastly the fact that most of the items on the menu are undervalued and being sold at  a discount compared to it’s peers (Gunther’s, Saint Pierre etc).

Bon Appetit!

AU PETIT SALUT

40C HARDING ROAD

TEL: +65 6475 1976





Barracks @ House

1 06 2010

A short stroll from Jones the Grocer led us to House. I was actually quite surprised when I read on House’s website that it’s under the Spa Espirit Group(which also manages STRIP, Browhaus, MASK, Qi Mantra, Skinny Pizza & Tippling Club) since I normally associate Espirit with the Hong Kong apparel brand. Consisting of a Beauty Emporium, Barracks Cafe and Camp Bar, House embodies the trinity of therapies that every girl (and me) dreams of; a lifestyle of decadance and hedonism. Imagine kicking off a lazy Saturday afternoon(or better yet a weekday) with a relaxing massage, spa and facial, followed by an awesome dinner and chilling out with a fresh cocktail thereafter. It’d be difficult not to feel at home in the lap of such luxury. 

A teeny bit of history lesson for those who don’t already know, Dempsey used to house the former British army barracks as well as the Central Manpower Base of Singapore(CMPB), thus giving rise to eatery names such as CMPB, Barracks and Camp Bar. SW had mentioned to me that the truffle fries & skinny pizzas here are to die for and that was my main goal today!

Unsure of what to do or just plain bored, here are 100 things to do at House while waiting for your nosh to be served.

It looked like the fries next door but the fragrant aroma gave it away, the purportedly legendary Truffle Fries($9++). Is this how truffle oil smells like? A wiff similar to fried garlic but not as pungent and much more desirable. Definitely a joy to pop even without any condiments, it does live up to it’s reputation. A common misconception about Truffle Oil is that it’s made from truffles. It’s  not! Most truffle oils are actually just olive oil combined with a synthetic odorant found in truffles, and from what I remember there’s only 1 brand that produces AUTHENTIC truffle oil. 

I’m sad to say nothing comes close to dethroning Laurent Bernard’s Dark Chocolate Tart, not even the one at Barracks Cafe. The chocolate was just not as rich nor fresh.

The Mango Crumble was a most welcome change of pace from the heaty fries and chocolate. Chopped nuts, crumble and sweet mellow cubes of mango makes for a pleasant dessert to cool off in Singapore’s perpetual summer heat.

Too full for skinny pizzas, guess a return trip is inevitable…

That said, I can’t wait to grow up(and not rely on father-mother scholarship), where I can guiltlessly savour life in it’s fullest, rationalizing that a hard week’s work(with uncorrespondingly pathetic paycheck) justifies a whole Saturday at the spa, at the cafe and at the bar @ House.

Bon Appetit!

 

 

HOUSE, BARRACKS & CAMP

8D DEMPSEY ROAD, #01-01 to #01-06

TEL: +65 6475 7787





Jones The Grocer

31 05 2010

You know what’s better than dining at Jones The Grocer @ Dempsey? It’s dining at the original flagship Jones the Grocer @ Woollahra, Sydney! And fyi, I’m travelling down to Australia(Sydney & Adelaide) in the later part of next month and that will definitely be one of my stops, along with Pancakes On the Rocks which I heard serves the most awesome pancakes.

Anyway, T, R, S and myself(all going for the Australia trip) were having our routine Saturday cohesion activities which led to brunch here. Functioning both as a grocer(albeit atas one) and an eatery, Jones boasts a spacious interior, high ceilings and diverse clientele.

Hungry people should get The Jones English Breakfast($20++). T opted for his eggs scrambled(other choices include fried or poached) which turned out slightly runny and creamy(just how I like it). I also liked the toast which was very light and crisp. Apart from that, the bacon & sausages, sauteed mushrooms and grillled tomato was rather run of the mill, but still delightful. 

The Leg Ham Sandwich($13.50++) was served with a bed of salad with balsamic vinegrette dressing. I really don’t recommend getting this here since it’s so easily replicable at home and I’m not a fan of leg ham anyways.  

For myself, the Smoked Salmon on Sourdough Toast with Asparagus & Poached Eggs aka Salmon Benedict($17++ I think). Not very well executed as the eggs were overcooked. The limited amounts of Hollandaise provided was easily overpowered by the smoked salmon and the petite portion was hardly filling in any case.

Imo, Jones the Grocer is one of the more affordable eateries in Dempsey and serves up a decent but unspectacular brunch menu. I’m not complaining about the small portions though, it just left more space in my tumtum to go over to House for dessert!

Bon Appetit!

 

 

JONES THE GROCER (DEMPSEY)

9 DEMPSEY ROAD, #01-12 DEMPSEY HILL

TEL: +65 6476 1512





Cafe Hacienda

19 04 2010

If you have read Freakonomics, you would realise that the Universe is governed by the fundamentals of Economics. For foodies, this is evident with every meal, the weighing of opportunity costs between dining at different venues. Today specifically, this came in the choosing of a brunch place. My thought process was as such…Rider’s Cafe was on the top of my list but on a Saturday morning with no prior reservations, getting a seat could prove to be an arduous undertaking. Likewise with Spruce, it’s equivalent to going all in in Poker, an all or nothing gamble. My previous visit to Epicurious was just last week so wasn’t too keen on going there again. Hence Dempsey it was to be, after all with the potpourri of brunch places there(Jones the Grocer, Cafe Hacienda, Au Petit Salut etc), getting seats would be easy peasy. Hmm settling for something less so as to ensure a greater chance of success sounds oddly like Game Theory to me…

Gambling is the opposite of Economics. In Economics, it all comes down to organised and logical thinking whereas in gambling, everything is left solely to chance. Coincidence or not, this brunch was actually the result of a gamble. My buddies T, K, R and myself were going on a holiday together to Australia(Sydney’s Tetsuya I’m looking at you) with R’s mystery friend S, whom  T, K and myself had no prior interaction with. So, this was kind of our introductory meeting to get to know one another. It was a gamble that our new found buddy would be interesting(chio would be a bonus and a separate gamble in itself), without any attitude problems.

Yet another FnB undertaking by Michel Lu, Cafe Hacienda is a sister restaurant of Prive @ Keppel Bay, hence the similarities within the menu. My last visit here left me cosying up among tai-tais on a weekday brunch, no doubt I left with a good impression with an undeniable fondness for their Sticky Date Pudding

It’s such a common sight at brunch places and yet it never fails to pose for a great picture…the Eggs Royale($13.50++) aka Salmon Benedict.

S couldn’t decide on what she wanted, so she ordered Eggs Any Style($13.50++). She was taken aback when she was asked what style she wanted, alas she thought that Eggs Any Style was really a dish’s name which could save her from making any choices. Well, normal unbimbotic people can also make such mistakes…NOT! Served with a sole Pork Sausage, Scramble Eggs(choice of poached, scrambled or sunny side up) and 2 Triangular Toasts, it really makes for quite the unworthwhile brunch meal since S ate something similar to that during her self-made breakie. It didn’t help that the Sausage was bland and reeked of an overdose of herbs. The Scrambled Eggs was creamy but average at best.

 

T had the Seafood Aglio Olio, a Today’s Special not found on the menu. On his request for less oil and salt, it was just barely passable and I found the spiciness a bit too strong for me.

  

For myself, I had the Spicy Crabmeat Linguine($22++). I found the rendition here a bit too dry and not creamy enough. Not as good as the other same price-ranged crabmeat pastas I have had recently at Riocotti and Etna’s.

I’m glad everyone loved my recommendation for the Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch & Vanilla Ice Cream($10++). It’s quite foolproof actually, I haven’t eaten a bad tasting Sticky Date Pudding yet, especially when it’s doused with Butterscotch and Ice Cream. The warm pudding here is the totally moist kind, if you prefer the kind with a crisp outer layer with a moist interior, I would recommend the one at Chalk @ Mount Sophia Old Skool.  

R took a fancy to the Chocolate Tart($7++). Having eaten at Laurent Bernard’s Chocolate Bar @ Robertson Quay last week, I dismissed this one rather quickly. I felt that the bittersweet dark chocolate here lacked fluidity and the tart base wasn’t buttery and artery clogging enough.  

I had the TWG French Earl Grey while T had a Cappuccino. According to T, the proper way of drinking of Cappuccino is to first sprinkle sugar over the froth and eat the foam and sugar together using a teaspoon. New day new discovery indeed…

 

Sometimes, Economic reasoning might not triumph gambling in attaining the best results. Cafe Hacienda was sorely disappointing this time round while S proved to be the Jackpot. Let’s pray our lucky gambling streak continues in Australia’s Casinos…and I can use the winnings to eat more yumyums!

Bon Appetit!

 

 

CAFE HACIENDA

#01-07 BLK 13 DEMPSEY ROAD

 TEL: +65 6476 2922








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