Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ma Maison @ The Central, Clarke Quay

Tarako Omu Rice ($14.80)
Chicken Steak Garlic ($14.80)

All prices exclude applicable taxes. And since I went there at Monday night, I got a 20% discount (before taxes) due to Ladies' Night!

Ma Maison
6 Eu Tong Sen St The CENTRAL
#03-96 Singapore 059817

Monday, April 19, 2010

After hours of sketching in the afternoon, here was how I ended my day on a simple Sunday.
Mango with Pomelo Sago ($4)
Sesame Paste ($2.50)
63 Jurong West Central 3 #03-102/103/104 (JP2)
Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648331

::Ayam Penyet Ria
Prices are exclusive of GST.
Jus Alpukat ($4.20)
Bawal Penyet ($6.90)
Ayam Penyet ($6.90)
Ayam Penyet Ria
1 Jurong West Central 2 #B1- 06
Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Singapore 648886

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie @ Robertson Quay

I really don't know what happened to this restaurant. It used to be so good that I highly recommended this to my friends, but now I need to think at least twice to make the same recommendation I was so eager to make about half a year ago. The service had gone bad, very bad. I am not the type of customer that requests funny things and complain about many things so I believe I deserve to be treated rightly.

On this visit, my order came wrongly three times. The first time happened when the waiter delivered warm water instead of cold water, although I clearly requested for the latter. Secondly, when the waiter was about to put the soup on my table, he suddenly said 'It is the wrong one' and went back to kitchen to have it changed to the right one (minestrone). I didn't notice what the 'wrong' soup was. The third time happened when they served me 'Grilled eggplant, zucchini, mushroom & tomato doria' instead of 'Prawns, squid, scallops, mussels, crab meat & white wine doria', the latter of which was the one that I ordered. Anyway at least they had it changed. And the foods were still good, which stopped tonight's dinner here a total disappointment.

Minestrone ($8.50). I haven't had the chance to taste the 'authentic' minestrone (I know there are a lot of variations of this soup) but anyway at this place, it tasted of tomato, bland and mild. To me, it needed some kicks of spices. The bread that came with it was good so the overall experience was not truly disappointing.

'Prawns, squid, scallops, mussels, crab meat & white wine doria' ($18), a real winner of baked rice. The melted cheese was, as my friend described it, silky smooth and literally melt in your mouth. The seafood served on top of the rice was good too.
'Ham & cheese with asparagus doria'. My friend said it was tasty.
I was told it was the new cake of this patisserie. I didn't see any name given for it, nor did I see the price. Anyway it was something made of hazelnut and lemon.The two components surprisingly paired well and this cake was good.
Pretty lighting fixture, I hope the service is as pretty as this.
Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie
Robertson Walk
11 Unity Street, #01-09
Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

Friday, April 16, 2010

Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth

Bali Thai

My friend and I ordered set meal, priced at $12.90 (exclusive of applicable taxes), which included side dish, main course and dessert. We decided to order drink too, because it added only another $1 to the price.
The only dessert they served for the set meal was this mango pudding. The portion was ultra mini though I didn't mind it because I was already quite filled by the main course and side dish.
The main course

Tom yum noodles. I was surprised that it was tasty and ladened with spices, which made this meal an unforgettable one.
The side dish
Spring roll, not bad. Particularly like the sweet and sour dipping sauce.
Orange juice
Cracker ($3), prawn cracker and emping with chilli dipping sauce


The outlet at Central Clarke Quay scared me off but this one, at Suntec, attracted me right after I entered the shopping mall and saw the colourful and enticing display of the cakes. The one at Clarke Quay looks gloomy and only provides very limited selection of cakes. When I asked the waiter why these two outlets were so different, he said the one at Clarke Quay was more for ordering, not serving on the spot. Anyway I bought Strawberry Shortcake (SGD6.80), Mille Feuille (SGD7.30) and Eclair (SGD3.80). The prices stated are all inclusive. The Mille Feuille was really really really good. The strawberry shortcake was good too.

They also have mini macarons. I haven't tried them yet, probably next time. Pretty ain't they?

Strawberry Shortcake
Mille Feuille
Gobi,3 Temasek Boulevard 01-029, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 (tel. 63419794)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Swensen's @ Jurong Point

Hazel Daze ($8.50). I didn't read the definition of it in the menu and chose simply by judging at the picture given. I am a bit tired of chocolates that's why I opted for this. Anyway after I savored it here is my definition of the dessert. Gooey coffee- and hazelnut-flavored fudge topped with wafer cubes drizzled in sticky chocolate sauce and topped with vanilla-flavored ice cream and whipped cream. For decoration, cherry and a slice of chocolate- and peanut-dipped thin wafer were added. Hope you understand. My mind, as of now, is fogged. I spent 4 hours in the afternoon reading news nonstop.
Beef Lasagna ($14.20). Layers of minced beef, pasta and spinach drenched in rich and creamy tomato sauce topped with limp thin potato sticks. Apart from the limp sticks everything was perfect. The portion was also just nice.
Salmon and Mushroom Baked Rice ($12.50). Nice too.

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Cookie Museum @ Esplanade Mall

So very expensive I am not coming back to this place before I am a Tai Tai. No matter how good it is claimed to be (World's 4th Finest Tearoom by, for example) this is really not my piece of cake. And phototaking is again not allowed. I checked their website. It contained almost nothing.
Anyway I packed Lemon & Lavender Cake ($9 exclusive of GST). I am not sure about the original price. I was directly told the discounted price. It tasted fine, almost commensurate to its price. Upon packing the cake was topped with whipped cream and a toffee (as seen in the picture below).
Rose Petal cake ($9 excl of GST)