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Matcha Lava & Rice Wine Parfait  Cry Nov 11, 2014   
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Categories : Korean | Fusion

 

 

 
Full review: http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2014/11/sync-korean-fusion-bistro-matcha-lava.html
The popularity of molten chocolate cakes never seem to dwindle as it has a high frequency of appearance in the menus of cafe bistros and western restaurants. Now, this Korean bistro is pretty ambitious to offer it in three different flavours, White Chocolate Lava Cake Red Bean, Taro and Matcha. The Matcha Addiction ($7.90) lacked conviction and was closer to the spectrum of green tea than matcha. I could possibly be biased because I had this immediately after having the Best Matcha Lava Cake in SG.

I thought it would be fun to order something which maybe few people or no one has ever ordered before. But no, huge mistake. For the Mak Gul Li parfait ($8.90), I thought we were served a wrong order of a cocktail instead of a dessert parfait. Cornflakes (not "cornflake crumbles") were submerged into a pool of white yoghurt, cheapened with canned pears (not "seasonal fruits") and cloying sweet jam at the base. I could not locate the Jujube honey anywhere too. The blend of the Korean Rice Wine and Yoghurt could be an acquired taste but the moral of the story is that one should probably stick to the recommended items next time.

 
Spending per head: Approximately $10(Dinner)

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Categories : American | Bars/Lounges | Café | Pasta | Burgers and Sandwiches | Brunch | Kids-Friendly

 
I am not too famliar with the cafe culture but the overall experience once again convinced me of the extremely slim hopes of finding good food in café. Full review on http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2014/10/curbside-cafe-and-wine-bar-biopolis.html

 
Corn Beef Hash

One can spare Spam Chips ($9) the accusation of being too salty since it's churned from the can (blame the manufacturer) but not for the Corn Beef Hash ($12), a brunch item that consists of salt-cured minced beef with two poached eggs. Even the accompanying sourdough were unable to divert the attention away from the sodium. The half-hearted Cheesy Fried Chicken ($18) which resembled the standard chicken cutlet set from the western stall at hawker centers, failed to impress with an awkward cheese blanket. The chilli powder did not impart any spice to lift up the fried fries in any way. TheCheeseburger ($18), an 180g beef patty on bun, remained dry and lifeless even though there was some melted cheese concealed within the meat. The homemade buffalo sauce for the Buffalo Wings ($12) had a lingering aftertaste of spice but made the wings too cloying to encourage a second piece.

 
Cheesy Fried Chicken

 
Cheeseburger

 
I sometimes wonder if I should abstain from trying the cakes in Singapore as the more I try, the more pessimistic I become. Same goes for the desserts here. The Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie ($8) could not command any feelings of awe, but at least they were fared better than the version from Seasons Bistro.

 
As for the lemon tart ($9), the shell hasn't attain the full technical excellence of a classic French rendition. Fortunately, the coffee, be it cappuccino or mocha, had gained the thumbs of approval from many coffee aficionados that I knew. Though I can't tell much about coffee, I took a sip. And I quite enjoyed it.

 
 
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Categories : Singaporean Chinese

 
Disappointing.

Standards have dropped tremendously. The lukewarm bak kut soup ($7/pax) was the ominous sign of a meal that eventually went downhill. The pork ribs, regardless of which country it came from, was not consistently cooked. It was the first time I encountered so much difficulties tearing off the meat from the bones. Full post and pics : http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2014/09/rong-cheng-bak-kut-teh-dark-clouds.html

 

 
When cold lettuces and cold pig liver/kidney slices are thrown into a broth that is not hot enough, the final outcome of the Pig Liver & Kidney Soup ($5) was a mishap that stink of blood. Besides Bak Kut Teh, this place also sells some zi char dishes like the miserable plate of Sambal Potato Leaves ($7) full of withered greens. Other side dishes include braised beancurd skin ($3), braised peanuts ($2) and braised pig skin ($2) but none raised above the bar. Perhaps the Mee Sua Soup ($2) and the Fried Prawn Roll ($10) were the only pillars we could lean on.

Ironically, isn't this place known for its Bak Kut Teh in the first place?

 

 

 

 
 
Spending per head: Approximately $15(Dinner)

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Chocolate Irony Cry Jan 18, 2014   
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Categories : Café | Desserts and Cakes

Visit http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2013/11/wimbly-lu.html for full review and picsUntil now, I still do not know why this place is so popular. Ironically, the desserts did not impress even though Wimbly Lu is famous for them.

 
The Hazelnut Butterscotch Blondie ($4.50) was too dry and chalky with rancid untoasted nuts though the butterscotch sauce was rich and sweet.

 
I don't understand the logic of molten lava cakes $6without ice cream or creme anglaise sauce but I know some do. The version here is very rich, dense and luckily not too sweet. However, the cake texture was still dry as compared to Domino's or Morgansfield.

 
The Chocolate Tofu Cake $6 did not taste anything of tofu but I guessed the ingredient blended into the mousse did help to give it a smooth, creamy texture. However, the biscuit base was stale and not crunchy as described by the staff.

 
With a crisp texture and some even noted a resemblance with cereal taste, the signature waffles with one scoop ice cream ($8.50) was the better ones that day. I wonder if the salted caramel ice cream came from Salted Caramel at Upp Thomson though. But it was too small a scoop for the size of the waffles.

 
Mediocre Cheese Toast Melts which can be skipped

 
Another recommended item was the Chocolate Root Beer Cake $6. Think layers of root-beer-infused ganache intersecting with chocolate sponge. I like chocolate and root beer. But the combination of both tasted strange.

 
Blackout Cake $6
Bottomline, a cafe that is simply over-rated. Perhaps it is crowded because the seats are limited. My companions were generous to comment that the ambience was good, for instance the settings such as the red bricks tiled wall and lightings. But I tend to ignore ambience and focus on the food. Given the substandard quality of the chocolate desserts, I would not fancy a return. Visit http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2013/11/wimbly-lu.html for full review and pics

 
Recommended Dish(es):  waffles
 
Spending per head: Approximately $8(Dinner)

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Bad luck? Or Bad Service Cry Jul 25, 2013   
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Categories : Middle Eastern/Mediterranean | Burgers and Sandwiches | Salads

Came to Pita Pan, a Mediterranean bistro which offers salad, falafel and hearty Middle-East/Lebanese stews because I was craving for hummus. Pita Pan sounds like Peter Pan to me but it's not any happy fairyland restaurant. It was the poor service which ruined what could be a more pleasant experience. shocked

 
This is less like a restaurant at MBS and more like a fast food outlet as diners have to find their own seats and order from the counter (no signs stating that it was self-service). What was more hilarious was the servers at the salad counter told us to order at the cashier, but yet the cashier had been ignoring us as she was busy counting the cash.sad

 
What can we do but wait before they were ready to key in our orders? The HALF-POCKET SANDWICH ($7.90), was assembled gradually like a subway sandwich. First, half a pita bread was filled with three chickpea falafel. Then, pick all-you-want from the salad counter ( I chose nearly everything), and lastly the dressing (I opted for the tahini dressing also known as sesame paste).

The end result looked totally different from the menu but was very delicious, especially the golden-brown falafels. They had a crispy coating but were not too dry inside.

 
Instead of the Middle Eastern breakfasts, we had the Hummus with Mushrooms served with pita bread ($11.90). The bread version here was warm, soft and fluffy. The hummus here was better than Onaka's version because they are not chilled nor too salty. It was extra creamy with generous amount of mushroom toppings. Not quite sure how healthy this was but my tummy was satisfied!

 
Conclusion: Service aside, food was not too bad and portions are quite substantial. Unless they fine-tune the service here, I don't think eating here is any beneficial, especially for our mental health. For those who wish to check this out, bring your own water as they don't serve it.

For more photos and full review, please visit http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2013/07/pita-pan-pocket-full-of-health.html
 
Recommended Dish(es):  hummus
 
Spending per head: Approximately $13(Lunch)

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