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poohloveshoney
This is poohloveshoney . French, Japanese are my favorite cuisines. I also love Coffeeshop, Café and Zi Char, Seafood.
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Similar fudge cake OK Jul 27, 2015   
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Categories : Bakery | Café | Desserts and Cakes

Been wanting to check this out after being listed as being one of the best chocolate cakes in SG. Made a trip specially to Bukit Timah for this. The cafe is kind of small with 2 4-seater tables a long bench that sits about 3 couples or so. Due to its size, it is not really conducive to enjoy a cup of coffee as you will see the place being filled kind of quickly and there will be others standing around waiting for seats.  There are 2 tables outdoors but are shunned due to the hot weather.
Now to the food and drinks.  There were about 8 types of cakes available if my memory did not fail me.  However I was intent on only trying the chocolate cake, after all, that is what this place is famous for.  The cake reminded me of another cake shop which has many branches all over Singapore and started out with only one kind of cake.  The taste was similar except that this cake appeared to have more fudge and was taller.  
Coffee is always a good option when pairing with chocolate cakes.  This place has the usual varieties of coffee with both hot and cold options.  The cappuccino and iced mocha were of reasonable standard and went well with the chocolate cake.
Will I go back for the chocolate cake? Only if I am in the area.
 
Date of Visit: Jul 25, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately $10(Tea)

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A good option for Italian food Smile Jun 22, 2015   
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Categories : Spanish | French | Bars/Lounges | Restaurant

Concetto is the Italian equivalent of Saveur so first thing that comes to mind is, good food at affordable prices!  While the decor at Saveur tries to mimic the ambience of fine dining, Concetto is so different, bare, industrial feel, with haphazard taping on the floors (I believe it is used as some form of cover up) and brown wood-like tables, stark contrast to the greyish walls.  It makes me feel this place is still considered experimental so not much effort and money is used for the renovation if any.  If you are not one to be particular about the decor while eating, then step inside.  The food is more than enough to make up for the lack of ambience.
This is one of the few places that offer set lunches everyday and the price staying the same between weekdays and weekends.  
We tried both entrees on the set lunch menu.
Concetto pasta - which was cold and and Salitish.  Give it a miss.
Mushroom soup - which was creamy and filled with mushroom bits.
For the mains, we tried the
Kurobuta pork cheek - pork that was tasty and soft, a very good dish
Duck confit - this was ok, skin not really crispy but well executed
Lobster pasta- generous amount of lobster for the price and a tasty sauce like lobster bisque just made this dish so delicious
Fruitti de mare - seafood pasta with a tomato based sauce, tasting of seafood stock and slight spiciness.  A very rich and enjoyable dish.
For the desserts, the tiramisu offered on the set lunch is good. A deconstructed version of the normal tiramisu, you get to eat the various layers separately or together, it's really up to you. We tried the chocolate tart but it was forgettable.  
Give it a miss

Give it a miss

 
Creamy and sweet

Creamy and sweet

 
A great way to end the meal

A great way to end the meal

 
Just ok

Just ok

 
Generous amount of seafood and good sauce

Generous amount of seafood and good sauce

 
Tasty dish

Tasty dish

 
Lobster tail with great sauce

Lobster tail with great sauce

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Tiramisu,Mushroom soup,Tiramisu - The deconstructed version,Fruitti de Mare aka seafood pasta,Kurobuta pork cheek,Lobster pasta
 
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Mont Blanc is ok Cry Jun 18, 2015   
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Categories : French | Café | High Tea | Desserts and Cakes | Brunch

So much hype about this place and totally does not live up to its expectation.  The saving grace was the Mont Blanc, its signature of chestnut on meringue. The signature hot chocolate was just a thick version of the normal hot chocolate bought off the shelf, without any depth in its taste.
So what was memorable for me?  The sweeping of the floors just beside me while having my dessert.  Totally changed my impression of the place. It really spoilt the evening and you can be sure this will be my last time there.
if you want to pay exorbitant prices for dessert with poor service, this is the place.
 
Date of Visit: Jun 18, 2015 

Spending per head: Approximately $25(Other)

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Categories : French

This is a very small place - can accommodate about 7 tables only.    And the location is not near any mrt station.  But this has not stopped me from going to French Ladle to enjoy the food smile

My favourites are: 
1. Pork belly - if you like this, order it when you make your reservation.  Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, my mouth is watering just at the thought of this.

2. Foie Gras - a must in a French restaurant.  Well executed such that it is not bloody on the inside and is crispy on the outside

3. Mushroom risotto - compared to the asparagus version, this is so good.  Creamy rice infused with mushroom and truffle oil.  You can try to order it when you make your reservation as well as they may not have it on the menu. 

I'll let pictures stir your appetite.
mushroom risotto

mushroom risotto

 
foie gras

foie gras

 
pork belly

pork belly

 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Pork belly,Mushroom risotto,Foie gras
 
Date of Visit: Apr 24, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $40(Dinner)

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I was attracted by the number of reviews on the restaurant week website, and decided to make a dinner reservation during restaurant week. A risk really, since the menu and choices were not listed.

We were having a late dinner and being one of the last few to enter the restaurant, we were still given a table at the corner, away from the main thoroughfare. A quiet place with stares from the right or left was a good start I would think.

My worried mind was put to rest when the menu was handed over.

The entrees had the options that I liked, which were lobster bisque and foie gras! The lobster bisque was generous in flavour and the foamy layer complemented the sweetness of the soup.
Great Lobster Bisque

Great Lobster Bisque

 
I was slightly disappointed with the foie gras as I felt a peppery taste with every bite. And having asparagus, mushrooms and raisins as the sides sure did not do justice to the piece of duck liver. However, having said that, my partner enjoyed the foie gras thoroughly and complimented on how it was well executed with a crispy exterior and a melt-in-the-mouth interior.
mixed review of foie gras

mixed review of foie gras

 
We were served a small cup of mushroom soup after the entree. The soup was rich and piping hot. I enjoyed it and wished it were a bigger serving.
rich mushroom soup

rich mushroom soup

 
The mains were not as exciting but there were still options to choose from. We tried the Iberico pork rib fondue and prawn angel hair pasta. The pork rib was cooked more like a stew, and if not for the flavoursome gravy, the meat would have tasted bland.
Iberico pork rib fondue

Iberico pork rib fondue

 
The prawn angel hair pasta was ordinary, and I have had better angel hair cooked in similar way at Saveur. Nevertheless, I must give credit for the size and freshness of the prawns.
Prawn in angel hair pasta

Prawn in angel hair pasta

 
Dessert was well presented and the lychee panna cotta was especially memorable. It was a nice way to end off the meal.
Lychee Panna cotta

Lychee Panna cotta

 


Yes, the food was good, but I think it needs an extra oomph factor to make me want to come back again.

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Lobster Bisque,mushroom soup
 
Date of Visit: Mar 19, 2012 

Spending per head: Approximately $50(Dinner)

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