Monday, February 18, 2008

Sweets for My Sweet - Daniel Ong & Jaime Teo

This week's show featured Daniel Ong & Jaime Teo, an annoyingly sweet couple who are both radio DJs on perfect ten 98.7 FM. They went to three restaurants and as usual, the tantalising desserts were the centerpiece!

1. Gobi

There are two outlets, one at Katong Mall (112 East Coast Road, #03-13) and the other at The Central (6 Eu Tong Sen St, #01-27). Their desserts appear to be French inspired - lots of macaroons, meringues and mousse. Each piece fits perfectly in the mouth and looks too darn pretty to be eaten! According to the show, they have a sampler platter which you can order to get a taste of a variety of the desserts they offer. A plus point is their quaint Victorian style decor at The Central branch - makes for a leisurely afternoon tea.

Here is a link to their website: Gobi website. Photos courtesy of the website as well. =)

Price range: $12.80 for 6 pcs, $23.80 for 12 pcs (for their fantasy range)

2. Brasserie Wolf

Brasserie Wolf serves authentic French cuisine in a casual bistro setting and they have Ratatouille (not a dessert though)! Their desserts are relatively cheap as compared to their entrees, which can set you back about $35 - $45. The desserts featured on the show are the Profiteroles with Vanilla Ice Cream, laced with chocolate sauce, Crepes Suzette with Vanilla Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Mousse.

Location: The Pier At Robertson Condominium, #01-13, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road.

Price range: Approx $35 - $45 per pax for main course, desserts at $10 - $16.

Here is a link to their menu.

3. Brotzeit

Brotzeit is a German beer bar and restaurant that supposedly serves authentic German food, which means it's sausages, sauerkraut and beer galore! German food is an acquired taste in my opinion, so it would probably be a good place for me to have dessert only. =) The apple strudel with vanilla ice cream (Apfelstrudel) looks pretty yummy and is a must-try for German fanatics who want a taste of authentic German dessert. The Chef's Creation, which is a homemade vanilla gelato with pumpkin seed oil and almond flakes, looks no different from your normal gelato ice-cream.

Here is a link to their dessert menu.

Location: Vivocity, #01-149 to #01-151.

Price range: $7.50 - $9.50 for desserts.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Makansutra Raw - Jane's Cake Station

Makansutra Raw sometimes features the weirdest food but there was one episode that caught my attention - yep, you guessed right, the desserts episode! Apart from Jane's Cake Station, the rest were not very memorable (tau sar piah, anyone?). Of course, that's just my biased opinion since I absolutely love cakes (especially durian cakes) and hence nothing else caught my attention. =)
According to the show and many online forums, both their durian cake and the chocolate fudge cake are "to-die-for". Have yet to try this but it's definitely marked down on my list! Another thing to note: they sell their cakes by the whole, not by slices. I also read on the forums that it is advisable to pre-order your cake one day before collection.

Location: 265 Jln Kayu

Opening hours (very important!): Mon-Sat 12pm-6.30pm, Sun & Public Holidays 12pm-4pm. Closed on Wednesday.

Tel: 64811322

Price range: $36 for 1 kg durian cake, $28 for 1 kg chocolate fudge cake
Pictures taken from Makansutra website and Eat Like Us' Weblog. Many thanks!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sweets for My Sweet - Adam Chen

1. Island Creamery

This unique ice-cream parlour makes its ice-cream fresh every day and best of all, they have eclectic flavours like pulut hitam, pineapple tart, and even Guiness stout! A must try if you're an ice-cream fan. They also have a cold stone slab (like the famous Cold Stone Creamery in the US) for mixing your ice-cream with your desired toppings. In Sweets for my Sweet, their colourful Jello shots was also featured. The ice-cream looked so tantalising on TV that I made my way down to try it out for myself. I ordered the chendol ice-cream, which had generous amounts of red beans and green jelly. The coconut flavour was not overpowering, and the serving size was rather generous - their single scoop is in actual fact, two scoops! I also tried the nutella and teh tarik. Their teh tarik ice-cream was so good that I bought a whole tub home for the family.

Location: 10 Jln Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre

Price range: $2.50 for a scoop, $8 for a tub.

2. Le Pont De Vie

A less well-known French restaurant in the Bras Brasah district with a quiet, relaxing ambience. Said to be a good place to bring a girl to on the first date (in the words of Adam Chen). Watch out for your wallet though, because like all French restaurants, prices are steep!

Location: 42 Waterloo St

Price range: $16 - $18 for desserts

Here is a link to their menu.

3. Infuzi

A modern European restaurant located at (surprise, surprise) the Biopolis. Glad to know that there's good food available nearby for scientists who love their food like me! The bright and sophisticated decor gives it an unexpectedly chic and sleek look. The Grand Marnier Souffle with Vanilla ice-cream was featured in the show, and both Michelle and Jade exclaimed about its airy and light texture. Coconut enthusiasts should try the caramelised pineapple with coconut ice-cream.

Location: 10 Biopolis Road, Chromos Block #01-01.

Price range: $14-$24 for dessert, $32 - $90 for main course (wagyu beef!)

Here is a link to their ala carte menu.