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    Archive for September 2013

    Antoinette

    After reading on ladyironchef, I decided to drop by Antoinette while I was in Orchard area. Located on the 2nd level of Mandarin Gallery, this small cozy salon caught my attention as soon as my eyes landed on those beautiful looking pastry and dessert.

    Despite being lunch time, the main course sadly was not screaming ‘Order Me’, and I had dessert instead.

    ♣ Strawberry Shortcake (SGD 9)

    This Japanese dessert tasted wonderful. The cake was soft and tasty with cream layers. The layers of big strawberries did justify for the price of the cake. However, these strawberries were rather acidic – either not in season, or was it suppose to be that acidic… I have no idea, only to know that the sourness of the strawberries were overpowering the taste of the cake. Between bites of strawberry and cake, I was drinking lots of water, hoping to remove the excess acidic taste.

    ♣ Antoinette, Les Coupes Glacées Avec Crème Chantilly (SGD 9)

    Served with tempered milk chocolate shards and raspberry jelly, this Earl Grey ice cream was something I was really looking forward to since I had wonderful Earl Grey ice cream during my visit to Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie…
    Sad to say, I was disappointed by the dessert.

    – The tempered chocolate shards were not tempered properly. I did not hear the lovely ‘snap’ upon breaking the shards, some simply bent instead of breaking
    – Shards, coated with some of the jelly, were rather thick and hard to break even using my spoon. I simply gave up on them.
    – Surprisingly, it did not melt on my fingers but was that due to good tempering skills or extremely strong air-conditioning, strong vote to the later.
    – Earl Grey ice cream was a little hard/’chewy’ in the middle. However, it does have a great Earl Grey taste.

    I struggled to finish the ice cream.

    ♣ Tahiti (SGD 2.50)

    Tahitian perfumed vanilla cream slightly chewy macaron was simply to love.

    ♣ Brittany(SGD 2.50)

    Fleur de sel-kissed macaron with caramel filling won the best dessert of the day. The maracon was crispy, the filling was delicious and not a bit too saltish.

    ♣ Praline(SGD 2.50)

    One of the typical flavours that I will choose. Sandwiched between the macaron shells, bits of hazelnut could be found in the filling. This crunch bit was a good touch.

    Any future visits? Well it will depend… Maybe I shall visit the main branch instead the next time I drop by my main office.


    Recent eatings

    Well went to a few places for food huntings. But I dont have much time reviewing the food as i have urgent reports to do… So I shall delay my reviews until the end of the semester.

    Recent eatings from

    • Jewels artisan chocolate 24 March 2012
    • Maison Kayser 24 March 2012
    • Pasta de Waraku 2 April 2012
    • Paul Maison De Qualite 8 April 2012
    • Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie 7 May 2012
    • Watami 15 May 2012
    • Bakerzin 17 May 2012
    • (Macau) Maxim’s de Paris macaron 2012
    • (HK) The Sweet Dynasty dim sum 2012
    • Yum Cha 31 May 2012
    • Tampopo 14 Jun 2012
    • Itacho Sushi 18 Jun 2012
    • Rive Gauche Patisserie 18 Jun 2012
    • Straits Kitchen @ Hyatt 05 Jun 2013
    • The Square @ Furama Jun 2013
    • SuperStar Virgo eatings 21-24 Jul 2013
    • Olive Tree Buffet @ Intercontinental Singapore  27 Aug 2013

    I also had to opportunity to travel to Hong Kong for my graduation trip in May 2012 and a work trip onboard Superstar Virgo in July 2013. I will be posting my photos now and then.


    A free visit to the Gardens :)

    Thanks to YW, I got  to visit Gardens by the Bay for free as part of her company’s Family Day.

    We started with a visit to 鼎泰豐 at Marina Bay Sands for lunch. As usual, it was packed with people and by the time we had our lunch, an hour and a half had passed, making us ‘late’ for the Family Day.

    Following the directions at Bayfront Mrt Station, we were welcomed by the rain as we walked towards Gardens by the Bay.

    Gardens by the Bay tickets Gardens by the Bay

    First stop was Flower Dome. The photos below were taken in the Flower Dome, including the function room, which was used to hold the Family Day.

    Below is the Cloud Forest. It was already 8pm when I went in, and my camera and the night ain’t best of friends… hence the lack of good images.

    Lastly from last shots from Gardens by the Bay.