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Monday, April 28, 2008

Cedele by Bakery Depot #1
#03-28A Raffles City Shopping Centre
6337 8017

“Our Food, Goodness You can Trust”, so proclaimed Cedele.

Zhi Peng and I met up for lunch at the newly opened Cedele outlet at Raffles City. Opened in a secluded corner of the shopping mall, the café was quite deserted when we made our way there. Having been to other outlets of Cedele several times, I noticed that the menu has some new additions, especially in the desserts section.

The Grilled Chicken Avocado Brie Sandwich ($14.80++) is served with lettuce and tomato on fresh oat bran bread and with a side salad. Instead of brie, I requested for the homemade coriander pesto as a replacement.

Traditionally, pesto is made with pine nuts, basil and olive oil. This homemade pesto is equally good made with coriander and I like the finely minced garlic as they provide a bite and enhance the aroma. The chicken is also succulent and juicy as it is not over-grilled.

The Sea Bass Lovers Sandwich ($15.80++) comes on wholemeal bread and a side salad. Even though the sea bass is grilled on the spot, both of us agreed that it is either not very fresh or not made to order as there is a fishy smell.

Nevertheless, I still enjoy the sandwich as I’m not overly bothered by the fishiness. Like the previous sandwich, I replaced the mayonnaise with the homemade pesto which tastes great with the sea bass. To some extent, it also helps to mask the fishy smell.

The Blueberry Maple Cake ($6++) is a moist whole wheat cake that is baked with layers of maple syrup frosting and topped with fresh blueberries. Organic unrefined sugar is used. Both of us find that the frosting tastes suspiciously like cream cheese frosting but the manager assured us that there is no cheese. I’m still quite skeptical as it really tastes like cheese and not maple syrup.

Made with whole wheat flour, this cake is also denser than regular sponge cake. Overall, I think it’s quite nice if not for the cheese-like frosting.

Cedele is one of my favourite cafes as the food is made with no trans-fats and preservatives. It’s hard to find such handcrafted café food that is both healthy and delicious. However, I feel that the Wheelock outlet is a lot better than this new one as 1. the food portion and quality are definitely more generous and better; 2. the ambience is better; and 3. service is more prompt. Since you will be paying the same price, try the Wheelock outlet first and you will see what I mean.


4:07 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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The Orthorexic Foodie
The Skinny Epicurean
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Food Glorious Food