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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TCC, the coffee connoisseur #1
182 Peranakan Place
6735 2688

Lunch was at TCC with Hui Yi. It’s been quite sometime since I last stepped into TCC. I always think that this is a rather cool place to chill out with friends and perhaps have some coffee and desserts. Looking at their menu, I’m surprised that they have a large selection of starters and bistro fare like the usual pasta, mains and sandwiches.

TCC Kahlua Salmon ($16.80++) has been featured in quite a number of reviews before. The fresh salmon is pan-seared and baked until tender. I like that the salmon is not overcooked and still retains its juiciness. It’s served with mashed potato and TCC’s own concoction of coffee sauce, garnished with asparagus and rose petals. The mashed potato helps to fill you up real fast but we feel that too much butter is used. Also, the asparagus is too salty. I tried eating the rose petals but they were too hard and had a weird taste. Are they even edible in the 1st place?

For desserts, we had the Warm Vanilla Bread Pudding ($7.20++). 2 slices of warm bread puddings are served with a small scoop of cappuccino ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. This is the 1st time I’m trying bread pudding and I can’t say that I like it very much. It just tastes like very soft and moist bread. The creamy texture comes from the milk used to soak the bread before it’s baked. This may be an ideal comfort food for those who like bread but not for me.

Service was good since we were there during off-peak hours. The refilling of water was prompt and the waiters were attentive. One bad point is that if you need the washroom, you have to walk all the way to Centrepoint.

There are many outlets of TCC around Singapore and this is a good place for a meal if you have no idea where to eat.


3:52 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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