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Friday, April 25, 2008

Aerin’s
#B1-11/12 Raffles City Shopping Centre
6337 2231


How can our meal be complete without a dessert?

I have been hankering after Aerin’s Baked Apple & Rhubarb Pie ($12++) for the longest time and finally, we tried it today!



The pot of oven baked granny smith apples, rhubarb and raisins comes covered in a baked puff pastry, served with a scoop of ice-cream. The waitress said it’s weird when I said to change the ice-cream from vanilla (the default flavor) to strawberry. Looking at the photo, the pink colour really does look a little strange but I like it that way. There is a 15mins waiting time for the pie to be freshly baked but it is totally worth the wait!


The first mouthful of warm apples and cold ice-cream is simply pure unadulterated bliss. The contrast of hot and cold can never go wrong on the palate. If you like apple pie, this is the dessert for you.
The filling is sweet, moist and warm which is what a good apple pie should taste like. The apples are chopped in big chunks which give a nice bite to the dessert. But sadly, I can’t taste the rhubarb (a type of plant) at all. Even though I’m not a fan of puff pastry, I am still won over by the light, melt in the mouth flaky pastry.



A word of warning: share this with one or two friends since this is huge. Trust me, when two food lovers say this is huge, it’s really huge. We almost couldn’t finish it. After the initial ecstasy, the sweetness of the raisins, apples and ice-cream gets rather overwhelming. Because of the warm filling, the ice-cream also melts very quickly into a gooey mess. You won’t regret trying this but remember: a little goes a long way.



Not surprisingly, Aerin’s was crowded on a Friday night and there was still a short queue after 8pm. Make sure to get a seat not too near the fountain as a few water droplets landed on us and we had to speak slightly louder than usual to be heard over the din of both fountain and diners. The ambience was very nice with lighted candles adorning the tables and service was good even though the place was fully packed.

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WELCOME!

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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