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Thursday, May 29, 2008
#01-43 Shaw Leisure Gallery
Jia Ling, Bernard and Eric brought me to Creation for dinner. Even though this little café is tucked away in a corner of Shaw Tower, it does not seem to be wanting of customers. When we reached there, the place was already quite full and we had to sit near the entrance. All of us had the set dinner ($15.20 nett) which is really value for money! Besides a choice of main course, it also includes soup, dessert and drink.
We also ordered some starters to share. The potato wedges ($4.90 nett) arrived piping hot at our table and were quite nice! I seldom eat wedges but these meet my standard. I like that they were in huge fat chunks instead of being long and slim. Despite being fried, these were not oily.
The fried calamari ($5.30 nett) was… weird. But in a good way. These don’t taste like the calamari at all. The usual ones are rather firm and chewy but these have a meaty bite to it. In fact, I don’t see how there can be any squid in it. The strange thing is that I like this more than the usual calamari elsewhere! The golden sun-kissed batter is also very light.
Soup of the day was broccoli soup served with half a slice of bread. It would have been perfect if the soup is thicker and less salty.
I wanted the mushroom ravioli but it was sold out so I had the Salmon Alfredo instead. But I changed the sauce from cream to tomato since I will never eat pasta in cream sauce. The penne was nicely al dente and the portions of salmon and mushrooms were quite generous. I like that there were actually coarsely chopped tomatoes in the sauce which give the pasta a nice bite.
Jia Ling also ordered the Salmon Alfredo but hers was the original version, ie. linguine in cream sauce.
Dessert was either apple crumble or chocolate brownie, both served with vanilla ice cream. All of us chose the apple crumble except Jia Ling who had the brownie.
The chocolate brownie fares much better than the crumble. It’s rich, warm and moist but not too sweet. Paired with the cold ice cream, the taste is simply wonderful.
There is no GST or service charge here. All you need to do is indicate your choices on a form and pass it to the waiters. They will serve the food personally once it’s ready. I have to say though, the service was good. But Jia Ling observed that the waiters were apparently quite inexperienced since their way of collecting our plates was unprofessional. But to be fair, this is just a small eatery and not a high class restaurant so my expectations aren’t high.
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