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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Creation Cafe
#01-43 Shaw Leisure Gallery
6291 8308

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.

Creation’s interpretation of the Carbonara is basically spaghetti tossed with slices of ham, mushrooms and hotdog in cream sauce. I can’t comment on this since I’m not a fan of cream based pasta.



Eric’s Seafood in Thai Cream Sauce was surprisingly good though. There is a not too subtle hint of spiciness in the sauce and this helps to prevent the sauce from becoming too heavy or overwhelmingly nauseous over some time. Besides the usual clam and prawn, sweet chunks of pineapples were also added to make this dish more “thai-ish”, I suppose.

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.

I regretted my choice! The crumble was too dense and cake-like. It was also too sweet for my liking.

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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8:40 PM

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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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