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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Karma Kettle & Rhapsody
26B Dempsey Road
6472 0221

Dinner was decided to be at Dempsey Hill with Hui Yi, Qian Wen and Wen Yi. After considering the cluster of cafes and restaurants there, we went to this very homely and quirky decorated establishment.

We started with the Dutch Salad ($9.90++). Mixed greens are tossed with quail eggs, potatoes, beets, chickpeas, bacon bits and honey mustard dressing. I like the tangy dressing a lot! It gives a nice twist and flavor to the salad.

Our next starter was the Kathi Roll ($11.90++) recommended by Hui Yi. These are Indian wraps stuffed with chicken, bell peppers and red onions. The wraps are like the normal prata skin and a little oily but I like the chicken! The marinade makes it very fragrant and the chicken is tender.

The Lavender Chicken ($17++) is quite interesting. The chicken is pan fried with the house’s signature English lavender flowers sauce. The taste of brown sauce reminds me of mash potato gravy and there is just a very subtle hint of lavender. The portion was generous with two large pieces of chicken.

The Sole Meuniere ($24++) is a traditional French dish of a New Zealand sole fillet served with brown butter sauce and lemon. This is good! The sole is nicely pan seared and juicy. But I think that the sauce tends more to the oily side, probably because too much butter was used.

The Cottage Pie ($14.90++) is another traditional dish. Prime lean beef mince, onion, carrots and Worcestershire sauce are baked with a mash potato topping. Everyone likes this! The fragrance hits you as it’s delivered to the table. The fillings are not too salty and the ratio of fillings to mash is well balanced.

We were surprised that we were the only diners there throughout our meal even though it’s a Sunday. The waiter told us that the traffic flow is rather erratic; the place can be a full house one day and quiet the next.

Diners can also buy the many pieces of paintings hanging on the walls.

This is a nice place that serves decent but not very outstanding food at affordable prices.


7:12 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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