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Friday, June 13, 2008

Out of the Pan
#B1-45 Raffles City Shopping Centre
6431 6103

Zhi Peng and I walked to City Hall with the intention of eating desserts at Canele. But alas, we reached too late and they were closed. Then, we decided to go Menotti instead but it has closed down! Is this unluckiness due to Friday the 13th? In the end, we went to Out of the Pan since it was still open.

The Tiramisu ($12++) is wrapped in a sweet crepe and served with espresso ice cream. Presentation is excellent but not so taste wise. The crepe spoils the whole dessert. It’s too floury and tastes a tad too rubbery.

When we cut into the crepe, the tiramisu just came apart and resulted in a mess. The proportion of mascarpone cheese to biscuit is also skewed, with the former dominating the whole dessert. Seriously, I wouldn’t recommend this and better tiramisu can be found at this price tag.

The Iced Maple Pecan Tart ($9.50++) fares slightly better. Caramel pecan pieces are baked with maple treacle and served with maple parfait.

The description on the menu is rather misleading as I expected a layered dessert (that’s what a parfait is about, isn't it?) instead. Overall, this tastes rather bland without the sweetness of maple.

Service was friendly enough. The kitchen is open concept so customers can actually see their food being prepared.

This seems to be a rather popular place as there were still many diners despite the late hour.

But this is certainly not the place to come for desserts. I certainly wouldn't come back again.


10:15 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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