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Saturday, February 14, 2009
White Dog Cafe
Even though it's Valentine's Day, the cafe still offered their daily set lunches at the same price. Naturally, this attracted many diners since many other restaurants were only offering overpriced "special" couples' menus. Hui Yi and I needed to wait awhile before a table was available.
We decided to share the set lunch ($11.80++) which came with soup, a choice of main course and either coffee or tea. Since I didn't want the cream of chicken, we topped up another $2++ for cream of mushroom. It was hearty and thick with finely chopped mushrooms. This is definitely not the Campbell soup standard!
We also ordered an appetiser to share. The Sauteed Wild Mushrooms ($4++) was average. Chopped garlic and parsley lent a fragrance to the otherwise bland slices of mushrooms. Portion size was good though for the price paid.
The choice of main course was Pan-fried Glazed Salmon with Japanese Sauce. This was served with a side salad and butter rice. This reminded me of something I will see served in a hawker centre rather than a cafe. The salmon was too dry but the skin was crispy enough. I suppose I can't expect too much for the price paid.
We topped up another $3.50++ for a slice of White Dog Specialty Cake. The Hazelnut Crunch was the winner after perusing the list of cakes but was an utter disappointment. I think only hazelnut essence was used to bring out the flavour instead of the real deal. Cheap cornflakes were sprinkled on the cake which was much too creamy.
Hui Yi has been telling me about the Warm Chocolate Cake ($5.80++) for ages and I finally got the chance to try it today. It was good but definitely not the best I've eaten.
When the cake was cut, the hot chocolate lava did flow out but not as much as I would have liked to see. The vanilla ice cream was awful! It was too milky and sweet.
I didn't particularly like the service as it could be better. When I requested for the menu a second time and subsequently for a bottle of water, the waitress didn't look too pleased. I was 99% sure a flicker of annoyance passed over her face before she turned away. The lady at the table next to us was unlucky enough to have milk poured accidentally onto her lap and bag. Food wise, there was nothing that would make me come back again.
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