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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

If you have any comments/suggestions/places you think serve great food, do share with us! Email me at qiuyi_ong@hotmail.com or leave a comment in the tag board. Thanks and cheers to future gastronomical adventures!

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Gunther's
Jaan (Eaten!)
La Strada
Le Bistrot
Nicolas
Pasta Brava (Eaten!)
Sage (Eaten!)
Tatsuya
Tetsu (Eaten!)

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Cugini
Kuriya
Le Figue
LivinGreens
Nanbantei
Ootoya
Original Sin
Pasta Brava
Sage
Tetsu
Valentino

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Friday, March 27, 2009

TCC, the coffee connoisseur #4
B1-26, City Link Mall

6423 1022

It has sort of become a norm for Sis and I to spoil any healthy meal we've had with some sinful desserts. Intending to do so at Aerin's, we walked all the way to City Hall from the Little India area. However, nothing caught our eyes when we got there. Since I haven't been to TCC ever since I returned from New Zealand, we decided to indulge there instead. Commenting on how good the Ti-Rum-Misu ($5.80++) was the last time I was here, Sis ordered it without hesitation. This time, there was too much mascaphone cheese to me but the coffee and rum kick was still there.

Wanting to try something new, I ordered the pretty looking Chocolate Grottine ($6.20++). The wait staff told me it's a chocolate mousse sitting on a sponge cake and surrounded by a hard chocolate case, topped with strawberries. This simple dessert was quite ordinary with nothing to shout about.

Oh ya, the waiter also mentioned that there was a brandied cherry in the mousse and I almost laughed out loud when I saw it finally. Instead of being plump and juicy, the cherry was small and shrivelled with no brandy taste at all. How pathetic!

Wow, prices have certainly increased since almost a year ago. We ordered the tiramisu from the display counter rather than from the kitchen as it costs almost twice more with merely a few fruits as garnishes. I actually asked the staff about it and she assured me that both the counter and menu tiramisu is the same, just that the latter comes in a nicer presentation. Food and prices aside, the service and ambience were great. The waiter volunteered to make some recommendations for drinks without us asking and was very attentive throughout the time we were there. Nevertheless, the desserts failed to make an impression on me this time and I'm not sure I'll be back.

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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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