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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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Le Figue
LivinGreens
Nanbantei
Ootoya
Original Sin
Pasta Brava
Sage
Tetsu
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Patisserie Glace #2
#01-10 Chinatown Plaza
6400 0247

Don't ever say I don't learn from my mistakes. This time, I reserved the Mont Blanc ($5.60) in advance before making the trip down. Both my anticipation and expectation are high for this Japanese chestnut cake as it has been much raved about by the media. Well... It was nice. Just nice. Not great nor fabulous. I like the fragrant chestnut paste and the embedded whole chestnut. What didn't work for me was the white cream which I dislike. Shoot me, but I have to say that I like Rive's rendition more.

Even though I just had lunch, I couldn't resist the Chocolat de Noch ($5.10) as it looked good. And tasted good too! It was a contrast of texture with the crispy top of walnut and almond bits on a thin cookie base and the moist and soft sponge in between.

I've never been a fan of Strawberry Shortcake ($4.80) due to the amount of fresh cream. Just thinking of eating the cream makes me shudder. Nevertheless, I attempted a bite of this famous cake (after scrapping the cream away) and liked it well enough. The sponge was very light and fragrant with the mild sweetness of strawberries.

Service was very friendly and efficient even though there was a queue forming. I'm amazed that such a small bakery located in an out of the way place could gain so much fanfare! This just shows the wonder of good food. Or rather, good desserts!

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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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