Friday, August 04, 2006

First post!

First post in my blog! Am so thrilled by the thought of it. Never really blogged in my life so just doing this food blog just for fun and remembrance. Don't know how I should start, but nevertheless, here goes!

Attack of the foodies part 1 - Had dinner at Plaza Market Cafe @ Raffles the Plaza with my gf and 3 other friends. The place wasn't too crowded when we stepped in at about 1930hrs and it was done up to bring back the nostalgia of the 60s. The atmostphere was relaxed, which was exactly what I needed to unwind after a whole week of work.

Food wise, the spread was at best, average, with the usual stuff like sushi, salmon, crabs, prawns, oysters, duck, popiah etc. Everything was passable, with nothing especially outstanding. The roasted pork was too fatty and oily, the satay was burnt at some areas(those that weren't burnt tasted dry and tough) The only things worth mentioning were the desserts. The tiramisu was above average, the green tea pudding with chocolate syrup was surprising good and the chocolate fountain only had marshmellows and strawberries. The highlight of the meal,(or so I thought) was to have been the durian pengat, which was said to be of equal standards to the one at Ellenborough cafe @ Merchant Court Hotel. Sadly, it was a pale shadow of the real McCoy. The pengat was not as smooth as the one at Ellenborough and it was a tad too bitter for my liking. I gave up after eating just half a bowl of it.

The damage? $42+++ per pax before discount. After discount, $24.50/- each. (Because my friend works @ Raffles and is entitled to 50% off)

All in all, a pretty unsatisfying experience. I like it for its prompt service and laid back atmostphere, but the food leaves much to be desired. With such a high price tag of $42+++ per pax, I wouldn't be returning anytime soon, not even with 50% off.

The hugely disappointing Durian Pengat

Final Verdict:
Ambience: 6.5/10
Service: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Value for money: 5/10

Overall: 6.125/10

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