Janice Wong is a Singaporean pastry chef who is known for her creative desserts. When I heard that she had opened a restaurant which serves other food apart from desserts, I was curious and went to have a try…
The interior of the restaurant has an interesting piece of art which looks like something edible.
Looking at the menu, the prices aren’t cheap and we didn’t want to spend too much for lunch, so we decided on the set lunch (SGD$28++), which comprised of three courses.
Before our food arrived, we were given 4 types of sauces/accompaniments to go with our dishes.
Clockwise from Top Left: Ginger slivers in vinegar, chilli sauce, XO scallop sauce and a truffle infused minced garlic paste. No instructions were given as to pair them with which dishes, so I guess we had to get creative ourselves.
The first course was a choice between Hot Explosion XLB (Whisky Pork or Truffle Cheese Chicken) or Whimsical Buns (Liquid Egg or Minced Vegetables).
We ordered the Truffle Cheese Chicken flavoured XLB (i.e. Xiao Long Bao), which was black in colour and came in 2 pieces, but was a bit boring to photograph, so we decided to place it together with the Liquid Egg Whimsical Bun, that we had also ordered, for the shot below. ^_^
Surprisingly the combination of truffle, cheese and chicken worked in the XLB and it was tasty! The Liquid Egg Whimsical Bun on the other hand, tasted like the liu sha baos that can be found at other restaurants.
The second course was a choice between two different noodle dishes and we ordered one of each.
Corn Noodles (Sous Vide Chicken, Peanut Broth) – my hubby liked it but I thought it tasted a bit on the light side.
BlackRed Duple Noodles (Braised Beef, Fried Mushroom Stems) – the soup was quite tasty but the visually striking noodles were a little limp in texture.
The third and final course was of course dessert and we were given a choice of Tiramisu, Chocolate Praline Cake or a Selection of Mochi. We chose the first two as I’m not really a fan of mochi.
Tiramisu (Mascarpone, Coffee Sponge, Expresso Ice Cream) – the flavours were true to how we expect the dessert to taste, but probably a bit stronger than the ones that you’ll find elsewhere.
Chocolate Praline Cake (Poprocks, Vanilla) – very chocolatey cake which seemed to have been soaked in some alcohol. The peanut butter was smooth and cleverly hid a fair quantity of pop rocks. Everything on the plate amazingly worked well together, with the pop rocks giving a pleasant surprise in your mouth!
Overall, I felt that the desserts fared a notch better than the food. I’d probably come back again to try their high tea which has some dim sum items but more desserts.
On the other side of the restaurant is a sweets boutique, where you can find many interesting and colourful creations!
All of them look too pretty to be eaten! I like the ones that look like Lego bricks!
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm (last order 10:30pm)
Sunday: 11am – 6pm (last order 5pm)
Telephone: +65 97125338