21 October, 2006

The Sweetest Things in Life

"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.”

Indeed, the sweetest song that we often hear from the radio are that of love songs – but often then not, these so called love songs tells stories of unrequited love and many sadden stories.

Thankfully, my affair with sweet stuffs often gives me more joy than misery. I have a sweet tooth and I often crave for dessert whenever I finish a meal.

After a cup of Hong Kong Milk Tea at Xin Wang Hong Kong Café at Cineleisure, I was craving for a dessert - and the most appealing dessert was the luscious Mango Pudding staring right back at me from the menu. When the order came, the appearance of the mango pudding was however a HUGE disappointment. Nowhere was it close to the dazzling orangey yummy-looking mango pudding portrayed in the menu.

The waitress explained that the dessert came served with milk, which explains why the dessert was whitish in colour.

The dessert was passable (it was a bit filling with the milk), but I felt that they could have better depict the picture in the menu.

Service was also rather bad, as we have to wait to have our orders taken - despite the numerous crews in the café - as they rather chit-chat away at the side of the café.


Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Ambience: 3.5/5
Price: 2.5/5
Total: 11/20
8 Grange Road,
Cathay Cineplex Orchard,

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Another recent sweet affair I had, was a trip to Serene Centre after a lazy picnic at the nearby Botanic Gardens.

Island Creamery is an ice cream parlour that offers unique local flavours for both young and old – think Teh Tarik and Tiger Beer sorbet and not your typical boring chocolate or vanilla flavours. I tried the Pulut Hitam and I have to say that it kinda reminded me of the days in NS, where it was one of the favourite desserts among the field ration.

However, the texture of the ice-cream is a bit rough as compared to the ice cream from Venezia, at Guthrie House, Sixth Avenue.

Despite that, it is still a chic place for teenagers to hang out with, and it even encourage people to take photos, print out, and leave their wonderful memories behind, pasted on the wall. So who says all sweet stuffs leave you with a bad aftertaste?

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 4.5/5
Ambience: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Total: 15/20
10 Jalan Serene,
Serene Centre, #01-05

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