13 May, 2008

Coffee Club @ Holland V - The NEW Has Come

With its own on-site coffee roasting facilities in its flagship gourmet coffee house at Holland Village, Coffee Club took the coffee culture by storm and set a new standard in the industry in 1991. However, even with 21 outlets today, this flagship outlet remains close to my heart, even as a non-coffee lover. I like the impeccable service and aromatic coffee there and recently, its newly launched menu gave me more enticement to visit this place. I gave the NEW Banana Butterscotch Latte ($6.20) a try and what you get is an interesting blend of a very rich and sweet latte that is of acquired taste. Don’t get me wrong, the coffee was still aromatic, but I find the butterscotch flavour too overwhelming and with the addition of the banana in it, the drink was just too sweet for my liking – perhaps someone with a sweeter tooth will appreciate it better!

The NEW Spice Chicken Wings ($8.50) marinated with lemon juice was a delight. So much so that we devoured it within minutes. The skin was well marinated and the savoury & sour combination was truly pleasurable. The only flaw was that the greens that accompanied with it was all dried and wrinkled, and the texture was too rough for consumption – the least I expected was some olive oil drizzled on it – as I found out later that they only served salad dressing to their specialty salad dishes.

Thankfully, the NEW dessert in town saved the night – Chocolate Delice ($7.00), consisting of bittersweet chocolate mousse with chocolate syrup drenched over it and vanilla ice cream on a base of crisp, flaky puff pastry accompanied by crunchy Valrhona rice crispies, this dessert is a winner in many ways. Presentation wise – it was brilliant, taste wise – the chocolate mousse is beyond description, one simply has to taste it to know what I mean. If one enjoys Bakerzin’s signatured Warm Chocolate Cake, then this cold dessert is the one for you!


By the way, does any coffee expert around know how to pronounce the coffee “Ethiopian Yirgacheffe” served in Coffee Club?

Rating

Food: 4/5 (Dessert and chicken wing is very good)
Service: 4/5 (Friendly and accomodating)
Ambience: 4/5 (Quiet, relaxing)
Price: 3.5/5 (Affordable)
Total: 15.5/20
48A Lorong Mambong
Holland Village
Singapore 277699




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7 comments:

ladyironchef said...

the chocolate delice looks nice! ah, despite having many branches around, but i haven try to enter into one of them. lol

HisFoodBlog said...

WHAT?! Bro, you dunno what you are missing out man. Besides Holland V is so near your place.

Anonymous said...

You might want to note that the coffee club you know today and the original coffee club by Kia Hiang are 2 different entities

Sie Whange said...

Great post.The chocolate delice looks nice! ah, despite having many branches around,but i haven try to enter into one of them.The coffee club is very nice.

HisFoodBlog said...

Hi there!

It taste better than it looks. ;) In fact I feel its comparable to their legendary Muddy Mud Pie.

Hmm, I would definitely recommend this outlet at holland v to you! Simply love this outlet.

Anonymous said...

ethopian yirgacheffe pronounced as E-THIO-PIAN YA-GA-CHEF

HisFoodBlog said...

Hi Anon,

BRAVO!!!!

Finally someone who cracked the mystery :)

Care to review your identity?

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