The food bloggers' latest fad has got to be package meals, regardless of remaining stomach space. We indulge in this funny little thing called love. One common love. The "No photography" policy seems to be getting in the way, the intended visit to Cova was canned as well because of that. To Hilton for their signature!
Tea at Hilton..
Vegetable Cooking Oil, Cream Cheese, Grated Carrot, Chopped Walnut
This was perhaps left out in the refrigerator too long, the sides were too dry. Things got better progressively, revealing a moist carrot walnut cake. The cream cheese frosting was too thin and sweet.
Vanilla Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Sponge, Crispy Praline, Chocolate Mousse, Vanilla Cream
The dome shaped dessert was appealing visually but a bite was all I took of this mass of density.
A well balanced sour lemon curd with crunchy tart base. The tart was too crunchy but I'm not complaining!
Sour Dough, Rum, Almond Cream and Fruit Jam
Despite its cheery outlook, the berries did little than just adorn this dessert. A dry sponge base cake with berries, some buttercream would have given it the moist needed. Alcohol was not detected, unfortunately.
Hazelnut Royaltine Hazelnut Praline, Chocolate Sponge, Hazelnut Mousse, Biscuit
Too much going on once again, like Royal Copenhagen's. Flavours of bittersweet, dense chocolate all meshed together, the effect was overpowering.
Coffee Moka Finger
Almond Sponge, Crispy Praline, Coffee Cream, Hazelnut
Yet another favourite! The coffee was slight, the hazelnut-coffee combination worked wonders, one of the first few cakes to be polished off.
Jivara Milk, Chocolate, Peanut, Caramel, Biscuit Joconde, Peanut Crisps, Dark Chocolate Glaze
A personal favourite! The crunchiness was plain addictive, loved the well made layers and balance of chocolate throughout. A surprising find of crunchy caramelised popcorn on top went well with the palette.
Hilton Signature Cheesecake
Hilton prides itself for their signature cheesecakes which I have been a loyal fan of ever since the first introduction was made years back. Unlike others, their cheesecakes get better with age (the longer you keep, the better they taste! But of course, at the expense of the fluff-factor..the longer it is, the mushier it gets). Of the three flavours up for tasting, the personal favourite of blueberry outshone the rest despite being the mushiest (an indication that it's been out for long). The marble bears a strong chocolate finish whilst the walnuts were lacklustre.
Checkers Deli is one of those places that has proven time and again that it can be counted on for lovely desserts. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by their non-cheesecake range. Service could be improved on if not for the inexperienced waitress who could not get her promotions right.
Non-cheesecakes are $6.95 take away, $8.85 for dine-in Cheesecakes are $9.50 ++ for dine in
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