Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Coffee and Crust @ Mandarin Orchard
White Chocolate Citrus ($7.50) - Cake of the month
Shaped like a dome despite the uneven creaming, I was tempted first by white chocolate. The lady over the counter described this as "Chewy, soft and very delicious" and "not mousse". I probably will not get a more pointblank and matter of fact description ever.
Yes, she was right though I would refrain from quoting her verbatim. Certainly was not mousse but like jell-o, with a certain firmness. Beyond the white chocolate lies a zesty citrus layer, almost like the psuedo eggyolk in the jelly or icecream mooncakes during Mid-Autumn's. Overall it was sweet and reached a cloying point towards the end but I liked it enough.
Mushroom Quiche ($7)
Smelt awesome, even from a distance. I did not get a chance at this but from the way it was polished off, I'm sure it was more than just delicious.
Pick from a wide array of crusts; quiches, danishes and tarts. Illys coffee or Twinings Tea are up for pairings with the crusty delights for the strict afternoon tea patrons. I will be back at Coffee and Crust, for a nice slow afternoon tea. Fuji Apple Tart and the savouries look droolicious!
Coffee and Crust