Thursday, September 30, 2010
Octa Hotel @ Parco Millenia
The first time I heard about Octa Hotel I was very sure it was an accommodation option. Does not help that it was designed to look like one too! Very K Ki - Little Drom Store in terms of concept, this was Japanese-cute and French-country encapsulated in one place.
Cosy enough for a leisurely brunch/lunch.
The country prints that got the to-be-married couple all excited about their country-themed humble abode.
Sugar cubes that appeared cute, too.
Iced tea that was different from all the other iced teas out there. Something about it that did not taste like tea, in short, a refreshing and soothing beverage.
Hashed Beef and Rice ($15.90)
For a bigger portion, you'd have to top up $2. As a gauge, for a guy...bigger portions are definitely recommended. The guys regretted not going for the upsize upon seeing the portions.
This was in short, stewed beef rice. The beef was stewed so soft and loose, there were barely full chunks of beef but mostly shredded beef. Gravy was on the clumpy side.
Fromage Salmon Sandwich ($14.90)
Avocados, Spiced Cheese, Smoked salmon
Think thick and tall sandwiches. The toasted crusty bread held together a multitude of ingredients; creamy avocado, savoury spiced cheese and salty smoked salmon. To top it off, a layer of crunchy lettuce. Wholesome, hearty goodness. Corn chips gave chips a run, literally. Loving this!
A recommended item on the menu, this surprised all of us. Chewy french toast, despite the avalanche of whipped cream, mango sauce and honey drizzled all over. I was completed sold with the frozen berries used. The icy textures of the berries and chewy toast were complentary. How good was this? Slurpworthy good, the plate was licked clean...almost.
We saw the staff preparing goodies for a supposed upcoming party, think cake pops and macaron towers...they should be included in their menu..no?