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Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook @ Alexandra Central Mall

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Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook brings Carpenter and Cook closer to town since their flagship is at Lorong Kilat. While I enjoyed their lemon tart, it just was not a good enough reason for that journey to the west.

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The rather rustic looking cake counter.

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Croissants anyone? These bakes were mostly untouched throughout our dinner encounter, it could be the timing but I'd gladly take on these anytime.

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Sugar cookies anyone? On top of retailing fresh bakes, there was also a corner for these nibbles. Perfect with kids, methinks.

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This very vintage looking corner is worth spending some time at. Each side of the wall had a different set of ornaments.

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Caesar Salad ($13)
Crunchy Romaine, Home Baked Croutons, Eggs, Smoekd Baacon, Caesar Dressing

At a large, this was ridiculously small and really easy to put together - I was infact very inspired to make my own caesar salad and not have to pay through my nose and teeth for it.

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Blueberry and Mozzarella Salad ($14)
Fresh Market Blueberries, Mixed Spring Greens, Herb Mozzarella, Orange Marmalade Dressing, Chopped Macadamias, Brioche Slice

Significantly larger and I'd call this more of an open faced sandwich than a salad proper. Look out for the macadamias that were precious but really delicious.

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Parma Ham Pizza ($18)
Tomato, Mozzarella, Rocket, Shaved Parmesan, Truffle Oil

The size of a personal pan pizza, this biscuit crust thin pizza made a great snack and generous drizzle of truffle oil.


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The Bakehouse Special Fish 'N' Chips ($23)
Crispy Golden Apple Soda Batter, Fries, Tartar Sauce

Given this was a special and came with such an interesting sounding batter but the fish had a really metallic after taste which left little to be desired after. Two orders of this showed varying shades of golden brown (to an almost burnt brown). 

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Tuscan-Style Braised Clams ($12)
White Wine Tomato Sauce, Venus Clams, Herbs

The sauce was not too different from the tomato pastas that were ordered, infact this was on the sweeter side.

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Pasta Di Mare ($25)
Prawns, Squid Rings, Clams, White Wine and Tuscan Style Marinara, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Linguine

Clearly an overdose on tomato sauce by the time we were done with the pastas and clams. Pasta was slightly overcooked though.

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Carbonara Classico ($18)
Smoked Bacon, Grated Reggiano Cheese, 5 min Egg, Linguini

With all the onsen eggs, this 5 minute egg suddenly becomes a tad overcooked on the bed of pasta. I'd recommend further seasoning with a dash of salt, pepper and chilli flakes. 

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Lemon Cream Tart ($6.50)


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Passionfruit Tart ($6.50)


Reserve these early or risk not having any dessert. The unfortunate part of it is, I could not tell the difference between passionfruit or lemon, fortunately the portions are small enough for the dessert to be guilt-free.

The portions are on the small side and definitely not meant for sharing. I'd reccomend this place just to hang out over small bites. Otherwise IKEA's cafe would definitely be more satisfying.

Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook
321 Alexandra Rd #01-14, Alexandra Central Mall


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