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We’ve been to Chef Pang’s Antoinette in June and in July, off to Pique Nique we went!

Pique Nique

Pique Nique

Surprisingly, the place wasn’t all that packed on a Friday evening and we were immediately seated upon arrival. Pique Nique’s theme and concept were largely based on an American casual bistro. So you can expect food items like cheeseburgers, hotdogs, mac ‘n’ cheese. Not exactly the widest of selections, but our main goal was to try their mac ‘n’ cheese.

The Mushroom Mac 'n' Cheese

The Mushroom Mac 'n' Cheese

The Mushroom Mac 'n' Cheese

The Mushroom Mac 'n' Cheese

Mushroom Mac ‘n’ Cheese ($14) – Elbow macaroni, mascarpone, gouda cheese, roasted field mushrooms. The Mushroom Mac ‘n’ Cheese was served piping hot on a metallic pan. Looks wise, with the thick layer of cheese and the charred brown areas, the Mushroom Mac ‘n’ Cheese was welcomed with “oooh”s and “ahhhs”. The serving of cheese was quite huge and every single time we dug in to take a scoop, long strands of cheese would trail from our forks. But in our opinion, taste wise, the cheese wasn’t exactly of very premium quality like the one we had at PS. Cafe. The macaroni was cooked al dente, with adequate chewiness. The serving was quite huge, and even for cheese lovers like us, we were quite relieved that we had ordered this to be shared amongst 3. For $14, it was quite a good deal. But do polish up the food fast as the heat dissipates from the metallic pan quite quickly.

The Tokyo Connection

The Tokyo Connection

The Tokyo Connection ($9.50) – Teriyaki chicken leg, mashed potato, wasabi mayo, tomato, lettuce. The Tokyo Connection burger was pretty huge too and served with thick-cut fries. The teriyaki chicken leg was pretty tender, but not to the extent of those chicken fillets which had been artificially tenderized. It was tasty, but somehow not in terms of the teriyaki taste. One thing we liked about the burger was the layer of mashed potatoes. The salty, mushy mashed potatoes added a different texture to the burger. According to the menu, there was also the addition of wasabi mayo. Well, we did taste a little mayo on the underside of the bun, but there wasn’t any wasabi taste.

Baileys Milkshake

Baileys Milkshake

The main courses were not too bad, reasonable priced with huge servings. Main courses aside, we tried the milk shake and a cup cake as well. The Bailey’s milkshake was very thick, and we literally had difficulty slurping up the milkshake. It was also very sweet, but sadly, there wasn’t any Bailey’s taste. In fact, with the little black spots in the milkshake, we even suspected that we were served Oreo milkshake instead. And at $10, the Bailey’s milkshake was on the pricey side.

Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Our weak spot for desserts lies in salted caramel. We have always been attracted to desserts containing salted caramel. This time at Pique Nique, we went for their Chocolate Caramel Cupcake! The cupcake was topped with oats biscuit crumbs, atop salted caramel dressing. The biscuit crumbs were crunchy and exuded an oat fragrance. Salted caramel has always been a good pairing with sweet chocolate and we love the combination of sweetness and saltiness. The interior of the cupcake was spongy and dry. But for this cupcake, there were areas inside which was moist with salted caramel. Normally, the essence and attractive factor of the cupcake lies in its toppings/decorations and condiments. So typically, once we polished off the top of the cupcake, what is left is the dry and unappetizing spongy portions. But for Pique Nique’s Chocolate Caramel cupcake, the proportion of toppings versus cake in the favour of the toppings and we had no difficulty polishing the entire cupcake.

Pique Nique
#B1-01/02, Takashimaya
Ngee Ann City Tower A
391A Orchard Road

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Written by foodphd

July 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

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