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We snagged a $12.50 voucher for an ala carte dessert buffet at The Loft. We haven’t really heard much about The Loft and the main appeal was just the dessert buffet!

(clockwise from top left) Peanut Butter Tart; Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce; Valrhona Chocolate Cake; Chocolate Fudge; Mango Passion Cake; Chocolate Walnut Brownie; Choco Pot; Lychee Bavario

(clockwise from top left) Peanut Butter Tart; Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce; Valrhona Chocolate Cake; Chocolate Fudge; Mango Passion Cake; Chocolate Walnut Brownie; Choco Pot; Lychee Bavario

(clockwise from left) Blueberry Cheesecake; Raspberry Mousse Cake; Chocolate Brownie; Oreo Cheesecake; Apple Crumble

(clockwise from left) Blueberry Cheesecake; Raspberry Mousse Cake; Chocolate Brownie; Oreo Cheesecake; Apple Crumble

Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream

Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream

Banana Crepe

Banana Crepe

We tasted every dessert that was available on that day. Most of the desserts were at most mediocre and there was nothing fantastic about them. We broadly classified the desserts into 2 main categories:

1) The good ones which we went for 2nd servings – Valrhona Chocolate Cake, Choco Pot, Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Fudge Cake. Well, basically the chocolate ones were slightly better. We do have to emphasize again, that compared to our common dessert hangouts, these “slightly better” desserts were way off the scale. But at The Loft, these were the better ones. The Valrhona Chocolate Cake was pretty rich, but rather crumbly. It was like an imitation molten chocolate cake, without the molten centre. The presentation of the Choco Pot was pretty amateurish and home-made style. It was akin to a dollop of thick fudge. However, the fudge wasn’t very smooth, we tasted bits and strands resembling that of coconut. The Chocolate Brownie with dark and white chocolate chips atop was probably the best cake of the night. It was chewy and chocolately rich. The Chocolate Fudge Cake reminded us of steamed mala cake. It appeared to be flourless, and on the sticky side.

2) The bad ones which just wasted our calories – Banana Crepe, Peanut Butter Tart, Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce, Lychee Bavario, Mango Passion Cake, Raspberry Mousse Cake, Cheesecakes and Apple Crumble. The Banana Crepe has got to be the worst crepe we have ever tried. The crepe was bland and tasteless, it was hard and stale. It was like Peking Duck skin which was left in the open for days. No matter how much chocolate sauce or strawberries/bananas added to it, the crepe was just not to our liking. We were also pretty disappointed with the Peanut Butter Tart. The fillings was just peanut butter flavoured cream, sitting in the middle of a stale and un-crunchy biscuit cup. The lychees in the Lychee Bavario wasn’t fresh. The Blueberry Cheesecake, though had a distinct cheese flavour, was too crumbly and the crust was an absolute disaster. The crust was stale, not fresh, not crunchy, utterly soft and bland. The Oreo Cheesecake tasted pretty artificial as well.

We pretty much regretted purchasing the dessert buffet vouchers. A total waste of money and time.

The Loft
41 East Coast Road

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Written by foodphd

August 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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