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Audacious Cakery

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Everton Park has slowly evolved into a mini patisserie and coffee neighbourhood, with Audacious Cakery joining its community.

Audacious Cakery

Audacious Cakery

Matcha Cupcake

Matcha Cupcake

The Matcha Cupcake ($3.50) was possibly one of the best cupcakes we have tried. The Matcha Italian meringue buttercream wasn’t overly sweet or oily. It had a smooth and creamy texture, while exuding a rich green tea taste. This was supported by a strong, full-bodied and moist green tea cake. Every mouth was dense and rich matcha goodness. A simple cupcake at its best.

Foret Noir

Foret Noir

The Foret Noir ($9.80) paled in comparison as it lacked a strong chocolately richness. We also didn’t quite like the gelatine-like rubbery texture of the outer coating. The cherries were probably the star of the cake – plump juicy cherries, which had been thoroughly soaked in Kirsh, exploded with flavours when we bit into them. Other than that, the Foret Noir seemed rather over-rated.

Audacious Cakery
#01-61, Blk 2 Everton Park

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November 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

Selfish Gene Cafe

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Hot Chocolate and Matcha Latte

Hot Chocolate and Matcha Latte

We are on the hunt for the best Green Tea Latte in Singapore! And compared to drinks like Hot Chocolate, Green Tea Latte is less common and not so widely available at many cafes. And the main reason is probably that Green Tea Latte isn’t all that easy to master. There must be an adequate balance in the proportion of tea and milk, and not forgetting good grasp of the sweetness level. Too much milk, and you lose the characteristic green tea taste and fragrance. Too little milk and you lose the smoothness and end up creating green tea instead.

Selfish Gene Cafe’s Matcha Latte fell short in terms of the milkiness. It’s taste gravitated towards green tea, rather than matcha latte. It wasn’t all that sweet though, which is a good thing. But compared to Tsujiri’s, Selfish Gene was definitely not on par. On the other hand, the Hot Chocolate was still quite decent. Not as thick and viscous as we would have liked, it was still a chocolately drink to satisfy the chocolate lover.

Selfish Gene Cafe
40 Craig Road

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August 14, 2013 at 11:08 am

Hoshino Coffee 星乃珈琲店

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Hoshino Coffee

Hoshino Coffee

Hoshino Coffee has opened at the new extension of Plaza Singapura for quite some time, but the long queue has also been a huge deterrence factor. And finally, when we had a chance to try Hoshino Coffee, to our utmost horror and disappointment, we realized that the signature “Fuwa-Fuwa” Hoshino Souffle contained beef!! And to make things worse, the “Hoshino” Pot Baked Curry Rice and the Omu Rice also contained beef! Such a bummer for the non-beef eaters! Furthermore, there was no mention/indication on the menu or order slip that these items contained beef. It was only after when we wanted to make our orders, did the waitress inform us! And that left us scrambling to decide on the alternatives.

BIG minus points for Hoshino Coffee. 5 of their top savoury main courses contained beef, leaving us with the pasta choices – which were not all that appealing.

BAD impression for non-beef eaters. If the menu had some sort of explicit indication that those food items contained beef, we wouldn’t even waste the time queuing.

Matcha Souffle

Matcha Souffle

Not much of a choice we had. But to try their desserts. The Matcha Souffle ($9.80) with Match Softee (+$1) took slightly more than 20 minutes to arrive. Well, the souffle was decent, though the centre seemed slightly underwhelming in terms of volume. The centre of the souffle was a moist, gooey, matcha-rich mess. The outer parts of the souffle were drier and fluffier. The Matcha taste was evident – which was the most basic requirements. Perhaps for $9.80, the price was a little steep as the sheer volume of the souffle wasn’t that much. The Matcha Softee was a good compliment to the warm souffle; it was cold, creamy and rich.

Hoshino Coffee
#03-84, Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road

Written by foodphd

May 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm