Wednesday, April 21, 2010


After all the talk about K-Ki, from all the bloggers (ice especially has been constantly raving about the pastries here), I decided to go down and try it for myself, as a little treat for yours truly.
I already had good "vibes" upon entering the place; the smell of fresh cream and pastries, and butter lingers in the air. There were just a few small tables; the rest was a clothing shop apparently. By the counter, there were only a few cakes left, so i went for the "annabelle" (i think) which was white chocolate and mango. It was really small (like half my palm size) and it costs SDG$8. EIther something was really good or i was just being ripped off. Hope it was the former.

Sat down and had a bite; ooh it was good. Delicate white chocolate with a mousse-like texture; the flavours were very well-balanced, with just the right amount of sweetness. you could tell that they used premium ingredients to make this. There were hints of, dare i say, coconut, just a tad, the creaminess and flavour of good white chocolate, and all this was complemented very well with the slightly-tart but fragrant mango puree inside. great.

(8.5/10) - i would bump it up to a 9 if it were bigger. haha.

after that i had my usual cuppa from CuppaChoice round the corner (across the road); now that was excellent. Usually I'd travel down to Papa Palheta for great service and excellent coffee - one day i'll review it properly - but this cuppachoice was just as excellent. very aromatic coffee with the right amount of brightness and acidity.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tom's Palette (again)

It's been a while since I've returned to Tom's Palette, a very long while; I think the last time i went there was probably about a year ago, and returning there to that little corner in Shaw Towers really brought back memories of going out on foodie trips with J, and hopping from place to place - first the main course, then the ice cream. But now I have tried to cut down on the eating - instead what I do is to have tried to become a coffee connoisseur rather than an ice cream connoisseur - i figured it would be better for the waistline.

But I just went back to Tom's, and my my, was it soooo good. Eunice the affable shopkeeper has a wonderful knack of creating such delicious flavours you can't help but go ooooh... she's been creating alot of new flavours ever since i came around, and there was this april fool's flavour that consisted of onions, and i actually thought it was durian. cute. and another one called "hot and sizzle" - when you put the ice cream in your mouth there's actually a sizzling sound. again, very cute! I had what i usually had, salted caramel cheesecake - still as creamy and cheesy and a bit salty as ever, and the buttered pecans,which is not always available but is so good because there's this butteriness to the ice cream, a bit of coffee undertone, and lots of nutti earthliness - and definitely some salt to bring out the flavour. very very good. (9/10).

Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder - and the taste ever better. but tom's. oh man. if only you werent' so far away and there was a better way to lose some calories....