Archive for May 24th, 2010

Seah Street Deli

Seah Street Deli is not on Seah street!!!! Ok that wasn’t funny. Ok Seah Street Deli is actually a cafe owned by Raffles Hotel.  According to the Raffles Hotel website, Seah Street Deli is a typical New York-style delicatessen, the unique menu features a selection of American sandwiches, entrées and salads. It is yet another place in Raffles Hotel where you can dine without robbing the bank.

I usually go there for the sandwiches. The portions are huge and they have a lot of interesting flavours to choose from. Seah Street Deli is quite similar to Billy Bombers but is quieter and has less teenagers.

Smoked salmon on broccoli with wedgesSmoked salmon on broccoli with wedges

Reuben sandwich with fries I believe this is the Reuben sandwich, with a whole ton of fries. I ordered extra gravy, which I think you can do without because the gravy was not that great in addition to the fact that it cost $2 as well.

Italiannies Pasta Pizza & Vino Singapore

Italiannies has CLOSED DOWN in Singapore!

Everybody’s talking about Italiannies. Okay maybe it’s just me. In the last few weeks, I kept coming across the name Italiannies. At first it was just an ad, quite a nice ad too, of a girl slurping noodles. Then without warning, practically every magazine I picked up had a short feature on Italiannies.

To be frank, the 1st time I saw that name, I thought “this must be some really casual and trying to pass off as authentic Italian place”. Blame it on the “ies”. It makes names sound more kiddyish, no?

Anyway, I checked out the Italiannies Singapore website, and it looks really good. It is one heck of a colourful website! The marketing team must be doing their job well! Can’t wait to go. Especially since I am in a pasta mood lately… courtesy of Sapore Italiano and the tagliatelle from Brasserie Wolf (strictly speaking, a French restaurant). They’ve only just opened in Singapore but I believe they already have a restaurant in Malaysia for a few years.

See below the pictures taken from their website.

imageThe restaurant interior

imageThe cool ad of the girl slurping up the noodles

Italiannies Pasta Pizza & Vino

#01-02, TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
tel: +65 6736 4211
operational hours:
Sunday – Thursday : 10am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday : 10am – 12mn

Dôme at Shaw House

The Partner and I had a cuppa at Dome Cafe today. We shared a long black, which is made with 2 shots of espresso and hot milk on the side. We also ordered a raisin and date scone. The coffee tasted very good despite my initial hesitation because I usually go for the cafe latte.

The thing with coffee nowadays is that it is so bloody expensive. A cafe latte or a cappuccino will set you back by more than $4, and in many cases, $5 or even $6. But yet the actual amount of coffee in a latte is lesser than the milk! So what you’re paying for is coffee flavoured milk! No wonder coffee doesn’t wake me up in the mornings anymore!

So the smart thing to do is to order the black coffee, or long black in this case, and have the “free” milk on the side. Now you know the secret. And the long black costs only $3.80, as compared to the latte which cost a dollar more.

And while we’re on the topic of coffee, am I the only one out there in Singapore that doesn’t like the foam on top of the cafe latte or the cappuccino? I scoop out the foam and chuck it away. In New Zealand, you can get a flat flat white, which means no foam.

The scone was not as nice as it used to be, and it costs $3.20 now instead of $2.50. Still, it was much better than the one we had at Jams Cafe a few weeks ago. It scored many brownie points, or shall I say scone points, since it was chock full of raisins and dates.

Long Black with a shot of milk

Long Black

Raisin and Date Scone with Strawberry Jam and Whipped Cream

The raisin and date scone. Behold the masterpiece of whipped cream the staff tried to create. I think they need further lessons on that….

Raisin and Date Scone with Strawberry Jam and Whipped Cream - Side View

Side view of scone

Raisin and Date Scone cross-section

Cross-section of the scone. As you can see, it is very dense and substantial, which is the way I like my scones. None of the fluffy crap for me.

Dome Cafe at Shaw Centre

I like the woody decor of Dome Cafe. They have a generous selection of magazines to keep you occupied.

Dôme Shaw House
350 Orchard Road
Level 4 Isetan Scotts Shaw House
Singapore 238868
Tel : 6836 9778 / Fax : 6836 4778
10.30am to 10.30pm (Daily)

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