Didn't expect to find such a light-hearted restaurant in the heart of Singapore CBD area. Opening the doors really bring a very light-hearted feeling, the waiters and waitresses presents their broadest smile with their red caps and jumper suits. Wow, with the jukebox and the typical New-York style setting, you just can help but to Rock and Roll ONLY IF the music is louder. I guess Friday was after all a good time to drop this restaurant a visit.
Had the TriBeCa which contains a beef patty, broiled with parma ham, cheddar cheese, tomato, portobello mushroom and lettuce (180g, $18.40) and the Broadway, a combination of quarter roasted chicken and half a rack of baby pork ribs ($19.90). But since this is a cake or rather a dessert blog, I think I will not post the pictures until I have more burgers to compare. Generally, the portobello mushrooms in the burger is solid but I thought the burger from Oh Carol! at biopolis is better. As for the ribs, just too tough but the chicken is tender and juicy.
Anyway, claims to be the all-time favourite dessert, how can we resist not ordering the chocolate decadence cake ($11.90).
After eating so many cakes and attempting to pay to the finest attention to all the lovely pastries, Yuan declared that the cake is not going to be good. Haha, prove himself wrong.
Recall our definition of haunting desserts, this cake is gigantic but it didn't stop us from clearing every single bit of it. Know what is the pros of this cake, it is not very sweet.
With alternating layers of chocolate mousse and chocolate cake with a thin layer of raspberry puree, this chocolate mousse has a texture which is in between the creamy chocolate mousse of Aroma's Valrhona Chocolate Mousse Cake and the rich + smooth chocolate layer of Canele's Gateaux Chocolat. I purposely highlight these 2 examples is to show the extremes between high chocolate content and the texture of the chocolate mousse. So in a way, this cake has the best of both, with a rich and relatively high chocolate content but not compromising its texture. Not a bad deal huh?
But it wouldn't be the best chocolate mousse I have ever tried despite my praises as the chocolate sponge lacks the springy and soft texture like the Chocolate Amer of BakerZin.
This is what happens when you go into so much details... Hai, since when eating cakes has ended writing a lengthy comment...
First look at this cake and I concluded that this will be similar to the typical flourless chocolate cake. Indeed it does taste like the flourless chocolate cake except that it is actually softer than Canele's Gateaux Chocolat. It has a slightly chewy feeling as well. I guess this cake would be better than most other flourless chocolate cakes as I actually finished it with ease. I think the main reason would be that Raffles Hotel Cakes are generally not sweet thus you will not feel so sin after eating the whole cake. I would say it deserve something like 7/10.
Seah Street Deli
Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road
Tel: 6412 1816
Operating hours -
Sunday to Thursday -
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays -
Friday, September 19, 2008
Alright, Ah Teng's bakery didn't satisfy our cake carvings and thus we finally settle our Friday evening at Seah Street Deli. Many blogs have mentioned about this place, including the LadyIronChef and Camemberu.