We have passed by the cake counter of Orchard Hotel several times but the display has never tempt us to grab a few slices. As we always mentioned in our other posts, chocolate mousse with hazelnut feuilletine is one cake that will seldom go wrong, particularly in popular patisseries and hotels. This time, we were proven so wrong.
Perhaps Crunchy Hazelnut ($5.80+ per slice) is one of the most unappropriate name for this cake. The layer of crunchy hazelnut was almost non existence. As a chocolate cake, this is one of the few which I had trouble finishing. It was a little like eating chocolate jelly made with low cocoa content (might be due to an overdose in gelatin). Chocolate mousse lovers will be terribly disappointed with this cake since the smoothness and richness are lacking in this creation.
Also note that you should eat your cakes at the lobby as they do not have an appropriate box to take away your order. This is how the poor "banana" was compressed into the box.
The Orchard Cafe
Orchard Hotel Singapore
442 Orchard Road
Tel: 6739 6565