PEr FYI

September 1, 2019

LeTAO Pathos Cafe, Otaru, Hokkaido…cheesecake Holy Land

I have to confess, I am not a cheesecake fan. After LeTao had brainwashed thousands of Asians through the power of pure indulgence and wondering what the hype is all about, I decided to take a plunge into the world of cheesecakes. It’s time for the moment I’ve been waiting for: the cheesecake cult initiation process.

The cake itself looks unassuming, but the luscious indulgently rich double fromage was so easy to finish in one sitting although biting into the dense base on its own may get a little overpowering after a while. In taste, the crepe suzette travel that thin line between “oh god, this is good” and “oh god, this is a bit much”. They are sweet and sticky but the rind of the orange pull it back from the nadir.

I am a little fatter now, a little poorer, but much happier. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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May 19, 2013

Brasserie Gavroche, Singapore…not so FAB

In my opinion the most reliable test of a french restaurant trained chef is the escargots, and it just lacked any real depth of flavour or sense of accomplishment, the rest of the meal followed suit. I’m not describing my escargots plate, let’s just say I’d rather to stay hungry than eat it again.

None of the food wowed me.  I made the mistake of bringing a business partner there and let me just say if it wasn’t for the company the experience would have been ruined. The Crepe Suzette was a disaster that tasted like a bottle of peroxide – too booze-y for my taste. Though the shrimp and avocado salad and pan roasted grouper and scallop were not bad, I expected a ton of flavour but didn’t get it.

Bottom line – not so FAB. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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