Hong Kong Jin Tian Eating House is closing down at the end of this month. We stop by to chat to the chefs about one of the best roast ducks in Singapore(13 photos)
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DELCIE'S DESSERTS & CAKES | Vegan cake shops are rare in Singapore; Delcie's is every vegan’s dream with their no-egg, no-dairy bakes. They even do gluten-free and diabetic-friendly cakes upon request. So for this vibrant vegan rainbow cake ($9.80), plant-based colours are used. This rainbow cake is also the only one in this review that has seven layers (the rest have six layers). As much as we wanted to like this vegan-friendly creation, its unpleasant gummy texture left a strange after-taste. It's a no from us for Delcie’s rainbow cake.
LYNN'S CAKES & COFFEE | They call this 'Rainbow Beauty'. Indeed, it is the first item on the cake counter that catches your attention the moment you walk into this brightly-lit café bakery. The Rainbow Beauty ($8.50) is a tall, stunning cake made up of six vibrant neon-like layers frosted with fluffy, whipped cream. At first bite, the cake was a little rough, but the moistness and lightness of the cake came through as we chewed. There was also a subtle but pleasant tinge of lemon that offset the richness of the cake. Unfortunately, the cake left a weird plastic feel on the tongue.
THE COFFEE DAILY | The Rainbow Cake is one of The Coffee Daily’s signature items. At $10 a slice, it is the priciest cake in this review. The tall cake is composed of six layers of pretty pastel hues, and frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. It comes beautifully plated with chocolate ganache and rainbow sprinkles that say, “Somewhere over the :)”. The cake is quite moist, but rather dense and heavy. Unfortunately, there was a lingering artificial taste that is not too pleasant. We struggled to finish our slice.
LE CHOCOLAT CAFE | One of the most raved about rainbow cakes ($7), Le Chocolat’s creation is truly a sight to behold. The exterior of the cake – frosted in silky chocolate ganache – looks deceptively plain. But its exterior is a spectacular sight – six layers of striking colors with dark chocolate trickling down its sides. The cake is neatly assembled, with even layers of pound cake sandwiched between even layers of whipped cream. The cake is a little on the dry and sweet side. If not for the bittersweet chocolate ganache frosting, this rainbow cake would be boringly one-dimensional.
ÜBER-LUXURIOUS INTERNATIONAL BUFFET | Be bowled over by the sheer volume and variety of the buffets (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at The Line (Buffet hours: Daily 6-10.30am, noon-1.30pm, 6-10.30pm). A modern, minimalist 400-seater restaurant at Shangri-La, their buffet has 16 stations that offer worldly fare, from pesto spaghetti cooked on the spot to satay skewers aplenty, sashimi, Indian curry and a carvery. Get some creamery style ice-cream with the toppings mashed up, and finish with a freshly-brewed flavoured cappuccino at the barista bar. If you’re a diehard seafood fan, go for the marine harvest special on Tuesday and Thursday nights. All 16 kitchens will transform into seafood stations serving up a mix of traditional and new creations featuring fresh catches like Boston lobsters, king prawns and crabs. Desserts are also a dream with choices such as ice cream teppanyaki (iron-griddle cooked food) and piping-hot soufflés. The Line also does a great Sunday brunch, but if you're brunching at the Shangri-la, give The Waterfall café a try. Price: Dinner: Tue & Thu $102.64 with unlimited sparkling wine; Mon, Wed, Sun $84.24 with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks; Fri-Sat $91.26 with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks