10 Mar 2015
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“Home is where the heart is” A very cozy and warmly themed To-gather cafe located just a stone throw from Bedok 85. It has since expanded from their initial cafe to accommodate more diners. I like how inspirational thoughts were scribbled and printed on as part of their cafe decoration. Their menu served a modest array of fusion food with touch of local flavors and known best for their matcha lava cake.
It’s definitely a home away from home for the young ones! Besides being a good place for some gathering and catching up, it also has the best lunch deal for the students! When you’re sick of the usual and typical lunch sets everywhere, you know where you can turn to now!
So we decided to order a couple of dishes to share, first up is the Soup of the day ($3.60) which is Cream of Mushroom. Consistency is thin but it has a thick creamy mushroom flavor! Simple dish yet it’s well plated.
Together Sampler Platter ($8.90) is basically a little of every thing. In contrast to the soup, i must say the outlook does look a little disappointing, and the servings looks a little too miserly. Taste is pretty normal like the typical fried food you get from the frozen corner in the supermarket.
We decided to order their most 2 recommended mains – Pork Cordon Bleu ($10.90) & Grilled Pandan Chicken Chop ($8.90). Every main is served with a side salad & chips. I like their dressing for the salad, it has a tinge of citrus flavor to it. What most people worry about serving food like pork chop is it turning out too tough. But their Pork Cordon Bleu is not the case, it’s not too thick and it’s tender with the cheese oozing out. On the other hand, for the Grilled Pandan Chicken Chop, doused with light creamy coconut sauce and salsa enhances the overall aroma of the dish and the chicken brings out a light flavor of pandan. A well-infused dish i would say.
Since we are there, how could we not try their famous! We ordered both their Matcha & Chocolate Lava Cake with a scoop of ice cream, $6.90 & $5.90 respectively. Chocolate is something that doesnt go wrong, and matcha is something different that is worth a try. So what’s my convict? Generally, their lava cake is moist and dense. Yes, its true that Matcha Lava Cake is kind of special, but somehow the matcha flavor is not really there and the matcha lava is kind of too sweet to my liking. It gets a little too ge-lard after eating for long. Chocolate lava cake was otherwise. The warm lava is thick, creamy and has a bittersweet taste! Sometimes, the good old ones are still the best!