Friday, June 30, 2006

Fresh Nougat

Unlike the small, individually-packed oblong hard nougat that most of us in Singapore break our teeth on, this fresh nougat is perfect for our ageing population. Soft and chewy, it has embedded cranberries and pistachio nuts. Despite the fact that the cranberries do impart a slightly tart, sourish taste which cuts the sweetness, I still found the nougat too sweet for my liking. Great for those who crave for a sugar rush. I believe one can get these soft versions at Candy Empire.

Chew On This: Not if you wear dentures.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Chocolate Pacification

Woohoo. My mum is back and so is my camera. And what a smile I had on my face when I saw my mum, my camera and these goodies above. Thanks to mum, the hungry cow gets to taste these treats from Perth. I guess the days spent without my camera was worth it. Shameless me, all weak in front of a basket of sweets.

Chew on This: I will be posting reviews on each of the treats soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Handicapped Cow

I do apologise for the long delay before the next post. I have been handicapped when my mum decided to bring my camera along to Perth. Though the eating hasn't stopped, I would rather not do any post without any pictures. Visual creatures would agree that pictures, photographs and pictorials are oh-so important. They give a physical appearance to what would otherwise be mere words or mental sketches.

On the topic of pictures, I think most would know that my passion is in food and not photography. But what's a blog without pictures? I aim to improve over time and with each post. In fact, I am planning to get a new digital camera soon and maybe a camera phone as a back-up too. Where's one of those IT fairs when I need one? Please bare with my amateurish photographic skills while I seek to improve.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Swiss Culture

On the third floor of Suntec City and next to Sky Garden, Swiss Culture sits among a small string of eateries including Kuishinbo. I visited the restaurant with a friend last Wednesday evening.

As the seating space is limited, some may find the tables packed too closely for comfort. In my opinion, the best seat is at a table just next to the glass barricade. It should be able to seat four or five people. A seat at this table, being on the third floor, allows you to get the godly feeling of divine supremacy as you watch mortals below you going about their shopping, while you wait for your food. Cheap thrill.

The waiter recommended us to try Rivella ($4.50), an imported fruity soft drink. The ever cautious me decided to order one first. And I did not regret my decision. Rivella tasted a tad like fizzy medicine. Neither my friend nor I was taken by this drink.

Fortunately the food turned out better. I ordered the Murshroom Steak ($20.80) while my friend deicded on the Pork Sausage ($18.80). The former had a generous serving of mushroom sauce on the steak and came with buttered vegetables and potato wedges. Taste wise, it past muster but not what I would call great. As for the Pork Sauage, it was served with rosti and a small salad. The sausage made of coarse pork was a bit salty for my taste but tasty and had a very full 'bite feel' in the mouth. The rosti was also crispy and well-done.

Over all, Swiss Culture is a nice little place for an Erdinger with some Swiss eats. I shall return with more people to try other items such as the cheese and chocolate fondues.

Swiss Culture
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall
Tel: 63335919
Chew on This: There's a promotion for SAFRA members. Please check with Swiss Culture.