Friday, November 23, 2007

Sticky Situation

After the Tonkichi outing, Ryan and I wandered around and ended up at this rather interesting-looking cafe at Raffles City. The main area of the cafe where the cashier and cake/pie displays was really small. The majority of the seating capacity of a few tables was across the corridor. I like the dark wood panels with floral motifs that exuded a modern contemporary Asian touch to this cafe. With the sounds of water crashing onto concrete from the fountain below and the soft music piped over the speakers, I sank deeper into my seat comfortably. Exams seemed far, far away. An illusion, I know, but I appreciate that moment nonetheless.

For a drink, I decided to try the Lemongrass Iced Tea ($4.90). It was diluted and lacklustre. Maybe it was due to the ice cubes but I'll probably try something else next time.

Wanting to have a dessert, we ordered the Black Glory ($6.90) which was black glutinous rice with a scoop of gula melaka ice cream. It was interesting as the cold sensation of the ice cream contrasted with the warm black glutinous rice. The grains of glutinous rice were a tad too chewy and while nice at first, it gave a bit of a jaw ache towards the end. The gula melaka ice cream could also do with a stronger dose of the palm sugar.

It's a real shame that the drink and dessert I had on this visit were somewhat disappointing. I really like the place and think I would give them another shot some time in the future. Ok, back to reality exams for now.

Sticky Rice Tuckshop (also Sticky Rice Restaurants in Serangoon Gardens and erm...i forgot. Haha.)
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Tel: 6337 8160

Chew On This: Less than a week left of the e-x-a-m-s. Woot!! Exams only occur once in about 1/2 a year as anything more frequent and there will be chronic detrimental effects phenotypically expressed and very much possibly also transient damage in the cellular machinery, impaired cognitive functions and the desensitizing of the adrenal glands. See what I mean?
Gotta drop by nice places to chill with a drink and relax with a bite.


Unknown said...

only once half a year? dont have continual assessment? :p

zhengning said...

Gl for the rest of the papers left! Hang on there lol. After that, you can go for a foodhunt all you want. lol.

How does lemongrass tea taste like :/ I always dont dare to order it haha.

The Hungry Cow said...

keropok man: Hi MOE, there's more important things now like HOLIDAYS to fuss over. Haha. =)

zhengning: Thanks! I'm so looking forward to the end. To be honest, this was my 2nd time trying lemongrass tea. The one I had at Tea Bone Zen Mind was really good. It had that lemony, refreshing taste of lemongrass. Yummy taken ice-cold!