Thursday, March 10, 2011
A Seriously Good Cafe
It was supposed to be a post-dinner coffee/tea and cakes but because we felt peckish after the ayam penyet dinner, the above caught me eye! The Pasta Giant Prawn Cream Sauce ($21.80) with squid ink spaghetti was awesome. Rich and creamy with a slight crustacean flavour, it had juicy pieces of the giant prawn.
Penne Spicy Thai Salted Fish ($10.80) was a simple but very tasty dish! The bits of dried fish (not stinky!) gave a very savoury edge.
Because I seem to get affected by strong doses of caffeine nowadays (sigh), I opted for the Calamansi ($5)- freshly-squeezed lime juice and lots of preserved plums!
There was a good spread of cakes available so we picked 3 to try.
Durian Cake ($7.80) was disappointing to me. On the good side, it wouldn't give one durian breathe and frighten away ang mohs but I would much prefer a stronger durian flavour.
Thankfully the Green Tea Crepe & Chocolate Sauce ($7.90) was really good. The texture of the many layers of crepe breaking away in the mouth was interesting and the flavour of green tea did come through. Chocolate and green tea seems like a good match!
The third cake came about as a bonus for using OCBC card to pay the bill. Spend above $60 and receive a complimentary cake (supposedly popular with the royal family in Thailand). But as that cake was sold out, we picked the Black Forest which turned out alright. Will be back for the Green Tea Crepe & Chocolate Sauce!
Coffee Stars by Dao is a very interesting cafe with both western and Thai food, cakes and drinks. Service is very good and enthusiastic. Certainly good spot for a bite and to chill out with friends! I'll be back to try their Thai dishes.
Coffee Stars by Dao
Opens: 10am-10pm daily
Chew On This: This cafe chain has been in Thailand for over 16 years and if you are wondering about the tai-tai-looking lady, she's the owner here and happens to be Miss Thailand 1997 or 1998!