Posts Tagged With: afternoon tea

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Singapore

I have been eating too much good food lately, seriously need to work out more vigorously now! But brunch at TWG is something that everyone should at least experience once. I never did expect myself to spend $73 on a brunch, but it was worth it! Though I would not have such expensive lunch so often.  A tea lover like myself would have enjoyed every experience in TWG. From their tea beverages, to their tea infused patisserie.

I went to the TWG at Ion Orchard. At around 12noon, there is not a single customer in sight. As there are no customers yet, my friend and I got quality ‘talk time’ without much disturbance. We ate our lunch accompanied by soothing opera music in the background. The ambience made me feel that I’m somewhere in Paris having afternoon tea.  At around 1pm, customers started streaming in.

First up, beef striploin served with sweet pineapple slices and baby carrot. The sauce has a distinct taste of Alfonso Tea. Tasted perfect with the tender beef slices. At $36, I would not mind ordering it again.

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My friend ordered their connoisseur set meal at $52. It comes with fresh apple or orange juice, seared scallop carpaccio, 2 baked muffins accompanied by TWG tea jelly and whipped cream, and our choice of a TWG Tea Patisserie.

Seared Scallop Carpaccio

Seared Scallop Carpaccio
( The sauce should be infused with Red Christmas Tea, however we could not really taste the tea in this dish)

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Chocolate muffin
(I personally felt that this chocolate muffin did not meet my expectations. The muffin is too thick and dry, not fluffy enough. We did not finish this muffin.)

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The strawberry muffin is completely different from the chocolate one. It is moist, light and fluffy.

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Raspberry Patisserie
(This crisp and flaky pastry is layered with a generous amount of vanilla chestnut cream and whole raspberries.)

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We ordered White Mist and White spring Tea. The White Mist Tea has a stronger fragrance of rose while White Mist contains cherry blossoms. I personally preferred the White Mist Tea.

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn

#02-21 Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6735 1837 Fax: +65 6736 1837

Opening Hours:

Daily from 10:00 – 22:00

Website: http://www.twgtea.com

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Flor Patisserie

Finding a nice place for desserts or afternoon tea? You can try Flor Patisserie. I was there a few weeks ago together with some friends as an advanced celebration for my birthday. The place is quite inaccessible via public transport as it is not near the MRT. However if you are driving, it could be a nice and cozy place to chill out in the afternoon. There is another outlet at Takashimaya Orchard, which is much more accessible.

We ordered 8 types of cakes/desserts and it cost around $47 in total.

Their Mango dome is awesome! It is a must try for mango lovers. There is a little biscuit-crunch inside the mango mousse. Coconut is used as one of the ingredient for the cake base.

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Mango dome

Their strawberry shortcake is my next favorite, the sponge cake portion is very soft and fluffy. Strawberries could be sweeter. Their cream is not too sweet, just right for me.

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Berry Berries

Strawberry Souffle is also very yummy, a little different from Berry Berries as this is a cheese cake. It is smooth and rich but not as heavy as other kinds of cheesecakes. I could eat two!

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Strawberry Souffle

If you like chestnuts and pastries, this is for you. Ordering a chestnut-flavored dessert is something new for me. It is different from what I initially expected but very special indeed. In fact, for pastries lovers, you have to try this. The centre portion consists of a light and flaky puff which is crispy despite the fact that it was topped by chestnut cream.

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Waguri Millefeuille

The combination of orange and cheesecake tingles your taste buds with sweet and sour all mixed together. Wonderful combination as the mandarins orange scent made the cheesecake light and  craving for more.

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Orange cheesecake

The Tiramisu is something I did not like. The chocolate is too bitter for me. However dark chocolate lovers would love this.

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tiramisu

For those who love cheese, you will need to try this Ice cheese tart. Made from cream cheese on top of an almond cookie tart base, they come in different flavors. We ordered the caramel and strawberry ones. Initially I found it difficult to eat because it was served quite frozen, like hard ice cream. After waiting for it to ‘defrost’ a little, the cheese became softer. But I can only manage a quarter of this tart, the cheese is too thick and heavy for me.

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Strawberry Ice cheese tart

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The shop also sells a variety of teacakes & other kinds of cakes.

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Cute icing sugar figurines to put on your customized cake

 

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Flor Patisserie

2 Duxton Hill

Singapore 089588

Tel: 6223 8628

Fax: 6223 5248

Website: http://www.cakeflor.com.sg

Email: sales@cakeflor.com.sg

Opening Hours:

11:00 – 19:00 (Mon – Sat)

11:00 – 18:00 (Sun & Public Holidays)

Takashimaya

Basement 2

Tel: 6737 1789

Opening Hours:

10:00 – 21:00 (Daily)

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