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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Dinner at PS Cafe

Made a reservation for three but only two of us turned up, so we decided to proceed with dinner - a lovely girls' night out and HTHT at PS Cafe, Paragon. Yes, there are five (5) outlets of PS Cafe, but we chose Paragon's because it was the most convenient branch for us at the point in time. Hence, the address for this cafe rebuilt of glass, steel and brick is located at 290 Orchard Road, level 3, Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 235589 and the number to dial is 6735 6765.

The unique point about PS Cafe - besides serving good food and mouth-watering desserts, is that every individual outlet has a different vibe and theme. Therefore, one could try all five outlets and not get bored of the menu selections.

Micaela* and I started with the Triple Cheese Penne - a delicious, cheesy mornay accompanied by a refreshing valencia orange and garden green salad. The piping hot Triple Cheese Penne was similar to baked macaroni and cheese dish, with a top layer of thick, sticky and chewy, slightly-crispy cheese piled atop soft al-dente oven-baked penne. The overall taste was a rich, cheesey delight.

Then we tried the Bangers and Cauliflower Pea Mash. A dish consisting of tiny char-grilled pork sausages, mashed cauliflower and pea, apple cranberry chutney, red wine gravy, honey balsamic tomatoes and flinders mixed salad. It was a tasty, smooth dish with springy sausages that bounced between the teeth and I liked the slightly stronger-flavored and healthier veggie mash in place of potato mash.

Next, it was time for desserts. Micaela* had been eyeing the Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Pecans - a very generous portion of thick, rich and rough brownie with tasty pecan nuts and large chunks of soft marshmallows.  The brownie was a tad dry though, but we loved it paired with the smooth, sweet vanilla ice-cream.

Finally, the Key Lime Pie slice - ever since California Pizza Kitchen stopped serving their very tantalizing and perfect key lime pie, I had been searching high and low for something similar, or just a good key lime pie would do. Disappointingly, the "pie" in question here tasted more like Chinese cake ("kueh") - mushy and sticky, and there was no fragrance of lime. The crust was not crunchy and light, but rather stale.

I managed to polish the entire meal with Chamomile Tea with lots of honey stirred in. We spent SGD$35.00 each on our dinner. Service left much to be desired, but the catching up overrode everything.

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