Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TCC @Wisma Atria

Being a TCC member, I have a 50% discount voucher & a 30% discount voucher on my birthday month. So its time to spend it on good food with my dearest sistas...I picked this branch cos I heard ION outlet is always packed and I have friends coming down from Woodlands so Orchard is more conveniently located. They have a bright red/white theme decor...the carpet is dirty lor.

Look at those black black patches around the chairs

I was there early so I ordered a salad dish and some appetizers to share while waiting for the rest to come. Ordered drinks too...I'm trying the Passion Yuzu Ice Tea this time round...its nice!

Some other drinks ordered were...

Chocolate of wealth w/o whip cream

Frolick'in Spring...nice.

Apple Peach Iced Tea & Fruitti Delight

The 2nd drink I ordered is the Apple peach ice tea....the weirdest tasting drink ever! It doesn't taste like apple, no peach flavor and I think they put cinnamon in it...and the glass looks nothing like the picture on their menu.

Our salad and appetizers choices...

Baby Crayfish Salad...yummy!

Deluxe Snack Platter...everything is overcooked, and the sotong is not fresh.

Mentaiko Shrimp Martini...lucky this is nice.

Shrooms Bite...first time my friends couldn't finish this!

For mains, I ordered Ocean Sur'fin again cos it was yummy the last time I had it at Bugis branch. I'm very disappointed, the fish is overcooked and sorta shrank in size! Look at the difference between the two dishes I had...BIG difference right???

Wisma branch
Bugis branch

Some other dishes my friends had were...

Hearty Clam Soup

Mentaiko Spaghetti w/ Salmon Tataki...egg is overcooked 

Seafood Aglio Olio...no complains

Tobiko Scallop Pasta...not bad

Mango Delight...no complains 

The overall dining experience here is more misses than hits...we won't be coming back anytime soon.

Wisma Atria

435 Orchard Rd, #02-18 Wisma Atria
Tel: 6733 6597

Sunday to Friday, Eve of Public Holidays & Public Holidays - 10am to 10pm
Sat - 10am to 11pm

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hi Tea at The Courtyard, Fullerton

My friend is following her husband on a 2yrs overseas posting and we had a farewell gathering with her at The Courtyard. We initially wanted to have hi tea at the popular Landing Point but it was already fully booked when I called them 2 weeks ago. So we decided to go to The Courtyard which has a similar menu and pricing as the Landing Point.

Hi Tea dining here is similar to the Landing Point, we had a 3 tier finger food which is refillable and choice of two teas from TWG. One thing different is that non tea beverages can be ordered unlimited times. I ordered Ice Mocha as my first drink....it tasted so so.

The 3 tier finger food has the same arrangement as Landing Point, top & bottom tier are sweet items while middle tier has the savories selections. The tray they used are the same as Landing Point.

Menu is slightly different though...top tier we have Strawberry lemon tart, green tea macaron, green tea mousse with blueberry, cream puff (similar to LP) and Oreo cheese cake.

The strawberry tart is very nice...sweet and tangy and light. Macaron is not bad too...not too sweet. The Oreo cheese cake tasted yucky...not oreo at all...just a lump of sticky weird tasting paste. The green tea mousse is buttery...not my fave. I didn't eat the cream puff though.

The 2nd tier has Egg mayo sandwich, brie cheese biscuit, otak sandwich, salmon cone with cavier (same as LP), cucumber sandwich (same as LP), pumpkin biscuit and smoked duck sandwich. Too much sandwiches liao I feel...they should have mini burger, quiche and mini wraps like LP.

The smoked duck and otak sandwiches are my fave and I had multiple servings of those...the salmon cone was not too bad...the rest are forgettable.

The bottom tier has Kueh Lapis (same as LP), apple puff, cream puff again, opera cake (same as LP), raspberry madeleine (same as LP) and fruit cake (same as LP).

I only ate the madeleine which was not bad...the kueh lapis was very hard my fork couldn't sink its claws into it at first try so I left it on the tray. My friend said the opera cake was good though.

Scones here were served wrapped in napkin same way as Landing Point...

My food choices...

Salmon cone, duck sandwich & otak sandwich

Salmon cone, otak sandwich & egg mayo sandwich

Strawberry tart, Madeleine & yucky Oreo cheese cake

They have thoughtfully sliced the huge strawberry into quarters for the convenience of the diners :)

For my 2nd drink, I ordered a Silver Moon tea from the TWG list....my usual fave. This tea is sweet on its own without adding sugar...good choice for washing down those sweet & savory stuffs we just ate. They uses the same teapot as Landing Point too.

A few more shots of the hotel before we leave...

Ng Teng Fong, Property tycoon, owner of Far East Org which owns The Fullerton hotel

A piece from the past... Fullerton is the former Singapore Post Office

Overall our dining experience is rather good although if given a choice we would prefer The Landing Point as their food quality is better at the same price. Service level and ambiance is comparable though...no complains there.

The Courtyard, Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square, lobby level

Tel: +65 6877 8128
Reservation : dining-rsvp@fullertonhotel.com

Daily English Afternoon Tea
Mon to Fri: 3pm – 6pm
Sat & Sun 2 -4 pm, 4.30pm – 6pm