Eat in Singapore (20) 吃在新加坡(二十)

Venue 地点: National Kitchen by Violet Oon at National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #02–01, National Gallery Singapore (City Hall Wing), Singapore 178957

“国家厨房” National Kitchen by Violet Oon (位于新加坡国家美术馆内),圣安德烈路1号,#02-01 国家美术馆政府大厦翼楼,新加坡邮区178957

Time 时间: a Saturday lunch, 一个星期六的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

I have talked about a couple of dishes by the same restaurant in Post (19), and now let’s move on to its desserts. I will not comment on them one by one, in a nutshell, out of the four desserts ordered, I found only the Pineapple Upside Down Cake to be unique. Although paying SGD12++ for it is deemed not worth it, still, I would order it on special occasions.

The other three desserts gave me the impression that, the kitchen had been too eager to impress diners, hence these homely delights were overly rich (too sweet, too thick, too large, too elaborate), considering that they authentically already belong to the “rich food” category.

I have come to realise that, it can be very challenging for a restaurant to sell food that may be prepared in just a slightly well-equipped family kitchen. And it is even more challenging to sell such food to people who know how to cook them or who have tasted much nicer ones at a fraction of the restaurant prices.

我已在上一则帖文中介绍过同一家餐馆的菜肴,现在让我们来谈谈其甜品吧。我不会逐一地介绍,简单来说,在我尝过的四种甜品中,唯有“黄梨翻转蛋糕”(Pineapple Upside Down Cake)具有特色。虽然我认为12++新元的价格并不值得,但相信我还是会在特别的聚餐或日子点这一道甜品。

其他三个甜品令我觉得,餐馆厨房太急于讨好顾客的味蕾,反而把甜品做得“太过火”了(太甜、太浓、太大份、太浮夸),而这些甜品原有的风味已是属于味道浓厚的那一类。

我从中意识到,一家餐馆想要售卖在稍微齐全的住家厨房便能烹煮出来的食物实在很不容易。更难的是,这些食物是不少(本地)人都会做、会煮的,或是顾客能以便宜许多的价格便吃得到的食物。

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, SGD12++ 黄梨翻转蛋糕,12++新元

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, SGD12++ 黄梨翻转蛋糕,12++新元

Pulot Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream, SGD12++ 黑糯米配椰子雪糕,12++新元

Pulot Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream, SGD12++ 黑糯米配椰子雪糕,12++新元

Kueh Beng Kah, SGD9++ 木薯糕配椰糖和椰浆,9++新元

Kueh Beng Kah, SGD9++ 木薯糕配椰糖和椰浆,9++新元

Roti Jala with Gula Melaka and Banana Sauce, SGD10++ 渔网煎饼配椰糖和香蕉酱,10++新元

Roti Jala with Gula Melaka and Banana Sauce, SGD10++ 渔网煎饼配椰糖和香蕉酱,10++新元

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