First and foremost, happy deepavali! (: I'm sure everyone's feeling more cheerful this weekend because of the festive celebrations! I happened to go by Little India yesterday and it was nicely done up! Oh, the Istana was opened today as well but we decided to give it a miss since we went there not too long ago. I love festivals and celebrations because everything seems cheerier somehow (:
Yesterday, I met my very helpful friend, Paul, in the morning because he was supposed to teach me how to edit a video! =) In return for his kind favour, I treated him to high tea at Coffee Lounge! Initially, I wanted to go to L'espresso because I enjoyed my previous visit there but Jeffrey (the blur pok) didn't realise that there were two restaurants (Coffee Lounge & L'espresso) serving high tea so he made a reservation for Coffee Lounge instead. I was pretty upset when I realised that he made the wrong reservation because my siblings told me that the food at Coffee Lounge was "okay only" but since L'espresso was fully booked that afternoon, we'd no choice but to go to Coffee Lounge. Thankfully, Coffee Lounge didn't turn out to be a disappointment! (: I was pretty happy with their relatively small spread of Asian/ local dishes and I really love the homely and laidback ambience of that place.
I thought the ceiling looked rather nice (: The restaurant's two predominant colours are brown and beige and they help to create the inviting, homely atmosphere that I was talking about.
Cutlery on a black table mat. I wasn't sure how clean this mat was so I didn't rest my utensils on the mat.
Salt & pepper shakers and glasses of iced water. Because Paul is an avid tea drinker, he used quite a few packets of sugar! I was pretty amazed at his ability to take in so many cups of tea!
Fruit salad with some kind of rojaky sweet sauce and cheechongfun with sweet sauce. The cheechongfun was fantastic (:
Gluttinous rice, prawn & chicken dumpling, vegetable salad and banana paste! The banana paste is actually a dessert dish but I took a small helping to try the taste. If you're a yam paste lover, you'll most likely like this dish! (:
As you can see, the items (cheechongfun, fried spring rolls, dimsum, gluttinous rice) are always being repeated so you know that there isn't much variety. Thankfully, the quality made up for the lack of variety so we're good (:Bread & butter pudding. It was pretty average on the whole. I think the ultra thick vanilla sauce helped to mask the relatively unimpressive bread & butterpudding.
Chocolate ice-cream with chocolate flakes. This was probably the best chocolate icecream that I've tasted in a buffet setting. The texture of the icecream was pretty consistent and it had a very rich, non-airy taste. The chocolate flakes reminded me of Movenpick's chocolate icecream =) I really like it!
Alright that's all for now (: Hope that everyone will enjoy the long weekend! =)