Food Review - Alkaff Mansion Ristorante

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Unlike other food blogs, the Evilbean will mostly review on snacks, instant noodles, pastries and DESSERTS - basically I will review everything that is fattening. 

Therefore, my specialty is noms noms that you can put a hashtag #fatdieme on. As long as the food is #fatdieme, I WILL REVIEW IT. 


Alkaff Mansion Ristorante : Desserts

Alkaff Mansion Tiramisu -
Homemade Tiramisu with 'Savoiardi' and 'Mascarpone' Cream

I didn't know what 'savoiardi' is so I went to google and found out that it's a type of biscuit called ladyfinger - light, sweet and soft sponge cake. Apparently this is a principal ingredient in tiramisu and this is after so many years of eating tiramisu.. GOOGLE SERIOUSLY HELPS +1 intelligence to your brain. THANK YOU GOOGLE, YOU DO WONDERS TO MY BRAIN!

This tiramisu melts in your mouth the moment you put it inside. Other than that, nothing too special or spectacular, just your typical tiramisu. I found that the flavour is not rich enough for me.

Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):

'Cheese Cake' Semifreddo, Coulis Di Arance Rosse Con Zeste Croccanti -
President Cream Cheese Cake 'Parfait' with Blood Orange Coulis and Candy Orange Zest

 I was expecting it to look something like this because of the word 'parfait':

But the presentation was like this:


And then while I was researching more on this dessert, I found this old picture:

Have you spotted the difference? YES, THE CHOCOLATE. The previous version had a more 'magnificent looking' chocolate setting! DOUBLE CHEAT MY FEELINGS. The cheesecake tasted more like cheesecake ice-cream, and it was so hard to cut it into smaller pieces with a dessert spoon because it was frozen solid. It would have been better if they had served it in a cup instead, since the cheesecake will run around the plate while cutting.

For $16, this is not worth it.

Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):

Semifreddo Al Cioccolato Bianco E Caffe -
White Chocolate and Coffee 'Parfait' with Espresso Sauce and Hazelnut Meringue

Full points for presentation! Alas, it's something that you will not come back again for because you just don't feel the shiokness of the espresso sauce blending with the white chocolate. If they had served the espresso sauce in a saucer dish that allows you to dip the whole white chocolate in, it would be more awesome, rather than dripping it artfully on the plate.

Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):

Tortino Al Cioccolato, Gelato Alla Vaniglia E Caramello -
Valrhona Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

This. This is Alkaff's saving grace for their dessert! For a lava cake to score really well with our tastebuds, it has to be served PIPING HOT. The ultimate combination of hot and cold (from the ice-cream) is what make us have our #foodorgasm. And Alkaff served it HOT, and the lava chocolate was incredibly rich in chocolate that it matches really well with the plain vanilla ice-cream. 

Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):

The presentation of the food in Alkaff Mansion is very pretty. The ambience and the 'atas' factor are sure to score additional brownie points with your date! The main courses, not their desserts, are their main selling factor, which you can read from plenty of blogs with a simple Google search. 

Evilbean's last words/recommendation:
- Bring your date or business clients here for the ambience, 'atas' factor and food presentation. 
- MUST-ORDER: Valrhona Chocolate Cake

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