Friday, May 29, 2009


Meet S.Shortcake Version 2, in a mesh tin.

(Barracks: Living quarters for personnel on a military post)
I stand by this zany idea of turning the former army barracks into a spa+cafe+bar hautespot, and desserts purveyed in such camp-reminding nests. The result: groups of fancifully dressed ladies knocking for sunday brunch.

We knew not to miss House's signature Bay Prawn Capellini ($22), which contained the usual suspects of prawn aglio olio and a couple of unknown secret add-ons.

The 3-Berry Ahi Sandwich ($18) was chosen out of sheer interest, and turned out quirkily fine. Fresh marinated tuna cubes, rocket & an odd bunch of berries spilled out of heavy classic ciabatta slices. Just give those straight cut fries a miss- they smelt seriously strong of frozen origins.

First it says 'flourless & gluten free'. Then it read, 'chocolate cake coated with milk chocolate ganache and topped with candied almonds'. Believe it or not, the Guiltless Almond Chocolate Cake ($12) does taste as guiltless as it looks.. except for that sinful pricetag.

Forget about searching for the best genoise sponge-chantilly cream-fresh strawberry entrement, cause Barrack's Strawberry Shortcake ($9.50) deserves more unique attention. Soft sugar-dusted cake is alternated with layers of delicious stewed strawberry preserves & a shot of vanilla sauce by side. i'm happier skipping the cream for once.

I have to return for more House desserts.

8D Dempsey Road
#01-01/06 Tanglin Village

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