the solitary diner

Took leave from work yesterday and today – a much needed break! Decided to spoil myself a little today and went to Food For Thought in Queen Street for lunch.

Ordered one of their all day breakfasts, House Works ($12), which comprised scrambled eggs, bacon, toasted brioche, hash browns and thyme tomato salad.

The eggs came piping hot. They were fluffy, creamy and delicious, but a little on the bland side. A bit of black pepper perked them up considerably. The spherical hash browns were freshly fried and it was sheer pleasure to bite into the morsels of potato which were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The bacon was nice and greasy but a little on the hard side. Wished they’d fried it fresh so they would be all nice and crispy. The salad was fresh, but the dressing they used was tasted quite strange. It was rather sour, and so were the tomatoes, so it was like sourness upon sourness. Got used to it after a while, though. The brioche was sweet and fluffy and its texture was more like cake than bread. It was nice, but I think I prefer bread that tastes like bread! :P

Halfway through my food, I requested for tomato sauce. I had assumed my waiter was going to give me one of those bottled sauces, so I was pleasantly surprised when he gave me a little bowl of warm, freshly cooked tomato sauce! It was on the thin side but tasted way better than any bottled version!

Then it was time for dessert! Decided to order something from their dessert specials menu.

LOL they were still using September’s menu! One of the waitresses said that they would change it as soon as they had sold out of all the September specials. :O Love the menu’s old fashioned design anyway!

I had a Dark Chocolate Caramel Tart ($6). The base of the tart was sweet and buttery, and tasted like it was made of Danish cookies. The tart filling consisted of two layers: the top layer was hard, rich chocolate, and the bottom layer was soft salty caramel. The textures and flavours of the two layers and the base harmonized perfectly. Sadly, the tart was rather small, but this prevented me from feeling too jelak after I had finished it.

One thing, though: the menu said the tart contained ‘White Chocolate Glazed Feuilletine’, and I wondered if that referred to the little chocolate balls that the tart was decorated with? :P

I had a very enjoyable lunch indeed! :)

Food For Thought
8 Queen Street
Singapore 188535
+65 6338 9887


3 Responses to “the solitary diner”

  1. 1 dobberina Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I like food for thought! (: Haha the eggs were good. We should go there in November!

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