Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cavalock and The Food Review Mythos

Here you know you are reading a real, honest-to-goodness, non-sponsored food blog when I tell you that I have never ever received any invites to any restaurants in my life. That may or may not have anything to do with how I sometimes weave great Cthulhu into my food write-ups. But in my defense, it was a seafood restaurant! Alright, now that we got that outta the way. ;) Here's the latest joint I visited over at the new Plaza Singapura wing, Hoshino Coffee.

Reading bout this place really brought back a ton of memories of having breakfasts or just chilling out on a lazy afternoon back in Tokyo. So did this new place measure up to my oh-so-long-ago Tokyo memories? Well, not exactly. Food was alright but a little too pricy for my liking. But the service ... arrgghhh!... more on that later.

I had the S$12 Classic B.L.T. and frankly, you can't go wrong with something as simple as bacon, lettuce or tomatoes. I like the bread too cos it was pretty soft and not toasted till it was rock hard like some other places. So I could easily press down and grip the loaf with both hands then shove it into my mouth, not unlike how mighty Cthulhu devours all who are drawn into the impending chaos! Ok ... maybe I shouldn't have said that.

Gawd knows I can never get enough of ice royal milk tea and this one here passed the test. The spoonful of cream was a pleasant touch and I especially liked how it comes with its own little pitcher of sweetener. Was told that matcha souffle would take like 20 mins to prepare. So was it worth the wait? It was served nice and hot. The green tea was strongly alluring and it looked like it raised to a good height. The inside wasn't too gooey and I suppose if you like green tea and souffles, you will like this too. 

So how comes the less-than-satisfactory service I received. I understand they could be short-handed that day or a dozen other reasons for the subpar service. Just stating the facts, starting with how another sandwich took almost 30 mins to arrive and when it did, the bread was cold. When asked why my B.L.T. came ages before someone else's pasta while this second sandwich took forever, we were told cos it was from a different kitchen. Now I know how it feels like to be like cosmic Cthulhu in the forgotten city of R'lyeh at the bottom of the ocean... waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting for his awakening (Damn, I did it again!). And then they forgot my other dessert, the creme brulee. Maybe this was partly my fault cos when they returned with the receipt shortly after taking my order (like most Japanese restaurants do), I didn't check to see if they got everything down correctly until much later.

There you go! An honest food post unlike all them other sponsored blogs out there. And I promise if anyone invites me to their joints, I won't mention Cthulhu, Shub-Niggurath, Yog-Sothoth, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep or any of the other Great Old Ones in my future write-ups. Thank you in advance. My people will be standing by to hear from your people.


muchadoabouteating said...

I am so so tickled by this post. Like you I went to Hoshino for some good memories of Japan. Souffle while good took an hour to arrive, felt nothing like Japan.

ice said...

HAHA I like your non-sponsored food blog!

Cavalock said...

Heh, glad you all enjoyed it. Happy New Year!