Happy birthday, Melon! Have you noticed that her birthday is exactly two weeks after Pikachu's? Anyway, on this special occasion, I brought her to the highly rated Western-Japanese fusion eatery named Dulcet & Studio, which is part of the Tampopo group.
"Where's the birthday cake?" You asked. Read more to find out what I got for her.
Soup of the Day S$5.50
Homemade cream of corn soup was what the eatery offered for the evening. The blended corn kernels provided all the natural sweetness to the appetiser, giving it a nice texture. The serving temperature could be better though as it came to the table lukewarm.
Seafood Squid Ink Pasta S$17.50
The pasta wasn't an ordinary one as it felt more like konjac noodle. The accompanying seafood items - fish, squid, shrimps and clams - were adequately fresh, though they could be juicier. I enjoyed the sight of the fish roe sprinkled all over the dish.
Dulcet's Beef Stew S$21.50
Being the most expensive main course item on the menu, the gorgeous looking beef and vegetable stew with multi-grain rice certainly didn't disappoint. The red meat was really succulent and the purple rice was cooked well. However, I felt that the salt level of the gravy could be toned down.
Matcha Salted Egg Croissant S$4.90
Here's the birthday 'cake'! Upon seeing it on the display, I knew straight away what I'd be getting for her. Blessed with such a gorgeous shape, the croissant was delightfully flaky, although it could be more buttery.
Although the filling could be runnier, it pretty much left me impressed as the salted egg flavour wasn't masked by the aromatic Japanese green tea. It was mildly sweet and rich at the same time. Yum!
The eatery has got its own cooking studio that can be booked for private events. Pika's advice: You can enjoy 10% discount when paying with DBS / POSB cards.
Dulcet & Studio
177 River Valley Road
#01-41/42 Liang Court Shopping Centre
(Daily: 11.00am - 10.00pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,