Saturday, March 02, 2013

Carpenter and Cook

After eight hours of band today, travelling home in the cold bus on a rainy Saturday afternoon can really dampen ones' weekend mood. That's why the little perk-me-up after dinner (at the newly renovated Fei Siong Seafood restaurant mm yummy) at Carpenter and Cook was the highlight of my day, gastronomically. My mother, brother and I were undecided whether or not to sit down and chill for a while with a pastry as we were quite full from dinner, but in the end, it's the weekend after all! It's time to loosen that belt and eat good food. ;-)

We ordered the passionfruit meringue tart which was, according to the waitress, their best-seller. True to her word, the tart tasted heavenly. It's been a while since I last ate passionfruit, or anything passionfruit-flavoured for that matter, but after biting into the tart, I absolutely love passionfruit. The cream and meringue is not too heavy, so you don't really feel the intensity of the sin you have just indulged in. The tart base is also firm and not crumbly nor pathetic like most other tarts. Think of a shortbread-like casing filled with passionfruit cream and meringue. The tart was gone in less than five minutes, and I have no regrets - it was worth every calorie.

Carpenter and Cook is a little cafe that is quite hidden from the main roads. It sells pastries such as tarts, quiches, muffins, scones and cakes, as well as antique (vintage) furniture! We saw this cool-looking typewriter going for $800, wow! The interior decoration of the cafe has a very British feel to it, making it a great place to escape sunny, hectic Singapore city-life for a nice chat with friends over delicious (though dangerously fattening) pastries.

Terrible panoramic shots of the cafe.

Carpenter and Cook
Tuesdays - Fridays: 12pm - 10pm 
Saturdays: 10am - 10pm 
Sundays: 10am - 7pm 
Closed on Mondays
19 Lorong Kilat #01-06 Singapore 598120
6463 3648

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