After my interview decided to pop by vanilla cafe & bar! wanted to try that for a long time! Since i’m in that vicinity might as well right! It’s quite a simple decorated cafe with wooden table and chairs. They have high table and bar seating too, but probably more suitable for at night when people is there for a drink. They have a few table for alfreso seating at the back of the cafe too. Unlike other cafes, they do not have many staff, so during lunch crowd or peak hours, service might be slow. Nevertheless, they are still friendly!
Beside the usual menu, they have daily special menu too which personally i feel is good! It adds on to the variety and choices. & if you realised beside usual western food or pastas, they have some japanese food like don. More important is that their special menu usually contains more unique food and their prices are really reasonable!
I’ve ordered their Red wine Risotto with Parmesan, arugula and pork tenderloin ($16.90) Their serving is considerably generous for that price! This risotto is rather different from what i have before. Usually risotto are more creamy, saucey and you dont see such defined grains. But for this risotto, is drier and not as creamy, the grains are rather well defined. However, the flavour of the risotto is really good! As risotto is usually cooked with the broth over slow fire for some time where the rice will absorb all the broth so when you taste it, its usually flavourful, basically absorbing all the essence of the dish. Likewise this red wine risotto is awesome as you can really taste the red wine, but personally i will adore it even more if it has been more saucey and creamy. Besides the flavour, you could taste the strips of pork tenderloin too although its not hard, but i think it will be better if thigh meat were used! Of course at Vanilla Cafe & Bar we ought to try their signature vanilla dirt cake ($8.90)! It really finger licking gooood! It served in a cute lil flowering pot and decorated with stalks of flowers and 2 gummy worms. The top layer is like oreo crunch and bottom is frozen vanilla ice cream with oreo crunch in between too. The taste of and vanilla ice cream is kind of creamy actually and at times thought it’s like a combination of vanilla mousse and ice cream. The taste, the texture is all just right!
Address: 3 Boon Tat Street #01-01
Value for Money: ❤️❤️❤️❤