my RI friend PL now teaches at temasek poly.
another friend LS’s daughter graduated from diploma hospitality course at CIA.
we had tried lunches by students of –
- CIA-Temasek Poly Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management; and also
- CIA-SIT Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management programs…
not only are the lunches very attractively priced, the standard of cooking & overall delivery are better than most cafe & average restaurants, and reaching the standards of good restaurants.
today we came for ala carte 5pax lunch by students of the FBM degree porgram..
there was a complimentary appetiser platter for our table (seems only those on the mailing list gets the free appetiser)…
it was good!
3 bruschetta with 2 hummus (one chickpea, forgot the other one), and selar (big eye scad). there were some sundried tomatoes, salad &
i took the beef carpaccio. beef was sweet, came with some mesclun & a runny yoke quails egg. nice with coarse black pepper. competent, good standard.
LS said minestrone was good… 🙂
CL & I shared a vongole linguine – S$7 for starter portion…PL doesn’t take clams.
LS took a scampi pasta, S$8 for appetiser portion. so she ate little.
pasta looked great, must be good. prawns looked ok. scampi is a regular fine dining dish but often in ceviche, tartare, sashimi or cured preparations..
i also had excellent cooked scampi dishes several times during my family trip to iceland in june2017. 🙂
PL & I had the braised beef in mushroom risotto.
the mushroom risotto was excellent very flavourful, texture not al dente & quite a lot of sauce. it could be the intended method of preparation, anyway it was good!
the beef was tender, small serving but ok, competent, not quite a good restaurant standard.
CL & SK had the breaded pork chop.
breaded not quite my favourite. i tried a piece it was quite ok for me. CL felt that it was a bit dry.
we tried all the 3 desserts. all were pretty good actually.
i quite like this meringue & like ice cream semi frozen mousse.
tiramisu with kelhua was very good, quite like the tiramisu i make, this with good kelhua…
i like this also..
the strong expresso wuth vanilla ice cream ok too, not my preferred combination, rather have nice coffee as coffee, and more difficult to share….
after lunch we adjourned to the canteen & ordered some coffee, tea etc.
LS brought her home made red bean mooncake (which was very nice!). i brought one macadamia nut double-yoke mooncake to share for the occasion.
we asked but couldn’t take the mooncakes at toptable, which was quite ok…
a great time out with good friends….
lunch was S$106 for 5pax…of course LS ate little, and few of us had like 3 courses, with appetiser & dessert.
Top Table @ Temasek Polytechnic