Finally got to check out the lunch sets at Dulcet & Studio for the 1st Food Mission of year 2014 🙂
Dulcet & Studio is actually a Japanese style western cafe set up by the parent company who also owns Tampopo – and located in Liang Court as well. First discovered this place due to various social media (official Facebook & various food blogs, notably Daniel Food Diary) and have been inching to check them out after looking at mouth watering pictures of their menu on their Facebook.
Finally managed to make it there on a Sunday afternoon sometime back in January. Remembered that particular Sunday as I was feeling really pissed about a situation at work and needed a timeout very badly, thus this lunch.
The nice, clean minimalist ikea style interior. Reminds me of Muji Cafe and Ueshima Coffee that I went to back in Japan. At the bottom left hand corner is a small section where it is a small studio to conduct bakery classes (on some of their signature desserts).
Chose something more unique as my main course – Black Ink Pasta with Spicy Mousse Ravioli. First up, the soup of the day, which turns out to be a cupful of cream of carrot soup!
My squid ink pasta. The ravioli is actually an italian style dumpling, and in addition, there was small crayfish accompamying the pasta as well.
Same pasta, 3 different photography effects (used an instragram filter + lomo filter to see the ‘effect’). As Dulcet & Studio uses Hokkaido pasta for all their pasta dishes, the texture is much softer (noodle like) and more chewy (as versus to being al dente) to the taste. The squid ink is sweet and flavourful (unlike some places where the squid ink tastes more diluted than anything).
Rounded off my meal with a coffee (as part of the set) and custard pudding for the dessert. The pudding (together with the honey) is nice and smooth without being overly sweet and heavy!
All for $15 net. Definitely one of the best value-for-money lunch deals in town.
In addition, Dulcet & Studio also has a great array of mouth-watering desserts at the counter. Looking at the gorgeous blueberry tart and Mont Blanc (a perennial Japanese favorite), promised myself that I’ll be back to do a dessert + coffee tea break cum review soon 🙂
Dulcet & Studio
177 River Valley Road #01-41/42
Liang Court Shopping Centre
Opening Hours – 10.00am to 9.00pm