Orchard Central’s really a good place to go when you’re meeting up with friends, with such a wide variety of restaurants and cafes serving different types of cuisines concentrated in a single spot. It’s convenient to have main course at one restaurant, then hop to the next one for desserts and drinks. Definitely good news for people who get easily bored and want to try out as many as places as possible!
I had desserts at Table @ Pip’s withuni classmates after having dinner at another restaurant in Orchard Central (which was sadly underwhelming) and I’m glad their Durian Chocolate saved the night! Such an amazing dessert.
We ordered Bread and Butter Pudding, Flowerpot Milo Tiramisu and the amazing Durian Chocolate.
The Bread and Butter Pudding is served with custard sauce and vanilla ice cream. The warm and moist pudding tastes good together with the ice cold vanilla ice cream, but I would say I’ll skip this and go straight for the Durian Chocolate in my next visit.
Unfortunately, Flowerpot Milo Tiramisu was quite a disappointment. Everyone knows putting a tiramisu into a flowerpot is nothing but gimmick, but I do believe that good plating and presentation for food makes eating an even more enjoyable process. Ultimately, pleasure is what we are seeking for. So when I saw how different the actual tiramisu is from the photo on the menu, I was very disappointed. The ‘plant’ in the pot is actually a short segment of mint, but it was inserted so carelessly into the pot that it looked nothing like the cute little edible pot of ‘plant’ that I pictured in my mind.
Taste-wise, the milo wasn’t very detectable, and overall the tiramisu tasted quite bland. Underwhelming.
Thankfully, we swept aside all our disappointment for the night when Durian Chocolate was served. Durian Chocolate actually consists of a combination of fresh D24 durian mousse and chocolate mousse topped with orange marmalade. What can I say? It was simply perfect. The durian mousse was extremely smooth, creamy and flavourful, yet it was not overpowering. The strong taste of durian did not mask the bittersweetness of the chocolate mousse, but instead blended extremely well together. As a durian and chocolate lover I loved it so much.
Although we only ordered desserts, Table @ Pip’s also serves mains such as steaks and pastas. I’ll definitely be back for their Durian Chocolate. Maybe I can try out one of their mains then too.
Table @ Pip’s is located at 181 Orchard Rd, #B2-11/22 Orchard Central, 238896