We were in this area to see our GP (who is very good, but the queue is always super long queue…), and to our horror, the wet market and food centre was closed for renovations! So we had to walk around the area to hunt for food, and were happy to discover this relatively new cafe that was relatively empty 😀
Twenty Grammes has a main branch in North Bridge Road (which we had wanted to try but have not had the chance to), and this AMK branch just opened its doors in Oct 2015!
Needless to say, we decided to have lunch here, and tried the following:
- Charcoal Waffle ($8.50 nett): There were actually a couple of savory waffle options, but the charm of salted egg yolk was just too irresistible 😛 We liked that the salted egg yolk sauce was actually more salty than sweet, and there was some kind of spice added to it, but this was barely discernible when we had the sauce with the waffle. The waffle was quite crispy and fluffy.
- TG Pie ($11.50): The pastry was quite flaky and nice, but it was lacking that buttery aroma. The fillings were creamy and the chicken and mushroom pieces were tender. Overall, not a bad pie, but just lacking the oomph factor. There was also black pepper sprinkled on the truffle chips, so depending on your luck, sometimes the chips tasted more pepperish than trufflish.
- Flat White ($5): Not bad tasting, and hubby was more perky after the drink 🙂
- Hot Matcha Latte ($6): A Christmas special, which unfortunately, was slightly too sweet for my liking. I’m missing Japan already! Why do local matcha lattes tend to be on the sweet side, and mask away the oh-so-lovely bitter taste of matcha? Oh well, at least it was a pretty cup of matcha latte.
Water is available for free by the side, and you can just grab a cup and fill up with the tap, where the cutlery is located.
We loved that there is a new cafe in the neighbourhood, but we wished that the service could have been better. It would have been nice to be acknowledged, instead of being ignored for 5 minutes while waiting to order. Yes, I know that both staff are busy scooping ice-cream and making lattes, but they basically tried their best to avoid eye contact… A quick acknowledgement and asking us to just wait a second would have been nice. Food serving was also quite abrupt; they kinda just drop the plate on your table without a smile. Too understaffed, perhaps?