It seemed like a trip to Dempsey Hill without visiting P.S. Cafe would seem like an incomplete visit, since everyone raves so much about it.
Fresh Mint Moroccan Tea, Iced Wildberries Tea and Coconut Bakewell Tart
So this became our last stop prior to dinner, with an order of hot Fresh Mint Moroccan Tea ($7.50++), Iced Wildberries Tea ($9.50++) and a slice of Coconut Bakewell Tart ($13++).
The first impressions were that the service crew really need to stay alert even during lull periods. Hot tea was served in a plunger without a cup, and the tart was served with no forks. We had to eat with our hands, perhaps? The cup appeared shortly after tea was served, but the forks never did, so eventually we had to try to locate a staff, which proved to be rather difficult as well, since they do not seem to want to make eye contact with the customers *faintz*
The iced wildberries tea tasted strangely like dried Chinese logans, but I liked that it wasn’t overly sweet, and the tart berries gave a refreshing twist to the drink. Hubby’s mint tea was very minty indeed! The soft tart was definitely coconuty, but I thought it tasted rather powdery. There was a very thin layer of berry-flavoured bits near the base, but did not make much difference to the taste.
This was not a bad place to chill, but we definitely preferred HOUSE.
HOUSE occupies an entire block
It was tea time, as we continued to explore Dempsey Hill on this Labour Day long weekend!
We strolled to HOUSE and managed to get seats by the floor-to-ceiling window, which was really lovely because we could look at all the greenery and still be enjoying the air-conditioning with adjustable blinds to have just the right amount of sunlight!
From it’s own website: “Perched atop Dempsey Hill, HOUSE is a 4,000 square-foot residence-gallery to everything that’s visually stimulating. From plates of comforting, creative gastronomy that combine local flavours with the global palate to tease and please curious taste buds; to the lush woodland surrounds, and even the stunning works of art dotted around the property – HOUSE possesses the elements of a true multi-sensory experience.”
The environment was truly soothing and relaxing, with huge spaces between tables, and we can’t help but noticed the smell of spa essence oils (which later we found out that there is indeed a spa that is in the same building, possibly owned by the same people. 🙂)
It’s the Labour Day long weekend, and we are off to explore Dempsey Hill! We started our trip to Dempsey Hill at the Tawandang Microbrewery, with Thai style Petai with Squid ($22++), Thai Char-grilled Pork Collar ($22++), and a bowl of rice ($2++) to share.
Thai Char-grilled Pork Collar
Thai style Petai with Squid
The pork collar was delicious! Firm in texture, the fats to meat proportion was about 1:4. Dipped into the sauce, this was a heavenly combination!
The petai with squid was a disappointment though. Looking nothing like the pictures, we much prefer the local version. The squid was rather chewy and the gravy just didn’t go well with the petai. We would rather spend the $22 on the pork collar anytime.
The rice portion was quite huge, and we didn’t mange to finish it. However, it was too sticky and not fluffy enough.
There is a current promotion of 20% off the chef recommendations mains.
- Location: 26 Dempsey Road #01-01 S(249686)
- Website: www.tawandang.com
- Hrs: 11:30am – 12am (Sun-Thu), 11:30am – 1am (Fri-Sat)