Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carrot Cake from Food for Thought

Well, I am still on the hunt for a good carrot cake and so far, Cedele and Calendar's have leave quite a deep impression. I have read abit about Food for Thought and have passed by a couple of times on my way to the gym. Finally, got to pop in and check out Aunty Christina's Old School Carrot Cake.

This place does remind me of Pitstop Cafe and U.d.d.e.r.s where young entrepreneurs decided to bring in a new concept of chilling out but I was completely wrong. Apparently, this place was set up by 4 folks who (in my point of view) believe in social responsibility, or rather receiving and giving.

Welcome with smiles and greetings, this place provides a very light-hearted place to catch up with old friends or unwind after work. Though the place is alittle small, the warmth of the place does make me want to drop a second visit.

According to their website, they have set up a School of Thought which is a tuition centre in 2002, where they channel some of the profits to help underprivileged students. Food for Thought, being their second project, is to raise funds for international well-building projects.

Pretty surprised by their selection of main courses since their webbie only indicate that they serve sandwiches, soups and bakes. For your information, I was told that Mondays and Tuesdays are ladies night in which a main course will entitle a free dessert for ladies. I promise to drop by the Tuesday after next since I will be attending the PMS organized by Pitstop cafe next Tuesday.

By the way, they do not charge GST nor service charge and only accept nets or cash.

Fen's comments

Cedele has one of the best cream frosting and the most generous amount of walnuts but its texture is closer to a butter cake in which it crumbles slightly with a mild coarse after-taste.

Calendar's on the other hand, has a softer, more springyand moist texture. However, its cream cheese icing contains more butter and thus may be a minus point for cream cheese lovers.

Food for Thought happens to fall in the middle when it comes to its cake. It is not as moist as Calendar's and its texture is finer than Cedele. However, it is pretty dense, thereby will be the hardest among the three. As for its cream cheese frosting, it is more buttery and thus will be closer to Calendar's. In short, I would say this is not bad but having eaten these 3 carrot cakes within 2 weeks, the difference is pretty distinct.

Yuan's comments

This is a pretty dense and moist carrot cake. One of the most moist which I have eaten. However the cream cheese and walnuts were rather disappointing. As Fen pointed out, it was more buttery then cheesy. Also the walnuts were not crunchy. Overall not bad but I would prefer Cedele's carrot cake.

Food for Thought

420 North Bridge Road
North Bridge Centre
Singapore 188727
Tel: 6338 8724

Operating hours -
Monday to Saturday
9am to 11:30am (Breakfast only)
11:30pm to 2:30pm (Lunch Menu)
2:30pm to 5:30pm (Drinks and Desserts only)
5:30pm to 10:30pm (last order for dinner 9pm; after 9pm drinks and dessert only)
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays


evan 이벤젤린 said...

3 carrot cakes in 2 weeks is alot! i love carrot cake too and the only one i tried was from cedele. its really good and i like the cream cheese frosting, tho' i find it abit sweet.

anyway food for thought wanted me to supply them macarons but we couldn't agree on the price unfortunately haha. funny my name is still on their site tho', by the name of 'aunty evangeline's macarons'. i sound so old!

Fen said...

I wanted to ask you about that, I saw Evangeline on their website and not many make good macarons like you... Geez, that is such a concidence...

Aiyah, why never supply, I could have just curb my macarons craving and say that Food for Thought has fantastic macarons :)

Haha, still got a few carrot cakes which I have yet to try... For instance, Blue Mag, Baker's creation and Room for Dessert... Hai, the first is inconvenient, the second should be my next visit while the third has early closing hours...

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