Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Gloria Jeans Coffee

Still pondering where can I get good carrot cakes without making out of the way trips to Macpherson (i.e. Blue Magnolia) and I chanced upon Gloria Jeans' display of cakes where I spotted my target.

Gloria Jeans Coffees, Cineleisure

I did have my fair share of good carrot cakes but to put them into my special 4 is not easy. During the Christmas season, I did come across 2 outlets (i.e. Haato, Liang Court and Brewerkz) selling carrot cakes but due to my intestinal problem, they didn't tempt me at all so I didn't get a chance to try nor blog it.

Another carrot cake

Since Gloria Jeans Coffees is within reach for us after my usual Saturday gym session, I have decided to drop by to try their carrot cake ($6.50 per slice) but alas....
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Fen’s comments

This is what happens when you desperately look for a carrot cake to put in the 4th candidate in the monthly special. For one of the rare occasions, I am not keen to take more than 3 bites.

1st bite – Eh, let me re-confirm…
2nd bite – I don’t think I like this…
3rd bite – Yucks…

First, the texture is weird, like Yuan describes, it has an extremely moist and sticky texture like a Chinese Prosperity Cake, (发糕 aka Huat Kueh). Second, they minced the raisins in the cake mixture which has an artificial syrup after-taste. But, the saving grace was that their cream cheese was passable since the texture was alright and that the butter taste wasn’t overwhelming… Enough said.
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Yuan’s comments

I only have one comment to make. It tastes so like “Huat Kway” (Those steamed cake that you use for Chinese prayers).
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Gloria Jeans Coffee
Cineleisure Orchard
#01-K1
8 Grange Road
Tel: 6734 8747

Open 24 hours daily
http://www.gloriajeans.com.sg/

7 comments:

evan 이벤젤린 said...

gosh that bad huh? seldom see u use 'yucks' in yr entries lol. i think its inevitable carrot cake get the huat kueh texture, mayb becoz it doesnt use butter. but hey u just sparked my carrot cake craving again arrrgh!

ice said...

fen, you know after reading your blog, now whenever I see cakes I think of your entries and now I'm into this "spot-the-carrot-cake" phase. Saw a few more today you might be interested, but eat at your own risk lol. Carrot cake from Soup Spoon, Aerin's and Seasons Reasons. Seasons Reasons' carrot cake was listed as one of ST 100 yummy treats, maybe you would like to give it a try.

Fen said...

Fen: Yuan was ok with it since he like Huat Kueh... but why pay $6.50 to eat something that is similar to that? I dunno, I got put off by the initial taste till I told Yuan that I didn't wanna touch it...

I did make carrot cake once and I used cooking oil instead, the texture was pretty good, like Calendar's so i am not sure how carrot cake will taste like with butter. If you refrigerate carrot cake made from butter, wouldn't it become hard since butter solidify at that temperature?

Ice: Wow, you have gotten my "spot-the-carrot cake" bug too... I have already typed my carrot cake special already but there seems to be so many to try... hmm... will blog on it some time later... Kind of sick of it already...

Hmm... Let me see... I got
Blue Magnolia, Baker's Creation, Soup Spoon, Aerin's, Seasons Reasons and Haato... I keep it in my mind...Thank you for keeping a lookout for me...

A quick search on HGW makes me wanna drop by Seasons Reasons... They seems to have quite a fair bit of desserts there...

evan 이벤젤린 said...

haha u call me fen! i like huat kueh oso, esp the hot ones with slabs of butter. yums. hehe. yea thats why, if u make carrot cake w/ butter it will harden in fridge. but i think worth a try coz i'm quite curious to know if it will taste better with butter. the most just take out b4 eating lor, or warm it slightly in microwave. might taste better than oil :p

SLYuan said...

Ice: haha, we are kind of sick of carrot cake already. Look out for our carrot cake special which will be published these few days :)

SiHaN said...

oh gosh.. you shldn't have tried this one. Even my non-discerning bf didn't like it after one mouth. haha. Oh well.. we all make mistakes don't we.

yar.. i saw Season's reasons one on the papers as well. Think I'll go try that one soon! hehe.

Fen said...

Evan: Oops, my bad... must be seeing stars after a busy afternoon... Hmm... microwaving carrot cake, earlier on Ice and Terrace were debating about it in my Dunkins' Carrot Cake entry... I have a feeling putting butter will result in a texture like butter cake which might be similar to Cedele...

Slyuan: We spread them out bah... at least we won't find it cloying... I am still curious about Baker's Creations since it was featured on the ST 50 yummiest...

Sihan: Geez, didn't know he was put off after the first mouthful too... I am game for Seasons Reasons and it seems like Mr Brad has been there in March... They seems to have quite a selection for desserts...

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