Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gobi @ Suntec

GOBI, known for their petite desserts, have finally opened an outlet in Suntec City. Apart from the regular cakes, macarons and petite creations, this branch has released its very own savoury menu and in-house desserts.

Gobi @ Suntec

Unlike the white finish in GOBI @ The Central, this place is classy in its layout and the addition of mirrors provide a comtemporary feel. The wooden panels on its wall, the choice of vintage tables and chairs provides a beautiful setting for a nice weekend dinner or a hangout for chill-out. Together with the painted glass decors on the ceiling, the entire set-up of the place somehow conveys the founder's idea of providing something exquisite and visually appealing to her customers.

Gobi @ Suntec

As mentioned previously, this branch offers in-house desserts and the selection ranges from the regular soufflé, crème brulée, pancake , ice-cream, panna cotta, chocolate lava cake etc. The pricing is reasonable, given its location and presentation. Frankly speaking, this dessert menu is so appealing that I got to resort to eliminating my extra choices.

White Sesame Panna Cotta

Recommended by the staff to those who prefer desserts that are light, the white sesame panna cotta ($9++) is very unique. The initial bite is a regular sweet Italian cream but the lingering aftertaste is something very memorable. The fragrance from the white sesame. Served with vanilla ice-cream and profiteroles, the entire combination is light but green syrup may be sweet to some people's liking. Just based on how fast we finish this dessert, I will not hesitate to pop by GOBI for their other in-house desserts, particularly the Chocolate Igloo.

Strawberry Shortcake @ Gobi

Described to have a perfect blend of hi-soft genoise layered with cream chantilly and fresh strawberries, I have decided to have a slice of strawberry shortcake ($6.80++), given how much I have loved it in the past. Surprisingly, having ate Patisserie Glace's, this indeed disappoint. Apart from the sponge being alittle sweet on the liking, the cream is not fluffy.

Gobi's desserts are generally on the sweet side, and comparing the 2 slices of cakes with the panna cotta we had that evening, I would return for their main courses (some of reviews posted on HGW are quite positive) and their desserts.

Strawberry Shortcake @ Gobi

P.S. I used to eat cakes blindly, not knowing the difficulty and effort to put up the dessert. Little did I realize, the chantilly cream is equally challenging. Apparently, there are 3 phases while whipping cream, namely soft peak, stiff peak and curd and each is just a difference of a few whisks. Not just that, the bowl has to be chilled and the bowl has to be free from the slightest contamination. I don't know about others, as I put in more entries for the blog, I start to pay attention to the little details placed in a single dessert and I would say, as I eat more, I treasure the ones I really like.

Gobi Desserts (Closed)
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
Tel"6341 9794

Operating hours: 11am to 10pm (Daily)


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