Tuesday, December 25, 2007

7 Sensations

*thank you sunnietart for her review on the Christmas Meal at 7 Sensations~

I came to know of this place via Zaobao’s recommendation. They were offering a Christmas set menu which comprised of a starter, soup, main dish, dessert and drink at $39.90. I thought it was kinda ex for standard veg fare but there were not many places that offers western Xmas set meal so I wanted to give it a try.

It is located in Little India in a little alley behind Shing Siong (Tekka Market). The nice thing abt this little quaint place was the interior décor, which is contemporary and cosy, something different from the usual boring Chinese veg restaurant decor.
We were first served the starter which is a salad. There were a mixture of greens, baby tomatoes, cranberry bits. However, the sauce was quite sour and some vegs were bitter. I got to admit I’m not a salad person so I didn’t really like it.

Tuna Chowder Soup

Next came the tuna chowder soup. There were bits of celery (if I didn’t rem wrongly), veg ham, carrot etc in the clear tomato based soup. It’s the first time I had chowder soup as most veg places offer mushroom cream soup. But it was pleasantly light and delicious. I couldn’t have enough of it.

Main Dish (Aglio Olio)

The next dish is the Main Dish ~ Aglio Olio with 2 ‘drumsticks’. The Aglio Olio was a tad too oily for my liking but there were lots of mushrooms and capsicum in the dish. I thought Aglio Olio should be spicy but it was not spicy at all. The drumsticks were a nice surprise though. It was actually mashed potatoes with veg ham bits and mushrooms deep fried in batter. A creative change from the usual beancurd sheet drumsticks. In all, the main dish was pretty good, except the portion was too big for us, girls. I think it would be more ideal if they offered only 1 drumstick or 2 smaller sized drumsticks. Sometimes too much of a good thing is not good.

The dessert that evening was Passionfruit Pudding. It was not too sweet but was also quite a big bowl. However I would suggest that they could offer more choices such as mango pudding, or a hot dessert like chocolate fondue.

We ordered Enzyme for drinks. According to the staff, it is like wine but taste better than wine. And there were only 3 choices, tea, coffee or enzyme..so we chose the latter. It does taste like wine.. and unfortunately, I’m not a wine lover so I didn’t really like it either. Perhaps they should offer juices too. Or maybe I should have ask if I could choose fruit juice.

All in all, it was quite a pleasant dining experience. The food was above average, except for the salad. Service was good. Ambience was cosy. I will be back to try their ala-carte menu again, hope that its not as expensive though.

Location: 16 Madras Street S208413

Tel: 6298 8198

Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays;

Tuesdays - Saturdays Lunch: 11am - 3pm Dinner: 6pm - 10pm

Sundays and Public Holidays 11am to 5pm