Circa, The Prince
Sigh… my backlog of food posts is getting incredibly big. As I’m writing this, I’m actually having a twitter conversation with Billy, Penny and Ashley about possibly setting up a “Museum of Forgotten Foods” for pictures of food that we meant to blog about but just didn’t have the time to. That way, all our un-blogged food pics can have a home as well. :)
This meal at Circa happened two months ago when cousin trouble + geek hubby were visiting Melbourne. Because it’s western food, I’ve (yet again) forgotten much of the taste and flavours eaten. I think my imprinted memories for non-Asian food isn’t as intuitive and comprehensive as the food I grew up with. Not to mention these inventive dishes were complex and the ingredients unfamiliar. So what I did was eMail cousin trouble + geek hubby pictures of the food and asked for their memories of it. I think they’re more familiar with ang moh food. We’ll see what we can collectively come up with. I do apologise if it makes this post sound irreverent, but we really had a good time here.
After its refurbishment last year, our Prince appears to be all decked out in new clothes. Looking around me, the interior’s fit-out leans towards a cosy-rustic modernity, with a pleasing conservatory-like organic feel. There’s a glass sky-roof giving natural light during the day, I really like that. And love love those black mood lamps over the tables… I want one for my home!
Fatbooo: Where are the snails?
Trouble: It’s in the pastry, I guess..
Fatbooo: I guess they want us to taste the dishes they’re proud of.
Fatbooo: Mmm.. unagi.. loove unagi!
Hubby: You can serve it and eat it so simply and get all of the flavours.
Fatbooo: Waaa… so pretty!
Trouble: I also like the presentation.
Trouble: Oh dear, they gave us one scoop each!
Hubby: That’s too kind of them!
Fatbooo: Ha ha maybe next time I need to visit eateries incognito, without telling twitter.
Trouble: No no, this is good. You get to try more things!
Fatbooo: Still not sure leh… I’m shy about freebies. :)
Hubby: (takes a mouthful) Mmmmm…
Trouble: White peach mmmm, sorbet what’s not to like?
Fatbooo: Not bad, but tastes like sng buay (preserved Chinese plum)…
Fatbooo: Mmm… (speechless)
Hubby: Yeah, look at him. ;)
Fatbooo: They’re still warm… shiok! (Singlish: fantastic)