Or shall I say brunch? My brother swung by my office to drop something off and he asked me "Want to go for lunch?". I am always happy to see him and how could I say no?
I brought my lunch that day (as I have done for the past weeks) but what the heck, right? So off we went, deciding where to go as we walked to The Starling. After some deliberations, we decided to eat outside the mall, at Frisson Cafe.
This is one place that I pass by often but had no impetus to walk in, in spite of the attractive menu displayed outside. Well, finally.
I can't remember the name of the food we ordered and as for the drinks, we are so predictable.
A hot Latte for my brother, served in a cup and saucer that matched his shirt hee..hee... This time I had a hot Long Black instead of iced. I am starting to appreciate hot drinks.
This was my order. It's quite hard to navigate the menu when you are going low carb. There's hardly anything suitable to eat but thankfully, this crispy salmon sort of saved the day.
It was a very, very thin sliver of salmon. It was crispy as described and with such a thin piece, it's not too difficult to get it all crisp like that. It was a little dry though.
I'm afraid I did not like the roasted vegetables which were tossed in a vegetarian bolognese sauce. The potatoes were soft and cooked through but the carrots still had a bite. To make it worse, the sauce was sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Ugh! The smell was awful >.<
The small salad that came with it was alright - some salad greens tossed in roasted sesame dressing (I think they used Kewpie) and a whole egg.
My brother's order was a showstopper.
It's some sort of waffle sandwich with soft shell crab and beef bacon. Fancy presentation but not so easy to eat.
So my brother deconstructed the structure and found the soft shell crab very much to his liking. He gave me a small piece to sample and I thought it was very good.
I left my vegetables practically untouched and my brother tried some. He liked it and ate some more but he did not finish it.
I like this place. My only complaint is that the music is way too loud. We had to raise our voices when we talked. I think I may come back on my own and hopefully on cheat day, I can eat something really nice.