Monday, 23 July 2018

My Pretty Cheat Meal : Worth The Sin?


OK. I have been behaving myself so far, sticking to my almost keto diet for the past 3 weeks. That's right 3 weeks. I deserve a pat on my back (which has since lost a layer of fat) because I stuck to this eating plan even when I ate out with my brother.

After depriving myself for this period of time, I began to feel restless. Hah! It's time to allow me a once-a-week cheat meal. So what to eat? Where to eat?


I decided to go back to Frisson even after revisiting Kris' post and reading about her less than stellar experience. Her visit was 2 years ago and  yes, I did comment then that I would give this place a miss.


One of the things that Kris highlighted was that there are two prices on the menu, dinner costs more than lunch. Well, they still maintain this practice. I did not ask why.


Looking through the menu, I was looking for something Mun mentioned. Something about French toast with banana, bacon and peanut butter. Well, I found this Elvis French Toast.


No bacon though. I did say that I would try it and so I did. It looked like a proper cheat meal.

For drinks, I had my usual. Ah, Kris asked me about the tiny cup handle which she mentioned in her post. So here it is, cheers.


I have to agree that this cup handle is not ergonomically designed as it is a little tight and does not allow for a comfortable grip. Yes, you need to use both hands to steady the cup. By the way, the coffee was not good this time. It tasted diluted.

The music was still loud but since I was alone, it did not bother me.

And now for my Elvis French Toast.


You can't fault them on the presentation. I thought this was gorgeous. Now let's see if it's a good as it looks.


The toast is doused with a peanut butter sauce and as I cut through it, I could feel that the texture was on the dryish side. It did not feel pillowy like what properly executed French toast would be.


As I suspected, the bread was not adequately soaked in the vanilla custard and hence was not moist and plump. 


There is a small jug of peanut butter in case you need more. I only poured a little bit as what was served on the French toast was more than adequate. Much as I adore peanut butter, somehow when it is incorporated into a dessert, I don't enjoy it as much.


The soft serve ice cream is really pretty but in terms of taste, it was one dimensional. It just tasted milky to me and I tried to put a finger on it but I simply could not figure out the flavor. So when I went to settle the bill, I asked the server.

The blue one is Seasalt Vanilla while the red is Red Velvet Peppermint. He referred to the dessert menu.


I'm afraid I did not detect vanilla or even peppermint for the matter when I ate the ice cream. Maybe eaten together they drown out each other's flavor? In future I'll give their ice cream a miss as they appear to have only these two flavors.


After I finished the ice cream, I noted that there was a biscuit underneath. It was nothing to should about, just those regular biscuit you can buy at the supermarket or provision shops.

In conclusion, I'll say that I won't be ordering this Elvis French Toast again. But I'm not giving up on Frisson yet as there are still other things on the menu that I want to try. And I like it that they accept credit cards for any amount.

31 comments:

  1. Ooooo...the Elvis Presley sandwich!!! I like!!!
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/i-remember-elvis-presley/

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    1. hee..hee... unfortunately this one fell short of my expectations.

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  2. Thanks very much for trying out the toast but why did they remove the bacon? Too bad that it was not good though. :( you are a champ for sticking to your diet even when eating out with your brother so you deserve a cheat meal once a week. I am been eating durians like no tomorrow so you can imagine how bad that is... keep up your less carb meal plans! :)

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    1. I think the one with bacon must be the discontinued item on the menu.

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  3. the french toast peanut butter beef bacon I saw is like this https://dayre.me/kimberzilla/tCn8ij3uzB

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    1. Ah, thanks. I checked it out and too bad no more on the menu.

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    2. Ya, too bad. Many thanks for checking it out and trying this almost similar but fell short item.

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  4. Very pretty Elvis french toast. Sinful indeed but once a while, it is ok to me.

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  5. Ah, thanks for confirming that the cup handle is indeed smallish (which means my fingers aren't that fat after all...hehe!). I actually didn't like the presentation and thought it was amateurish (but that's just me). The biscuit at the bottom looks like a Marie biscuit. They're very lucky to have you as a customer...after two strikes, you still have not lost hope in them. ^_*

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    1. hee..hee... You have more atas taste than me, that's for sure hah..hah... Yeah, that was a Marie biscuit. So common.

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  6. Wow!! You were on keta diet for 3 long weeks! It must have been a torture but you survived and deserved a pat. How many kilos did you loose?

    That sinful dessert you ate is so heavenly with the vanilla custard which I love like crazy! I am amazed that this one dessert contains so many yummilicious ingredients.

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    1. I'm quite used to low carb diet but yes, some days, I feel like giving up! I did not lose much in terms of weight but lost some inches.

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  7. wah, sinful dessert! I wouldn't attempt solo coz I dun hav sweet tooth...but for savoury food, I m always ON!

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  8. When I see food with odd colour like the blue soft serve that you had for example, I always try to avoid it >_<

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  9. After 3 weeks of dieting, you do deserve a pat on the back and a good cheat meal.

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  10. i have another friend who's been keto-ing for several weeks too and says he's satisfied with the results so far. i would like to try keto-ing, but i'm afraid it's impossible to write properly about most restaurants while on a keto regime! :)

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    1. Oh no, keto is not for you! It's very hard to keto when eating out. Carbs are everywhere!

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  11. Oh yes, the presentation is very pretty, dear! Love those colours! xoxo

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  12. Too bad you were less than thrilled with your diet splurge! Congrats on your weight loss—-that’s a good reason to celebrate!

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    1. Oh, thanks hee..hee... I hope to find a really, really great dessert.

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  13. When it's that colourful it's hard to resist! I usually feel guilty afterwards though - especially if it wasn't fabulous.

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  14. I thought with the peanut butter and vanilla custard, it would taste fabulous but I saw some dry parts on the bread, so I guess like what you said, they are not soaked thoroughly

    Wow, diet for three weeks, I don't think I will be able to last so long

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    1. Maybe one day I try making this at home hee..hee..

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  15. I hate it also if the restaurants play very loud music, how to talk like that, to create a nice atmosphere, they should play light music in the background

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    1. I wonder if anyone ever complained to them.

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