The Gourmet Bakery Cafe
by Qian Leung
@ 30 Jun 2017
Being able to eat on the run is a priviledge of the young so if the urge to act and feel young hits, try The Gourmet Bakery Cafe located at Parco Millennia Walk. To revisit those days of spreading canned tuna in a white bread back in college, here is a more up-market version : velvety tuna with chopped onions and cheedar cheese in a warm, crusty multi-grain loaf.
Ensconcing each morsel in a chunk of chewy bread yields you the right balance of sea-saltish briny and sweet. With falafel balls (chickpeas mashed and oven-baked)m Chef David Ting creates an exotic rendition of Mediterranean wrap with olives, beetroot, kidney beans, feta cheese and bell peppers, invoking a sense of picnicking in an Israeli forest. For a tortilla wrap, fold slices of deli ham into compact quarters then layer them with tomato, cucumber and lettuce in the centre of wholewheat flatbread. Onions, caramelised till its natural sugars are brought forth, adds a sweetness which counters the saltiness in the ham. For something comforting, try the egg mayo sanwich on dark malt loaf. Not only are the mashed hard-boiled eggs cheerily yellow, soft, creamy and heartily-portioned, the black malt shell with a hint of ash, vanilla, caramel and nuts provide a toothsome crunch, promoting you to munch your way from one end of the other happily with through abandon. QL