Shangri-La Hotel didn’t look all that impressive from the outside but wow, I love the interior! High ceilings give a dramatic visual effect and the crystal chandeliers are so pretty. There’s just something about hotels that make me feel happy. Take the lift to the lower lobby and you will be greeted with The Line Shop!
Berries Tartlet ($6.75+) is my favourite out of all the 5 sweets tried and tested. Pastry base was very thin and not too buttery (thank goodness!) while the fresh berries were just tart enough to make this a good tart (no pun intended).
This is the first time I come across a Tiramisu ($6.75+) that is interestingly pyramid-shaped! Because of its shape, the proportion of mascarpone cheese to sponge fingers was skewed in favour of the former. I like this as it’s very moist and well soaked with coffee. But see that white macaron crowning the pyramid tiramisu? It’s a cheap sugar joke.
It’s easy to see that the Strawberry Pistachio Shortcake ($6.75+) didn’t have a good balance of sponge cake and cream. Proportion aside, the friend and I agreed that this was severely dry. And there’s no hint of pistachio at all.
Initially I didn’t like the Chocolate Crunchy ($6.75+) because of the gross fondant “skin”. So we peeled it off and voilà, the inner dark and smooth chocolate mousse with a base of crispy biscuits really got me going on this! Contrasting texture is always a delight.
Mini Chocolate Mousse ($2.25+) didn’t make any lasting impression, good or bad. It was just average.
Here’s the good news: 50% off all sliced cakes/pastries after 6pm! All prices shown are before the discount. I love this type of good deals!
Without that 50% incentive though, I don’t think the cakes are worth the long walking distance. Just grab a cake at Canele or Bakerzin in town since the prices are pretty much comparable.