Terra Cafe At Vivocity

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After a long hot day under the scorching sun at the Singapore River (Duck Race day) we ended up at Vivocity,  supposedly to catch a movie, but decided to head in for a quick bite instead.

Gigantic rubber duck along Singapore River

Gigantic rubber ducky along Singapore River

Located just outside the GV cinema entrance was Terra Cafe. It isn’t the appealing kind to me on first look, but I was desperate to find a place sit down, and chill from the extensive heat earlier.

Grilled Lamb Rack

Grilled Lamb Rack

We had a roast Lamb Rack and Linguine Mariana for main course. Both cost roughly $20. Which I’d say is very good for that kind of pricing. The lamb was well roasted with lots of flavour. Not too dry as well.

Linguine Mariana with Ginger Apple Smith

Linguine Mariana with Ginger Apple Smith

The linguine wasn’t soggy and was topped with average sized prawns which were quite fresh and chewy.

Ah finally sweets, my favourate part of the meal. One of the meals we ordered was added to a set meal, we decided on a coffee flavoured ice-cream. Sadly though we waited for eternity before the ice-cream actually came. Think they probably forgot about out order.

Coffee Ice-Cream

Coffee Ice-Cream

Then was the Tiramisu. Now now, here’s the very delicate critic from someone who self-claims can make the best tiramisu in town. (at this point if you interested, feel free email me for recipe heeh..)

Tiramisu with overdose of cocoa powder

Tiramisu with overdose of cocoa powder

I felt that there was too much cocoa powder on top.. seriously… The top of the tiramisu was “flooded” with cocoa. The texture of the mascopone cheese was right for my liking. Not too creamy nor too cheesy. Its a good blend so you won’t feel too “yeek” after a few spoonfuls. The ladyfinger soaked in coffee was pretty ok. Good strong espresso taste, though lacked a little kahlua (coffee liquor)

Next we had apple fritters and ice-cream. In my mind I was thinking of Ba Si Ping Guo. Basically its apple coated with flour and malt sugar, then deep fried. They’ll soak the pieces in ice cold water upon serving so as to have the sugar hardened up. Its a very exquisite chinese dessert originated from the north I think. The only place I know that serves this is at Prima Tower.

What came out though was totally different.

Apple Fritters with Vanilla IceCream

Apple Fritters with Vanilla IceCream

This version is shapped like donuts and the apple (quite freshly sliced) is coated with flour. Not the crispy type, the softer kind. Eating it plain isn’t exactly to my liking, but with the frosted sugar and vanilla ice-cream as compliments, hmm quite yummy.

Last but not least was a dessert I wanted to try. And though I didn’t order it, it was mistakenly served to our table. I can’t remember the exact name of the dessert but it had these few words: “Ice-cream, espresso, vacuum”

Expresso with Vanilla IceCream

Expresso with Vanilla IceCream

Hmm sounds interesting right? We took a shot of it. But the waiter took it away after realizing his mistake. So I guess I can only review that the next time I head down to Terra.

On the whole its a nice place for a group of people to catch up. Decent food (nothing exquisite) with reasonable pricing. Quantity and quality both strike a balance. Ample choices of variety for appetizers, main course, and desserts. Oh ye they have quite a lot of finger food too, so you don’t really have to pop in just for a meal. It can be for drinks and a light bite too.

Update: Terra Cafe has closed down. Heard Soup Spoon is taking over the place.

Terra CafeTerra Cafe
1 Harbourfront Walk
#02-43 Vivocity

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise


One Response to “Terra Cafe At Vivocity”

  • Timothy Says:

    Believed this cafe(Terra) use to be at Bugis Junction before they shifted to Vivocity. Seems like they didn’t fare well there too.

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