As we were standing along the busy street of Orchard Road, we were thinking about what to eat for our lunch. We wanted something quick since it was our last day and we needed to rush back before heading to the airport. Several suggestions about where to eat were thrown around but none were accepted. Not wanting to waste anymore time, I brought my friend to Cedele at Wheelock. I’ve dined there a couple of times and based on my previous experience, the food was alright and it was affordable.
We arrived just before noon time and the crowd was still at minimal and we got to choose our own table. A couple of scrolls through the menu, we decided what to order. The drinks were normal but my friend complained about the Organic Soy Milk (SGD$4) being weird. There’s nothing much to say about my Iced Cappuccino with Irish Cream (SGD$6.50).
The first to arrive was the Double Mushroom Chicken Soup (SGD$10). In honesty, I didn’t expect it to be like this… in such presentation. There’s no sight of cream or milk in it. Nevertheless, it was good – hearty and comforting just like those home-boiled chicken soup. The bowl was filled with decent amount of ingredients such as shredded chicken breast, (portobello and oyster) mushrooms and mixed vegetables. The soup came with complimentary bread which was available at bread counter.
For our main course, I opted for Beef Bacon Works Sandwich (SGD$14.80) while my friend ordered Beef Aglio Olio Pasta (SGD$16.90).
In the sandwich, there were the usual vegetables, crispy bacons and beef patty. Although the beef patty was cooked thoroughly, it was a tad bland. I liked the inclusion of the wholegrain mustard as the sourish spicy paste suited the beef patty well.
The pasta dish was simple and light. The spaghetti was cooked perfectly with good amount of chopped garlic to be found in and around the dish. The bird eye chillis gave it a little kick.
The sliced beef steak was just alright – chew tender texture. I guess with such thinly sliced beef steak, it is hard to achieve proper doneness.
To end of our lunch, we shared an Apple Cinnamon Pancakes. For SGD$12.90, the freshly-made pancakes were decent in size filled with chunks of sliced apples. There were two generous scoops of ice cream (with one of them being Blueberry Cheesecake flavour). The fragrant scent of cinnamon was subtle yet it provided mild bitter-sweetness in every bite of the pancakes. The sweet sliced apples had a slight crunch in the middle, giving it a pleasant contrast to the soft fluffy pancakes.
All in all, the meal was alright. It wasn’t outstanding but was just nice – simple and unprententious. Food aside, the ambiance was comfortable, ideal for casual dining but a stale fried oil note lingered in the restaurant. It has been there since my first visit and I find it rather unpleasant most of the time.
501 Orchard Road,
#03-14 Wheelock Place,
Telephone Number : +65 6732 8520