Wani Reviews Gobi: The Perfect Match, more than just cakes

Wani | Wani’s  intense love for food drives her to search for the hidden gem in Singapore. Love the lifestyle with relentless fervor.
 We found  Gobi Desserts a hidden Gem in the midst of endless rows of pet stores, restaurants and automotive shops. Its cosy and welcoming, with its fruit enzyme machines at the café’s window front. For our tasting, we chose a classic Americano, an Iced Mocha and a Cappuccino. We had to go for one of their soufflés because not many places serve good ones, so we went for their Bailey’s Soufflé, in addition to a savoury main of Philly Cheese Steak.

1 | Flaming Raspberry cake

The cake’s sponge layers were soft and light, but we weren’t a fan of the overwhelming amount of cream it had. Sadly, it only held a single layer of raspberry jam, and even then it was overly sweet. We already had a huge hunch which coffee would suit this the best.

With Americano – it was respectable and potent enough to give body to the creamy, milky cake, helping it reduce its buttery mouthfeel. If you love cream, you’ll love this cake, but we like our desserts balanced (as much as we do have a sweet tooth), so we must say the Americano was a welcome bitterness.

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The Iced Mocha accentuated the cake’s sweetness. The cake had contrasting flavours, with the raspberry layer being very subtle.

Cappuccino brings out very silky, slippery feel on the palate which isn’t the best feeling, to be perfectly honest. Everything slides around in your mouth and you’re unable to distinguish where the dairy starts and where it ends.

2 | Bailey’s Soufflé

We absolutely love a good soufflé, so were really excited to note that it’s one of the best soufflés we’ve had, with its perfect airiness, melt-in-your-mouth texture and a sauce that’s not overpowering.

With Americano – We feel that the Americano is too strong for such a delicate dessert like a soufflé and it ended up tasting bitter, which isn’t something you want any dessert to taste like.

With Iced Mocha – The mocha in the coffee really complements the Bailey’s exquisitely (no surprises there!). It fuses together to give off a very rich chocolate vibe, and the finish is a smooth, decadent feel that doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds.

With Cappuccino – The milk content in the cappuccino overpowers the lightness of the soufflé masking the true beauty of this delicate dessert.

3 | Philly Cheese Steak

The steak was tender and really juicy.

 

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With Iced Mocha – Our first bite combined with a sip of the Iced Mocha instantly reminded us of how it’d be to drink a chocolate milkshake with a hamburger.

With Cappuccino – brings out the caramelized onions through the dairy content in the drink.

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By roast (highlights different flavours in coffee)

  • Light: Choose fruity, slightly acidic and floral foods
  • Medium: Chocolates, nuts and muted fruits would go best
  • Dark: Roasted, woody or bittersweet flavours will be able to stand up against a potent blend

    By body
  • Light: Fruits, hard cheeses and light pastries would complement this best
  • Medium: Poultry and fruit pies would be ideal, but almost most foods would go well
  • Full: Spicy food, creamy food and decadent and rich desserts will stand out
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