Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Eden Sanctuary Floral Cafe
Clement believes in using as much natural ingredients as possible to bring out the true flavours of the ingredients. He sources out many of his stuff locally or regionally and even grows them in the very cafe! Clement gamely went through most of the plants in the plant window and even let us fiddle and TASTE some of them. He is my idol!! It had always been a fantasy to own my own herb garden and he had given me hope that it is possible in Singapore. Right now, I only have rosemary at my kitchen window. More herbs will come. OK, I digress.
We started off by eating this little herb OFF THE PLANT. Stevia, is the name of the herb. We were wondering why Clement said "Let's have desserts first." when he handed us the leaves. Whoa...... this bugger tasted sweet and has a nice dainty flavour. What a start to the night!
The pumpkin soup was a delight. A blended concoction of butternut pumpkin that naturally sweetness shines through. As no cream is used, the soup is rather thin as compared to the usual western style soup that you may expect. Nevertheless even without the creaminess, the taste will still wow you.