Alololo

Apple and rhubarb crumble, Corduroy Cafe
Apple & Rhubarb Crumble,
Corduroy Cafe

Before and after your movie at Vivo City, there are several places to hang out at that might tickle your fancy (with more food and beverage outlets yet to open).

But, and it is a very big but, the Corduroy Cafe on level 1 does not serve hot meals between the hours of 3pm and 6pm for reasons known only to their management.

Personally, I think that’s a freakin’ stupid policy, especially after I had mulled over the menu for a good five minutes before deciding on the beef stroganoff, only to be told by the cashier, who had been patiently waiting for me for five minutes to decide on the beef stroganoff, that there was no beef stroganoff to be had because it was a hot meal, and that there were no hot meals to be had between three and six.

So, Naomi and I went upstairs to this place called ‘White Dog Cafe’, which looked like another place which one might dine in the lap of luxury, and the decor, set against the 2nd floor outdoor boardwalk, looked as promising as some of the items on the menu.

Vivo Weekend
Fettucini Aglio Olio (Alololo)
White Dog takes the ‘Olio’ bit very seriously.

Naomi decided quickly on a pasta dish, and attempted to give the waiter a further request to ensure that the pasta was done al dente.

I gave her the ‘no, don’t bother asking’ look, and later told her that it was a lost cause asking a waiter anything else right after he’s repeated your order as Fettucini Alololo and Pungkim Shoop.

Of course, she already knew that because she’d observed the waiter’s blank look for about five seconds before saying never mind.

The rest of White Dog’s Cafe’s menu is interesting – there’s a Spicy Banana Chill which menu describes as:

A Caribbean Combo to tantalize the tastebuds with just a hint of heart in every mouthful of sweetness

Of course, I had no idea from that description what the Spicy Banana Chill contained besides bananas, so I just had to order it and try.

Naomi tells me I could’ve just asked the waiter(ess) before ordering. But after a sip of the drink, I ask anyway:

“What’s in the Spicy Banana Chill?”

“Um, banana and wait lemme check.”

Unfortunately, the waitress scooted off to check before I could ask further:

“OK, can you tell me what animal heart goes into it?”

But yeah, not so exciting, the contents. Only bananas, milk and some chili flakes.

iTunes is playing an illegal copy of Sweet & Lovely from the album “As Time Goes By” by Bryan Ferry of which I have the original CD.

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18 thoughts on “Alololo”

  1. There’s a Spanish popsicle shop here in Nashville that serves chocolate chili popsicles. The spiciness adds a kick to the chill factor. Very nice.

    How was the crumble? It looks deeelicious!

    Fettucini alololo.

    ahdoi.

  2. There’s a Spanish popsicle shop here in Nashville that serves chocolate chili popsicles. The spiciness adds a kick to the chill factor. Very nice.

    How was the crumble? It looks deeelicious!

    Fettucini alololo.

    ahdoi.

  3. I love my linguine alololo … …

    Olio Dome also has a “No Hot Food” policy in the late afternoon. I suspect it’s to (a) give the cooks a break and/or (b) allow time to clean the cooking stations before the dinner crush.

  4. I love my linguine alololo … …

    Olio Dome also has a “No Hot Food” policy in the late afternoon. I suspect it’s to (a) give the cooks a break and/or (b) allow time to clean the cooking stations before the dinner crush.

  5. Good point Noodles..

    That’s what happens at a lot of restaurants here. In fact, they’re fully closed, not even cold dishes or desserts are served while they clean and switch the kitchen over.

  6. Good point Noodles..

    That’s what happens at a lot of restaurants here. In fact, they’re fully closed, not even cold dishes or desserts are served while they clean and switch the kitchen over.

  7. the crumble looks delicious 😛
    and with Rhubarb!! that’s something i have never seen in a restaurant menu in Singapore so far … and i think it can only be bought as a raw veggie for home cooking in Little India market (have yet to find it in other places)… i love rhubarb..

  8. the crumble looks delicious 😛
    and with Rhubarb!! that’s something i have never seen in a restaurant menu in Singapore so far … and i think it can only be bought as a raw veggie for home cooking in Little India market (have yet to find it in other places)… i love rhubarb..

  9. Well, u don’t say. I was there the other day and asked the waitress what Ameratto is… I kind of suspect is almond syrup. Anyway the waitress told is some kind of coffee flavored syrup! Er? why do I need amaretto in coffee then?

    Also when billing the machine was jammed and we had to wait at least 10 mins for them to fix it, not even some plain water was offered while we wait, while the staff of chatting away happily.

  10. Well, u don’t say. I was there the other day and asked the waitress what Ameratto is… I kind of suspect is almond syrup. Anyway the waitress told is some kind of coffee flavored syrup! Er? why do I need amaretto in coffee then?

    Also when billing the machine was jammed and we had to wait at least 10 mins for them to fix it, not even some plain water was offered while we wait, while the staff of chatting away happily.

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