Sunday, June 13, 2010

Seventh Heaven, Raeburn Park

the itsy

This place (10 Raeburn Park, #01-24, Marketing Institute of Singapore, tel : +65 6227 7787) was an unusual setup. They had a fancy looking website, a shop that looked like a deli (even equipped with a ham slicing machine) and were touted as a shop that did artisanal ice creams. They were apparently also making what they called manwiches - sandwiches with a conglomerated mess of processed meat fillings. Something that I probably would have tried doing at home.

The differences between the manwiches were basically the meats. The Doobies Debris which they described as Dagwood's ultimate sandwich was filled with smoked turkey, pork roulade, ham and farmer's meatloaf and the Itsy was corned beef, roast beef, pastrami and salami. Even though there was about an inch thick of processed meat after compression, I didn't think they fit the depiction of what I used to see Dagwood Bumstead make for himself. Lol.

Jokes aside, the meat and cheese sandwiches were all cold cut. They looked hearty and generous but probably weren't the best behemoth I've had. Would have benefited from warm fillings but there didn't seem to be much of cooking facilities in the kitchen. The bread wasn't toasted or even warmed. Tasted a little sweet and milky and had a dry crumbly texture which couldn't hold the contents very well. Couldn't understand why the home made coleslaw. It tasted quite good but used as a filling made eating messy. Not one of the better built sandwiches out there in terms of taste if not the quantity of meat fillings. Some PLT or mustard would have been great.

doobies debris

Ice cream tasted a little dodgy. Textures were a little undulating. The peanut butter flavour wasn't particularly peanut-buttery but it was creamy. It also seemed like they ran out of a number of the other alcoholic flavours which were under the recommended list.

I don't think I'll make the effort to come out of the way unless there're doing warm sandwiches. Service without a crowd was excruciatingly slow for food that required little preparation.


red fir said...

I'm guessing Seventh Heaven's Kitchen Table sandwich.

LiquidShaDow said...

As usual, little eludes you...

red fir said...

Even you thought their ice creams tasted dodgy & texture bad. Yups they totally didn't do for me.

anne said...

visited the website. it's insane! wonder how much they spent doing it up.