Before heading back to Rotterdam, one of my best friends and I decided to head out to lunch together. We decided to head to P.S. Cafe at Palais Renaissance – there are numerous outlets in Singapore – since that was closest to our homes. The original plan was to have lunch, but by the time we were seated in the restaurant it was more like tea time – since she came from school. Not being very hungry anymore we decided to just order their Truffle fries, one of their signature dishes. During the Truffle fries craze in Singapore many comparisons were made between the numerous cafes serving it, but up to now the ones at P.S. Cafe still come up at the top. After ordering the fries the waitress informed us that we needed to order two things, since we were two people. I found this rather odd, since what if you just want to share something? And look at that portion of fries, you must be very hungry to be able to finish that on your own. Anyways, we neatly complied and decided to also order their Banana Mango Crumble. We’d come here before and we knew that it was very good too, so we weren’t too upset that we had to order another dish. Secretly I was kind of glad, since I’d wanted to order it anyways and only because it was already so late and our lack of appetite I didn’t do so before. We’d asked for the truffle fries to come first and the crumble to come afterwards, since it came with vanilla ice cream and it would melt if we’d just let it stand. Although it wasn’t very busy it took a very long time for our fries to come, and we were actually also in a rush since we had an appointment afterwards. Having eaten our fries, we asked if our crumble was coming. However they hadn’t even started and it took a good 20 minutes before it arrived. You’d think that they would start preparing it once seeing that the fries were finished or nearly finished. Nevertheless the fries were awesome, as they always are. Thin cut shoestring fries drizzled with truffle oil and with parmesan sprinkled on top. The fries were crisp and luckily there were no soggy ones.
The crumble was delicious too, probably one of the best crumbles I’ve eaten to be honest. I don’t know how they manage to get it so crunchy and yet so soft. It has a nice crispy edge with the pastry melting in your mouth like butter. The epitome of a perfect crumb, I believe. It also wasn’t overly sweet, which was very good since the fruit filling itself is quite sweet. A combination of bananas and mango slightly caramelised. Both being very sweet fruits, it was great how they managed to balance it. Digging my spoon into the crumble and adding the ice cream was just heavenly.
Other than the lacklustre service and slow serving of our food, P.S. Cafe is a nice place to go for a not too elaborate meal – especially when you’re in great company. Their other dishes are good too though, and the next time I go I’ll be sure to try one of their salads or main courses.
Restaurant: P.S. Cafe
Address: Level 2, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Rd, Singapore