A friend recently asked me, “Since you dine out all the time, do you review every single eatery that you visit?”

The answer is no. There would simply be too many pictures to take and too many posts to write! The rule of thumb I follow to decide if the place is worth writing about is that it must be either of the following:

And in my opinion, the chocolate lava cake at Bistro Délifrance falls under the classification of being “so bad that I feel you guys must be warned”!

Fondant de Chocolat Chaud

Fondant de Chocolat Chaud

First of all, chocolate lava cake or fondant is my most favourite dessert. It should be moist and chocolatey, with a thick and viscous chocolate lava at its core. Something like this one at Bakerzin:

Warm Chocolate Cake

Now compare it with Délifrance’s…

Fondant de Chocolat Chaud

I mean, what the heck is that? It just looks all wrong! In fact, it even looks a little dirty to me.

Fondant de Chocolat Chaud

I wouldn’t have minded the way it looked if it tasted good. But no, the chocolate cake was dry and crumbly, like stale cake! The chocolate lava was rather watered down and tasted a little funky.

Actually, it looked like one of those instant lava cakes that you can find at a supermarket. You know, the kind that you pop into the microwave oven and eat afterwards. Looks like I’m gonna give it a miss from now on.

Bistro Délifrance ( Halal certified)
– 510 Bishan Street 13 #10-520
– Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #01-07/08/10/11/12
– Lot One, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #03-12
– Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5 #01-38

I’m always on the hunt for good chocolate lava cake. The ones I’ve had so far come from the following places:

The Olive Ristorante
White Dog Café
Wild Rocket at Mount Emily

Know any other good places? Leave a comment!