Birthdays are never complete without food (or any day) and I had a last minute, casual get together at Aoyama Cafe at Aberdeen Centre. I hit the 22 year old mark today and I was glad my closest of friends were there with me! We had a whole table of Japanese-fushion-ish food.
Aoyama Cafe is known for their brand of UCC coffee, but I’m not a coffee drinker and I like going there for their food. The ambiance is quite quiet, peaceful. and not loud or busy on a Saturday night. My group there was definitely the loudest table.
Here are some snapshots of all the food that was on the table!
I love the details of this peppermint hot chocolate my friend ordered!
Also, Justin from thewalkntalk came as well and ordered the Tonkatsu Omurice!
He also ordered a Kori Coffee– which was introduced in Japan in the late 1980’s. Frozen coffee is in the cup and milk is poured over it! Pretty neat, gimmicky concept.
My friend ordered this Chicken teriyaki rice pizza and gave me a bite, this was so delicious! The cheese makes this little pizza very filling though!
Two of my friends ordered the Unagi and mushroom spaghetti and loved it!
My friend ordered the Garlic Seafood Spaghetti- this did not look like anything in the picture of the menu. Nevertheless, she liked it taste wise.
Lastly. I ordered the Black Pepper Seafood Spaghetti ($13.95).
Taste: I liked the black pepper very much, and it wasn’t too salty and I liked biting into the ungrinded pepper bits. The shrimp was good, but I wished there was more than 4-5 pieces! I had to make sure I didn’t finish all the seafood part and be left with spaghetti. I still enjoyed the meal thoroughly.
Portion: Enough for me, but still a bit on the less side for the price.
What I liked was the presentation of the food at Aoyama Cafe. Giant white plates, the orientation of the meats/sauce/rice looked well placed on each plate. Considering how loud we were and the amount of people, the service was fairly good and attentive!
One thing I noticed is that, although the food tasted fairly good, they do not look like the pictures in the menu! Also, because we had a group of 12, any party over 7 people requires a 15% gratuity.
Aoyama Cafe makes a good spot for casual lunches and dinners for a moderately priced meal. They also have amazing and unique desserts! However, I didn’t need to order any of Aoyama Cafe’s deserts because thewalkntalk surprised me with an “Exotic Cheesecake” from Thomas Haas!
Thewalkntalk decided to fool me saying he tripped and fell and squashed the cake and I completely fell for it. Then during dinner everyone was distracting me then this came out! I didn’t know when I became so gullible but this was a big surprise!!
This is an AMAZING cheesecake. It has flavours of mango, passion fruit, and orange zest. The cake is soft and melts right in the mouth and the crust was perfect too! Very, very, very delicious. Thank you thewalkntalk, foodie bloggers know best 😀
Great birthday evening; thanks to all my lovely friends 🙂