Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Black sesame & Hokkaido milk panna cotta

Tried the Black sesame & Hokkaido milk panna cotta because it looked interesting.

However when you get a close look at it, the dark grey cream looks fake and inedible like toy plasticine!

One thing that I learn was never to trust the English on the menu even though this one looked perfectly normal.
Here it is labelled as Black sesame & Hokkaido milk panna cotta which looks perfecly correct judging by the appearance of the dessert.
The black layer and grey cream must be black sesame and the white layer should be panna cotta, but if you ask someone who can read Chinese it turns out it contains bamboo charcoal as well. I found out when I showed the fridge picture to someone. Bamboo charcoal may be not everyones cup of tea whilst black sesame is commonly known.
When I first tried food with bamboo charcoal I was quite hesitant about it as well.
Anyway now that I know it had bamboo charcoal, the weird texture that I thought was the black sesame must have been the bamboo charcoal.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Charcoal cream:
Initially I thought it was cream made with sesame because of the colour. However the texture was like cream mixed with super fine sand and makes a noise in your mouth.
It was not sesame because grounded sesame is similar to finely ground wheat shells so it was the charcoal.
I did not finish all the cream because it was the typical fake hydrogenated cream.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Panna cotta:
This was lovely and milky, the sweetness was just right. The texture was like a light jelly.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++3 Sesame pudding:
The pudding had an extremely strong black sesame taste, similar to the black sesame filling found in sweet dumplings but much thicker and sweeter.
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