Our excursion to CityVibe wasn’t entirely fruitless though. Posh Nosh chick wrote about Fromage in last week’s Urban so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and check that out as well.
Fromage is just a kiosk on the ground floor, with just a few counter seats. Given that the seats are within close proximity of the deep fryers though, I’d recommend getting the food to go if you don’t want to end up smelling like oil.
The food is quite suited to take-out anyway. They have pizzas and baked pastas, but what got Posh Nosh raving was the deep fried cheese. Beside the usual mozzarella sticks, they have deep fried Edam wedges, Camembert wedges, and delicious little morsels of deep fried mac and cheese.
We tried all three (passed on the predictable mozzarella), and my favourite is the Camembert, with the mac and cheese a close second. I like Camembert anyway, and to have it hot, oozy and crispy is just heaven. The mac and cheese was pretty interesting too, though not so much cheesy as creamy. It was tongue-searingly hot but mighty addictive, and though each bite scorched my mouth, I couldn’t stop eating them. The Edam was a bit of a letdown because the cheese wasn’t very ripe so it just ended up tasting a bit plasticky.
What I liked was the fact that they got their oil temperature right, so the food wasn’t very greasy at all. They also have churros with chocolate sauce but we were way too full. I’m already dreaming of the Camembert so you can bet we’ll be going again in the not too distant future. The mall doesn't have a car park though, so it’s a bit of a bitch trying to find parking at Clementi.
Not exactly cheap by kiosk standards but definitely worth a try. We’ll be back. Maybe we’ll even take the train cause evening traffic and parking in Clementi is very frustrating.
3151 Commonwealth Avenue West
10 am to 10 pm (weekdays)
10 am to 11 pm (weekends)