Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Panna cotta love

It's that time of the month again, and as of writing my legs are extra sensitive and are dead tired from walking. I've been bingeing more than the usual and this time around, my resto of choice has been Cibo primarily because of their authentic and delicious Panna cotta.

Panna cotta
Panna cotta (from Italian cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set. It is generally from the Northern Italian region of Piemonte, although it is eaten all over Italy, where it is served with wild berries, caramel, chocolate sauce or fruit couli.

For years I've been enjoying this heavenly dessert in Trattoria Gourmet's (Shangri-la Mall) and only recently discovered that Cibo also offers this delectable dessert as well. It has been my secret indulgence. If I am in a bad mood only panna cotta can make me happy. And I don't mean just any panna cotta, I want it authentic and fresh.

Being a purist, a good ramekin of panna cotta has got to:
  • be as white as snow
  • be as soft and delicate as a cloud 
  • be perfectly sweet (not too much or it will ruin the experience)
  • jiggle
You've got a pretty lame excuse for a dessert if your panna cotta is as stiff as, let's say, day old gelatin. I always have mine topped with ripe mangoes or honey and nuts. Mmmmm...

While I was enjoying my ultimate dessert, the boyfriend had Cibo's bacon + mozzarella + mushroom oval pizza.

the Cibot sez "hello!"

What about you, what do you indulge in when it's that TOTM? :)


  1. haha oh my gosh I always have weird cravings. there was a time I'd only want the rice inside a burrito. last craving I had was for jolly hotdog, hahaha!

  2. Rice inside a burrito! I haven't tried that one. Interesting, Kookie :) Thanks for sharing :D