A must-go if macarons and cakes excite you!
Besides going for a local beach getaway or lazing in an amazing resort in the heart of KL or even glamping your heart out around Malaysia, there’s one other best place for a quick vacay: Singapore. Once you’ve figured out your accommodation, the next thing to plan is where to explore; and if you have a sweet tooth like us, why not try pâtisserie-hopping? Singapore has some of the best pâtisseries around where the desserts are as yummy as they look (pretty too!)!
The name, as you might have guessed, comes from Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France. She was well known for her fine taste and indulgent love for extravagantly crafted pastries, and with that inspiration in mind, Singapore’s Antoinette was born.
Aiming to set a benchmark for the pastry and dessert scene in the region, you can definitely expect the quintessential Parisian pâtisserie and salon du thé to produce classic French desserts that would instantly gain her approval — and yours.
The exquisite selection of desserts at Antoinette is magically created by Chef Pang Kok Keong, a well-regarded pâtissier in Singapore and the region, and is sure to leave you enthralled. Our fave is the Antoinette itself! It’s a chocolate biscuit, raspberry coulis and an earl grey tea crumble encased in milk chocolate mousse and perfumed with a crisp earl grey tea aroma.
We also recommend Chloe, a light sponge cake and almond sable with fragrant yuzu cremeux and white chocolate vanilla mousse on top!
30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208 188 | Tel: +65 6293 3121
Mandarin Gallery #02-33/34, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238 897 | Tel: +65 6836 9527
2. FLOR Pâtisserie
A Japanese-styled pâtisserie that makes Japanese-inspired French pastries, expect creations that look more colourful than #1; simply because it is written in their name: FLOR. It’s a Portugese word for flower, and thus their cake display is made to look like a garden.
Besides using Japanese techniques, FLOR Pâtisserie uses the freshest ingredients sourced from both overseas (Japan, Belgium, and France) and locally. For example, the chefs use sugar from Japan because it tastes more natural and gives the cakes a better result.
One of our faves from FLOR Pâtisserie’s pretty pastries would be their Blue Donut. The blue colour on top is not artificial colouring but actually a mousse infused with honey and hand-extracted from Malacca-imported butterfly pea flowers. The cake is Flor’s signature sponge and layered with vanilla mousse and has yoghurt sprinkled with crushed pistachios in the middle. Mmm, just describing it is making us crave for one right now!
Don’t these cakes look absolutely pretty? They even have a purple sweet potato cake, but we’d pick their Berry Berries first cos fresh strawberries!
42 Siglap Dr, Singapore 456 167 | Tel: +65 6243 0813
#01-01, 2 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089 588 | Tel: +65 6223 8628
Takashimaya, Basement 2, Food Hall | Tel: +65 6737 1789
Funan Digitalife Mall, #01-K7 | Tel: +65 6337 1721
3. Pâtisserie G
Helmed by Cordon Bleu trained Gwen Lim, Pâtisserie G’s gorgeous selections of gateaux, macarons, chocolate truffles (and more) simply look too good to eat!
But you should definitely take a bite! Made from quality ingredients imported from France, you might just feel like you’ve been whisked to the country itself!
It should also be mentioned that Gwen has also had stints in the kitchens of Pierre Herme and Canele — yes, she’s SUPER legit!
When it comes to choosing our faves from this particular pâtisserie, it’s definitely the macarons. Besides tasting absolutely delish, Pâtisserie G offers some pretty interesting flavours such as Green Tea & Cherry, Yuzu Raspberry, White Miso Chocolate and many more. Doesn’t that excite your sweet tooth already?
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-40 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039 596 | Tel: +65 6338 7578
There’s a lot more to do in Singapore than you can imagine. Plan your adventure HERE: www.yoursingapore.com/en_my.html
Also, check out our extensive Singapore travel guide in female‘s April issue (flip to page 110)!
Pictures: Singapore Tourism Board and respective FB pages