I didn’t have chance to visit the original shop of Flor Patisserie on Duxton Hill, but I was so happy to see the booth in Takashimaya, Orchard, which is only 5 minutes walk from where I live.
Although the Takashimaya shop doesn’t have complete collections of cakes, but it’s good enough for me since it has the Blue Donut and Ice Cheese Tarts. The Blue Donut (side view) The Blue Donut (top view)
The Blue Donut after the first cut
Butterfly pea flower petals are the natural blue colourings for the beautiful blue coloured mousse
The white part in the middle is made of yoghurt, which adds right amount of sourness to the whole cake, resulting in a very nice overall taste. There is also sprinkle of pistachio at the top.
The layer below the blue mousse is vanilla cream, very mild, so nice!
The very bottom of the cake is sponge cake, it is so moist that it almost melts in my mouth. Sorry the picture looks very messy. But believe me, the cake tastes superb. I will definitely come back for this.
Let’s move on to the second dessert: Ice Cheese Tart Green Tea & Yuzu. I wasn’t familiar with the term Ice Cheese Tart; apparently, it almost resembles cheesecake. The composition of Ice Cheese Tart are almond powder, butter, cream cheese, egg, flour, fresh cream, milk and sugar. The matcha (Japanese green tea) flavour was very intense, but I couldn’t taste any yuzu. Maybe it would be perfect if the yuzu concentration is increased by a little.
There is a very buttery cookie at the bottom of the tart.
On our last day in Singapore, my dad’s acquaintance brought two big bags of bread from Barcook Bakery. There was only one type of bread: Cheese & Raisin Bread. I bet this bread type is so special that she carried it all the way for us to try and bring back to Jakarta. Sadly, the bread shapes were a little bit defected after we arrived in Jakarta. I fell in love at the first bite, although I do not like raisins. The bread was so soft that it almost felt like not chewing anything. Plus, the cream cheese captured my heart. I will visit Singapore again next month, luckily soon enough. I want to try the other types of bread from Barcook Bakery.
Whoa! They 47 variations of bread are very creative, which are hard to find in Jakarta, such asChoz Banana, Mash Potato Nachos, Polo Bun, Char Siew Fine Polo, Otah Otah, Yam Delight, Barley Custard and Chempedak. There are so many curry breads: Curry Floss, Curry Mash Potato, Curry Croissant, Curry Guy. Riri, please come with Thatha to try them all! Ulala, they have Coffee Bun! I wonder if it is better than some famous bakeries who offer coffee buns.
The first time I saw DONQ Boulangerie was in Shanghai, and this bakery has a branch in Singapore, inside Takashimaya. Apparently, DONQ is a popular bakery chain in Japan that has been established for 108 years, whereby it has 180 outlets.
I tried the bestseller item: Cheese Cookie. I don’t understand why it is called cookie instead of bread, whereas the description says it is a soft type of bread w/ cream cheese filling.
The cream cheese filling tastes so mild that I almost tastes nothing. It is a good companion to drink coffee in the morning. There are two kinds of anpan: Tsubu Anpan and Koshi Anpan. However, my mum tried them both and didn’t find any differences. Both fillings are sweetened red bean paste (anko). The only tiny difference is the sesame toppings, the Tsubu Anpan uses white sesame, whereas Koshi Anpan uses black sesame.