Crunchy Bottoms

Striking the caloric balance. Barely.

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Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

There are few things in this world that are silky smooth and crunchy all at the same time.

Here are my top three:

1. Zha Liang/ Zha Leong – Dough Fritters wrapped in Rice Rolls.

2. Egg Tarts from Tong Heng.

3. Bean Curd Tarts.

You’ll see plenty of Zha Leongs in future posts, because I’ve been hunting down the best in Sg, and I’ve loved Tong Heng egg tarts since they started out from being sold at $0.90 till the $1.40 that they are now. Tempting little buggers are the ultimate sin whenever I’m in the Maxwell area.

And then there are these tempting cretins whenever I’m in the Middle Road area – which is pretty much every day now.

Bean Curd Tarts ($8 for 8)

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Canelé – Les Petits Gateâux

Le Royale

There is no better chocolate cake.

I don’t care what you say about Awfully Chocolate, because like all the times that I’ve commented on how they aren’t awfully-chocolatey enough (except maybe for the Super Stack Cake), I’ll say it again – they can’t hold a candle to Canelé’s Le Royale.

Of course you’ve got the main contenders: Rive Gauche’s Guanaja and Sheraton Tower’s Crunchy Chocolate Praline Cake.

But neither of those have the depth and bitter-sweet fullness, courtesy of a crackling bottom layer of hazelnut feullitine, a thick 66% chocolate mousse center layer, almond success (I don’t know what that is, but since I like it, I suppose it’s a success anyway), and a chocolate genoise tier soaked with rum. You can see it, can you? That thick, obscene layer of mousse? And what I would do to get my hands on the recipe for that crusty base.

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