Wednesday, August 01, 2012

coffee and chocolate dutch courage @ tiong bahru bakery

sunday afternoon coffee break.

we were supposed to satisfy a fruit tart craving at drips.
but seems many others had that in mind too.
there was a queue and only two tarts left.
minimize our losses.

let's walk.
orange thimble?
not that either. we'll be back for a proper breakkie.

so. next door?
tiong bahru bakery.
a corner seat.
now leave that reserved sign there please.

crossiant aux amandes
just because it was still on the baking tray.
i know.
just psychologically instinctive.
i loved the crunchy bits at the side.
that buttery coat on the top - think hk po lo buns and their buttered crusts.
and generous almond flakes.

perfect companion to my latte.
too pretty.
and almost ironic.
it's a broken heart i'm nursing.
not a perfect one. 

a viennese chocolate roll.
soft. pillowy. :)
with little chocolate nibs.
perfect for a long black.

and this chocolate tart.
must come with a tooth warning honestly.
i did not manage to successfully saw through it.
not even once.
and it took pure brute strength for a rugger to attempt to do it.
everytime his knife goes into the tart, i brace myself for a flying slice.
fortunately it didn't happen. 
the concept of caramelized fruit in the tart shell was good.
but did the chef think of the actual process of eating?
it's not like one can stuff the entire pie into one's mouth.
the valrhona chocolate was rich. 
do -not- eat this on your own. 
especially not if you're planning to run after.

prices here are steep.
but with the way singaporeans spend on food?
these prices could actually qualify as a norm already.
 he spent over $100 on breads the last time he was here?

from the west to macritchie.
this one's for you babe.


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