3rd visit to Bakerzin within a month! The Gods Must Be Crazy! And that’s if you don’t count the “Macarons Takeaway” visit at Bakerzin Vivocity two days back! Truth is, we went back to do some online reading, basically to get to know what are the raves of this place and these fellas popped up! So here we are to check ’em out!
We ordered two tea sets, which we thought was a steal as they came with a choice of tea and a cake each at only $8.90 per set! I chose Vanilla Bourbon while J’s was Chamomile. On top of that, we ordered a tart as well! Dessert overload!
Lunch @ Ding Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 Paragon
For most food lovers, Ding Tai Fung is a name that does not require much introduction. It, with its roots in Taiwan, specialises in Chinese cuisine and is immensely popular amongst the locals as well as tourists from all around the world, who flock there to sample 小籠包, their signature dish, amongst other simple yet scrumptious delicacies. The restaurant chain also continually make the news, i.e. with the Taipei outlet being voted as one of the “Top 10 Restaurants in the World” by The NY Times in 1993. More recently with their Tsimshatsui restaurant joining the stellar ranks of Michellin-starred dining hotspots around the World after it was awarded one Michelin star by the Hong Kong and Macau 2010 edition of the Michelin Guide. While the establishment of the Asian versions of food guide is considered controversial by some, others feel that its a well-earned accolade.
We’d been to Ding Tai Fung several times since their inauguration in Singapore a few years back and have been reasonably satisfied with the quality of food and service. This time, we ordered pretty much ordered the usual things we are accustomed to eating here.
Autumnale, a chestnut-themed cake from COVA Pasticceria – Confetteria, a rather “upperty” Italian restaurant at Paragon Shopping Centre.
Too expensive for us for a comme il faut dine-in, and we already had our dessert fix at Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie just barely 2 hours back. So we opted for takeaways from their dessert counter. They offered a good selection of cakes and tarts of all sizes from finger-food to whole cakes but the Italian styling is distinctively different from the French. Pardon my ignorance but my knowledge on Italian cuisine is pretty much limited to the savoury items like pasta, pizzas and delicious rich stews. Tiramisu and Panna Cotta are the only two that comes to mind readily when I try to recall what Italian desserts I’d tried before.
Amongst the array of takeaway desserts available at the counter, Autumnale stood out prominently and we decided that Autumnale it shall be!