Monday, July 23, 2007

Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Cafe Le Pastry has been in existence for over 50 years and my mum occasionally buys a box or two of its Pineapple tarts home because I'm quite crazy over it.

Located at a nondescript shophouse just next to a Chicken Rice stall, it lies near the junction of Middle Road and Selegie Road, along the outskirts of town. Newspaper cuttings and photographs of celebrities and its specialties adorn the stall front, making for a rather cluttered and comical looking shop. Step through the narrow space and be greeted by a friendly lady who promptly informs you that all of their specialties are sold out and they have to be booked a day in advance. Lucky for me, they were in the midst of making a fresh batch and I only had to wait an hour to get my hands on their famous pineapple tarts and beancurd tarts.

Golf Balls aka Pineapple Tarts ($7 for 10)

My all time favourite Chinese New Year goodie, pineapple tarts! (Ok I like Bak Kwa as well) The balls were quite a size and came stuffed with copious amounts of not too sweet pineapple filling. The pastry itself was fluffy and a little buttery, making for an excellent dessert. To be honest, my auntie makes better pineapple tarts but Le Cafe probably sells one of the best commercially made pineapple tarts in the market.

Bean Curd Tarts ($5.50 for 6)

First looks at the tarts and I was suitably impressed by the homogeneous texture of the filling and the crust as well the aroma emitted. I wasn't too impressed in the taste department though. True, it was smooth and lightly sweet but the pastry wasn't firm enough for one. Also, it didn't taste out of the ordinary. Pretty much like eating Tao Huey, albeit of a slightly denser form. Having said that (I'm rather contradictory am I not?), it is still something new to me and I do like it enough to want to buy it again.

Rating: 7.5/10 (Pineapple Tarts) & 7/10 (Beancurd Tarts)

Address: 264 Middle Road

Contact: 63372417

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10.30am to 7pm & Sundays 10.30am - 3pm


Comments: They are supposedly well known for their Durian puffs as well. I'll have to try it out one day!


Anonymous said...

Agreed that the Pineapple Tarts n Soya Egg Tarts are delicious but the lady boss really got attidude problem...

I called today to ask about the pineapple tarts and end up I have to slam the phone!

That lady boss told me don't bother to go down as they are busy with the orders. So I explained that I've called a week ago to order and they said a few bottles I can just drop by anytime don't need to order. Then she say they are busy with corporate orders and "You are only ordering 1-2 bottles what for I entertain you?" (exact same words from the lady boss)

There're previous nasty incidents with her but because my mum likes the food so I bear with it but after this time, she can really don't entertain me.

fatpig said...

I think when shops become too "famous" the fame tends to get into their heads. Its sad really.