Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Patisserie Glace

Seems like many people have actually blogged about this up and coming patisserie hidden at the corner of the Notorious Keong Saik Road, Craig Road and Neil Road intersection within Chinatown Plaza - a rather dilapidated private apartment of sorts. Helmed by Master Chef Yamashita who hails from Nara, Japan, this tiny patisserie has been garnering rave reviews in the media and blogosphere alike.

Banana Mille-Feuille ($4.50)

I thought that the mille feuille was a great way to start off as it was light and crisp due to the layer of puff pastry thats sandwiched in between layers of chocolate mousse, sponge and bananas. The chocolate mousse itself was very well balanced and didn't threaten to overwhelm.

Strawberry Hill ($5.20)

Topped with sliced strawberries on layers of light and fluffy sponge sandwiching fresh cream on a wholesome oven baked tart base, the strawberry hill was sublimely good. What's interesting about this cake is that the name really suits it! The cake gets substantially more dense towards the bottom, very much like a hill, where the soil is looser at the top and gradually becomes more compact towards the bottom.

Strawberry Soufflé ($5.30)

The pièce de résistance. Dense yet light on the palate with a tinge of lemony zest and topped with strawberries. Its probably one of the best cheesecakes I've eaten in a long long while.

Final Verdict:
Value for money:6.5/10

Address: #01-10 Chinatown Plaza, 34 Craig Road

Contact: 6400-0247

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 1100-1800 hrs. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 1100-1700 hrs.

Website: http://cakeglace.com/


ratatouille said...

glad that u have tried it. To me Patisserie Glace is a cheap and good cake shop. Some cakes better than designer ones!

red fir said...

I see you like Glace's cakes too! And it's been a really long time since I've read an all-rave review from you.

I like your 1st picture of the strawberry hill. It's the best of all pictures of Glace I see online. :)

red fir said...

rata: The cakes are not "cheap". They are reasonably priced. Cheap and affordable have 2 different meanings altogether.

Fen said...

Wow... looks like you like Glace's cakes too... Seems like this is the place for good all-rounders...

Like Ice, I liked your photos of their cakes... You managed it so well under the dim lighting...

Man, after reading Ice's and your entry on Glace, I can't wait to lay my hands on their pastries...


fatpig said...

Rata: I'm glad I tried it too =)

ice: I think maybe that's because not many people have posted pictures of Glace online =)

fen: Actually the lighting wasn't bad. And if you go there after their operating hours, you can still request to take away whatever is left over =)

foodaholic said...

great pictures! im a silent reader of yours :) looks like glace is a must go soon...

fatpig said...

Thanks for the compliments foodaholic =)

red fir said...

fatpig: I think there really are many pictures of Glace's cakes online. There're already ones from 3 (me included) bloggers in this comment thread, not to mention some others, but I must say yours are the best I've seen. *hints*

By the way, you should go try Fromage Blanc. It's the best thing ever happened to Glace! *double hints* :)