Bakeries & BBT

Bakeries & BBT

Featuring Bakery Brera & Fine Foods, Artea (VivoCity), LUNA, Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery, Huluruk Myeon House (Velocity), 108 Matcha Saro (ION Orchard), Plain Vanilla in Good Company Ion Orchard
Amos Koh
Amos Koh

๐•†๐•ฃ๐•™ โ„•๐•–๐•– โ„‚๐•’๐•œ๐•– ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿฐ
๐Ÿ“ Yam, ginkgo nut, coconut whipped cream
~$8~

I actually had this a few months back after seeing the hype about it but was left disappointed and didnโ€™t have the mood to review it. This time, I gave it a second chance and tried it again but sadly, my opinion of it is still the same ๐Ÿ˜ž
The portion was quite bigโ€” comparable to Cake Spade and really pretty too (heck, their entire cafe aesthetic is to die for). The cake was actually delightfully light and fluffy. The vanilla sponge was lightly scented, just enough to complement the yam paste that had chunks of yam and ginkgo(!) in it. First time Iโ€™ve had any yam related food that includes ginkgo ๐Ÿคฉ I love ginkgo btw!! I love itโ€™s subtle nutty flavour thatโ€™s accompanied by a touch of sweetness and creaminess. Anyway, I expected more from the yam paste flavour-wise but it was a very nuanced and muted flavour that I had to consciously be aware of it to taste it ๐Ÿ˜• The frosting I suspect is made of coconut cream as itโ€™s wonderfully scented with coconut that melds well with the vanilla+yam flavour profile (duh itโ€™s Orh nee lol). However, because of the nature of coconut cream, itโ€™s quite unstable in tropical weather so I understand their decision to add gelatine to stabilise the frosting BUT to me it was kinda too jelly-ish/slimy. Yikes, that texture is a no-go for me rip.
Lastly, their coffee imo was over roasted and left an unpleasant sour/bitter aftertaste in conjunction with the oat milk. Maybe it wouldโ€™ve been better to order it with regular milk but then again, good coffee should be able to work with both dairy and non-dairy milk ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Would go back again cuz Iโ€™m a sucker for aesthetic chill spots + I wanna try out their yuzu meringue (which my friend really liked) and their vanilla cheddar as well hehe

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๐Ÿ’ฐ: $3.60 - $5.60
๐Ÿ‘ฏ: Insane Queue

Puff n Peaks? Donut Shack? Plain Vanilla? Move over, itโ€™s time for the new reigning Supreme!
Meet Sourbombe (if you hadnโ€™t already known them when they were just an online store) โ€” one of (if not) THE best bombolones youโ€™d ever taste in Singapore. Fluffy, THICC and stuffed full with unique (and tantalizing) filling, these sinful creations would leave you wanting more. Take note, however, the queue situation is crazy! Thereโ€™s already a long line forming prior to the opening time (9.30am) and sells out BY 11am so head over early to bag them ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›’.

They have 6 permanent and 3 seasonal flavoursโ€”
Cinnabombe (cinnamon sugar)
Blueberry, Lemon & Thyme
Lavender Lime Mascarpone (my fav)
Basque Burnt Cheesecake
Hojicha Caramel Crunch
Passionfruit & Caramelised Banana
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Basil Rhubarb
Burnt Honey, Sage & Walnut
Black Sesame & Peanut

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Amazing pastries, friendly staff and a myriad of tantalising flavours and bakes to choose from. However, do come before 11am (WEEKDAY) so as to be able to peruse leisurely without needing to fear not being able to get what you want. Weekends, however, be ready to queue even at 8.30am ๐Ÿ˜‚

Must get:
Cruffins ($5)โ€” Any. See it. Grab it. Especially the salted caramel and lemon curd iterations. Decadent, creamy and a balanced flavour profile.

Croissant ($3.50; plain)โ€” Donโ€™t know what to get still? One can never go wrong with this simple, amazingly flakey and buttery goodness.

BKA [Brera Kouign Amann] ($6)โ€” Whatโ€™s better than a croissant? One thatโ€™s encased in a layer of caramelised sugar that provides flavour profiles of toffee and burnt-bittersweet. Crunchy, sinful, decadent. Amazing. Inspired by the amazing Dominique Ansel.

Their tiramisu packaging makes it look big itโ€™s actl quite small!! Ordered their earl grey tiramisu. Quite average tasting but thereโ€™s a strong impression of earl grey tea. The bergamot was quite prominent and they even had some lemon zest in their mascarpone cream filling which was a nice addition. Was it worth $9.80? Definitely not.

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Really aesthetic place that reminds me of Koreaโ€™s cafes. Drink (Mango Momo) came in a can that is sealed on the spot (can opt for regular cup also)! The drink ($6.80) was averageโ€” coconut milk, grapefruit pulp, mango cubes and sago. Nothing more, nothing less. 100% sugar was okay, surprisingly not as sweet as I expected it was gonna be. Tasted like Koiโ€™s 50% sweetness!

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Amazing assortment of cupcakes! Even their doughnuts and tarts look so mouthwatering. Their chestnut cream (made specially for HerWorld) was simply stellar! Topped with a decadent roasted chestnut buttercream, the flavour of this vanilla cupcake with a vanilla buttercream core got elevated to the next level. Nutty and a little smoky, sweet and buttery rich on the palate, it left me wanting for more!!

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๐•„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•’ ๐•†๐•“๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ช๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•š ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
๐Ÿ“ Matcha powder, Red bean paste, warabimochi, chocolate, custard, soybean powder
~$2.90-$5.50~

TL;DRโ€” Love the obanyaki with warabimochi inside ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜ However, if you want something richer/more matcha heavy, get the matcha custard! You know what, just get both HAHAHA!! Skip the chocolate. Get Mr Bean pancakes instead if you donโ€™t want matcha related ones. The warabimochi in the cup was a little โ€œjelatโ€œ for me after a few pieces ๐Ÿ˜ถ

โ„๐•–๐•• ๐”น๐•–๐•’๐•Ÿ + ๐•„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•’ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’๐•“๐•š๐•ž๐• ๐•”๐•™๐•š ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿต
~$2.90~
I LOVE this. Will get this every time I pass by @108matchasanrosg !! The anko paste inside is daintily sweet and pairs well with the matcha warabimochi that was delightfully bouncy and chewy. One qualm would be that I wished the edges were crispier to provide a more distinct textural contrast.
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๐•„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•’ โ„‚๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•• ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ
~$2.90~
My greedy ass will get this along with the red bean+warabimochi cuz this was a delight to have as well!! The custard hit the sweet spot (double entendre intended heheh) and had the right consistency. Not too goopy or runny!! Had a really nice mouthfeel to it as well, with creamy matcha goodness spreading all across my palate ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคค
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๐”ป๐• ๐•ฆ๐•“๐•๐•– โ„‚๐•™๐• ๐•”๐• ๐•๐•’๐•ฅ๐•– ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฎ
~$3.50~
Bad idea. Skip this lol. Could taste that they used couverture chocolate (I think itโ€™s 55% dark) but the texture of the chocolate custard was sooo weird and was strangely goopy unlike the matcha one ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜– Just get Mr Beanโ€™s pancakes if you planning to get flavours other than matcha from this store!! Mr Bean makes ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ pancakes. Bouncy, supple, soft, chewy and had a nice ratio of filling to batter!!
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๐•„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•’ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•’๐•“๐•š๐•ž๐• ๐•”๐•™๐•š ๐Ÿต๐Ÿก
~$5.50~
Uhhhh, have mixed feelings about this one... The outside powder dusting is not really nice as I feel like the kinako (soybean flour) and matcha powder flavour profiles donโ€™t really complement each other, resulting in a weird taste. Tastes like the dried brown withered leaves you pick up as a child to smell LOL OK I WAS A CURIOUS CHILD I CAN FEEL THE JUDGEMENT ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚ However, the texture of the warabimochi mochi itself is ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Silky, bouncy and chewy all at the same time. Sufficiently sweet as well. But I had trouble having all 8 by myself. I feel like itโ€™s way better on a parfait instead. So most probs I wonโ€™t purchase it again ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
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๐•€๐•Ÿ๐•›๐•–๐• ๐•๐•ž๐•š โ„๐•–๐•• ๐”น๐•–๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐”น๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿก๐Ÿž
๐Ÿ“Cloud-like peanut cream, red bean paste, mochi, peanut powder
~$2~

TL;DRโ€” IF YOU LOVE INJEOLMI BINGSU, GET THIS!! Soft bread filled generously with light and airy peanut cream, red bean paste and mochi. Decently sweet. A good pick me up but be warned you might not be able to stop after having just 1 ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

The bun is filled with this cloud-like cream (diplomat cream?) thatโ€™s mildly sweet with notes of vanilla which is enveloped in the light embrace of peanut-y aroma. The cream is so light and airy itโ€™s as if Iโ€™m consuming a wet peanut cloud. Plus, thereโ€™s a light layer red bean paste (with skin) AND mochi.
Also, the bread is so soft and fluffy (most probs tangzhong based bread so if youโ€™re sensitive to gluten, should try to eat in moderation hehe)!! Hello, whatโ€™s there not to love?! The skin in the red bean paste makes it come off as not something that is bulk bought but rather, something handmade which I like. Also, idk how the mochi is soooo stretchy but I dig it.

Overall, they really hit home-run with this bread. All of the elements of โ€œinjeolmi red beanโ€ are in harmony with each otherโ€”nothing overpowering each other and is satisfactorily sweet (IMO). Also, the textural contrast in this bread is quite surprising especially when it only costs $2. Will definitely buy again (and many times at that LOL!!)

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