Is there anything better than sinking your teeth into a creamy, oozy choux pastry? No matter the shape or size, they’re a guaranteed flavour bomb!
For all you sweet tooths out there, we’ve put together a list of 7 places where you can get your hands (and lips!) on these tasty cream puffs!
1. Châteraisé Singapore
Originally from Japan, the immensely popular Châteraisé patisserie opened up in Singapore in April 2015. The outlets offer a huge variety of cakes and pastries, including their famed Double Fantasy Cream Puff ($1.90).
Filled with Hokkaido cream and egg custard, they occasionally offer flavours like sweet potato and matcha. This palm-sized pastry is possibly the best thing you can get for under $2!
Outlets: Jurong East, Shaw House, Novena Square 2, Serangoon Nex, City Square Mall, CityLink, Chinatown Point
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
2. Pulse Patisserie
Combining the classic French pastry with the local passion for salted egg yolk, the Salted Egg Yolk Cream Puff ($12 for a half dozen) was born. Pulse Patisserie’s bite-sized creations have a cookie crust top that gives it a crisp texture, perfectly complementing the unique sweet-savoury filling inside.
It’ll probably get messy, but where good food is concerned, who cares! These pretty, petite golden puffs are perfect for a snack, especially when accompanied with a hot cuppa.
Address: 180 Depot Road #01-06, The Interlace, Singapore 109684
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed – Fri, 11am – 7pm; Sat, 9am – 7pm; Sun, 9am – 5pm
3. Angela May Food Chapters
Among other sweet treats, you’ll find a range of sweet and savoury choux pastries at Angela May Food Chapters. Not afraid to push the boundaries of pastry, the puffs here contain unconventional ingredients like cucumber, jasmine, mint, sesame, ricotta, and even prawns!
They offer a delectable range of flavours, including Raspberry Champagne ($4.80) and Prawns in Spiced Sesame ($5.90). So why not pamper yourself mid-shopping spree with these intriguing puffs?
Angela May Food Chapters
Address: 260 Orchard Road, #02-02, Robinsons The Heeren, Singapore 238855
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30am – 10pm
4. Chouquette by Ollella
Specialising in choux pastries, this is a must for all self-proclaimed cream puff connoisseurs! Each little bundle of light, airy pastry is handcrafted, and then filled with luscious creams of different flavors and textures.
Take your time to choose from their chouquette selection ($4-$5 each): the Apple Cinnamon (dusted with vanilla streusel), Tiramisu (featuring a coffee soaked sponge and Kahlua sabayon), and the ever-popular Matcha Azuki.
Or, don’t choose and simply get the Mini Choux Platter (S$21), where you get the best of all worlds in bite-size portions!
Located right in the CBD, this is a dessert haven that carries light, artisanal pastries and bakes. Served in a chic minimalist shop, one of their most raved about creations is the Choux Crème ($4.90).
This light puff pastry is not only filled with cream, but also topped with a crunchy nougatine! In our opinion, this may be the best pick-me-up to chase away any back-to-work blues.
Address: 198 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068637
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 7pm; Sat, 10.30am – 5.30pm
6. Les Délices
Translating into “The Delights” in French, choux pastries are the specialty of Les Délices. Crisp on the outside and hollow and chewy in the middle, it’s perfect for filling up with their delicious pastry creams.
Their signature puffs come in 3 different flavours – Valrhona Guanaja Choux, Matcha Choux, Earl Grey Choux ($5.90 each). Topped with a crunchy cookie layer, it’s definitely a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds.
Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 080333
Opening hours: Mon, 12.30pm – 5.30pm; Tue – Thu, 12.30pm – 10pm; Fri – Sat, 12.30pm – 10.30pm
7. Koki Tamagoyaki
Aside from their Tamagoyaki, word has also spread about Koki’s choux pastry desserts! These are available in 4 flavours – Matcha, Coffee, Black Sesame and Bourbon Vanilla ($4.30 each).
Filled with a generous amount of smooth custard, the crunch of the outer crispy croquant layer provides an excellent contrast. This to-go dessert will definitely sweeten the post-lunch slump at work!
Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-54, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
If any of these delicate creations grab your fancy, head down to these top spots for one (or more) delicious choux pastry to sweeten up your day!
(Top Image Credit: Anakjajan)