This Cafe’s Unique Éclairs Will Have You Choux-ing Them Over And Over Again
When you think of éclairs, a cream-filled pastry with chocolate icing probably comes to mind.
Made the same way in pretty much every bakery that sells its, there’s a cafe in Singapore that’s re-energising the pastry, one unexpected flavour at a time.[caption id="attachment_29568" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Burpple User Cassie Ong[/caption]
L’éclair is Singapore’s first éclair specialty store and cafe. Set up by a duo that was trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, the two are all about discovering and expanding the possibilities of the éclair.
Their inventive handcrafted éclairs are not only an exquisite treat for the tastebuds, they’re also extremely easy on the eyes and look great on the ‘gram.
Located at Dhoby Gaut, this cafe is a short 5 minute walk from Dhoby Gaut MRT Station.
A Taste Of Paris
While L’éclair has created quite a variety of éclairs to date, you’ll find that they only serve 10 flavours each day – a blessing, considering that you’ll have enough trouble picking just one to eat.[caption id="attachment_29572" align="aligncenter" width="1022"] Kaya Pandan Éclair (Image Credit: @leclairpatisserie)[/caption]
One day, you’ll find a Kaya Pandan Éclair, a fancy twist on Singaporeans’ favourite breakfast toast; and another, you’ll find a Baileys Cheesecake Éclair that’s filled with baileys pastry cream, topped with baileys cheesecake cream, and drizzled with baileys ganache for good measure – a triple hit of the delicious Irish cream liqueur.[caption id="attachment_29752" align="aligncenter" width="762"] Ispahan Éclair (Image Credit: @leclairpatisserie)[/caption]
Some of the customers’ favourites here include the Ispahan, a pretty pink éclair filled with a light rose cream, cut lychees and fresh raspberries. Another beaut is the Matcha flavour, which comprises a smooth, premium matcha cream and white chocolate – a match made in dessert heaven.
Made using only the finest and freshest ingredients, you get all your money’s worth off these éclairs that are priced between $8 – $9 each.
A Mid-Autumn Special
Limited edition flavours are not unusual for the creative team at L’éclair.
To celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, they’ve created 3 brand new flavours: Salted egg yolk lotus, black sesame red bean, and taro macadamia.[caption id="attachment_29565" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] L-R: Salted egg yolk lotus, black sesame red bean, and taro macadamia (Image Credit: @leclairpatisserie)[/caption]
Available from 9 September onwards, you can pre-order these éclairs for first dibs on these mooncake-inspired éclairs!
In the past, they’ve also created a bunch of Chinese New Year-themed mooncakes, with CNY staples like pineapple tart, bak kwa, and pork floss making an appearance in these typically sweet pastries.[caption id="attachment_29576" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] (Image Credit: @leclairpatisserie)[/caption]
High Tea Degustation
Can’t quite decide on just one? Treat yourself to a whole meal of éclairs with L’éclair’s High Tea Degustation![caption id="attachment_29582" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: L’éclair[/caption]
Savour an assortment of 5 assorted mini éclairs, alongside savoury bites including a Truffle Egg Mayo Choux Puff, Foie Gras Pate & Tomato Relish Crostini, Roasted Mushrooms Vol au Vent, Tomato & Basil Bruschetta, Signature Chicken & Bacon Pie, and Smoked Salmon & Dill Mousse Tartlet. You’ll also get one beverage per person to go with your elegant bites.
Super Insta-worthy individually and as a whole set, you’ll want to keep your phones on standby because you won’t be able to get through this tea without snapping at least a couple of pics.
The degustation will set you back $50 on weekdays (Tue – Fri) and $60 on weekends and public holidays, and are 9101 1971
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(Header Image Source: @leclairpatisserie)
Ambassador Highlights #11 – High Tea, Custom Tendon, DIY Perfume & More!
The month of June is done and dusted!
At DiscoverSG, we love looking back on and celebrating all the exciting activities our ambassadors dropped in on in the month.
This month’s highlights include plenty of electrifying events and scrummy eats!
If boutique tea houses are your thing, you’ll love this dainty yet unique one.
Arteastiq is a teahouse/restaurant/art jam studio tucked away in Mandarin Gallery.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVY3yIxDyvO/?taken-by=cherzinga[/embed]
Our ambassadors Cheryl, Diana ,Nicholas, Rachael, Vanessa were treated to a luxurious high tea experience there!
That means a full fancy 3-course meal (normally $48) prepared just for us![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVcGV7PFEhU/?taken-by=dianabakar_[/embed]
The brunch menu consists of hearty and healthy dishes, while the dinner menu features creative Asian fusion dishes.
For appetisers, the ambassadors had the signature pan seared duck foie gras.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVcLYc0gy7z/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
Next up was the Herb-Crusted Codfish served on a bed of mash potatoes, asparagus, scallops and balsamic reduction sauce – a dish that was crunchy on the surface, while tender underneath.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BU3Fa6xBsbi/?taken-by=rachaelwong[/embed]
Other must tries are the Australian Wagyu ribeye with sweet potato fries, and mango strudel that has actual popping candy in it.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWFExmXhO6d/?taken-by=vaneszs.h[/embed]
To complete our meal was an exclusive range of teas, brewed pot by pot on the spot with the finest tea leaves and herbs. (Psst! They even have alcoholic ones!)
Address: Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6235 8370
Whether or not you got the chance to go to Ultra Singapore, it’s hard to miss the hype that took over all our social media platforms.
We sent a whole bunch of our ambassadors down to join in the fun at the hottest party this year![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVZOTtkAu_o/?taken-by=claregwendolyn[/embed]
Just like last year, the 2-day electronic dance music festival in Singapore was ultra wet, ultra muddy, and ultra amazing![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVWwn1BBPF6/?taken-by=dtynx[/embed]
We partied the day and night away to music by headlining DJs, including Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Dash Berlin, Steve Angello, Tiësto, and Don Diablo.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVSMesTDQka/?taken-by=gracekowie[/embed]
Other famous names include Dubfire, Martin Solveig, Nic Fanciulli, Sasha & John Digweed and Showtek.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVUKSfegYXu/?taken-by=isapiaoz[/embed]
Not to forgot our local acts on the Live stage: homeboy ShiGGa Shay, DJ Duo Rave Republic, and singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVRo6nFnIgL/?taken-by=siowjiamin[/embed]
With stunning lights, visuals, sound and special effects, it was easy to stay upbeat and pumped even through the rain.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVKW19whTl_/?taken-by=victoinette[/embed]
You know a party is ultra good when it’s hard to go for one set and not have #FOMO from passing up on the others; that’s exactly how we felt about Ultra Singapore’s crazy line-up this year!
3. Hao Lai Wu Steamboat and BBQ
Can’t decide between steamboat and BBQ?
You don’t have to at Hao Lai Wu Steamboat and BBQ, where they let you cook your food both ways at the same table.[caption id="attachment_28052" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Choose from 5 types of soups: Ma La, Tom Yam, Chicken, Double Boiled Herbal & Tomato, to cook them all in. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVmWW8_ANco/?taken-by=chel.sea.ang[/embed]
We sent our hungry ambassadors Chelsea and Nicholas down for a hearty meal.
They especially loved – and couldn’t stop eating – the prawns that were super fresh and sweet![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BV_VUEHArQc/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
They went for the specialty Ma La broth that added a zing to all the ingredients – perfect for lovers of spicy food.
Why not have your next family dinner here? Its unique steamboat in a crystal pot and smokeless BBQ will not disappoint!
Hao Lai Wu Steamboat and BBQ
Address: 8 Sago Street, Singapore 059012
Open: Daily, 11am – 3am
4. Oo La Lab
“Fragrance is a powerful personal ritual… It is the right to see and to be seen in ways that are not made from words.”
If that speaks to you, or if you’re just a sucker for nice-smelling things, you’ll love Oo La Lab’s sensorial workshop session![caption id="attachment_28047" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: This craft fragrance lab lets you select from the finest raw ingredients to build your very own fragrance.
The perfume ingredients you pick are mixed on site and hand-poured to order.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVt4uXqACEX/?taken-by=chel.sea.ang[/embed]
Our ambassadors Chelsea and Cheryl headed down for a whiff, and got the chance to mix their own perfect scent!
They had a lot of fun reliving their days of mixing chemicals in science class, and were extremely satisfied with their final product![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVt6heyjJoT/?taken-by=cherzinga[/embed]
Whether you like floral, oriental or sporty scents, Oo La’s mixologists will guide you on how to achieve the perfect mix!
Or you could just go ham and create your own crazy scent that’s sure to be a conversation starter!
Oo La Lab Calling all tempura fans! Kogane Yama is the newest Japanese restaurant in town specializing in premium tendon bowls. Here, you get to choose your tendon toppings, base and spiciness level for a fully customisable tendon, just for you. The 4 flavours are Mixed Bowl ($15.80), Chicken Bowl ($13.80), Prawn Bowl ($13.80) and Vegetable Bowl ($11.80). Our ambassador Rachael headed there for a taste. She tried the Mixed Bowl, which had everything she could’ve asked for. She really loved the prawn tempura, chicken tempura and the green pepper, which were all so juicy under the crisp tempura crust!
Address: Commune Home, 02-51/52/53 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, 039596
Contact no.: 6338 3823
Calling all tempura fans!
Kogane Yama is the newest Japanese restaurant in town specializing in premium tendon bowls.[caption id="attachment_28164" align="alignnone" width="1023"] Kogane Yama[/caption]
Here, you get to choose your tendon toppings, base and spiciness level for a fully customisable tendon, just for you.
The 4 flavours are Mixed Bowl ($15.80), Chicken Bowl ($13.80), Prawn Bowl ($13.80) and Vegetable Bowl ($11.80).[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BV35F5JhTKd/?taken-by=rachaelwong[/embed]
Our ambassador Rachael headed there for a taste.
She tried the Mixed Bowl, which had everything she could’ve asked for. She really loved the prawn tempura, chicken tempura and the green pepper, which were all so juicy under the crisp tempura crust![caption id="attachment_28049" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Fussy about what goes into your tendon? Now, you can have it just the way you like!
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #02-50 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Open: Sun – Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
6. Ô Batignolles
Ô Batignolles is an open-air concept wine bar that serves up food and wine with authentic French flavours.[caption id="attachment_28051" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: It pays tribute to a stellar range of wines, curated from small batch independent and passionate winemakers throughout France.
The elegant and chic bar also offers a large selection of quality air-flown cheese, and iconic French fare.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWIED1-A53-/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
Our ambassadors Nicholas and Rachael went down for a relaxing afternoon meal.
They discovered that Ô Batignolles had just added a new French Tapas selection to their menu – a new way to enjoy and share their signature French dishes, appetizer-style.[caption id="attachment_28050" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: They’ve also revamped their popular weekend brunch, which now includes free-flow croissants!
That sure sounds like something we’d get out of bed for!
Address: 2 Gemmill Lane 069247 Singapore
Contact no.: 6438 3913
7. The Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar
Love a relaxing view of the sea while you eat?
The Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar is a seafront bistro located at RSYC, Asia’s oldest yacht club.[caption id="attachment_28166" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Image Credit: This seafront bistro offers a selection of modern European cuisine with an Asian touch.
Their Signature bar lets you sip away on cocktails while watching the sun set in the horizon.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4YFWtB2nl/?taken-by=piinkmasquerade[/embed]
Our ambassadors Nicholas and Stephanie got to chill out at this lovely little bar and bistro.
They were spoiled for choice – the newly revamped menu included a more comprehensive selection of yummy mains.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWPqghlgYuQ/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
The beautifully plated dishes also made the whole meal experience a feast for the eyes as much as it was for the belly.
The bar will also be updating their drinks menu really soon, in particular to lower prices.
So come and grab a drink with your friends and family! Here, you won’t have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket!
The Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar
Address: Level 2, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, 52 W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126887
Contact no.: 6768 9443
If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and want to introduce products or services both old and new to more Singaporeans, drop us an email at [email protected] We would love to work with you!
We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on a mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore. If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, drop us an email at [email protected]
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