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Karafuru Desserts

Karafuru Desserts is a Japanese-inspired cafe specialising in designer éclairs and yogurt parfaits. Set against an all-white backdrop with wooden accents and tessellated panels, the style is very minimalistic as the focus is on the glass display case of brightly-coloured, intricately-designed eclairs bathed in a glossy finish. Offering twelve varieties (four of which contain alcohol) daily, these Karafuru éclairs are priced between $6-$7. The yogurt parfaits on the other hand are all $16 with light fruity flavours such as the Yuzu-Cha, intense chocolatey ones like the Gianduja or Pancakes, which was inspired by the actual pancake dish. There are six choices in total for the parfaits.

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The cafe only opens at 1pm and because we we arrived a little before that, we were just in time to catch the staff bringing out trays of charming oblong-shaped, cream-filled pastries and arranging them into neat rows according to their individual flavours. Everything looked so good, we were half tempted to order one of each.

L’ÉCLAIR by Sarah Michelle

L’ÉCLAIR by Sarah Michelle has finally opened their brick and mortar store in the heart of Orchard Road. Dubbed as Singapore’s first eclair boutique, L’ÉCLAIR located at the ground level of Singapore Shopping Centre brings a bit of Paris to our island with their exquisitely designed cream-filled choux pastries. Aesthetically charming and simply pleasing to the eyes, each eclair is practically an art piece served on a plate that has been taking social media by storm with how photogenic they are on camera.

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The duo behind L’ÉCLAIR- Sarah and Michelle, initially started out as an online business, supplying eclairs to other cafes such as Mean Bean Wicked Grind (where I first got a taste of those pretty little things) before moving on to pop-ups hosted at Three Years In A Balloon and Artistry. The establishment of this physical store has therefore been long time coming.

Dazzling Cafe Singapore @ Capitol Piazza

The Honey Toast iconic to Dazzling Cafe needs little to no introduction. After all, ever since its soft launch back in April and finally its long awaited official opening at the beginning of this month, Dazzling Cafe located at level 1 of the newly revamped snazzy Capitol Piazza has been making waves on all forms of social media with their super photogenic desserts topped with both ice-cream and cream cascading down the stack of crisp thick slices of buttered toasts.

Dazzling Cafe finds its roots in Taiwan as one of the most widely popular dessert franchise chains that still sees winding queues outside their nine outlets today- 5 years after they first opened. Needless to say, fans in Singapore did what they do best and queued outside Dazzling Cafe as well when business started and while the fanfare has died down a tad bit right now, it is still mostly full house especially on weekends.

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I have been to Dazzling Cafe a total of 3 times since they opened and since all 3 visits were on weekday afternoons, the longest I had to wait was approximately 20 minutes. While it is a bit unusual for me to revisit the same place so many times within a span of only a few weeks, I did have my eye on a few items on their menu and since portions were relatively big, I had to space out my visits.

Durian Fiesta 2015 @ Goodwood Park Hotel

Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel Singapore is an annual event which I almost never miss. A self-declared durian aficionado, I have a great weakness for the king of fruits but because of its seasonal nature, I usually always have to contain my excitement till the months of April to August arrive.

Well, I am happy to announce that it is that time of the year again and in this latest instalment of the fiesta, the hotel’s pastry chefs have rolled out a whole new range of durian-centric goodies, on top of their well-loved signature delights- all in celebration with our nation’s momentous jubilee.

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Available from 16 March to 2 August 2015 at the hotel’s Deli, fans of this yearly affair can look forward to exciting new items such as the gorgeous eye-catching Durian Rainbow Ice Cream Cake $11.75 that tastes as lusciously-good as it looks, the Durian Carrot-Walnut Cake $11.75 per slice; $72.75 for whole cake (1.4kg), which teased with its layers of creamy thick durian pulp in between layers of moist carrot walnut cake and finished with toasted almonds on the top, Mini Durian Chocolate Wafer Rolls $32.10 for 10 pieces which appeared the least exciting in appearance but surprisingly packed a punch in the first bite, and the Durian Macarons $22.45 for 6 pieces which I highly recommend for those like me who love macarons and durian- the ultimate combination that was thoroughly satisfying.

Montana Brew Bar @ PoMo

Montana Brew Bar has been generating quite a bit of hype across social media since it first opened at the beginning of this year. From the same people who brought you Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar, Montana is all about the waffles. But not just any ordinary waffles, the choices here are innovative and the concoctions work out surprisingly well. Think Breakfast Waffle BLT, Matcha Strawberry Field Waffles, Red Velvet Waffle Stack and Cinnamon Apple Pie Waffles.

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After hearing so much about “THE ULTIMATE” Truffle Jalapeno Mac & Cheese Waffle $12.50, we just had to order it. Montana has also earned a reputation for being receptive towards feedback on their food and acting on suggestions almost immediately. We heard that this is probably already version 2.5 and honestly, it was really quite good. And if you are wondering where the mac & cheese is, it is actually incorporated within the waffle itself so that every bite of that truffle scented waffles is oozing cheese and mac bits. Do not forget to dip those waffles into the curry salsa dip on the side for an accentuation of truffle flavour.