Flor Patisserie by Chef Yamashita is a new Japanese Patisserie in Singapore. The talented chef was previously from the ever-popular Patisserie Glace, left and set up his own dessert place at the quaint Duxton Hill.
I wouldn’t call the Napoleon ($6.20) a cake since it has a bigger proportion of puff pastry to cake. But this is exactly what I love about the Mille-feuille. Flor Patisserie’s rendition has a layer of cake in between the layers of puff pastry and cream. I love how the puff pastry crumbled in the mouth together with the cake and cream.
During his stint at Patisserie Glace, Chef Yamashita’s Strawberry Souffle ($6.5) was so heavenly that it was something I must order with every patronage. I am usually a generous person, and sharing is a form of love to me. But you cannot say the same for Strawberry Souffle because no one is to fight with me over that dessert. I would peg that as inhumane.
Essentially an open-faced cream puff, the Berry Choux ($6) uses Flor’s special pastry cream, fresh cream and berries. However, I wouldn’t pay six dollars for Patisserie Flor’s choux pastry since I can buy two of the best cream puffs at Tampopo Deli for the same price.
Baked till golden at its most precise perfection, the Mango Pie ($6.0) took us completely by surprise. Atop the pie sat the rich-coloured mango, looking pretty from all angles and our appetite were instantly whet from its delightful appearance. But apart from its superficial beauty, we were not expecting Heaven from the tart – or what the chef calls a Pie.
Let’s make this clear first – the mango pie isn’t the regular ‘perfect 10′ dessert you would fall in love at first sight. The one that I had grew on me after a few bites. I was so greedy about them that I took to licking my spoon to get every last smear of the pie. It took the promise of a ‘good dinner’ to stop me from placing more orders at the Japanese cake shop.
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Patisserie Flor is located at the slope, right before the rows of Duxton Hill restaurants. The Japanese desserts are reasonably priced around $5-6 for each slice of cake. For lucky ones who work at that district, it is such a blessing because you can now cultivate the new habit of popping by for a tantalizing dessert after lunch!
2 Duxton Hill #01-01 Singapore
Tel: +65 6223 8628
Mon to Sat: 10.30am – 7.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar