Chouquette by Ollella, a pretty new kid in town, has caught our attention with an unlikely combination of artisanal French chouquettes (ranging from S$4 to S$5 each) and mouthwatering traditional Indonesian kueh lapis (S$1.50 per slice).
Chouquette by Ollella’s fancy-looking choux pastries and delicious kueh lapis are handcrafted lovingly by two talented sisters. The duo have given up their prospects in marketing and chemical engineering respectively to pursue their baking passions.
We paid Ollella a visit and here’s what we loved.
Chouquette by Ollella’s menu is limited but impressive. There are seven irresistible chouquette flavours to choose from – Apple Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Meringue, Matcha Azuki, Raspberry, Tiramisu and Vanilla.
There is a Mini Choux Platter (S$21) where you get to savour every flavour in bite-size portions for those who simply can’t decide on what they want.
In case you are wondering, chouquettes are essentially airy sugary-topped puff pastries that are delightfully crisp on the outside and stuffed with luscious cream inside. And over at Ollella, each piece of chouquette looks like a “haute couture” dessert.
Chouquettes aside, the little gourmet establishment has also made quite a name for itself with their authentic freshly baked Kueh Lapis Legit (600g for S$38, 1.2kg for S$72).
These homemade 20-layer Indonesian cakes take at least half a day to prepare and are made with zero preservatives. An online preorder is required if you are after a box of this Kueh Lapis goodness.
3 Petain Road
Mon, Wed to Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
About the writer:
Hui Jun Ng is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She previously worked in the food and marketing industry. She loves traveling and enjoys exploring underrated destinations. In her free time, you will find her indulging in coffee and her all time favourite local dish – bak chor mee.