The Best Macarons Around Town
Friday, 25 May 2012
First, there were pies.
Next week we cover the best and most gorgeous cakes – and after that, lemon tarts, sticky date pudding, chocolate lava cakes… really, we could go on for a while.
Delicate, dainty, but wholly decadent, the macaron is deceptively harmless (in truth, it is a killer dessert). We’ve rounded up our top five spots to indulge:
Jewels Artisan Chocolate
Housed in the quieter Orchard Central, Jewels is not one to be underestimated. Chocolatier Then Chui Foong has apprenticed under Pierre Herme, so expect only the best macarons here. Limited flavours, most of which have an Asian twist to them, but all executed to perfection.
Jewels Artisan Chocolate, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #02-31/32, p. 6509 8998
Can’t miss this homegrown brand! Quality is impressively consistent – uniformly-sized shells and a smooth, creamy interior. Our top picks include Lemon Bush Tea (we appreciate a good zing) and the unusual Grand Wedding Tea, Passionfruit and Coconut for its palatably complex flavours.
TWG Tea Company, various outlets
ET Artisan Sweets
Who does macarons better than a chef who eats macarons daily? This gem of a find offers both classic and seasonal flavours – snag the lemon raspberry (a mainstay), but if you can, give yuzu, coffee caramel, and black sesame a go. We love!
ET Artisan Sweets, 32 Holland Grove Road, Henry Park Apartments, Singapore 278807, p. 6468 6700
Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie
We won’t readily rave about the other dessert here, but the macarons are such winsome charmers! Always a hit with the masses. Make sure to try the Fleur De Sel Caramel.
Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie, various outlets
Obolo is a shoo-in because of its punchy flavours – no, there aren’t any particularly surprising ones (check out ET Artisan Sweets for that), but if you appreciate bittersweet chocolate that really tastes bittersweet, and hazelnut with a true hazelnut essence, get here now.
Obolo, 452 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427665, p. 6348 9791