Paris Baguette Cafe

March 13, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Paris Baguette Cafe
435 Orchard Road
#02-48 Wisma Atria

50 Jurong Gateway Road
#02-20 Jem

4 Tampines Central 5
#01-32 Tampines Mall


http://www.paris.co.kr/main/


Korean Bakery Adapts French Baking Techniques Well

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 5
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $10 per person.


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Despite its name and appearence, Paris Baguette Cafe is actually a Korean bakery / patisserie, using French pastry making techniques. Thus, you won't find Paris Baguette Cafe in the city of its name in Paris, or even throughout France. Still, Paris Baguette Cafe is an international franchise known for its creative and unique breads, pastries and desserts.

Paris Baguette Cafe is mostly a takeaway joint, although they do have some limited indoor seating. Furniture and layout is styled after the French street cafes, casual, comfortable, and brightly lit, with elegant flourishes as finishings. Decor of bread and images of France adorn the interior, and part of the attraction is the large display of their wares.

Paris Baguette Cafe is mostly a self-service place, though staff do serve orders to your table if preparation is required. In general, I find the senior staff to be patient, and rather knowledgable on the various items in the bakery, able to make sound recommendations. The junior staff however, can be a little 'blur'.

The menu at Paris Baguette Cafe is large and varied, with over 100 items available daily. The majority consists of breads, pastries, and cakes, all made using French baking / patisserie techniques. Some items are classic and traditional, while others are a modern fusion of Korean and French ingredients. Names at Paris Baguette Cafe at whimsical and playful, invoking the idea of fun. However, this premium quality also means prices here at more expensive than your average bakery.


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Actual main courses are limited, and mostly revolve around all day breakfast or desserts. Still, you can purchase items from the bakery and consume them in-house.

Paris Baguette Cafe Bakery


Paris Baguette Cafe Signage


Takeaway Cup



The famous classic French Baguette, in the traditional Plain style, and the unique Korean Garlic style. The Baguette Plain (SGD $3.30) is properly crisp outside, and soft inside, though it requires some effort to tear. The Baguette Korean Garlic (SGD $4.30) is incredibly fragrant and tasty. Very good!

Baguette Plain And Baguette Korean Garlic



Named after the sunny island, the Singapore Choco Twist (SGD $5.50) is sweet with a flaky pastry crust. But I fail to see how this represents Singapore.

Singapore Choco Twist



The When Sweet Potato Met Garlic (SGD $3.40) is a crisp flaky pastry block, stuffed with sweet potato mash infused with garlic within. The combination of sweet and tangy flavours of the filling, and the contrasting textures of smooth and crisp make this a winner.

When Sweet Potato Met Garlic


When Sweet Potato Met Garlic Inside



Despite the name, the One Lovely Bite Cheesecake (SGD $7) took me 4 bites to finish. What? I must savour it! Creamy, smooth and rich, it's quite difficult to actually finish this in 1 bite because of its size.

One Lovely Bite Cheesecake



The Caramel Macchiato (SGD $6.70) is decent, fragrant, but not too strong. The Latte Adagio (SGD $6) is fragrant as well, but has a more complex flavour from the blend of 4 types of coffee beans.

Caramel Macchiato


Latte Adagio



The aptly named Cheese Omelette With A Difference (SGD $18) is really unique. I liked the soft, fluffy eggs and the fresh salad and spinach. The potato wedges were well cooked and slightly enhanced with herbs. But the use of feta cheese gave the overall dish a pungent odor, and unless you really like stinky cheese, stay away from this. Even though I like stinky cheese, the smell made the whole dish rather unappetizing.

Cheese Omelette With A Difference 01


Cheese Omelette With A Difference 02



The traditional French pastry known as a Dacquoise, here called the French Kiss Dacquoise (SGD $3.50), is a very sweet and rich dessert pastry. It consists of almond and hazelnut meringue with buttercream, between crisp wafers.

French Kiss Dacquoise



Almost similar in style to other cinnamon buns, however, the Sweet Cinnamon Bun (SGD $3.20) has flaky buttery pastry instead of chewy bread dough. The cinnamon is layered in swirls within the pastry, making each bite a sweet mouthful.

Sweet Cinnamon Bun



The Milky Almond Cubic (SGD $3.80) has a hollow center, and all its walls are layered with a smooth, sweet almond infused milk spread.

Milky Almond Cubic



The Korean Bulgogi Sandwich (SGD $6) features tender strips of beef bulgogi, marinated in a savoury sweet sauce, along with lettuce, king trumpet mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes, sandwiched between 2 round, soft, fluffy buns, like a burger. As the flavour is slightly more sweet, instead of being savoury salty, I find this be decent at best.

Korean Bulgogi Sandwich 01


Korean Bulgogi Sandwich 02






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