Thursday, June 16, 2016
Ciel Patisserie - New Outlet at Jalan Bukit Merah
Ciel Patisserie has been around for a couple of years now. I remember visiting them when they were still located at a tiny corner in Bugis. Chara Lum, the founder of Ciel Patisserie, is my schoolmate from Anglo-Chinese Junior College who went on to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She has brought delightful and affordable French pastries to the neighbourhood of Hougang when she opened up her very own brick and mortar shop back in 2012. Following the success of their first outlet, and their online bakery business, Ciel Patisserie is ready to say hello and bring life to the quiet Jalan Bukit Merah estate.
If you're standing on the pavement right next to the main road facing block 146, Ciel Patisserie is located all the way to the far right, round a bend.
I have had the pastries from Ciel numerous times and I adore their tarts. Sitting inside a well-baked tart crust of the Peche Tart ($4.60) is a mildly sweet vanilla-bean infused pastry cream. The smooth cream and the glazed peaches were quite a good match!
My favourite item at Ciel has gotta be the Chocolate Caramel Tart($4.20) ! I just can't get enough of that luscious chocolate ganache, bed of sea salt caramel and crisp tart crust! I have no problem going through two of this in one seating.
The signature Strawberry Shortcake ($5.60) features two layers of fluffy sponge cake cemented by sweet strawberries and light whipped cream. Despite not eating strawberries, I really enjoyed the texture and taste of the sponge cake and cream! We were looking for a cheesecake option and decided to pick the Scarlet($5.60) which possessed a really thick and heavy cream cheese mousse that we didn't quite take to. One of the bestsellers at Ciel is the shiny and pretty Bombe ($5.80) which sees blueberries tucked away in a rich chocolate mousse atop a hazelnut feuilletine base. Perfect for those seeking a decadent sweet treat.
Tea-time in Singapore isn't all that affordable, especially when a slice of cake goes for $7 easily. Over at Ciel, drinks are wallet-friendly with teas going at $2.60 and bites ranging from $2 - $5.80. This is definitely the place to visit if you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the bank.
146 Jalan Bukit Merah