Millenia Walk. A mall I first stepped into only just over the weekend. Yeah, what a Singaporean I am right. It’s better late than never, as I fell right in love with it. To me, it’s a bigger version, and air-conditioned as well, of Rochester Mall. It’s quiet even on a weekend, but there are gems in there you’d never known until you walk out the mall. I have heard of Patisserie G, but well, like many others, did not head over, because of its (lack of) accessibility, and the fact that there are just far too many malls in City Hall alone. Now that I’ve made this new discovery, they ought to embrace my more frequent presence to come.
Patisserie G was only opened late last year. I did not know the reason why the name, until I was informed of the owner’s name – Gwen. Patisserie G is a very chic and elegant dessert boutique, so the image alone has already got me head over heels in love. I’m a sucker for whoever makes priority in branding and imaging.
The physical shop isn’t the biggest dessert boutique around, but sufficient, mostly due to its quiet nature. There are a couple of bar seats, in addition to the 3 – 4 tables available. If you’re fortunate enough to grab a seat, I’m telling you, you can expect to have some tai-tai moments.
Plain Croissant ($3) :: The croissant looks magical and inauthentic at first sight. I mean, you can’t blame me – just look at the shiny surface, it appears to be a toy croissant. But take a bite off it, and you’d nod in agreement that it is indeed, magical. I love that it is full of the bearable buttery taste. Not to forget that it’s adequately fluffy within, with an appropriately crispy exterior. It strikes a good balance as then, it’s not entirely crispy and dry, but soft, warm and quantifiable all together.
The G Spot ($9) :: From the name, it suggests that it’s their signature dessert piece. And though I haven’t tried many other pieces of cakes, I quite agree already. Shaped like a dome, the Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Meringue that sits on a Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Crunch would surely satisfy chocolate lovers like myself. I always feel that with biscuits, or crunch, for this instance, the otherwise potentially boring chocolate cake tastes much better. It adds a degree of complexity to the dessert, and I love it. The dark chocolate wasn’t too bitter, which was good for the bigger mass. I can’t wait to try more of her other cake selections.
Macarons ($3) :: Over ten flavors of macarons available, one would be spoiled for choices. I know I was. It took me a while to hand pick two flavors I’d most like to try. Though a hard decision, I settled with Green Tea & Cherry and Salted Caramel. I was initially pretty pleased with how the macarons taste, until I had the second piece and realized that the macaron shells were of drastically different hardness. One was just about right, and the other was much harder. I do not know if it was a matter of freshness, but was disappointed. Notwithstanding that, I enjoyed the flavors of the macarons. Salted Caramel fell a little short (I thought the flavor wasn’t substantial enough), but the Green Tea & Cherry was good – it gave me a ‘zen‘ feeling after, probably because of its tea-flavor. Unique and good. I know that I would still go back, and I would still order other flavors of macarons just to try them out.
Patisserie G always serves your usual hot beverages, and some pastries like Quiche. I am looking forward to another high tea session at the dessert boutique.
I also like that iced water is provided (self service). And that the whole concept is a very fuss-free one. Order and pay at the counter. No GST. No Service Charge. Perfect hideaway.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #01-40
Telephone: 6338 7578
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Thurs); 8am – 10pm (Fri); 11am – 10pm (Sat); 11am – 9pm (Sun)