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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rive Gauche #1
#B1-13, Tampines 1
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Even though I have passed by the Orchard outlet numerous times, somehow I've never tried any cakes from this patisserie before. The pretty cakes sitting in the display shelves were calling out to me and I couldn't resist them!

Athough I've been roasting chestnuts regularly at home, this was my virgin Mont Blanc ($4.50) as the cream always put me off. 2 layers of soft sponge cake are spiked with beandy syrup, sandwiched with French and Japanese chestnuts and finally topped with a lavish amount of chestnut puree. I wasn't expecting to like this as I don't like cream but boy, I've fallen in love with this! The puree was extremely smooth and not too cloyingly sweet and the candied chestnuts were a bonus! By the way, if you are wondering, the name "Mont Blanc" belongs to a mountain in the French Alps and the cake is named after it due to its shape.

The chocoholic in me craved for the Guanaja ($6) the moment I laid eyes on this lovely cake. This is the No. 1 bestseller of Rive Gauche and rightly so. The chocolate mousse and ganache were bittersweet, the 2 alternating layers of chocolate sponge were soft and moist, and the bottom layer of crispy biscuits gave a nice bite to the whole dessert. If you like ferrero rocher, you will love this as the hazelnut flavour is really outstanding. In retrospect, I think I would be happily satisfied with the Coco Exotic from Four Leaves since they are rather similar.

I'll definitely be back to try its other interesting cakes!


2:56 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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