Macaron of July: Cherry Macaron with Pistachio Buttercream and sour cherry configure
This is the first I've tried and it is really one of the better quality ones so far. The shell is crispy, and luckily not too chewy. The macarons sold here are larger than the usual ones and of course do nOt expect the price to be the same.
Some people who are afraid of trying macarons because of its overly sweetness can consider this as your first attempt as it is really just nice with the balance of truly sour tangy cherry jam? Or confiture? right smack in the centre.I was pleasantly surprised by Hediard's Macaron as it scores higher than I expected.
And so i waited and waited for the August one below here!
Macaron of August: Le Calisson
a delicious French melon Cavaillon Marmalade beneath a creamy Calisson infusion ring
Had been awaiting the August one to be out and yeps. It did not fail the expectation. Like the melon marmalade as it is less sticky and not as sweet as our usual marmalade or jam. Very light and refreshing fruity taste.
Caramel sea salt Macaron (Always available)
Earl Grey Chocolate (Always available)
This one is the hardest and the most chewy among the three. I wonder if it is due to cocoa in the shell? But actually this should not happen and I was a little disappointed with the texture of this piece. Need to be really patient for the Earl grey filling to turn soft or otherwise just have to work your jaw muscles more vigorously.
Chocolate EclairTaste average as the choux puff has already harden.
Luckily the cream was enough and soft too... making up for the less satisfactory shell. But I like that the choux pastry has a nice brown colour and does not give a strong eggy taste.
Not a highly recommended one for the price.
The custard cream tastes very thick,sticky and so do not expect that kind of luscious cream u get in your cream puffs. Strange to find a slightly overpowering taste of vanilla even though high quality vanilla seeds have been added. Perhaps the chefs might have 弄巧反拙，as vanilla is supposed to enhance the flavor, not the other way. I'm a huge fan of vanilla cream but this somehow does not taste right.
Conclusion: Hediard is better at making biscuits and macarons. The other patisseries are not really worth trying as the price does not match the quality. Will continue to look out for its September Macaron....=D
Hediard Cafe Boutique
Tudor Court (next to Tanglin Mall)