I couldn't be happier to learn that Maison Kayser has opened a new outlet in Raffles place and it is just within walkable distance from my office. The swanky outlet is brighter and spacious than others, with a full glass display showcasing the pastries and bread.
Immediately, my eyes were drawn to the new items such as the Kaya eclair ($6.50) which was decked in a fluorescent green frosting. With so many Asian fusion French desserts popping up in Singapore these days, it is never too late for them to ride on the wave. This is one good eclair that is perfumed with the aroma of Pandan coconut and not overly sweet.
While the acidity of the Vanilla Yuzu ($7.60) hits the right level, it slightly overpowered the vanilla notes which can easily go untraceable in the cake. The white-flecked brown bottom layer looked promisingly crunchy but it turned out otherwise. Nonetheless, this silky smooth mousse cake that could amazingly withstand the heat of the Singapore's weather was still a delightful bliss to enjoy. In fact, I prefer it to the Raspberry Macaron ($7.60), a bright red macaron sandwiched with cream and raspberry.
My favourite of the lot was the St Honore. For the price of $7.60, I thought the portion could be slightly bigger as I felt desperate for more after the entire thing disappeared in three to four bites. The dark brown puff pastry layers retained its flaky qualities, with subtle bitter notes that sung beautifully through the cloud-like Chantily cream. Perfect with a cup of Cappucino or hot cocoa.
That said, I'm craving for some croissants right now and it's time to plan a revisit.
Maison Kayser @ Raffles Place OCBC Center
63 Chulia Street, #01-01
Monday to Friday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm