Shopping can definitely work up an appetite. Walking hours on end, you’re bound to feel your tummy rumbling sooner or later. Well, if you’re ever looking for home goods, the newly opened My Selection at Farrer Park is just the spot to head to as it is also home to their bakery, La Petite Boulangerie! Serving up unique pastries such as Almond Croissants and Escargots, they are also the only bakery in Singapore offering Merveilleux! If snacking on pastries while shopping for furniture sounds like a plan to you, then this 2-in-1 furniture store and bakery is just the place to check out!
2-in-1 Furniture Store & Bakery At Farrer Park
Starting out as an online store, My Selection specialises in unique and classic French and European-style furniture at affordable prices. Their new stunning and vibrant physical store offers a wide array of lifestyle products from local and international designers, ranging from tables and dinnerware to display shelves and Balinese-inspired rattan furniture.
La Petite Boulangerie Bakery
Tucked away at the corner of the store is their takeaway concept bakery, La Petite Boulangerie, run by pastry chef Celeste Teh. A former flight attendant, she underwent training from Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) Chef Jean Francois Arnaud, one of the best-known pastry chefs in France, renowned for their Merveilleux dessert.
For those who have never tried Merveilleux before, it is a small cake that originated in Belgium. It is made up of a sandwich of two light meringues filled with a layer of whipped cream and dusted with chocolate shavings. To no surprise, La Petite Boulangerie has taken this tasty pastry up a notch by offering unique and local flavours like Coconut Kaya, Tropical Passionfruit, and Cheesecake!
The Only Bakery Serving Merveilleux!
Starting off with the Coconut Kaya Merveilleux ($9), the cake is light and fluffy and the whipped cream adds an amazing contrast of textures to each bite! Additionally, the coconut flakes add an additional layer of crunchiness. As for the meringue base, it gives a pleasantly crumbly texture and has the perfect amount of sweetness to it.
The homemade pandan kaya whipped cream has a more prominent coconut flavour, probably due to the kaya-containing coconut as well. If you’re looking for the distinct taste of kaya, you will unfortunately find it a slight letdown. Overall, it is definitely still a unique and tasty dessert that is worth a try! As the sweetness gets a bit jelat after a while, it is recommended to share this dish!
Amazing Escargots & Almond Croissants Also Available!
No, these escargots aren’t your classic French snail dish, but they are in fact danish pastries! They did however get their name as they are shaped like snails! The Vanilla Pearl Sugar Escargot ($5.50) uses the same dough as Kouign-Amann, making the pastry reminiscent of it. Crispy and buttery like a croissant, it is however much denser and doughier, making it more substantial.
For a delightful balance of flavours, the pearl sugar bits add a contrast of sweetness, making every bite a beautiful mix of sweet and savoury. Although they are not evenly spread out, you can simply pick them out and pop them in your mouth. For those who enjoy sweet and savoury combinations, this pastry is certainly worth a try!
Lastly, we have the Almond Croissant ($5.80) but it has a unique twist to it! Unlike your typical croissants, it is much denser as it needs to hold the surprise inside, which is a delicious Frangipane cream! The buttery croissant goes beautifully with the custard cream, giving an amazing balance of sweetness and butterines. Furthermore, the almonds and powdered sugar elevate the pastry with an additional layer of sweetness and crunch! The pastry does however get heavy after a while, making it a good sharing dish. It’s definitely an innovative and delightful take on this classic pastry, making it a must-try!
Hurry Down To La Petite Boulangerie Today!
As La Petite Boulangerie changes the flavours of their pastry daily, each visit will certainly be a surprise! Do take note that the bakery will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. Hurry down for some amazing and unique pastries today!
Address: 2 Marne Rd, #01-03, Singapore 208393
Operating Hours: Tues to Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cover Photo: Singapore Foodie
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