I guessed since they are selling mooncakes, I can't purchase the macaroons as individual pieces. Thus, a gift box of a random assorted 10 costs me $18.
Starting from the left, Strawberry, Black Sesame, Caramel & Fleur de Se, Chocolate and ala Rose...
Matcha, Pistachio, Lychee, Chocolate Lavender and Violet...
We had the Violet first, with a navy blue hue; we were impressed by the texture. It has a crispy outer shell with chewy interior. The cream in the centre is just right too; at least it is not overwhelming and thus making it pretty light. The smell of the almond in the shells makes it even more tempting to finish it. But for violet, I prefer Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie.
While watching Wall-e, we started munching them in this order… Pistachio, Matcha, Chocolate and Strawberry… I would say Aroma fare better when it comes to Pistachio and Chocolate since almond overshadows the pistachio while chocolate is not as creamy as the ones from Aroma’s. We also notice that generally chocolate macaroons are not as tempting as the rest as chocolate being a strong flavour generally covers the original taste of macaroons. As for Matcha, Gobi definitely fares better. Although Gobi loses a lot in its texture (in the case of the macaroon shells), the cream used by Gobi has a stronger Matcha fragrance and taste, which is lacking in Centre Ps’. Strawberry was so-so for me but Yuan likes it. I thought it was alittle sour but since when are the strawberries in Singapore sweet.
Giving our tummy a break, we finished the rest at Mac. Lychee, Yuan’s favourite, is a must-try. Without the sourish tint, this baby stands out from the rest. Light and refreshing is the word to describe. Ala Rose was not bad, had the same effect as Violet but because of it being so sweet, I generally prefer the Ispahan from BakerZin. Black Sesame is a very acquired taste; I am ok with 芝麻糊 (sesame cream) and 芝麻汤圆 (sesame rice dumpling) but other variations, a no-no for me (yes, not even ice-cream). Maybe the bitterness is alittle too much for me. Chocolate Lavender and Caramel & Fleur de Se were just nightmares to me. Chocolate is never the best flavour to go when it comes to macaroon (if you like this combination, go for Lavande from BakerZin) while Caramel & Fleur de Se has this salty after-taste that puts me off completely (but if you like this, Café Caramel from Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie is my bet).
In short, my favourite macaroons flavours are listed as below…
Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie – Violet
BakerZin – Isaphan
Gobi – Matcha
Centre Ps – Lychee
Aroma - Pistachio
Slightly chewy but more to the sweet side. I would like to highlight 2 flavours. First is the lychee flavour. It has light floral taste and rich lychee smell. Light and elegant. Second would be the black sesame. Very unique and taste like "pong piang" (chinese pastry)
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