Flor pâtisserie @ Duxton Hill

Posted on October 21, 2010

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Price meter: $$ out of $$$$$

Worth Meter : √√√√ out of √√√√√

Happiness Meter : ☺☺☺☺☺ out of ☺☺☺☺☺

What’s great? : Incredible service. Beautiful, tasty cakes and pastries.

Flor Pâtisserie serves authentic Japanese-styled French pastries. Opened in July this year, Chef Yamashita Masataka who owned a pâtisserie in Nara, Japan and worked in Pâtisserie Glacé’s kitchen, set up this small, yet cozy cafe in Duxton Hill. So, what is the actual meaning of Flor? It actually means Flower in Portuguese and is pronounced as ‘fu-ro-ru’ in Japanese. It symbolises love, passion, and beauty, the flower embodies the delicate balance of nature and beauty.
I chanced upon this cafe while driving around chinatown. I took a wrong turn and was stuck at Duxton Hill’s open-spaced carpark. Little did I know, there it was ~ Flor Pâtisserie.

I parked my car and walked over to the cafe. It was 4.20pm and they were having this Hi-tea promotion till 4.30pm – 1 cake + 1 beverage @ S$8/9. Wow~ My friend and I practically sticked our faces on the display window, where they showcase their cakes.

Our orders ~ Mont Blanc (mine, all mine), strawberry soufflé with a light cheese cake centre, Marron Pie and a couple of beverages to go along.

The Mont Blanc, SGD $6.50, is only available in “Autumn” (between Sept and Nov). It is made up of a fragrant sponge topped with delectable French chestnut cream and a sweet little chestnut, hidden in the centre.

The strawberry soufflé, SGD $6.20, is a light cream cheese cake baked the soufflé style. What we get, is a light bodied dessert. It’s like traditional japanese light cheese cake, the only difference is that there are loads of strawberries in and on it.

Finally, the Marron Pie, SGD $4.20. It is a almond butter cream baked in crispy fragrant pastry bottom and centered with a sugared chestnut. I see you drooling~ this is the best among the three desserts. It is like a chestnut muffin laid on a chicken pie pastry. Without the chicken. I fell head over heels for this low-caloried looking, yet flavourful ‘pie’.  

Possibility of 2nd visit : don’t you stop me.

Address: 2 Duxton Hill #01-01 Singapore

Tel: +65 6223 8628

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Posted in: Dessert, hi-tea, Japanese