Nov 7, 2016
In food-mad Singapore, foodies are always on the lookout for new treats. Here are some of the biggest food fads that have invaded the scene in recent years.
1. Cheese tarts
Cheese tarts are set to become the latest food trend. Earlier this month, Prima Deli launched a salted egg lava cheese tart. Patisserie Glace, a Japanese pastry shop, offers at least 12 flavours, including yuzu, blueberry and green tea cheese tarts.
Popular Japanese cheese tart shop Bake will launch its first store in Singapore on Apr 29, to be located within Ion Orchard. The legendary cheese tarts (above) originated in Kinotoya, a Western-style confectionary in Hokkaido, Japan.
2. Salted egg yolk croissants
The buttery pastry has a crispy exterior, and is filled with an oozy salted egg yolk custard. It was first created at Urban Bakery Works in Hong Kong in Sep 2014 and became an instant success.
That meant, of course, that shops in Singapore soon offered their own take on the pastry. It can now be found in French-inspired patisserie Antoinette (priced at S$6.50 each; above) and Italian deli chain Da Paolo Gastronomia (S$6.90 for each croissant).
On Mar 11, local bakery chain Breadtalk debuted its miniature version of the treat. Its Golden Lava Croissant is a bite-sized snack which costs S$1. If you feel like one is not enough, you can get seven croissants for S$6 and 12 croissants for S$10.
The cronut (above), a hybrid croissant and donut, was created by French chef Dominique Ansel at his eponymous bakery in New York. It debuted on May 10, 2013, and became an instant foodie sensation on Instagram, attracting long queues. The pastry is fried in grapeseed oil, rolled in sugar, filled with cream and topped with glaze, according to the company’s website. Queues at the bakery usually start forming an hour before it opens every morning.
In Singapore, you can find the pastry at Da Paolo Gastronomia. Its version is called the Crodo and comes in four flavours: Salted Caramel (S$4.90), Cream (S$4.90), Glaze (S$4.50) and Chocolate (S$5.50).