Laduree, the famous maker of luxury cakes and pastries and inventor of the double decker macaron, has recently made its way to Singapore.
Two Saturdays ago, I dropped by their stall in Takashimaya. I had heard about the long queues, so I was worried, but to my pleasant surprise, just like in Jollibee, where we had eaten brunch before coming here, there was hardly any queue at all!
The macarons look so pretty, don’t they? Especially the gold ones. But those cost twice the price of the average macaron, so I didn’t order them.
I didn’t know what to order, actually! I looked at the list and got confused. I am not really good at making choices. I would make a terrible judge.
I thought about getting a box of six because I mistakenly thought you had to get them in boxes. Luckily, Gelle went before me and I heard her say no to the box, so I followed suit. A box of six costs around S$32 but if you buy 6 macarons without the box, it only costs S$22! OMG S$10 for a box?? 😮
The flavors I eventually chose: chocolate, ghana chocolate, chocolate coconut marshmallow, salted caramel, praline, marie antoinette tea. I am obviously not a chocoholic. You have absolutely no basis for your accusations! ;P The last flavor was recommended by the saleslady when I asked her my famous question: “What’s your bestseller?” I didn’t like it all that much, so no thanks to you, lady.
Gelle thought the pistacchio was to die for, and I admit it’s rather good (I took a bite out of hers), but I’m rather biased when chocolate is involved, so I’d have to say that ghana (dark) chocolate is my favorite in the bunch.
I really loved them all, though, because each macaron has a crisp outer crust with a moist, chewy center bursting with flavour. So good! No wonder it’s so famous. I’m definitely going back the next time I get a craving for some macarons.