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Best Chocolate Croissants at Da Paolo Gastronomia!

Happy New Year to one and all! Hope you’ve been having a great time enjoying the 3 day long weekend!

On the 1st day of January 2012, I spent it at 112 Katong. I had lunch at Baci Italian Cafe, followed by sweet stuff at Da Paolo Gastronomia. Enroute from 1 outlet to the other, I toured all 5 floors of the building, which was very crowded with families keen to check out the new 112 Katong. Bumped into several strange people dressed in jester clothing who kept waving at me and wishing me Happy New Year. It was quite funny to see them going up the escalator in a straight file along with the other shoppers. Sorry no photo of that unfortunately.

Lunch at Baci Italian Cafe was a very forgettable affair. I will blog about it in the next post. What is more important is the fact that I believe I have found the best Chocolate Croissants that I have ever eaten in Singapore to date!

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Don’t be fooled by this rather plain looking Chocolate Croissant. Da Paolo’s Chocolate Croissant is bigger than any Chocolate Croissant I’ve seen. It is as long as the knife! It’s flaky on the outside, yet moist, rich, buttery and chewy on the inside. And let me tell you, this Chocolate Croissant is filled with a horizontal column of thick chocolate filling from end to end. No more searching for miserable chocolate chip bits in your croissant. Every mouthful of this Chocolate Croissant from Da Paolo delivers chocolate and croissant with every bite! If you ask me, eating this is even more comforting than eating a plain old chocolate cake. Really really really fantastic. It’s so substantial, the Partner and I went halves on this. I would almost recommend you not to have this on your own or you would not be able to eat dinner.

And the most incredible part is it costs only $3.20!!!!!!!

And I’ve tried the Chocolate Croissant at Maison Kayser, the renown French bakery that recently opened at Scotts Square. It’s nothing compared to Da Paolo’s Chocolate Croissant.

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There are some seats at the Da Paolo at 112 Katong. You have to make your orders at the counter, and get your own cutlery, but they will serve the food to you.

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We also tried the Dark Chocolate Mint Latte for $6. Quite pricey considering the other drinks were cheaper. Whoa, at first sip, the mint flavour really hits you. It was like drinking liquid mint chocolates. I couldn’t even tell that it was a latte. It was rather sweet too and I found it amusing that the staff even gave us a sugar packet. As a chocolate drink, this was refreshingly different. I rather liked the mint flavour, and there wasn’t any bitter taste either, which is usually associated with dark chocolate. I wouldn’t order this if I needed a caffeine shot though.

Da Paolo Gastronomia Pastries!

After our snack, we went back out to take a picture of the pastry case, and the chocolate croissants were all sold out!

 

See my other posts on Da Paolo Gastronomia at http://365days2play.com/tag/da-paolo/

See my other posts on 112 Katong Mall at http://life.365days2play.com/2011/12/10/i12-katong/

 

Da Paolo Gastronomia

112 East Coast Road #B1-21

Singapore 428802

www.dapaolo.com.sg
www.facebook.com/Gastronomia.EastCoast

Danishes in Denmark

Hello everyone! I’m now in Copenhagen! This city feels so much more city like as compared to Oslo. The buildings here remind me of London and Paris. The prices here are much better too. Food is almost half the cost of what it was in Oslo. Can you imagine how much I have been suffering in Norway when it comes to eating out? I hate having to pay S$40 for a burger at some TGI Fridays kind of place where there’s no guarantee that the food will taste excellent. I’ve had to be very strategic about my meals when I was in Oslo, and now I feel like I’ve been let out of jail. For the next 4 days, I can buy what I see and eat what I like, instantly! The only idiotic thing is that coffee is still expensive. It’s the same price as in Oslo, which is like at least S$8 for a latte. ‘

But one thing that Norway did to me is to introduce me to really tasty croissants. My croissant eating repertoire isn’t all that great, but seriously, the best croissants I have eaten in a long time was at my breakfast restaurant Egon in Oslo. The best thing about waking up every morning is that I got to head to the buffet breakfast and have my fill of chocolate croissants. They taste SO GOOD! They aren’t the “airy” kind you find in Singapore where you bite into a large croissant and it flattens into a tiny one. These croissants have body, while remaining flaky, and they aren’t dense. (Special note for my mother: No i didn’t just eat croissants. I ate lots of beetroot, cucumber, organic muesli and oats as well)

I’ll have to see what this new hotel has in store for breakfast tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures of the droolsome Danishes. And no, I don’t mean the men.

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Holm’s Bager seems to be available at every corner!

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Cute! All these chairs facing outwards reminds me of the cafes in France! But no one is sipping a cuppa outside!

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