We wanted to have mango sticky rice for dessert at Mango Tree but they ran out of mangoes so we walked to nearby Serendra to buy from two of the French pastry shops that I’ve been wanting try.
First stop was Chef Sunshine Pengson’s ode to French eclairs.
The small patisserie was beautifully decorated and it felt like I was back in Paris.
They sold other cakes too and my eyes quickly latched on the the matcha & yuzu opera cake.
The hardest part was choosing the flavor for eclair, from unusual combination like raspberry dulce de leche to mont blanc and blueberry cheesecake and favorites like chocolate, coffee, salted caramel and lemon.
I immedialtely selected the chocolate covered salted caramel macaroon (macaron?).
We took the goodies we bought to chez karine and ate it there. The French style of éclair is not the same to the eclair I remember buying at Dulcinea which had a soft choux pastry and filled with lots of creamy custard. This eclair had a stiffer choux pastry with just enough filling. The flavor of the salted caramel was good but I realized I wasn’t a big fan of this type of éclair.
salted caramel éclair P100
The matcha flavor of the opera cake was there but not as strong as I like and I didn’t really taste the yuzu flavor. I found the cake layers a bit hard and dry. I liked the versions of Sinfully (Makati Shangri-La) and Karen’s Kitchen better.
matcha & yuzu opera P200
chocolate covered salted macaron P65
I did enjoy the chewy macaron with a thick salted caramel filling and dark chocolate coating. This I would go back for.
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