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Jewels Artisan Revisted @ Orchard Central

Back at Jewels for their macarons, primarily. I suppose Jewels has lost some of its initial hype given the evening crowd was minimal.

Always a fan of their macarons and I had to order them.

stack em

I like my macarons stacked. Somehow it tells if they are uniformly made - such is being anal.

salted egg

Black Palm Island Salt ($3)

Still a stunning combination with the wedge of salted egg yolk sandwiched in between.

nom

Brun

Hazelnut and almond praline was less stellar with a simpler contrast of hazelnut and almond.

I thought their macarons were less sweet than the rest attempted and flavours still spot on yet the chewy density was clearly missing.

kyanite 

Kyanite ($4)

Kaya in white chocolate, as local as it can get. I had to indulge in their rows of tempting chocolates.

 platter

Dark Chocolate Lava Cake with Ice Cream ($11.80)

jab

The painful jab.

molten

This order took 20 minutes and was the most unjust 20 minute wait ever. Dark Chocolate cake was barely piping hot, molten chocolate needed much coaxing to ooze out.


Blood Orange Sherbet

Recommended by the waiter and this had to be one of the few times I have to agree hands and legs that this recommendation was spot on and really not to clear stocks - if you get the drift about making "strong" recommendations just to move the supply and not based on popularity.

Never been a fan of blood orange, now I am. Rather, never been a fan of sherbet or sorbet, now I completely am. Richness encapsulated in the icy ball - almost as if they blended an entire blood orange to produce that one scoop. Refreshing on the palette, sherbet over icecream!

With the waning crowd, I am keeping my fingers crossed about Jewels out lasting the other chocolatiers and dessert places. I have got my eye set on their mooncakes this year!

Jewels Artisan
Orchard Central

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

3 comments:

  1. Missing Jewels' Black Palm Island Salt macaron!

    I finally tried Ladurée macarons. I concluded that Pierre Hermé's macarons are way above par. Pierre Hermé is indeed the King of Macarons. None can compare. Most of Ladurée's flavors disappoint, flavors are just too weak. Coffee is especially horrid. But the rose is good though!

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  2. @ ice: I'm really quite a noob at this whole html thingy. hahaha will try to find a solution... :P until then, bear it with first!

    haa, always a fave - black palm island salt! but yeaaaaa, PH - unrivaled and nobody comes close even. I'm totally with you regarding Laduree. PH, anytime!

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  3. @ ice: I'm really quite a noob at this whole html thingy. hahaha will try to find a solution... :P until then, bear it with first!

    haa, always a fave - black palm island salt! but yeaaaaa, PH - unrivaled and nobody comes close even. I'm totally with you regarding Laduree. PH, anytime!

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