I'm not too sure what prompted me to go search for good croissants. 可頌 was Rainie Yang's favourite comfort food in the idol drama 醉後決定愛上你 - which I relentlessly chased and swooned over the uber romantic dialogues and scenes. Or there was Meryl Streep in It's Complicated where she acted as a baker who sought therapy in late night baking - a particular scene was her baking chocolate croissants! I've always loved croissants - they belong to this category of food that I love yet they don't surface to the mind whenever I'm craving for a foodie perk me up.
I had one of the most unforgettable ham and cheese croissant in Amsterdam - nothing comes near, unfortunately. While I can only continue the croissant dream, I tried to fulfill the cravings locally.
Shaped like a bull-horn, I was insane enough to admire the shape of the pastry before tucking into it. No offers to reheat it. Was rather ordinary a croissant with greasy remains thereafter. Flaky layers with mild buttery pastry.
At almost double the price of Cedele, I had the extra perks of my croissant being heated up complete with a plastic knife, jam and french butter.
Smelt like a slice of heaven, buttery and absolutely fragrant. I was thankful it was not oily not greasy. Infact, lather on a layer of unsalted butter I was almost on cloud 9. Tastes great savoury and sweet, I'm undecided which is better. I wish for a crispier crust though but this was yummy. Layers more defined than Cedele's and heartier.
Brittany Butter Croissant
Priced the same as Starbucks, I had the privilege of getting my croissant reheated. Either butter or jam with it, not both. Honestly, really disappointing.
No crisp layers being torn apart - it was simply bread shaped like croissant. Terribly dry layers and the most classic case of reheating for the sake of it. Lukewarm croissants are as good as cold.
Jones The Grocer, $2.50
Has got to be the best!
Maisen Kayser ($2.50)
The French Bakery ($2) - So close to Jone's!
Let me continue on this search for the croissant that wins the heart!