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A La Bakery @ Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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My relationship with my Dad is a tad queer though mostly close. He and I connect through food and my Mom always sums us up as the 'greedy duo'. What I would like, he probably already loved and if I did not fancy a dish, he probably did not too.

Almost like two peas in a pod, so uncannily similar I wish I was not so similar to my Dad - pooh to Daddy's girl but I really rather be a Mommy's girl.

Anyhow, he whatsapped me once and told me to check out A la Bakery, opened by our fellow Singaporean. #jiaklocal

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Armed with an aim to bring France to Hong Kong, a mission was born. They swung open their doors to the full support of TVB celebritites sometime in February and since then, they have been creating waves in the bakery scene.

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Croissant (HKD 13)

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I have had enough croissants to know a good one when I sink my teeth in them, A La Bakery's crinkles so beautifully under pressure, the buttery layers are gummy and yummy all at once.

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Other delicious variations include chocolate, almond chocolate and ham and cheese too.

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France, is but a bite away with their delightfully light croissants made in France under the French climate and water and freshly baked in Hong Kong. A for effort truly to master the recipe of an authentic croissant.

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Very close to a Kouign Amann from Tiong Bahru Bakery, though this is alot lighter in texture.

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If only I caught this poster before making my purchases!

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Rows of happiness.

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When in doubt, order all flavours.

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Macaron Biscuit (HKD
Artisonal Macaron (HKD 25)

They have two types of macarons available, artisanal and biscuit. The former is a traditional version with almond shells imperfectly shaped and slapped with a layer of jam for a firmer and denser bite. The biscuit in return, is lighter and more like a cookie. Expect none of the delicate sugar shells with butter cream fillings at A La Bakery.

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The macaron edict.


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They have daily demo classes too, I would attend such classes if I were living in Hong Kong!

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The bakery strikes a modernist chord with a sprightly coloured and designed bakery. Dining options are limited and most do takeaways. There are demo sessions scheduled weekly and this has to be a first at any bakery I have been to. I had a lovely morning there, thank you Winnie for your kind hospitality, I paid for most of the items in this review.

A La Bakery
68 Connaught Road Central, Central

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

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