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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


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.


Croissant (HKD 13)


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.


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


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.


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


If only I caught this poster before making my purchases!


Rows of happiness.


When in doubt, order all flavours.



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.


The macaron edict.


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


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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