You would probably think Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie is some atas restaurant like Au Petit Salut, or something exquisite enough to blow your wallet (and brains) off. The name has enough accents and French hints to make people (like me) try to roll it off our tongues effortlessly to impress people. Still, that doesn't necessarily mean this is all your up-market French fine dining.
Meet Chef Pang Kok Keong!
"Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie is helmed by Executive Pastry Chef Pang Kok Keong. Chef Pang, a self-confessed sweet-toothed gourmand began his culinary odyssey as a SHATEC student in 1993. He worked his way up through the ranks, commencing as a trainee at the Imperial Hotel in Singapore, then as a pastry cook at Michealangelo’s Group of Restaurants from 1997 to 1999.
Chef Pang’s efforts have not gone unrecognised. He was also nominated for the Pastry Chef of the Year Award at both the 2005 and 2006 World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence in Singapore. In 2006, he was the Pastry Chef for the Singapore Culinary Team that beat 6 other international teams on route to winning the Best Pastry, Best National Team, Best Hot Cooking and Best Cold Display awards. In 2007, he won Cacao Barry Pastry Chef of the Year at World Gourmet Summit."
Kudos to the chap for making Singapore proud!
Me and Daphne heard a lot about the meringues and desserts here, and we really wanted to try it out. The food blogs and Canelé's website all looked and sounded amazing, trust me.
You know I'm a chocolate lover, so how can I ever say no to this right? And yes, after dinner at NYDC (see previous post), we sure needed something great for dessert and 66% from Canelé Pâtisserie Chocolaterie did not disappoint. Rich chocolate ice-cream with quality dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate sauce - it's a delightful mix really.
Exellent. Very attentive, very helpful, and very polite.
Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-81/82
[Next to Ben & Jerry's]
Website: http://www.canele.com.sg/index.html (menu and prices)
1. Soup seems to be a favourite among some customers here.
2. My next target: Chic Choc!
Chocolate ice cream, warm chocolate sauce, chocolate meringue, chocolate crumble, chocolate shards, vanilla crème chantilly. Wheeee chocolate!