Macarons are such pretty, dainty and instagram worthy sweets. Though I am not a big fan of macarons, somehow at times I do crave for them. On one of the day of my craving, I went to get hold of some Antoinette Macarons. Antoinette, a French patisserie, has 2 outlets; one at Mandarian Gallery and the other at Penhas Road. I popped over to the Penhas Road one instead.
I have tried several cakes from Antoinette, there are many likes, some neutral and some dislikes. Overall, more hits than misses. The dislikes and neutral are mainly due to preferences.
Top left, anticlockwise: Sesame, Pistachio, Violet, Rose, Antoinette and Passionfruit
The macarons are in boxes of 6s and 12s. I got myself a box of 6s. On the display, there were a dozen of flavours and I chose half of them for the trial test.
Antoinette Macarons Biscuit
The bakes of the Macarons biscuit were almost perfect with smooth rounded texture surface, intact clean unruffled feets with tiny air pockets. Two identical shell with good proportion of jam sandwiched in between.
Fluffy macarons biscuit melt in the mouth with slightly chewy centre, just the way a perfect macarons texture is like.
Sesame flavour erupted in the mouth, the moment my teeth sink into it. But it didn’t captivate my heart.
Comparatively, the Pistachio macaron was the least outstanding amount the 6 flavours I tried. The Pistachio flavour didn’t come as natural.
Violet was a subtle flavour, lightly flavoured and lightly sweet. Good for people, like my aunt who has a light palate.
I was pretty amazed with Anoinette Rose Macaron. I have tried a handful, none impressed. But Anoinette has done really well for their Rose flavour one.
The flavour lightly sweet Rose fragrance popped in the mouth. I truly enjoyed this.
Anoinette Macarons are sandwiched with earl grey tea and chocolate ganche. The balance between the earl grey tea and chocolate seems a little
When macaron landed on the tongue, almost instantly, the passionfruit flavour exploded. And I went Wow! The aroma filled the entire palate. One is not enough.
Passion and Rose are the two flavours to die for. The flavours were outstanding, it burst fully on the palate. I crave for more after each bite.
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