Singapore: L’Eclair by Sarah Michelle


Kaya pandan eclair by homegrown, french inspired eclair specialist L’Eclair. In the back is the earl grey eclair chosen by Grace. I also tried their lemon meringue, ispahan and hazelnut praline ones, ordered to go after tea here one Sunday afternoon. It’s a nice, quiet cafe tucked away at the side of Singapore Shopping Centre, decked out in girly, Marie Antoinette-esque hues of purple and white.

The eclairs were on the pricey side, and didn’t quite have the finesse of London’s Maitre Choux or Paris’ L’Eclair de Genie, both of whose creme patisserie was far silkier and flavours more robust than those here, which were overly sweet at times. Also wished that the choux pastry had more of a crisp bite to it; as it is, the pastry is on the wet side. La Maison du Chou has spoiled me in terms of crispy choux pastries giving way to a light, airy centre just waiting to be stuffed to the brim with creme pat.

I would recommend the lemon meringue and hazelnut flavours, the latter coming with ground hazelnuts or praline crunch – not too sure – which give each bite a lovely contrast in texture. It does taste like a more refined kinder bueno actually. L’Eclair’s treats are aesthetically pleasing, so lightening up on the sugar will make it a winner in my books!

L’Eclair by Sarah Michelle
190 Clemenceau Avenue #01-28

Tues-Fri 11am – 8pm
Sat 11am – 9pm
Sun 11am-6pm
Closed on Mondays


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