We finally tried Paul, the world renowned French patisserie. It's now conveniently located right on our sunny shores just so you don't need to hop onto a plane for Paris everytime you feel like a little Paul's. We waited till the long lines abated before taking away a couple of their lauded eclairs.
While I'll readily admit that their eclairs do really live up to the hype, forking out a cool 6 buckaroos for just one eclair seems a little lavish (not to mention, a bit foolish!).
We tookaway the Chocolate ($6.80) and Coffee ($6.60) flavoured ones. These were huge (but then again, at more than $6 each, they better be!), and seriously one of the best choux pastries ever. Fluffy and light and moist, their slightly roasted edges gave way to airy tunnels filled with the most amazing cream custards.
Both the coffee and chocolate cream custards were awesome. Rich and sweet but still balanced so it never gets cloying. I preferred the coffee for its bitter undertones while the Hubs loved the chocolate. It's all a matter of preference, really. Will we be back? Probably, if the craving hits. It's the best eclair in Singapore, afterall.
391 Orchard Road
Ngee Ann City
Tel: 6836 5932
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 10pm;
Fridays to Saturdays from 8.30am to 11pm