Monday, 12 August 2013

First Love Patisserie – Hokkaido Mille Crepe from Jakarta

Following our recent visit to Melaka for work and encounter with Mille Crepe there (Check out the post here), I was kind of hooked and in search for a patisserie in Singapore that made this fantastic cake. In case you are wondering, Mille Crepe is a cake made from layers of crepes. In between it will normally have a fresh cream and coated with maple syrup or different variety of flavours.

First Love Patisserie surprisingly originated from Jakarta. The Chef supposedly trained in Japan, so this mille crepe has the same style as mille crepe made popular in Hokkaido. Although they have many branches in Jakarta and surroundings, the shop in Ion Orchard Singapore is their first overseas outlet.

As a reward for picking up my Little Devil and her BFF that can't catch a cab from Ion Orchard, I got three slices of mille crepe. The Original, Strawberry and Oreo ($6.50 per slice). At first glance, I did not find anything special about the packaging. Packed in very thin and flimsy plastic container, it no longer has the flair as the printed box shown in other food blogs before.

Original Mille Crepe

First bite of Original mille crepe, LD and I found something a little off. There is a solid texture in the cream, apparently it is not fully thawed yet. The result is of this is the crepes does not melts in your mouth. The next time around, I had a chance to tried the Original after it is properly thawed. It is soft and moist, however it still does not melts in your mouth.

The Oreo flavour is quite interesting. Coated with chocolate powder, it does actually taste like oreo cake. This slice is better than the original, however the chocolate powder can be quite overpowering and cover the taste of the cream. It is also cause the cake to be a bit harder to swallow.

Oreo Mille Crepe

The Strawberry is our favourite. Unfortunately the strawberry toppings did not survive the journey home and got smudged. The strawberry really combines well with the cream and the crepes just melts in your mouth. This slice is good. Yummyyy!!

Strawberry Mille Crepe

There is no comment on the service and ambiance as they do not have proper seating place for their customers. Overall, the mille crepe they serve here is just okay. However, after trying the amazing freshly made version from Melaka, we can say that First Love Patisserie mille crepe is okay but not great.

Food & Drink: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Service: n/a
Ambiance: n/a

First Love Patisserie
2 Orchard Turn
B4-63, ION Orchard
ION Orchard Food Hall
Singapore 238801




Tel: 6238 8006
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/firstlovecake (FB page for customer in Indonesia)
Op Hours: Daily 11.00 – 22.00

Price: $6.5 per slice. For whole cake order 2 days in advance

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