Salt and Delight – French Entremet Patisserie Shop Opens At Yio Chu Kang
YCK people can perhaps shed some tears of joy, thanks to another “cakery” addition in the neighborhood. Like finally.
Despite being relatively new, Salt and Delight may be familiar to pastry lovers, as owner / patisserie chef Gwen has been serving her range of Entremet cakes online since 2015.
So what exactly is Entremet?
Quoting Wikipedia: Entremet is a multi-layered mousse-based cake with various complimentary flavors and varying textural contrasts.
Ah, yes. The interesting blend of cake flavors, was what first caught my attention from this little unpretentious cake store.
The signature Pistachio Pear Entremet ($7.50 for slice, $87 for whole) was notably pleasant, and somewhat unexpected.
It had a balance combination of mousse, sponge and pear slices with light pistachio fragrance, but taste wise, reminded me of… almond jelly?
Perhaps too deep for me to comprehend.
For a safer bet, the Chocolate Earl Grey ($7.50 for slice) could be the better option.
Rich in dark chocolate mousse and sponge, I would actually consider this a great chocolate cake. BUT, since it was so created and named, the earl grey flavor could have been more obvious.
The most oriental-sounding Matcha Mandarin Orange ($7.50 for slice) ended up as my favorite pick.
Despite its peculiar combination, it had a complimentary blend of matcha bitterness with citrusy sweet orange fragrance.
Other than the fanciful Entremets, I would recommend Gwen’s rendition of Banana Cake ($20 for whole, $3 for slice).
Moist, fluffy and not overly sweet. My type of comforting breakfast option which I can do 2 – 3 slices at a go.
Apart from being a proficient patisserie chef, Gwen is also a trained barista who knows her coffee well and serves “Obelisk” blend from Two Degrees North Coffee Co.
While my impression of Two Degrees North Coffee Co.’s blend is often on the acidic side, “Obelisk” blend was much more acceptable with its chocolatey note and slight acidity.
Despite the minor misses, I am still looking forward to see what other unique Entremet flavors which Salt and Delight can come up with, since such exquisite dessert is a not such a common find in the neighborhood.
Salt and Delight
9 Yio Chu Kang Road #01-02, Space@Kovan, Singapore 545523
Tel: +65 6909 0140
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm (Tue – Sat), 2pm – 6pm (Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
June 22, 2017