LUNA patisserie at Amoy Street known mouth-watering cakes and pastries, has launched a number of new buttery tarts in their menu.
Not to be confused with Lunar Coffee Brewers (OUE Downtown Gallery) and Luna Cafe (One North), LUNA is a patisserie located near Amoy Street Food Centre.
While its menu changes periodically according to the seasons, best-sellers still available continue to be the popular Orh Nee Cake ($8 per slice, $80 per whole cake) with velvety yam ginko paste and yam cubes; LUNA 2.0 ($9 for entremet, $90 for cake) made of Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate mousse; and Matcha Opera ($8 for slice, $80 for whole cake).
Here’s a look at the 7 tarts LUNA has introduced:
Goma x PB ($8.50)
Probably the most elegant looking tart of this range and my personal favourite. Swirled on top is a smooth Chantilly cream filling flavoured with black sesame.
Upon the first bite, the earthy and nutty black sesame flavour came out distinctly, then you get that slight peanut butter notes at the end of the palate.
Inside, there are also crushed peanuts for some of that roasted crunchiness.
Sea Salt Noir Dark Chocolate ($8)
Original noir dark chocolate filled with a decadent Guanaja 70% chocolate ganache. My second favourite of the range.
I found that the exquisite flavour of intense dark chocolate paired better with the tart base which was on the milder side. The little surprise was the hint of fine sea salt in the chocolate.
Pistachio Raspberry ($9)
What you see are soft Pistachio Chantilly piped on top, sprinkled with crunchy pistachio bits.
Lying beneath is a layer of fresh raspberry jelly for that summer taste, followed by mildly sweet, full-flavoured roasted pistachio crèmeux to balance it off the tanginess.
Yuzu Meringue Cheese ($8)
This tart is covered with Italian meringue then torched to create the effect of beautiful golden-brown exterior with swirly pattern.
At the heart of its flavour are bright, citrus notes from Japanese Yuzu juice and cheesecake-like curd – breaking the sweetness from the frosting.
You would taste the rich and creamy Hojicha first, followed by the coffee notes. Decorated in the middle is ‘Mont Blanc’ vanilla Chantilly that completes this delicate pastry.
Wild Strawberry Earl Grey ($8.50)
Earl Grey infused crème embellished with Vanilla Chantilly cream. In the middle is strawberry-filled sphere.
Cut through the top and let the fruity centre flow into the rest of the tart fillings. I wasn’t too sure about this pairing; and that I wished the earl grey flavour could have been more prominent.
Tarte au Tropicale ($8.50)
Pineapple tart filled with pineapple crémeux, diced pineapple and a delicate dollop of coconut mousse on top of the crust.
Other than the tarts, the regular LUNA cakes available include Strawberry Elderflower ($8.50), Gula Melakaya ($8 per slice, $80 whole cake), Lychee Mint ($8.50 per entremet, $85 whole cake), Strawberry Love ($85 whole cake) and Sakura Bloom ($70 whole cake) topped with Sakura Gin & Tonic jelly made with Roku Gin.
Orh Nee ($8 per slice, $80 whole cake)
The Orh Nee was my favourite of the selection, made of pumpkin sponge layered with a mixture of yam and ginkgo paste.
The surprise came from the textural contrast in the yam and ginkgo paste, a mixture of smooth and velvety puree and bite-sized chunks of yam.
The Orh Nee is then topped with whipped cream frosting and dollops of yam cream with a touch of desiccated coconut that enhanced its sweetness.
Chocolate Truffle ($8 per slice, $80 whole cake)
Get the whole cake and you can also see your reflection in that shiny glaze. Beneath this smooth, dark chocolate glaze lies a light and fluffy choco-buttermilk sponge cake.
A gentle slice reveals a luscious ganache made from Valrhona Guanaja 70% couverture chocolate, the first in the word to reach 70% cocoa. Indulge in this chocoholic dream, capturing the original taste of cacao beans.
You can now have your favourite LUNA cakes and tarts delivered to your doorstep at this link: https://www.luna.sg/order with its islandwide delivery.
There is a minimum order of $27 for all delivery. A delivery fees of $7 applies for all orders.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with LUNA.