Translated to mean “marvellous”, this is a traditional Belgium and French meringue dessert typically found only in some European cities, but you can get it in Singapore now.
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La Petite Boulangerie is a bakery café on Marne Road, of walking distance from Farrer Park MRT station and City Square Mall.
However, even if you are there, you may not notice the shop immediately.
It is found within My Selection – a homegrown online furniture brand which has gone physical with this first-ever physical store.
So you can do your furniture shopping on one side, relax at the café (with two tables) on another.
La Petite Boulangerie is helmed by pastry chef Celeste The, who pivoted from a career as a flight attendant and pursued her passion of baking by training under Ouvriers de France (MOF) Chef Jean Francois Arnaud.
The Merveilleux ($9) looking like a little dome come in flavours such as Chocolate, Praliné, Passion Fruit, Cheesecake and Tiramisu, to even a Singapore-inspired one of Kaya.
I didn’t know quite what to expect. But after cutting it across, you would find fluffy whipped cream sandwiched between clouds of meringue.
I found the meringue indeed cloud-like both in terms of aesthetic and texture, which helped balance the richer chocolate flavours and pastry cream.
A sugar cloud of deliciousness, the Merveilleux is a delicate fusion of meringue and cream.
The bakery also offers French Escargot pastries ($5.50) – because they look like snails, or Pain Aux Raisins coming in flavours such as Vanilla Raisins, Pearl Sugar and Praliné.
The more interesting ones are the Pandan Kaya Coconut and Gula Melaka, the spiral croissant dough pastry stuffed with pastry cream, raisins, and the local twist.
La Petite Boulangerie
2 Marne Road, #01-04, Singapore 208393
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Tues), 9:30am – 6pm (Wed – Sat), Closed Sun, Mon