It is with great excitement very time I make my way to Antoinette Restaurant for Chef Pang Kok Keong’s sweet creations and savory dishes, but even more so this time because the outlet at Penhas Road is launching….. SALTED EGG LAVA CROISSANT!
After the food-trend-of-the-moment started appearing in neighboring JB's Seven Oaks Bakery recently, it was quickly followed by a version from Flavors Fling Café in Singapore. Today, Antoinette is rolling out their rendition too.
Doesn’t matter where it originated from (most say Hong Kong?) or who is first to launch it locally. Ultimately, it’s the taste that matters. And I can tell you the Salted Egg Lava Croissant from Antoinette tasted AWESOME!
(Read: Antoinette Excites With Brand New Selection Of Classic French Savory Dishes And Plated Desserts!)
The croissant is made with traditional French methods of laminating high quality French butter and dough, before being shaped in a temperature controlled environment to create the crispy and flaky crust and layering that Antoinette's croissants are well-known for.
We waited with bated breathe as the knife cut into the golden brown crescent-shaped pastry. I was a tad skeptical initially when the salted egg centre did not gushed with a burst of flow like I imagined, but did a slow sexy ooze instead.
Ooh..... but soon after, it was love love love when I took a bite of that luscious combination!
The orangey-yellow salted egg filling was robusting with such intense flavors! Its texture was slightly thick (that explained the sexy ooze) and creamy with a pleasant grainy mouthfeel.
We were told that 3 whole salted egg yolks (!!!) went into each croissant alone! Real yolks were mixed with sugar and milk, and laboriously hand-sieved to achieve that desirous texture. None of any powdered or supplied sauce nonsense for convenience. This is the real McCoy.
It got a tad heavy on the palate as we progressed further into the rich salted egg lava croissant, so my advice would be to pair it with a light beverage such as hot Jasmine tea.
Already sold out at 11.25am on the first day? Nevermind, you can always get it the next day. There is always tomorrow, and tomorrow, but it would be good to go early to avoid disappointment.
Or if you can
Address: 30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street), Singapore 208188
Contact: +65 6293 3121
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm / Fri & Eve of PH 11am-11pm / Sat 10am-11pm / Sun & PH 10am-10pm
Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
Contact: +65 6836 9527
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
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Address: Lobby level, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
Contact: +65 6701 6868
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
Prices stated are in Singapore dollars, and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST for dine-in / 7% GST for takeaway.