(Closed) KARAFURU Desserts – Unique Eclairs, Colourful Parfaits in Kampong Glam (PLUS GIVEAWAY)
KARAFURU is currently closed till further notice. Source.
Eclair is currently experiencing a heyday in Singapore. There’s little not to like about the comforting combination of airy choux pastry filled with sweet cream and custards, all in an elegant package. Today’s elcairs are different from the versions in your supermarket. They are freshly made with bright and bold flavours, it’s an exciting dessert!
KARAFURU, a new Japanese-inspired desserts café in Kampong Glam, serves an array of signature eclairs and gourmet yogurt parfaits. Walking into the cafe feels like I am in Japan, its clean white interior is a canvas for colorful desserts that are a feast for the eyes and a treat for the palate.
Helming the kitchen is Michael Liu, a very talented patissier and menu consultant whom I have known and worked together for a year. Michael is someone who is very passionate about what he does and he was trained to perfection for this race.
We tried most of the items in the menu, starting from the Japanese parfaits. A generous swirl of its signature yogurt soft serve, made fresh everyday with Hokkaido milk, sits atop a plate surrounded by a colourful spread of moist soufflé cakes, wobbly puddings, chewy Japanese dango balls and thin buttery langue de chat crisps. Savour it all with a specially concocted sauce, or not. The flavour and textural combinations are endless.
Green tea lovers will like the Matchazuke filled with matcha soufflé, vanilla pudding, jasmine crème anglaise, mizu-yokan, dango and matcha langue de chat. My favourite is Hanami. Decked in beautiful pink sakura soufflé, vanilla pudding, refreshing red fruit coulis, cereal crunch, dango, strawberries, raspberries and sakura langue de chat, it is a plate of happiness, just like spring in Japan!
Reimagining traditional Japanese flavours in surprising ways, KARAFURU has created a menu of unique eclairs. Priced between $6 to $7, KARAFURU’s éclairs are lighter, fluffier, and more dainty than its French counterparts. The slightly savory choux is hand-piped and dipped in a spectrum of vibrant glazes. Carefully baked to a refined crisp and filled with soft velvety creams, KARAFURU ensures that the subtle delicacy of each flavor always shines through.
You’ll have a hard time choosing an eclair, as they’re all good and offer a level of inventiveness. The yuzu version, with its winning combination of yuzu crème, candied lemon, marzipan and ginger sablés, is a light and refreshing piece. If that one isn’t available, the lightly sweetened Sakura Rose with sakura rose crème, marzipan and pineapple is equally enjoyable.
Indulge in original creations that include the Ume Shiso eclair UME SHISO that combines the aromatic notes of umeboshi crème and shiso leaf. It felt like a dare game to eat that but once you pass that, you will enjoy it. Another favourite of mine is Ichigo Yogurt, pairing a quintessential yogurt crème with strawberries, raspberries and pistachio sablés
If you prefer something heavier, try Black Forest stuffed with kirshwasser crème, candied wild cherries, raspberries and dark chocolate. UCC coffee, Lupicia tea and crafted fruity soda drinks topped with yogurt soft serves and served with Perrier water, round off the delectable menu. Recipes are reviewed frequently in accordance to customers’ feedback.
Guess who did i have desserts with? Thank you Cynthia for being my hand model!
Perfection is the object, which is achieved through repetition. Michael’s elcairs is evenly tubular, crisp on the outside, heavy with filling, and uniformly glazed. Every piece is like an art by itself, the fillings are not too sweet and the pastry is not too heavy. If you enjoy cocktails which mix different flavours to create an explosive drink, you will probably love eclairs which makes the colours and textures dazzling.
For those who are looking to dress up a private or coporate event with original flair, 12 KARAFURU éclair flavours are available for online ordering.
Address: 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
Tel: 6291 4430
Opening Hours: Tues to Sun 1pm – 10pm (last order at 9:30pm), closed every Monday
KARAFURU has launched their Eclairs and Parfaits sets this October and they are rewarding 5 readers from MissTamChiak.com with an Éclair AND Parfait Teatime Set Worth $38 (Éclair set $18, Parfait Set $20). Closing date for the giveaway: 2 October 2015, 12pm.
How to win?
1. LIKE Miss Tam Chiak and Karafuru Desserts on Facebook
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3. COMMENT below: Which Éclair or Parfait flavour would you like to try and why?