In Search of Chocolate

In Search of Chocolate

A list of Chocolate (esp Dark ones) Desserts in Singapore
Ree F
Ree F

Torte /ˈtɔːt/
is a dense rich cake with little or no flour.

So this 70% dark chocolate torte ($7.90) should have hit all the right spots…. but alas.. a disappointment.

It was sweet and a flat texture of fine grains that resembles a chocolate mousse left out in the sun a tad too long.

ROI: 39%

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

The cafe serves 4 types of muffins on regular days and this review is for the triple chocolate. It’s a decent muffin with the nice chocolate chips tops, but a little sweet for a dark chcolate lover like myself.

But if you’re in the area and want to check out the nice hojicha to accompany the muffin, it might be nice for you to know that the two founders reason of starting up the cafe, which was to provide work opportunities for people with special needs.💕

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

Kan du lide chokolade? (That’s Danish’s btw)
From left: Lemon Tart ($4), Chocolate Pistachio Tart ($4), and $1 Coin (for size), I would choose the $1 coin and pass on the lemon tart if I could do it all over again.

Let’s talk about the chocolate mousse with a Pistachio cream base laid on a biscuit tart base. The chocolate leans towards a 50-55% milk chocolate which is smooth but leaves the pistachio cream far behind. But at $4 a pop, perhaps the bigger one at $8.50 might be something I might go for, more for the enjoyment of a tart in a nice air condition place when the weather is scorching.

One surprise through was the elderflower rhubarb tart - refreshing and tarty.

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

Eating this brownie with it’s (I assume) unprocessed cocoa gave my companion an almost perfectly lined lip. Mildly sweetened and slightly crumbly, this brownie came recommended by the server.

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

On a diet? This Chocolate Flourless Cake ($10) was light and not sweet. It felt healthy 😝 but personally I would like it a tad sweeter to give the cake a good taste balance.

Paired with the autumn tea ($5.50) was a worthy match.

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

Craving Molten Lava Cake at 8.30am in the morning on a weekday? I satisfied mine at Clap Cafe with a warm oozy molten lava cake ($12) served with a cold gelato and topped with a biscotti.

This is a breakfast of champions!

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

First, Paris Baguette is not a French-owned - it’s Korean.
Ok, now that that shocker is out of the way, I order 4 cakes ($10.60 ea) , two of which are chocolate.

The Double Choc fudge cake (left) is the older matured sister for taste buds that like the softness texture and a slight bitterness with the cocoa powder top layer. I’ve been told by a staff that a secret tip to eat it is to warm it in the microwave so that the fudge melts just a tinnnnnnny bit for that melty moment.

(ROI: 84%)

The Paris Rocher (right) is the perky young sister that is sweet and filled with a spongy centre and the nutty crunch surrounding. I’ve been told there’s a liquor in it so may not be suitable for kids.

(ROI: 79%)

So overall, double choc fudge gets my vote between the two. But price wise, they could do better.

(P.s I also tried the strawberry yogurt cheese cake and fresh strawberry yogurt cake. The former is richer and slightly sweet while the latter is more subdued)

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

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Anyone that calls it’s called a Devil’s Flourless Cake ($9) means some serious chocolate business. Either the gao-gao jelat kind or the kind that makes one put on calories just by looking at it.

This one was the latter as the base was a chocolate cake atop a fruity Valrhona chocolate mousse with a thin chocolate ganache. I loved it but wished the cake part could reduce it’s height by 30-50%.

ROI: 80%

* Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

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A slice of signature mom’s fudge cake ($8.50) is made up of a soft sponges interlaced with decent layer of fudge in between.

Neither sweet nor bitter, it’s a relatively subtle fudge cake that meets the expectation of what a fudge cake off the block would be.

ROI: 69%

* Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

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Their signature Etoile ($5.50) for a slice was marketed as “velvety bittersweet chocolate mousse between layers of sponge cake”. Their chocolate mouse was neither bittersweet nor velvety. Came across more like a firm King’s milk chocolate scooped ice cream between some breaded sponge that I would buy from the ice cream Uncle at orchard road.

Is it possible to resist this temptation? Absolutely yes.

ROI: 35%

* Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

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The conditions under which I would buy this
$8 chocolate mousse cake:
Condition 1: if their eggless truffle was not available..
Condition 2: …and I was desperate for chocolate.

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

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I did WUNDER why their tarts ($8) are sold individually even through it was never available. So I bit the bullet and preordered (the earliest was 4 days later) their bundle of 6 @ $42 I.e $7 per tart.

Lots of anticipation…. And here’s my verdict.
1. Their tart base quite nice.. but went really soft when out of the fridge.
2. Lemon as well as the Lychee rose were refreshing. So was the fruit tart. But all melted pretty fast once out of the fridge.
3. Chocolate tart - which was what made we excited - was so-so. It was a light milk chocolate.

*Note: my taste palate leans towards dark bitter chocolate at a sweet spot of 65%-72% cocoa. So please use that as a gauge of my taste perspective.

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Ree F

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