Antoinette- Chilli Crab Croissant and Scallion Arlette
If all the oozing of the Salted Yolk Lava Croissants haven’t flowed to your taste buds yet, wait till you hear this: Savory croissants with LOCAL flavors have officially hit the island now, thanks to Chef Pang Kok Keong from Antoinette. Now how about some Chili Crab Croissant and Scallion Arlette.
A play on Singapore’s famous chili crabs with fried 饅頭 (Man Tou), Chef Pang has perfected a droolicious Chili Crab Croissant ($7.50). The sweetness of real crab meat in sweet and spicy flavors is a perfect match to the crisp buttery croissant layers. The level of spice is mild, yet sufficient to linger after the last bite. This tummy is crabby happy with this heartily-filled crescent.
Who would have imagined a plain Jane to explode in flavors? The Scallion Arlette ($3.50), a French interpretation of the traditional 蔥油餅 (Chong You Bing), was surprising in flavors and textures. With fragrant spring onions and creamy butter in the croissant dough, Scallion Arlette is a savory crunchy addiction without a hint of oiliness (unlike the traditional sort). It takes a lot of will power to stop munching this $3.50 a pop goodness.
Made fresh daily in limited quantities, the Chili Crab Croissant and Scallion Arlette are available now at the Penhas outlet at 11am every weekday and 10am every weekend, and at Mandarin Gallery and Sofitel outlets at 12pm.
For all the sweet tooth out there, here’s a thumbs up! Chef Pang has lined up some exploding sweet croissants to be launched soon! Guess what flavors they are??
And for those who sit on the sweet and savory fence: Keep calm and enjoy the savory first.
Antoinette at Penhas Road
30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street), Singapore 208188
Reservations Tel (65) 6293 3121
Operating Hours Monday to Thursday – 11am to 10pm (last order 9.30pm); Friday and eve of public holiday – 11am to 11pm (last order 10.30pm); Saturday – 10am to 11pm (last order 10.30pm);
Sunday and public holiday – 10am to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
Antoinette at Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
Reservations Tel (65) 6836 9527
Daily: 11am to 10pm daily (last order 9.30pm)
Antoinette at Sofitel So Singapore
35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876, Lobby Level
Monday to Sunday – 8am to 10pm