Patisserie Platine by Waku Ghin
I’ve been having a yearning for fine pastries and cakes lately. The gloomy afternoons might have played a role in my craving, but don’t you agree that a little sugar and colors are needed to brighten the day? So i wished and I got more than just that at Patisserie Platine, the latest patisserie by the award-winning restaurant Waku Ghin.
Designed by Chef Yasushi Ishino, Executive Pastry Chef of Waku Ghin, and created by Waku Ghin’s pastry team, expect exquisite masterpieces of pastries and cakes made using premium ingredients and fresh seasonal fruits from Japan and Europe.
The Ghin Cheese Cake ($12), a Waku Ghin signature, will change your mind on cheesecakes (even if you're not a fan)! True to Japanese cakes, this white dome features a lemon cheese mousse and a lemon curd in the center that is refreshing and light. Just like the intricate white chocolate feather lying elegantly on top.
There’s also the Strawberry Cheesecake ($10) if you just got to have strawberries in everything. The surprise in this lovely cake is the unique combination of strawberry mousse and orange cheese mousse layers. Too pretty!
Coconut Mousse with Mango & Passionfruit ($10) is a delight to the tropical at heart. Under the vibrant orange is coconut mousse and layers of mango and passionfruit. Expect bursts of flavors in this pretty little thing!
And in such overcast weather, there must be a pick me up. The dessert that shot me to heaven—Tiramisu ($11). Chocolate baba, espresso syrup and creamy mascarpone in a glass with lots of chocolate pearls somewhere in the middle. Need I say more? Pardon me while I make my way back to Earth.
My favourite pastry is Yuzu Tarte ($10). Simple sounding, yet not. In my opinion, it is the epitome of Japanese-French pastries. The buttery, thin and crispy tart base is filled with a layer of olive oil sponge under the smooth yuzu infused curd. Sweet meringue and candied yuzu are then added on top of this comforting pastry. Trust me, this pastry is not as sweet as it sounds. It is neither sticky saccharine nor cringing sour. It is YUZU. もう一個下さい！(One more please!)
There are sweet surprises every month too! For July, Chef Yasushi Ishino has designed Caramel Chocolate Mousse with Spice and Banana ($11) and Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse with Orange and Vanilla ($10).
An earl grey chocolate mousse (ooh!) with orange (ooooh!), vanilla, and encased in a dark chocolate glaze, the Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse with Orange and Vanilla explodes with equally balanced flavors of earl grey, orange, vanilla and dark chocolate. Simple as it seems, the chocolate coated rice crispies base was the winning component that gave the dessert the extra crunch to the otherwise creamy texture. Definitely in my top 3.
Sharing is caring. The Macaron Selection ($25 for a box of 12) is the perfect gift to anyone if you want to share the joy! Such lightness in these little bites- crunchy shells with intensely flavored centers! This definitely puts Platine right on top of the macaron game in Singapore. The flavors include Rum Raisin, Raspberry, Chocolate, Pistachio, Coffee, and Passionfruit and Mango (there were bits of mango inside!). We liked all of them!
Whether it is traditional pastries and cakes or innovative flavors you are craving for, Chef Yasushi Ishino has the answer to hitting that sweet spot. So give your sweet companions a ring now and head right down to Patisserie Platine!
Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Lobby Tower 1
2 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6688 5568
Cakes available from 11AM for takeaway and dine-in.