* quickie with iPhone!
It was rather a last minute breakfast date with bestie. I’ve not seen her for the longest time — neither did we yak on the phone as well — after she got really occupied with her new business venture and house moving. But we are the sort who do no need to talk / see each other weekly to be close, and when we do, it’s like i just met her yesterday! :)
When i told her about Baker & Cook, she was as keen as me to check out the place– bestie loves food too. That was 2 months ago by the way. I know i always say this but i’m quite terrible. My posts are always pretty outdated. Haha! I wish i’ve got more time to spend on the computer. In a way, i see it as a good sign though. It means i managed to do what i’ve always to do, disconnect to connect. *smile*
At Baker & Cook, we had Egg Benny, croissant, almond croissant and a berry tart.
Egg Benny was rather mediocre. To be honest, it’s something i’d skip for all my future trips. I don’t quite fancy the bread underneath the eggs. I can’t sink my teeth into it without hurting my gums. It’s really quite subjective but i much prefer soft bread in egg benny so that i can savour them whole comfortably. Heh. However, the croissants, both plain and almond, were good!
Again, a good croissant or not, is subjective as well. What i like may not be your cuppa tea. I like my croissant not overly flaky or buttery oily (Hediard’s!). In my book, Paul’s and Baker & Cook’s are my kinda croissant. I suspect it’s because they were a teeny bit saltier? Having said that, my experience at Paul’s was pretty crazy. Grin.
My trips to Paul :
First visit – it was early in the morning at 9ish when a new batch of warm croissant just came out. my first bite sent me to croissant haven. it was so so so so so so good! (takeaway)
Second visit – i was there with a gf in the evening. when the croissant came, i didn’t have to eat to know the verdict. it was very sad looking.. cold and soft looking, it was bad. i don’t remember if i finished it? (dine in)
Third visit – i brought mother and the boys at about 11ish. croissant was cold and disappointing even though it looked promising. (dine in)
Fourth visit – i went with the boys at about 10ish. this time, i requested them to heat the croissant up and guess what? it was still too cold for my liking, hence i requested it to be heated again. when it came back this time, it was ooh la la again! (dine in)
Anyway, i know i need to make a trip down to Baker & Cook again very soon because 2 months is a long time to remember exactly how the croissant was like. ;)
ps : i love my new H&M dress! so so easy to wear. best of all, i can wear it anytime i want, especially on my fat days, which happen pretty often. Hee!
Baker & Cook
77, Hillcrest Rd,
Tel : +65 6469 8834