Monday, July 10, 2023

Alice Boulangerie @ Icon Village (Tanjong Pagar) - More Than Just Your Artisan French Bakery with Classic French Patisserie and Viennoiseries

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Nestled within Tanjong Pagar Icon Village, artisan cafe Alice Boulangerie offers a variety of bread, cakes, croissants, and French pastries freshly baked in-house on display. They have generated quite a buzz with their bi-coloured croissants since their launch in 2021, and fast forward years later, they have expanded to include a decadent range of breakfast, sides, and dinner mains in a full-fledged modern-euro menu.

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Matcha Cream Latte 4.2/5, Ruby Oolong 4/5, Fruity Mojito 4/5

To kickstart the meal, we tried a few of their signature speciality drinks, such as the Matcha Cream Latte ($7.50), which features a smooth unsweetened matcha drink with a dollop of Chantilly cream atop, which added some sweetness to the drink. The result is a smooth and light matcha drink with a nice balance of bittersweetness and not too sweet. The Ruby Oolong ($7.50) consists of a mixture of strawberries, lychee and oolong tea which makes for an enjoyable light fruity tea. At the same time, the Fruity Mojito ($8.50) has a more tangy flavour profile with the addition of orange and lime and is extremely refreshing.

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Scallop Ceviche 4/5

The Scallop Ceviche ($19) is paired with fresh Hokkaido scallops and refreshing yuzu gel, finished with a sweet and tangy ponzu sauce, the perfect bright starter to welcome your dinner with.

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Charred Broccoli with Tobiko 3.8/5

The Charred Broccoli with Tobiko ($15) is flavoured with yuzu mayo and comes topped with pickled beetroot, bonito flakes and tobiko. However, the broccoli was a tad overly charred which lent a sharp bitterness to the vegetable and masked any other flavours in the dish.

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Tiger Prawn Capellini 4.5/5

We tried the Tiger Prawn Capellini ($28), which features capellini topped with baked mentaiko tiger prawns. The pasta is nicely cooked to an al dente texture and has a robust prawn fragrance, having been cooked in a rich prawn broth, prawn oil and garlic. Notably, one of their most popular dishes in the restaurant, it has been a mainstay on their menu since day one.

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Wagyu Beef Cheek Risotto 4/5

The Wagyu Beef Cheek Risotto ($36) consists of soft and fork-tender braised wagyu beef cheek in a creamy and fragrant butternut squash risotto. The pumpkin seeds and pistachio added a crunchy texture. However, we prefer it without the nuts for the dish to be more coherent - a soft, creamy, buttery dish that we will most definitely enjoy!

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Yuzu Apple Tart 4/5, “Mushroom” 4.5/5, “Acorn” 4.2/5

Finally, we ended the meal on a sweet note with a signature trio of desserts. If you're a sour, fruity desserts fan, you will fall in love with the Apple Yuzu Tart. It features a homemade sweet tart filled with a tangy lemon Madeline, and hazelnut praline. It is topped with a juicy glazed yuzu and Granny Smith compote and finished with a refreshing Swiss meringue.

The "Mushroom" consists of a classic choux puff piped with gula Melaka Chantilly cream and coconut diplomat cream, complemented with chewy gula Melaka caramel. We enjoyed the smooth Gula Melaka cream that is not too sweet, encased in a light, crisp choux puff exterior.

The “Acorn” features a green chocolate shell with 32% white chocolate that reveals a layer of forage mousse, pistachio dacquoise, pistachio crunch with soft pistachio praline, and a homemade red fruit compote finished with pistachio mousse for differing textures and complimenting flavours.

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Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Alice Boulangerie
Icon Village
12 Gopeng Street
Singapore 078877
Tel: +65 8874 3300
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 8am - 6pm
Fri-Sat: 8am - 9pm

1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk down Peck Seah Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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