Official Website: http://ladym.com.sg; Facebook
Address: Marina Square Shopping Mall, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-103, Singapore 039594 (Map) [Near Pita Pan and St Marc]
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Tel: 6822 2095
Budget: $7 – $10++ (we spent $44 for 4 pax, including a cup of coffee. Prices listed are exclusive of 10% + 7% Service and GST Charges)
Recommendations: Everything is nice here, but the signature Mille Crepe is a must (Menu)
Touted to be one of the must-try restaurants in New York, Lady M Confections has finally arrived on the shores of our sunny island. In fact, the store situated at Marina Square is also Lady M’s first overseas store outside of U.S.A (New York and Los Angeles). Its second store at One Fullerton will soon open their doors in November, and we can all look forward to it.
For a start, Lady M is probably the pioneer that started the craze over Mille Crêpes, which means “a thousand layers” of crepes. Lady M’s rendition of the French confection is a blissful union between traditional French pastry techniques and cutting-edge Japanese precision. Each layer of feather-thin crepe is topped with ethereal custard pastry cream, and altogether there are at least 20 layers of smooth and delectable indulgence. As you slice into the fine delicate pastry, the layers and custard gradually fall apart nicely while the rest of the cake remains. As the layers slowly disintegrate in your palette, you can also taste the light pastry cream and golden caramelised top. Each mouthful is simple happiness.
Mr Mushroom opted for the Gâteau Nuage (S$7.00), which means ‘cloud cake’ or simply the classic cheesecake. The light cream cheese is carefully whipped to produce a smooth, light and refreshing texture and then left to set in the cinnamon-kissed Graham Cracker crust base. Topped with a thin layer of sweetened sour cream, this pastry achieves the perfect balance. We all loved it.
Our minority friend Terry went for the Very Berry (S$9.50), a fruity tart topped with vanilla custard and a myriad of berries, including blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. We would say you can give this pastry a miss, because it tasted pretty average and did not leave a deep impression.
Lastly, L’ went the Strawberry Shortcake (S$7.50), which is created with Japanese imported flour and fresh strawberries. The sponge is sufficiently soft and fluffy, and we would go as far to say that it is as good as the ones at Flor Patisserie. Melting in your mouth is probably an understatement.
Service wise, we note that while many bloggers (in September and at the start of their opening) lamented that their service left much to be desired, the servers were pretty friendly to us and spared no efforts to recommend the various pastries. It’s a also a shame that we didn’t get to try the Green Tea Mille Crêpes, or the session would have been perfect. All in all, the hype over Lady M is probably justified. The signature Mille Crêpes is a must-try and if you fail to secure a table, you can probably pack them home: they are really good…om nom nom.
Rating: 4.21/5 Mille Crêpes
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