Pierre Herme III – Mystery Flavor?

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Imagine my surprise when I was presented with a Mystery-Flavored Pierre Herme Macaroon. It is one thing to be unable to discern flavors due to language barriers but this my friends, the name and flavor of this particular macaroon was simply a mystery, and the same answer was received when we asked the sales person in the shop. This seems fun if it was launched occasionally!

My visual guess, was rose and licorice shells with a berry filling, even though that frankly doesn’t make any foodie sense in my head hahah! Anyway, the closest we could guess after tasting is that it indeed contain berries, likely a light blackberry. The shells tasted just a smooth almondy to me so I am stumped.

If anyone managed to taste this “Mystery” macaroon and have a better grasp on what the flavor could be please let me know!

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Yogurt takes center stage this summer season, all yogurt picks can be distinguished with a cream beige shell and filling. Yogurt Lemon has a sharp tang and strong lemon flavors, very suitable for yogurt lovers and people who prefer creations that are less sweet.

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Yogurt Citrus, where orange was the domineering flavor.

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Pistachio, with pistachio shells that have a rich nutty taste and dense pistachio filling.

Not sure if you know, but these macaroons are purchased by weight so all of them cost differently. In any case, this batch came from Pierre Herme London and were as delightful as always. #PierreHermeforever

 

Citizen Pop

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I’ve known about Citizen Pop for awhile and am so glad that we finally got to try their fresh fruit soda creations at the Night Market event last night.

The concoctionist, Imelda, uses freshly squeezed fruit juice, herbs and spices to create some really interesting and literally refreshing flavors. The pale pink Pear and Lemongrass, $4, didn’t catch my fancy at first when I had a sample shot but the smooth light pear taste and note of aromatic lemongrass that stays on your tongue slowly won me over as I sipped my icy cup. Quite a palatable combination!

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My original choice of Lemon and Lavender only had half a cup left so the owners kindly gave it to us complimentary. This was a instant winner with me, with the zingy lemon and subtle lavender giving a much needed uplift in a crowded and humid flea market environment. There were also other flavors like Hibiscus & Apple and Ginger, which was already sold out. I like that their sodas are not sweet and are also made without artificial flavoring or preservatives.

They are currently mostly participating in fleas so you will probably have to follow them on Citizen Pop’s facebook and Instagram (@citizen_pop) for updates on their next location but they also have a mobile station that lets them do your events if you are interested!

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Brick Cupcakes

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Don’t let their name fool you, these little cake gems are anything but brick-like.

Brick is a fairly new online bakery that does cupcakes, whole cakes, tarts and customized orders. Encountered them first at a friend’s baby shower and also subsequently ordered from them ($3 each, $8 for delivery) to try more of their creations because I heard they have many uncommon flavors!

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Ronin

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Nope, this is not another post about a fairly new hidden cafe furnished quirkily and only offers coffee and dessert items that you need to try the next weekend.

Overlooking the fact that you might not know you’ve arrived at your destination, Ronin, do offer pretty decent (non jap related) food but some of their…antics puzzles me, I’ll elaborate.

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Merely Ice Cream

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When in doubt, just turn to ice cream.

Stewing in this persistent heat wave, we hardly needed a reason for deflecting to this age-old icy treat. Back in the vicinity of my alma mater, we paid a visit to Merely Ice Cream, a small space at Sunshine Plaza, predictably quiet with just a few scattered youngsters given it’s exam period and right before peak dessert hour hits.

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