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Those colored sugar puffs

The last time we were at Canele intending the order some macarons for dessert, they were all completely sold out. I figured they must at least be decent so I made a mental note to get them somehow.

I wished I could try every flavor but that will send my blood sugar levels sky high so I tried to pick out what I thought was the best.

Orange bergamote, raspberry framboise, coffee, feuillitine ganache and caramel sel.

Verdict? I like them! The salty caramel was a bit too sweet but it was still good. Flavors tasted authentic and not artificially flavored. I would buy them again in future.

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Le Gouter Bernardaud

I've posted this picture before but decided that this deserved a post by itself. I have never been quite a fan of macarons but during the recent Hong Kong trip, we were both suddenly 'into' macarons. Strange but true. This box of LGB macarons was a gift from my ex-boss. In fact, she used to pamper my team with macarons each time we traveled to Hong Kong for work. Though pricey, I do like these macarons. The fruity and chocolate flavors are my favorite, actually, all of them are good.

I still would like to make an attempt at baking these but uh obviously haven't found the time and commitment to do so!

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Paul Lafayet

I didn't hunt for a single cupcake in Hong Kong (though I had one recommendation for it), no wait, I did try some cupcakes which were really disappointing, but I did get two macarons fix at two different places.

It was by sheer chance that we discovered Paul Lafayet. It looked too good to pass up so we chose 6 and we sat in the tiny space and shared all of it! I believe we had a mango, ganache, green tea, pistachio, lemon and something else flavored macaron! The green tea left a deep impression on my taste buds - authentic green tea flavoring that didn't taste fake or artificially flavored. Ganache is usually a good and safe choice as it is quite hard (I believe) to mess up a chocolate flavored macaron.

I'm still dying to try baking macaron but so far, browsing through a couple of recipes, I've learnt that it isn't easy work! So perhaps, just perhaps, I might give it a shot when I feel that I'm in an adventurous baking mood!

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I am not an avid or expert tea drinker but I do enjoy a good tea every now and then. My favorites are the loose tea versions and it's usually green tea or white tea that I prefer. I've sipped the tea from TWG before and love it, even the ones in the tea bags! I recalled the time when I flew to Melbourne on the luxurious Singapore Airlines A380 on business class, I was extremely delighted to learn that they served TWG on board.

According to a dessert loving colleague of mine, the macarons from TWG are scrumptious. However, I'd heard otherwise from a few others. Since I was around the area, I decided to sample a few and here's my verdict -

Great concept of incorporating the tea flavor into the macarons however it doesn't quite work for all. I wouldn't say it's totally bad but it's definitely not the best that I have tasted. It was slightly too sweet and the filling too moist and much. The only one that I ended up enjoying was the blackish looking one. You see, I couldn't even distinguish the flavors which isn't a good thing!

I'm considering attempting to bake macarons but will see if that eventually manages to materialize :P

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