I admire those who follow their passions and make their dreams come true. Imagine looking forward to work and creating lovely pastries everyday because you love it! I wonder if I’ll ever be that lucky.
To try an assortment of desserts, we went for 2 sets of the “Design Your Own Platter” ($13.50+) which gives us a choice of cake, Movenpick ice cream and macarons. Noisette ($6.70+ ala carte) is the best seller but it didn’t wow me. Just the average praline cake with chocolate mousse and genoise which was far too sweet and rich.
Nikita ($6.90+ ala carte) is a new creation with layers of cherry & raspberry gelee, pistachio mousse, sponge cake and chocolate mousse. Again, this falls short somewhat as the cake was too dry as a whole. Plus, there’s no hint of pistachio at all! The only thing I like was the kirsch-soaked little cherries that pack a punch!
Mango Passion Sorbet was great! Very tangy and refreshing. But the macarons ($2.20+ each ala carte) were less than stellar though they look quite perfect. The blackcurrant filling in Cassis was too sweet and jam-like; Chocolate Hazelnut was slightly better with a bittersweet ganache.
Supposedly sandwiching a chocolate ganache infused with raspberry, Ruby actually tasted like a normal chocolate macaron. No raspberry flavour whatsoever. Now, the Matcha macaron saved the day! Strong green tea filling and definitely not as sickeningly sweet as the rest. Raspberry Sorbet wasn’t half bad too!
I really wanted to like Obolo but its creations didn’t impress me enough. After awhile, the law of diminishing returns sets in and everything becomes cloyingly sweet. Definitely a case of sugar overload!