Galettes Review: Flambé Desserts And Mille Crepe Cakes At This HDB Cafe In Ang Mo Kio - EatBook.sg
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Galettes Review: Flambé Desserts And Mille Crepe Cakes At This HDB Cafe In Ang Mo Kio

30th November 2018

Galettes At Ang Mo Kio

Galettes - Flatlay

One of the best things about crepes is that they’re amazing in all forms; be it as a mille crepe cake or a savoury wrap. However, food places selling more than one type of crepe are few and far between. That’s why the existence of Galettes is a miracle in and of itself.

Tucked at the void deck of an Ang Mo Kio flat, this hidden gem specialises in both sweet and savoury crepes, catering to a myriad of taste buds.

Food at Galettes

Galettes - Crepe Suzette

Flambéed food will never fail to catch our attention, which is why we got the Crepe Suzette ($12.50) first. The dessert crepe is drenched in their signature sauce, and served with orange slices and a scoop of gelato. Once the plate is brought to your table, the server will then flambé it with Cointreau.

Galettes - Orange Slices

One of the key components of flambé is to make sure you burn off most of the alcohol, lest you wind up with boozy food. Thankfully, the Crepe Suzette manages just that; leaving a clean orange flavour to balance the sour orange slices.

Although crepes are supposed to be plain, we would have preferred ours to be a tad sweeter to make up for the average gelato.

Galettes - Creme Brulee

The Creme Brulee ($6.50) fared a lot better, in my opinion. Filling up the layers of this mille crepe cake is a rich vanilla bean custard. Eating it together with the torched sugar top added a nice dimension to the dessert, with the crunch from the sugar counterbalancing the creamy custard.

Galettes - Mille Crepe Cake

We also loved how the cake was firm yet easy to slice through. The layers managed to hold together and didn’t deflate even after multiple stabs.

Galettes - Funghi and Cheese

Biting into the Funghi & Cheese ($10) unleashed a cornucopia of decadent flavours, courtesy of the buttery mushrooms and melted cheese. A minor complaint was that the crepe was doughy, although that could be because we didn’t consume it immediately.

Galettes - Har Cheong Kai Wings

The biggest surprise that day were the Har Cheong Kai Wings ($8). These sun-kissed munchies gave the most beautiful crackling sound as we tore them apart, unleashing a strong aroma of prawn paste. Eating it proved to be another pleasant experience, as the flesh was tender and had the right amount of saltiness.

Galettes - Truffle Fries

The Truffle Fries ($8) were exactly how I liked ‘em: crispy with a fluffy interior. Although the earthy flavour was subtle, it lingered on my tongue long enough – without being overpowering.

Ambience at Galettes

Galettes - Ambience

The ambience here is one that deserves high praise. The cafe adopts a pared-down palette, reminiscent of high-end minimalist cafes. You can’t help but feel happy as you dine here, thanks to the bright, cheery lighting and motivational pictures hanging on the wall.

The verdict

Galettes - Ang Mo Kio

The food here is a hit-or-miss for most parts, but the strength of this cafe lies in its sleek ambience that’ll throw you into thinking you’re in a high-end cafe. If you’re an AMK resident looking for an after-school hangout spot, you can’t go wrong with Galettes.

Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2365, Singapore 560529
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 11pm
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Photos taken by Tan Ee Jing.
This is an independent review by Eatbook.

6.5/10

Summary

Pros
– The Creme Brulee was delicious
– Ambience was top-notch

Cons
– Crepe recipe could be tweaked

Recommended dishes: Creme Brulee ($6.50), Har Cheong Kai ($8)

Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 11pm

Address: 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-2365, Singapore 560529

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