Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette, a chain bakery from Korea, recently opened a branch at Wisma.

I intended to only take a peek at their assortments, but their bottles of pudding on display stopped me in my tracks. If you don't know already, I have an obsession with puddings, so how can I not try those delightful little bottles!

There was 3 flavours available, original, mango and berry. I only bought the originals to test how good they were, and I am glad I got them! It's a creamy type of pudding, so the pudding just melts in the mouth leaving a milky fragrance on the tongue. The combination with caramel at the bottom of the bottle is a perfect match. Next time I will try the other two flavours!

Being a bakery, of course they had other stuff. There was quite a wide range of bread and sandwiches. I wasn't that interested in them, maybe next time. The cakes, however, had a much smaller range, roughly about 5-6 kinds. I picked up two to try, strawberry crepe cake and marron mont blanc. 

The mont blanc was quite amazing. It has a lot more layers inside then others I have tried, hence a burst of surprise in taste when I dug into the cake. There was a slight tint of mint in the chestnut cream, beneath are layers of light cream with chestnut bits, yuzu jam, and a chocolate mint nougat thingy.

The crepe cake had layers of sponge cake and strawberries in it. The raspberry atop the cake was stuffed with jam, a pleasant surprise.

I am quite pleased with Paris Baguette so far =)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Welcome to Venice!

Luxurious gondolas

Beautifully crafted venetian masks
Miniature glass art!

I always hear people saying how beautiful Venice is, now I finally get to see it for myself. 
Well, upon first glance, it is beautiful, but it really isn't much after a while. There wasn't much sightseeing either, I pretty much finished Venice in a day. At this point I was already quite sick of visiting museums and random churches so I didn't bother. Didn't take a boat ride either because those gondolas cost a bomb to ride on, though they look really nice! 

I was more interested in the tons of shops selling either venetian masks or murano glass crafts. That whole miniature orchestra is really pretty to look at. Each figure measures less than a thumb's length and is quite detailed. There was also a chess set but I couldn't get a good photo of it behind the window. These things cost a bomb too! A photo is just good enough for keepsake.

That pretty much wraps up my whole trip. Pity I couldn't make a trip to Pisa to view the leaning tower, making my visit to Italy incomplete. Overall, I still enjoyed my trip and had a pretty good time =)

Monday, October 1, 2012


Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Seafood risotto
My 2nd happiest meal of the trip

Not much photos for Florence because I basically only had one day for sightseeing and photos were not allowed for two museums I visited. The Uffizi gallery was quite nice, though not as impressive as the one I went in Vienna. The other is the Academia, which houses Michelangelo's famed 'David'. The only thing worth seeing there is basically just David. And for that one look, it cost 11euros plus 90 minutes of queuing. To me, I was quite willing to part with the money. After all, I have already came all the way, might as well just have a glance. However, to those who have no interest in the arts at all, I would say skip all the museums. You'd be better off spending the entrance fee elsewhere.