September 30, 2015
Crepes, they’re pretty universal right? Everyone loves them, and they go with anything you can dream of. Well, not at The Daily Roundup.
Hold on, it’s not what you think though, because rather than go all-out, they’re serving a tightly curated list of classic French crepes – only the best, and these include both savoury galettes and sweet dessert crepes. Located at a corner of Keong Saik Road, it sits right at The Working Capitol, a hotbed for creative types, and conveniently, the modern, yet vintage-style, cafe serves pretty good coffee too, a Papa Palheta blend, to be exact.
Back to the crepes though. All these are made with the freshest ingredients from France and around the region, including 100% organic buckwheat flour from Brittany, the birthplace of crepes in France. Here are the crepes, tried-and-tested, that you won’t wanna miss:
1. Burrata Galette, $16
It wasn’t there when we first visited – but we gladly went back again for a taste. And it was good. Refreshing and light, the fresh Italian burrata, a kind of cheese, was served generously on a bed of arugula salad, and we even had some leftover after (a happy problem, surely). Along with the homemade pesto sauce, it’s a healthy option for dainty eaters. Or, a second serving if you’re really hungry.
2. Complète Chorizo Galette, $14 (centre)
There’s a ham, cheese and egg option, but really, we couldn’t pass up this one, which had Ibérico chorizo. The French Comté cheese wasn’t too heavy, and perfectly complemented the savoury sausage. A sunny side up egg, done such that the runny yolk oozes out from the centre, was as much a visual delight as it was a yummy addition. As for the crepes, they were done thin, soft and light, and not overcooked despite the slightly charred aftertaste – that’s really how the French would take them, so it’s not too cloying on the palate.
3. Smoked Salmon Galette, $14
A classic combination we still love, and this has all the usual suspects: smoked salmon, capers, homemade crème fraîche with cream cheese, and crumbled egg. You can’t go wrong with that. The crepes make an excellent complement too, compared to thick bread, since they don’t overpower the sweet-savoury notes of the dish. It’s the prettiest-looking of the lot too.
4. Sweet Crepes, $8 – $16
Somehow, we had space to savour three more crepes – and we’d recommend all of them. The Yuzu Butter crepe ($10) tastes familiar due to the creamy Bordier butter paired with sugar, which sounds like something you’d have at a favourite coffeeshop, or the best way to top off a piece of toast. Then again, this is made unique with the yuzu, which gives a citrus element to the light dish. If you’re looking for something sweeter, try the Salted Caramel crepe ($10), with homemade caramel sauce, and Hazelnut crepe ($10), which tastes a lot like a nutella one, except it’s way better thanks to the homemade hazelnut-chocolate spread and icing sugar. Opt for a scoop of ice cream if you’re feeling indulgent.
5. Homemade Spritzers, $14
Housed in a glass bottle, these alcoholic beverages are dreamed up by Group Bar Mentor Julian Serna, and they include fresh fruits and herbs. The Watermelon Prosecco is a blend of Mancino Rose, Prosecco, watermelon juice, mint and lavender water, for instance. The extensive drinks menu also includes homemade iced teas, gingle ale, wine, spirits, Papa Palheta Coffee (Pif blend) and teas from Comptoir Francais.
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