8 Jalan Klapa
Tel: 6291 4430
Opening Hours: 1pm to 10pm (Tues-Sun)
My Instagram was flooded with these pretty looking eclairs so I was naturally excited to spend my weekend with my girls checking the . THANKS Li Tian! Karafuru, Japanese for colourful, is a Japanese inspired café specializing in an assortment of pretty eclairs and gourmet yogurt parfaits.
Minimalist clean white interior with woody furnitures and rows of sophisticated eclairs beneath the bright clear display counter. One cannot help but smile as you browse through the many flavours with each éclair looking very Instagram-worthy.
Each éclair is priced between S$6-S$7 and are smaller in size compared to French eclairs. They are also lighter in flavour and softer which I really enjoy. I love how the éclairs are presented, such intricate effort in styling.
We tried Gianduja, Irish Cream, Sakura Rose, Jasmine Matcha, Ume Shiso and Yuzu (from left to right). My favourite has to be Gianduja which is filled with milk chocolate hazelnut crème topped with candied orange and hazelnut dragee. If you are a fan of Yuzu like myself, you have try this too. The not very matcha me enjoyed the Jasmine Matcha very much and like the aftertaste of the sweet jasmine tea.
While Hanami parfait is most popular on Instagram because of its pretty presentation, we decided to try other flavours instead. The parfaits here cost a hefty price of S$16 but after knowing how much preparations and work is required on each deconstructed parfait, I think the price is reasonable.
First up, Matchazuke parfait; matcha soufflé, vanilla pudding, jasmine crème anglaise, mizu-yokan, dango, matcha langue de chat. While some might feel there are a bit too much going on the plate, I beg to differ for the components responded well to each other; from the yoghurt to the pudding, to the soufflé to individual sauce to the rice balls and various sides. YUMMY!
This is my favourite Daizu parfait; white miso soufflé, soy milk pudding, kuromitsu, sesame dango, crispy ‘rice stalks’ dipped in white chocolate and kinako cream. The black sugar syrup with yoghurt and crumbles is LOVE and the black sesame balls are genius! I would definitely be going back for more of this!
If you are a fan of yuzu soufflé cake and mango pudding, then you have to try Yuzu-Cha. We ladies had a good time dessert-ing away at Karafuru Desserts and their sweets had certainly won me over.