Three years on and say maybe a million calories later, I still find dainty fruit tarts one of the better desserts to have on my table. I don’t know about you but a meticulously constructed always looks pleasing to the eyes. One part tart, one part custard or cream cheese, whole lots of fresh fruits and the taller it is the better it taste. That’s how my ideal fruit tart will always be!
Even before they were re-popularise by today’s tart specialty shops like Drips and PAUL, there’s one that I always drop by for my favourite comfort food. Nevermind if Fruit Paradise has a few outlets across the island because unlike many chain outlet brands, I don’t find much discrepancies in their food.
They used to have a lot more variations like Mont Blanc, Mango Banana and Green Tea Tiramisu just to name a few that I tried and dare say I like. But I just don’t see them in their glass panel fridge these days and even if you do, it’s probably a plastic look alike fooling you.
Still with at least nine different selections to choose from and the periodical ones to choose from, it is more than enough to decide from. You would probably be like me, asking dragging a group of friends to join you for an after-dinner treat.
Then you would need to decide a list-of-to-order tarts and regardless of what everyone wants, be sure to have one Mixed Berries Tart ($7.80). It isn’t the tallest ones but no sweet tooth can ever find fault with rich chocolaty custard and sweet berries.
I’m thinking it must be the season of spring in Japan if not I wouldn’t be seeing Sakura ($7.80) featured as their seasonal menu. I quite enjoy the delicate sponge cake tart. My only misgiving was that it’s rather petite even for one person and lesser to share.
Then came in the third piece which wasn’t the prettiest but it sure was the best out of the three. The macadamia nuts were really just for show but the salted caramel cream and banana combination within that makes Nutty Caramel ($6.80) so much nicer.
Seriously, salted caramel and banana does go well like peanut butter and jelly.
Overall, I think Fruit Paradise isn’t a nice place to sit back and relax since all their outlets are housed in major malls all over Singapore but their tarts are definitely worthy to consider if you are looking somewhere to rest those aching feet after hours of shopping.
On a side note, consider the outlet at Vivo City, there seem to be more variety compared to their other shops.
Bedok Mall #B1-39
311 New Upper Changi Road
Tel: +65 6844 9375
Vivo City #01-59
1 HarbourFront Walk
Tel: +65 6376 9978