Macarons @ Jewels Artisan Chocolates7.5.10
for once, a hyped-up place didn't disappoint. at $2 a pop, their macarons are really really good! both the gf and i being "in the pastry line" enjoyed them thoroughly. they hv what good macarons should be - crisp shells with chewy innards and the flavor pairing were also good. to be frank i especially went there for the black palm island salt with salted egg yolk filling macaron, it was really yummy with a balance between sweet & savory. my first impression was it tasted like a custard bun that you would normally find at dim sum restaurants, then mooncake came to my mind too!
you can read more about the flavors on jewels' website here. i'm definitely going back for more!
after that we went for a 2nd round of desserts at canele patisserie. we had the strawberry shortcake, earl grey ice cream (!!!!!), bergamot blue tea and caramel latte. canele is one place that hasn't disappointed so far so i find myself going back again and again. i love their strawberry shortcake (and just about everything else actually).