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Truffs

June 2, 2010

Soon after I found out that Mrs Multitasker was one of the finalists in the SG Blog Awards’ “Food Blog” category, I received an email from Truffs – The Chocolate Aterlier asking if I’d like to come by for a visit sometime.

I had actually been by there once before with a friend, but needless to say I was more than delighted to accept the invitation to go again, this time with my husband and DSLR in tow =)

We found a good street side parking lot right near the store on 179a Telok Ayer Street, and thanks to some prodding from hubby we started clicking away before we even got inside. (He started clicking away, to be precise. And he got some really cool shots too!)

Once inside the quaint little studio, we were greeted by Indra, our lovely hostess for the afternoon. She was friendly, knowledgeable and well-spoken, and did a marvellous job of taking us through the ins and outs of the painstaking craft of truffle making.

She told us that Truffs takes 4 days to hand-mould each batch of its truffles. On day 1, they make the ganache – that would be the smooth, creamy filling of the truffle – and refrigerate it to allow it to solidify. On day 2  they roll the ganache in chocolate, and again allow that to solidify to a crisp chocolate shell. On day 3 they roll the chocolate-covered ganache yet again, this time to coat it with cocoa powder. And on day 4, they sift the truffles to even out the powder coating.

Betcha never knew it was that much work eh? I certainly didn’t. But once we got to tasting the product, we understood exactly the difference all that effort made. The ganache centre inside each truffle we tried was rich and smooth, consistent both in taste and in texture. I loved that it melted in your mouth, but not too quickly. The chocolate shell around it was crisp and just the right thickness. And the cocoa powder covering was very evenly distributed thanks to the sifting, and complemented the ganache rather than overpowering or distracting from it. (I really appreciated this since I have on more than one occasion choked on the excessive and clumpy cocoa powder piled on some truffles and tiramisus.)

Indra let us try one each of their three types of Truffles. I’m a real dark chocolate junkie so my favorite was the 70% Honduras,which though dark also had a gorgeous hint of fruitiness to it.

After the truffle sampling Indra cut us a piece of their beautiful two-tiered dark chocolate cake to try. The cake consisted of two layers of a moist and delicious sponge cake, which were wrapped in an amazing ganache and finished with a shiny thin chocolate glaze.

I have loved Lana chocolate cake all my life, and Awfully Chocolate’s famous fudge cake ain’t half bad either, but I have to say this was hands down the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had in Singapore. And apparently I’m not alone in that opinion, because as of just two weeks ago Truffs was voted one of Singapore’s top five cake shops by Time Out magazine!

On both my visits to Truffs, the service and the product have been impeccable. To top it all off, their truffle packaging is beautiful and classy. I would absolutely recommend going there if you ever need to pick up a house gift for a friend, a birthday cake for someone special, or just a little treat for yourself.

We went to Truffs just to do some sampling, but it was hard to resist sharing the joy, so we ended up leaving with a little box of nine 70% Honduras truffles (S$24) to share with our family the next day. Sweet =)

Truffs – The Chocolate Atelier

179A Telok Ayer Street

Singapore 068627

(65) 9088 2736

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 12pm – 7pm

Sat: 12pm – 4pm

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2010 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation 😉

  2. June 3, 2010 8:02 am

    Wow, I never know it takes so long to hand mould the truffles. It’s so called hard work to harvest a batch of truffles.

  3. June 3, 2010 3:26 pm

    hehehe

  4. June 3, 2010 9:20 pm

    i love the truffs packaging..

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    tq

  5. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    June 4, 2010 12:03 pm

    tigerfish: you’re welcome! if you decide to go there tell them you read my blog!
    wey: thanks for introducing me so I knew better than to reject the invite =) =)

  6. June 6, 2010 11:20 pm

    I will have to check this out some time…

  7. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    June 9, 2010 10:52 pm

    It’s worth it Shirley!

  8. June 15, 2010 9:49 am

    I am always on a lookout on the best cakes (chocolate cakes!) in Singapore. This is it?! 😀

  9. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    June 15, 2010 10:42 am

    Haha yes this might be it! It’s not cheap though – S$70 for 1kg. So for very special people on very special occassions!

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