MUST TRIES: Curry bun, pear danish
Pullman Bakery’s Hokkaido curry bread is seen as the holy grail of curry buns by its fans who have tasted it when the bakery participated in various Hokkaido fairs at Isetan. When we heard that the Japanese bakery had opened its first outlet in Singapore at Millennia Walk we had to check it out.
As expected, the bakery was doing brisk business the day we visited. There was a wide variety of buns, pastries and sandwiches available. It was hard to make a choice but we finally settled for its signature Hokkaido curry bread ($2.50), pear danish ($2), Hokkaido chocolate bread ($2.10)and banana bread ($1.80).
The deep fried curry bread didn’t disappoint. The bread was deliciously crispy on the outside yet soft and chewy on the inside. The curry filling was savoury and slightly sweet. It had a paste-like consistency and was dotted with chunky potato pieces. Very tasty! Best eaten warm.
We also loved the pear Danish. It looked gorgeous and tasted divine. Some pastries can be tooth-achingly sweet but this had just the right amount of sweetness. The delicate slices of the pear were cooked perfectly–they were soft and juicy while the pastry was crisp and flaky. There was also a filling of smooth custard. It was a winning combination.
The banana bread and Hokkaido chocolate bread were both enjoyable but not outstanding. We wished the chocolate bread had a stronger chocolate flavour. The banana bread was filled with custard interspersed with nice chunks of the fruit but wasn’t memorable otherwise.
We hear that the Hokkaido scallop gratin bread is another bestseller but unfortunately it wasn’t available when we were there. If you are a curry bun lover, we recommend you make a trip to Millennia Walk soon.
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-97/98 Millenia Walk
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am-9.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH: 8.30am-9.30pm