Delighting You Always!

By now you should know me as the gourmandizer where glutton is my middle name. So a simple chirashizushi was definitely not satiating enough. There will always be more room for something else and since my new found eating passion is desserts (Valerie’s temptation), I dutifully proceeded to Goodwood Park Hotel with the intention to savour their famous monster-sized Mao Shan Power Puff in the much lauded Durian Fiesta, a limited edition event from 1st March to 21st July 2013.

Durian is known locally as the King of Fruits, and some coveted varieties are the D24 and Mao Shan Wang durians. Unfortunately when I was there at the deli, my fickle mind and unfaithful eyes roved over to the other goodies. But to remain true to my journey in the first place, I did honour the durian and ordered two mini puffs. To view the Mao Shan Power Puff, please click here to visit Derek’s blog.

Can you blame my infidelity to the durian puffs after laying my eyes on these?

Can you blame my infidelity to the durian puffs after laying my eyes on these babies?

Click on photos for larger view.

Now take a look at what the durian fare had to offer, it paled in comparison don’t they? I have to admit I’m not a durian fan so my opinion may be biased. Durians do not particularly excite my taste buds. However, I have not eaten durian for about 15 years so why not indulge in this promotion that would be coming to an end soon. Besides, I have never tasted Mao Shan Wang durians so they were a treat – rich and creamy, I must confess. I don’t know if it’s true but I’ve heard that durians have enzyme(s) that may trigger heart attack for those whith heart disease conditions so do consult your general practitioner or physician before munching.

Durian Crepes. Wow! I certainly can imagine the amount of yummy gooeyness inside.

Durian Crepes. Wow! I certainly can imagine the amount of yummy gooeyness inside.

The mini durian puffs looks sinfully rich. I wonder if I can take the "smell" to some of course is heavenly aroma.

The mini durian puffs looks sinfully rich. I wonder if I can take the “smell” to some of course is heavenly aroma. I must admit I’m not a durian lover and I think I’ve got my fix for the next 15 years, lol…

We came to Goodwood Park Hotel's Deli originally for the Power Puff but in the end, I ordered the mini puffs and St, Honore

We came to Goodwood Park Hotel’s Deli originally for the Power Puff.
In the end, I ordered the mini Durian Puffs which comes in a set of 2 and my fav St. Honoré cake – It has never failed to delight me!

Did you know that Saint Honoré or Honoratus (d. 600 AD), bishop of Amiens, is the Patron Saint of French baker and pastry chefs?

Did you know that Saint Honoré, bishop of Amiens, is the French Patron Saint of bakers and pastry chefs?

The St. Honoré cake is named for the French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré or Honoratus (d. 600 AD), bishop of Amiens.

This classic French dessert is a circle of puff pastry at its base with a ring of pâte à choux piped on the outer edge. After the base is baked small cream puffs are dipped in caramelized sugar and attached side by side on top of the circle of the pâte à choux. This base is traditionally filled with crème chiboust and finished with whipped cream using a special St. Honoré piping tip. – info: Wikipedia

Upheaveled and sleepy after lunch. What's the remedy?

Upheaveled and sleepy after lunch. What’s the remedy?

Is this a good idea?

Is this a good idea?

Don't leave here without it ;-)

Don’t leave here without it 😉

Photo credit: Goodwood Park Hotel website.

The Deli.
Photo credit: Goodwood Park Hotel.
Click on photo to be directed to the website.

Goodwood Park Hotel Deli
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm daily
Tel: 6730 1786 (Deli).

Address: 22 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228221.
Tel: 6737 7411 (Hotel)

This post is dedicated to ALL my celebrating friends in America and Americans currently outside USA who can’t be home to celebrate.

Happy 4th of July 2013!

Happy holidays 🙂

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Comments
11 Responses to “Delighting You Always!”
  1. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com says:

    Superb post.The pastry are tempting .Cheers.jalal

  2. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Sam, you could get a gig as a food photographer. Your shots are terrific. Did I ask you what camera you use?

    • Sam Han says:

      I think you did once. I use a Canon DSLR – a farewell hand-me-down gift from my younger daughter. I think you may have missed my post recently “Igniting A Passion” Thank you for the motivating comment and Happy 4th of July Janet! 😀

  3. Sheryl says:

    The St. Honoré cake is presented so beautifully. I love cream puffs and this looks really delicious.

    • Sam Han says:

      I wish I could share some with you, Sheryl. They aren’t as sweet as they look but the chocolate mousse/cream is so intense and velvety smooth. Of all the cakes and pastries, I now know why this was named in honour of the patron saint 😀

  4. daniellajoe says:

    this absolutely decadent, and delicious and etc, lol…..Happy 4th of july to you too!!!

  5. Sofia says:

    Durian puffs?!? Amazing! Everything looks so delicious.

  6. Beautifully presented! Really looks like you had a great time! Warm wishes, simple cherishes

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