177) Do.Main Bakery: Classy & Elegant French Cafe At Tanjong Katong
Residing along Tanjong Katong Road and an occupant of colonial shophouses is Do.Main Bakery, a classy and elegant French Cafe. It was through a food tasting invitation by Open Rice (SG) that brought me there! Wordplay and paying tribute to main elements of baking, thus the name Do.Main (Do = Dough & Main = hands in French).
The main man behind Do.Main is Chef Freddo, a French pastry chef who apprenticed at Lenôtre Paris and spent several years teaching in Le cordon Bleu Paris and At Sunrice, Singapore.
Despite his busyness with his craft, Chef Freddo took some time off to welcome and toured us around his sacred haven, his kitchen.
This French Cafe is committed towards serving quality and artisanal handmade dough products through authentic French baking methods. Door opens at 8am daily (except for Mondays) serving breakfast, high tea, lunch and dinner.
This was my virgin experience in appreciating this genre of French food. It seemed that bread for French is liken to rice for Asians as every dish that we tried had bread to go with.
Before the mains, we were served with “Four Seasons” salad platter.
Here were the dishes:
Charcuterie Platter ( duck and pistachio pate, pork rillette and kurobuta ham) with Sourdough bread.
Cut. Stack. Eat. That’s how I did it.
Tartiflette “Reblochon” with bacon and potato. This was my favourite dish as it was more familiar to my palate.
Cassolette oven baked escargots with homemade garlic herb butter.
Broken Eggs (Sour cream and Ham/Tomato).
All due respect, but this reminded me of consuming kaya bread toast with eggs!
Dessert Platter – Lemon Tart, Paris- Brest & Royal Chocolate Tart (Gluten-free).
The lemon zest flavour was well-balanced and refreshing, while the Paris Brest was meticulously shaped this way for easy handling. Not forgetting the gao and smooth Royal Chocolate complementing the fluffy gluten-free base.
Dark Plum Tart.
Once again, Thank You Open Rice for this awesome gathering with a few other foodie/bloggers! Good food and good company to end off my day!
226 Tanjong Katong Road s437015
Tue to Thu: 0800 – 2130
Fri to Sun: 0800 – 2230
Closed on Mon