Must tries: Champagne macaron, lemon meringue tart
Rochester Mall in the One-North vicinity is the new F&B hotspot. Obolo, a local dessert start-up, has opened Obolo Galéria, its new bakery-café at the mall.
First established in 2004 by chef-owners and couple Mac Woo and June Lee as an online pâtisserie, Obolo has since gained a loyal following for its macarons ($2.35 each) – try the champagne marcaon with golden dust on top – smooth, light, not overly sweet and with a subtle touch of alcohol. In addition to Obolo’s signature cakes and pastries, Obolo Galéria serves up a breakfast and brunch menu, and other savouries such as fresh salads, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas, with varied success.
The rather ordinary cajun chicken sandwich ($7.50) is messy to eat and tastes much better warmer, while their Thai green curry and chicken pizza ($16.50) leaves a wanting impression – it could do better with a stronger curry flavour.
Try the cakes instead: The salted caramel cheesecake and beautifully purple Le Cassis are good starting points. The light and fluffy texture lemon meringue tart ($6.50) with the right touch of zest is one of our favourties.