proofer boulangerie & patisserie review

After office work hours, bakery shops usually have discounts. proofer‘s discount goes at 4 for $5.

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Triple flavoured bread – S$1.80

The bakery and the bread all share something in terms of aesthetics – they look pretty good.

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Dou Sha (Red bean), sweet potato and yam. Buns are fluffy, but other than aesthetically looking great, these don’t taste too much different from your neighbourhood bakery’s pack of loaves.

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Cranberry Crumble – S$1.50

In my opinion the prettiest looking bread I bought.

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Bun was again fluffy. There is no fillings, which is a disappointment. The cranberry flavours didn’t really come through. Both texture and taste actually reminded me of Chinese Bao or mantou.

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Curry Naan – S$1.80

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Calling it a naan is probably a misnomer, since it is nothing like naan. Bread is again fluffy, and not even flat. The curry flavour is there, but again there pretty much isn’t any fillings and is more like a curry spread than a curry filling with a few bits of potato. Curry is non-spicy, and sweet in profile. Comparing to your neighbourhood bakery’s curry bun, this certainly looks better, but the lack of a filling is disappointing.

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BBQ Chicken – S$1.80

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Out of everything, this one tasted the most balanced. Despite having little fillings (that seems like the theme here…) the BBQ chicken is able to spread across each bite.

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Portugese Egg Tart – S$1.30

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Somewhat unfair to review this since egg tarts don’t stay fresh as long as breads. Custard filling had a rather solid texture, unlike a creamier texture that I was expecting.

Rating for proofer boulangerie & patisserie:

I rate food based on how far I am willing to travel, as well as whether I think the price I paid for it justifies it. You can read more about why here.

Travel-meter:

lie down Just gonna lie down and chill. Other than looking good, there’s really nothing much else to talk about the bread.

Worth-it-meter:

2 out of 5 At the usual price, the bread is really quite expensive for both the quantity and quality. No doubt that the food looks great, but it has to mean something more when it is actually put into the mouth.

But I’m just a fat boi… What do other people think?

SpringTomorrow seems disappointed in their bread, though she really liked their pizzas.

Burrple reviews are kind and less direct than me in saying that proofer’s breads are not substantial in filling and taste.

Proofer had several mentions in other articles discussing Dirty Bread, but in general it seems that people liked their pizzas more than their bread.

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