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Good fresh french bread on East Coast

Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 3:01 pm

Hi,

Are there any decent bakeries around that will sell good fresh french bread?

I'm looking for this:

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I can handle everything on the inside, but we haven't been able to find a good fresh loaf of bread like that to stuff :(

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Postby v4jr4 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 3:06 pm

Did you try Cedele?
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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 3:44 pm

v4jr4 wrote:Did you try Cedele?


yeah, they don't seem to have anything quite the same... :( Their rustic baguette might work, but I'd like to hold out for the real deal.

http://www.cedeledepot.com/home/bread_specialty.asp

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Postby taxico » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 4:03 pm

that looks delicious, cut me a hunk!

my wife buys from bread project in joo chiat some times but be warned that she actually prefers a hot french loaf from (gasp) delifrance as they're easy to get.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 5:35 pm

Oh I didn't even think of Delifrance! Good call. I'll try both places though.

Hmm are there any delifrance locations closer than Singpost Center? Off to Google...

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Postby Barnsley » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 8:14 pm

If you can head up to Tampines 1 then Yamazaki do two types of baguette, both are very good.
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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 9:49 pm

Barnsley wrote:If you can head up to Tampines 1 then Yamazaki do two types of baguette, both are very good.


Thanks, I'll check it out if Delifrance and the place on Joo Chiat fail me.

Btw, that banh mi is from a place in Wheelock place called "Nam Nam Noodle Bar". It was quite the bargain at only S$5.90.

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 9:47 am

"Nam Nam Noodle Bar"? I thought it's only in Raffles City.
And I forgot 1 place: Pullman Bakery at Millenia Walk, near Subway.
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:01 am

zzm9980 wrote:banh mi


Oooh I love that! It is so cheap in Vietnam (less than a dollar) and is a pretty quintessential street food. Buying one from street vendors in various towns and just enjoy watching them preparing. And squatting along the streets, chomping on that banh mi while chatting with the vendors, sometimes they will offer a glass of hot tea.

And they have a thing for Laughing Cow cheese spread there! Always have that in excess whenever I had banh mi.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:08 am

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:banh mi


Oooh I love that! It is so cheap in Vietnam (less than a dollar) and is a pretty quintessential street food. Buying one from street vendors in various towns and just enjoy watching them preparing. And squatting along the streets, chomping on that banh mi while chatting with the vendors, sometimes they will offer a glass of hot tea.

And they have a thing for Laughing Cow cheese spread there! Always have that in excess whenever I had banh mi.

:D


My wife thinks Laughing Cow is the most amazing, wonderful, healthy food in the world. We must have five cartons of it in the fridge. :(

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:14 am

zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:banh mi


Oooh I love that! It is so cheap in Vietnam (less than a dollar) and is a pretty quintessential street food. Buying one from street vendors in various towns and just enjoy watching them preparing. And squatting along the streets, chomping on that banh mi while chatting with the vendors, sometimes they will offer a glass of hot tea.

And they have a thing for Laughing Cow cheese spread there! Always have that in excess whenever I had banh mi.

:D


My wife thinks Laughing Cow is the most amazing, wonderful, healthy food in the world. We must have five cartons of it in the fridge. :(


Then I'm not the only one who thinks that the Vietnamese really have a thing for Laughing Cow products.

To see them ferrying huge basketfuls of baguettes (covered with just a piece of cloth) on motorcycles everywhere and served so soft and warm, one must be surprised why it is so hard to get a good one here in Singapore.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 2:13 pm

the lynx wrote:To see them ferrying huge basketfuls of baguettes (covered with just a piece of cloth) on motorcycles everywhere and served so soft and warm, one must be surprised why it is so hard to get a good one here in Singapore.


I read (or maybe watched...) a pretty convincing piece that French baked good brought to Vietnam during colonial times now come out much better in Vietnam than even France, due to the climate being optimal for baking. The bread sure tastes good. But then I've never been to France, so I can't compare.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 2:13 pm

v4jr4 wrote:"Nam Nam Noodle Bar"? I thought it's only in Raffles City.
And I forgot 1 place: Pullman Bakery at Millenia Walk, near Subway.


This one looked fairly new. It's in Wheelock on level B2. Can't miss it, right next to the escalator.

And I have it on good authority only one person working there is genuinely Vietnamese :D

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Postby taxico » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 5:02 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:"Nam Nam Noodle Bar"?


This one looked fairly new. It's in Wheelock on level B2. Can't miss it, right next to the escalator.

And I have it on good authority only one person working there is genuinely Vietnamese :D


very new. the shops on that level were all boarded up about 2-3 weeks ago, and i saw the nam nam place early last week.

i'll pop in and give it a go later... i hope it's not Hang Dong that's working there... heh!

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Re: Good fresh french bread on East Coast

Postby rameehotels12 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 5:59 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Hi,

Are there any decent bakeries around that will sell good fresh french bread?

I'm looking for this:

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I can handle everything on the inside, but we haven't been able to find a good fresh loaf of bread like that to stuff :(


wow what an yemmy breakfast it is i too want it plz suggest where it will get ???


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