Beccarino’s Patisserie has been a bakery that I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. Famous for their Dutch-Indonesian rissoles and assorted baked goods, the bakery has been in operation since 2005, with their North Bridge Road store being in operation since 2021.
Beccarino’s Patisserie is run by siblings Kazze and Kyro, who were taught to cook by their Indonesian father. In the early days of the business, they sold baked goods like muffins and cream puffs, and over the years, they expanded their menu to include other treats such as roll cakes and choux pastries.
Beccarino’s Patisserie has a cosy and inviting space for a quick afternoon tea break. With an extensive menu of baked goods available for purchase on the spot, I was spoilt for choice!
What I tried at Beccarino’s Patisserie
The first thing I tried at Beccarino’s Patisserie was their famous Dutch-Indonesian Rissoles. For the uninitiated, a rissole is a kind of crispy fried pastry containing savoury ingredients. Priced at S$3 each, I was treated to three flavours: Chicken, Chicken Mushroom w/ Mozzarella Cheese and Black Pepper Chicken.
Each rissole had been freshly fried upon order, resulting in them being incredibly crispy on the outside and piping hot on the inside.
The crisp exterior of each rissole was delightful, and I enjoyed how the pastry itself wasn’t too thick or doughy. The rissoles were also stuffed generously with their respective fillings.
The Chicken Rissole had a slightly sweet taste that reminded me of teriyaki. The pastry was filled fully with chunks of chicken meat and mixed vegetables, and wasn’t too salty. The Black Pepper Chicken Rissole, on the other hand, had a peppery kick. Its light spice made it all the more shiok to consume.
The Chicken Mushroom w/ Mozzarella Cheese Rissole was undoubtedly my favourite, as it was filled with creamy white sauce and stretchy mozzarella cheese. Each bite was an umami bomb, and cheese lovers definitely must try this.
Rissoles are hard to come by in Singapore, making Beccarino’s Patisserie’s worth all the hype.
Next, I tried Beccarino’s Patisserie’s assortment of Roll Cakes, which came in nine different flavours: Rose Lychee, Taro Yam, Matcha, Gula Melaka, Chocolate, Black Sesame, Coffee, Red Velvet and Passionfruit.
The Roll Cakes are priced at S$4 per slice, S$15 for a box of four, or S$15 per roll.
Of the flavours that I tried, each and every one of them absolutely blew me away. I think the most notable thing about Beccarino’s Patisserie’s roll cakes is how I was able to instantly identify each flavour from the moment I took a bite, due to how prominent and distinct each flavour was.
The Rose Lychee Roll Cake surprised me the most, as it was infused with a fruity and floral aroma. I could taste elements of the refreshing lychee and the rose, and the cake wasn’t saccharine. The Gula Melaka Roll Cake was similarly aromatic and incredibly fragrant, with a strong taste of coconut milk wafting throughout the entire roll.
The Black Sesame Roll Cake had a strong nutty taste, while the Matcha Roll Cake had an evident matcha flavour. While the matcha cream wasn’t super gao, it satisfied my matcha cravings. Of course, yam lovers cannot miss out on the Taro Yam Roll Cake, which was earthy and smooth.
Even the simplest flavour, the Chocolate Roll Cake, managed to impress me. It was rich with a strong cocoa profile, and tasted decadent. Kazze shared with me that the Coffee Roll Cake was her personal favourite, and I could see why. The aroma of the coffee was present in both the cake and the cream, and even a non-coffee drinker like myself fell in love with it.
S$4 per slice may seem steep, but after tasting them, I could definitely see why the price was justified. Despite their simple appearance, each roll was bursting with flavour, and I’d even consider them to be some of the best roll cakes I’ve ever had!
Next, I tried Beccarino’s Patisserie’s Veva Cakes, which is their version of a Dutch-Indonesian Surabaya Lapis. Unlike most other Surabaya Lapis cakes on the market, Beccarino’s Patisserie’s makes their Veva Cakes stand out through the pretty designs on the top of each cake. Kazze shared that this made each cake even more suitable for gifting.
The Veva Cakes came in three flavours: The Classic, Gula Melaka and Sunrise Orange. A small, 600g cake is priced at S$38, while a large, 1kg cake is priced at S$55.
Compared to the roll cakes, the Veva Cakes were denser and had a much firmer texture. Each flavour was fragrant and not too sweet or oily.
The Sunrise Orange Veva Cake stood out to me because of its light citrus undertones, which made it taste refreshing. The Gula Melaka Veva Cake had a pleasant coconut aroma, while the Classic Veva Cake was buttery and tasty.
Finally, I had Beccarino’s Patisserie’s assortment of Choux au Craquelin, sold in boxes of four for S$10 or boxes of six for S$15. The little pastries were available in eight flavours: Rose Lychee, Taro Yam, Black Sesame, Passionfruit, Gula Melaka, Chocolate, Coffee and Milk Cream.
The thing that instantly stood out to me about Beccarino’s Patisserie’s Choux au Craquelin was how incredibly crispy the choux puffs were. Each puff was airy with a satisfying, light crunch, and a fragrant cookie-like surface.
Compared to the Roll Cakes, the Choux au Craquelin didn’t have as strong of a taste, but were still incredibly delicious. The Black Sesame and Taro Yam flavours were on the lighter side, but still had a distinct and natural flavour. The Passionfruit Choux au Craquelin could have been a little stronger, in my opinion, as I couldn’t really taste the fruitiness.
Rose Lychee was definitely my favourite, as it was fruity and floral with a distinct flavour, just like its Roll Cake counterpart. The Coffee and Gula Melaka Choux au Craquelin did not disappoint either, with their prominent flavours.
I would honestly consider Beccarino’s Patisserie to be one of the best and most affordable bakeries I’ve visited in Singapore. With their incredibly wide range of desserts and flavours, as well as savoury options, Beccarino’s Patisserie is an underrated gem worthy of every bit of praise it receives. Trust me when I say that I will be back very soon for Kazze and Kyro’s bakes in the future!
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