How do you pronounce ‘crepe’? Is it ‘crepe’ or ‘crepe’? Regardless of how it’s pronounced, don’t you agree that ultimately, the taste and texture of the crepe precedes all other factors? French Fold, a newly-opened cafe at Telok Ayer, serves authentic French crepes and galettes. Its French-styled decor certainly helped amp up the dining experience as well. 

What’s a Galette?

You’re probably more familiar with crepes. But what’s the definition of a ‘galette’? It’s basically the French’s take on pizza. Originated from the region of Brittany, France, it is known as a savoury pancake. According to The Culture Trip, they’re really particular about the distinction between two terms. Galette and crepes should never be used interchangeably as crepes are generally made with wheat flour and served with a sweet filling while galettes are made with buckwheat flour.

French fold menu no.9 galette - reblonchon cheese, organic Bayonne ham, baby potatoes, pancetta and white wine pickled onions

An array of options but only 2 stomachs (not that I have 2 stomachs. There were just two of us there). We settled No.09 (S$19), a savoury dish that features reblonchon cheese, organic Bayonne ham, baby potatoes, pancetta and white wine pickled onions for a counterbalance to the savoury elements. The reblonchon gave the galette a melty, soft texture which juxtaposed against the crispy galette skin. With the savoury aspect covered by the fried pancetta, I felt that while the Bayonne added a luxurious finish to the dish, it wasn’t exactly necessary to the dish. 

French Crepes

French fold review of French crepe no. 18 - Manuka honey, roasted buckwheat seeds, hojicha sea salt ice cream

To balance out the savoury galette, we opted for No. 18 (S$10) which features an artisanal Manuka honey, roasted buckwheat seeds, hojicha sea salt ice cream. Everything about this concoction was perfect. The glorious harmony of flavours, the sweet honey against the slightly salted roasted tea, along with the slight crunch from the buckwheat seeds, rendered a soothing, out of body experience. One minute you’re at Telok Ayer, the next you’re standing on 

Truly, ‘Je n’ai jamais vu deux jolis meilleuers amis…’

Tiong Hoe Speciality Coffee

French fold coffee in Telok ayer, Tiong hoe specialty coffee hot latte with layered heart latte art

French Fold sources coffee from Tiong Hoe Speciality Coffee. Its Hot Latte (S$6) had a nutty, and chocolatey touch, with a prominent bitter note for its finishing. 

On hindsight, I should’ve tried their tea & infusion from Kusmi Tea, a French tea house. But oh well, I guess there’s more to look forward to for the next visit.

Verdict:

There aren’t a lot of crepe places I could compare this with. But was this a memorable experience? Yes. 

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Location: 204 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068640
Tel: +65 6970 7627
Opening hours: 8am- 10:30pm

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