Hazukido Singapore croissants at home

As if Singapore doesn’t already have an surplus of croissants and baked goods, we’ll be seeing the launch of a new cafe in Orchard this month.

Hazukido bakery, known for its Japanese-style croissants, opens its first outlet in Takashimaya on 6 July 2024.

Despite its Japanese-inspired offerings and logo, the brand started shop in Taiwan before expanding internationally. In addition to its latest outpost in Singapore, Hazukido has already graced countries such as Hong Kong, Canada and Malaysia.

Our honest review of Hazukido

Box of 6 croissants from Hazukido

Paying this much for a takeaway croissant did make us hesitant, but the unique flavours won us over anyway.

We ended up trying nine flavours.

Taro & Pudding croissant review from Hazukido Takashimaya
Taro & Pudding ($6.5)

Of which, the best sweet croissant had to be the Taro & Pudding ($6.5). This had us begging for more. The taro was earthy enough, but not too thick and cloying. Meanwhile, the pudding gave it a nice richness. It had just the right balance of sweetness and earthiness. This was my personal favourite.

Premium Durian Custard croissant review from Hazukido Singapore
Premium Durian Croissant ($7.8)

The flavours of the Premium Durian Croissant ($7.8) was also so on point and so potent. I could smell the durian aroma from 2 meters away when my colleague was cutting into it.

Meanwhile, the crown for savoury croissants would go to the Salted Egg Yolk ($6.9). This tastes just like a liu sha bao — a Chinese salted egg steamed bun.

Queen Crab Truffle Cream croissant review from Hazukido Singapore
Queen Crab Truffle Cream

We’ve had our fill of savoury-fillings croissants. Maybe it was the higher price, but the Queen Crab Truffle Cream ($7.8) did taste a little more premium. Even though the crab stick looked like it was from a packet, it did taste brinier than usual. Perhaps they prepped it beforehand to enhance its flavours. The extra brine also accentuated the light aroma of truffle.

The issue with some of Hazukido’s croissants — or rather, any croissant with a filling — is that they tend to get soggy quick. We found the croissants start getting soggy two hours after we purchased them. Because they were cream-filled, it wouldn’t make sense for us to reheat them in a toaster oven.

Hence, we don’t recommend keeping them out for too long. Eat them immediately!

Out of the nine that we bought, the only ones that we tried reheating were the Hazelnut Chocolate ($7.5), Lava Cheese ($5.9), Golden Cheese ($6.5) and Seaweed ($4.8).

No complains about all four. Personally, we love the Hazelnut Chocolate and Golden Cheese.But, if you’re on a budget and you only want to try the “quirky” flavours, you can give them a miss.

Our verdict

So, what do we think of Hazukido?

Hazukido’s overseas outlets have always been highly rated. They have tons of good reviews online. Unfortunately, we haven’t tried them before, so we can’t give a fair comparison with the Singapore outpost. But, just by judging Hazukido Singapore alone, we think it’s a great spot if you’re looking for interesting croissant flavours.

Not only do they rotate the line-up, we heard that they will be launching a Singapore-exclusive Laksa flavour soon.

What’s the hype about?

How to find Hazukido Singapore in Ngee Ann City?
Located right outside the Orchard MRT exit towards Ngee Ann City

Hazukido is famous for a good reason.

Every pastry is baked with the finest ingredients. According to their website, they use Elle & Vire butter, a top natural butter brand in Europe, Centenary Flour, a time-honoured Japanese flour brand, and ISO eggs.

Location: 391 Orchard Road, #B1-29, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: 10am-9:30pm

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