Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lion City Singaporean Pineapple Tarts

We bought these pineapple tarts from one of our favourite restaurants, Lion City, they were quite tasty. Lion City is a Singaporean restaurant. The little bit that sticks out, which is supposed to be the stem of the pineapple, is a dried clove. These are quite popular in Singapore, and often sold for Chinese New Year, but are also available year round in most bakeries. The pastries take different shapes; these ones look to me like they are supposed to be pineapples. Deliciously artistic!

The inside of the pastry is filled with a pineapple jam, which is made by slowly reducing and caramelizing grated fresh pineapple mixed with sugar and spices (cinnamon, star anise and/or cloves, even pandan). Very good tasting.

1 comment:

Noah said...

When I was in Singapore in 2008, we found not only the pineapple treat, but also guava and mango ones! All terrific!