After attending Keropokman's church wedding in Bukit Timah, TheHungryCow and I walked down Dunearn Road to check out ToTT. We found this gourmet
Their tagline is "Why Cook When You Can Create?" because they aim to make cooking easier with good ingredients, some of which simply just need a bit of assembly (e.g. ready-to-eat pastry cups/shells). There are staples like pasta, rice, oils, coffee, tea, breads, dairy products, preserves and condiments, as well as items like wines, premium meats, seafood, cold cuts and baking goods.
This one really caught our eye! Joselito Gran Reserva! At S$35/100g, it's cheaper here than anywhere else (usually over S$40/100g), because Euraco is the key distributor in Singapore.
Plantin - dried mushrooms and truffle oil. This is the brand of white truffle oil that I saw Chef Sho Naganuma using. But they only have the black truffle oil here, not the white one that I had been hoping to find.
They do have white truffle oil in another brand, and apparently this one is much better than Plantin's. But there were no samples, so I had no basis for comparison.
Mediterranean sea urchin, anyone?
Foie Gras, Smoked Duck Breast and Frozen Scallops. They also stock Manoucher frozen artisan bread from Canada.
Meltique Beef! The kind that's been larded or injected with oils for extra marbling. Never tried this before. Wonder what it's like...
By the way, Toque can prepare meats for you (e.g. roast) at no extra cost. Just let them know your order at least a day ahead.
Rillettes de Canard and Specialty Mustards (I'm eyeing the one with Provencal herbs!).
Professional grade Elle & Vire baking ingredients. I wish cream wasn't so expensive in Singapore. But then maybe that's a good thing for my waistline.
Some very premium Tahitian vanilla...
...and Valrhona chocolate for all you chocolate fiends! For baking and eating.
HungryCow and I both bought the truffle sea salt (S$19.90). We could not resist after sampling some. The aroma is very strong, so just a tiny pinch will do. I do like the coarse flakes.
So far, I've tried it with aglio olio pasta, on baked breads, and my rendition of Sho Naganuma's chawan mushi (the truffle salt neatly replacing both the white soy and truffle oil). Mmmh, it was very good. My kids who won't normally eat steamed egg, totally devoured this. Hurray! Oh man, I hope this does not mean they will only eat gourmet stuff!
TOQUE (Facebook Page)
896 Dunearn Road, Sime Darby Centre
Tel: +65 6466-2722
Open daily 10.30am to 9.00 pm