Francais, founded in 1957 in Shibuya, Japan, heralds from a family of Japanese confectionery superstars with sister brands such as Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory and LeTAO. There are 44 outlets in Japan, including their newest flagship store in Omotesando, which opened in 2018. The first ever overseas location for Francais has opened at Paragon.
At Francais, they pay homage to the origin of Mille-Feuilles with the use of timeless pastry staple blends of premium fruits, berries, nuts and custard cream sold in sleek and whimsically artsy packaging. It is a perfect representation of heritage Western confectioneries blended with Japanese flair and finesse.
Apart from their popular Mille-Feuilles, their other star product of great renown is The Original and handmade Nama Cheese Lemon Cake made with famed Japanese Setouchi lemons, fluffy mascarpone cheesy and delectably delicious Arla Buko cream cheese from Denmark.
Over the course of a consecutive 31 years, Francais has won numerous awards from Belgium’s acclaimed “Monde Selection” contest, such as firmly placing Francais in the pantheon of master pastry makers in the world.
Diners can look forward to a slice of Japan in the Central Business District area as Japanese premium gourmet space, Gochi has opened its doors to the public.
Located at the bustling Capital Square on 23 Church Street, Gochi houses six different Japanese food concepts, ranging from Japanese heritage food brands to modern day treats.
Diners can enjoy a wide range of delectable Japanese cuisine at the new venue, with four new-to-market Japanese brands making their local debut, namely conveyor-belt sushi chain Chojiro, Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant Pronto, unagi specialty restaurant Unaemon and frozen fruit bar Paletas.
The well-loved leading luxury Japanese confectionery and chocolatier, Morozoff, which has three other outlets in Singapore (Plaza Singapura, Westgate and Jewel Changi Airport), has also set up shop at Gochi, selling its range of fine chocolates, best-selling cookies and cream cheesecakes. Hokkaido’s No. 1 soup curry eatery, Suage, which has two restaurants located at Capitol Piazza and Jewel Changi Airport, has an express counter at Gochi to cater to the busy CBD lunch crowds.
Visit YOKU MOKU's new ION Orchard boutique for some of their renowned & delectable cookies! They have just made the move into their new home from Level 3 to Basement 4 of the mall. Unlike any of their previous boutiques; this new boutique comes with a private buying room for customers who prefer a more exclusive experience while buying YOKU MOKU cookies.
There is a small town in Sweden called JOKKMOKK, located north of the Arctic Circle on the shore of a lake surrounded by forests. This quaint town inspired YOKU MOKU's founder, Noriichi Fujinawa to create the YOKU MOKU brand in Tokyo over 40 years ago, as he admired the town’s delicious home-made confectionery, cookies and simple way of life.
Made with the finest butter, flour, and other ingredients, YOKU MOKU cookies are crafted to deliver fine taste and melt-in-your-mouth experiences.
At YOKU MOKU, they believe in creating luxury confectionery and cookies that are driven by sincerity and care. All their products are made in Japan and contain no preservatives.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Morozoff is one of Japan’s leading luxury confectionery makers, starting from a chocolate shop in Kobe in 1931. And it is making its comeback to our sunny island after 14 years, with the opening of a stand-alone boutique at Plaza Singapura.
The brand had been previously available in Singapore from 1984 at the Japanese department store Daimaru at Liang Court. After Daimaru closed in 2003, Morozoff left the market as well.
The chocolatier has more than 1000 shops and 33 cafes in Japan and is also available in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. The Singapore store is its 19th overseas outlet and will sell 90 per cent of Morozoff’s full range of products including chocolates, cookies and packaged baked goods such as madeleines.
(Image below: Morozoff's president, Mr Shinji Yamaguchi at the Plaza Singapura boutique)
The Maple Mania's signature Maple Butter Cookies are ranked as The #1 Best Selling product in Tokyo Station of Japan (most notably known as the terminal station for several shinkansen bullet train lines) for 3 consecutive years in 2015, 2016, 2017, breaking numerous records in the annual Tokyo Station Popular Souvenir Ranking leaderboard.
With the soft-opening of their Singapore flagship store at ION Orchard on 3rd November; you can get your hands on these award-winning bakes without going to Tokyo.
Established in 2013 in the historic and iconic Tokyo Station æ±äº¬é§ (Gransta section) in Marunouchi district, Japan, The Maple Mania story is one of growing up in America’s Golden Age, the culture and arts booming with music and film, it was a bright, vibrant, dream-filled era. Their hero is a boy who loves mischief and maple sweets, and keeps a bottle of maple syrup with him, just like the grown-ups who keep flasks of whiskey in their coat pockets. When no one was looking, he’d snatch the maple syrup from the cupboard, stash it in his pockets and sneak licks while walking the dog or climbing trees in the backyard.
Each sweet item offered by The Maple Mania contains that sense of play, adventure, mischief and nostalgia.
They take pride in their attention to the ingredients used in their range of products. Their signature ingredient is their Pure Maple Syrup, which is directly sourced from Quebec, Canada.
Founded 160 years ago, Hédiard has been specializing in the art of surprising all gift recipients since and assisting thoughtful givers. Hédiard invites you to a new gourmet gifts retail experience at “LE KIOSQUE” located at Scotts Square!
Soak up a Parisian ambience while shopping among the tempting merchandise. At LE KIOSQUE, the discerning shopper can make selections in person for all sorts of made-to-order gifts, from the smaller stocking-filler item to an overflowing hamper. Guided by knowledgeable staff, you can shop confidently from tried and trusted Hédiard good items, perhaps daring to branch out into hitherto unknown flavours and products.
The art of presentation is not overlooked:
Hédiard’s signature shades of red and black set off every gift, in the form of immaculately put-together boxes secured with perfectly-tied bows. With convenient daily opening hours of 11.00am to 9.30 pm, LE KIOSQUE is set to be the go-to destination for seasonal and year-round French fare. But whether ordering online or in person at the store, customers benefit from same-day delivery throughout Singapore. The pleasure of the Hédiard experience is not just for Christmas; rather, these sumptuous gourmet delights presented in all their splendour, à-la-Française, create a memorable impression to last the whole year long!