Ladurée opens at Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) Singapore

By 16 April, 2013Food, Sweet Treats

UPDATE AUGUST 2014: Laduree Singapore has set a rule of min 6 macarons for purchase. 

I remember the first time I tried Laduree Macarons, in Paris. I have been gobbling down macarons ever since I came back to Singapore after my honeymoon. Love at first taste! Okay, not the Liquorice one though – the salted caramel!

If you haven’t had time to visit the store, or you’re trying to skip the queue, here are some pics of what Ladurée Singapore offers.

Laduree's counter at Level 1 (just ouatside Chanel in Ngee Ann City) - On the first day, at around 4pm, the queue wasn't too bad - you could get into the shop within 7-10 minutes for L2's boutique and L1's queue seems to be about just as long (it snakes all around the escalator, just outside LV)

Laduree’s counter at Level 1 (just ouatside Chanel in Ngee Ann City) – On the first day, at around 4pm, the queue wasn’t too bad – you could get into the shop within 7-10 minutes for L2’s boutique and L1’s queue seems to be about just as long (it snakes all around the escalator, just outside LV)

Location

Ladurée, famed for their savory macarons, candles and many other stuff has finally opened their first store in Ngee Ann City (usually referred to as Takashimaya, which is actually the departmental store and not the entire shopping mall) and there’s actually two separate locations for you to purchase their delicious tea time snack. The counter is located on Level 1 just outside Chanel and Louis Vuitton – good for takeaways, and on Level 2 they have their boutique which carries the candles, books, bags, jams, and accessories on top of their macarons!

Laduree Boutique
391 Orchard Road, #02-09
Takashimaya Shopping Centre / Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6884 7361

Laduree Counter
391 Orchard Road, #01-24A
Takashimaya Shopping Centre / Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872

Prices of Laduree’s Macarons

Pricing wise, it’s $3.80 SGD for a piece (update August 2014: Laduree Singapore’s minimum order will be 6 pieces) , and they let you takeaway in paper bag or boxes. There is no discount even if you buy 70 pieces, nor do they restrict you to buying only 8, 12, 15 or 50 pieces (they have boxes that fix a standard number of macarons) but I guess they listed out the price for convenience of the shoppers as well.

For your reference:

  • Box of 8 Macarons: $30.40 SGD
  • Box of 12 Macarons: $45.60 SGD
  • Box of 15 Macarons: $57.00 SGD
  • Box of 24 Macarons: $91.20 SGD
  • Box of 32 Macarons: $121.60 SGD
  • Box of 40 Macarons: $152.00 SGD
  • Box of 50 Macarons: $190.00 SGD
  • Box of 60 Macarons: $228.00 SGD
  • Box of 70 Macarons: $266.00 SGD

Prices for the boxed sets differs from box to box; The round Cristal boxes hold a specific number of macarons and are (of course) pricier than the regular boxes:

  • Cristal Size 1, 15 Macarons – $66.00 SGD
  • Cristal Size 2, 20 Macarons – $84.00 SGD
  • Cristal Size 3, 25 Macarons – $105.00 SGD

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And for the prestige boxes, they come in various sizes:

    • Size 1, 24 Macarons – $102 SGD
    • Size 2, 30 Macarons – $126 SGD
    • Size 3, 34 Macarons – $142 SGD
    • Size 4, 54 Macarons – $228 SGD

    • Size 5, 40 Macarons – $172 SGD
    • Size 6, 55 Macarons – $236 SGD

  • Prestige Pink Square, 24 Macarons – $102 SGD
  • Bonaparte, 18 Macarons – $90 SGD

These are just some of the various different box sets they have – they also come in a special Singapore box!

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Flavors available at the moment

Currently, there are 3 seasonal flavors and flavors may vary depending on stock availability.

You should try to consume them within three – four days, and they should be kept in the lower part of your refrigerator. (meaning, not the freezer!)

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Flavors I’ll recommend – Rose (tastes like bandung), Marie Antoinette (if you like earl grey and turquoise – looks blue in the pic but the macaron came out turquoise, haha), SALTED CARAMEL (heavenly), Lemon (if you need a perk me up) and I guess if you’re a chocolate fan you’ll snap up all 5 of their chocolate creations! I’m super curious about Yuzu Chocolate, and the special chocolate macaron which was covered in gold flakes, but didn’t get any as I’m not a huge chocolate fan.

The Laduree Boutique on Level 2 of Ngee Ann City

Rather okay queue outside Laduree, about 7-10 mins wait.

Rather okay queue outside Laduree, about 7-10 mins wait.

Once you enter the shop, on your right there'll be rows and rows of inedible items for purchase! XD

Once you enter the shop, on your right there’ll be rows and rows of inedible items for purchase! XD

On the left side, the macarons!

On the left side, the macarons!

Pretty pastel colored candles!

Pretty pastel colored candles! I believe they;re $90 SGD?

Laduree Room Sprays, $98 SGD

Laduree Room Sprays, $98 SGD

Terribly cute keychains!! In 6 different colors, each one $78 SGD.  P.S. - It's 27 euros in Paris.

Terribly cute keychains!! In 6 different colors, each one $78 SGD.
P.S. – It’s 35 euros in Paris. (Updated, thanks to reader Andrea for sharing!)

The other 3 colors!

The other 3 colors!

You know you need a close up. I love this color combi!

You know you need a close up. I love this color combi!

Paper cut out. How dainty!

Paper cut out. How dainty!

Laduree Delights at $22 SGD, Preserves at $27 SGD.

Laduree Delights at $22 SGD, Preserves at $27 SGD.

Macaron Tower!

Macarons on a cone!

Laduree Tote bags!

Laduree Tote bags!

Recipes & Cookbooks!

Recipes & Cookbooks!

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Good customer service (at least that's what I experienced!) You will get a ticket after placing your order and your bag will have the receipt placed at the cashier - the cashier will match the ticket to the receipt and ring up your purchases!  I made a second order after I've been given the ticket and they very gladly retrieved the bag from the counter to add on more stuff to my order XD

Good customer service (at least that’s what I experienced!) You will get a ticket after placing your order and your bag will have the receipt placed at the cashier – the cashier will match the ticket to the receipt and ring up your purchases!
I made a second order after I’ve been given the ticket and they very gladly retrieved the bag from the counter to add on more stuff to my order XD

My pretty pink box for 12 macarons!

My pretty pink box for 12 macarons!

Here's what I took away -  Salted caramel, Chocolate, Marie Antoinette (earl grey), Rose, & Orange Blossom!

Here’s what I took away –
Salted caramel, Chocolate, Marie Antoinette (earl grey), Rose, & Orange Blossom!

Shared the macarons with my friends who were at work during the afternoon - and they all loved the Rosé! My husband tried the salted caramel and said it tastes like the one in Paris XD

Shared the macarons with my friends who were at work in the afternoon – and they all loved the rose! My husband tried the salted caramel and said it tastes like the one in Paris XD

They may be expensive, but I know I’ll be back for more and I definitely won’t stop at just 2 if I have to queue for 10 minutes! : p
I’ll die fat but happy, I tell you. *chews on macarons as I type this*

Take note:
As herworld has reported, Laduree L2 will be closed on the 16th and 17th for a private event, so you can only purchase your macarons from L1’s counter.

And oh yes. How does one pronounce “macaron”?
Me no expert, but In English, “meh-kah-ron”. In French, “Meh-kah-horn“, I believe! (I’m just spelling it as I would pronounce it hahaha). Enjoy your spoils and hopefully the queue isn’t too long all the time! ; )

P.S – Was not paid to review this – I queued and purchased my own macarons out of love for the sweet delights XD

Join the discussion 21 Comments

  • I really think Laduree Macaron’s appeals more to the girls than guys… I won’t pay that kind of price :D

    • ling says:

      Confirm! When you’re overseas, you see throngs of bored guys being dragged to queue for macarons with their girlfriends hahaha. I just had the salted caramel… oh my god so good. : x

  • WC says:

    Macaron in French is pronounced as “Mah-Kah-Rhong” with nasal sound for the “rhong”.

    • ling says:

      I’ve always thought that they don’t pronounce the R! > < I was toying with how to pronounce it and I was like.. Ma Kah HONK hahahaa

  • Gil says:

    Love ur review,very detailed and easy to read :)

  • Coolidge says:

    MEH ka ron really? Never heard of anyone pronouncing that way, thought it was MAH kah rohng or something, why MEH? Also that is not macaron on a cone, its a croquembouche. Also known as a macaron tower.

  • sophie says:

    @Ling…loved you review! You’re passionate about food!
    You seem to be loving this sweets so you should definitely try the ones sold in the charming Hediard’s Boutique or have you??….nothing to compare to Laduree I think…..they’re tastier, lighter (no butter except for the salty caramel one – also the reason why they will keep longer in your fridge unlike the macarons sold in Laduree) and last but not least they’re less expensive.

    • ling says:

      I haven’t! I’ve only tried Pierre Hermes from Paris as my friend bought some back for me and I was sooooo happy with them macarons!
      In order of preference, PH, Laduree, Antoinette (singapore)! hehe.

      I’ll definitely go try Hediard’s someday! It’s in Tanglin Tudor Court, right?

  • Andie says:

    Keychain is 35 euro

  • Jackson says:

    I am dragged to buy @ Paris…….. But after I tried, I drag my wife and went to queue for more!

  • SarahG says:

    I felt Disgusted by Ladurée macaron service in Singapore boutique at Ngee Ann City. I was introducing how good their macarons taste, to my cousin and she wants to purchase 2 macaron of different flavors just to give it a try. As we were all ready to order, Ladurée staff told me that the min. order is 6. What kind of logic is that. I don’t need 6, just 2 to try. Why does Laduree have to set such requirements, for your customers who just want to get a taste of Ladurée Macaron. That only tells me that the business is not doing well, that there is a min order instead of Max order. I closed my door on Ladurée Macaron. As I will await for Pierre Hermé. When your sales volume figure is not high enough, don’t take it out on your customers.

    • ling says:

      I just headed over to purchase some too, and indeed, the min purchasing amount is 6 pieces! I’m so sorry and I have no idea that there were these rules – I’ve updated my blogpost to reflect that. It’s unfortunate that I do not have the contact for Laduree to give feedback to.

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