25 Oct '13, 10am

We went through a blind taste test, pitting baguettes from 12 European-style bakeries around town against each...

We went through a blind taste test, pitting baguettes from 12 European-style bakeries around town against each...

Nick Vina French Baguette, $5 ★☆☆☆☆ This Tras Street wand is a little too much of everything – salty, dry and tough with a sour aftertaste. Texture-wise, it’s everything chef Nick Chua’s Granny Sticks (a softer bread designed for the elderly) isn’t – chewing it was like wrestling cardboard in the mouth. Not remotely worth it for $5. #01-54/55 Icon Village, 12 Gopeng St (6224 7848, www.nickvina.com). Mon-Fri 7.30am-8pm, Sat 8am-3pm. Sophie Half Baguette, $1.70 ★☆☆☆☆ A welcomed addition to the scene earlier this year, Sophie’s half baguette from its Telok Ayer branch – baked daily according to its staff – severely disappoints with what can only be kindly described as ‘stale’. Dense, tough and rubbery on the inside, it finished sticky and was hard on the chew. Three outlets, including 167/169 Telok Ayer St (6224 6243, www.sophiebakery.com). Mon-Fri 7.30am-8pm, Sat & Sun 7.30a...

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