Macarons are the new Cup Cakes! Also in Jeddah where several bakeries now are offering Macarons, but it takes skill and experience to make those. So when I searched about Macarons in Jeddah I stumbled upon a facebook page of “Pink Camel”. The owner, is a young lady who worked at Laduree for some time, has a small little shop between Sari St and Al Khayaal St.
You can find all the different varieties of Macarons on their website. I decided to order Peanut Butter & Jam, Nutella, Salted Caramel, Pistacchio and many more, a total of ten different flavours with two of each. I received a reply within a day to my email order and was told that I could pick them up at their shop the next day at 2pm as they make them fresh.
The next day came and I went to pick up my box of Macarons. The shop is still not quite finished, (which is why for now they only take online orders). So I had to knock on the shops door and I was greeted by Mme Mayada who is also the owner and the one who makes the macarons. My box was ready in their otherwise still empty glass display. The interior design is mainly in white colors and with classic or vintage style furniture.
When I got home and tried the first piece, it was super delicious. The crunchy and eggshell like outside cracked up nicely and the soft and moist filling just melted in my mouth. Light flavors of peanut butter and jam almost made me think that I had eaten a sandwich and not a macaron. It wont be the last time that I order from them.
Right now they only take orders through email since their shop is not yet open, but I was told that in a few weeks, just in time for Ramadan, they will open their shop. As for Ramadan, they will also have special flavors such as dates, apricot, cardamom etc.
I paid SR 160 for 20 macarons and they came nicely arranged in a small gift box. So even as a gift, they are perfect!Pink Camel,
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