Sweets!

Sweets!

Because there’s always room for desserts.
Siming T
Siming T

This seductive Grandma’s Carrot Cake just sat on the cake stand right in front of the restaurant’s entrance. One might have wondered if the S$18.00 dessert was worth the damage, and I sure thought it did!

The portion was impressively big, bigger than a floppy disk box (does anyone even know what this is by the way?). It was what it was, with “Grandma’s” homemade deliciousness and love in a dense and generous cake, as well as a rich and citrusy cream cheese frosting. There was even at least one wall of walnuts, on top of those found within the cake layers, for those who liked extra crunch.

The cake was good for sharing, but if you had a big heart (and stomach) for carrot cakes, you might consider eating it by yourself. Just be prepared that the frosting might be too rich for liking beyond the 60% mark.

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Seems like the HOURAKU series made a comeback to the shelves of Châteraisé!

The Cheddar & Edam Bouchee had very small dices of Cheddar and Edam Cheese to bring some savoury contrast to the sweet cream filling. Priced at S$2.30 per piece, I thought the crusty texture of the Bouchee was something unique, but I would still prefer the sweetness of red beans in their Dorayaki, especially when their prices were certainly comparable.

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For a very limited time only, Cat & the Fiddle collaborated with peanut butter brand SKIPPY to roll out a Peanut Butter & Jelly Cheesecake (S$7.90 per slice, S$58.90 per whole cake).

The bulk of the cheesecake was made of dense peanut butter cream cheese with mildly-flavoured jelly cubes, and topped with a peanut butter glaze with strawberry jam swirls. This was really heavenly for those who liked savoury desserts, plus it was also not disproportionately sweet, so it really didn’t take too long for me to finish a slice. Also, not forgetting that it was non-baked, so everything went down pretty smoothly.

Orders may also be placed on their official website, but Burpple Beyond members may want to use their “20% Off Whole Cake” to enjoy the same discount, even as a walk-in customer.

#BurppleBeyond

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When Chendol was served in a beverage cup and contained sea salt, this dessert (or did it convert into a beverage) became a novelty of the drinks stall within Food Junction, for S$2.20. Though we had probably been accustomed to salted caramel already, the sea salt was subtle and sort of balanced the sweetness.

But if this were to be compared with a bowl of shaved ice dessert, then I would prefer the latter, for it was easier to consume with a tablespoon than with a straw no matter what.

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Whether it was for a date night or a casual gathering, Eleven Strands offered a few types of desserts that would not leave the table unfinished.

Their Sticky Date Pudding (S$14.00) had hit the right notes, perhaps because I enjoyed the vanilla ice cream that drizzled over the pudding, plus the crumbles that added some texture together with the fragrant butterscotch sauce.

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Lots of fresh fruits were packed in this slice of cake, which made absolute sense that it would cost S$8.50 for a slice. But really, the highlight was that the cream was light and silky for me, and the sponge layers were also soft and delicate. While I would usually order their tart when I visit, the Fresh Fruit Cake was just as appealing with all the different flavour profiles coming from the fruits and berries.

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As though the dark chocolate tart could not already catch my attention when I peered into the cake display, the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tart (S$10.50) was my perfect companion to my cup of coffee.

Comprising a rich dark chocolate tart with raspberry jelly encased within and topped with whipped raspberry ganache and some luxurious looking gold flakes and rose petals, the bitterness was well-balanced with the prominence of the acidity of berry flavours. It seemed to be rich and decadent, yet at the same time also pleasant and calming.

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The Pistachio Rose Cake (S$6.90) caught my attention because of the combination of the nutty and floral notes within a cake.

In my first mouthful, I found that the rose essence was pretty strong, while the pistachio flavour could be strengthened. Unfortunately, the cake layers within were just too dry for my liking, but I would suppose the cake might pair well with a hot cup of coffee.

Thai franchise Yenly Yours had recently landed in Basement 1 of the mall. For those who would have weakness for mangoes, this dessert café must be a compulsory stop for a quick round of sweets.

Though everything looked appealing, this particular item probably caught my attention almost immediately. At S$10.90, this bowl of desserts contained mango slush at the base, and some slices of mango, mango ice cream and grated coconut flesh. The latter gave the dessert a good balance of texture as well as acidity (from the mango counterparts). Having this dessert was like indulging myself in the midst of summer, with refreshing tropical notes and a slight desire to order another mango-based drink to go.

The Yam Chicken Floss Mochi Cake (S$9.90) was an interesting creation of yam paste, Mochi and chicken floss in a cup. Its combination of sweet and savoury, and the layers of various texture, was a unique way of incorporating unlikely ingredients into one dessert. Personally however, I did not fancy this dessert because the chicken floss texture did not seem to blend perfectly with the creamy and chewy counterparts.

The cherry blossom theme was in season, and so Lady M rolled out the limited-time Sakura Berry Mille Crêpes (S$13.00), featuring Sakura-flavoured white chocolate ganache with strawberry-infused pastry cream. To balance all that sweetness, there was also a streak of dehydrated strawberries to add some acidity.

Definitely on the sweeter side of things, but when paired with their tea, this would become indulgent as an afternoon treat.

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With the phased opening of Thomson-East Coast Line, it would be easier to explore humble neighbourhood eateries like Desert Dessert which was located near Mayflower MRT Station.

It was quite a safe choice to order their Belgian Waffle (S$5.50), as it turned out that the waffle was crispy on the outside but also sufficiently airy inside. It also took quite a while before the waffles soften from the melted gelato, so I supposed the waffle mix was done right.

An additional scoop of Premium Gelato would cost S$4.00 each. I would agree with past review that the Pistachio flavour was significantly nuttier than others of such, and I thought this was just on point. Their Red Wine Belgian Choco was also robust and smooth, and as much as it was not as bitter as dark chocolate, there was quite a nice balance of bitterness and sweetness: slightly acquired but also on the sweet side.

Interestingly, given the simple set-up of the partitioned shop space, there wasn’t any lingering smell of baking grease, unlike some of the other cafés with open-concept kitchens.

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Siming T

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First world problem: What to eat for the next meal?

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