Gula Melaka, or otherwise known as palm sugar, is a popular type of sweetener in Southeast Asia. Made from the sap of flower buds from coconut trees, the liquid is boiled until it thickens and then left to cool for it to solidify.
Since many people love its deep caramel flavour, Gula Melaka is a popular dessert option as it gives off a lovely sweet taste that enhances the dessert. That is also why more cafes in Singapore are now offering Gula Melaka desserts as part of their dessert menu.
From scones to waffles and even churros, here are 8 Gula Melaka Desserts In Singapore You Must Try.
If you happen to love avocados, you will definitely enjoy the Avocado Gula Melaka Slice (S$5.90) from All The Batter—what you get is sweet Gula Melaka cream on top of moist avocado batter cake.
17 Jasmine Road
Tel: +65 8510 6313
Sat & Sun: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount
We all know the usual Gula Melaka desserts in Singapore but did you know that there is Gula Melaka scone? That’s right, you can get that at All Things Delicious and they are going at S$3.50 each.
34 Arab Street
Tel: +65 6291 4252
Tue to Fri: 8am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
BUTTER STUDIO – SALTED GULA MELAKA CUPCAKE
Specialising in a variety of Halal-certified cupcakes and whole cakes, Butter Studio’s main outlet is located along Jalan Besar where you can find Salted Gula Melaka Cupcakes (S$3.50). While many substandard cupcakes out there are dry, you should be pleased to know that cupcakes at Butter Studio are moist and comes full-flavoured.
Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the generous Gula Melaka fillings inside the cupcake.
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147 Jalan Besar
Tel: +65 6294 7115
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Sat: 10.30am – 12pm
Sun: 10.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Lavender
CHURROS FACTORY – ONDEH CHURROS
Churros Factory needs no further introduction—having four outlets in Singapore and pop up booths at events in Singapore offering delicious and satisfying churros. Choose among Original, Pandan, Charcoal and Chocolate flavours for your churros and get the Gula Melaka dip.
A cup of three churros will set you back at S$7 (churros – S45.50, dip – S$1.50).
112 East Coast Road
#B1-26, 112 Katong Mall
Tel: +65 8500 0700
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
Located in a HDB estate—just a few units away from popular Thai eatery Nakhon Kitchen—Hatter Street offers desserts with a twist.
They have a few waffle options but being Gula Melaka addicts, we would recommend their waffle with pandan ice cream and Gula Melaka sauce (S$9.50).
#01-333, Block 212 Hougang Street 21
Tel: +65 6988 4591
Daily: 1pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Kovan
Situated along Haji Lane, Moosh Softserve is where you should head to if you are looking for some refreshing sweet treats to cool off in the sweltering heat.
The Ondeh Ondeh soft serve (Regular: S$4.50 / Large: S$6.90) features a gula melaka soft serve base, lined with pandan sauce and topped with desiccated coconut, coconut flakes and even more pandan sauce. Despite all the different elements added, the soft serve was extremely silky and creamy without being too sweet.
44 Haji Lane
Mon to Thu: 12am – 8pm
Fri to Sun: 12am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
Fans of Awfully Chocolate may find the presentation of this cake familiar as the style of layering is similar to the ever-popular Super Stacked Cake from Awfully Chocolate.
If you are worried that Sinpopo Brand’s Gula Melaka cake might be overwhelmingly sweet, you will be happy to know that this cake spots just the right amount of Gula Melaka and is fragrant as it can be.
458 Joo Chiat Rd
Tel: +65 6345 5034
Tue to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Dakota
Café hoppers and foodies alike flocked to the spacious café to sample Sunday Folks’ delectable offerings of freshly baked Belgian waffles and mouthwatering ice cream. Waffles will only be baked after your order is taken and the same applies to the preparation of the freshly churned ice cream.
Get their Sea Salt Gula Melaka Ice Cream in a cup (S$7.20) or handmade cone (S$7.20).
44 Jalan Merah Saga
Chip Bee Gardens #01-52
Tel: +65 6479 9166
Tue to Fri: 1pm – 10pm
Sat to Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village