Tucked away in The Herencia at Kim Yam Road is Kura that serves up delectable Japanese pastries at wallet-friendly prices. Even so, they don’t compromise on quality and offer up some mouthwatering cakes.
Kura shares the space with cafe and bar, In Bad Co, with a small glass display of their multi-coloured confections. With offices and residential areas nearby, we’re sure it will be an up-and-coming place for desserts in no time.
The shared cafe space between Kura and In Bad Co. has a rustic, almost industrial-like setting. Kura’s colourful cake display, taking its place in the back of the cafe space, is visible just upon entering.
Firstly, we tasted the Strawberry Shortcake (S$4). It was a simple sponge cake and cream with strawberries dotted through it. The seemingly simple slice of cake turned out to be so delicious, with a consistency that rivalled that of a cheesecake. It was simple and executed to the tee.
Kura’s Lemon Tart (S$4) is one we would never forget. Despite being a rather petite pastry, it packed a very big punch. Made with a vibrant lemon curd center and toasted sweet meringue, it definitely tasted as good as it looked. The pastry crust was a tad bit soft (probably from the curd’s moisture) but it didn’t really affect the overall plate.
Life gave Kura lemons and they definitely did a great job with them.
Last to grace our palettes was Kura’s Tiramisu (S$4), a mix of coffee-soaked sponge and mascarpone cream sitting inside a mini dark chocolate cup. The mascarpone filling was light – not too creamy nor heavy. We finished this in mere minutes.
With such quality pastries at a rather affordable price, Kura should be on your list for cheap desserts.
46 Kim Yam Road
Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Fort Canning
(There’s a two-way shuttle bus from Somerset MRT to The Herencia)