Though Sunset Way may seem like an unassuming location, this quiet neighbourhood is home to a good number of food gems which also includes the recently opened Fredo’s Baker.
Set up in a space just opposite the old-school Balmoral Bakery, this fairly new kid on the block features a delectable selection of pastries, cakes and tarts that are made with quality ingredients and the utmost passion from its pastry chef and owner, Alfred Chan.
Spoilt for choice when we first entered Fredo’s, we took a bit of time to decide before we eventually settled on the Yuzu Meringue Tart (S$8.50), the Gula Melaka Pandan Scone (S$3), and the Coffee Express Kahlua Pound Cake (S$3.80).
As pound cakes can often taste either too dense or rich, the Coffee Express Kahlua Pound Cake impressed with its fairly moist texture and interesting combined flavour of coffee and Kahlua.
With scones traditionally coming in the typical original, chocolate or fruit-mixed options, the Gula Melaka Pandan Scone was a rather unique item that caught our attention from the get-go.
Served with a dollop of butter on the side, the scone was crumbly and buttery-sweet. As it tastes just as good with or without the butter, it would be good to have a cup of tea at hand to complement the overall flavour.
Leaving the best for last, Fredo’s Yuzu Meringue Tart was our favourite of the lot due to its ability to leave a balanced sweet and sour note after every bite.
While the yuzu creamy custard can come across overtly sour on its own, the sweetness of the meringue helped to counteract its tartness, which resulted in an all-round refreshing after-taste.
Clementi St 11
Mon to Sat: 8am – 8pm
Sun & Public Holiday: 8am – 6pm
Nearest station: Clementi