Hands up if you are a fan of anything pandan! An evergreen mainstay in our various cuisines and desserts, this distinct, fragrant flavour takes the cake as Singapore’s perennial favourite ingredient. One such pandan-infused creation is none other than the “OG” pandan chiffon cake — a classic childhood treat that every Singaporean would have grown up eating.
With dessert joints quickly hopping on the bandwagon to create nostalgic, pandan-themed desserts that will appeal to the masses (confirm plus chop!), pandan treats are now ubiquitous. Those craving for a taste of this aromatic flavour can find it available in a variety of artisanal cakes, tarts, and even cocktails.
Here is a guide to 14 best pandan desserts & drinks in Singapore that you can sink your teeth into! (Psst, they are definitely worth the calories.)
In this day and age, when we think of desserts, visuals of over-the-top milkshakes and soufflé pancakes spring to mind. Yet, we often forget that long before our Insta-worthy confections became the next “it” thing in Singapore, old-school desserts were what we sought comfort in.
It is only right we pay tribute to our classic novelty local desserts: think Ice Kachang, Chendol and Cheng Tng! Not only do they evoke a sense of nostalgia in us, they are still the best treats to counter Singapore’s unrelenting heat.
Here is an ode to 15 Nostalgic Desserts in Singapore — and where to find them — that will leave you with a sweet taste of tradition and take you down memory lane.
One of the perks of living in multi-cultural Singapore is none other than being able to indulge in a myriad of distinct cuisines.
What’s more, with the growing abundance of Halal-Chinese eateries gracing our food scene, our Muslim pals can now expand their palates and enjoy the best of both worlds while reveling in authentic Chinese cuisine. One such Halal-certified, Chinese establishment is Xiaoer Niuda, a traditional beef la mian restaurant nestled in the heart of JEM.
La Mian — known as “hand-pulled” noodles — originates from Lanzhou, China. Xiaoer Niuda has brought that fusion culture over to our local shores, specialising in handmade, halal la mian topped with morsels of savoury beef.
Brownies are irresistible chocolate squares that will win bae’s heart over with its indulgent, chocolatey goodness. Said decadent treats come in an assortment of flavours and textures — fudgy, dense or crisp — and will light a smile on your faces upon the first bite.
Here are the best brownie spots in Singapore that dish out addictive, fudging good brownies.
Easties, rejoice! We have a Muslim-owned neighbourhood bakery to introduce to you, and it is Shubby Sweets. Nestled in the quaint Chai Chee estate a mere stone throw’s away from Bedok MRT, this halal bakery doles out handcrafted artisanal bakes including the likes of brownies, blondies, cakes, and choux.
A successful homegrown business, Shubby Sweets have become the go-to takeaway spot for residents in the area to curb their sweet cravings. The folks behind this bakery also pride themselves on creating bite-sized goodies in small batches to achieve utmost quality and consistency.
Expect a different menu each week — you are in for a sweet treat each time you pop by.
BigDaddy at Republic Plaza specialises in hearty, nutritious protein bowls. Perfect for health-conscious diners — or those seeking to begin an eat-clean diet in a bid to lose some extra calories — this new kid on the block is your ticket to having a “fitspo” body.
Conveniently nestled in the CBD area, diners can look forward to customisable bowls that come with one protein, three sides, and a homemade sauce. With its generous mixture of carbs, fibres, and proteins, they are a guaranteed bang for your buck.
So, get creative with your meal, take charge of your lifestyle now and check out these delectable, unbelievea-bowls at BigDaddy!
If there is one thing we cannot live without, it is, undoubtedly, desserts. You name it, we love it. There is just something about that sweet, indulgent treat that never fails to light up our day. This time around, instead of going for our usual choice of ice cream and waffles, we decided to spoil ourselves with something a little different — an underrated, yet equally sinful treat: brownies.
We paid a visit to one of the most highly-raved brownie shops in Singapore lately: BUNDT by The Backyard Bakers. Nestled in Havelock II, they are a hole-in-the-wall takeaway kiosk near Clarke Quay MRT dishing out sinful pieces of chocolatey happiness, also known as dangerously addictive brownies. They also serve coffee.
Albeit hard to find, the joint was still constantly packed with eager customers waiting to sample BUNDT’s bite-sized goodies.
One of the best things in life is undeniably indulging in a cookie full of decadent filling that oozes and melts in your mouth. There’s just something about this sinfully good, universally loved classic treat that leaves you craving for more.
With an abundance of cookie shops boasting timeless, good ol’ signature chocolate chip cookies to studios doling out innovative creations with novel flavours, we are simply spoiled for choice. Prepare yourselves for a mouthwatering experience with gooey, crumbly, or even chewy cookies chock full of nuts and fruits; when it comes to cookies, there is always something for everyone.
Throw your dieting out of the window and satisfy your cookie fix with this cookie guide: here are 8 places in Singapore with sinfully good cookies.