For the love of all things sticky, sweet and sinfully irresistible, Malaysia’s smoky, caramel-edged gula Melaka ranks high on our list of desserts worth skipping gym time for. Before the Europeans introduced cane sugar to our part of the world, we relied heavily on palm sugar.
Depending on the quality of the palm, and how it is pressed, different varieties of gula Melaka may exude different flavour profiles. Sourness, smoke, caramel, butterscotch, coffee, or even a combination of those flavours. A complex sweetener with a myriad of nuanced flavours, we just love it in everything.
Here are 15 places in Singapore where you can find gula Melaka desserts worthy enough to make you want to skip gym day.
Acai is one of those superfoods that, besides being delicious and “Instagrammable”, is widely lauded by for its multiple health benefits. Jam-packed with antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals with supposedly anti-cancer and brain-boosting effects, acai bowls are hugely popular among both the hipster and fitness community.
Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Botanic Gardens, JUJU is a takeaway kiosk that serves a myriad of healthy, wholesome food on-the-go. Their acai bowls, in particular, stand out for being 100% plant-based without the use of any refined sugars and whatnot.
Whether you’re looking for a guilt-free dessert after sweating it out at Botanic Gardens the entire morning or just a rejuvenating, ice-cold dessert to enjoy as you explore the park, JUJU—located over at the Visitor Services Kiosk—will surely have you well sorted.
Dessert is a universal language that everyone speaks. With dessert, there is no discrimination, no boundaries and completely zero biases. Every culture and cuisine has their own take on dessert—afterall, who can resist whenever the sweet tooth comes knockin’?
As most desserts make use of ingredients such as eggs, lard and gelatine, finding a dessert joint to match your diet restriction might not be easy—especially for our Muslim friends. To make life easier, here’s a list of 10 Muslim-Friendly Dessert Joints in Singapore.
Put together a list of the best dining establishments in Singapore and you will find that many of them are located in the East. Just in Tampines alone, you are spoil for choice with the wide array of food options.
When it comes to desserts, there are also a handful of ice cream cafes that delight with their assortment of interesting flavours, excellent quality and cosy atmosphere. For those who reside in the East, these are the best places to hang out after work or school for some sweet treats!
Here are 5 Ice Cream Cafes In Tampines that
New to the slew of cafés and restaurants that have been sprouting up all over South Bridge Road is a small artisanal ice gelato café.
Whether it is an ice gelato for a refreshing treat in the middle of the day or an indulgent dessert to end off the night on a sweet note, Dopa Dopa Creamery will likely please you with their selective yet impressive range of ice cream.
Churning out ice cream so incredibly delicious that they were sold out on their first day, here is why you need to pay Dopa Dopa Creamery a visit if you are craving some sweet treats.
Located on the first level of Gek Poh Shopping Centre in Jurong West, OH MY MANGO is a new dessert cafe that breathes new life into the somewhat run-down neighbourhood shopping centre. Specialising in Thai-inspired sweet treats, their menu boasts more than 40 different items from desserts to colourful beverages and even assorted Shibuya toasts that are available in both sweet and savoury varieties.
If you think that this is just another neighbourhood dessert pitstop, think again. On their menu, you can expect to find some pretty interesting offerings such as their Tom Yum Goong Toast (S$6.90) which is somewhat similar to a pizza except with the addition of the spicy and zesty flavours of Thailand’s iconic dish.
Those living in the West of Singapore truly have something to be glad about, especially with so many interesting cafes and eateries sprouting up around the area. Whether it’s a quick coffee run or a much-needed sugar spike, OH MY MANGO Dessert Cafe is a great option to consider.
Desserts. We eat them whenever we are angry, bored, happy or sad.
It is true that they make us feel better, even if it is just a temporary relief. But living in the world’s most expensive city means we often have to fork out ridiculous amounts just for a pretty dessert. Well, the good news is – that’s not always the case, as long as you look hard enough. Or know where to look.
Our team has expanded our waistlines just to curate this guide of affordable and delicious sweet treats in Singapore that everyone can seek comfort from without breaking the bank. You are welcome.
We present to you The Ultimate Guide To 30 Awesome Desserts Under S$8 In Singapore.