The sheer number of artisanal bakeries in Singapore has left us all cake lovers spoilt for choice – and we are certainly not complaining. Pantler is one awesome bakery in the CBD that will chase all your Monday Blues away with their gourmet creations.
Cake is serious business here; both founders have previously worked in the pastry-making departments of Joël Robuchon Singapore and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. What you can expect at Pantler is a selection of classic sweet treats, savoury patisseries and contemporary desserts.
Awfully Chocolate has just opened its very first restaurant concept at Holland Village and it showcases a carefully curated menu of both sweets and savouries. It will be a spot to hang out at with your family and friends over hearty savoury dishes and beautifully plated decadent treats that are exclusive to this Awfully Chocolate outlet.
From now till Wednesday, 31 August 2016, our readers are entitled to a free* house dessert with every main purchased. All you have to do is quote ‘ladyironchef’ and flash this article to Awfully Chocolate’s staff upon placing your order.
The menu is deliberately focused and that’s where the magic lies. It is hard to be disappointed at Awfully Chocolate! From Bacon and Cheese Toasties, Baked Sheet Pasta, Vanilla Profiteroles to Dark Chocolate S’more, there are so many reasons to visit the all-new Awfully Chocolate at Holland Village!
Formerly located along Tras Link, Cake Spade has recently moved to a newer location – in fact, just approximately two hundred metres down the road.
The new venue is a lot more spacious and can accommodate many more customers, but getting a seat on a Monday night still remained a tricky challenge because nobody can get enough of Cake Spade’s cakes.
With all the colourful desserts and treats floating around social media, yet another one has joined the gang – galaxy donuts.
Yes, these crazily beautiful donuts are real and they are now available in Singapore. Created by the owner of popular Halal-certified cafe, The Lab SG, these galaxy donuts will be sold exclusively at Sinseh: The Grocery – just a few doors down from the cafe itself.
Also, these donuts can be customised to your preference! If you have specific colours or styles that you want, just walk into Sinseh: The Grocery during its opening hours to place your orders.
It is true – cheese tarts are the new salted egg yolk of food trends here in Singapore because it genuinely seems like everyone is working on and introducing new cheese tart dishes. Of course, the undisputed winner – BAKE Cheese Tart – still has a special place in our hearts, but we are definitely on the look-out for more.
We chanced upon Nigiro Cafe’s unique Churro Cheese Tart (S$4.80) and decided to give it a shot because it has an irresistible molten centre that just looked too good to pass up on! Nigiro Cafe is a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant and it sits inside Eat at Seven at Suntec City.
Although the restaurant might be a little to tricky to locate, our trip was so worth it and here is why.
The Queen’s Cats is aptly named after the British’s favourite pastime – afternoon tea. The European-inspired cafe at Holland Village serves a delectable array of premium cakes, pastries, scones, teas and of the like. While prices here are admittedly steep by cafess standards, what customers get in return is a satisfying afternoon tea fix at any time of the day.
Set foot into the attractive cafe and be greeted by plush cushion seats and sparkly chandeliers. Beautiful artworks from Singapore Arts Gallery are hung on the tiffany blue walls and some of these masterpieces are available for purchase.
For obvious reasons, the cafe’s clientele consists of mainly ladies, but who said afternoon tea is only reserved for the females? Guys, come on in!
Scoop Therapy is a dessert-only spinoff of Group Therapy, serving mainly ice cream and ice cream-centric desserts. The small space sits in the East of Singapore, and you might already have seen photos of their Instagram-worthy desserts on your social media feeds.
We were pretty tempted by pictures of their sultry S’mores and Ice Cream Bomb floating around social media, so we made a trip down to find out what the hype is all about.
So, was the trip worth it?
The sheer number of ice-cream shops in Singapore would leave everyone dizzy with glee, but have you ever come across a store that specialises in Japanese yam soft serve?
Nope. Not at all. But that gap has alas been met with the recent opening of Small Potatoes Ice Creamery!
Small Potatoes Ice Creamery is a Hong Kong franchise that serves pretty purple potato ice cream and yes, these ice-cold sweet treats are in a very rich purple hue. These photogenic desserts are not overwhelmingly sweet and come with a variety of toppings.