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.
Gula Melaka, or otherwise known as palm sugar, is a popular type of sweetener in Southeast Asia. Made from the sap of flower buds from coconut trees, the liquid is boiled until it thickens and then left to cool for it to solidify.
Since many people love its deep caramel flavour, Gula Melaka is a popular dessert option as it gives off a lovely sweet taste that enhances the dessert. That is also why more cafes in Singapore are now offering Gula Melaka desserts as part of their dessert menu.
From scones to waffles and even churros, here are 8 Gula Melaka Desserts In Singapore You Must Try. READ ON
Sinpopo Brand along Joo Chiat Road is one very outstanding retro cafe that we absolutely love visiting for they always have new ideas to surprise us on every visit.
Apart from its local-style menu, you will be filled with nostalgia with songs from the 60s and its old-school interior; Sinpopo Brand is truly a local gem that reflects Singapore’s past.
Gather some friends and have a lovely time chit-chatting over Sinpopo Brand’s new Weekday (Tue to Fri) Afternoon Tea Set at S$30+ for 2 pax, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
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