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.
Inspired by their Melbourne travels, owners Januver and Chomel started Scissors Paper Stove to celebrate the diversity of Asian culinary techniques and our communal dining culture.
Their menu focuses on a neat range of tapas that are great for sharing among friends and family, as well as other homemade recipes and a small selection of desserts. The cheerful space is perfect for any occasion—whether you are in the mood for a morning pick-me-up or some booze to unwind after a long day.
While some may say that Asian fusion tapas served in colourful tingkats and Asian-inspired cocktails—think vodka with amaretto, milo and condensed milk—sound too much like a marketing gimmick, we applaud the team’s creativity in using familiar Asian flavours to create something new. READ ON
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