Singapore may be famous for its dim sum but it’s not all about the dumplings and pork buns. This futuristic city also holds its own when it comes to delicious over-the-top desserts. From stacks of freshly made pancakes to the creamiest milkshakes in town, we have the low-down on where to go for a sweet calorie-laden treat. Here are our top 5 picks for sinful desserts in Singapore.
The Marmalade Pantry
Best described as a modernistic larder, the Marmalade Pantry is famous for its comfort bistro-style food. The menu features enticing meals but it’s the legendary Marmalade cupcakes that have our attention. Made from a secret family recipe, the tempting cakes come in a myriad of winning flavours like Granny’s Apple, spiced apple and cinnamon cake with cream cheese or the Elvis, a chocolate banana cake with peanut butter frosting. There are also plenty of cakes, cheesecakes and cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Our Tip: Try the Smores Cupcake which has a graham cookie crust, soft chocolate cake and is finished with a toasted marshmallow and chocolate shards.
Antoinette is a popular Parisian patisserie led by one of the city’s best pastry chefs. Here you will find gorgeous edible creations that could be mistaken for fine art. From the Foret Blanc with its rich chocolate cake, light kirsch mousse and dark cherry topping, to the Charlotte, Tahitian vanilla mousse coated in strawberry jelly and vanilla marshmallows, the sugar-coated desserts are indeed a delight. If nothing else, be sure to take a bite of the signature macaron, which features a soft milk chocolate earl grey ganache with a sweet raspberry filling.
Our Tip: Tea lovers should try the Antoinette, described as milk chocolate mousse infused with earl grey tea and coated in a dark chocolate cremeux.
Mei Heong Yuen Dessert
Specialising in Asian desserts like steamed egg pudding, Mei Heong Yuen Dessert is a popular hangout for locals craving a sweet treat. The towering plates of snow ice are a favourite and come in a variety of flavours from mango to green tea and sweet corn. For a more substantial bite, try one of the carrot or yam cakes. The menu also features a selection of creamy pastes made from nut puree with varieties including almond, peanut, sesame and walnut.
Our Tip: Try the refreshing Mango with Pomelo and Sago. Made with Mango puree, it remains one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.
Once Upon a Milkshake
For the best milkshakes in town, you can’t go past the ice cream haven, Once Upon a Milkshake. Serving up premium milkshakes made from the finest home-made ice cream, the hardest part will be choosing which sweet drink to devour. There are 30 tempting flavours all together, each one with a whimsical name, from agent red velvet to sour submarine or tiara.miss.u. The store boasts a clean design in their signature purple and is proud to offer a premium product at non-premium prices.
Our Tip: Cookie enthusiasts must try the Cookie Butter Milkshake made with Speculoos beloved crunchy cookie butter spread.
Strictly Pancakes specialises in fluffy pancakes that come served as either a sweet or savoury dish. On the sweeter side of things, you have a variety of choices. Starting from The Stack, which is simply pancakes served with pure Canadian maple syrup to something as over-the-top as the aptly named Druggie, which features three chocolate pancakes complete with chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate flakes and a few strawberries for good measure.
Our Tip: Try the When Bacon Met Nutella - Two fluffy pancakes stuffed with Nutella and banana slices, served with crispy bacon, maple syrup and vanilla ice cream.
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