Delicius Pasticceria – Osaka Bakery Opens Its First Overseas Branch in Singapore
The first-ever overseas outlet of Osaka’s Japanese bakery Delicius Pasticceria opens in Singapore. Owner Sueharu Nagaoka has been working for 20 years as a cake chef in top hotels he started his own business in 2002. Although his first shop was a small set-up in a residential area, Delicius earned loyal fans from its early beginnings and became one of the most popular cake shop in Osaka.
Nagaoka-san was attracted by Singapore’s vibrancy and decided to set up a branch here. The kitchen team has underwent training in Japan with him and now they are able to run their own show, while Nagaoka-san visits Singapore monthly to check on the quality. Big thank you to the Kopitiam group for the invitation, we had a chance to try some of the sweet creations just last week.
It’s always comforting to have a slice of cheesecake after meal but the question is, is it cloying? Try the signature Apple Cheese Pomme Fromage cheesecake ($6) which uses Brie de Meaux from France. Delicius’s version is definitely light in texture and not cloying. The addition of apricot jam to the cheesecake changes the dimension and made us crave for more. For a variation, they also have Fruit Cheese ($4.50) and Montelimar ($4.80).
For more creamy option, they have the Chestnut Tart ($6), Caldinard ($5.80) and Embassy ($5). I thought the chestnut tart and strawberry shortcake was too overloaded with cream. I still prefer the usual Mont Blanc with rich chestnuts puree. They also have the Pudding ($2.50) and Creme Brulee ($4).
However, Delicius fare better with their tarts. Figs are a thing of beauty. Their fig tart ($5) has a balance of light crust with not-too-sweet chunky figs. This has got to be my favourite. If you need a cake to please your girlfriend, you will probably want to try Rouge 50 ($5). It’s refreshing with bright, sweet and tangy flavors.
For chocolate lovers, go for their Raspberry Chocolate ($5.80) which has a layer of tangy raspberry mousse for the refreshing mouthfeel. We were also joking about Saint Marc ($5.50), which looks like a piece of sio bak (call us hawker food siao). There’s vanilla crème Chantilly and crème chocolat sandwiched between layers of biscuit joconde. It sweet and intense, you get a slight hint of bitterness from the caramelized sugar.
The owner is especially well known for his apple cheesecakes, hence he uses apples for logo and even draw an apple tree in the shop. There are some hits and misses of course, but I think the Pomme Fromage cheesecake is not bad. I like that they have a cafe space for me to enjoy the cakes with a cup of matcha latte and do some people watching. After a full meal at Lau Pat Sat, remember to save space for the picture-perfect cakes from Delicius Pasticceria!
Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Lau Pat Sat
Tel: 6702 7329
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 10:30 pm daily
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