7 Milo Desserts in Singapore – Time to Bring Back the Milo Trend
Hands up if you’ve heard drinks stall vendors shouting out, “ji puay tak giu peng” at coffeshops. It simply means, “a cup of iced Milo”. The nickname, “tak giu” (“kick ball” in Hokkien) arose due to the football player image on the Milo can. This beverage is a local favourite, as many of us grew up drinking Milo. Therefore, we have hunted down 7 Milo desserts to show our love for this beverage that has been there for us through rain or shine.
Milo Dinosaur Cheesecake
Milo Dinosaur is a drink unique to Singapore, even though it is simply our regular iced Milo with lots of milo powder on top. Because this iconic drink brings back so much memories, Chef Daniel Tay, founder of Cat & the Fiddle, has created a Milo Dinosaur ($32.90/kg, approx 7 inches in diameter) Cheesecake which is a huge hit among Singaporeans. The best part is, every time you order a Milo Dinosaur Cheesecake, you get a packet of milo powder to sprinkle on top of the cake! Shiok right!
This is the cafe to go to if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Located at HillV2, Nunuiwangja serves a variety of Bingsu. The soft shaved ice has a good consistency. Its sweetness is accentuated by the use of milk and honey. The Milo Bingsu ($12.90) is topped with vanilla ice cream and sprinkled excessively with milo powder. As compared to other bingsu(s) we have tried elsewhere, this ranks as one of our top 5!
Address: #01-08, HillV2, 4 Hillview Rise, Singapore 667979
Mobile: 9631 9522 / 9181 1601
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 10pm. Sat & Sun 11am to 10pm.
Milo Dinosaur Waffle
Shrove Tuesday is famous for their waffles as they use a yeast-raised batter. Upon fermentation, the yeast releases carbon dioxide gas which fluffs up the batter to make it light, yet crispy. The Milo Dinosaur waffle ($12.90) consists of 2 scoops of Chocolate gelato and vanilla soft serve topped with milo powder, sweetened milk, marshmallows and chocolate sauce. It sounds very rich, but its sweetness is actually manageable. However, we recommend sharing the calories with friends.
Address: #01-32, Blk 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, Singapore 310094
Phone: 6258 2254
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm to 10pm. Fri&Sat 12pm to 11pm.
Milo Cheese Prata
This dessert prata features two contrasting flavours – sweet and savoury. Their usual plain prata is crispy, but the Milo Cheese Prata ($4) is a tad soggy and too soft. We will stick to the savoury items next time round.
The Roti Prata House
Address: 246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370
Phone: 6459 5260
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu & Sun 7am to 2am. Fri 24 hours, till Sat 12 midnight.
Instead of your usual kaya or peanut butter toast in the mornings, wake up to Tuk Tuk Cha’s Milo Toast ($4.20). Their freshly prepared golden toast is overflowing with condensed milk and milo powder – definitely made for those with a sweet tooth. The toast slathered with condensed milk was alright, but the milo powder made it a tad too dry for our liking.
Tuk Tuk Cha
Address: Refer to their Facebook for more information on the opening hours and locations of Tuk Tuk Cha islandwide.
Tiramisu Hero’s mascot, Sir Antonio, is popular among café-goers and instagrammers. With a lovely and brightly-lit interior, Tiramisu Hero makes you want to spend your entire afternoon here. The Milo Tiramisu ($7.50 for MommaHero size) got us excited but the disappointment came when we couldn’t taste any milo flavours at all. However, the taste of coffee was strong. The melt-in-your-mouth texture of the Tiramisu was enjoyable as well.
Address: 121 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207548
Phone: 6292 5271
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
Warning! Brownies from P.Osh are extremely sweet and rich – definitely not for the health-conscious. Om Nom Nom Brownie ($3.70) contains oreo, milo and nutella, with an oreo cookie presented on top of the brownie. It’s too much for us. The texture of the brownie is a little firm and dense, giving it a nice bite. It would’ve been better if it’s not so sweet and rich.
Address: #B1-40, Dhoby Xchange, 11 Orchard Road, Singapore 238826
Mobile: 9007 0014
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 9.30pm. Closed on Sundays.
As good as some of the Milo desserts are, we still prefer the traditional Milo drink. However, they do make for a good indulgence every now and then.
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