5 Places To Get Good Desserts In Singapore
‘Life is short, eat dessert first!” Ice cream and warm weather go hand in hand. So while we’re in the midst of a heat wave, make your life a little sweeter with a treat from one of these great shops. I have listed 5 places which I visit for my dessert fix, hope you enjoy them too!
Udders Ice Cream
Udders is a Singapore-based ice cream parlour franchise with six shops to its name. Named after cow’s mammary glands (so weird right), it was started by David Yim in 2007. Udders specialises in alcohol-flavoured ice cream, a niche in the Singaporean ice cream industry, such as Amaretto and Rum Rum Raisin.
It also sells non-alcohol based flavours, including strawberry, coffee, pistachio ice cream and mao shan wang durian ice cream, which is my favourite. They use real mao shan wang to create a rich yellow ice cream flavour which I would gladly pay extra money for it. The Thomson outlet also has interesting pancake flavours such as Salmon, Caviar and Crab Egg Benedict on grilled cheddar cheese pancakes.
Address: 31 Ah Hood Rd, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Singapore 329979
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily, closed on last Tuesday of the month
The guys from GRUB who have taken the HometeamNS-JOM Clubhouse (open to public) in Balestier by storm with the opening of FIX cafe. Built on the premise of “Original Handmade Goods”, this halal inspired cafe has put a fresh spin on traditional naan, sandwiching fresh and tasty fillings within to create a wrap they call “naanwiches”. Be sure to try their Chicken Tikka Naanwich or Beef & Kimchi Naanwich.
Since its opening, FIX has focused on putting an approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts using quality ingredients. My favourite is the refreshing Passionfruit, Mango & Coconut Chiffon Cake. Butterscotch Arabica Choux is an instant hit among dessert lovers. Coffee-steeped Chantilly cream give this unique dessert a smooth finish, with a surprise treat of sticky vanilla caramel within. Other popular items include a fragrant Strawberry Pistachio Rose Tart and rich Cacao Barry Chocolate Truffle Cake.
Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters
The team behind Oz Specialty Coffee has partnered with their Thailand partners to bring “Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters”. Taking over the corner unit where Liquid Kitchen used to be, the cafe is huge and bright! The white Synesso coffee machine, the walls filled with colourful cups, the simple furniture, a long table, everything in nuances of wood and white… totally reminisces me of my travel in Australia.
Pairing with my smooth and velvety coffee, the Salted Caramel Banana French Toast turned traditional breakfast into a really yummy dessert. Served with caramelized bananas, this is definitely for sweet tooth. They have also given a twist to your usual brunch offerings, which include Red Velvet Pancakes with a golden touch of mascarpone to it. The mascarpone does add an interesting dimension to the otherwise dry, boring pancake stack.
Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee
Address: 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1,#01-835
Opening hours: Tue to Thu, Sun: 12pm to 10pm, Fri & Sat: 12pm to 11pm, Closed on Mon
Hidden in one of the oldest estates in Singapore, Creamier is a small café selling their handcrafted ice cream and waffles. Their waffles come in pairs stacked nicely and complemented with their homemade ice cream. The waffles are made ala-minute and served crisp on the outside but fluffy and moist on the inside.
Among their wide range of ice cream flavours, my favourite is the roasted pistachio ice cream which is creamy, and lightly nutty, perfect indulgence on a hot day. I love that the base is light and unmuddled by extra added flavorings. Alternatively, go for the classic Plain Ole Chocolate Ice- Cream if you are a true chocolate addicts. It’s decadent, it’s smooth, it’s rich, it’s creamy.
Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert
Address: ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, 6 Jalan Bukit Merah
#01-20 Singapore 150008
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am daily
Jin Jin Hot/Cold Dessert is a collaboration between 2 friends Calvin and Ewan back in 2004 when the previous owner decided to give up the business. Both do not have any F&B experience but took great effort to create quality local desserts.
The signature dessert here is their Gangster Ice (Durian/Mango Ice). Gangster Durian Mango Ice is a playful take on the Mandarin term for the dessert – Liu Lian Mang Guo. This is a registered trademark for jin Jin, the dessert of mango ice is laden with a generous scoop of durian puree and condensed milk.
Another must try is their Power Chendol. They uses premium raw gula melaka from Indonesia and cook it painstaking everyday by themselves. The special gula melaka has a sticky texture like caramel and a hint of saltiness that enhanced the whole experience to another level.
Great Little Moments
Sensodyne is launching the “Great Little Moments” which aims to let you to enjoy your favourite moments by relieving pain sensitivity from food and drinks that trigger the pain.
In Singapore, we are going to have “The Singapore Tea Party”, celebrating the food and drink vendors nominated by local food bloggers, Miss Tam Chiak and SGFoodonFoot, and voted on by the public. You know how certain foods (hot, cold and or sweet in this case) can trigger tooth sensitivity and pain. But with Sensodyne, we can eat our desserts at ease.
Where do you like to go to get your Great Little Moment? Help us find Singapore’s favourite ice cream, dessert, tea and coffee vendors by casting your vote and you and a friend could be invited to join in and eat to your heart’s content at The Singapore Tea Party!
Vote for your favourite dessert at SensodyneSG Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SensodyneSG) and you might be the lucky one to join me at The Singapore Tea Party!