KULALA Weekends: Where To Find The Best Looking Desserts In Singapore
No need to go all the way to New York or Tokyo for Instagrammable soft serves of gastronomic proportions. Those weekend plans? Consider them covered.| November 3, 2017
The weekends are made for sleeping in, realigning yourself with the things that matter and if life permits, stocking up your phone’s camera roll. We love taking pictures of our weekend gastro adventures as much as we enjoy liking the pictures of somebody else’s brunch escapades. There is no such thing as too many waffles on any given Instagram feed. (Unless you’re on a sugar fast in which case, just get off Instagram completely for social media is dark and full of sugar.)
Instagrammable desserts in Singapore, like quite many other things on the island, are in a bit of a short supply. Those you know of, you’ve probably been there more times than you can count. It’s not that they taste bad, but the eye and tastebuds shouldn’t blamed for craving something new. Because we too were curious about what the locals scene has to offer, we took it upon ourselves to source out the spots in Singapore that not only serve great desserts, but also beautiful desserts that will look so fine on your Instagram feed. Forget the calorie count for a minute, it’s the weekend!
Sunday Folks is our go-to when we’re in need of a serious ice cream fix. The Earl Grey Lavender and Sea Salt Gula Malaka soft serve won’t disappoint – like, at all. For that winning Instagram shot, customise your order with ice cream, two waffles topped with yuzu biscuits, a roasted marshmallow and a chocolate honeycomb. Da-yum.
44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52 Chip Bee Gardens, Singapore 278116
Brother Bird Softserve Co.
Typical locals like ourselves are drawn to anything localised like bees to nectar. Durian, Syrup Limau, Horlicks. Now, think about them served as dreamy, creamy softserves. What makes Brother Bird Softserve Co. – there’s meaning behind the name, but we’re leaving that to you to find out – worth going to is also how the flavours are swirled in a way were haven’t seen anywhere else on the island.
30 Bali Lane, Singapore 189866
Birds Of Paradise
This isn’t one of your run-of-the-mill gelato outlets. The flavours at Birds of Paradise are inspired by botanicals. Here, you will find unique and mild tones like Strawberry Basil, White Chrysanthemum and Spiced Pear gelato. Mmm, bait for all you highbrow dessert fellows. And if you are a diehard cone-over-cup, opt for the Thyme-infused cone that will be freshly made on the spot for you.
63 East Coast Road #01-05, Singapore 428776
Fancy your cookies spilling out matcha flavoured lava? Kooks Creamery might just be your calorie heaven. Once your cookie is baked and ready to serve, steady your camera for that one chance of an epic boomerang shot before the staff tops it off with an ice cream of choice onto the cookie.
211 Serangoon Avenue 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211
Janice Wong 2am:dessertbar
No dessert list is complete without Janice Wong’s 2am:dessertbar. Singapore’s very own queen of gastronomic desserts has been abroad with new stores popping up in Hong Kong, Macau and Tokyo., but it is at Holland Village where it all began. Each exquisite dessert pushes the boundaries between sweet and savoury. With Wong’s unique style of presentation, her confections are basically edible art. (She has been known to sell edible chocolate paint, just putting it out there for all of you looking for unique Christmas gifts.)
21A Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733
Non Entrée Dessert Cafe
Expected the unexpected. You’ve got desserts that look like potted plants, but instead of the expected chocolate for soil, you get strawberry rhubarb compote, lychee lime granita and sakura infusions. Um, what? How’s that for highbrow. Non Entrée Dessert Cafe also has a Nasi Lemak dessert. Just like you, we’re equally confused yet so curious to try.
204 Rangoon Road, Hong Building, Singapore 218451
How does one even bear to bite into these Milky Way-looking things? The cake you see above from Boufe is stuffed with white chocolate yoghurt mousse, honey genoise, chocolate sable and calamansi jelly. If you’re drooling right about now, we completely understand.
308 Tanglin Road, #01-01 Phoenix Park, Singapore 247974
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