What Is A Popular Dessert In Singapore?

Singapore is often considered one of the best places to travel to in the world, with a lot of things to do and places to visit. There is so much on offer that you cannot help but be enthralled by its charm and breathtaking landscapes. One great thing about Singapore though is its delicious food. Being a small city-state, there’s no shortage of restaurants offering everything from fast food to fine dining experiences. But what about Singapore desserts?

Well, if you ever find yourself in Singapore, you’ll be welcomed by the aroma of delicious pandan cakes and mango pudding, making it hard to think of anything else. Asian desserts aren’t meant to be eaten every meal considering they’re heavy in nature, but hey, there’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into one of these awesome desserts!

We compiled a list of six of the most popular and loved desserts in Singapore. So sit tight, grab your coffee and cake, and scroll through this post to find your next favourite dessert!

Pandan Chiffon Cake

Pandan cake is one of the most famous desserts in Singapore. It is an iconic sweet cake loved by many thanks to its unique rich flavours and vibrant green colour originating from the coconut milk and pandan juice in the recipe. This cake has moist and creamy with a cotton-soft and fluffy texture quite common in Asian-style cakes.

Pandan Cake is even named one of the world’s 17 best cakes by the travel website of US news outlet CNN!

You can find the best pandan chiffon cakes from Bengawan Solo (S$1.80 per slice and S$18.80 for regular size) and Pure Pandan (S$18 for large, S$11.5 for small and S$2 per slice).

Bengawan Solo Location: 23 Woodlands Link, Singapore 738730

Operating Hours: Daily, from 8 AM to 4 PM

Pure Pandan Location: 264 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058813, Singapore

Operating Hours: Daily, from 9 AM to 7 PM

Mille Crepe

In Singapore, the Mille Crêpe Cake is still one of the most well-loved kinds of cake.

In Singapore, crepe cakes often include 10 to 20 layers. Although the layers of crepes and pastry cream make the components appear simple, the creation depends on skills, a recipe, and flavours.

Shops have their own unique recipe for making crepes. Some make it simple, while some boast the most complicated and yet delicious taste you can ever try.

The Sinpopo Brand’s very own best-selling crepe is the Dar Dar Mille Crepe—a dessert with flavours inspired by the popular Nyonya dessert kueh dadar (a traditional kueh of sweet coconut pancake). In contrast to kueh dadar, in which a grated coconut in gula melaka is encased inside a pandan pancake, this variation spreads grated coconut dusted with palm sugar and fresh gula melaka cream between sheets of pandan crepe.

Wanna try the Japanese version? Check out the Châteraisé! They deliver their cakes straight from Japan! The White Zebra (S$4.70), Uji Matcha (S$5.10), and Double Chocolate Mille Crepes (S$5.10) are among the options available. They have over 30 outlets in Singapore so you can be sure your cravings will be satisfied wherever you are.

Sinpopo Brand Location: 458 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore, 427671

Operating Hours: Daily, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Châteraisé Location: Westgate 3 Gateway Drive, B1-24, 608532, Singapore

Operating Hours: Daily, from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Roti Prata

In Singapore, roti prata is a popular hawker meal. In other regions of Southeast Asia, the Indian-inspired flatbread dish is often referred to as “roti canai” and is typically eaten with curry or dal.

There are more inventive savoury and sweet options available, ranging from more imaginative combinations using raclette cheese and truffle oil to cheese, bananas, chocolate, and strawberries.

At Sin Ming Roti Prata, the dough is made using conventional techniques—without the use of ghee or milk. Take a dip in the sour-tasting, utterly wonderful fish curry! The most recommended item is their Coin Prata set (S$4 for 6 pieces).

If you’re looking for the crispiest, thinnest and flattest roti prata, then head to Chindamani Indian Food Stall at Serangoon North. Their Plain Prata (S$1.20) is surprisingly one of the best sellers, while Egg Prata (S$1.80) comes close thanks to its chewiness.

Sin Ming Roti Prata Location: 24 Sin Ming Road, Gim Huat Coffeeshop #01-51, Singapore 570024

Operating Hours: Saturday to Thursday, from 6:30 AM to 6 AM

Chindamani Indian Food Stall Location: 151A Serangoon North Ave 2, Zhi Yuan Coffee Shop, Singapore 551151

Operating Hours: Daily, from 6 AM to 9 PM

Mango Pudding

The mango pudding is another popular dessert that originated in Malaysia and became popular in Singapore too when it was introduced by the British colonialists who brought it over from their homeland. It is also a very popular dessert in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Macau. The preparation of the local mango pudding varies very little from region to region. The dessert is frequently offered as dim sum at Chinese eateries.

The restaurant or diner makes the fresh version, which is made with mangoes, evaporated milk, sugar, and agar or gelatin. Fresh fruit garnishes including mango, strawberries, berries, and kiwifruit are also occasionally used. Mango pudding has a thick, creamy texture when served and eaten straight from the refrigerator.

Dessert Bowl and Tiffany Café & Restaurant serve the best mango pudding in Singapore.

Dessert Bowl Location: 80A Serangoon Garden Way Singapore, Singapore 555976

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 3:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Tiffany Café & Restaurant Location: 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Level 2 Furama City Centre, Singapore 059804

Operating Hours: Daily, from 6 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 PM  to 2:30 PM, and 6 PM to 10:30 PM

Pulut Hitam

Although you might not consider black glutinous rice porridge a dessert, this Indonesian meal is surprisingly satisfying. After being boiled until soft, the rice is then sweetened and made rich with sugar and coconut milk. It can be found at the majority of Singapore’s traditional dessert stalls and is straightforward yet oh-so-filling.

Bubur ketan hitam’s most basic version merely includes a porridge made of black glutinous rice that has been sweetened with palm sugar. While adding coconut milk, pandan leaves, and a dash of salt may add flavour. However, in the majority of Indonesia, bread and kacang hijau (mung beans) are always included with the bubur ketan hitam dish.

The name for this dish of black glutinous rice and mung beans is frequently shortened to bubur kacang hijau. A fancier restaurant may occasionally serve the variation with extra garnishes like fried or baked banana slices or cinnamon powder.

A place that serves this delectable dessert is Ah Chew Desserts!

Ah Chew Desserts Location: 1 Liang Seah Street, #01-10/11 Liang Seah Place, Singapore 189032

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 12:30 PM to 12:00 AM, Friday from 12:30 PM to 1:00 AM, Saturday from 1:30 PM – 1:00 AM and Sunday or Public Holiday from 1:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Orh Nee

This dessert is part of almost every Singaporean’s childhood. This dish of silky, warm yam puree, a common dessert at Chinese gatherings, seems to be the cherry on top of any party. It is a delicious delight for people of all ages to enjoy and tickles our perpetual craving for nostalgic simplicity.

Some of the great places that offer this trip down memory lane are Ah Chew Desserts, Chao Shan Cuisine, and Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant!

Ah Chew Desserts Location: 1 Liang Seah Street, #01-10/11 Liang Seah Place, Singapore 189032

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 12:30 PM to 12:00 AM, Friday from 12:30 PM to 1:00 AM, Saturday from 1:30 PM – 1:00 AM and Sunday or Public Holiday from 1:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Chao Shan Cuisine Location: 17 Phillip Street #01-01/02 Grand Building, Singapore 048695

Operating Hours: Daily, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and 5:30 PM to 10 PM

Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant Location: 556 Macpherson Road, Singapore 368231

Operating Hours: Weekdays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Weekends from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Singapore is a melting pot of ethnicities, languages and religions. And like some others, it’s also home to exceptional desserts which will leave you wanting more. We hope that you enjoyed our list of the best desserts in Singapore. If you ever visit this country, be sure to try out these stunningly delicious desserts. Let us know if there are any other desserts that you think should have made our list.

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Annie Goh

Annie Goh was born and raised in Singapore, and grew up on a steady diet of hawker food, fine dining, and everything in between thanks to her parent's passion for food and adventure. After spending the early part of her career travelling the world, Annie how now come home to share her love of Singapore with the world.

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