Desserts end meals off with sweet notes — I mean, it’s so difficult to resist them! Exceptional desserts are hard to come by, for they always require certain levels of skills and experiences in the kitchen. The interesting thing about desserts is that, one can be as traditional or as creative with them. Sometimes it’s about the ratio of flour, butter and sugar and other times it’s about the different ingredients one adds into them. Just look at the renditions of different desserts from around the world — you will be surprised!
With travel restrictions still in place, embark on an adventure to savour the world’s most popular desserts, in the comforts of your home right here in Singapore. We wouldn’t want you to waste your calories on mediocre desserts so worry not, as this list contains only the crème de la crème.
Sticky Date Pudding
We know how difficult it is to find a good Sticky Date Pudding in Singapore. This classic English dessert is drenched in a sticky, gooey toffee sauce, then served slightly warm for that extra comfort.
Thankfully, we managed to find a good, solid Sticky Date Pudding, thanks to Janice Wong — 2am: dessert bar just launched their plant-based and keto-friendly delivery menu. Their rendition of the vegan Sticky Date Pudding is made with Medjool dates, soy milk, coconut cream for that extra oomph and sweetened with our favourite maple syrup. Remember to heat it up in the microwave on high for 20 seconds before enjoying!
The Eton Mess is a MUST! A firm favourite of the quintessential English public schoolboy, this classic dessert comprising strawberries, a popular summer fruit, is traditionally served at Eton College’s annual cricket game.
This traditional English dessert created with a mixture of meringue, berries and whipped cream, is served at The Mad Sailors on hipster Haji Lane, encased in meringue. A mallet is presented to guests to “hack” the dessert for a full “hands on” experience.
Molten Chocolate Cake aka Chocolate Lava Cake
A lava cake is somewhat like a combination of chocolate cakes and soufflés. A perfectly baked chocolate lava cake has a rich and liquidly chocolate center that no one can resist. Do you know this cake was actually created accidentally when a chocolate sponge cake was pulled out of the oven before it was fully baked? Pretty sure that chocolatey runny center gave the chef a pleasant surprise! It wasn’t so much of a mistake after all.
Get your Chocolate Lava Cake from Route 65 Bar + Kitchen. The warm, gooey and chocolatey center will definitely hit that sweet spot on your palate!
Originated in the United States since the 20th century, we can totally see why milkshakes are standing strong even until now. Made by blending milk, ice cream and other flavourings, this thick, creamy and delicious dessert quickly became part of a popular culture, and a symbolic treat in the United States.
Milkshakes are usually served in ice cream bars and fast food restaurants in the United States. You can get your milkshakes delivered to you by Mr Burg ’n’ Grill. They have classic American favourites like the Vanilla Shake and Chocolate Shake. Feeling a little extra? Get the Strawberry and Caramel Shakes!
Portuguese desserts are hard to come by in Singapore. But Tuga is on board with UrbanFindr, serving us a menu full of traditional Portuguese dishes and desserts! Pastéis de nata, in particular, also known as the Portuguese egg tart, is now a world-famous pastry originally created by Catholic monks in the civil parish of Saint Mary of Bethlehem in Lisbon. This pastry is very popular in Europe and several regions in Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The Sweet Rice Pudding (Arroz Doce), Chocolate Mousse (Mousse de Chocolate) and Portuguese Milk Custard are milky and creamy desserts that just screams madness on your palate. Want something slightly more refreshing? Get the Orange Roll or the Drunken Pear with Ice Cream.
A cookie is another American classic that tastes good no matter what. They are typically made with really simple ingredients like flour, sugar, egg and butter — get that ratio right, and you get a perfect cookie.
Cookies today come in myriads of flavours — thanks to globalisation and creativity of the pastry chefs. Cookies from Ark Coffee comes in 3 delicious flavours — Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk, Macadamia White Chocolate Chunk and Matcha White Chocolate Chunk. Pair the cookies with a cuppa of their specialty brew for a bittersweet experience.
Tarte Tatin is a classic French dessert created by two sisters, Stephanie and Caroline Tatin, by accident. This pastry dessert consists of fruits that are first cooked by caramelising them in butter and sugar before baking them together with a tart shell.
Bistro G, helmed by Chef/Restaurateur Gwen Lim and Chef Christophe Grilo, serves up a decadent Tarte Tatin — glistening caramelised apple slices with fragrant flavours of vanilla, baked in a puff pastry. Simply scrumptious!
Traditional Hong Kong Desserts
A reason why Hong Kong remains such a popular tourist destination is their exciting food scene and of course, their unconditional love for desserts — especially the traditional ones, which plays a huge part in their food culture.
Mei Heong Yuan Dessert is your perfect go to when it comes to traditional Hong Kong style desserts. You can find the famous Egg Pudding with Ginger, Steamed Milk Pudding. The Mango Roll and 3-Colour Cakes are also some of the must-tries on their menu!
Crepes are very thin pancakes, usually served with different types of fillings such as whipped cream, chocolate, caramel and berries. Originated from Brittany, West of France, this dessert is so delicious it has earned a standing in many parts of the world, with different regions having their own renditions of the classic French crepe.
These crepes from Teppan Works are great examples. Their Azuki & Shiratama Crepe is filled with red bean paste, homemade whipped cream drizzled with a golden caramel sauce and finally topped with matcha powder. If you are looking for a more traditional one, get the classic Apple Cinnamon Crepe. It is topped with their handmade apple cinnamon cream, apple slices and berries. So good!
Rounding off a meal with dessert or just enjoying dessert on its own (because you can and should!) is another form of Self Care. We know those extra calories are precious, and you should only save them for the best. Without further ado, hop onto UrbanFindr’s food delivery platform, with islandwide delivery, to find your sweet spot!