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This is antoliya living in Bukit Timah. I am a Student, work in Bukit Timah. I like to hang out in Bukit Timah, Orchard, Bishan. Japanese, Hong Kong, International, Singaporean, Middle Eastern are my favorite cuisines. I also love Bakery, Café, Restaurant, Hawker Centres, Stalls/Kiosks, Hotels, Specialised Food Shops. and Sushi/Sashimi, Burgers and Sandwiches, Dim Sum, Healthy food, Local Singaporean Fare, Soups and Salads, .
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Categories : Japanese | Bakery

 
Black Sesame Paste Bun

This was my first time trying a black sesame paste bun, something I have been meaning to try. After finally being able to get my hands on one, I slowly bit into the chewy bread, hoping that it would live up to my expectations. The bread was rather tasteless, but that was a good thing since the filling was extremely robust! The bread merely acted as a casing for the generous portion of black sesame inside.

In the picture above, the black sesame doesn’t really look very generous, but as you bite further in, the amount of filling increases (below). The filling was more powdery than a paste, and was not at all like the Black Sesame Paste dessert. It was stronger, and was almost too bitter. Being a black sesame fan, I liked this bun.

BUT, if you aren’t a fan of black sesame. I suggest you steer clear of this bun, since the black sesame taste is very strong. The bun was not sweet at all, so the natural flavor of the black sesame remains the star of this bun.

 
YAM BUN

Sadly, the filling was not as generous for this bun. But it was enough to me, considering that the yam paste tasted exactly like the yam paste dessert aka Orh-nee, which can be quite rich on its own. The sweetness was just right, and was nicely balanced off with the plain bread.

Oishii Bakery offers a great variety of quality buns, which go beyond your normal options, which is a huge plus point to me. I love how they incorporate traditional flavours into their bread. It would be nice if they made their fillings even more generous or increased the size of their buns though, since their buns average at $1.40 a piece. Compared to the many other neighbourhood bakeries though, it isn’t particularly outstanding. Definitely above average, but it is going to take a lot more for bread to really WOW me. Nonetheless, it is a good place to stop by to grab a bun, or two for a quick on-the-go snack.

Rating: 6/10 (+1 for variety)
 
Date of Visit: Jan 03, 2014 

Spending per head: Approximately $2

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 3  |  
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Categories : Bakery | Café | Desserts and Cakes

I was wandering along Eng Kong Terrace the other day, I stumbled upon this hidden gem!

You often don’t expect to find such a quaint cafe selling cakes and such amidst the rundown shophouses. This cafe-cum-bakery has only been open for a month! I really liked its brilliant white decor which certainly makes it stand out from the dull green/blue/black walls of its adjacent neighbors.

As I was walking past, the rows of beautifully displayed cakes caught my eye.
How can I say no to that? They were calling out my name. I just had to go in.

The rainbow cake wasn’t ready when I went down that day, but there was Red Velvet, Choco Heaven, and Carrot Cake in the glass display… as well as a Hazelnut Meringue, Victoria Sponge and Brownies in the top display.

They sell savouries too! But I was there for the tea, so I haven’t gotten the chance to try them. I’ll be back to see if they are any good, so do stay tuned for an update.

I love how the cafe is has minimalist decor, yet its simplistic design creates a very chic vibe. The atmosphere is chill, and the dining area is clean, and comfortable. The perfect place to chill over a cuppa and read a book, or just people watch.

We ordered the Carrot Cake and Choco Heaven (Chocolate Cake obviously) to try. I was so excited, I could barely contain myself, when I saw the size of the slices of cake. They were generous slabs of cake, standing tall on those sleek white plates. A feast for the eyes.

While getting to Lynn’s may not be a piece of cake, their cakes sure do make up for it.

Choco Heaven ($5.50)

 
This colossal beauty stands tall, almost twice the height of your normal cake. Yet, it is fluffy and moist, and not overly sweet. The chocolate ganache reminds me of the Secret Recipe chocolate cake, while the cake itself is similar to that of Lana’s Cakes. Definitely a winner, especially for chocolate lovers. You may want to share this slice though, since it really is quite big.

Each fluffy layer of chocolate cake is sandwiched with a thin layer of chocolate ganache which keeps the cake moist, and creates the perfect proportion of cake and ganache in every mouthful.

If you’re having one of those days, by all means, order a slice for yourself and go for it. It’ll take all your troubles away.

Carrot Cake ($6.00):

 
Carrot Cake is one of my favorite cakes, I like how Carrot Cakes have a variety of flavors and textures, which makes the cake so much more fun to eat, since every mouthful is a party in itself. The shreds of carrot, the smooth cream cheese, the crunchy walnuts and the sweet cinnamon, all meld together to create the perfect cake. None of the monotony of eating a singly-flavored cake.

Well that’s my point of view… to each his own.

Did their carrot cake meet my expectations?

YES YES YES. This was one of the best carrot cakes I have eaten.. and that is saying something since I have tried quite a few carrot cakes. In fact, I would say it is as good as, if not better, than Cedele’s Carrot Cake.

Their carrot cake was so moist, and flavorful, I had to control myself from wolfing down the whole slice, before my foodie friend could try some. I particularly loved how the cream cheese was smoother than Cedele’s, and had a nice tang to it! Just going off on a tangent here… I wonder if a lemon curd drizzle would work well with the cream cheese icing. Mmmm, I should try that out at home.

I definitely recommend their Carrot Cake.

(More photos and details on http://readysetfoogo.wordpress.com)
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cake
 
Date of Visit: Dec 07, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately $6(Tea)

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