These Japanese-styled sponge cakes can now be found in Tampines One mall in the East of Singapore. They’re light, fluffy, and also large enough for sharing with friends and family.
One thing you gotta love about Singapore is how quickly it keeps up with food trends all over the world. First, bubble tea (originally from Taiwan too) came to town. Then, we fell in love with Thai coconut ice cream served in little coconut husks and topped with thin coconut shavings. And let’s not forget how instantly we became obsessed over salted egg yolk that many have attempted to fuse into different sorts of dishes. So it’s no surprise by now that we have yet another popular Taiwanese food sensation arriving in Singapore – Le Castella cakes.
These cakes are a take on Japanese-style sponge cakes and do not contain any preservatives. Sounds healthy enough, right? Well, these famous, cushion-y slabs use almost 60 eggs in one batch of baking, so it’s definitely a guilty pleasure. Each huge batch is cut equally into 10 large pieces, with each loaf measuring approximately 23cm by 13cm so it’s perfect for sharing – but it’s completely okay if you don’t want to, though; we won’t judge!
Do expect the long queues that you’d expect with any hot food trend that makes its way to Singapore. Currently, it offers two flavours – Original and Cheese – with a third one, Chocolate, to be launched soon.
Le Castella, #B1-32 Tampines One, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536.