Fruity, tangy and sweet: Get a taste of summer with these desserts!
There are few things more summery than lazing in the sun with a fruity drink. But if you want a dose of sweetness that’s more sophisticated than a homemade fruit punch, swing by these spots for tropical desserts that’ll satisfy all your cravings.
One of our fave Japanese cafes has launched a summer spin on its menu of simple and delicious fare. Nip into Cafe&Meal Muji for sweet pick-me-ups, starting with mango panna cotta, a tropical take on the Italian classic. It’s served with pineapple lime jam, fresh mangoes and coconut tuiles. For a buttery dessert, you can’t go wrong with banana crumble, served warm with passion fruit sauce and vanilla ice cream. Wash it all down with tropical fruits soda, a blend of yuzu, pineapple and mango topped with smooth coconut cream, soda, lime zest and mango boba.
Note: Cafe&Meal Muji’s summer items are available from now till 8 July 2020 only. Get the summer set meal at $18.80 (U.P. $20.70) and enjoy the desserts for $4 (U.P. $5.90)/ $5 (U.P. $7.90) or the soda at $5 (U.P. $7.90). Set menu is only available at Plaza Singapura and Raffles City.
Cafe&Meal Muji, multiple locations including Jewel Changi, Plaza Singapura and Raffles City
At Kura, adorable desserts are the name of the game. The moniker references the Japanese word for warehouse, and trust us when we say this one’s chock full of delightful sweets! Make a beeline for the cake counter if you’re after some tropical bites. Highlights include the tangy key lime tart and passion mango tart. Spot something that looks like a block of cheese? It’s actually pineapple compote, yuzu curd and cheese mousse.
Kura, #01-07, The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239351
2am Dessert Bar
Okay, this one’s more of a restaurant than a cafe, but how could we leave out these dessert creations? With Janice Wong at the helm, it has a stellar track record for whipping up stunning sweets. If you’re after something decadent, summery and Instagram-worthy, the Cacao Forest ticks all the right boxes. This fruity tropical dessert comes with fluffy cotton candy that hides chocolate mousse, passion fruit chocolate, banana ice cream and mango lime lychee consommé.
2am Dessert Bar, 21A Lor Liput, Singapore 277733
Wild Honey prides itself in dishing out all things breakfast, but on top of that, it has many things summery too. And by that we mean decadent picks with tropical ingredients within. Have a Sweet Morning with the twice-cooked brioche French toast stuffed with grilled mango, vanilla bean mascarpone and hibiscus-berry compote. Or, take your tastebuds to Tahiti with the Tahitian, a plate of coconut pancakes served with coconut yoghurt, fresh mango, passion fruit and maple syrup.
Wild Honey, multiple locations including Scotts Square and South Beach
Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Tarte by Cheryl Koh never disappoints with artisanal bakes made from scratch every morning – no wonder they taste so good! For a taste of the tropics, try the mango tart with juicy slices of the fruit or the saccharine passion fruit meringue with passion fruit seeds for a layered bite. Love a splash of citrus in your tropical desserts? The yuzu mille-feuille brings you a crispy puff pastry with zesty yuzu cream.
Tarte by Cheryl Koh, #02-12, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
Southeast Asian cuisine reigns supreme at Ding Dong, a quirky and playful hang along Amoy Street. Contemporary regional dishes aside, the compact dessert menu is worth a visit for. You’ll be tempted by the likes of spiced poached guava with sour plum and sweet chili mango (pictured); durian Alaska with pandan meringue and sable; banana cannoli with passion fruit and coconut ice cream; and chendol mai with attar seeds and gula melaka ice cream.
Ding Dong, 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935