It seems like we have a penchant for food that flows. From eggs benedict to molten lava cake, and the latest salted egg croissant, we have been lusting over food that oozes with flavour and surprise. It might stem from an innate desire to play with our food, or the simple element of surprise when you cut into your food to reveal something more.
Regardless the motivation, it’s worth noting that being soft-hearted isn’t exactly a bad thing anymore. Here’s a list of places you can pop by should you feel like indulging in this new trend of molten goodness!
1. Non Entrée Desserts
Redefining how desserts are being served is Non Entrée Desserts, a cafe that brings you innovative treats. Perfect for when you’re craving something more than the usual ice cream. As testament to their popularity, there are countless Instagram videos of people digging into their dessert creations.
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The Matcha Avalanche is as dramatic and exciting as it sounds. A warm matcha lava cake is perched on top of a bowl, sitting vicariously on a brittle of almond nougatine. Slice into the cake and watch the azuki beans fall onto a scoop of roasted green tea gelato and chocolate soil. The result is a burst of complementary flavours and textures.
Non Entrée Desserts
Address: 204 Rangoon Road, #07-05
Opening hours: Tue – Thu: 2pm – 10pm; Fri: 2pm – 11pm; Sat: 12pm – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 10pm
2. Fatcat Ice Cream Bar
No stranger to innovation, Fatcat Ice Cream Bar‘s charcoal waffles drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce was what shot them to fame. As part of their monthly specials, they have introduced their Orange Soju as the latest addition. Intricately plated, the orange sphere hides soju foam, yogurt and blood orange sorbet, which sits on a bed of candied fruit and granita. With its refreshing taste and playful textures, this dessert is a great way to quench the summer heat.
Another dessert that’s bursting with ooey gooey goodness is the Salted Egg Charcoal Choux. Peel back the warm crispy shell to reveal molten salted egg sauce that serves as a great counterpoint to all the sweet treats.
Fatcat Ice Cream Bar
Address: 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu: 1pm – 9:30pm; Fri: 1pm – 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm – 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm – 9:30pm
Forget eclairs. These adorable cream puffs are almost too delicate and pretty to eat. At Ollella, their choux pastries are given a little update – they come with a layer of flavoured cream and various toppings. Think tart lemon cream with a crunchy meringue topping enveloped in a crisp choux pastry.
Another crowd favourite will have to be the striking Raspberry Choux that tastes as good as it looks. It comes in a gorgeous hue of red, filled with raspberry vanilla cremeux and topped with fresh raspberries.
Address: 3 Petain Road, #01-01
Opening hours: Wed – Mon: 12pm – 9pm
4. The Bakery Chef
This place requires no further introduction. After being featured by Insider Food, the video of The Bakery Chef‘s Charcoal Toast with salted egg yolk filling has since gone viral. Cut into the warm thick toast to unleash the molten goodness – diners can choose from various fillings which include salted egg, nutella, and matcha. Served with a scoop of ice cream, you’ll find yourself oozing with joy as you dig into this dessert.
The Bakery Chef
Address: 161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3711
Opening hours: Mon – Thu, Sun: 10pm – 7pm; Fri – Sat: 10pm – 9pm
5. Mr Baguette
Bread bowls are usually filled with hearty stews or cheesy dips. But at Mr Baguette, they fill their mini bread bowls with a range of oozing sweet options like chocolate and egg custard. A humble stall at Golden Mile Food Center, these dessert bread bowls might just be the next big thing.
One of their most popular options is the Red Velvet Lava; the baguette surrounds a pool of decadent red velvet mixture made of beetroot, chocolate, cheese, yogurt, and buttermilk. Who knew that baguettes could be made into such sinful creations.
Address: 505 Beach Road, #B1-51
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 7:30pm; Sat: 12pm – 8pm
They might be called cream puffs on Neato‘s menu but don’t be fooled by these parcels of delight. With their running centres, they should be called lava puffs instead. Their chewy pastries hide some pretty delicious liquid gold.
Besides the usual milk custard and matcha, Neato also serves up a grey custard puff that’s literally bursting with bergamot fragrance.
You’ll want to eat the pastries with a plate to catch all the drips of flavour. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Address: 175 Bencoolen Street #01-55
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6:30pm. Saturday – Sunday, 1pm – 6:30pm
Now you know that these places serve up delicious sweet treats that ooze molten goodness, the only thing you have to worry about is eating carefully so you don’t drip or drop anything on your white shirt. Believe us, we’ve been there.
(Header image: Amanda Jayne, words by editor)