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Where to buy a good pandan cake?

Postby aster » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:30 am

Found a few places, but they are rather average compared to the pandan cake I get for breakfast where I live (I bet they get it delivered so will also ask them).

Not looking for a pandan-flav cheescake, but the really light, sponge-type pandan cake. Any recommendations for a place within the Orchard, Marina area and Harbourfront triangle?

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:39 am

My God, you're asking for something very common and easily available! :P

But wrong places. Pandan sponge cake is too humble to appear in that triangle - not without the crazy price tag.

Try the ones in neighbourhood bakeries (not the bakery chains). I can think of Prima Deli as the closest one you can find.

http://www.primadeli.com/outlets/outlets.asp

See if it helps, the ones in Clementi and Jurong has pandan sponge cake. I think those cost less than SGD5.

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Postby aster » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:53 am

the lynx wrote:My God, you're asking for something very common and easily available! :P


That's what I thought until I actually tried to find one. ;)

Of course you are right, it's all about where to look... and I'm not venturing into the right places it seems. :)

Will give Prima Deli a try. I see that they're in Somerset 313 as well, but will also try Jurong as you recommended.

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Postby dazzlebabe » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:55 pm

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 1:20 pm

IMO, I actually prefer the ones from humble bakeries to the established ones. The sponge cakes from the former are often more filling and 'springy', if you get what I mean. On the other hand, those from the latter are way too soft.

Are you still staying around Woodlands? (I remember your post asking about good places to drink around north last year)

There's this small bakery at Admiralty Place next to Admiralty MRT station, which is next to the wet market. I used to buy sponge cakes there as I like the range of flavours and texture of the cakes. Forgot the name but you won't miss it. Used to stay around there.

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Postby aster » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 4:10 pm

I've never been to Woodlands actually, just wanted to hop on the MRT and spend a day there sometime, but never got around to it. :) I live in the River Valley area, between CQ and RQ.

The pandan cake I like is the spongy one that's extremely light. Two days ago I got something that resembled it except it wasn't that spongy and seemed extremely heavy (kaya?). I also got a chiffon pandan cake that was very similar, but nowhere near as spongy.

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Postby aster » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:44 pm

Ok, the one at Prima Deli was decent, and luckily they have an outlet at Somerset 313 so it wasn't too far out of the way.

In the meantime I have found out who delivers pandan sponge cake (and other stuff) to where I live, and it's a place called "Pine Garden." A quick search revealed that it's somewhere in AMK, though not in the hub but a seemingly short walk somewhere eastwards from the MRT station. Has anyone been there? Is it going to be a pain to find?

I will also have to try the place by the Admirality station, and I might as well give Bengawan Solo a go as well.

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Postby aster » Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:50 pm

Interesting article about pandan cakes in Singapore:
http://www.soshiok.com/article/12221

From my experience thus far:

Prima Deli: ok cake, though not sure I like how moist it is even though this seems to be a desired trait (as they have a "extra moist" label on it).

Bengawan Solo: didn't like their pandan cake so won't be back again. Way too moist, but at least it was unevenly moist. So I cut the cake in half... albeit horizontally and not vertically, and then ate the top half of the cake only.

Asia Bakes: closed down earlier this month it seems so very unlucky to miss out on giving it a try as it appeared to be one of the best places in Singapore.

Yummi Chiffon: this is your low-fat/sugar alternative but I've taken a liking to it due to this reason. Plus they use shredded coconut bits to give the cake a unique taste.

Pine Garden's: this still has to go down as my favourite and I am so eager to pop over and pick up an entire cake for the first time. Unfortunately they are closed for the New Year and will reopen on Feb 1, so I've still got a few days to go.

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Postby aster » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:22 am

Anyone know where I can buy pandan cakes with the "Season" logo? I've tried to look them up via maps/search engine but to no avail, so maybe it's other stores that carry their products?

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 8:59 am

aster wrote:Anyone know where I can buy pandan cakes with the "Season" logo? I've tried to look them up via maps/search engine but to no avail, so maybe it's other stores that carry their products?


Season is a subsidiary of Swensen's. That's your first clue :wink:

The only closest independent Season store I know is in City Square Mall, JB, Malaysia.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:49 am

I don't know the first thing about Pandan Cakes but is the basement of Takashimaya a good place for variety?


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