Sweet Treats in the East

Our beloved Makan Kaki, Chef Shen Tan of Ownself Make Chef & Thank Goodness It’s is back! And this week, she reveals a sweet discovery in the East she was super excited to have stumbled across at Siglap Centre. She was headed there for a massage one weekend when she noticed this little dessert cafe in the basement. Always eager to try something new, she sat down to try a few dishes that caught her eye…

Click to listen/ download podcast of this week’s deliciously desserty episode!


Tang Yuan photo courtesy of Chef Shen Tan

Chef Shen recommends Ren Ren Desserts’ peanut tang yuan (or ah balling), which were very smooth, well-formed and with just the right amount of bite. The nutty spheres were served in a clear, sweet ginger broth that reminded her of the sweet potato & ginger soup her grandma used to make. Any time you get that nostalgia factor, it’s a bonus! She also found it fantastic that the dessert wasn’t too sweet, well-balanced and very clean-tasting.

Orh Nee photo courtesy of Chef Shen Tan

Another must-try dessert is that traditional Teochew delicacy Orh Nee (or yam paste). Describing it as “other level”, Chef Shen found the smashed yam smooth and creamy, mixed with pumpkin and ginko nuts. It was a dish she thoroughly enjoyed.

Easties, do pop in for a sweet fix and try the other goodies on their menu. Meanwhile, Westies like Chef Shen will still willingly make that cross-country journey for more!


55 Siglap Rd, #B1-23, S(455871)
Open: Tues – Sun 12.30 – 6.30pm (closed Mondays)
Tel: +65 9117 8228

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