How often have you skipped dessert because you felt guilty about overeating after a good meal? Or felt guilty about indulging in a sugar- and fat-laden dessert?
Well, you shouldn’t feel bad. A dessert is the culmination of every meal. Sometimes it can even make up for a bad meal. It’s a prize. It’s a consolation. It’s something we all deserve.
Before I give you the best places to get Instagram- and Michelin Star-worthy desserts, here are some reasons to indulge your sweet tooth:
* It can help you lose weight. Research at the Tel Aviv University’s Wolfson Medical Centre discovered that non-diabetic obese people can lower their weight by eating dessert for breakfast. It’s because desserts reduce cravings throughout the day.
* It can put you in a good mood. Ever wondered why depressed people like to eat sweets? Endorphins, the feel-good hormone, are released the moment we eat something sweet.
* You’ll not get fat. Well, if you take only a few nibbles. Who says you have to eat everything on your dessert plate? Studies had shown that even a few bites of your favourite dessert are enough to satisfy cravings.
Ready for a bite now?
The Fabulous Baker Boy
What did I tell you about dessert being great for breakfast? The Fabulous Baker Boy, a breakfast and brunch cafe, knows this and had been serving excellent cakes for over 10 years. As of this writing, they have 27 flavours.
Juwanda Hassim is a former theatre performer and the man behind the fabulous baker who makes cakes named after famous American music personalities and movies.
Here are some of them:
The Bitter Marmalade consists of buttermilk sponge sandwiching layers of marmalade and lemony cream cheese. It’s covered in puff pastry.
Ms Beyonce is a lemon and yogurt sponge layered with lemon emulsion, smothered in lemon frosting and topped with hand-piped buttercream rosettes.
America’s Queen of Soul Music Aretha Franklin is also immortalised in a spiced pumpkin sponge filled with cream cheese, and topped with crushed pretzels, spiced pecan bits, cornflakes and salted caramel.
Address: 70 River Valley Rd #01-15, Singapore 179037
Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Friday – Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Phone: + 65 6694 8336
The Dark Gallery
They say dark chocolate helps reduce one’s risk of stroke.
Looks like The Dark Gallery knows what it’s doing. They’ve crafted the majority of their desserts from dark chocolate, which they source from high quality brands like Valhrhona and Cacao Barry.
Some of The Dark Gallery’s famously tasty creations are: their Single Origin Dark Chocolate Ice Creams made with a variety of cacao percentages, lattes served with ice cubes of frozen chocolate, and s’mores with dark chocolate ice cream.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-K5, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Hours: Monday- Sunday, 11 AM – 9:30 PM
Phone: +65 6255 0368
FatCat Ice Cream Bar
Ice cream – the rich, frozen delight enjoyed by people for centuries. But with ice cream so common these days, it’s a challenge to make this frozen goodie more interesting and tasty than the Häagen-Dazs we can pick up from the store.
Enter FatCat and their genius creations.
FatCat’s signature gourmet charcoal waffles are paired with salted egg yolk sauce, which lend a lovely hint of savouriness to the sweet ice creams.
Their Reverse S’mores consist of torched marshmallow and banana caramel sorbet on a cookie base.
The Instagram-worthy Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake, made of cinnamon cream cheese mousse and shortbread crumble with raspberry sorbet, tastes as good as it looks.
Address: Blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 #01-25, Singapore 460416
Hours: Monday: 1 -10 PM
Wednesday – Thursday: 1 PM – 10 PM
Friday: 1 -11 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 11 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM
Phone: +65 6241 0830