Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chiffon Cake Trail

Bengawan Solo carved a name for the green cake with a hole, making it the most imported gift amongst friends and relatives. Chiffon cakes, made from whipping eggs till the foam gets stiff peaks is no easy feat - coming from a kitchen noob and having my chiffon cakes fail on me time and again. To think the aunties at departmental stores have it done so easily.

Here's a list that I have dutifully chomped on for quite a while, read on and hopefully it gets you wishing for a slice at the end of this post!

glace

Glace Patisserie and its signature orange box. I like their Japanese confectioneries a fair bit.

 full chiffon

Yuzu Chiffon ($12)

From its range of fruity chiffons, we found love in yuzu. These used to be priced at slightly over $10 and are now on an upward trend. Buy them before the next price hike!

orange chiffon

These spongey and zesty cakes are the answer to a light tea time snack. The clever usage of tofu makes this healthier than it already is.


cupcake

Juz Bread ($1.20), One Raffles Place

These are marketed as hokkaido cakes though I see none of such in hokkaido. Probably the milk used but I rather wave it off as another chiffon cake. 

hokkaido cake

These are light cakes dusted with icing sugar, lacking in some bounced that a chiffon cake has. Ordinary at best.

chinta manis

Chinta Manis Pandan Chiffon ($5.80)

Bengawan Solo's rival in the same Peranakan sphere. Portioned way smaller than the regular ones and deemed easier to consume than the usual size.

sliced


The shade of green is a tad bright, neon even. Fragrance unbeatable, one that I could smell even from the plastic bag. Bengawan Solo this is not, neither is it a Japanese chiffon, a tad sweet, slight dry and a wee bit too heavy on coconut, this is a decent pandan chiffon that gets better the longer kept.

chiffon 

Peranakan chiffon this is then. 



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Chiffon Cake ($0.70), Han's Cafe 

I would consider these swiss rolls rather than chiffon cake due to its density. Dry despite the buttercream, this is as pedestrian as it can get. 

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Artificially too sweet in its strawberry flavour too.

And the chomping goes on! What is your favourite brand of chiffon cake then?

5 comments:

  1. Haven't been there for very long but smiling orchid at ghim moh has seriously good chiffon cakes

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  2. Definitely BS! And don't get me started on those hokkaido cakes. BAD!!

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  3. @muchadoabouteating: thanks for the tip! am sure there will be a part 2 for this!

    @Ice: hehe...and people buy them like hotcakes?!

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  4. i like the one from glace! some other places to try would include 51 degrees and pure pandan!

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  5. @anon: wow, thanks for the tips! will check them out soon!

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