Sunday, April 3, 2011

Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery

Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery, located at NEX, a new shopping mall in Serangoon, might be interesting to some for its wide array of bread and cakes.

I first read this bakery on Daniel's blog and had made a mental note to drop by this place should I be in the vinicity. Great service I would say as I made my reservations of 4 cakes and a bread via the telephone with no credit card verification. To think that I collected the cakes so late that they were just 30 min away from their closing hours.

Selection of cakes offered here is pretty interesting and extensive, ranging from mousse to tarts.

Strawberry Cake
Strawberry Cake ($5.80)
Sponge cake with strawberry and sponge cream

Strawberry Shortcake has always been the more popular choice among the array of Japanese cakes and depending on individual's preference, it can be either your cup of tea or a disappointment.

I would associate this with what I had from Sun Moulin, dense sponge with a decent quality of chantilly cream but to travel all the way to Serangoon, I would prefer to have my strawberry shortcake fix elsewhere.

Sakura ($6.30)
Cherry Blossom buttercream cake with caramelized walnuts

This could be my favourite among all and the biggest shortcoming of this cake is that buttercream isn't really my cup of tea.

Setting aside the buttercream, this cake is unique in terms of its texture and this combination isn't common in most patisseries. The floral buttercream compliments nicely with the chunky walnuts and the sponge cake completes the overall taste.

Pumpkin Mont Blanc
Pumpkin Mont Blanc ($5.80)
Pumpkin paste, apricot and whipped cream cake

We didn't try this as we kept this for Yuan's mum. On the contrary, we had the signature green pumpkin bread which was lovely.

The green portion of the bread or rather the "skin" is a chewy sweet dough, making it an alternative to the Hong Kong Pineapple Bun.

Mont Blanc

Green Pumpkin cakes are attractive in its appearance and flavours but are in general very sweet. Hence, the Mont Blanc is no exception and the sweetness was so overwhelming that we have difficulty finishing the cake.

Yuzu Cream Cheese Cake

Yuzu Cream Cheese was Yuan's favourite for it being a light and refreshing treat. With a thin layer of cake as the base and a molten core of yuzu encapsulated with cheese mousse, this is small and light enough to be a post-dinner delight.

Other items that are available on their shelf are Berry Tart ($4.80), Vanilla Custard Pudding ($3), Baked Cheesecake ($4.20) and Chocolate Mousse ($6.30).

Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery Cafe
23 Serangoon Central
#B1-K1 NEX
Singapore 556083
Tel: 6634 7990

Operating hours:
10:30am to 10pm (daily)
Introduction to Green Pumpkin Japanese Bakery on their Facebook Fan Page


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