Chocolate Cakes in Food Court? This was unheard of in the past. It is not something usually seen or something people would consume at a food court in Singapore. But with this addition, Bras Basah Food Court has just become one of the Best Places To Eat in Singapore.
Pancake King – The Overview & Rankings
Name: Pancake King
Cuisine: Pancake (traditional local style) filled with Peanut, Red Bean Paste or Coconut, Local Delights such as Curry Puff & Kuehs, Pastries (Chocolate Delight, Apple Pie, Brownies, Butter Cake, and more
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dining Choices: Dine In, Take Away
Family Friendly: Yes
Food: 4.0 out of 5.0
Service: 3.0 out of 5.0
Value: 4.0 out of 5.0
Atmosphere: 2.5 out of 5.0
Prices: $ out of $$$$$
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0
About Pancake King
Pancake King started in 1998 in a little known coffee shop at a lesser known area. What made them stood out was the promise of money back guarantee.
All their pancakes were freshly made on the spot with the freshest ingredients. They do not add any MSG, artificial flavoring or preservatives. Should any of their pancakes be found not fresh or with any of the additives or flavoring, they guarantee money back.
Today, this policy continues and includes their new food offerings such as cakes, pies and pastries.
Pancakes and Pastries
It had been a long and tiring morning and half of an afternoon. And we definitely deserve a break. We remembered a quaint little coffee shop at Bras Basah Complex that serves good local coffee.
When we reached there, we were surprised by a new food stall selling cakes! Not a wide range but a good range indeed!
We immediately made a strategy. First, the coffee. Oh, the good and strong local coffee. Then, the cakes!
The Chocolate Delight caught our eye. Looks good, yes?
The Chocolate Delight truly lived up to its name. An awesome delight!
It was not too sweet. Just right, without overwhelming the taste buds. The cake was moist without being too much. And the chocolate icing … oh yum!
We wanted to try the Chocolate Walnut Cake. We wondered which to choose – this or the Chocolate Delight?
We asked the person serving over the counter, and he advised us that if we wanted a cake that is just pure chocolate, the choice is Chocolate Delight.
But if we liked our cakes with a little something inside, it would be the Chocolate Walnut Cake. He further explained that there were bits of walnuts inside the cake, too.
Very tempting! We will surely try this next time.
If you are not feeling like having any chocolate, there are other choices like this Banana Butter Cake. We must say, there are days we do feel like having some other types of cake. And this truly would be ideal.
The word butter promises so much, don’t you think?
Back to more chocolate choices. They have these brownies that would look good to have with ice cream. Hmmm … wonder if they do serve these with ice cream. We will find out next time.
And of course, how can we not show their flagship product – the Traditional Pancakes. There are a few choices. Those filled with Peanut (and sugar), Red Bean Paste or Coconut.
We liked them all! They were really good! The crust was crispy. The outer layer was firm and some parts a little crispy too.
The inside was soft and filled with just the right amount of filling. Too much can be overkill, and too little can be dissatisfying. Their pancakes? Totally pleases our palate.
Pancake King – Asia Travel Gems Final Word
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0
This is another review where the scores do not seem to add up (just like the one for Shek Kee Wonton Noodles – the Best Wonton Noodles in Hong Kong.
Why 4.0 out of 5.0? Why that rating when the service was mediocre and the atmosphere was lacking?
Just like for Shek Kee, it was because they delivered on what matters most – the food. Also, the money for value. At such low prices, we are getting really our money’s worth!
So we do recommend our Asia Travel Gems readers visit this place and try the cakes.
Here is a photo of how the stall looked like. Simple and unassuming. But delivers in spades.
Bras Basah Complex
Coffee Express 2000 Foodcourt
231 Bain Street
Operating Hours :
7am – 10pm
Contact Number: +65 9728 8225
How to Get There?
Go to City Hall MRT, and exit to Raffles City Shopping Centre. Walk through the shopping centre towards Bras Basah Road.
At the traffic junction of Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road, cross over to North Bridge Road, along the side where Carlton Hotel and Asia Grand resides.
Walk a little further down, and you will reach Bras Basah Complex. The food court is on the ground level. Walk into the complex to find the entrance to the food court. If unsure, ask the friendly locals for a little further directions.
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Hey everyone, I am Timotheus. When I am not giving lectures, I love traveling and visiting cities and towns all over Asia. It is a thrill for me to find and share awesome places to see, great tasting food to eat, and restful rooms to get a good night’s sleep.