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Best Places To Eat in Singapore – Chocolate Cake in Food Court

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

Madam Kwan KLCC - 4 Star Rating

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.

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Chinese Pancakes
Traditional Pancakes, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

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?

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Coffee and Chocolate Cake
Coffee and Chocolate Delight, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

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!

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Delight Cake, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

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.

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Chocolate Walnut Cake
Chocolate Walnut Cake, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

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?

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Banana Butter Cake
Banana Butter Cake, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

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.

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Brownies, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

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.

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - One Chinese Pancake
A Traditional Pancake, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

Pancake King – Asia Travel Gems Final Word

Asia Travel Gems Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

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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.

Best Places To Eat In Singapore - Pancake King Stall Front
Pancake King Stall Front, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems


Bras Basah Complex
Coffee Express 2000 Foodcourt
231 Bain Street
Singapore 180231

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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16 Replies to “Best Places To Eat in Singapore – Chocolate Cake in Food Court”

  1. Hi Timotheus,
    I love pancakes, and I’m crazy for chocolate cakes. Next time I go to Singapore, I’m definitively going there. And prices for cakes are lover than in my home town.
    Generally I like Asian food, not just sweets, but the major turn off for me is common use of taste improving additives. It’s good to know these guys aren’t using any of that.

    1. Hi Mia! Thanks for dropping by. We love pancakes and chocolate cakes too! And yes, no additives – Good! haha
      Do let us know when you have tried this recommendation. Come back and give us your feedback.
      Please subscribe to our Best Places in Asia newsletter for updates. 🙂

  2. All those delicious cakes making me hungry.
    Hey Timotheus
    I have never been to Singapore, but I plan on going in the near future. I love pancakes and chocolate cake and those looking really tasty and at a good price.
    I have seen some cakes over priced and tasting average.

    1. Hey Charlotte! Good to see you here. We know what you mean. When we look at the photos, we too feel hungry and yearn for those pancakes and cakes. Haha

      And we agree! Lots of over priced cakes that taste blah. That is why when we come across something good and at a very reasonable price, we feature it here on Asia Travel Gems – Best Places To Visit in Asia. 🙂

      Oh, good to hear you plan to visit Singapore. Before you do, please do check out our website for suggestions on what to see, what to eat, where to play, etc. And if you book the hotels with our partner, Agoda, you can get very good hotel deals, too.

      Please subscribe to our Best Places in Asia newsletter for updates.

  3. These places look great! I’ve only been to Singapore once before but after seening this I want to go back!
    I will bookmark this page for safe keeping in case I end up there again on holidays!
    Great information.

    1. You’re welcome Jeremy!

      Good to hear that you have been to Singapore. And very happy to hear that you have bookmarked our site for future reference when you visit here again. Asia Travel Gems also feature other cities, the Best Places to Visit in Asia. Do check out our blog posts about other cities when you need to read about where to go, what to see, great food to eat, etc.

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  4. Hi Timotheus! I found this very interesting. I always enjoy seeing food from other countries. When you say ‘pancakes’, they are not the traditional flat pancakes like here in the US? Are they really just cakes baked in a pan? I really appreciated your photos, especially the chocolate cake!

    1. Hi Colleen! Thanks for dropping by. Glad you found this interesting. 🙂

      Yes, the pancakes here are really a type of cake baked in a pan. It is a circular pan and the dough is spread all over the pan into a thin layer. After it is cooked, the cake is taken out of the pan. Then fillings such as red bean paste, or peanut + sugar or coconut or cheese or green bean paste and more types of fillings are spread onto the inner layer of the cake. Then the cake is folded into half, just like the ones you see in the photos.

      You have inspired us to take a video of how this pancake is done. We will try to have one done (hopefully the owner of the stall agrees to be filmed). So, do check in again for updates on this.

      We are also very happy you like our photos. They were taken with a camera phone. We hope to upgrade to a professional camera to take better photos soon. Do check out our other blog posts with nice photos and videos of places to see, eat and play.

      Please subscribe to our Best Places in Asia newsletter for updates. 🙂

  5. I have died and gone to Cake Heaven!!! I could spend a week in that food court and never be bored. Is there only cakes and dessert food there or do they do other types of food as well?

    1. Hahaha. Thanks Matthew! We too thought we have gone to Cake Heaven too when we had those cakes and pancakes. 😀

      They do serve lots of other food at the food court too. There is Japanese food, local food, Malay food, and more. Lots to explore.

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  6. Great review! my wife and I do some travelling and she always wanted to go to Singapore (she’s Filipina) so we will definitely have to check this place out, as we also share a sweet tooth for very good desserts!

    Great review thanks!

    1. Thanks Mike! Glad you like the review! We have sweet tooth too! So you will be seeing lots of reviews of dessert places here at Asia Travel Gems.

      When you come to Singapore, and tried these cakes and pancakes, do let us know what you think? At the prices, we believe they are definitely worth the money.

      Please subscribe to our Best Places in Asia newsletter for updates. 🙂

  7. I wasn’t hungry until now. All I want is pancakes and chocolate cake. OMG they look good. The pictures are all original aren’t they? You are actually there. You lucky devil. All that goodness to choose from. However do you make up your mind? One of each, Please, lol. Great article. I found myself walking along the sidewalk with you and that was awesome. You put me right there with you. Great writing.

    1. Thanks Deborah for the high praise! We love it that you are here with us through the writing. 😀

      Yes, the photos are all taken by us. Most of the photos here on Asia Travel Gems are originals by us. We prefer to use our own photos as they also communicate our personal experiences. Do visit our other pages to see them all.

      You are right! It was hard to make up our minds. We wanted to try them all but we were about to attend a dinner after that. So we had to save our appetites. Darn. hahaha Look out for more photos of the other place where we had dinner. It was really nice too.

      Please subscribe to our Best Places in Asia newsletter for updates. 🙂

  8. This post made me extremely hungry.
    Im far from being in Singapore but I have a close friend that will love this post i will share asap 🙂
    Thanks for the post! Have lovely evening.

    1. Thanks Arlet! We have many readers writing to us that our photos make them drool and hunger for cakes and pancakes too. Goal achieved! Hee hee

      Thanks for recommending this post to your friend. Please do read our other posts about other cities. Lots of interesting places and tips!

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