It’s always a bit of a gamble to go to one of those “instagrammable” food places, as there’s always a danger that the food looks beautiful but fails to deliver on taste. KKI Sweet is a dessert bar and definitely has some very instagrammable cakes – however I have heard some positive things about this place and so I thought I’d check this out whilst in Singapore.
It’s a popular place and you have to make a reservation at least a few days in advance via their website (they don’t do walk-ins), and also pre-order the cakes you would like to have beforehand – not quite the easiest thing to do especially if you don’t know what you might fancy eating on the day. But still, you can just order the one you definitely want to try, and then order more when you get there (since everything is made fresh, so none of the cakes have been left standing in a display cabinet since the start of the day).
Without a clear sign on the door, it’s actually not that easy to find which door is to KKI Sweet. I went into their neighbour’s store first and then I was told it’s the next door down.
The seats inside the shop were quite well spaced out – may be that’s because of the Covid restrictions still in place. At least with the reservation system, there’s no danger of overcrowding and people queueing outside waiting for an empty seat.
We ordered 3 pieces of cake in advance, as that’s what we would have wanted anyway:
- Marronnier – Chestnut, Red Fruits, Cassis
- J – Black Sesame, Yuzu, Matcha
- Teh – Earl Grey, Pear, Hazelnut
When it comes to look, the most beautiful one was “J” – the little “flower pot” was a jelly made with black sesame (so don’t try to pick that up by hand!), and the “soil” gave an interesting contrast of texture with the mousse filling. It’s stunning to look at and it tasted great too.
The Marronnier was good but there’s probably not enough chestnut in there (but then I love chestnuts!).
Teh was interesting as I expect it to be like a milky tea flavour. The pear and hazelnut was a good combination but maybe the tea flavour didn’t quite come through as much as it should be. Still, nice texture.
As far as dessert bar goes, this is not a bad place Certainly the look of the cakes was beautiful to look at, and the cakes were delicious enough. A fun place to come to.
Address: 3 Seah St, #01-01, Singapore 188379
Telephone: Not available
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12–7pm ; Sunday
Total: 16/20 [Based on visits in January 2022]