February 4, 2017
I simply can’t get enough of foods with oozy fillings like salted egg yolk, chocolate, matcha, custard, cheese, juice and so much more! Loads of the recent food trends seem to involve oozilicious pastries and desserts, with the incorporation of savoury items like dumplings as well.
Here’s a list of 20 oozilicious foods that you can find in Singapore, guaranteeing a burst of flavour with every bite.
Home-grown chef, Janice Wong, is one of the top female pastry chefs in Singapore. With several prestigious accolades under her belt, her creations at 2am : dessert bar are not to be missed.
The Tsujirihei Green Tea Tart ($20) is filled with luscious green tea fondant that oozes onto the plate. Paired with a yuzu calamansi jelly, the flavours blend surprisingly well on the palate.
2am : dessertbar: 21A Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277733 | Opening Hours: (Tue to Sun) 3pm – 2am, Closed on Mon | Tel: +65 6291 9727 | Website
The KOKI Tamagoyaki take-away kiosk actually makes pretty good Choux Puffs. They are palm-sized and loaded with a generous amount of fillings.
From left to right, the Choux Puffs ($4.30 each) consist of Black Sesame, Coffee, Matcha and Bourbon Vanilla, available for takeaway. Trust me when I say that you should just get a whole box of these.
KOKI Tamagoyaki: 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 10am – 10pm | Website
I simply cannot get over the deep fried mochi donuts at Stateland Cafe that ooze salted egg yolk, raspberry and chocolate, respectively. New on the menu, the Cookie Butter Soft Serve with Mochi Burst ($15) features three mochi donuts with different fillings.
The donuts are chewy and served warm so that the fillings can flow out into a puddle on the plate. Totally irresistible!
Stateland Cafe: 30 Bali Lane, Singapore 189966 | Tel: +65 9800 7628 | Website
The Lemon Lava Cake ($14) at Vineyard at Hortpark is a refreshing and zesty alternative to the usual chocolate lava cake that we see on dessert menus. The cake itself is thick and chewy but once cut open, oozes a flow of smooth yellow lava.
For those who like tangy desserts, you’ll love the sourness of the lemon that cleanses the palate.
Vineyard at Hortpark: 33 Hyderabad Road, #02-02 Hort Park, Singapore 119578 | Tel: +65 6479 7977 | Website
Do I even have to talk you into this?
At BreadTalk, not only can you get the really affordable Golden Lava Croissant ($1 per piece, buy four get one free), but you can also find the Golden Lava Cheese Tart ($2.40 per piece, $8.80 for four pieces, $12 for six pieces).
Made with added Hokkaido Milk, these creamy tarts burst with cheesy goodness.
BreadTalk: 313 Orchard Road, #B2-31/32/33, Singapore 238895 | Tel: +65 6634 4434 | Website
Cheese, cheese and more cheese.
The Traditional Roman Schiacciata (plain $7, stuffed $18) comes highly recommended. Sandwiched between the crusty bread is oozy, melted pecorino cheese and lots of black truffle.
While you’re at it, try the Rice Suppli’, Mozzarella Melting Heart ($9) which resembles an arancini ball made with beef, pork and mozzarella cheese. Pry it open watch as a generous amount of ingredients spills out, interlaced with cheese.
iO Italian Osteria: 4 Hillview Rise, #02-01, Hillv2 Singapore 667979 | Tel: +65 6710 7150 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 10am – 10pm | Website
The Marvellous Matcha ($16) at Ninja Cut is a beautiful mess of flat matcha cake filled with a rich matcha fondant. The home-made fondant consists of white chocolate and matcha powder.
Topped with a creamy dollop of ricotta cheese and scoops of azuki beans, this dessert is easily one of the most oozilicious items on this list.
Ninja Cut: 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388 | Opening hours: (Mon to Fri) 9.30am – 7.30pm, (Sat & Sun) 9am – 6pm | Tel: +65 6264 7727 | Facebook
There is no way I’m leaving out eggs benedict on the list because it’s my favourite dish that oozes a hearty filling. Famous for the brunch menu, Common Man Coffee Roasters’ Organic Eggs Benedict ($24) is the perfect dish for egg-lovers.
Organic eggs are carefully poached to achieve the ideal runny yolk when poked. Together with the braised ox cheek underneath, the flavour combination is excellent and the oozy yolk is wonderfully creamy.
Common Man Coffee Roasters: 22 Martin Road, #01-00, Singapore 239058 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 8am – 7pm | Tel: +65 6836 4695 | Website
If you want to chill in a cosy environment, Antoinette is the place to go. There you’ll find the delicious Salted Yolk Lava Croissant ($6.50).
The salted egg croissant has an authentic egg yolk taste with a smooth consistency. The filling is made from salted egg yolks, sugar and milk before the mixture is hand-sieved to give it the velvety texture. Make sure it’s warm when you have it!
Antoinette: 30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street) Singapore 208188 | Tel: +65 6293 3121 | Website
Puffs, pastries, croissants… and here we have baguettes from Mr. Baguette with an oozy filling.
The Mini Lava-filled Baguettes ($1.80 each) boast a range of flavours to choose from, such as the Azuki Lava, Eskimo Lava, Tiramisu Lava and Apple Lava. The toasted azuki beans lend a crunchy texture to the exterior of the Azuki Lava baguette, while the filling remains smooth and creamy.
Get your napkins out because this is going to get messy.
Mr. Baguette: 505 Beach Road, #B1-51, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 19958 (opposite Golden Mile Complex) | Opening hours: (Daily) 12pm – 8pm (or when everything is sold out) | Tel: 91841257 (Kent), 90233855 (Irene) | Facebook
It’s not easy to make a good French toast with an oozy centre.
Meet & Melt strives to create not one, not two, but many different versions of this dish. Choose from flavours like the Thai Green Tea Lava Toast ($14.90) or pair your charcoal toast with ice cream.
The bread is a crispy thin layer and when cut open, the Thai green tea lava flows out like a river. It is quite a sight to behold. The taste of the Thai milk tea is stronger, with only hints of the green tea flavour, although the colour may lead you to think otherwise.
Meet & Melt: #01-49, 915 Tampines Street 91, 520915 | Opening Hours: (Tues to Fri) 3pm – 11pm, (Sat & Sun) 2pm – 11pm | Tel: 9185 8173/9185 8173 | Website
This is simply too much to resist. Cookies that ooze chocolate? Goodbye diet.
Kooks Creamery has a Signature Lava Cookie with Ice Cream ($8.50) that’s filled with warm oozy chocolate, so rich and sinful. The actual cookie is crumbly and soaks up the chocolate sauce.
Choose from the many flavours of ice cream available (I’d recommended something with vanilla) to pair with your warm cookie dessert.
Kooks Creamery: #01-02, 211 Serangoon Ave 4, Block 211, Singapore 550211 | Website
Instead of dipping your churros in sauces, Churros 101 lets you stuff churros with your desired ingredients like chocolate ($4.50), cream cheese ($4.70) and milk custard ($4.50).
The churros are fried on the spot, so they are fresh and crispy. The filling is then pumped into the hollow centres, ensuring that every bite gets you the perfect ratio of churro to filling.
Churros 101: Bugis Plus, 201 Victoria Street, #04-01, Singapore, 188067 | Opening hours: (Daily) 10am – 10pm | Website
This is no simple salted egg dish and you will not be disappointed. The Salted Egg Prata Bomb ($6) at Big Street Singapore is definitely a new way of eating prata.
Get your camera ready as it bursts apart with a salted egg yolk filling. A pool of yellow goodness quickly forms around the plate and you should mop it up with pieces of prata. This is truly the bomb!
Big Street Singapore: 104 – 106 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208828 | Opening Hours: (Tue to Sat) 11am – 3pm, Closed on Sun and Mon | Tel: +65 6100 2661| Facebook
Non Entree Desserts offers one-of-a-kind creations like the deceptive Singapore Breakfast ($13.90), which is actually a dessert!
You get a breakfast set with a ‘soft-boiled egg’ and ‘kaya toast’. The ‘soft boiled egg’ has a chocolate shell and when broken apart, out flows the coconut panna cotta as ‘egg white’ and the ‘yolk’.
Non Entrée Desserts: 204 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218451 | Opening hours: (Tues to Thurs) 2pm – 10pm, (Fri) 2pm – 11pm, (Sat & Sun) 12pm – 10pm | Website
This is the salted egg croissant on a whole other level. The RacletteSant ($9.90) at Flavour Flings is a mixture of sweet and savoury, with melted Swiss raclette cheese covering the salted egg yolk croissant.
Get your knife and fork ready to dig into this beautiful mess, with a flavour combination like no other.
Flavour Flings: Block 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121 | Tel: +65 6286 0051 | Facebook
The Rosey Wine Yummy Char Siu Bao 叉烧包 ($4.50) is part of the dim sum at Victor’s Kitchen that literally oozes char siu because of the generous filling.
The buns are so fluffy and soak up the sweet sauce really well. You can’t taste much of the wine but the char siu is pretty unbelievable.
Victor’s Kitchen: 91 Bencoolen Street, Sunshine Plaza, #01-21, Singapore 189652 | Facebook
I absolutely adore the Baked Custard buns ($5.80 for three) at Mouth Restaurant.
My first bite into these gorgeous buns and I was instantly hooked. The exterior is crispy, with bits of flaky pastry. Encased within is a warm custard filling, so rich and grainy that I couldn’t help myself.
No wonder this is a signature dish of the restaurant.
Mouth Restaurant : 22 Cross Street #01-61 China Square Central South Bridge Road Court Shop House Singapore 048421 | Opening Hours: (Mon to Fri) 11.30am – 3pm, (Sat & Sun) 10am – 4.30pm, (Daily) 6pm – 10pm | Tel: +65 6438 5798 | Website
Giant xiao long bao? Yes, please! The Steamed Minced Pork with Crab Roe Broth Dumpling ($4.80) at Ye Chun Xiao Jiang Nan is a huge pork dumpling where you drink the soup inside with a straw.
It comes with a generous amount of crab roe mixed with minced meat that would satisfy any xiao long bao lover.
If you prefer the bite-sized dumplings, Xiao Long Baos ($4.80 for four) are also sold here.
Ye Chun Xiao Jiang Nan: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-181/182, Singapore 039594 | Tel: +65 6333 4038
I am sure many are familiar with this classic breakfast dish, featuring two half boiled eggs mixed with soy sauce and a dash of pepper. Slurp it all down or mop it up with a slice of kaya toast.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery keeps this original oozilicious food simple and tasty.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery: 204 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428903 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 8.30am – 3.30pm | Tel: +65 6345 0419