The Lapis Place: Speciality Kueh Lapis With Unique Flavours Such As Earl Grey & Mandarin Orange At Dhoby Ghaut

It seems like we’ve been snacking and feasting for months now, given the barrage of festivities that have yet to cease. I’m going to give you another reason to munch, with The Lapis Place‘s speciality kueh lapis.

With a selection that boasts over 17 different flavours, this Lunar New Year, they are showcasing two seasonal specials—Mandarin Orange and Pineapple—and six of their best-sellers. You’ll be glad to know they are all proudly locally-produced!

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I personally love how moist and tender kueh lapis is, which is why I held high expectations for the myriad of flavours of kueh lapis I was about to sink my teeth into!

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One of the highlights for this Chinese New Year is their Large Prune Lapis With “福” And Edible Gold (S$108) (available only from 9 to 12 January 2020, as part of Takashimaya Membership Day).

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The prune bits were interlaced between the delicate layers of the kueh lapis, a sight that truly makes me happy. Some prune kueh lapis can prove to be too overwhelmingly tart, but this one was a nice balance of sweet and just a touch of sour.

There was also a slight chewiness that provided a nice mouthfeel to the soft kueh. It was a good start to the kueh lapis-tasting trip, and the best part was that the kueh lapis wasn’t cloyingly oily.

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They offer some pretty unique kueh lapis flavours, like Pineapple (S$26 for a quarter, S$50 for medium, S$98 for large), Cinnamon (S$22 for a quarter, S$43 for medium, S$80 for large), Mandarin Orange (S$26 for a quarter, S$50 for medium, S$98 for large), and Earl Grey (S$26 for a quarter, S$50 for medium, S$98 for large).

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The Mandarin Orange, one of the Lunar New Year specials, was an interesting one, combining a citrusy fruit with the fattiness of kueh lapis. There were dried orange peels tucked between the kueh lapis layers, which proved to be chewy and almost candy-like.

I would say it’s a great way to get your dose of Vitamin C and treat yourself a much-deserved sweet snack.

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The Cinnamon held some promise, as I snuck a close whiff of the kueh lapis and anticipated a potent spicy scent. Although its scent was subtle, I appreciated how soft and moist the kueh lapis was.

Fun fact: the Mandarin Orange and Cinnamon kueh lapis are the most pre-ordered items for Chinese New Year and customers have expressed their love for their fragrant bite.

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Most cakes and cookies that are Earl Grey-flavoured seem to have let me down. The Earl Grey kueh lapis, fortunately, didn’t! It was aromatic, fluffy, and had all the right makings of a tea-time accompaniment.

It was strangely drier than the rest of the kueh lapis, but it didn’t bother me one bit. I was thoroughly enjoying the slightly earthy scent of the earl grey, and this turned out to be my top pick!

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Lastly, the Pineapple, also a Lunar New Year special, is a flavour that is commonplace around Chinese New Year. It uses some of the best pineapples in Asia, and had a touch of zing in every bite.

Out of the five, my favourites from The Lapis Place were Earl Grey and Prune, both for very different reasons. The former was for its undeniable aroma, while the latter was for its moist and plump texture, as well as balanced sweetness.

They have a permanent kiosk at Plaza Singapura (#B1-K4) and currently have booths that are operating at the following places till 23 January 2020:

  • Takashimaya Square, B2 
  • Vivo City, Level 1, Atrium
  • Nex, Level 1, Main Square

If your tummy allows, give all their flavours a try; you may just surprise yourself!

Expected Damage: S$22 – S$98 per pax

*This post was brought to you in partnership with The Lapis Place.

Price: $ $

Our Rating: 3 / 5

The Lapis Place

68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #B1-K4, Singapore 238839

Our Rating 3/5

The Lapis Place

68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #B1-K4, Singapore 238839

Telephone: +65 9338 1685
Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 9338 1685

Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm (Daily)
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