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Home Eat & Drink 7 Basque Burnt Cheesecakes In Singapore Worth Every Sinful Calorie

7 Basque Burnt Cheesecakes In Singapore Worth Every Sinful Calorie


There’s still plenty of time left before 2020 comes to an end, but Basque burnt cheesecake has solidly vaulted to the top of Dessert of the Year.

With a rustic-looking burnt exterior sliced open to reveal a gooey, lava cheese middle, it’s no wonder that this custardy creamy cheesecake has been making the rounds on social media.

If you haven’t gotten a taste of this sublime creation, we’ve put together a list of places – small bakeries to well-established restaurants – that serve up some of the best in Singapore so you know where to go for some delicious Basque burnt cheesecake.

7 Basque Burnt Cheesecakes In Singapore Worth Every Sinful Calorie

1. Keong Saik Bakery

We start off with Keong Saik Bakery, an old school bakery along the historic neighbourhood of Chinatown that most certainly appears in a majority of Basque cheesecake listicles.

This small shop is known for their classic bakes along with a modern touch to their pastries, even their coffee is an interesting blend of traditional local kopi and the western latte.

But we’re here to talk about their Basque cheesecakes, and it’s perhaps their most popular item. The main headliners are the classic cheesecake and a pandan version, and while the latter is certainly not bad by any stretch of the imagination, we’d go for the classic one always.

If you’re looking for experimental flavours, Keong Saik Bakery is offering a Mao Shan Wang durian Basque cheesecake in line with durian season and there’s no better time to try this combination if you’re a durian lover!

2. Bakery Brera

This humble bakery operates out of a small hawker stall at Empress Market along Farrer Park. Known for a wide variety of classic bakes, they have recently added Basque cheesecake to their menu and has since flown off their shelves.

You most definitely have to place an order early for their Basque cheesecakes, and this is saying something considering the popularity of their signature bakes like Sourdough and flavoured cruffins that almost always steal the show.

Baked fresh daily with three different types of cheeses, Bakery Brera is as good as it gets. They even have a Hojicha version for all you roasted tea fans, so reserve early!

3. The Kins’ Café

The Kins’ Café is yet another popular haunt in the world of Basque cheesecakes here in Singapore.

Let’s take a look at what makes Kins’ burnt cheesecake one of the best: A nicely charred smoky top, melt-in-your-mouth (highly overused but guilty as charged here) texture aided greatly by an extremely smooth mousse, it’s no surprise that people flock to Pasir Panjang for a bite of this decadent cheesecake.

A nice balance of flavours along with varying textures propels Kins’ burnt cheesecake as one of the best in Singapore. They too offer a Hojicha version of their burnt cheesecake and paired with a bottle of their cold brew makes for one amazing afternoon tea.

4. Paparch

Paparch is a Muslim-owned home bakery that specialises and serves up only burnt cheesecakes.

Their hashtag #SweetMeltedOoze is all over Instagram and their burnt cheesecakes look absolutely delicious. You’ll get the signature aspects of what makes a Basque cheesecake great with the slightly burnt top and oozing goodness in the middle.

They’ve sold out the month of August so if that’s any indication as to how good their burnt cheesecakes are, you can only taste them September onwards.

5. Teaspoon of Love

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Teaspoon of Love offers up the most interesting rendition of the Basque cheesecake – Da Hong Pao Cheesecake.

Mainly an online tea store which sources its single-origin tea leaves from farms in China, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan, it offers up a series of tea-infused treats and bakes. Part of the range is an ingenious infusion of Da Hong Pao Oolong tea into their burnt cheesecake.

Sourced from Fujian, China, the Da Hong Pao tea boasts roasted and woody notes, giving the creamy Basque cheesecake a unique flavour profile.

6. Lolla

Lolla is well-loved for their small plates with flavours originating from Spain and the Mediterranean. That love for Lolla appears to be extending to its most recently introduced Basque cheesecake.

Using four types of cheeses hailing from Spain, including the pressed cheese from the Basque country, Lolla’s cheesecake is surprisingly on the sweeter side than the others. With the same melted, gooey middle, it’s an excellent piece of cheesecake we wouldn’t mind going back for.

7. Olivia Restaurant & Lounge

Helmed by award-winning chef Alain Devahive, Olivia has often been credited as the place which reignited the flames within the hearts of Singaporeans for this indulgent dessert.

If the other Basque cheesecakes boasted an oozy middle, Olivia’s Basque cheesecake is simple a divine, velvety, lava molten centre that will have you sighing in pleasure.

They use Valdeon cheese from Spain, which is a type of blue cheese, mixed with sweetened creamy cheeses results in an intensely flavourful cake held by an almond sablé tart shell for a nice contrast of textures.

It’s all sorts of decadent and rich, and certainly worth every penny.


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