Happy Valentines Day all! We apologize if we have not been posting as regularly as school has been really busy and we even have barely enough time to get enough sleep! But rest assure, we’ll update you guys whenever possible 🙂 This was meant to be posted quite a while ago, during the holidays actually :p But oh wells, here it is now! 🙂
Tucked in a little corner of Ann Siang Hill near the junction of Club Street is K-ki Sweets (pronounced “Cake-kee”) – a pastry shop which offers very fine and delicate pastries with an exquisite Japanese touch. It is relatively easy to miss due to its secluded location, but once you’ve found this hidden gem, you’d know that there is no place better than this.
Once you step into this very simplistic and spacious café, you would immerse into a serene and laid-back ambience. It somewhat looked like some shops shown in Japan Hour…
K-ki Sweets is owned by a couple – Kenneth and Delphine. But what makes it even more extraordinary is that Kenneth, the pastry chef, is a self-taught baker. K-ki Sweets is definitely a dream come true.
To ensure the freshness of the cakes, cakes are baked every other hour. However, each creation is limited in quantity per day. So if you want to be able to choose from a wide variety, be sure to be there very early!
Unfortunately for us, we went there during a peak hour and there was not much cakes to chose from ): We settled for the Noisette ($8.50). This, petite cake was a relatively nutty creation, which comprises of layers of hazelnut praline cream, rich dark chocolate ganache, fresh cream and an occasional crunchier layer. Overall, it was rather light and was neither too sweet nor rich. However, I would have preferred if there were more crunchier layers so as to allow a contrast in texture against the soft creamy cream. Nevertheless, the nuances within layers came through individually, but also melded perfectly together for a perfect dessert.
Other than food, there is The Little Drom Store (run by the couple’s friends), which shares a common shop space with K-ki Sweets. It sells somewhat old school retro knick-knacks such as handmade bags, old-fashioned polaroids and cameras, and cute little toys which are sure to bring back fond memories of your childhood and a light-hearted feeling. With the freedom to browse around this unique Little Drom Store, and also have a slice or two from K-ki Sweets in a tranquil setting, the experience here is unlike many other patisseries.
K-ki Sweets is definitely more than a pastry shop. It is a space filled with warmth, love, passion, pastries, and art. It is an experience. People, with no particular intention in mind, stroll into the café any time of the day for casual glimpses and gazings at the adorable old school stuff sold at The Little Drom Store, while others may chose to have a seat and enjoy their afternoon tea. It’s the perfect place to go to spend some quiet quality time on your own or even with a close friend (or with your Valentine :p), out of the busy hectic world. Even if it was for a short duration, it is still undisturbed bliss that you can never find anywhere else.
7 Ann Siang Hill
Tel: 6225 6650
http://www.kki-sweets.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/kki.sweets
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