Sor Hei

$3.60 · 35 Reviews

With Keong Saik Bakery’s spread of innovative pastries and flavors, it’s easy to look past their Sor Hei. But trust me on this - this pastry is not to be missed. Crispy on the outside and oh so soft on the inside, every bite of this black and white danish left me wanting more. Though it was studded with chocolate chips, the chocolate flavor was subtle and allowed the buttery pastry to shine.

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Okie this is another thing that I’ve heard many nice things about but I honestly preferred the texture of the croissant to this? I could taste the dark chocolate, and it wasn’t too sweet, but somehow it lacked the flakiness I was looking for (it could just be a personal preference thing!!)

Both were really well done and delicious pastries, but not very stand out

Probably one of the signature bread here with an interesting history. It is a black & white danish pastry with some chocolate chips inside. $4.50

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Finally trying this signature pastry from @keongsaikbakery! This unique creation is an ode to the Majies (Chinese domestic helper) back in the days and is shaped like a hair bun. Love the crispy, buttery layers and the chocolate bits within complemented it really well.

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Finally made it to the bakery that started off the hype! The original burnt cheesecake ($7.50) is made from 4 types of cheese, surprisingly light but extremely flavourful. Didn’t quite live up to expectations - the base was watery even though we ate it almost immediately after purchase, and we would have liked the top to have a greater depth of caramelised sweetness.

Also tried the burnt cheese cruffin ($5.50) - the oozy filling was sweeter than the cake, but complemented the layered pastry nicely. Would similarly enjoy it more if it had been caramelised more! The sor hei ($4) is a crowd favourite, but tastes similar to a regular chocolat au pain and we didn’t find it sufficiently crispy. Both pastries would have been better heated!

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i got the last beautiful pastry wrapped with different layers! it was flaky and delicious but could have more chocolate filling 🍫

Matcha cruffin ($5) ⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
Sor hei ($4) ⭐️ 4.5/5 ⭐️
Cheesecake ($7.50/$8) ⭐️ 3.5/5 ⭐️
🍴Finally paid a visit to this popular bakery and conclusion: loved their pastries, found the cheesecake average. The #sorhei was our favourite with its super flaky and crispy pastry, and mix of chocolate that was just the right level of sweetness. Their #matchacruffin was crispy throughout but lacked the airy interior that bakery brera’s cruffin had. While I would have liked some fluff, the rich and yummy matcha filling made up for it and had me licking up any last bit of matcha. Pro tip: retoast these pastries at home to get the lovely crisp texture, and warm molten matcha 😋
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Unlike popular opinion, we found the #basquecheesecake pretty average and comparable to bakery brera’s (see #cafehoppingkidsxcheesecake for my reviews). The original comprised 4 different cheeses and we found it to be more dense and a bit more complex than the usual creamcheese but tasted similar to the laughing cow brand cheese 😅. While one of us liked it, others not as much. The matcha version had good matcha flavour but the cheese overpowered the matcha slightly. Theirs is the most ‘burnt’ with a relatively thick upper and bottom burn layer but not sure if our two face might have been overdone such that it bordered on truly being burnt 😂 (see how black it is in the picture). Their version is a tad too sweet, really small in size for the price, and wasn’t as oozy or molten as we would have liked (but it could have been because it was eaten right out of my fridge).
⚠️ #keongsaikbakery is only doing takeaways and we waited 30 mins in line on the weekend afternoon
📍@keongsaikbakery, 41 Keong Saik Road, Singapore
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tried this since it was their signature and saw many reviews of this. well..... have to say i was a little disappointed by this. there wasnt any distinct flavours (all i knew is i was eating a pastry and it was quite fun tearing through all the weaves) and it got a little heavy towards the middle but i pressed on to eat at least 3/4 of it before i gave up. Reheated it in the oven and it was crispy and the chocolate melted and all but there really was not much of a taste... 🤷‍♀️