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For the love of sticky date pudding.

For the love of sticky date pudding.

Moist steamed cake, lashes of hot toffee sauce, and cold melting ice cream. Hungry yet?
Nobelle Liew
Nobelle Liew

A few components are worth applauding: the butterscotch ice cream was smooth and rich, with a wonderful buttery, caramel-y flavour; and the salted toffee sauce had a great balance of flavours and was served piping hot. The star of the show however, was way too dry, exceedingly dense, and hardly warmed up at all. The centre of the cake was still a tad chilled, which really isn’t what you want in a sticky date pudding. Suffice to say I went with high expectations, and left with that utterly deflated. They are currently operating on takeaways and deliveries, and if you do head down (I don’t think this is on the menu now anyway) I’d definitely recommend going for their cheeseburger instead: it is a real winner.

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I remembered Oriole‘s sticky date pudding being really good years back, topped with miso caramel and a savoury crumble, so returning for that to find this was a little saddening 😢 The cake’s definitely a lot chewier and denser than it should be, and not in a good way, which could’ve been saved with good ice cream and sauce. Unfortunately the ice cream was super icy (I bit into literal chunks of ice), and the sauce was an odd paradox of tasting exceedingly diluted yet simultaneously starchy. Definitely the last time I’ll be having this.

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Big fans of sticky date pudding will definitely have PS Cafe’s on their list cause well not many places offer this and PS is quite a huge establishment, and theirs is also a pretty mean rendition. I can’t say it falls within my top 3, but it is plenty delish and extremely accessible if a craving hits. What I like about PS’ is their toffee sauce, which carries a lovely burnt sugar kinda flavour with an exceedingly buttery texture. It’s fabulous. The cake though, while soft, isn’t as moist and delicate as I’d like. Because the cake’s so huge I always tend to run out of ice cream and toffee, leaving me with a sizable piece of discernibly drier cake.

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Does any love sticky date pudding as much as I do? 🙋🏻‍♀️ Tried Don Ho’s recently cause my fave one at The Lokal was unavailable, and I may just have found an almost-as-good alternative!! They’ve got the uber moist, dense, yet fine-crumbed cake down pat, topped with a salted toffee sauce that, may I say, is a stroke of genius? My biggest and ONLY peeve with this is, why isn’t the cake hot?! I wouldn’t even call it lukewarm it was basically like room temperature, which of cause dropped the shiokness level by 50%.

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While I’m on a sticky date pudding rampage, it’d seem wrong to not review Artichoke’s which is, in every way, an exemplary sticky date pudding. It ticks all the right boxes for the perfect SDP: the utterly moist, so soft, and still slightly warm cake, sitting in a luscious, creamy, and decadent sauce — smoked milk in this case and it’s pure genius. It’s got lovely bits of coffee jelly specked through the bowl as well which really helps cut through the richness of the dessert. The only component sitting me on the fence is the cashew caramel sprinkled over. It’s interesting, adds a lovely crunch to the dessert, and has a flavour exceedingly similar to the muah chee peanut topping. It tastes lovely and my friends adore its presence, but perhaps I’m too in love with the classic SDP so I didn’t quite enjoy the prominent nutty element. Still don’t get me wrong, it’s a novel take and a mighty delicious one at that.

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This, was pretty luscious actually. Super moist, sticky, and absolutely delish dessert. My biggest and only peeve: there was barely any toffee sauce. Way too little to be the decadent sticky date pudding it should be. Give me more of that and this'll be my second love.

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All I remember today, is sweet, sweet and sweet. My excitement faded into nought after the first bite, cause the extreme dose of sugar was blinding. The pudding had a lovely moist texture, with whole soft dates, which was lovely and commendable. Though it lacked the caramelized sticky touch, the texture was good enough to place it amongst the top of my list. Too bad it was just all too sweet. Suffice to say we ran out of ice cream to help balance out all that sugar.

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Suffering withdrawal symptoms of not having this for too long.

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For an English Ramsay royally screwed this one up.
Dry and dense banana cake, grainy caramel, tasteless cream - is this how sticky toffee pudding in Britain's like? Even the local cafés do better than that. Shame on you, Gordon.

For more on what we had at BSK, pop over to the blog! http://www.chocolat-et-basil.com/#!Bread-Street-Kitchen-Singapore/cmbz/559b7c2d0cf2d6b9cd15c8e0

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Moist, light, sweet and oh-so-sinful, this has become my weekly pick-me-up. A must-have to anyone visiting The Lokal.

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The steamed cake game is yay strong. Slightly crisp, sticky, and caramelised exterior, crumbling into the softest, moistest cake. A dab of the ice cold vanilla bean ice cream, a spoonful of the piping hot cake - decadence at it's ultimate. Only peeve is the toffee sauce is really inconsistent. But that aside, still my fave.

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I like the added crunch from the candied nuts. The cake was really moist and packed with shreds of dates. Only glitch was the toffee sauce that tasted more like a sugar syrup than a buttery toffee/caramel.

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Spending all my time eating (and eating) cause what else is there to do in small 🌞🌞 Singapore?

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