The Sweetest Things

There are desserts, and then there are these sensational sweet things at Marina Bay Sands that will tickle the taste buds, look great on Instagram, and impress your dinner date to no end. We present six special selections that will keep you coming back for more.

Coffee Napoleon at DB Bistro & Oyster Bar

Executive Pastry Chef Mandy Pan and Executive Chef Jonathan Kinsella sought to incorporate Asian elements into the desserts of the restaurant’s predominantly French menu. This “symphony of coffee, hazelnut and gula melaka” comes in a cup with coffee cream, topped by chocolate crumble and separated by crunchy filo dough, cacao nibs, and hazelnut tuille. Chocolate coffee cream, hazelnut praline cream and homemade gula melaka ice cream add more decadent delight.

Baked Alaska at CUT

This version of the Baked Alaska features coconut cake, coconut sorbet, kaya and pandan parfait, topped with browned meringue, sabayon and a soya sauce reduction. Its inspiration? Kaya toast and soft-boiled egg with a dash of soya sauce. The coconut represents the kaya part of the breakfast staple, and the sabayon, the soft-boiled egg. The sorbet offers a pleasant, cool surprise.

Cinnamon Roll at RISE

These spongy, buttery rolls are given a gourmet twist with ingredients such as German cinnamon and French bread flour. A topping of cream cheese adds just the right tanginess to their mild sweetness. Simple as it looks, but you will not be able to keep yourself from going for seconds.

Dessert Platter at Renku Bar & Lounge

The French-inspired high-tea offerings here are hard to resist even if you aren’t normally a fan of sweet treats, especially when they look as impressive as its (pictured from left) Banana Mango Yogurt Cake, Pistachio Strawberry Cake, Yuzu Cream Cheese Mille-Feuille and Chocolate Majestic Cake. The best things in life sometimes do come in bite-sizes.

Fried Oreos at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Oreos are coated in batter, dipped in rice crispies and deep-fried, resulting in crunchy, crackly batter, crisp cookies and a creamy filling that brings to mind deeply comforting childhood treats. This version is served with pounded Oreo biscuits, pecan nuts and homemade vanilla ice cream. No points for guessing the age group of its top customers.

20 Layer Cake at LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

A layer of chocolate mousse, a layer of chocolate sponge and a layer of peanut butter—then repeat until you attain the culinary greatness that is the 20 Layer Cake. A signature dish at the New York and Las Vegas outlets of this restaurant chain, the 20 Layer Cake was inspired by the fact that everyone in the US likes peanut butter, almost everyone in the world likes chocolate, and it fits well into the Asian concept of sharing plates, says Singapore Executive Pastry Chef Jonathan Allaert. It’s hard to disagree. 

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