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Doughnut Shack Review: Chilli Crab And Crème Brûlée Doughnuts From $2.50 At Whampoa

27th December 2018

Doughnut Shack at Whampoa

Doughnut Shack - Menu

A trip to any doughnut shop always brings forth my inner Homer Simpson. After all, who can resist reaching out for those delectable golden rings, displayed in teeming mounds? That’s why Doughnut Shack got my full, undivided attention when I first heard about them.

Located right in the middle of a bustling Whampoa estate, the bakery serves a slew of rare and unique doughnuts from just $2.50 a piece! Made fresh daily, these include chilli crab, crème brûlée, matcha and lemon cheese fillings.

Chilli Crab And Crème Brûlée Doughnuts From $2.50 At Whampoa
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Chilli Crab And Crème Brûlée Doughnuts From $2.50 At Whampoa

Doughnuts at Doughnut Shack

Doughnut Shack - Chilli Crab

The Chilli Crab Bombolone ($3.50) was pretty much the reason for the entire trip. In the centre of all that bread were thin shreds of fresh crab, cooked in chilli crab sauce.

Doughnut Shack - Chilli Crab Bombolone

Overall, we weren’t impressed. While I liked the fluffiness of the bread, the filling left much to be desired. There was way too little filling and we could barely taste the crab. At the other end of the spectrum, we felt that there was too much tomato puree and it mellowed out the spiciness one would expect from chilli crab.

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Doughnut Shack - Crème Brûlée Bombolone

Thankfully, the Crème Brûlée Bombolone ($2.50) fared a whole lot better. The torched sugar layer added a dulcet dimension, which made nomming the puffy pastry even more delightful.

Doughnut Shack - GIF

Tearing it open unleashed a torrent of gooey custard filling that quickly enveloped the bombolone. Taste-wise, it had a milky sweetness which complemented the subtle bitterness of the burnt sugar. This was definitely my favourite.

Doughnut Shack - Lemon Cheese Doughnut

The Lemon Cheese Doughnut ($2.50) is a testament to how having different flavour profiles can elevate a snack.

Upon the first bite, you’ll immediately taste the pronounced tartness of the lemon cream cheese filling. Luckily, this edge is taken off by the liberal sugar finish, leaving behind a sweet flavour with subtle citrus notes.

Doughnut Shack - Matcha Doughnut

I’m glad they didn’t skimp on the quality of matcha for the Matcha Doughnut ($2.50). The sharpness of the green tea was balanced out with the delicate taste of crushed nuts, giving the doughnut a soothing mouthfeel.

A minor complaint was that the matcha glaze was too thin, but that’s understandable given the low price point.

Ambience at Doughnut Shack

Doughnut Shack - Ambience

Doughnut Shack adopts a pop-culture decor which – speaking as a closet geek – I absolutely adored. Drawings of famous characters, such as Naruto and Batman, were splayed on the wall – coupled with a few toys lying around.

Since it’s located in the heart of a housing estate, you can expect a steady stream of customers. Fair warning: the seating arrangement only fits six people, so we reckon you opt to takeaway.

The verdict

Doughnut Shack - Whampoa

The eccentric flavours stuck the landing for their success, and at just $2.50 a pop, the doughnuts here definitely offer value for money. Plus, you can even get a box of six at just $14. If you’re an avid cafe-hopper, check out these best cafes of 2018 from our first Eatbook Top 50 Awards!

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Address: 87 Whampoa Drive, #01-887, Singapore 320087
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9pm
Tel: 9109 6287

Photos taken by Stephen Kim.
This is an independent review by



– Doughnuts were fresh
– Most of the flavours were delicious

– The Chilli Crab Bombolone was lackluster

Recommended doughnuts: Crème Brûlée Bombolone ($2.50), Lemon Cheese Doughnut ($2.50)

Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9pm

Address: 87 Whampoa Drive, #01-887, Singapore 320087

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