Souffles that will impress your eyes and taste buds
Anyone who bakes will know how difficult it is to successfully make a souffle. Whether it’s dealing with temperamental whipped egg whites, or the fear of your airy souffle collapsing before it gets to the table, it’s safe to say this French dessert requires immense finesse. Though not all of us are blessed with next-level baking skills, we can still enjoy this fluffy treat at various restaurants. Here are 10 souffles that taste as impressive as they look.
1. Matcha Souffle
Miam Miam‘s Matcha Souffle ($11.80++) is great for green tea lovers. A touch of matcha powder in this dessert gives it a light, earthy taste. Unlike many indulgent chocolate souffles, this one has a more delicate flavour that won’t overwhelm your taste buds after a meal. If you aren’t a huge matcha fan, Miam Miam also has other flavours, such as Vanilla ($9.80++), Kuro Goma (black sesame) ($10.80++) and Valrhona Chocolate ($13.80++).
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #02-14, Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat11 am to 10pm
Tel: 6837 0301
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2. Fuwa Fuwa Hoshino Souffle with Porcini Risotto
If you fancy savoury food more, Fuwa Fuwa Hoshino Souffle with Porcini Risotto ($16.80++) from Hoshino Coffee is basically a meal in souffle form. “Fuwa Fuwa” means “fluffy” in Japanese, and this airy, eggy souffle sure lives up to its name. Under a pillowy cloud of whipped eggs is a warm bed of tasty mushroom risotto that you can happily tuck into.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-651, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun & PH 10am to 10am (last order at 9:30pm)
Tel: 6836 9881
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3. Durian “Royale” Souffle
It may seem almost contradictory to have “durian” and “light” in the same sentence, but DB Bistro & Oyster Bar manages to bring the two together with their Durian “Royale” Soufflé ($18++). It comes with a scoop of refreshing mangosteen sorbet on the side to balance out the flavours and textures. Durian lovers will enjoy the distinct taste of this Mao Shan Wang souffle without finding it too jelak.
Check out other durian desserts you can get at $12 or less around Singapore.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Mon 12pm to 5pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Tue-Fri 12pm to 5pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sat 11am to 5pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sun 11am to 5pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6688 8525
4. Salted Caramel Souffle
If chocolate isn’t to your fancy, Spago by Wolfgang Puck dishes out a mean Salted Caramel Souffle ($24++). The combination of salty and sweet makes it a satisfying treat without the jelak feeling you tend to get after consuming rich desserts. A scoop of tart Fuji apple sorbet is served on the side to cut through the sweetness, adding a refreshing touch. With such delicate flavours and textures coming together, this dessert is a great way to end a meal.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 10:30am, 12pm to 2:30pm, Sun-Thur 6pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6688 9955
5. Mango Souffle
For those who enjoy fruity flavours better, head down to Dian Tang Ji for your souffle fix. This Hong Kong dessert brand specialises in creating fusion dishes that incorporate familiar Asian flavours with Western culinary techniques. If you want something sweet, opt for their popular Mango Souffle ($9.80++) or Strawberry Souffle ($9.80++). They even have a Ginger Infused Souffle ($9.80++) if you are looking for a more unconventional take on this French dessert.
Address: 133 New Bridge Road, #02-41/42, Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6592 0089
6. Passion Fruit Souffle
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse’s Passion Fruit Souffle ($24++) is big enough for two people, or one very ambitious foodie. This souffle is puffed up extra tall, dusted with icing sugar and served with a side of smooth passion fruit sauce. Its golden brown edges retain some crispness while the inside is almost custard-like.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6338 0261
7. Valrhona Chocolate Souffle
CUT by Wolfgang Puck has got us chocoholics covered. Their Valrhona Chocolate Souffle ($24++) is made with rich dark chocolate and topped with creme fraiche (a type of sour cream), chocolate sauce, and gianduja chocolate gelato. Though this may sound intimidatingly decadent, the light creme fraiche ensures that each bite isn’t cloying.
Check out where else to get rich and creamy chocolate desserts in Singapore.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-71, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 5:30pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6688 8517
8. Le Soufflé au Grand Marnier
Le Soufflé au Grand Marnier ($17++) from Bistro Du Vin is spiked with the popular orange-flavoured liqueur. Bittersweet notes from this orange liqueur give the souffle more depth in flavour while the slight alcohol content provides an extra kick. The vanilla ice-cream served on the side makes the entire dessert more rich.
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-14, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6733 7763
9. Dairy- and gluten-free souffle
It’s hard to believe that the Signature Fluffy Souffle ($16++) from Open Door Policy is both dairy- and gluten-free like the rest of their menu. This fluffy creation is paired with a luxuriously smooth chocolate ganache meant to poured on top of the souffle. Decadent and delicious, this is one souffle that can impress anyone who can appreciate a good dessert, regardless of whether or not you have these dietary restrictions.
Address: 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6221 9307
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10. Macadamia Souffle
Macadamia Soufflé ($34++ for two people) from Osia is one of the fancier souffles you can find. This sophisticated souffle comes with crunchy praline, smooth banana custard and sour cream ice-cream. All the components are delicious on their own, but mixing them together creates a medley of various textures and temperatures, making the dessert super satisfying. Though this has the highest price point on the list, it comes in a generous serving that is meant to be shared with two or more people.
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #02-140/141, Festive Walk, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6577 8888
It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!
Though souffles may not be super popular in Singapore, these delicate desserts deserve way more credit. Whether you enjoy intense flavours such as chocolate, or have a lighter palate that appreciates fruity flavours, there’s a souffle out there for you. Leave a comment below telling us which of these you’d like to try first!