Kki at SOTA – Still Some Of The Best Cakes In Singapore
Welcome back Kki ケーキ, it’s good to have you again. When the Japanese inspired cake shop and its partner The Little Drom Store announced their closure at Ang Siang Hill due to rental issues, some fans literally went heartbroken.
Kki has found a new home at School of the Arts SOTA (though my taxi uncle had no idea there was such a school), with a bigger space, and extended concept to sell home accessories.
The Little Drom Store continues its quirkiness with a wider selection of locally designed and produced knick knacks.
Their new location at a school could mean it lost some of its previous vibes of peacefulness and calmness, with some giggling students wandering about and four wailing babies at the corner, at the same time.
While there were some service and system hiccups, fans were more than forgiving.
I remembered owner Kenneth to be very precise in presentation, and would align his creations carefully with a ruler at the counter. A cake with a slight dent due to accidental handling was almost served to a customer, but I was glad Delphine (Kenneth’s wife and co-partner) quickly took it back.
That is the Kki I knew. They want to be as close to perfection as possible.
Their cakes did not disappoint. Still so wonderful, and I found new favourites. The Formage Melon ($8.80), a cheese mousse cake with melon coulis was airy-light and smooth-delicate, as though as I was eating a slice of dream.
Prettiness had found its place in the Nao ($9.80), a strawberry mousse cake with a soft pistachio cream centre and thin layer raspberry jam near the bottom. While it is a combination of many components, none of the elements stole ‘the show’ from others. Subtlety perfect.
The other cake that I found not that to my liking was the Onigiri ($9.00), looking like one, made with basil milk chocolate with bitter orange.
My other personal favourites are the Kinabaru – layered with flavours of light coconut mousse, bright yellow passion fruit crème and a soft chocolate base; and Antoinette ($8.80) which was named after one of the co-owners, lady-like in its heart-shape, elegantly created with fluffy white chocolate sponge and mango fillings.
Prices are close to a dollar more than previously, and may deter some. I would also caution those intending to takeaway that their cakes do not last well outside in our weather.
With many cake shops opening up, I am proud to say Kki still serves some of the best cakes in Singapore. We missed you!
Kki + Kki Home
1 Zubir Said Drive, 02-01 School of the Arts SOTA (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Tel: +65 6225 6650
Opening Hours: 12pm- 8pm (Tues-Sun), Closed Mon
June 21, 2017