Chimney Singapore – First Chimney Cake With Softserve Shop Opens In Singapore At Scape Orchard
Chimney cake (technically not a cake), also known as “Kürtőskalács”, is a type of European pastry made using layers of dough. A dedicated Chimney Cake shop has opened in Singapore at Scape, Orchard.
The name sounds cheem. It is not referring to the rooftop structure which Santa Claus will use to deliver his gifts on Christmas Day, but it is shaped like one.
Chimney cake is made from sweet, yeast dough where a single strip is wrapped around a cone-shaped baking equipment before ‘cooking’ it till golden brown.
Additional toppings such as cinnamon sugar, peanuts or Oreo could be added on the exterior for different variants.
The menu is divided into Sweet ($3) and Savory ($3.50) Chimney cakes.
I noticed that the Europeans’ are longer and thicker (I mean the chimney cakes), whereas the ones we had here were smaller and more manageable.
Top up $1 for additional Nutella, Peanut Butter or Cream Cheese for the sweet Chimney cakes, or Chicken Ham, Turkey Bacon or Salted Egg (yes, that’s right) for the savory version.
Chimney Cake with Softserve is available at $4.50 and comes with the choice of Vanilla, Chocolate or both flavours
The waiting time is about 10 minutes as the chimney cakes are made upon order – from rolling the dough, to baking, and addition of condiments such as sugar, peanuts or Oreo.
And it struck me how much it resembled a chimney with smoke rising when the chimney cake was freshly served.
I unwind it like a spinning top before biting into the crispy exterior and a thin interior with soft and chewy bread-like texture.
The table’s favourites were the Oreo Chimney cake ($3) with Nutella spread (additional $1) and the Turkey Bacon ($3.5) for the sweet and savory options respectively.
Another interesting option is Chimney cake with Softserve ($4.50), which will probably attract the younger crowd at Scape.
The temperature contrast between the warm chimney cake and the cold softserve was a pleasant combination, though I wished that the texture of the softserve could be smoother.
Being the first Hungarian pastry specialty shop that opened in Singapore, this Chimney does hold some surprise element, like what Santa does for the kids on Christmas.
Scape*, 2 Orchard Link, #02-02, Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].