“Nesuto” means “Nest” in Japanese.
When asked about the meaning behind “Nesuto”, their inspiration was drawn from their sister outlet – Tamagoyaki which has Tamago (aka “eggs”) in the name, which can be inferred to a Nest (”Nesuto”).
The menu offers a selection of Japanese-French inspired desserts.
The interior is painted in pastel pink and white, giving a sense of comfort and minimalism which could be a pull-factor for the tai-tais and OLs for an afternoon respite.
The desserts were so dainty and delicate, that some customers couldn’t help but to take multiples photos of them, and with them.
Signature items include Suzette ($9.80), Blush Berry ($9) and Yuzu Raspberry Cake ($9).
The Suzette ($9.80) was named after the Crepe Suzette (and not the Suzette at the Esplanade) due to the similarity in the components.
Breaking through the thin Santiago tart, revealed the cross-sectional area with 3 distinct layers of 35% Grand Marnier crémeux, vanilla cream and orange caramel respectively.
The entire combination was soft and light, with a moist, citrusy layer of orange caramel that blended well with the distinctive vanilla cream, best paired with Hojicha or Dong Ding Tea.
I couldn’t keep my eyes off the ‘attention-seeking’ Yuzu Raspberry Cake ($9), coated with a bright pink whipped ganache.
While the portion of the cake might seem bigger than the rest, the Japanese sponge was extremely light and fluffy, perhaps like biting through cotton.
Made with yuzu meringue mousse and chunks of fresh raspberries, the citrusy and tanginess of the fruits cut through entire combination, making the cake light and refreshing.
Their Japanese Matcha Azuki Cake consists of a delightful combination of matcha mascarpone and azuki red beans between the light matcha cotton sponge.
Do note that there is a tinge of rum to enhance the flavour of the matcha, though the rum taste is hardly noticeable.
For lovers of roasted tea taste of Hojicha, get your hands on the Seasonal Cake of Konichiwa Hōjicha ($65 for 16cm).
The cake consists of Hōjicha Ganache and Hōjicha Chantilly in between layers of Hōjicha Soufflé Chiffon Sponge, topped with Hōjicha Tea Specks. Enjoy the smooth creamy cake with the rich, roasted tea flavour with a hint of sweetness.
Nesuto Patisserie now provides FREE* Delivery of any whole cake by ordering online: https://nesuto.oddle.me/en_SG (* Additional $3 charges for official PH, Eve of PH, PH in Lieu. Applicable to whole cake purchase, Basque Burnt Cheesecake, or min $65 purchase of any cakes and cookies.)
The cake cafe serves up gorgeous cakes such as Yuzu Raspberry, Le ‘Omm’ (matcha and azuki red beans), Le ‘Mmm’ (combination of all things chocolate), C3 Cheesecake, Le Goma, and Mango Passion Lime Cheesecake.
The whole cake of 16cm serves 6 to 8 pax, while 20cm serves up to 16 pax.
Also available are entremets such as Orelys Cassis ($9), L’Amour ($10.80), Miss Ispahan ($9.80) and Le Chocolat ($9).
53 Tras Street, #01-01, Singapore 078992 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Sat), 12pm – 6pm (Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.