Try the famed honey toast at the local offshoot of famed Taiwanese dessert chain, Dazzling Café
If we ever start a café, we hope we’ll be able to do it like how Dazzling Cafe did.
The Taiwanese café, which officially opened its first South-east Asia branch at the newly-built Capitol Piazza last month, wowed with its star-studded opening.
Celebrities, mostly friends of the cafe owners, turned up in full force, much to the delight of fans who had thronged to Capitol Piazza to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.
The guest list included Farenheit member Aaron Yan, Singapore’s up-and-coming actress Julie Tan and other Taiwanese artistes, like Chris Lee, Allen Chen and Xavier Ong.
A Fancy Dining Experience
Apart from its celebrity diners, the two-story Dazzling Café is a pretty cosy space. The Victorian-inspired furnishings, together with the adorable bunny-eared chairs, warm chandelier lights and Tiffany blue surroundings made us feel like we were Alices in our own wonderlands.
Attendants dressed up in French maid uniforms added an elegant touch to the otherwise whimsical atmosphere.
What’s in It for Your Tummy?
The food at Dazzling Café includes appetisers such as Truffle Fries and mains such as the famous Black Truffle & Wild Mushroom Spaghetti and Mentaiko Spaghetti in Cream Sauce.
Its famed honey toast is a must-try and a wide selection of flavours is available. From the sweet Banana Chocolate Honey Toast and Dazzling Classic Honey Toast to the savoury Cheddar Cheese Honey Toast, and even Valrhona Chocolate Waffles, your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied.
If you are having a hard time choosing from the long list, try the Matcha with Azuki Beans ($19.90) Honey Toast.
The bittersweet matcha sauce and the tall cream tower perfectly complemented the crisp, buttery toast.
Be prepared for long wait times at the café though — we hear that an hour’s wait is the norm.
Dazzling Café’s cocktail bar promises that the experience is not just limited to the food. If you like sweet cocktails without overpowering alcohol, try the “Snowy Rose”, ($13.90) made with raspberry-infused Chambord, apple juice and cream.
Renowned in East Asia
With such a big name in countries such as China and Taiwan, Dazzling Café Singapore has some pretty big shoes to fill. The food served during the opening certainly hit the mark. We may have to revisit to try more dishes, or to see if it is still as good.
By Rydell Tan
Dazzling Café, Capitol Piazza, 15 Stamford Road, #01-85, Singapore 178906