Keyboard waffles, cotton candy flowers and other sweet treats too lovely to eat
By Samantha Francis
With delectable pat bing soos (Korean shaved ice), salted egg yolk croissants and rainbow cakes easily available, Singaporean foodies are certainly a blessed bunch. To further whet your sweet-toothed appetites, we’ve sussed out the most amazing desserts around the world. Don’t you wish you could have them right here?
1. Rainbow Bagels
These Rainbow Bagels from The Bagel Store in Broolyn, New York, are probably the happiest looking things you’ll see today. Sandwiched with funfetti cream cheese, these colourful babies are guaranteed to earn you plenty of Instagram likes.
2. Donut Ice Cream Cones
Take a closer look, here’s an ice cream cone made of cinnamon sugar coated doughnut, sold at Good Food Coffee and Bakery in Prague. Will this change our love for normal waffle cones? Who knows.
3. ‘Perfect’ Pancakes
Perfectly round and fluffy, these beautiful pancakes from Ginza West Aoyama Garden, Japan, will put all your feeble, burnt attempts to shame. We hear they’re so good, a dollop of butter and a drizzle of syrup are all you need.
4. Cookie Shots
These cookie shots need no introduction. Made famous by Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York, each of these buttery chocolate chip cookie ‘glasses’ are filled with whole milk infused by Tahitian vanilla.
5. Kitty Cat Parfaits
‘Kotoba no Haoto’, which translates to ‘The Buzz of Words’ is a charming book cafe in Kyoto, Japan. The cafe stocks a large collection of books for diners to browse while enjoying their adorable cat-themed parfaits. What’s more, the designs of these cat parfaits change regularly so you never know what type of kitty you might meet!
6. Water Cakes
What looks like a blob of water is actually the ‘mizu shingen’ mochi (water rice-cake confection) created by Kinseiken Seika Company in Japan. The pleasantly sweet jelly is made from underflow water from Mount Kaikoma and paired with kinako (a.k.a roasted soybean) powder as well as brown sugar syrup.
7. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Churros Tacos
The next time you head to Melbourne, Australia, make a beeline for Mexican diner Acland St Cantina for their Salted Caramel Ice Cream Churros Tacos. Eggs are added to churros dough before they get piped flat into a flat taco-shaped base for salted caramel ice cream that’s been whipped daily.
8. Cereal Milk Ice Cream
One of the most famous desserts served at Momofuku Milk Bar in New York is the Cereal Milk Ice Cream — a milky sweet, almost yoghurt-like soft serve, topped with chunks of delicious cornflake crunch.
9. Cotton Candy Flowers
In this video that’s gone viral, a man twirls gossamer strands of cotton candy into elaborate flowers that are almost too lovely to be eaten. Be sure to seek these out Cotton Candy Flower stalls if you ever visit the old town of Ciqikou in Chong Qing, China.
10. Keyboard Waffles
Who knew there’d be a dessert made just for the techies? Korea’s first permanent computer history museum, Nexon Computer Museum has these Keyboard Waffles on its menu, served with a mouse-shaped cookie no less.