Classic Cakes at Clementi Arcade (couple of doors down from Daily Scoop) is best known for their sweet offerings, like the Mille Crepes, which now comes in a variety of flavours including apple and chocolate chip. Little did I know that they make a mean savoury Chinese-style yam cake too. I tried this at a party, was completely hooked and ordered it tonight to share with my family.
The version we had was Pumpkin and Yam – soft steamed yam cake with lupcheong (chinese sausage), dried shrimp and generously dotted with pumpkin, and sprinkled with fried shallots, spring onion and cut chillies on top. The cake itself is very light and be warned, it's addictive. The pumpkin adds a nice sweetness and prevents it from becoming too stodgy. Best of all, it comes with an absolutely kick-ass chilli sauce which accentuates yet doesn't overwhelm it.
They do a plain yam cake as well, without pumpkin, and a plain radish cake which I may try next. A 9-inch square cake costs $28 – advance orders are recommended if you want to order the entire cake, but they also sell ¼ portions of the cake over the counter for $7.
It’s not bad considering I don’t like this kind of cake.
41 Sunset Way
#01-06 Clementi Arcade
Tue & Sun: 2pm - 9pm
Wed-Sat: 11am - 9pm(Closed on Mondays)