Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Dona Manis Cake Shop- Katong

Dona Manis Cake Shop is a long-established bakery located at the basement of Katong Shopping Centre. It is just a one unit shop where the cakes are made and sold in stall. Everything from the shelves to the pastry counter and the flour churning machines are all out dated. However, recipes are still well preserved by the veteran baker. When I was there, there was only an old woman behind managing the churning machine and baking the cakes and an old man overseeing the front counter.

Chocolate eclair, chocolate cake, cheese cake, chocolate rice ball, durian puff and cream horn on display

Signature Banana Pie ($22 for entire plate, $2.20 per slice) - Real chunks of bananas are sandwiched between the buttery and crumbly crust which is topped with crushed nuts. It is not cloying at all and the portion of butter and sweetness is well balanced.

Chocolate Tart (5 for $4) - Rich and creamy chocolate filling, not too sweet.

As more French pastries are introduced to Singapore, prices of cakes and pastries are marked at  competitive prices. As for Dona Manis, prices are still kept low over the years for these quality pies and pastries. Do not give this old school bakery shop a miss! 

Verdict: 4/5

Hours: Mon-Sat 10.30am - 7.00pm, closed on Sunday
Address: 865 Mountbatten Road, B1-93 Katong Shopping Centre Singapore 437844
Tel: 6440 7688

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