I have good memories of Butter Cake as my Mom loves baking them when I was a kid. When I heard about the old-Schooled Old Seng Choong Butter Cake Range, I was excited even though I am no big fan of Butter Cake, they bring back the good old days memories.
Old Seng Choong, an online bakery, is created by Chef Daniel Tay who wanted to pay tribute to his father, a baker and confectioner himself for over 30 years. The name Old Seng Choong is based on the bakery his father established in 1965, Seng Choong Confectionery, that was closed in 1996.
Old-Schooled Old Seng Choong Butter Cake
Old Seng Choong launches a total of 6 old-schooled Old Seng Choong Butter Cake for desserts fan. Each loaf weighs about 650 grams. The butter cakes range from $18 to $26 and are nett price. The name of the butter cake are all in Hokkien. But we have the translated English name for them too.
Gu You Gek
First and foremost is the classic Butter Cake, named Gu You Gek ($18). What I love about this Gu You Gek is that it wasn’t too oily like the usual where one will observe oil ozooing out from the cake. With the same token, the butter fragrant is not as strong.
Long-an Gu You Gek
At the second price tier, $22, there are cakes. First is the Long-an Gu You Gek ($22 Nett), Longan Butter Cake. This cake reminded us of the traditional English Fruit Cake which contains dried fruits such as raisins and cherries. In this cake, instead it has dried longan in it.
Teh Cho-Co-Lat Gu You Gek
With Matcha trend on the rising, the butter cake is now infused with Matcha and White Chocolate known as Teh Cho-Co-Lat Gu You Gek ($22 Nett).
When I saw white chocolate as an ingredient in the cake, I was expecting it to be cloying sweet. Such concern was not valid. The lightly Matcha was enough to savour and complemented the butter flavour. As a result, I am sure this cake will find favour with Matcha fan and the Millenium.
Ang Zou Hup Toh Gu You Gek
Whereas the Ang Zou Hup Toh Gu You Gek ($22 Nett), Red Dates & Walnut Butter Cake may be a favour better suited for the senior folks.
Walnut is commonly found in butter cake; adding red dates make the flavour unusual. Initially, I thought his cake might be very sweet, however, it wasn’t the case. The nuttiness of the walnut balanced the sweetness of the red dates.
Mui Qui Loh Gi Zi Gu You Gek
The highest price range at $26 there are 2 cakes. First is the Mui Qui Loh Gi Zi Gu You Gek ($26 Nett), Wolfberries & Rose Wine Butter Cake.
Personally, I would like to believe that our older folks at home may prefer this cake since it has ingredients that are close to their hearts, wolfberries. The lightly sweetish with a hint of Chinese wine resulting in an interesting and enjoyable cake. Though this cake is a little dry. Maybe pouring a little of the Rose Wine over the cake will increase the moist and elevate the flavour.
Yu Kia Tung Gwa Teng Gu You Gek
Last but not least is my favourite Yu Kia Tung Gwa Teng Gu You Gek ($26 Nett), Yuzu & Winter Melon Butter Cake.
Originally, I thought I won’t like this cake as I don’t enjoy winter melon and this ingredient usually increases the sweetness. On contrary, this was my favourite case, the winter melon acts more of a crunch than sweetener. And the citrus of the Yuzu not only reduces the sweetness but also provide a refreshing tanginess to the palate. Hence the overall feel was relatively light.
Uncle Seng’s Apple Pie
Each Uncle Seng’s Apple Pie weighs a kilogram priced at $35. Lightly sweetend caramelized apple with raisins are encased within the flaky buttery pastry.
The tender granny smith pieces still retained some crunchiness in it. It’s a simple flavour which I don’t savour much cinnanom.
Each and every flavour has its own merit. It is highly dependent on individual preference and also mood.
Old Seng Choong
171 Kampong Ampat #05-04 KA Foodlink, Singapore 368330
(Enter via lift lobby towards Carpark A)
At KA Foodlink (HQ): Tuesdays – Sundays and Public Holidays 0900 to 1700
Other mobile collection point – check schedule
Getting There (KA Foodlink)
- Circle line – Tai Seng
- After Jalan Belangkas or after Jalan Muhibbah along MacPherson Road 8, 62, 90, 151
- At Tai Seng MRT Station or opp Asiawide Ind Building along Upper Paya Lebar Road 22, 24, 28, 43, 58, 62, 70, 70M, 76, 80, 93, 158
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