Rich & Good Cake Shop is an old-school bakery in Kandahar Street. I’ve heard many rave reviews about their signature Swiss roll. Since I happened to be in Kampong Glam today, I went to look for it.
Their Swiss roll comes in a mind-boggling array of flavors, including mango, strawberry, chocolate, blueberry, coffee, green tea (though not all might be available at the same time). I bought kaya and durian as these two are their bestsellers.
Their Swiss roll is very distinctive. While most cake shops have thick and fluffy rolls, Rich & Good’s rolls are long (about 30cm/12″) and skinny (about 5cm/2″ in diameter).
After you slice them up, they become dainty Swiss roll slices. Great to serve at a tea party!
Now, for the taste test. Although dense in texture, the sponge cake is very fine, soft, moist, and eggy. The fudge-like kaya isn’t too sweet, but could definitely be more generous in amount.
Overall, it tastes very old-school, very toothsome, and definitely very more-ish!
The durian roll certainly smelled and looked tantalizing, with durian pulp spilling out as I sliced the cake. However, the heavy durian scent is rather artificial, most probably pumped up with durian essence. Also, there’s a strong, slightly unpleasant after-taste that I don’t exactly appreciate.
Well, the rolls were rich and good, but I thought they could be richer and better. Good enough to drop by if I happen to be in the vicinity, but not if I have to make a special trip.
Rich & Good Cake Shop
24 Kandahar Street
Tel: (65) 6294 3324
Mon to Sat: 9am – 5pm
Closed: Sun & PH