Sunday, November 23, 2008

Donut Factory, Singapore

From front: Spicy Cheese, Dark Choccocino, and Glazed Donuts

When this place first opened at Raffles City Shopping Centre (250 North Bridge Road #B1-61), the line was so ridiculously long that I immediately walked away. Now - almost two years later - the hype finally died down such that we were able to get a doughnut without waiting. Of course, the big burning question on my mind was whether this was so good that it was worth waiting hours for. We grabbed a few quick ones, ranging from a simple glazed donut to a peculiar spicy cheese one, to find out.

The first thing that struck me upon biting into one was that it was very similar to local bread, which is more soft and airy than its Western counterpart. That wasn't necessarily a bad thing as its lightness carried less guilt with it, but I guess I'm more accustomed to heavier doughnuts. I suppose that I could understand why people were waiting hours for this stuff before, especially in the absence of Krispy Kreme. But I'll probably stick to doughnuts from back home.

7 comments:

550ml jar of faith said...

There's just not much point to them airy and light donuts. Usually I find they're not even substantial enough to hold up the toppings. Krispy Kreme will do for me thanks!

lordsnipe said...

I enjoy Krispy Kreme here in Australia whenever I'm over on the east coast, but when in Singapore last, I couldn't get enough of J.Co Donuts! I now think J.Co glazed are better than KK!

ClearTear said...

Being singaporean, i dun even bother to queue for it. Hours for a donut, crazy... and i dun think its that great.

Jim Simon said...

From my experience living in Singapore, the longer the lines for donuts the more others wanted them. When the craze first hit people were walking around with their boxes like they were expensive handbags.

Incidentally, Krispy Kreme just closed up in Hong Kong much to my dismay while visiting last weekend. I doubt they will come to Singapore. In the meantime, I keep up hope that Dunkin Donuts will re-enter the market along with Denny's, TGI Friday's, and Chili's. Japan/Malaysia seem to do well with these famous American restaurants.

...what's on the menu for Thanksgiving? Dan Ryan's special dinner?

tom said...

I wish and pray for you a Happy Thanksgving.
Where ever you might be, or whaterever you might be eating. God Bless. Happy Thanksgiving. I sure am thankful, not so much for the food ( I am not a big fan of turkey - roast chicken is much better, plus there is a flock of 30 wild turkeys that show up every morning in my yard in WNC (wouldn't kill and clean one of those tough wild birds unless I was starving.) I and my family are warm and well fed. When so many don't have that option, We think we are very blessed. for that we give thanks.

Alisha L. Miranda said...

Oh my goodness they look delicious! I had no idea other countries would produce such delicious donuts or have the craze that we do back in the states, especially NYC!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

i thought i was the only one liked heavier donuts. it's a very asian thing to eat airy donuts, cakes, bread etc. donuts should be more substantial, esp to go with black coffee..