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Sunday, January 2, 2022


Walking along the stretch of Shophouses with a mixture of commercial shops and offices, I tend to overlook the interesting cafes and eateries around till I saw that there are people queuing up outside the cafes or even by words of mouth then I realise their existence. 


Especially without any decorations, I would have never realised that Nesuto is a popular place selling Japanese-French Inspired Desserts. In fact, there are many times I passed by this place without knowing.


The interior was elegant and the seats were rather limited. As there was no dining time limit, the turnover timing varies. Looking through the glass shelves where these dainty looking cakes are kept, it was quite tough making choices for our order, thus we ended up ordering more than an individual portion.

Dining Area of Nesuto

I'm sold at the first bite. The Yuzu Raspberry cake consists of 4 important layers with the top layer as Ruby Milk Ganache adorn with dollops of cream at its side. Vanilla Souffle Sponge made up the cake in alternating layers with light Yuzu Mousse and Raspberry Bits. This combination makes the cake refreshing indeed. The Menu had suggested it best paired well with either Sakari Yuzu Sake or Peach Oolong and I had the latter.

Yuzu Strawberry
Yuzu Raspberry

Another good choice will be this Chestnut-Vanilla Brandy Gateau. It is made up of 5 portions where the top comes with the Candied Chestnut decked by Chestnut Puree. Refreshing light Vanilla Chantilly Cream makes up the top white portion of the cake. The cake layers are alternated between Light Cocoa Sponge with French Brandy and Chestnut Mousse. 

The Menu recommends this cake best paired with Prosecco or Lychee Oolong Tea.
Chestnut-Vanilla Brandy Gateau
Chestnut-Vanilla Brandy Gateau

I thought the safest choice will be the Chocolate cake thus we ordered this Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake. The first chocolate layer was made up of Valrhona Ariga Noire 66% Ganache coating drizzle with Valrhona Dulcey Chocolate followed by Moist Chocolate Sponge (Dark Brown) while the lightest brown portion was made up of Valrhona Abinao 85% whipped Ganache. Personally, I find that if you prefer something richer, you can skip the cake.

Nevertheless, if you still want to give it a try, it is paired with Sweet Rose Wine or Earl Grey Blue Flower Tea.

Decadent Dark Chocolate
Decadent Dark Chocolate

The taste has aesthetically gained our attention for its colour and its presentation. We have the coconut Meringue topped with coconut flakes while the yellow portion was make up of Valrhona inspired Passionfruit Bavaroise Mousse. This layer had encased the Banana Compote and Coconut Malibu Creme. The above was supported by the Coconut Sablee as a base.

Summer Passion
Summer Passion

We spotted this Tiramisu that is not stated in the Menu. The dessert is kept in a container with chocolate toppings. The ladyfinger is soaked well with espresso but we find that the wine was a tad overpowering. On the other hand, the cream could do with a bit more sweetness though.

Tiramisu - $11.80

Upon looking at the menu, the first thought that came to my mind was that it was a milk tea but the server highlighted that the Tea does not come with milk. Instead, this transparent tea has a faint milky fragrance within. Interesting and water is refillable.

Milky Oolong
Milky Oolong - $5

Overall, many of my friends swear by their cakes are the best among other cafes. Well, to a certain extent, I do agree their cakes are indeed the better ones out in the market. What do you think?

Rating: 4 / 5

 53 Tras St, #01-01, Singapore 078992
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar (EW15)

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