Saturday, January 12, 2008

a secret in my backyard.

there was this food programme on channel 8 featuring a fat superman flying all over singapore in search of good food. the theme for that day was durians and apart from the usual goodwood etc, they featured a cake shop in jalan kayu. when i heard that, question marks immediately floated above my head. living a stone's throw away from jalan kayu, the prata paradise, for about 6 years now, i never knew that a cake shop existed.

a one woman's show

apparently this cake station of jane's has been around for the longest time and has a steady stream of regulars devouring her durian and chocolate cakes. shame on them for keeping the shop to themselves! so it happened that my family decided to pop by jalan kayu one day to have some prata (which is really rare), and viola! the cake shop was staring at us in the face. since my prata trips are usually done during supper, i'd probably walked past the shop a dozen of times without realising that it's there.

mmmm..
the famous durian cake were all snapped up already, so we had to settle for the chocolate fudge cake ($30) instead. wowwwwww it was practically two freaking thick layers of the softest chocolate sponge cake ever it's heavenly. i would say that the chocolatey taste is a bit lacking perhaps due to the type of chocolate used but the moisture of the sponge cake more than makes up for it. it has got the very traditional wholesome taste just like the ones sold in the friendly neighbourhood bakery, just ten times better.

can u even see the cream in between?

the fat superman in the show said that ms jane makes all the cakes by herself (!!!) which is really quite an amazing feat. if i were to make the same cake x 50 times a day x 365 days a year, i think i'll smash the cake into my own face heh. i can't wait to try the durian cake, hope it doesn't disappoint!
oh by the way this shop has been getting quite a lot of publicity - after the fat superman show, it's going to be on the next episode of makansutra raw, so prior orders are highly recommended.
jane's cake station
265 jalan kayu
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4 comments:

Mike said...

Oh i love the photos... i wonder how many bowls Seetoh will give on the next ep of Makansutra Raw.

Bitchy Witchy said...

This is an excellent cake place - and frequently overlooked because it's so non-descript!

chian lin said...

seetoh gave it 3 bowls and 6 chopsticks on his website! hello bitchy witchy have u tried their durian cake? is it really as good as they say it is? =)

Bitchy Witchy said...

Yes it is! Definately worth the extra kilos :o)