Closed on Sun, Mon & PH, Tue to Sat: 8.30am - 5.30pm
This stall is famous for the muffins. They also do have brownies and cheesecakes.
What's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? Like many things in life, it may be hard to differentiate the two. But when you see a muffin, you know it’s a muffin. If you asked me what the real difference is, I'd say a muffin is a bit lighter than a cupcake, whereas a cupcake has the texture and density of a butter cake. A muffin is more akin to a sponge cake. Perhaps the bakers can further enlighten us on the differences?
Anyway, I am always out and about looking for great food and value for money. So, ‘hotel quality muffins at hawker prices’ appealed to me. I am not big on muffins, so if you asked me before where the best muffins in Singapore were, I wouldn't have a clue. But now, I can say there’s one that had left quite a good impression on me.
So what’s so special about the muffins at this stall? Well, the lady behind the whole thing happened to be the pastry chef of the now defunct Lighthouse restaurant. Her vision was to make quality muffins available at very affordable prices. And for that price, she sure didn’t skimp on the quality of the ingredients. One of the most popular muffins would be her double chocolate chip muffins which she used some exotic chocolate from France. My favourite part of the muffin was the crispy rim of the crust. It was so crisp and just slightly sticky from the caramelised sugar. The inside was light, yet buttery and fragrant. When it comes to muffins, I normally stop at one, but I was very tempted to take at least two or three of these at the stall that day. Of course, waiting in the queue for several minutes and smelling the aroma of freshly baked muffins did whet the appetite to a large extent!
Passed by this place and since there was a short queue outside, decided that the muffins should be good and bought a few to give a try. Bought the double chocolate muffin, cheese muffin, banana walnut muffin and brownie. The muffins were still warm and even after a few hours, they were still moist. They were really affordable at $1.40 each as well!
For a complete story & more picture, pls visit: http://www.epinosh.com/chocolat-n-spice-singapore/ How can you tell between a baker who live to bake and someone who bake to live? A simple one liner like this sometimes requires a series of complex analysis. But Ms. Mary Chan, 34; didn't complicate matters, her muffin says it all. There is no reason for me not to believe that she loves to bake and making good muffins for everyone forms part of her mantra. The former pastry cook from Mandarin Oriental and supervisor at The Fullerton, started her first pastry outlet in the heartland - Shunfu Mart a decade ago; Chocolat N' Spice becomes the talk of the town. As the never ending queue grew, the business expanded into CBD and central part of Singapore. It continues to draw crowds that includes executives in office attire, SAHMs and many sweet-tooth. I had my maiden attempt in 2009 and was impressed until today. I do not sing praises for the sake of good readership, neither am I a devotee of muffins; but these small "mushroom" cakes are really good stuff. Coffee walnut - S$1.40: The batter was amazingly moist and not overly buttered. It has a spongy texture and you could see very fine tiny air pockets in the cake, the batter must have creamed thoroughly. (unlike huge air pockets in others but not as soft) It has a very captivating mocha scent and flavor, sweet but not cloying. Each mouthful was filled with coarse pieces of walnut - absolutely nutty. In fact, all the muffins have the same texture which was so enticing to all. For more review on their muffins, please read epinosh:http://www.epinosh.com/chocolat-n-spice-singapore/