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Bengawan Solo

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23 Woodlands Link Singapore 738730
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Bengawan Solo is an Indonesian bakery that sells cake and traditional kuehs, founded in 1979.

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Avg Price:
  • < $10
  • $10-$20
  • $20-30
List of Outlets:

Ang Mo Kio Hub
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
Singapore 569933
Tel: 6481 5423

Business Hours: 9.00am - 10.00pm

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Blk 25 Bendemeer Road
Tel: 6391 1963
Business Hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm

Causeway Point (Woodlands)
1 Woodlands Square
Tel: 6767 1090
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Compass Point (Sengkang)
1, Sengkang Square
#B1-43 Compass Point
Tel: 6315 8090

Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Hougang Mall
90 Hougang Avenue 10
Tel: 6489 0128

Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

18 Tai Thong Crescent
Tel: 6288 3283

Business Hours: 8.30am - 9.30pm

Serangoon Gardens
No. 6 Kensington Park Road
Singapore 557258
Tel: 6488 3162
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Sun Plaza (Sembawang)
30 Sembawang Drive
Tel: 6852 2055
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Thomson Plaza (Upper Thomson Road)
301 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: 6553 2808
Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.30pm

Toa Payoh Central
Blk 183 Toa Payoh Central
Tel: 6353 3191
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Toa Payoh Hub
Blk 500, Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Singapore 310500
Tel: 6354 1079
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Northpoint-Cold Storage
930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-11/16, S 769098
Tel: 6756 7433
Operating hrs: 9.30am to 10.00pm

Junction 8 Shopping Centre
9 Bishan Place #B1-K1

Tel : 62582066
Opening Hours : 10.00am to 10.00pm daily

Nex @ Serangoon Central
23 Serangoon Central #B2-69 S(556083)
Tel : 66346155
Operating Hours:
Thursday - Sunday: 10.00am -12Midnight
Friday: 10.00 am - 2.00 am

176 Orchard Road
Tel: 6734 6641
Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.30pm

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
Plaza Singapura #B2-59
Tel: 6835 8137
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

2 Orchard Turn
Ion #B4-38
Tel: 6238 2090
Opening Hours : 10.30am to 10.00pm

International Plaza (Tanjong Pagar)
10 Anson Road
International Plaza
Tel: 6221 0638
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Closed on Saturday & Sunday

Takashimaya (Ngee Ann City)
391A Orchard Road
Tel: 6735 5391
Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.30pm

The Arcade (Raffles Place)
11 Collyer Quay
Tel: 6221 0116
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 7.45pm
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays

United Square (Novena) - (Closing on 25th Apr 2012 for relocation to #01-77/78 - Reopening Date to be Confirmed)
101 Thomson Road
Tel: 6251 6130
Business Hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm

Singapore General Hospital
Outram Road
Block 7, Level 1
Singapore General Hospital
Tel: 6221 0136
Operating hrs:
Monday - Friday: 7am - 9pm
Saturday /Sunday /Public Holidays: 7am - 6pm

Anchorpoint (Alexandra Road)
370 Alexandra Road
#B1-45, S(159953)

Tel: 6471 8783
Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.30pm

Bukit Panjang Plaza
1 Jelebu Road
Tel: 6767 3011
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Sixth Ave (Bukit Timah Road) New!
8 Sixth Avenue
Tel: 6465 3190
Business Hours: 10am - 9.30pm

The Clementi Mall
441 Commonwealth Ave West
Tel: 6570 5113
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Jurong Point (Boon Lay)
1, Jurong West Central 2
#B1-05 Jurong Point SC

Tel: 6795 3600
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Lot 1 Shoppers' Mall (Choa Chu Kang)
21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
Tel: 6767 1096
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

National University Hospital (Closed for Renovation - Until Further Notice)
Stall No. 2 Kopi Tiam
Lower Kent Ridge Road
Tel: 6776 1302
Business Hours: 7.00am - 10.00pm

Pioneer Mall
Blk 638A Jurong West St 61
Tel: 6793 1018
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Tiong Bahru Plaza
302 Tiong Bahru Road
Tel: 6375 8018
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.30pm (Daily) (Saturday 10 am- 11pm)

West Mall (Bukit Batok)
1 Bukit Batok Central Link
Tel: 6794 3728
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Harbour Front Centre
1 Maritime Square
Tel: 6272 1198
Business Hours: 9.30am -10.00pm

Blk 213 Bedok North Street 1
Tel: 6448 6689
Business Hours: 8.30am - 10.00pm

Changi Airport Terminal 1
80 Airport Boulevard
Terminal 1
Departure/Check-In Hall East
#02-88 (near to Row 14)
Tel: 6214 8194
Business Hours: 7.00am – 11.00pm

Changi Airport Terminal 2
North Departure/ Transit Lounge North Unit (Relocating on 30th Apr 2012)
#02-00, PTB2
Tel: 6543 5014
Business Hours: 6.00am - 12.00am

Changi Airport Departure Terminal 2
/ Transit Lounge Central
#026-078, Terminal 2
Tel: 6546 9835
Business Hours: 6.00am - 1.00am

Changi Airport Terminal 3
Terminal 3 Departure Check-In-Hall
Tel: 6543 5012
Business Hours: 7.00am – 12.00am

Changi City Point New!
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#B1-07 S(486038)
Tel: 6636 2181
Business Hours: 10am - 10pm
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Marine Terrace (Marine Parade)
Blk 58 Marine Terrace

Tel: 6443 8053

Business Hours: 8.00am - 9.00pm

Parkway Parade (Marine Parade)
80 Marine Parade Road
Tel: 6345 6905
Business Hours: 10.00am - 9.30pm

Tampines Central
Blk 512 Tampines Central 1
Tel: 6788 7728,
Business Hours: 7.00am - 10.30pm (Sundays & Public Holidays: 7.30am - 10.30pm)

Tampines Mall
4 Tampines Mall Central 5
Tel: 6788 2811
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

White Sands (Pasir Ris)
1 Pasir Ris Central St 3
Tel: 6585 0811
Business Hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm


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I was once a Bengawan Solo fan. I loved their ondeh ondeh, lapis sago and kueh talam. Then I began to notice that the price started to rise. Shock horror.

It wasn’t till some months later that I also realized that the size of the kueh’s had decreased. More cost. Less kueh. One I can accept, but two? No way.

If I want my fix of traditional cakes, I’ll go to cheaper outlets.

There are plenty.

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(Updated: November 27, 2013)

Cakes & Kuehs

I got my birthday cake from here this year, and I became an ardent fan instantly! I had the black forest cake, an in-house speciality of theirs. The cake was rich but not sickeningly sweet, and the fruits that dotted the fruit were fresh and plump. I'm definitely getting my cake from here next year!

The kuehs that they sell are divine! I love their Kueh Talam and Bingka Ubi! When you bite into them you just know you're tasting a product made of quality ingredients. The tapioca flour in the Bingka Ubi doesn't leave a strange aftertaste like some of the other kuehs I've eaten. The only problem I have is the products can sometimes be pricey and out of reach. However, the quality is worth what you're forking out.

What often goes sadly unmentioned about Bengawan Solo is their delicious bread! Light, fluffy and relatively inexpensive, even the plain bread tastes great on its own! Two slices of the raisin bread can keep you energised all morning. I try as far as possible to get my bread from here, as it is certainly one of the best breads I've eaten here!

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Yummy kuehs!

Bengawan solo has the best colourful lapis (I have no idea what's the actual name of it), and no other place does it like they do. Sweet, chewy, full of coconut cream flavour and absolutely fragrant; just describing it it making me crave for it.
I've been having kuehs from bengawan solo ever since I was a kid cos its my mum's favourite too. Its one of those foods that my mum influenced me to have, and when i was a kid, bengawan solo was more like a treat than a snack. As you can probably tell, this is where my love for colourful lapis stemmed from.
Their pandan chiffon is also another definite must try. Much raved about by others, the pandan chiffon is really soft, spongy and yet chewy all at the same time. The mini banana cupcake is another lesser known delicacy. Dense and chewy, the pieces of banana let a lot of flavour to the cake.
As a Singaporean, how can I miss you on the durian cake! I have to hide it when I sneak it up onto the plane, but that little bit of effort is worth it for the large amount of enjoyment I get

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colourful lapis, pandan chiffon cake, banana cake, tapioca cake
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(Updated: May 08, 2012)


Once in a while i'll always get a craving for good kueh, that is, traditional malay snacks primarily made out of grated coconut and rice, often dyed in bright colors to make them oh so attractive to eat.

I do love Bengawan Solo's kueh. Despite there being a chain of Bengawan Solo stores all around Singapore, which would mean the kuehs are probably factory-made, Bengawan Solo still manages to achieve a certain standard for their kuehs.

I love their "ondeh ondeh". The thing about their ondeh ondeh is that it consistently bursts molten palm sugar everytime you bite into one. I hate it when i buy ondeh ondeh and a piece of solid palm sugar lies in the middle. When i eat those from Bengawan solo, at least i have the assurance of oozing goodness when i bite into an ondeh ondeh :)

I also do love their Kueh Salat. I love the creaminess of the custard layer, as compared to some other stalls around singapore in which the custard layer seems more like a jelly than a custard.

Other food offerings such as their kueh dadar and pandan chiffon cake are also delectable treats!
However, their most famous food offering has to be their kueh lapis and prune kueh lapis. I am not a very big fan of kueh lapis so i cannot comment much, but fans of the thousand layer cake should try some from them. It is apparently delicious.

The shops can be found everywhere in Singapore, including the airport. i know of people from China and Taiwan who carry stacks of pandan chiffon cake from Bengawan Solo back to their homes to enjoy the light, fluffy treat. Thinking about it, why would anyone not do that?

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Wide variety of Nonya Kueh

Bengawan Solo brings back many childhood memories as my mum used to buy nonya kueh home. Time flies and I've grown up but I will never forget the taste I had when I'm a kid. I've tried Ondeh Ondeh, Corn Kueh, Pulut Init, Kueh Salat and Lemper Udang. Those are my frequent choices whenever I popped into Bengawan as they are too tempting. However, right now when I walk past Bengawan I'm not as tempted as before because the taste has dropped. 

Ondeh ondeh should be chewy on the outside and juicy coconut flakes will ooze out from the inside. This part it still remains about the same. Corn kueh is plain and don't have much corn flavour. Pulut Inti is topped with shrimp flakes but does not taste fresh. Kueh Salat used to have a soft pandan flavoured gelatine on the glutinous rice but now, the surface is bit dry and hard. Lemper Udang has spicy shrimp flakes wrapped inside glutinous rice and pandan leaf leaves a tint of pandan flavour. At least I will visit Bengawan again for its Lemper Udang and Ondeh Ondeh.

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Lemper Udang
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(Updated: April 29, 2012)

The true taste of kueh kueh

This where I go for my kueh kueh fix. It has undoubtably the best kueh lapis in Singapore and the taste has remained unchanged ever since I was a child.

The rich flavour of the kueh makes it such a delight to eat and it tastes even better chilled. Apart from that, the pineapple tarts are to die for. With just the right amount of pineapple filling inside the rich buttery pastry and the pineapple filling being not too sweet and nicely sticky. It's no wonder they remain ever so popular with the locals. It is slightly more costly than the pineapple tarts you get at bakeries though, priced at about $20 a box for the normal ones and $30 a box for the premium ones.

Apart from the traditional kuehs, they also sell decent tasting cakes at a very affordable price. I particularly like the blackforest cake as there is a generous amount of jam in between layers of fresh cream and chocolate sponge. For a simple, no-frills birthday celebration, the cakes at this shop is perfect. For kids, there have all sorts of cartoon character cakes such as Pooh Bear printed cakes which absolutely fun to eat. These character cakes have been around ever since I was a kid and I can never forget the rich, creamy sponge taste of them.

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Kueh Lapis
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Kueh Bugis is a must try.

The best place to find traditional Nonya kueh can be found here, I personally like their Kueh Bugis and Binka Ubi.

The authentic Kueh Bugis come wrapped in Pandan leaf to give a nice scent the already thick layer of coconut paste covering the green dough. But for Bengawan Solo, they simply wrapped the Kueh Bugis with a clear plastic instead of Pandan leaf but the taste is somewhat still there and it is not easy to find great tasting Kueh Bugis in modernised Singapore.

As far I can recall, it costs me 0.80 cents per piece and I normally will buy three to four pieces, they are never enough!

The next is Binka Ubi, a very delicious snack with soft chewy texture, it is made from Tapioca and mixed with Coconut milk and sugar to give out the taste, it costs about 0.90 cents and worth every bite!

Had the store been more “traditional” appearing would have brought out the whole atmosphere of transporting yourself into another era in the 1960s, the staff are always there to greet you but during festive seasons, you may not get the expected service as due to many customer coming in to order and purchase their goods.

Overall, where else can you find good tasting traditional kueh at convenient locations like shopping centres and malls and there are not many standalone traditional Kueh shop left in Singapore.

So this is your bet and have a go, you might just fall for it.

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Kueh Bugis, Talam Hijau, Binka Ubi
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Causeway Point
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authentic and traditional taste of cake & nonya kueh

Over 30 decades of long establishment, this Indonesian-styled cake shop was popular in the late 70s. At that time, relatives like big cousins, aunties and uncles get married, or when their babies were born after full month, they would bought cakes, kueh from Bengawan Solo cake shop as token for their relatives and friends. Nowadays, some newer generations will not be giving cakes and kueh, instead they will buy cake vouchers as token.

Their Pandan cake is fantastic, very soft and fluffy, with very strong pandan & coconut tastes. I ever taste some low grade panda cake from other cake shop which was so dry and contains strong pandan essence, tasted horrible. The walnut and butter cake from bengawan solo are also nice but slightly greasy. Egg tart not bad, but slightly too sweet. I would recommend Kaya cake, something to cool you down in these hot sunny weather. It has to be consumed in the fridge as it has layers of agar with kaya in between the cake, so when you take out from fridge and eat, it really chills your mouth and down the throat.

Apart from the cakes, their traditional kueh kueh also has been well made known. The most popular ones will be ‘Ang Ku Kueh, Kueh Bingka Ubi (yellow tapioca kueh), Lapis Sagu (nine layers kueh), Lemper Udang (glutinous rice with shrimp sambal fillings in banana leaf), Kueh Dadar' (green pandan roll with brown sugar) etc. Cost per piece average a dollar more or less.

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Pandan Cake, Kaya Cake, nonya kueh
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Wonderful and great snacks and cakes

"Bengawan Solo..." and the song comes straight into my mind. Bengawan Solo is one shop that sells a many nonya kueh, cakes and pastries. The prices are a little bit more expensive than normal shops, but the quality is there.

Bengawan sells many different types of nonya kueh, from Binka Ubi, to Kueh Bugis to Ondeh ondeh to sagu mela to kueh salat and many many others. Their nonya kueh is the best and the taste of coconut milk or coconut sugar is used strongly in their kuehs, and this is also the things that makes the kueh taste so nice and different from other kuehs that are probably make in factories with some generic formulas. I once open a tea session with all the different varieties for more than 50 people, well, as it goes, nothing is left.

I also like the pineapple tarts as it is the type that does not taste very sweet. The filling is substantial and you can feel some to pineapple strands in the filling. the crust is buttery in taste but does not make one feel sick of it even after eating the whole box.

I also like the pandan cake a lot, as the pandan taste is very rich and the pandan layer is made very smooth. You do not feel like you are eating some pandan spread. it is more like a jelly form and it is best served cold.Mixed together with some of the coconuts shreads on the side of the cake, the coconut enhances the taste of the pandan by eating the coconut taste to it.

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Best kuehs I've ever tasted!

Are you a fan of non-cream cakes, rolls, and kuehs? Have you never tried Bengawan Solo? Well then, it’s time to head down to the nearest outlet for a piece!

I always get my all-time favourite Lapis Sagu there. The ones from other places just cannot hold a candle to Bengawan Solo’s. The egg tarts are exceptionally good too! The egg part is soft and smooth, held by a crispy biscuit base. Their Ondeh Ondeh is another type of kueh worth trying. Coated with sweet coconut flakes, it oozes a delightful filling when you sink your teeth in. I love it!

The Kueh Lapis is soft and not too oily or too rich in taste. It’s just nice and I don’t get sick of it. It’s not too sweet as well which makes it just right for me because I don’t really like sweet food.

They also sell cakes for various occasions like birthdays and weddings. I got my birthday cake from there once and everybody liked it. They also have pretty tins and packaging if you wish to present it to someone as a gift. And in my opinion, Bengawan Solo would make a good one. I’m sure that their kuehs are the best!

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