Rich & Good Cake Shop
Rich & Good Cake Shop is a bakery store that is located in Kandahar Street. This bakery store has been in existence for more than a decade, and specializes in producing swiss rolls in various flavours such as chocolate and coffee, and also offers swiss rolls in local flavours such as kaya and durian.
The location is rather inconvenient though, situated in the midst of shophouses in Kandahar Street. First-time goers might have to search awhile for the shop. However, they do have delivery service.
My favorite flavors (sorry, I know favorite means only one but I..) are Durian and Green Tea with Red Bean! I loooOoOOVe durian so of course I cannot let go of the durian swiss roll. The durian is robust and the durian filling is creamy durian. I doubt they mix cream in it but if they do, it's the cream ratio will definitely be lower than the durians'!! You know how some places mix in so much cream the durian filling just looks like a pale yellow with only a hint of durian smell?? The one here is nothing like those so if you love durian, you should try it out. The green tea flavor is slightly sweet but I like it. The red bean adds texture to the cake! The cakes are soft because they are made fresh daily. Yums... I highly recommend this shop to everyone because these cakes will definitely be a crowd pleaser :)
So far, I’ve tried a few flavors, namely the durian, kaya, green tea with red bean and mango, and I love them all! If I had to pick, I’ll say I love the green tea with red bean best! It’s my personal favorite, because I simply love green tea, and their green tea Swiss rolls comes coupled with red beans and green tea filling and it smells heavenly. Personal preferences aside, honestly speaking, it is a little bit too sweet, even for me with a sweet tooth. The mango Swiss roll however, is less sweet but taste equally great! You can distinctly taste the mango flavor in the Swiss roll, and it’s good. For the durian flavor, it has a strong durian smell, and it does feel heavy on the stomach.
Great for a mid-day snack!
1) Good...worth encore
2) Bad...patronise at your own risk
3) Neutral...ok la. Nothing earth-shaking.
So where does Rich & Good Cake comes in ? Well, after the thumbs up given by many patrons in a TV foodies programme recently, I thought this bakery deserves checking out. I am really tired of the usual birthday cakes...so why not a Swiss Roll cake for my wife's b'day (of course, I will "doll up" my presentation. Perhaps a yellow durian laid side by side a green Kaya flavour ? Hmmm, heard the bakery had 10 flavours....durian, kaya, blueberry, coffee, orange, etc.
To avoid misadventure, I called the bakery in advance to enquire on what's avail..then disappointment sets in..."Err...we cannot promise you. You get what comes out of the oven when you are here..."answered the audibly busy lady at the other side of the line. Ok...so it's subject to our luck. Guess it's a work process limited by the bakery (batch by batch?). Perhaps their concept is freshness assured. Choice not assured. So for service level... I can't give say it makes for great service (and the lack of choice) .
And the cake itself? Well let say it good when you happened to be in Kandahar Street and needed a cake fix ...that I say it's pretty a great choice. The swiss roll ( I was "assigned" durian during my queue...am I lucky or what ?). The filling was great, not too sweet and certainly fresh. Memorable ? Well, it's nice...but I won't drive 30km (1 way) from my place again. Will I return for the Kaya and other flavours? Well, yes, If I happened to be at Kandahar. (o__O).
So do check out the bakery at Kandahar Street when you happened to be there and had this uncontrollable urge to wolf down some swiss rolls (Avoid Sundays or Public holidays as they are closed)...and be warned the queue are quite healthy. But good that's brisk...
I must recommend the Kaya roll. You get authentic Nonya kaya in a sponge roll packed into a box of 2. If you are lucky, they may have cempedak or durian too. Both use real flesh so they are fiborous and tastes like you are eating the real fruit itself.
Go on...try them!