Singapore: Big O Restaurant – Spike D Dessert (Durians!)

lFvyVx1388874090 Big O Restaurant
290, Orchard Road
#B1-08, Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel: 6836 1495
Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thursday, & Public Holidays:
11:00am to 10:00pm (Last order: 9:45pm)
Friday, Saturday, & eve of Public Holidays:
11:00am to 11:00pm (Last order: 10:30pm)

Durian is a fruit that is or isn’t your cup of tea, 7CZZPA1388874057usually there is no middle ground on this fruit. Personally, I love it! But I am very picky when it comes to things made from Durian. I only like things made from from the fresh durian flesh, otherwise count me out… (for example Dodol is a type of brown durian cake which I am absolutely NOT a fan of, but of course some people enjoy).

Now, on to where to get a durian fix! In particular if you’re wandering around Orchard Road, and either you’re like me and love a durian fix, ZKR76S1388874386or if you are a newbie and want to experience a ‘slightly nicer’ milder way of experiencing durian for the the first time, head to the Big O (located in the basement of Paragon shopping complex). It is the sister restaurant of NYCD.

I usually don’t come here to eat their savoury food, it is decent, but nothing to write home about. It’s straight to the “Spike D” luHJbP1388874549for me. This is a half circle of layers of sponge cake and durian cream, covered in a soft dark chocolate layer.

The best value is to visit the Big O during Monday – Friday between 3pm – 6pm to get their $7.95++ afternoon set (comes with a slice of cake and coffee/tea). gEY9VB1388874323

We ordered three afternoon tea sets with the follow cake options:

  • Spike D
  • Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake
  • Coconut Mousse Cake

The Spike D is of course one of their most popular cakes. However both the others are well worth trying as well.

TLxcwE1388874944The Baileys Irish Cream cake, tastes like a semi-baked cheesecake, whether it is or not, its a little hard to tell, chocolate biscuit base and dark soft chocolateĀ  layer similar to the Spike D. The Coconut mousse cake (because I love coconut) was quite lovely. It has a soft sweeten whipped egg-whites on top (akin to a lemon meringue tart), a soft coconut mouse r9JPvI1388874416layer, a layer of plain sponge cake, with young baby coconut in the base of the cake as well.

Food (cakes): 8/10
Value for money: 8/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 7.5/10
Overall Score: 31/40

Other places in Singapore I’d recommend to get a durian fix:

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