Before digging straight into the cake, this cafe adopts a contemporary, open concept layout. Similarly to NYDC, the wood furnishing complements the overhead lightings to provide casual dining but instead of the funky writings found on the walls of NYDC, Big O display a cute collection of dogs portraits and huge comic print outs.
Looking at the cake display, I was surprised by the appearance of Spike "D". It looks like a humble looking chocolate cake unlike the spiky real thing. According to the description, this is made of fresh durians and topped with chocolate fudge and has been rated to be one of the best cake in either 2007 or 2008.
$5.95++ (per cup) / $57++ (whole)
Consist of durian mousse, sponge and a thin layer of bitter chocolate fudge, the cake does have a light fluffy texture without compromising on the strength of durian. In fact, the chocolate complements the durian mousse pretty and adds the slight bitter touch to it. The only flaw which Yuan felt was the presence of coconut milk.
This definitely outshines the regular vanilla sponge with durian cream / filling which Jane's cake station and Emicakes have adopted but nothing beats what Goodwood Park Hotel offers.
BigO Cafe. Restaurant
501 Orchard Road
Tel 6737 8472
Operating hours -
11:30am to 10:30pm (Sun to Thurs)
11:30am to 11pm (Fri, Sat and Eve of PH)