When I started the blog not long ago, we tried Tampopo's Cheese Chiffon, Matcha Chiffon and the Scoop Cake all in a go and my impression for the Cheese Chiffon has not changed. In fact, we notice the browning at the sides and bottom and also a gradual increase in cake density as you reach to the bottom.
If I were to write about the Cheese Chiffon last year, I would flame it since a slice costs $5.80++ but after my sister attempt to bake a chiffon cake, I realize the browning at the sides and bottom is important for a good chiffon. Apparently, chiffon cakes collapse easily and has difficultly holding its structure during baking. Thus, it relies on 'clinging' onto the pan to achieve its height. In addition, the cooling of the cake needs to be done inverted and this can be done with the use of a tube pan hanging upside down onto a bottle immediately after removing it from the oven.
Anyway, setting aside the browning and the incomplete triangular shape, I thought the cake is dry to my liking so anytime a slice of pandan chiffon cake will satisfy both my taste buds and pocket. However Yuan likes the combination of the shredded cheese with the chantilly cream. A good contrast of sweet and salty.
I have mentioned that Tampopo's matcha chiffon ($5.80++) is worth a try in both "our preference" and an old entry. The strength of matcha is reasonable but the chiffon is not as moist as Tampopo Deli's Scoop cake. If you look at the picture closely for both the Scoop cake and the Matcha Chiffon (see above), there is alot more cream in the Scoop cake so it is no surprise why the Scoop cake is alot more moist than Matcha Chiffon.
With Tampopo having a branch at Takashimaya, enjoying Tampopo's chiffons and Scoop cake becomes alot more convenient. However, to enter a restaurant for just 2 slices of cakes, we thought it might be alittle awkward. Hence we ordered the follow ramen.
Prior to starting the blog, tampopo's ramen used to wow us with their pork katsu. However today's katsu was somewhat salty. Hence this lead us to walk alittle further to enjoy a sandcake at Arinco King (ION Orchard).
391 Orchard Road
#B2-33 Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Tel: 6235 2218