Naomi Kitchen is a humble bakery set up by a passionate couple: one with a passion for baking, another with a passion in entrepreneurship. They progressed from a tiny stall in Golden Mile Food Centre to a shop outlet at Crawford Lane.
The baked products are highly raved about by local television stars, Zhong Qin and Chen LiPing, who introduced the bakery on a Singapore television programme, HDB Tai Tai.
Apart from counter sales and takeaways, the bakery also provides delivery service (S$20; free for orders S$80 and above)
Naomi Kitchen offers a variety of cakes, Swiss rolls, tarts, and other treats, all of which are handmade fresh daily. The most popular products are the fruit rolls.
The strawberry mango pudding roll takes the shape of a Swiss roll, but with a hidden surprise within: mango pudding. The pudding is denser than the usual wobbly pudding, and adds a contrasting texture to the fluffy sponge cake.
The coffee walnut roll is rolled with coffee-infused fresh cream and crunchy walnuts. It is less sweet, and the strong coffee essence may be slightly overwhelming for non-coffee drinkers.
The matcha red bean roll is a perfect marriage of green tea and red bean. The sponge cake takes its colour from matcha powder, and is rolled with fresh cream speckled with red beans. It isn’t too sweet, but is enough to satiate a sweet tooth.
The yam fruit roll is highly recommended. Naomi Kitchen brings the enjoyment of sponge cake to another level with the yam-infused cake that is slathered with a blend of fresh cream and yam. The cream isn’t velvety smooth; you can taste subtle bits of real yam. The amount of cream is sufficient, and the sponge cake layer isn’t overtly thick. A must-try!
Just when you think things couldn’t get any better, the lychee fruit roll impresses. You’ve got to try this. You get a burst of lychee flavour in every bite, along with real fruit smack in the middle of the roll.
The grape cheesecake is so light that it melts instantly in the mouth! This is a dessert to end a hearty meal with.
Amongst the fruit cakes, the mixed fruit cake garnered the most votes. This all-strawberry cake may be a tad tart for those with a sweet tooth. The vanilla sponge is soft and light, sandwiching a thick layer of fresh cream in between, along with chunks of peach.
Naomi’s blackforest cake is an outstanding rendition of the ubiquitous chocolate and cherries cake. It is so light, yet the chocolaty richness isn’t short-changed. The luscious chocolate cream is heavenly.
The tiramisu didn’t disappoint either. Don’t belittle this cuppa dessert – it packs a punch.
The cream layer is deeply satisfying, while the moist coffee-soaked interior convinces even the non-coffee lovers to revel in.
Naomi Kitchen offers a range of tarts: fruity with a custard cream centre, chocolate and cream cheese.
The bakery succeeds in making the ideal tart crust: light and crumbly with a biscuit-like texture, but soft enough to melt in the mouth.
The chocolate tart will satisfy chocolate lovers. The Mandarin orange adds a little zest, and cuts the richness perfectly.
The chicken shepherd’s pie comprises a flavourful stew of chicken and vegetables, topped with luscious mashed potato. The chicken is a tad overcooked, but the delicious sauce adds moisture and makes up for the slight imperfection.
Naomi Kitchen sets itself apart from other bakeries with its inventive fruit rolls and customisable Swiss rolls. Their products are less sweet and will cater to the health-conscious.
Tel: +65 9321 3688 | Website
Naomi Kitchen at Crawford Lane
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm daily
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1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3 #B1-16
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily