Garfieldhug's Blog

This & That Including What Ails

Chiffon Cake – Lil Red Dot’s National Cake

on May 5, 2017

Last Sunday our national newspaper featured this and I thought it would be useful to show you how the cake looks like as a whole.

As I read the statistics of how many tourists from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and so on would make a bee line to local bakery chain Bengawan Solo to buy this as gifts to take home, I was amazed at the importance of this little cake of ours.

I remember how this cake was made famous by Bengawan Solo as the owner, a woman started her business from her humble kitchen in the east of Singapore.

Her bake sales got so good that the neighbors complained of the daily aromas from her flat.

I guess her neighbors got tired of the free smells and began to feel that their flats and clothes smelt of her cake.

The rest is history as the agency regulating food sales stepped in and she was forced to take the plunge as a business woman.

She opened her flagship store at Marine Parade and soon more outlets opened. 

Today with more than 30 outlets islandwide, her production is done in Malaysia and trucked daily to Singapore.

She made this cake known and soon others followed suit.

Begawan Solo retains her crown for being the best seller as she is the authentic front runner.

Advertisements

16 responses to “Chiffon Cake – Lil Red Dot’s National Cake

  1. calmkate says:

    What does it taste like? what flavour? Heard any more about that other job?

    • Garfield Hug says:

      It comes in many favors; orange, lemon, pandan, coffee and rainbow etc. My favorite is pandan and lemon ha ha! I will update on job soonπŸ˜‰

      • calmkate says:

        wow so it tastes as delicious as it looks! Glad her neighbours forced her to make it a business.

      • Garfield Hug says:

        Yup!! It must have upset her at first but it was a blessing in disguise. Now she is rather rich ha ha☺

      • calmkate says:

        and so she should be after having such rude neighbours that didn’t appreciate her!

      • Garfield Hug says:

        I won’t be surprised if after she became famous, they would say “oh I know her, she was my neighbor” and end up buying her cakes! This is a perfect end to the saying, the great businesswoman had her cake and ate it too! She won beautifully in whichever one looks at it and I am happy for her and that her hard work paid off handsomely! 😊

      • calmkate says:

        agreed … and your hard will pay off too!

  2. HN says:

    Wow. I love the flavor of pandan. Wish I can grow the leaves here. The cake looks so lovely delicious. You are lucky to have easy access to it πŸ™‚

  3. scifihammy says:

    This is a great story of how you can succeed if you have a good idea – or great tasting cake! πŸ™‚

  4. FABULOUS cake πŸ’žπŸ°πŸ°πŸ°!!!

  5. Pandan cake is it ?? Wow that looks yumm. I never knew this. So next time I should taste when in Singapore.

  6. JC says:

    Thanks for your visit to my blog… jc

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: