3-INCH-SIN is a special occasion place without special occasion prices.
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With only 12 seats in this tiny hole-in-the-wall, 3-INCH-SIN is only slightly larger than its name suggests. The white and orange clad dessert cafe is well worth the search, promising “a fondant seduction” to all who enter.
While the molten cakes may look the same, diners have 10 different fillings to choose from: classic pairings like bitter orange, coffee, peanut butter, mint and hazelnut are there for the traditional; while the more adventurous can try flavors like raspberry, lemon, and cherries jubilee. White chocolate and original are also available.
Putting waistline at risk, City News tried three of the most popular flavors with a scoop of delectable French Vanilla Bean ice-cream.
Original is as promised—ooey gooey molten chocolate. The cake is thicker and less sweet than the fondant cakes, but every bit as rich and even more deeply flavorful. The fondant, perfect for those with a sweet tooth, might come across as a little too sweet for those without.
If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups, you will be blown away by Peanut Butter. The chunky peanut butter paired with the dark, rich chocolate surprises with its saltiness. This is a killer combination, especially paired with the ice-cream. A word to the wise, though—having two of these is a not a good idea.
Cut the richness with the unexpectedly tangy Lemon. Almost jarring at first, the citrus note refreshes the palate, making you feel like you could just pop a few more of these calorific treats.
Each three-incher is plated with crushed roasted cocoa beans and a chocolate sauce. The beans provide a textural treat, and help to balance out the sweetness with their slightly bitter crunch.
Surprisingly, while all that is heavy in the tummy, it is light on the wallet. At S$6+ for each three-inch cake, your waistline will feel it faster than your pocket. 3-INCH-SIN also sells their RRRRoyal Choc Cake by the slice on weekends at S$7.
The four-month old establishment makes each order a la minute, so be prepared for a 20-odd minute wait. That said, what’s the rush? The ambience is good, there are magazines aplenty, and the proprietress, Celine, is friendly. This is the perfect place for a sweet treat on a lazy afternoon.
501 Bukit Timah Road Cluny Court
#02-27 Singapore 259760.
Tel: +65 6314 1217