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Exquisite desserts made with Japanese fruits and where to find them in Singapore

Exquisite desserts made with Japanese fruits and where to find them in Singapore

Renowned for their exceptional quality and delightful flavours, Japanese fruits are known for their ability to tantaslise the taste buds of many, including Singaporeans. While often associated with a high price tag, the cost of Japanese fruits is a testament to the meticulous care and craftsmanship that goes into ensuring the highest quality before the final product reaches the customers. 


In a delightful collaboration, local Japanese farmers have decided to team up with well-known patisseries and restaurants in Singapore—each bringing their own unique touch to this special menu—to bring forth the exquisite and fruity essence of Japanese fruits. 


If you’re living in Singapore, here are the five restaurants and confectionery shops where you can indulge in the best of Japanese fruits and let their stories of Japan unfold before your very eyes!


1. Whitegrass (Strawberries)

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Whitegrass, under the helm of Head Chef Takuya Yamashita, showcases classic French fare with a Japanese touch. The menu at Whitegrass focuses on using the freshest seasonal produce to create dishes that are thoughtful and respectful of nature while remaining gastronomically refined. Chef Takuya takes inspiration from nature and his childhood growing up near the forests and mountains in Nara Prefecture has instilled in him an unwavering respect for nature's bounty. This time, Chef Takuya will make use of Japanese strawberries to showcase the wonders that nature has to offer.


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Campaign period: January–February 2024
Address: 30 Victoria St, #01-26/27 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Tuesdays–Saturdays (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Lunch: 12pm–2:30pm (Last seating 2pm)
Dinner: 6–10:30pm (Last seating 9pm)


2. Kappou (Persimmons & strawberries)

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Helmed by multi-award winning Chef Aeron who has had humble beginnings since the age of 14, Kappou is a modern ode to Japanese heritage, infused with the contemporary repose of a speakeasy. Chef Aeron carefully curates each meal, sourcing the best ingredients and paying attention to every little detail from tableware to artisanal beverages. Driven by precision and inspired by Japanese culture, Chef Aeron puts her heart into each and every one of her creations. She has chosen to showcase the beauty of Japanese persimmons and strawberries this time round, showcasing them in a myriad of ways and techniques, challenging tradition and allowing guests to embark on an immersive experience. 


(Image credit: Kappou)


Campaign period: November 2023, January–February 2024
Address: 18 Robinson Road, #03-01 Singapore 048547 
Opening hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 7pm–10:30pm (Closed on Sundays and Mondays)


3. Love For Wagashi (Strawberries)

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Love For Wagashi was conceptualised out of the desire to share a part of Japan's traditional culture, by offering different kinds of wagashi or traditional Japanese sweets, all handmade from scratch from raw ingredients. Starting in 2021, Love For Wagashi has been offering a range of confections, especially daifuku and nerikiri. For this campaign, Love For Wagashi will create a range of wagashi that feature strawberries, including Ichigo Daifuku and parfaits. Love For Wagashi is able to showcase the quality of Japanese fruits by allowing the fruits to be at the forefront of their desserts.


Love For Wagashi
Campaign period: December 2023–February 2024
Address: 183 Jln Pelikat, B2-12 The Promenade@Pelikat, Singapore 537643
Opening hours: By delivery basis only


4. Tarte by Cheryl Koh (Persimmons)

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Tarte by Cheryl Koh is one of Singapore's most popular shops specialising in tarts and other desserts. For his campaign, they have produced a Fuyu Persimmon Tart, made with soft cinnamon sponge topped with cream cheese and fuyu persimmon. After an arduous process of R&D, Chef Kelly has created this mouthwatering tart that is sure to mesmerise both your visuals and palate. The key here is the fuyu persimmon, which serves to bring a touch of sweetness and texture to the complementing cinnamon base.


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Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Campaign period: 1-31 Nov 
Shaw Centre
Address: 1 Scotts Road #02-05 Shaw Centre Singapore 228208
Opening hours: 11am–9pm (Daily)
Raffles City
Address: Raffles City Singapore Shopping Centre, #B1-46 Singapore 179103
Opening hours: 11am–9pm (Daily)


5. Flourcrafts Patisserie (Apples & sweet potatoes)

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Flourcrafts Patisserie is a bakery that specialises in caneles and tarts. From humble beginnings as a home-based business, they have grown to be one of locals' favourite patisseries and are currently planning to expand their offerings to include different types of pastries and desserts. For this campaign, owner Xavier has specially created two unique desserts made using Japanese apples and sweet potatoes, specifically Yakiimo matcha and apple chiboust. He is confident that these two items will be very popular amongst locals and is excited to share the uniqueness of both fruits through his creations. 


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Flourcrafts Patisserie
Campaign period: February (except Chinese New Year holiday period)
Address: 70 Shenton Way, Eon Shenton #01-08, Singapore 079118
Opening hours: 10am–5pm (Mondays–Sundays)


Which one of these five brands and creations piqued your interest? Regardless which you favour, each promises an exceptional burst of flavours. Indulge in Japanese fruits today, and bon appetit!


This article is written in collaboration with Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) Group.


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