Chef Yamashita, Japanese Bakery, In Tanjong Pagar

Chef Yamashita is a Japanese Bakery at the Tanjong Pagar Plaza. I have dropped by on several occasion after work, I mean at about 5.30pm, but to no avail. As their cakes were all sold out. It is either they are that popular or they make in very small quantities. I have no idea which could be the reason. And so I made a trip to the cake shop during lunch time.

Chef Yamashita Shop
Chef Yamashita Shop

They have placed a few tables with two chairs each outside the shop for the customers to dine in. I have it take away instead.

My Takeaway, Fraise, Mt Fuji, Mille Feuille, Rare Mango Cheese, Luna Wrap (Choco), Ichigo (Strawberry Shortcake)
My Takeaway, Fraise, Mt Fuji, Mille Feuille, Rare Mango Cheese, Luna Wrap (Choco), Ichigo (Strawberry Shortcake)

I planned to get only 4 pieces but eventually I got  a total of 6 as they were too enticing. I couldn’t resist the sweet temptations. Luna Wrap is Chef Yamashita’s speciality. The cake is as soft as the sponge cake but more firm and not airy as the sponge cake. In the wrap, there are various cream filling. I got the chocolate ones. Besides cream there were some chocolate cubes and crunch which give more texture to the cake, a great idea.

My favourite is the Mille Feuille. It is fruity with a good sponge, custard and a some pastry to give the crispiness. I enjoyed the cake very much.

Based on my experience, I think the best way to secure a piece of Chef Yamashita Cake is either to go early or to make a reservation.

All the cakes are delicious and with great presentation. It is as good as the other Japanese bakery found within the vicinity.

Chef Yamashita
Block 1,Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-44 Singapore  082001
Tel: +65 6604 9709

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 1000 to 1830, Sundays & Public Holidays 1000 to 1600

Getting There

By MRT: North-South Line -Tanjong Pagar station

By Bus: alight at the bus stop either before Wallich Road or after Craig Road – 80, 145

Rating: 7.5/10


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A gal who loves to travel and enjoy great food, who also love to take photos of the food and to share her finds

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