This is a brilliant, cheat pud from a shop you have probably driven past countless times and never thought of stopping at. I have only discovered it fairly recently after being bought something from here by a friend in possession of flawless taste (backed up by her rather impressive Birkin bag collection) who was coming for dinner.
Its name is spelt out in rather unappealing red neon lights and it sits on Bukit Timah Road (just after Sixth Avenue) within a little parade of shops. None of which are worth going to except this one: Ritz Apple Strudel.
They sell lots of cakes and puddings but the one I am obsessed by is their very long and beautifully layered apple strudel.
15″ in length, it’s made from puff pastry and has a properly delicious – and really not too sweet – apple filling as well as a tiny bit of custard cream. I hate eating overly sweet things and although there is sugar in here somewhere, it is just the right amount.
I have taken to only buying it in the largest size as there’s something rather impressive about serving such a lovely long pudding. This King of Strudel comes packaged in a beautifully neat box, just under half a metre in length.
Costing just $23 + elicits many an ‘oooh’ and an ‘ahhh’ = worth every penny.
They also sell it in mini strudel form as as well what they call a half loaf, which is around 7.5″.
Ritz Apple Strudel apparently has masses of other outlets all over the island (this is the only one I have ever seen) and has been in business for some 14 or so years. Menus vary according to the store’s location.
Ritz Apple Strudel
833 Bukit Timah Road
#01-10 Royal Ville
T: (+65) 6469 3470
Opening Times: 10am – 9.30pm daily
PS: Don’t buy this in advance; you want it crispy and perfect so only shop for it on the day you want to serve it.