You don’t even need to take a bite to realise why these sponge cakes are called pillow cakes. Shaped like loaves of bread, these fluffy cakes are amazingly soft and springy to the touch. They’re tasty too – soft and with just a hint of sweetness so you can eat as much of it as you like without feeling jelak (cloying in Malay).
The pillow cakes (S$4.20 per loaf; comes in 2 flavours – original vanilla and mocha) were originally sold at the now-defunct OA Bakery at People’s Park. Now, they can be found at a non-descript pushcart stall at Far East Square located outside the Ling Zhi Vegetarian Restaurant.
They also have brownies/cookies which comes in a pack of 2 for S$1.60. But it’s their pillow cakes which are sold out fast each day. Go early!
This stall moved to I don’t know where. If anyone knows the new location, please let me know! I missed their pillow cakes very much! I tried calling the number listed here but it’s no longer in use.
I found a similar pillow cake from Angie The Choice. Taste and cost are about the same.