Cat & the Fiddle, the online Cheese Cake Shop
Web Address: http://www.catandthefiddle.com/
Cake Self-collection Address: 171 Kampong Ampat KA Foodlink #05-04
Cat & the Fiddle is an online cake shop that’s founded by Chef Daniel Tay. He was the ex-founder of Bakerzinn and was also the Pastry Chef of French Restaurant Les Amis. Cat & the Fiddle specialises in gourmet Cheese Cakes that are very reasonably priced – starting from $19.90 for a 1kg classic New York Cheesecake to $38.90 for a Mao Shan Wang Durian Cheesecake. Thank you David for sending the lovely box of Cheesecake with 10 different flavours (named Fickle Feline) over.
Fickle Feline, as the name suggest, can be a choice for people that are unable to decide which cheesecake flavour to have because it comes with 10 slices of cheesecake of different flavours. However please note that there is only a limited 50 cakes per week and it’s opened for ordering on every Wednesday 10am.
Maneki Neko (Yuzu, Lemon and Lime)
It has a strong refreshing Yuzu taste which is rather interesting and is something that i’d never try before. The top layer is made up of cream infused with citrus flavor with a cheese bottom layer.
Modern Duke’s Pudding (Oreo)
I am not an Orea cheesecake fan to begin with because it’s too dry and sweet most of the time, but this is pretty well done. The orea crumble layer is rather moist and the moderately sweet Orea goes very well with the cheese and not overpowering another. One of the best Oreo cheesecake that i had.
Sicilian Wild Cats (Tiramisu)
This slice of Tiramisu has a light cheese flavour and alcohol taste. The cheese center is very creamy, sandwiching layers of Espresso infused biscuit. This is something that I will go for if i want something that’s not overly cheesy and yet satisfying.
Emperor Romance (Lychee and Martini)
This is very similar to the Tiramisu, but the cheese is mixed with Lychee meat and is infused with Lychee essence. The light Martini soaked biscuit center has almost no trace of bitter taste. This is also pretty light and it’s one of my favourites.
Queen of Hearts (Strawberry)
This cheesecake reminds me of the Raspberry Ice-cream that we can get from the ice-cream paddlers, except there is an added tinge of cheese flavours. The sweetness is just right for my liking.
Caribbean Surfari (Pina Colada)
This pineapple cheesecake has a fruit cake top and the side is sprinkled with coconut shredding that adds on a delightful texture. It doesn’t exactly taste like cheesecake as the pineapple taste seems to overpower the cheese. However taste wise, I have no problem finishing this slice of cake.
Russian Whiskers (Mango and Vodka)
This cheesecake has a tinge of vodka flavour and the center has a texture of a Mango pudding.
Over the Moon (Classic New York)
The classic cheese cake is not as cloying as expected. It has a creamy texture and not too sweet and it’s to my liking. As this flavour only has cheese and the crust, naturally I will pay more attention to the crust and i thought the crust can be made better, like crispier and more buttery.
Paws of Fury (Yuan Yang)
Yuan Yang is a blend of milk tea and coffee, but this version has two separated layers of cheesy coffee and tea. I like the coffee layer but the tea layer is not to my liking. Overall i think it lacks the fragrance of a typical cup of Yuan Yang, or should i say, the tea and coffee layer didn’t mix as well as expected.
Sweet & Smokey Taffy (Salted Caramel)
I thought the sweetness is a little too overwhelming. Personally I think a sweet caramel is a norm but the bottom cheese layer is too strong to compliment the already sweet caramel.
Some of the flavours that Cat & The Fiddle are quite unique and interesting to try. The flavours of their cake are generally milder than the usual ones that we find outside which i think it caters to the taste of our current health conscience generation, except for those that that I mentioned earlier. Among them, my top four choices are the Yuzu, Lemon and Lime, Lychee Martini, Tiramisu and Oreo while the misses are Yuan Yang and the Salted Caramel.
I think Cat & the Fiddle’s Cheese Cake is very reasonably priced for it’s quality if you do self collection or get their normal delivery. I will not opt for the specific timing delivery that cost $26.90 and would rather they deliver the cake a day in advance because the cake can be kept for up to three days in the chiller.
The drawback is they only sell their cake as a whole and there is there is no option to mix the flavours. The Fickle Feline is a choice but there’s only a limited quantity available and it comes in ten fixed flavours. If only i can mix and match and few slices of Mao Shan Wang cheese cake.
I do understand their constrain, which they have to throw away unsold cut cakes at end of the day to keep their supply fresh. However do explore this option, or even swap the ten flavours occasionally, especially if there’s so many flavours to try.