Sweet Hut 甜秘密 – NEW Instagram-Worthy Colourful Dessert Shop Opens Till 4AM Daily At Paya Lebar

Nightlife is certainly not boring in Singapore with many ice cream shops opening till late, including the latest late night supper spot, Sweet Hut 甜秘密, that opens till 4am daily at Paya Lebar. Doing a quick search on Google Maps, I was directed to the stretch of shophouses located there and thought that they are
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Nightlife is certainly not boring in Singapore with many ice cream shops opening till late, including the latest late night supper spot, Sweet Hut 甜秘密, that opens till 4am daily at Paya Lebar.

Doing a quick search on Google Maps, I was directed to the stretch of shophouses located there and thought that they are just a normal traditional dessert shop.

Sweet Hut stood out among the row of shophouses along Geylang Road due to the colourful walls and hanging neon lights that doesn’t resemble a traditional desert shop.

Here, you will find a huge, 50-seaters Instagram-worthy space with different themes in different corners, ranging from a blue floral backdrop to a golden cage, tatami area or even seats shaped like a rolling dice and Rubik’s cube.

With multiple neon lights spanning across the ceiling, the entire vibe seems to be young and vibrant, yet they don’t serve hipster cafe food like ice cream and waffles here.

Instead, traditional desserts such as Durian Sago ($6.90), D24 Durian Mousses ($6.90), Bird’s Nest ($15 – $28), Herbal Gui Ling Gao ($2.30), Almond/ Walnut/ Peanut/ Sesame Paste ($3.80), Yam Paste with Pumpkin & Ginkgo ($5.80) and Honeydew Sago ($4.30) can be found on their menu.

This fusion is interesting, traditional desserts served in an hipster Instagram-worthy space located within a nostalgic shophouse.

My favourite was the Yam Paste with Pumpkin & Ginkgo ($5.80) aka Orh-Nee, usually served in Chinese banquets.

The yam paste was rich and creamy with a thick and viscous texture, topped with a dollop of pumpkin flesh that added some sweetness, whereas the ginkgo nuts contributed some chewiness to the overall texture.

The taste was well-balanced and fragrant, flavourful without being overly sweet.

Mango lovers will be thrilled to see that there are Mango Sago ($4.80), Coconut Milk Mango Ice ($4.80), Mango Pomelo Sago ($5.80) and Mango Lemongrass Pearl ($5.80) on the menu.

The Mango Lemongrass Pearl ($5.80) comes with a layer of lemongrass Ai-yu jelly at the bottom layer, topped with crushed ice, fruit pearls and mango cubes.

There are different textures in a bowl, from the soft and chewy mango cubes, to the smooth Ai-yu jelly, firmer fruit pearls and crushed ice.

The mango cubes were sweet whereas the jelly was lightly infused with lemongrass without overpowering the taste.

For the durian lovers, four durian desserts and snacks namely Durian Sago ($6.90), Nyonya Green Bean Soup with Durian ($6.90), D24 Durian Mousse ($6.90), Musang King Durian, Fried Durian with Yam ($6.90), Golden Fried Durian ($6.90) Mousse ($9.90) can be found here.

I decided to try the uncommon Nyonya Green Bean Soup with Durian ($6.90), which ended up too watery for me.

Neither the green bean soup nor the D24 durian flesh tasted distinctive and this was passable.

Apart from desserts, Sweet Hut also offers light savoury bites such as Golden Mee Sua ($4.90) similar to Swee Choon’s signature dish, Fresh Shrimp Spring Roll ($4.90), Otah Bun (2 for $2.90), Fried Otah ($3.90) and Handmade Curry Puff (2 for $2.90).

The Fried Otah ($3.90) sounded interesting as otah is usually grilled instead and came with a golden brown crust that added some crispy and crunch to the overall texture.

Sweet Hut has an interesting concept by specialising in traditional snacks and desserts with a modern appeal (in terms of its interior) and will probably attract a younger crowd.

Sweet Hut 甜秘密
654 Geylang Rd, Geylang Lor 40, Singapore 389584
Opening Hours: 2pm – 4am (Mon – Sun)

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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