The Soup Spoon’s founder Anna Lim has opened Anna’s a new bakery cafe and retail space located at the idyllic Oasis Terraces in Punggol. Born out of the pandemic, the concept adopts the same philosophy of serving nourishing meals through sourdough-forward bakes, pizza, pasta and even drinks.
All bread and pastry dough, as well as cake batters, are proofed for at least 16 hours before baking to maximise their health benefits, flavour and texture. In fact, you can take a peek at the process through the glass windows of the slow-proofing room, too.
While whole loaves are available for purchase, you can get a sampling of its sourdough bread offerings through the Drips and Drops Diversity Board ($18++). This gets you two slices each of the house sourdough bread, as well as the malted rye and flavoured options of the day. It also comes with dips like an earthy mushroom parfait with smoked maple syrup and sundried tomato cultured butter.
For pasta, we recommend the Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce ($19++), which spotlights chewy and subtly springy tagliatelle in a thick robust sauce of tomato basil, cream mascarpone cheese and garlic. Spice lovers will appreciate the Red Sea Prawn Aglio Olio ($32) with chilli padi and juicy prawns. And if that’s not fiery enough, there’s a red chilli pesto on the side to take it up a notch.
The 12-in sourdough pizzas made with a house blend of botanicals and ancient grains, and cold-retarded for 24 hours prior to baking, boast a chewy and airy crust with complex flavours. There’s no going wrong with the hearty Margherita Sourdough Pizza ($24++) with fresh mozzarella slices on a tomato basil sauce base. Or you can go for the Forest Forager ($32++), a visual spectacle scattered with an earthy mix of maitake and shimeji mushrooms, arugula and edible flowers atop truffle cheese sauce. Each pizza also comes with chilli pesto and a moreish dipping gravy (for those who never finish their pizza crust).
If desserts made solely with wholegrain spelt and sourdough starter sound ‘too healthy’, the moist and dense Earl Grey Fig With Honey cake might just change your mind. Likewise, the Carrot Walnut cake ($8++) with shredded carrot and luscious cream cheese is good too. A crowd-favourite is the Sourdough Bombolini ($5.90++ each), made fresh daily and piped with a tangy lemon and passionfruit pastry cream, and coated in a mix of cinnamon and jaggery.
Anna’s is in the process of receiving its halal certification.
Anna’s is at 681 Punggol Drive,#01-04, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681.