Crafting Halal Dessert Magic: The Journey Of Panquecas' - Picanhas'

Crafting Halal Dessert Magic: The Journey Of Panquecas'

Step right into the enchanting universe of desserts, where pastry wizardry dances with various flavours and traditions. Nestled in the pulsating heart of Singapore's food paradise, our star, Panquecas', sparkles with its own charm. It's more than just a dessert cafe or pancake place in Singapore. It's a joyride of deliciousness that mirrors the vibrant mix of cultures and races, making Singapore a melting pot of yumminess. So, ready for some fun? Let's dive into the world of Halal desserts!
"Panquecas', pronounced as “Pan-Keh-Kahs”, is Portuguese for pancakes.
Pancakes For The People

This Halal dessert brand idea was born out of a desire to accentuate the dining experience offered by our sister brand. Picanhas' is known for its speciality cuts like the Picanha steak, which is a secondary cut. Also, on our monthly specials, we introduce other secondary wagyu steak cuts paired with French Crepes Dessert.

Picanhas' Muslim Owned Steakhouse Restaurant
Picanhas' is a 100% Muslim-Owned Brazillian steakhouse committed to providing heartfelt service, genuine connections, and culinary delight. However, we realised a meal with a sweet ending needed to be completed.

Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen, a happily-ever-after to supper. - Terri Guillemets

After extensive research into the Halal dessert scene, our pastry team explored various options, from Waffles, Crouffles, and Souffles pancakes, to Scones. Eventually, we decided to go with crepes, a French pancake dessert style that perfectly complements the savoury offerings of Picanhas'. Thus, Panquecas' was born, offering a sweet conclusion to a delightful dining experience.

Indulge in the Irresistible Delight of Halal French Crepes

At Panquecas', we bring this innovation to life. Our speciality lies in French crepes, and we take pride in adding a unique spin to the Halal dessert landscape in Singapore.

French crepes are thin, delicate pancakes from France. They're made with a simple batter of flour, eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt. When cooked, they become light and smooth. Crepes are often rolled or folded before serving. Depending on the fillings, they're versatile and can be enjoyed as a pancake dessert or a main course on our menu, like the Mentaiko Pasta.

Mentaiko Pasta Crepe

With their thin and tender texture, they're a delightful treat!

The Creative People Behind the Halal Dessert Menu

Behind the scenes, a team of passionate visionaries embarks on a delightful journey dedicated to crafting the perfect dessert menu. Hours melt away, and moments blur into days as they refine and innovate flavours, drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of local tastes and modern creative flavour profiles with the timeless essence of traditional French Crepes.

Kopi O


Kopi-O, a traditional Singaporean coffee, is a beloved beverage found in kopitiams. Our local twist on the classic dessert, Tiramisu, captures nostalgia and familiarity. This unique creation aims to satisfy coffee lovers with a taste that is both relatable and reminiscent of Singapore's rich coffee culture.

Apam Balik

Apam Balik Crepe

A local traditional dessert with a sweet peanut pancake turned over with a sugary, buttery peanut filling. The pancake is named over on the action while flipping the pancakes over. It's also known as "Min Jiang Kueh" in Hokkien dialect.

The Apam Balik as our muse, we decided to create our own variation of it. Based on how it's our best seller, our Apam Balik speaks for itself.

Crepe Dadar


Kuih Dadar is a popular Southeast Asian dessert consisting of a thin, green pancake filled with grated coconut and palm sugar. The Pandan juice gives it a vibrant green colour and a hint of fragrant flavour. The grated coconut is cooked with palm sugar to create a sweet and caramel-like filling.

Our Crepe Dadar was inspired by infusing the Pandan flavour into our crepe batter. Rolled it up with homemade malt crumble, milk crumble, rich pastry cream and coated it with the grated coconut. Lastly, a vanilla soft-serve sitting on top of the crepe pancakes finished off with a drizzle of gula melaka.

Pineapple Crepe Tart


Pineapple tart is a famous pastry in Singapore that is commonly enjoyed during festive occasions, especially Chinese New Year. It is a buttery, crumbly pastry shell filled with sweet, tangy pineapple jam.

The inspiration for this crepe was from Chinese New Year; Pineapple in Hokkien Dialect mean ONG, which is prosperity.

Our take on this crepe is by infusing the more substantial red colour element into the pancakes. The soul of the dessert is Creme pattiesere, almond crumble. With additional flavours of Pineapple tart, Spiced, Sabayon and Orange cream. Garnish it with the homemade tuile.
Huat to the Tart. Get yours.

Goma Roll


A dessert is designed to encourage guests to 'play' with their food, to simultaneously introduce interactivity with something new but very familiar.

Designed to replicate a Japanese maki roll, the Goma Roll is packed with the familiar flavours of Black Sesame, Chocolate, Caramel and the unexpected Miso! It even comes complete with our Sesame 'Seaweed' Brittle and a Chocolate Gold dipping sauce, just coz you wouldn't want to dip them in soy sauce.

Press PLAY!

Our uniqueness extends beyond our menu. As a part of a more prominent culinary family, we share a close bond with our sister brand, *Picanhas'*. This synergy ensures a seamless dining experience, allowing our patrons to enjoy a savoury meal at Picanhas' and conclude with a sweet finale at Panquecas'.

Redefining the Halal Dessert Landscape in Singapore

Halal cuisine is more than just a dietary guideline; it's a dynamic trend that sparks creativity and innovation. At Panquecas', we perceive halal rules not as constraints but as distinctive boundaries that inspire us to think creatively.

Our dedication to crafting extraordinary desserts is limitless. We firmly believe that everyone deserves to enjoy delightful desserts without any restrictions. This conviction propels us to continually innovate and reimagine the flavours pairing of our crepe desserts.

Embracing this philosophy, we persistently aim to surpass the conventional boundaries of halal ingredients. We delve into the world of culinary techniques, perpetually learning and enhancing our skills. This approach enables us to consistently present a delicious and pleasing dessert menu while remaining faithful to our halal guidelines.

Indulge in the Irresistible Allure of Panquecas' Halal Desserts

When it comes to Halal desserts, Panquecas' is a name that resonates with many of our diners. And for good reasons. Choosing Panquecas' for your dessert outing promises a delightful treat. We are committed to quality, ensuring that only the finest ingredients go into our crepes.

The Panquecas' experience is about more than just taste. It's about the creativity that goes beyond the dessert. From innovative flavours like Kopi-O and Apam Balik to aesthetically pleasing presentations of Chocolate Dream, Red Velvet, and Crepe Dadar, dining at Panquecas' is a sensory delight.

So, to Wrap it up.
The halal dessert scene in Singapore is thriving, and we are happy to be in this exciting movement. With our unique offerings, commitment to quality, and delightful dining experience.

Come embrace the world of Halal desserts, where flavours transcend boundaries and creativity knows no limits. Join us for an unforgettable journey, where every moment is an opportunity to celebrate the art of indulgence and the pleasure of dining at its finest.
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