This family-run Peranakan joint knows nonya kueh like the back of its hand. Best-sellers include the kueh salat ($1.20), with its creamy kaya layer and sticky glutinous rice base and ondeh ondeh ($3.20 per box), chewy sweet potato dough balls bursting with gula melaka goodness. All its delicacies are hand-made daily, and the innovative brand keeps up with the times with creations like the Pink Fairy ($1.20), a confection made with coconut cream and steamed Azuki beans. The brand is doing well for itself, if the consistently long queues on weekends are any indication. HarriAnns has multiple outlets around the island, with its most recent opening at Suntec City.
New age desserts are all well and good, but there's little better than going old school when the craving for something sweet and comforting hits you hard. From chendol and putu piring to beancurd and traditional cream puffs, there's something for everyone on this list.