I’ve noticed the shutters of Three Little Coconut for over a month at One Punggol Community Club and finally, their doors are open to the public on 11 Nov 2023.
As part of the opening promotion, the first 30 customers will have the opportunity to purchase all desserts from the Tang Shui series at just S$0.90 each (1 per customer) from 11 to 12 Nov 2023.
This is the first coconut-centric cafe, opened by 3 founding owners who are veterans of the local coconut scene. Dating back to 2016, they started out from humble beginnings when Mr. Coconut was first born.
The establishment of Three Little Coconut is rooted in the mission of introducing the healthy benefits of coconuts and popularising their refreshing flavour among the local community.
The menu offerings span from conventional tang shui to enticing burnt cheesecakes and croffles, catering to a diverse range of preferences.
Enthusiasts of red bean will find the Cendol Burnt Cheesecake (S$8.90) to be a delectable choice, as it boasts a generous portion of red bean atop the cake, accompanied by pandan jelly within the cake itself.
The cheesecake offers a delicate blend of pandan and coconut flavours, complemented by hints of cheesy goodness, and concludes with the nutty richness of the red bean.
The Croffles (S$7.60) come in 2 pieces and are made in-house with a waffle press. When it’s done, gula melaka sauce is then drizzled on top.
I recommend enhancing the experience by adding a Single Scoop Ice Cream (S$8.90 in total) or, for those seeking the ultimate indulgence, the Double Scoop Ice Cream (S$9.90 in total). The warm croffle is flaky and chewy and pairs really well with the cold coconut ice cream.
We also tried the Coconut Bobochacha Snowy Ice (S$9.40). A mound of shaved ice is topped with Nyonya cendol jelly, purple potato balls, earl grey jelly, and comes with a side of bubur cha cha gravy embedded with yam and sweet potato bits.
While the interplay of taste and textures was delightful, we felt that the flavour of the bubur cha cha gravy could be more pronounced, as the coconut milkiness of the shaved ice dominated the overall taste experience.
We provided our feedback, and I’m optimistic that they will be taking steps to enhance the robustness of the sauce.
If you’re thinking of bringing your grandparents and are concerned they might not appreciate coconut desserts, Three Little Coconut also has traditional Asian-style desserts like hot Black Glutinous Rice (S$4).
For a lighter option, check out their range of tang shui such as Snow Fungus Coconut (S$9) (snow fungus, wolf berries and red date slices doused in coconut juice) and Coconut Avocado Tang Shui (S$7.60).
If you’re heading to One Punggol Hawker Centre over the weekend for food, swing by Three Little Coconut for delicious desserts and drinks.