What to get
Pon De Ring Original: We find this classic the best of the lot. Instead of a traditional doughnut shape, the Pon De Ring is a circle of eight mochi doughnut balls connected together and drizzled with a sugar glaze. It’s fun to gnaw on the chewy mochi balls one by one, and we can easily finish two or three of this in one sitting.
Custard Cream: A soft, fluffy sugar-dusted bombolini piped with a smooth, rich custard cream. It gets jelak, but still shiok if you limit yourself to one.
Angel French: Mister Donut offers a pretty boring French Cruller ($2.30) that we don't fancy, but this elaborately-named Angel French is better. The hard-textured cruller is jazzed up with a cloud of airy whipped cream and chocolate coating that makes it more palatable (but don’t expect premium grade cream and choc).
Honey Dip: This is very, very sweet. But if you have a sweet tooth, this classic option is not bad. The usual gritty sugar coating is swapped with a sticky honey glaze that goes well with a steaming cup of tea.
Pon De Ring Strawberry: The same Pon De Ring is dipped in a strawberry glaze which is much too sweet and artificial-tasting (it’s comparable to, say, Thailand-made strawberry Pocky). Not our favourite.
Coconut Chocolate: While it’s classified as a doughnut according to Mister Donut, this is more like a ring-shaped cake, with a dense texture and intense chocolate-y flavour with a smattering of dry, crunchy dessicated coconuts. If you were expecting a proper doughnut, this would be quite disappointing.
In a nutshell, we’d say these pretty doughnuts make a cheery tea-time treat, but they ain’t worth queuing three hours for. Its taste is not that much different from a regular Dunkin’ Donut (we find Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed doughnut more toothsome).
Mister Donut Pop-Up, #B1-49 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, S648886. Open daily 11am-9pm while stocks last. More updates via www.facebook.com/WAttentionPlaza