Kakuida’s at Icon Village in Tanjong Pagar considers its doughnuts a complement to their healthy drinks, rather than its main attraction. But, walking down the red-bricked passageway, you’re more likely to be led by the nose to their takeaway stand thanks to the fragrant wafts of waffle-like batter being cooked. What helps Kakuida’s offerings to distinguish itself from regular doughnuts is how its cooked, and the dose of health food it injects into the batter. The pastry mix of wheat and rice flour here comes straight from Japan, and the slurry is poured straight into a waffle iron shaped like doughnuts to cook. When the team prepares their mixture for cooking, Kakuida’s tips in a lug of Kakuida vinegar into the mix to boost its health claims.