Jupiter 57 is the place to get Italian snacks and treats direct from Italy
Picture the perfect Christmas dinner: A perfectly roasted turkey. A juicy and delightfully salted cured leg of ham. A pasta dish that’s just there because carbs.
You don’t even know you’re missing out on the perfect accompaniments: gigantic Italian sweet breads.
Among others, panettone and pandoro are classic Italian breads, with a long history dating back to centuries. They’re also traditionally prepared and eaten over Christmas and New Year’s celebrations with family and friends. Both are hulking, formidable bakes made with flour and eggs, weighing about 1kg and standing between 12 and 15 cm.
Where to get these Italian snacks
As revealed by @mozzarellapapi, one of the places to get these treats is Jupiter 57, located at 34A Duxton Road.
Jupiter 57 is operated by Auntie Guisy, your classic Italian nonna who looks like she’s constantly on the verge of gently asking you to eat more.
Just look at the intricate packaging in bespoke boxes that keep them fresh despite the long journey from Italy.
There’s even Dolce and Gabanna-branded panettone!
For those among us with smaller appetites, there are also personal sized mini panettone available.
So take your pick from their selection of cakes – there’s bound to be something that catches your fancy.
What’s a panettone and pandoro
Panettone hails from Milan and is a tall, dome-shaped bread that’s light and airy in texture. It’s known for its distinctive mix of candied fruits (like orange and citron) and raisins, giving it a sweet, fruity flavour. When you slice into a panettone, it’s all about that soft, fluffy texture, with a lovely fragrance that’s a bit like sweet bread meets fruitcake.
Pandoro, on the other hand, comes from Verona. It’s shaped like a star when viewed from above, and it’s often dusted with icing sugar, giving it a snowy, winter vibe. Unlike panettone, pandoro doesn’t contain fruits or raisins. It’s more about enjoying the pure, sweet flavour of the bread itself, which is golden in colour and has a rich, buttery taste. The texture is also a bit spongier and cake-like, compared to the breadier feel of panettone.
Address: 34A Duxton Road, Singapore 089498
Opening hours: Daily 12 to 6pm
Whatsapp: 9137 6564
Cover image via @mozzarellapapi on TikTok