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10 Singapore Heritage Bakeries and Shops – For Old School Cakes And Kueh

Originally, I had wanted to publish a SG50 book on old-school bakeries and cake shops in Singapore, to remember bits and pieces of memories of my childhood. Finding these shops, getting the owners to share their histories and stories, and documenting through photos and recordings, was way more challenging than I envisioned. Especially when I […]

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The Frosted Chick – Boutique Cake and Cupcakes Shop At Thomson Novena

The Frosted Chick’s tagline is “delivering happiness”. How apt (and clever) of them to set up a bakery shop right opposite Thomson Medical Centre where happiness is literally ‘delivered’. Cupcakes alert for little bundles of joy. Previously known as The Frosted Cupcake, owners-bakers Aaron and Vanessa rebranded it as The Frosted Chick, and now own […]

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Dominique Ansel Bakery – Where The Cronuts Began

[New York City] Isn’t cronuts quite 2013? I wasn’t quite expecting this long a queue when I reached THE shop that started it all. Dominique Ansel Bakery has created quite a stir since its opening in NYC in 2011, awarded Best Bakery by Time Out and Metromix. Of course, its most prominent feat thus far […]

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Magnolia Bakery – Cupcake Institution To Visit In NYC

[New York] The Magnolia Bakery is the institution to visit for the Sex and The City fans, to a lesser extent for The Devil Wears Prada supporters. The bakery which started the whole cupcake craze in Manhattan, or should I say the whole world, has been known for its handmade baked goods. If there are […]

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Crown Bakery & Cafe – Breakfast Fit For A King at Crown Centre

[Updated Aug 2015] Went to Crown Bakery for some Hainanese Chicken Rice Bread breakfast, and found a SG50 Brioche ($2.50) – decorated with a crescent and five stars. The pinkish-reddish colour came from beetroot juice, while the other ingredients included Japanese wheat flour, natural leaven, French butter, almond putter, eggs, sugar and sea salt. Soft […]

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Tarte by Cheryl Koh – Les Amis’ Pastry Chef Helms Her Own

There was a little sense pride when I saw a local name fronting this pastry shop, other than the usual Japanese or French ones. Les Amis’s very own Pastry Chef Cheryl Koh helms her own with Tarte by Cheryl Koh. The restaurant itself needs little introduction. It is after all considered one of Singapore’s Best […]

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Délifrance – Award Winning Heritage Croissant Is Tastier, Crispier and Healthier

You might have noticed that the croissants at Délifrance in Singapore looked different, and prettier – a fuller longer shape, deeper golden brown exterior, more folds and seemingly more crisp. My observations over the shelves proved to be right. Délifrance did enhance their croissants. Délicieux! The Heritage Croissant was a surprise, but welcomed change. In […]

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Gontran Cherrier Tokyo – Some Of The Best Pastries, Especially The Croissant

[Tokyo, Japan] The Japanese make some of the best pastries in the world, other than the French. Its not difficult to find some life changing bakeries in Tokyo. When in doubt, spot those with queues. Even the ‘mediocre’ ones won’t go too wrong. Maverick French boulanger (a celebrity baker himself) Gontran Cherrier has found success […]

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Crumbs Jardin Bakery – Such Delicious Cupcake Flavours. A Hidden Find

I may not the biggest fan of cupcake, but Crumbs Jardin Bakery is a hidden find that I actually liked. Such delicious and special cupcake flavours. The cupcake shop is located at a discrete corner near Beach Road Army Market. 3 seats, no coffee or tea served at the moment. It did feel like entering […]

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Asanoya Bakery – 81 Year Old Japanese Bakery In Singapore

I like how precise the Japanese are. They described Asanoya Bakery as 250 steps away from Bras Basah MRT Station Exit. 250 steps. The Asanoya brand is 81 years old, founded in 1933 in Karuizawa Japan. The bakery is known for its rustic Japanese-style bread, with a European twist and baked in a traditional stone […]

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