I stumbled upon this old school bakery by chance when I was exploring the neighbourhood on foot while waiting for Founder Bak Kut Teh to open for dinner on a Saturday late afternoon. Needless to say, it was the aroma of freshly baked breads that actually led me here. The sight of such a traditional bakery that is one of the very few remaining in Singapore no doubt elicits feelings of nostalgia. I just have to capture this vintage moment before it disappears one day.
The bakery is managed by a middle-aged couple and is kept at its original form of yesteryear.
Look at the array of different breads this bakery has to offer. Old fashioned flavours of red bean paste, kaya, coconut, butter sugar and what not. All at affordable prices.
And my favourite type of ‘jiam tao lo ti’ (sharp end bread or baguette) that I love to dip into curry gravies or eat with butter & kaya.
I bought their brown sugar loaf ($1.50) that came in 9 regular slices. Wanted to have kaya and butter on them but the spreads weren’t available in the shop when I was there so ended up eating them with my own peanut butter which was equally satisfying. The bread was just so soft and pillowy, moist as well with a slight hint of brown sugar fragrance.
Sweetlands Confectionery & Bakery is open 24/7 as their bakers work round the clock to supply loaves to bakeries, cafes and grocers in Singapore on a daily basis.
It’s kinda sad that traditional baking is almost a dying trade now as breads made the old fashioned way still taste the best. Plus they are additive-free too. What’s not to like, really. If you adore breads as much as I do, you just gotta check them out. Recommended!
Sweetlands Confectionery & Bakery
10 Kim Keat Lane
Tel: 6253 3100
Opening hours: 24 hours daily