Sweetlands Confectionery & Bakery @ Kim Keat Lane

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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.

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The bakery is managed by a middle-aged couple and is kept at its original form of yesteryear.

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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.

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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.

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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
Singapore 328867
Tel: 6253 3100
Opening hours: 24 hours daily

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