Old is gold, and the same can definitely be said about food. Sometimes, all we crave is a sweet dose of nostalgia—familiar flavours that we grew up eating and enjoying. Many of these heritage eats hark back to a simpler time in our lives, holding a special place in our hearts and stomachs.
But only a handful of such old-school establishments have stood the test of time, to continue to serve up treats from the yesteryears. From traditional kuehs to classic bakes, here is where you can (still) grab a taste of history.
1. Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry
This quaint neighbourhood bakery has been drawing crowds from all corners of Singapore for decades. Many flock to this family-run shop in Tiong Bahru for its impressive and colourful selection of Nonya kuehs—popular items include juicy balls of ondeh ondeh, soft rounds of putu ayu, and kueh dada stuffed full of coconut.
But the doors to this dessert shop might soon close by mid-2022; the elderly couple who owns Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry are planning to retire, citing reasons of poor health and rising utility cost. For now, the shop remains open from Tuesday to Sunday, for those looking to get a final taste.
Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry, Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-39, S(160055), +65 6324 1686