Lina Confectionery is an old-school kueh shop in Bukit Merah
I love all kinds of kueh. Traditional Nyonya kueh, Teochew soon kueh—you name it, I love it. On my recent venture to suss out the best ondeh ondeh in Singapore, I came across Lina Confectionery, an under-the-HDB gem hidden in the Bukit Merah heartlands.
After finding out that they’ve been around in the same spot since 1989, I knew I had to pay them a visit.
Lina Confectionery’s storefront is like a blast from the past. That’s not surprising though, when you take into account that they’ve been there for well over 30 years. Peek inside and you’ll see what looks to be a small office and workstation where kueh is handmade fresh on-site every day. It’s as if nothing has changed over the decades.
One of their most popular items is the Bika Ambon ($1.50), casually known as honeycomb cake. This Indonesian kueh is made with tapioca flour, coconut milk, and yeast for a slightly fermented flavour. It’s soft, chewy, and sweet, with a gorgeous caramelised top.
The Kueh Kosui ($2.60) comes highly recommended, too. This gula melaka-infused kueh has a faint pandan fragrance and a wobbly texture. Paired with shredded coconut, this is one treat that goes well with your mid-afternoon tea.
Then there’s the quintessential Ang Ku Kueh ($1.20), available in flavours such as Peanut, Yam, and Salty Tausa.
Before you leave, don’t forget to grab a box of Bursting Onde-Onde ($2.60), which placed first on our ranked list of the best ondeh ondeh in Singapore!
On our visit, we found the ondeh ondeh to have a soft and QQ texture on the outside, bursting with a rich gula melaka lava. There were crunchy palm sugar bits within, adding texture and a deep sweetness to the kueh.
Address: 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-138, Singapore 150124
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am to 8pm, Sat 9:30am to 5:30pm
Tel: 6271 6996
Lina Confectionery is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by John Lery Villanueva.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg
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