Thiam Yian Confectionery: Old-School Bakery Has Been Around Since '80s, Sells Cream Cakes And More
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Thiam Yian Confectionery: Old-School Bakery Has Been Around Since ’80s, Sells Cream Cakes And More

22nd July 2021

Thiam Yian Confectionery in Kovan

As we pivot once more into P2HA, F&B outlets are taking the hit once more, with older eateries struggling to keep pace with new measures. It’s ever more important to support heritage hawkers, as well as the likes of old-school bakeries during this time. If you live in Kovan, then make your way to Thiam Yian Confectionery, a heritage cake and bakes store that has been around since the 1980s.

thiam yian confectionery storefront
Image credit: Thiam Yian Confectionery

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The store looks like a blast from the past, lined with display cases sporting the likes of tarts, cream cakes, handmade kueh, and buns.

kaya cake
Image credit: Thiam Yian Confectionery

One of their most popular items is their Baked Kaya Cake ($1.20 per slice, $4 for whole), where fragrant kaya enhances a moist, fluffy sponge cake batter.

If you’re a real big fan of steamed sponge cake, they also have a Pandan Steamed Cake ($3), with jiggly sponge sweetened by notes of pandan.

thiam yian confectionery cakes display
Image credit: @ohayosingapore

Their fresh cream cakes start at $1.70 apiece, and are still hand-iced to this day. While you can get classic options like the Rainbow Sponge Butter Cream Cake, a number of fans rave about their Coffee Cream Cake, great to enjoy as a midday snack during teatime.

coffee cake
Image credit: @the.beluga

Other popular items include their extra-large Ondeh Ondeh ($5), made with a sweet potato kueh instead. Loaded with coconut gula melaka, these are super satisfying for ondeh-ondeh fans. These are only available on select days of the week, though, so keep your eyes peeled.

ondeh ondeh
Image credit: @bellyhappytummy

Their Coconut Tart ($2.80) is another must-try, with buttery pastry and a generous dose of coconut within the filling.

thiam yian confectionery ji hong
Image credit: Thiam Yian Confectionery

Traditional Chinese treats like tau sar bing, ji hong, almond biscuits, and more, are also available, priced from $1.50 onwards.

If you’re ever in the Kovan area, drop by to enjoy a tasty blast from the past as you show support to this neighbourhood bakery. They also do delivery and takeaway, which you can order from the Thiam Yian Confectionery website.

For more old-school places, check out our guide to traditional bakeries in Singapore. Otherwise, check out our guide to food in Kovan!

Address: 1004 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534742
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6458 1478

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