Singapore's Traditional Heritage Food Trail

Singapore's Traditional Heritage Food Trail
I followed Singapore’s National Heritage Board Heritage Trail app to discover that alot of my parents favourite old school spots were just walking distance from each other. Several of these stops were on the Balestier trail with the exception of Galicier and Kway’s popiah. From Malay kuehs to old school white loaves of bread, old school recipes the way they have been making it for over half a century.

I took all the photos – they aren’t great and I am working on it. My story for the SCMP here.

Singapore’s rich culinary landscape is partly derived from the large Chinese migrant communities that came to settle in the late 17th century. The old school bakeries and confectioneries are similar those in Hong Kong, however it offers a larger selection of baked and steamed goods with colourful South East Asian flavours.

Unlike the French that have their “boulangerie” bakery solely for baked goods and “patisserie” for sweets, Singapore and Hong Kong’s traditional shops combine both “bakery and confectionery” selling both baked goods as well as sweet confectionery that are both steamed and baked.

Large numbers of Chinese migrants came from the provinces of Fujian, Chaozhou, Guangdong as well as Hainan Island and brought with them their culinary influences. Many Hainanese immigrants were cooks on board European ships, and also worked in European households during Singapore’s colonial era, learning along the way European recipes that included ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Singapore's Traditional Heritage Food Trail
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Lam Yeo Coffee powder   Sweetland Confectionery and Bakery   Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah   Ghee Leong Confectionery   Galicier   Kway Guan Huatt Popiah  
Author: Juliana Loh
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