Bali-based bakery Starter Lab has opened its first overseas branch in Singapore. Located on Havelock Road, Starter Lab is known for their American-style sourdough bread.
Founded by Emerson Manibo, who worked at NYC’s three Michelin-starred restaurant Per Se, Tartine Bakery and Della Fattoria, Starter Lab is known for its American-style sourdough bread. Customers can look forward to seven types of sourdough loaves at the bakery each day, priced between $12 and $18. The loaves are around 1 to 1.2kg and thus are value-for-money fresh bakes which will keep you going back for more.
At a time when electronic person-to-person introductions and food delivery apps are at the touch of our fingertips, Tiong Bahru Bakery still believes in “celebrating neighborhoods” and that means taking time for the face-to-face connection with people that matter. For the first time ever, the Home of the Handmade Croissant shares the 4,000 sq ft space with internationally award-winning beauty brands Browhaus and Strip at a convenient location in the Central Business District area.
It could not have come at a better time as Spa Esprit Group’s founder, Cynthia Chua, states that “The all-new Funan has provided us an opportunity to sync well-loved brands for a more valuable experience than ever before. We want to continue to be the nexus of creativity, culture and conversation.” The 90-seater bakery is the second outlet to serve the full hot food menu in addition to their popular 100% French flour-and-butter bakes, exclusive coffee blend and superfood treats, after their Raffles City branch.
Being part of Spa Esprit Group’s very first multi-concept without barriers, TBB Funan can be accessed from any entry point on the fourth floor shared with Browhaus and Strip. Captivating images on LED screens greet customers with the newest and latest at the bakery. Soft leather armchairs, warm lighting and communal tables make for easy conversation amongst friends and colleagues.
Following TBB tradition, every new outlet offers exclusives in store for a limited time. At TBB Funan, they have savory porkcast pie on TBB’s signature French butter croissant crust. The diamond-shaped creation adds a flaky and crunchy texture to pork cheek rendang done local-style in homemade rempah or intensely flavored spice paste (read: not poured from a store-bought readymade pack) at $8.90++ each. Not one but two exclusives mark this grand opening of TBB Funan. The best-selling viennoisserie, kouign amann, takes on an Asian-flavored spin inspired by the Chinese fried doughnut or ham chim peng. It is intensified with five-spice butter and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds on the Breton cake which literally means “cake-butter” at $5++ each that’s available from now till 10 September 2019. There’s also Unity tea blend that’s farm fresh, and made up of ginger, pandan, turmeric and chili ($6/$6.20++ each) which are locally grown by Edible Garden City. “Unity” was chosen to signify the three concepts under one roof for the first time in Singapore.
Malaysian bakery chain Lavender has expanded to Singapore. Bringing their most popular bakes to their newly-opened Singapore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, fans from Singapore no longer need to cross the border for their delicious creations.
Lavender is an artisanal bakery and patisserie. Using Japanese and French pastry making techniques, the bakery creates premium quality desserts and baked goods that not only nourish the body, but also delight the senses.
Working closely with local farmers and various purveyors, the bakery ensures that only safe and quality ingredients are used in their products.
Lalune Croissant at 313@Somerset is your choice for freshly-baked croissants and delectable bubble tea.
Locally owned, their menu is catered to best suit Singaporean’s preferred taste. Their croissants are made with the finest ingredients from Europe and only the best quality of ingredients are used for their bubble tea. Whether its breakfast, lunch or tea, they’ll have something for you.
The newly opened MUYOO+ expands on the mission that MUYOO started with, launching its first-ever One-Tea-One-Roll concept located at Bedok Mall, to continue driving the healthy movement in Singapore.
Eating healthy need not be boring. MUYOO+’s menu is defined by its usage of the freshest and premium ingredients in its drinks and Euro soft-rolls.
With over 30 different selections of Euro soft-rolls for consumers to choose from, each soft- roll is freshly prepared and hand-kneaded at MUYOO+ kitchen daily.
Not forgetting MUYOO’s fruit-based beverages, delicately crafted in three ways: Cheese / Rose Cloud Fruit Tea, Fun Fruit Tea; these beverages will also be available at MUYOO+. Consumers will get to enjoy their top selling drinks such as Ruby Red Watermelon Cheese Cloud Fruit Tea,Grapefruit and Jasmine Fruit Tea, It’s Just Peachy and many more.
MUYOO+ will see its debut in Singapore on 1st September at Bedok Mall as the perfect delicious and healthy accompaniment to the dining options in the area.
Originated in 1919, Guschlbauer is a proud Austrian brand dedicated to the art of making delicious and high quality pastries. Made with ingredients carefully selected from all over the world, they are determined to provide supreme tasting bread and cake products to every customer. Guschlbauer's 1st South-East Asian flagship store is now open at Waterway Point Singapore.
The traditional bakery set sail in Austria, then continued their success by making splashes in Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Canada.
Guschlbauer's signature bakes include the Quarter Cheese Bun and Devil Cheese Bun.
A group of Singaporeans, visited My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) in Ho Chi Minh City and were deeply impressed with the flavourful yet healthy range of food MBM Saigon provides. The lingering taste inspired them to bring it nearer to home, by collaborating with MBM Saigon to open its first ever Asian outlet outside of Vietnam, in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Centre.
My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) is a family business managed by Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn's father, Frank Chinn. Together with Vietnam’s well-known European chef Andreas Ertle who has opened restaurants globally from New York to Moscow, the specialty sauces and roasting processes of the quality meat being used by MBM Saigon was developed.
MBM Saigon is fully committed to its objective of providing its valued customers with food products representing “Wholesome, Flavorful, Value”. Since its inception, MBM Saigon has garnered numerous good reviews on TripAdvisor, and has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and is now recognised as Vietnam’s #1 Banh Mi.
Firebake is a restaurant at East Coast with the first full-scale woodfire bread oven in Singapore, using European historical techniques of breadmaking. Founded by veteran food & beverage consultant Konstantino Blokbergen, Firebake is a celebration of the ancient pathways of breadmaking, and the importance of human touch in the process.
Firebake’s crowning feature is its twin woodfire ovens. One dome-shaped and the other tunnel-shaped, they allow bread to be baked and selected dishes to be slow-cooked. Hand built from some 5,000 bricks by specialized craftsmen over 6 weeks; they are a primal presence and the heart of the restaurant, because around them, and in full view of diners, the ‘theatre’ of breadmaking unfolds.
In the past in old Europe, the entire community would get together and bake bread on Sunday after church. Firebake embraces this tradition and recaptures its comforting spirit in its bread craft and a food experience that is best enjoyed with breads.
On the menu are tartines and sandwiches, salads, soups, stews, grilled and smoked meats and fish, and baked desserts – all tailored to complement the sourdough breads used in the form of sandwiches, toasts, chips, croutons and bits, and breadcrumbs. The flavours are global and contemporary while techniques are again historical European, and showcase the faceted use of the woodfire ovens and stoves, and cast iron pots and pans.
Respectful of small-scale bakery tradition using natual leaven, Eric Kayser, working with his bakers, has developed his creations over the years. Technical innovations, new recipes, innovative store designs, and constant search for the best quality ingredients. He also shares the values that are dear to him: a love for work well done and team spirit.
All breads, pastries and brioches at Maison Kayser are produced each day in the baking rooms of each of the bakeries using the Fermento Levain. After this exclusive leavening, the bread undergoes slow kneading and long fermentation, before being shaped by hand, placed on a linen cloth and baked on-site in an open hearth oven. In addition to these fine creations, grocery products, sandwiches, salads and quiches are also available.
In 1964, Eric Kayser was born into a family of professional bakers – his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all traditional French bakers. Naturally, he quickly realized his calling for baking and at a young age of 18, became a companion of the prestigious Tour de France of baking for five years. Then, he bacame a bakery trainer for the Institut National de la Boulangeri Patisserie (INBP) for nearly ten years.
In 1994, Eric Kayser and Patrick Castagna, an audit consultancy and training body for bakers and pastry chefs, invtented the Fermento Levain – a machine which maintains natural liquid leaven at an ideal temperature. As a living element, this yeast is taken care of everyday with the baker feeding it by adding water and flour to balance the fermentation.
The folks from Lab SG have a new dessert and bakery project a few doors from their mainstay at Jalan Pisang, Sinseh: The Grocery.
Occupying a small shophouse half the size of their restaurant, the intimate space is minimalist yet cozy with whitewashed concrete walls, wooden shelf displays of trinkets like retro cookie jars and cooking memorabilia, and a corner dedicated to fancy cutlery and artisan baking goods for sale. But don't expect to get too cushy because apart from a table and a few chairs outside, there aren't any dine-in options.
Apart from the usual croissants and baguettes and focaccia, the in-house bakery here does hearty bagel sandwiches with fillings like salmon and dill, turkey bacon and egg, grilled cheese and grilled vegetable. Desserts include death-by-carbs option bagel ice cream sandwich with homemade vanilla ice cream and fruit, nut and chocolate chips. Just like their predecessors at Lab SG, they're pretty big on dessert drinks like the earl grey float that sees a dollop of their home made early grey ice cream on a root beer or Coke, virgin lychee mojitos and caramel apple fizz.
At the launch of their first global concept store in VivoCity mall, BreadTalk announced that they are building a new integrated system that will see its internal kitchen baking processes to external digital screens in-store. Once the freshly-baked breads are ready, the alert will flash across the screens. Nearby office workers can also register their devices with the store and get a notification when their buns are about to be popped onto the shelf.
BreadTalk said all of its outlets in Singapore will progressively be remodelled to the same theme and design with a chef's table as the centrepiece. Its outlets in China will implement the new concept in the first quarter of 2016, followed by Thailand and Indonesia.
Led by award-winning artisan baker, Eran Mayer, Artisan Boulangerie Co. is a contemporary bakery with a remarkable French influence, employing artisanal techniques with natural ingredients of the highest quality. Starting with the flour that is imported directly from a traditional flour mill outside of Paris to carefully sourced and selected produce from the best farms around the world. They bake their breads fresh daily with a taste unlike anything you’ll find in Singapore.
Artisan Boulangerie Co. has five outlets around the island and we are pleased to bring some French flair to the East Coast of Singapore.
The bakery prides itself in the creation of exquisite handcrafted breads using only the finest quality ingredients from Europe. A group of dedicated, highly skilled craftsmen then combines the Japanese, European and Taiwanese styles of bread making to create an impressive line up of artisan breads.
Heading Duke Bakery as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef, is 29 year old Allen Tsai. At the age of 17, the Taiwanese-born Tsai left home for Japan, France and Germany to learn from the celebrated masters of the baking trade. With ten years of valuable experience, the budding bread connoisseur has also gained himself a solid reputation in the baking industry.
They are an artisan bakery creating sourdough bread, pastries & wholesome food that nourish your body, delight your senses & gratify your soul.
A collaboration between Far East Flora Holdings and Japan’s artisanal bakery, Signifiant Signifie, the new bakery boasts 45 types of breads and pastries made with natural leaven and ingredients from around the world.
& why is a new cafe inspired by the delicatessens of New York.
& why aims to diversify the available styles of cuisines that are Halal in Singapore, as up till only recently, the selection has been quite limited to mostly regional culinary offerings. The food and drinks they serve are all Halal. Everything is prepared the Halal way and they are fully Muslim-owned.
It is called & why... as a play on New York's initials and the ellipsis are there for you to continue it with your own ideas. It is to signify an interaction between the cafe and you, a two-way street.
& why serves cuisine that is premium on the palate yet filling and fulfilling for the appetite, such as sandwiches and salads. The mocktails and brewed coffee at & why... are also refined and cater to delicate tastes. All their breads and pastries are baked in-house by their chefs.
Cafe's signature dishes include Asparagusto & Pastrami: Layers of beef pastrami topped with grilled asparagus and melted Gruyere cheese, drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread and Stripped-down Steak Sandwich: Rosemary 6oz strip loin steak with wild sautéed mushrooms, melted Gruyere cheese and drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread.
Mad About Dolce: Creamy Café Dolce tainted with hazelnut chocolate bringing out its richness. Could be a favourite for those with a sweet tooth.
Ladies should enjoy the Mademoiselle drink; a watermelon base fused together with Lussory white and a dash of lemonade soda to provide a refreshing sensation.