Owners of 73-year-old coffeeshop Chin Mee Chin Confectionery located at East Coast Road, have refuted online rumours that it was closing down. It's business as usual, the shop was packed when I went this morning. Hurrah!!
This old-school confectionery with its mosaic floor tiles and marbled-top tables, is an icon in eastern Singapore. It is usually packed with patrons from across the island because of their freshly baked pastries and traditional beverages.
half boiled eggs, kaya toast, teh-si and pastries for breakfast
The few waiting staff are kept busy taking orders and serving food. Usually we have to self-service the pastries at the display cabinets. My favourite orders are teh-si (tea with evaporated milk), custard tarts and custard puffs.
My husband and son always order the toasted bun with kaya and half boiled eggs which most Singaporean love.
How to eat half boiled eggs Singapore style - taught by our grandfathers. :D
Add a dash of dark soy sauce and pepper, bring the plate of eggs to your mouth and in one slurp, let the eggs slide into your mouth. We are ready to start the day!
The popular custard tarts and custard puffs are usually sold out well before the coffeeshop’s 4pm closing time. Come early to grab them.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
204 East Coast Road