a Bake @ Chai Chee

September 18, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

a Bake @ Chai Chee
27A Chai Chee Road #01-381

Fragrant, Soft & Fluffy Cakes And Pastries

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 4
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 6
Value for Money: 9
Spent about SGD $3 per person.


a Bake @ Chai Chee is a small neighbourhood bakery shop near the Chai Chee Industrial Park in the Bedok / Chai Chee area. The a Bake @ Chai Chee is a relatively new bakery, having only opened early in 2014, but is attracting people with its aromatic, soft, and fluffy cakes.

Ambience at a Bake @ Chai Chee is traditional and minimalist. There is no seating area, which means everything is packed for takeaway. The shop is bare of decor, with white walls and floors. The biggest draw is their well displayed, brightly lit cake and pastries arrangements, as well as the wonderfully fragrant aroma of baked goods when you walk by outside.

Service at a Bake @ Chai Chee is quick, efficient, and homely. Orders are packed quickly to avoid holding up the queue. The shop aunties are friendly enough, and will make recommendations if asked.

Food at a Bake @ Chai Chee mainly consists of various traditional baked goods, including bread, cakes, pastries, cookies, and seasonal baked items. Prices are very cheap and affordable, a slice of cake typically costs SGD $0.80, and even buying several items barely reaches SGD $5.


The shopfront doesn't look like much, but the incredibly fragrant aroma of baking certainly draws people in!

a Bake @ Chai Chee Facade

The Pandan Chiffon Cake (SGD $0.80) has a wonderfully soft, fluffy texture, with a slight hint of pandan / screwpine leaf lending an attractive fragrance.

Pandan Chiffon Cake

The Lemon Cake (SGD $0.40) is soft and fluffy outside, and has a refreshing zesty taste of lemon, without the sourness. The inside is slightly dry though, perhaps some lemon curd or lemon cream would have helped.

Lemon Cake

The Sugar Roll (SGD $0.80) is incredibly light in texture, and I like that it has a nice portion of sugar, not too sweet or overpowering. Featuring a vanilla infused sponge cake rolled into... a roll, each bite of this light, slightly sweet cake is addictive!

Sugar Roll

The Japanese Sugar Biscuit (SGD $0.80) has that crisp, shattering exterior I like, flaking apart easily. I also like that the sugar is nicely portioned, and helps hold together the flaky crust.

Japanese Sugar Biscuit

The Towel Roll Chocolate (SGD $1), named for its towel-like shape and soft texture, has a rich chocolate flavour. Within is stuffed a sweet blueberry jam filling, making this both fruity and interesting to eat.

Towel Roll Chocolate 01

Towel Roll Chocolate 02

Absolutely loved the Hokkaido Cake Strawberry (SGD $1) with its soft, fluffy texture, and the filling of sweet strawberry jam! The only drawback is the tightly packed cake box, which tends to stick to the cake, making it difficult to consume.

Hokkaido Cake Strawberry 01

Hokkaido Cake Strawberry 02

The Marble Cake (SGD $0.80) has a nice balance of vanilla infused sponge and chocolate infused sponge, but I found it rather crumbly. Also, it was slightly dry towards the middle.

Marble Cake

These Mid-Autumn Piglet Biscuit (SGD $2) are traditionally made during the mid-autumn mooncake festival, using left-over mooncake dough. Traditional bakers would shape the left-over dough into piglet / pig shapes, and sell them alongside their mooncakes. Often, these Mid-Autumn Piglet Biscuit would be sold in a little attractive basket. Normally quite fun to eat for children!

Mid-Autumn Piglet Biscuit 01

Mid-Autumn Piglet Biscuit 02


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