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Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, an old school coffeeshop located at 204 East Coast Road, has draws crowd of people to come and enjoy traditional breakfast. It is popular for its kaya toast.We may be very used to going to hipster cafes, why not take a break to enjoy some nostalgia at this old school place. Sipping kopi /tea while enjoying nostalgic atmosphere brings you a trip down memory lane to see coffee shop in the past looks like and feel like. Beside the traditional toast, there are also cakes
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Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, an old school coffeeshop located at 204 East Coast Road, has draws crowd of people to come and enjoy traditional breakfast. It is popular for its kaya toast.

We may be very used to going to hipster cafes, why not take a break to enjoy some nostalgia at this old school place. Sipping kopi /tea while enjoying nostalgic atmosphere brings you a trip down memory lane to see coffee shop in the past looks like and feel like.
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Beside the traditional toast, there are also cakes,donuts and tarts being sold. They may not be fanciful looking, but they definitely one of those that are “old-school”. These cakes, donuts and tarts are being placed in the shelves where you can help yourself to your plate and pay at the counter.
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It has been years since the last time I eat a sugar coated donuts. I’m amazed with how soft the donut was and what a perfect match the sugar was with the donut. It was most of the most fast selling item in the shelves as in less than an hour stay there; the whole tray of donut was completely wiped out. Patrons even started asking if there is more.
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Donut ($1.20)

Unlike the usual toast, Chin Mee Chin uses fluffy buns instead of slices of bread. This fluffy buns were toasted, thus the buns were crispy on the outer, soft and fluffy in the inner. Generous serving of kaya were spread on the buns with a slice of butter given to be shared between two halves.
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One bun (two halves) for $1

The taste of the cream puff surprised me. I was expecting the butter cream puff to be sweet but to my surprise, it was slightly salty. They also offer the chocolate version of the cream puff where a layer of chocolate ganache was apply to the cream puff.

The custard tart was quite decent as the custard was not overly sweet and the tart was crisp, lightly sweet, and buttery.

As for the chocolate muffin, I find it too dry and chocolate ganache was limited.
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Cream Puff, Chocolate Cream Puff, Custard Tart, Chocolate Muffin ($1 each)

Really love the coffee as it was thick and the natural fragrant of milk from the condensed milk further value-add the taste, making it really smooth and addictive.
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Chin Mee Chin Confectionery may not be the best place to visit for its cakes and tart, but I believe the high quality thick coffee and soft, fluffy kaya butter buns worth definitely satisfied you. What’s more, a nostalgias environment for a walk downs the memory lane.

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Chin Mee Chin Cofectionery真美珍茶室
204 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428903
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday,0800-1600
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2014-01-19 182 views
I've been wanting to check out Chin Mee Chin confectionery for the longest time ever and finally had an opportunity to do so today! We ordered two cups of kopi and some of their pastries and kaya bun. The highly raved open-faced kaya toast which I was so excited to try! True enough, this is the main highlight of the confectionery. The combination of crispy bun, fragrant kaya and the dollop of butter is just perfect! We also ordered some old school pastries like the custard puff, egg tart and lu
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I've been wanting to check out Chin Mee Chin confectionery for the longest time ever and finally had an opportunity to do so today! We ordered two cups of kopi and some of their pastries and kaya bun.
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The highly raved open-faced kaya toast which I was so excited to try! True enough, this is the main highlight of the confectionery. The combination of crispy bun, fragrant kaya and the dollop of butter is just perfect!
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We also ordered some old school pastries like the custard puff, egg tart and luncheon meat bun. Sadly, all three pastries tasted very normal and there was nothing to rave about.
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Visit http://dairycream.blogspot.com/2013/11/chin-mee-chin-confectionery.html for full post and picsStepping into the historic kopi tiam, you see people from all ages and all sorts of attire, drinking kopi, playing iPhone while waiting for the kaya toast to be served.I must have forgotten about the crowd as I came here on one of the busiest day-National Day.Don't be alarm if the auntie ignores you. Just be on an eagle-eye to catch the next empty table. We managed to squeeze into a corner table,
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Stepping into the historic kopi tiam, you see people from all ages and all sorts of attire, drinking kopi, playing iPhone while waiting for the kaya toast to be served.
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I must have forgotten about the crowd as I came here on one of the busiest day-National Day.
Don't be alarm if the auntie ignores you. Just be on an eagle-eye to catch the next empty table. We managed to squeeze into a corner table, stuffy but at least that saves up the extra charges for air-con.
"自己拿啊、自己拿啊",chirped the Hainanese old auntie, who left after clearing the bowls from earlier visitors. "Wah! So good ar! " What if anyone take extra and not pay?" Well, this boils down to trust and honesty, I guessed. Grab a plate and pick your own pastries. No need to wait for the aunties to come......just start feeding yourself because the drinks, eggs and toasts take time to cook.
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Each pastry on display sits on a paper lining, which the auntie did not even bother to count after everything. We had 6 pieces at first; 4 egg tarts, 1 plain and 1 almond cupcake.
And ooh...these egg tarts are SUPER delicious. I have been deceived Nth times by numerous tasty-looking egg tarts which ended up with pliable tarts. But not this time. The dark brown shell is thicker-than-usual, but crumbly and fragrant.

Call them cupcakes but do not compare them with those popular cupcakes on the street nowadays. Not moist, greasy nor very sweet. You might find it dry but these are how they should be.
Being just fresh out of the oven, I popped one carelessly into my mouth, forgetting that they are meant to be shared. Every now and then, a fresh tray of baked items out from the kitchen draws me to see what's out there.
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Though they were not the golden cream horns and custard puff, I took another 2 cupcakes with chocolate icing.
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The much awaited open faced toast buns ($1 each) were spread with green kaya. I did mention previously that my family usually prefer brown to green, but this is an exception. The kaya spread was aromatic and sweet, but just nice. Nonetheless, I would prefer thin-sliced kaya toasts. There was no need for the butter knife to spread the butter evenly. Just slam the other side down and chow through the lukewarm bun like a burger.
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Kopi? Milo? Or Teh? We had all of them. Though their beans are roasted traditionally in their kitchen, the coffee was diluted. The milo was not spared too. You won't have time to laze around and chill out with your friends compared to many hipster cafes (be prepared to receive glares by people who are queuing.... some people were hogging tables while playing iphones after their meal)
I enjoy it this no frills kopitiam. Chop chop. Eat. Drink and Go.
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This is the place if you would like to look for good breakfast sets or simply just some good egg tart. They serves great kaya toast ($1) and also hard boiled eggs. My favourite amongst all is the egg tart and the chocolate tart. The egg tart is very fragrant, and the skin of the egg tart is not too hard neither too soft. As for the chocolate tart, its seldom found in Singapore. The amount of chocolate used is also very generous, not too sweet as well.
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This is the place if you would like to look for good breakfast sets or simply just some good egg tart.

They serves great kaya toast ($1) and also hard boiled eggs. My favourite amongst all is the egg tart and the chocolate tart. The egg tart is very fragrant, and the skin of the egg tart is not too hard neither too soft. As for the chocolate tart, its seldom found in Singapore. The amount of chocolate used is also very generous, not too sweet as well.
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Old school confectioneries have a soft spot and I would pay for a slice of history even if it did not have a ridiculously long history - the work of excessive marketing and answering to that side of me. CMC played and still plays a huge part in my life, somehow the lingering memories of luncheon meat buns, egg tarts and cream puffs never got wiped off from the memory bank.And they are fiercely proud of this steady following. Hardly without a crowd, find a table or share one or well, just do a hu
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Old school confectioneries have a soft spot and I would pay for a slice of history even if it did not have a ridiculously long history - the work of excessive marketing and answering to that side of me. CMC played and still plays a huge part in my life, somehow the lingering memories of luncheon meat buns, egg tarts and cream puffs never got wiped off from the memory bank.

And they are fiercely proud of this steady following. Hardly without a crowd, find a table or share one or well, just do a humble takeaway for a taste of their bakes.

Takeways head straight to the counter, else take a plate and bring the selection to the table. They probably have a secret device tracking what you have picked and I wonder how but nothing escapes the bill.

Kaya Bun with Butter

Seared over a charcoal grill, the charred crusty edges and slice of butter over a randomly smeared layer of kaya was a delicious treat for the morning. I love my kaya toasts but this take the toast for hearty and delicious all at once. The bread had enough bite for a start, who cares about greasy fingers or butter dripping all over.

Their custard filling is made without milk, tinted daffodil yellow with a gummy texture and collapsible puff pastry. I can wolf down 5-6 scrummylicious pieces for tea alone just to satiate the appetite.

Egg Tart ($0.90)

The same custard is used for the tart and still as delicious.

Luncheon Meat Bun

I remember the luncheon meat portions being larger than these but they bring glory to luncheon meat. I love my spam and having this always makes me one happy lark.

Luncheon meat Puff

Bun over puff for this, the sweetness of the puff got in the way of enjoyment.

Curry Puff

Their attempt at answering the peranakan influence in the area was met with a flat rejection, curry puff this is barely just a puff stuffed with curried potatoes.

If there's any takeaway, they do all the above better than their teacakes.

Grumpy old ladies make this place so endearing, I would feel as out of place as that visit to Lin Heung, if they suddenly turned cupcake-candyfloss-cheery and smiley. Let's just leave that for the fad-ilicious cupcake makers so that being said, prices are on the roll. A dollar for what would be cleaned out in two munches, I wonder if my mini mes will have a bite of this in their childhood - will I still want to fork out for history when I could very well be having something heartier?

Full review and photos up on: http://www.thefoodchapter.blogspot.sg/2013/09/chin-mee-chin-confectionery-east-coast.html
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2013-09-04 24 views
It's my first visit and I loved how it looked. Maybe it's these mosaic tiles that stole my heart. It brought me back to the past... days of when I was still a little girl and I used to count the tiny squares that made up the floor tiles. Those marble top tables and highbacked wooden chairs. We still have those at home but in our front yard, no longer indoors. Those days when my great grandma's house was still around, not demolished by some MRT lines... Sigh.It was late afternoon by the time we g
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It's my first visit and I loved how it looked.
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Maybe it's these mosaic tiles that stole my heart. It brought me back to the past... days of when I was still a little girl and I used to count the tiny squares that made up the floor tiles. Those marble top tables and highbacked wooden chairs. We still have those at home but in our front yard, no longer indoors. Those days when my great grandma's house was still around, not demolished by some MRT lines... Sigh.

It was late afternoon by the time we got here and there weren't any more kaya toast left for orders. They only had kaya buns which we made orders for.

And apparently these custard tarts were a crowd pleaser too.
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So we cleared the shelves. All last ten of them I kid you not.
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What's the verdict on them? I liked the buttery tart shell. And that sweet custard that complimented the salty buttered shells which held them. 90 cents a pop and every bit of yum


The kaya buns were nice. And that sinful piece of butter slab was just a dripping mess. Meltingly good but watch for drips on wallets and dresses though. You've been warned.


Next time i'll be back for a sit-me-down coffee poured onto saucers and drunk the way they should be!
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2013-07-31 19 views
Having grown up in Katong area, I have been having breakfast at Chin Mei Chin for ages. This nostalgic and cosy little coffeeshop tuck at the corner never fails to remind me of my childhood every time i visit them. If you're lucky you get a table all to yourself but be prepared to share with the odd lone elderly gentleman having his breakfast. Then sit down and order a set of delectable kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs followed by a strong cup of coffee to wash it all down. Chin Mei Chin has quit
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Having grown up in Katong area, I have been having breakfast at Chin Mei Chin for ages. This nostalgic and cosy little coffeeshop tuck at the corner never fails to remind me of my childhood every time i visit them.

If you're lucky you get a table all to yourself but be prepared to share with the odd lone elderly gentleman having his breakfast. Then sit down and order a set of delectable kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs followed by a strong cup of coffee to wash it all down.

Chin Mei Chin has quite a following thanks to their affordable and oh-so-good pastries. They might not be displayed in a fancy case but trust me you won't regret walking away with one of each in a box.

One of the last few spots of its kind in the Katong area, I hope this charming little shop doesn't go away. After the demise of Red House - another of my favourite, you better catch it while you can!
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2013-07-15 22 views
Got to know this confectionery from some online bloggers. Out of curiosity, on a random day, went to try it out with my boyfriend. We ordered the kaya toast with butter, it was so simple but it tastes so wonderful. The soft-boiled eggs were just nice, not overcooked and does not taste the raw egg taste. we also ordered the custard puffs. Overall, nice place for breakfast or a brunch session.
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Got to know this confectionery from some online bloggers. Out of curiosity, on a random day, went to try it out with my boyfriend. We ordered the kaya toast with butter, it was so simple but it tastes so wonderful. The soft-boiled eggs were just nice, not overcooked and does not taste the raw egg taste. we also ordered the custard puffs. Overall, nice place for breakfast or a brunch session.
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Before visiting Chin Mee Chin, I was told two things: their sugee cake (semolina cake) was the bomb, and be prepared for grumpy service. That was not-quite true. Service was efficient, but hey, we don't expect kopitiam waitresses to flirt as if they were in a diner, do we? The breakfast favorites of kaya toast + eggs was satisfying, as was the luncheon meat roll. The sugee cake was nothing to write home about, however. I suspect the confectionery was much better in their earlier years.The place
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Before visiting Chin Mee Chin, I was told two things: their sugee cake (semolina cake) was the bomb, and be prepared for grumpy service. That was not-quite true. Service was efficient, but hey, we don't expect kopitiam waitresses to flirt as if they were in a diner, do we? The breakfast favorites of kaya toast + eggs was satisfying, as was the luncheon meat roll. The sugee cake was nothing to write home about, however. I suspect the confectionery was much better in their earlier years.

The place definitely has its fans--it being crowded on a weekday morning
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, we shared our table with an old-timer who had been going there for years. She suggested we try the luncheon meat roll, the cream puffs, etc. I hesitate to call them "vintage" but they definitely belong to a specific genre of Asian-ised western pastry items. Unless you have a hankering for old style choux pastry, I suggest concentrating on kaya toast and coffee, and leaving the rest.
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Has been coming here for their coffee and pastry.Place is located along East Coast Road at the corner of Chapel Road. Shop is in a pre-war houses. Hard to find this kind of coffee shop.Seating area is limited, so you will need to wait for seat or can share table with others.Order 2 cup of coffee and 2 toasted buns with kaya and butter. $4.Their kaya is homemake. Very sweet and creamy. Their bun is soft and crispy on the skin.Always miss their egg tart and custard puff. sold out by afternoon. Wi
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Has been coming here for their coffee and pastry.
Place is located along East Coast Road at the corner of Chapel Road. Shop is in a pre-war houses. Hard to find this kind of coffee shop.
Seating area is limited, so you will need to wait for seat or can share table with others.
Order 2 cup of coffee and 2 toasted buns with kaya and butter. $4.
Their kaya is homemake. Very sweet and creamy. Their bun is soft and crispy on the skin.
Always miss their egg tart and custard puff. sold out by afternoon.
Will try to catch the morning breakfast next time.
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Located along East Coast Road at the corner of East Coast Road and Chapel Road, is this nostalgia old school confectionery with mosaic floor tiles and marbled top tables. The place has limited seating and it is rather hot and stuffy. This is my 2nd visit on a Sunday morning and the place is always packed with breakfast crowd.For the first timer, ordering can be quite confusing. The couple of waiting staffs are so busy that it is rather hard to catch their attention. The tip is to just look for a
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Located along East Coast Road at the corner of East Coast Road and Chapel Road, is this nostalgia old school confectionery with mosaic floor tiles and marbled top tables. The place has limited seating and it is rather hot and stuffy. This is my 2nd visit on a Sunday morning and the place is always packed with breakfast crowd.

For the first timer, ordering can be quite confusing. The couple of waiting staffs are so busy that it is rather hard to catch their attention. The tip is to just look for a sitting area, sit down and self service the pastries at the display cabinets. When you manage to catch the attention of the waiting staff, order your drinks and kaya buns. Upon your drinks and kaya buns are served, tell the waiting staff what pastries you have taken and he/she will write it down in a piece of white paper for you to pay at the cashier when you are done with your meal.

Western loves their cereal for breakfast and we Singaporean loves our Half Boiled Egg. With a dash of dark soy sauce and pepper, it is our tonic to start the day.
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I finally understand why all the ravings of Chin Mee Chin Kaya Bun after sinking my teeth into the Kaya Bun. The toasted bun with its crisp outer and fluffy inside, spreads with the fragant kaya was like marriage in heaven.

If the kaya buns are not enough for you, help yourself to the differnt pastries that are made freshly from the oven everyday. Some of the popular pastries are the Custard Egg Tart and Custard Puff. Grab them while they are piping hot from the oven. They do run out quite fast.
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Back again with sweeter food this time round! This is the pastries from Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, located somewhere at Katong! I love how it's quite cheap and they sell freshly-baked egg tarts and custard puffs. The eggs tarts with the deliciously yellow fillings just makes me melt. And not forgetting it's crispy and buttery tart! Heavenly. Plus the fluffy custard puffs, of course. Sweet stuffs are comfort food.
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Back again with sweeter food this time round!

This is the pastries from Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, located somewhere at Katong!

I love how it's quite cheap and they sell freshly-baked egg tarts and custard puffs. The eggs tarts with the deliciously yellow fillings just makes me melt. And not forgetting it's crispy and buttery tart! Heavenly. Plus the fluffy custard puffs, of course.

Sweet stuffs are comfort food.
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This shop has been around for a long time and it is an institution in the East Coast area. The shop & cakes are nothing fancy. The cupcake was warm, soft and has egg taste. The taste was good and it cost 90 cents. In fact they look very plain looking.I ordered the ice milk coffee to go with my cupcake. The coffee has a strong flavour but not enough milk and ice. At first sip, the coffee was neither ice cold or hot, I had to push the ice down the glass to get a cool taste.This place is famous for
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This shop has been around for a long time and it is an institution in the East Coast area. The shop & cakes are nothing fancy. The cupcake was warm, soft and has egg taste. The taste was good and it cost 90 cents. In fact they look very plain looking.

I ordered the ice milk coffee to go with my cupcake. The coffee has a strong flavour but not enough milk and ice. At first sip, the coffee was neither ice cold or hot, I had to push the ice down the glass to get a cool taste.

This place is famous for the kaya toast. If you want a place of how coffee shop in the past look like with old familiar taste, than this the place for reminiscing the past.
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