A new dessert parlour tucked away in the quaint neighbourhood of Jurong East brings contemporary flavours of France in its delectable range of homemade tarts and sweet baked goods.
The location is slightly off the beaten path, but its worth the hunt for the charming artisan pastries that grace the counter top at this less-than-two-months-old sweet spot.
Thankfully I was fortunate to stay close to Lee’s Confectionery, it took minimal effort to find the store which is within short walking distance from Chinese Garden MRT Station.
The dessert parlour is named after the owner’s family name Lee, and confectionery a simple yet appropriate name as the owner and baker Yin Quan wishes his handcrafted sweet treats can bring joy to many hearts and souls.
Lee’s journey to passionate baking started only after he completed national service and worked in an ice cream parlour. He graduated with a diploma in intensive professional program in French Pastry from one of Europe’s most prestigious culinary institute, Ferrandi Paris, and has also worked with Michelin Star Chef Jean-François Piège, Parisian Chef Pâtissiere Nina Métayer and François Perret of Hotel Ritz Paris during his internship stint.
Lee’s Confectionery features an assorted selection of French pastries on rotation. Highlights include dainty cakes and sweets handcrafted with care and quality ingredients freshly made in house.
The sweet treats here all comes with fun, cute names to celebrate, namely; PUCK, JIAO, BERI, PUFF, TART, and lastly POMP, a limited edition CNY-inspired creation. Available in individual serving size (from $7 to $8) or whole cake from 14cm to 18cm (from $32 to $57).
Customers can choose to elevate their dessert experience by pairing it with ETTE Tea (Hot/Cold $3.50) that offers local blends like Lychee Oolong and Pandan Earl Grey, or get perked up with a cup of latte ($4.50) brewed from the legendary Tiong Hoe coffee.
Lee’s Confectionery owner, Lee said, “the west of Singapore is severely lacking of cafes (ditto). I am excited to open my store in this location as there are many local eateries around, but I feel this is something completely different.”
Lee offers good quality sweets, handmade in small batches, as well as wallet-friendly prices which we can afford to indulge in a treat or two. I would recommend the PUCK, if you are a fan of luscious dark chocolate and sea salt, while the POMP is a refreshing take on the classic souffle cheesecake topped with zesty pink pomelo fruit.
Note: The POMP won’t be around long as it is limited edition for the Chinese New Year season.
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 12pm to 10pm, Closed on Wed, Sat & Sun 11am to 10pm
Location: 343 Jurong East Street 31, #01-59, Singapore 600343