Best Taiwanese bakeries in Singapore
Taiwanese cafes and restaurants have a special place in the hearts of many Singaporeans, and so do Taiwanese bakeries. From home-based businesses to chain stores, here’s our list of the best Taiwanese bakeries in Singapore for when you’re craving something other than kaya toast or pork floss bun.
Specialising in a variety of Taiwanese-inspired bakes, Kazo is a Taiwanese bakery with more than 10 outlets across the country.
Let’s start with their Baked Cheese Tarts, which you can get in either Original or Chocolate form at $3.80 each. Else, you can buy the three-piece set at $11, or six-piece set at $20. Another must-try is their Crispy Cream Puff which comes in four different flavours: Hokkaido, Matcha, Chocolate, and Cookies & Cream. Each puff is priced at $2.40! An elevated version of their cream puff is the Kazo Signature Polo, which boasts a nice textural contrast between a flaky exterior, and a soft dough within. The Original ($3.30) comes without cream, or you can get the cream filling in Hokkaido, Chocolate, and Cookies & Cream flavours at $3.80 each.
Read our Kazo review.
Another popular Taiwanese bakery in Singapore is MuYoo, which gained popularity over the years for their mochi buns and taro-flavoured bakes.
The Omochi series comes in two flavours: Black Sesame and Peanut. You can purchase them at $3.20 each, or get them in a bundle of six for $15.90. We recommend their mochi breads if you appreciate QQ buns with a generous filling within. For something more fun, get their Choz Banana QQ ($3.20). It features banana chunks with chocolate paste within a stretchy and chewy bun.
Read our MuYoo review.
3. Simple Cafe
Nestled in Lavender is Simple Cafe, a minimalist cafe with a warm ambience and Taiwan-style pastries. Their menu sees a variety of cakes, breads, and even brunch items.
A unique item worth trying is the Wintermelon Cake ($9+), which is essentially a choux pastry brimming with lemon curd and wintermelon cream, and topped with brown sugar jelly. There’s also the Lemon Cake ($9+) for fans of citrus flavours. This dessert resembles a tart more so than a cake, and is topped with a miniature lemon pound cake for an adorable finish. If you prefer something more savoury, we recommend their Bagel (from $4.50+) or Spring Onion Amann ($7+): kouign-amann covered with a blanket of fluffy egg and spring onions!
Read our Simple Cafe review.
Address: 462A Crawford Lane, #01-73, Singapore 191462
Opening hours: Tue 9am to 5:30pm, Wed-Sun 9am to 6pm
Simple Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
JIABABA, a home-based bakery run by two sisters, has been around since September 2021. They specialise in Taiwanese-style bagels, and the flavours change up with each batch.
Currently, you can get their Matcha Potato Bagels ($16.50) and Blueberry Pistachio Bagels ($16.50). The former includes two types of bagels: a matcha bagel loaded with matcha black sesame mochi and red bean, and a matcha bagel packed with sweet potato and purple sweet potato. The latter also comes with two types of bagels: a blueberry pistachio bagel filled with black sesame butter and a blueberry pound cake, as well as a blueberry pistachio bagel with taro mixed with blueberry pistachio mochi. If you’d like to try all these flavours, you can get them for $32!
Check out our JIABABA review.
JIABABA is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Wu Pao Chun
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Named after the famous Taiwanese baker who’s also the winner of the Master Baker in the 2010 Bakery Masters competition, Wu Pao Chun now has two outlets in Singapore!
You must get their Taro-Coco Donut ($3.50), which is an old-school doughnut covered with shredded coconut, and packed with creamy yam paste and konnyaku jelly. For something a little more unique, try the Empress Longan ($5.60). This dense bread is similar to a sponge cake, and it’s filled with bits of honey longan and walnuts. Alternatively, give their Ah-Pollo ($2.70) a shot for an airy bun filled with milky custard.
Capitol Singapore outlet
Address: 13 Stamford Road, #01-19/20, Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 8:30pm
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-11/12, Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9:30pm
Wu Pao Chun is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Helmed by the same team behind Kazo, Shinfuni is a new addition to the Taiwanese bakery scene in Singapore. It’s also conveniently located in the basement of Bugis Junction!
You’ll dig their Taro Orh Nee Volcano Donut ($3.90) if you’re all about bakes packed with generous fillings. This doughnut is filled to the brim with taro cream mixed with a hint of coconut flavour. And not to worry, it doesn’t get jelak as the cream is neither exceedingly sweet nor overly dense. For sweet-savoury combo fans, get their Hokkaido Polo ($3.80) instead. This polo bun features a flaky and crumbly exterior with sweet cream packed within!
Read our Shinfuni review.
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #B1-K04, Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 10pm
Shinfuni is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Jo-Yi Bakery
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Jo-Yi Bakery is run by home bakers who have now opened their first physical store in Hillview. They specialise in Taiwan-style breads, specifically soft mochi buns, and use only ingredients sourced directly from Taiwan.
There’s an extensive range of mochi bun flavours here, so take your time and explore. Some noteworthy flavours include Black Glutinous Rice Mochi ($2.30), Crunchy Peanut Overload ($2.50), and Black Sesame Brown Sugar Mochi ($2.40). Besides mochi buns, you can find bakes such as Pandan Chiffon Cake ($1.80), and Chinese New Year snacks.
Check out our Jo-Yi Bakery review!
Address: 4 Hillview Rise, #02-09, HillV2, Singapore 667969
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 8pm
Jo-Yi Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Ah Mah Handmade Cake
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Inspired by the trendy egg sponge cakes from Taiwan, Ah Mah Handmade Cake adds a delightful twist by adopting the traditional recipe, then blending local flavours to cater to the tastebuds of Singaporeans.
There are a total of nine castella flavours here: Yam ($12.50), Ondeh Ondeh ($13.50), Pandan ($12.50), Marble ($12.50), Banana Walnut ($12.50), Chocolate ($14.50), Kaya Pandan ($12.50), Cheese ($12.50), and Original ($9.50). You can also find Cotton Cheesecakes and Chao Ta Cheesecakes—the former includes Original ($11.50) and Citrus ($12.50) flavours, while the latter includes Original ($39.80), Ondeh Ondeh ($43.80), and Yuzu ($43.80) flavours.
Vivo City outlet
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #B2-K7, Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Paya Lebar Square outlet
Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Ah Mah Handmade Cake is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Hailing from Taiwan, SunnyHills was first launched in 2008 in Nantou. This brand specialises in fresh pineapple cakes!
We recommend getting a box of five pieces (from $15.60) or 10 pieces (from $28.30) of their famous pineapple cakes.The pineapples used are known to be grown in Taiwan, which gives a natural sweetness that tempers the overall tartness. To pair with this sweet treat, you can get their Oolong Tea ($14.50) which comes in six packets, or Ruby Black Tea ($18.20). Also, do note that there’s a halal selection of pineapple cakes that our Muslim friends can opt for!
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We recommend their egg rolls, which are freshly made on the spot upon order. You can get them in three flavours: Original, Sesame, and Seaweed. Each roll is priced at $1.50! There’s also the popular Pineapple Cake that comes in a box of six pieces ($19.80). You can even find black tea-flavoured pineapple cake here, so browse around the store to see what catches your attention.
Plaza Singapura outlet
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #B2-21, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Vivo City outlet
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #B2-05, Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: TBD
BEARS is not a halal-certified eatery.
Taiwanese bakeries in Singapore for mochi bread and more
Whether you’re a fan of cream-filled doughnuts or savoury buns, there’s bound to be something that will tickle your fancy at these popular Taiwanese bakeries in Singapore.
For more Taiwanese fare, read our Eat 3 Bowls review for affordable Taiwanese egg crepe rolls and more in Sengkang. Else, find out the best Japanese bakeries in Singapore for sweet potato doughnut, mochi cheese bun and more.
Feature image adapted from @wupaochunsg