# Singapore Artisanal Mooncakes at Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) #
Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) is a local favourite in Singapore when it comes to handmade artisanal Cantonese style baked goods and mooncakes. They are most famous for their assorted mooncakes, but this place has always been a go-to among discerning locals looking for real authentic treats. Egg tarts, chicken cookies (my favourite), and whole arrays of delicious butter pastries.
Above: Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) retail shop at Alexandra Village selling fresh items directly delivered from their central kitchen.
Since forever, this family has been making their specialities in house, using hand-sorted ingredients, some secret ingredients are also added to make the flavours more wholesome. Mr. Wing Cheong – the second generation owner, baker and proprietor – was kind enough to open his factory to us so we could see the daily process of making each and every baked item fresh in the morning before they are transferred to their retail shop at the Alexandra Village.
Above: Their old-school artisanal mooncake with lotus paste (handmade, hand-sorted in house) and egg yolk. Very smooth and rich and delicious.
Above and below: The showcase cabinet filled with the day’s fresh egg tarts: HK style is the round one, SG style is the crystal shaped one and another one in toasted coconut topping.
Below: Lotus paste, made in-house, with lotus seed hand-sorted for best quality.
Above and below: Mr. Wing Cheong and his brother busy baking at the central kitchen since dawn each day so the deliveries can be made as soon as possible each day.
Above and below: Well-used daily, these chiffon cake molds make history of good baking at Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee).
Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) has two outlets: Chinatown and Alexandra Village. Now it’s time to book for their signature mooncakes. Visit their website, here. Also, their contact page lists all their branches and outlets during the mooncake festival.
Please note the name of the shop for there are some other shops that use similar names, but not from this one. 😀