Tai Thong Cake Shop
Outlet Type: Bakery & Confectionery
Cuisine (Ethnicity/Dialect Group): Cantonese
Speciality/ies: Mooncakes, Piah, Chinese New Year items.
Local Address 1: 35 Mosque Street, S059513.
Tucked away among the shophouses of Mosque Street, Tai Thong Cake Shop is known to the older generations first of all for its mooncakes, packed in iconic brown paper bags, as well as for its Cantonese wedding items and Chinese New Year goodies such as love letters. Although now located a few doors down from the original spot on Mosque Street where it opened as a teahouse in 1950, little has changed (apart from prices) since: the shelves and trays of traditional items still beckon, and peering past them you still see a flurry of activity in the kitchen that accelerates during festival times. Try the lotus paste mooncakes – with as many salted egg yolks as you dare – and the ‘kum toy’ mixed nut mooncake.