Is there any good cafe in the West? I could not name any until the opening of Lee's Confectionery at Jurong East by owner and baker Yin Quan. It caught the attention of social media with its dainty cakes and tarts, that is individually plated.
While the social media is focused on the beautifully plated cakes and tarts, the coffee at Lee's Confectionery is worthy of a shout out. Although the coffee does not come with elegant latte arts, they are quality coffee using the beans from Tiong Hoe.
The most instagrammed cake at Lee's Confectionery has to be their Dale ($8). A matcha sponge cake with passionfruit compote on a crunchy tart base. For matcha lovers, they will like the rich and distinct taste of the matcha powder. I also like the tartness from the passionfruit compote which cuts the bitterness of the matcha powder while the crunchy tart base provides the textural contrast. However I find the sponge cake on the dense side and also least stand out in taste among the rest of the selections.
One of my favourite cake is the Madu ($8). Shaped and plated like a honeycomb, the cake consists of a honey and caramel centre with lightly whipped Horlicks cream. It even comes with a crunchy honey conflake base.
Lemon Tart 4.2/5
The Tart ($8) is basically a lemon tart filled with lime cream. It is not overly sour with the right balance of tang and sweetness. This is definitely one of the better lemon tarts I have eaten.
Jiao ($8) pronounces in Chinese means banana, which is an appropriate name for the banana sponge cake with cinnamon and oat crumble. The cake itself is moist with a distinct banana flavour, which brought back childhood memories. An elevated version of the traditional banana cake.
What an interesting name to call the dark chocolate cake with sea salt the Puck ($8). A closer look of the cake does really look like a hockey puck, a disc shaped ball for hockey game. A game winner for chocolate lover, with the sea salt giving it a finale finishing.
The ultimate winner for us goes to the Puff ($8). Sandwiched between the flaky puff pastry shells is a unique combination of kaya and earl grey tea that works harmoniously together.
Lee's Confectionery is definitely on shining gem in the neighbourhood of Jurong. Their cakes are definitely worth the journey to the West. As the cakes are individually plated upon order, one needs to be patient. Operationally I think they may have to fine tune their process when they become crowded.
Blk 343 Jurong East Street 41
Tel: +65 91838447
Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden (EW Line)
Thu-Tue: 12pm - 10pm
Sat-Sun: 11am - 10pm
(Closed on Wed)
1) Alight at Chinese Garden MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left and walk towards the overhead bridge. Cross the road to the other side of the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]