At The Reopened Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, Charcoal-Toasted Kaya Buns & Nostalgia Still Rule
8days.sg gets an exclusive preview of the space & its retro bakes — including new items like hae bee hiam & otak buns.
It’s the reopening every die-hard Eastie and their best friend have been waiting for. Come 15 September, kaya toast and retro bake institution Chin Mee Chin will open its doors to the adoring public once again.
If you haven’t kept up to date with its story, the historical Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, born in 1925, announced its permanent closure in 2018 citing a lack of succession and manpower issues. In July 2020, the Ebb & Flow Group, whose co-founder and chief executive officer Lim Kian Chun (second from left in pic below) is neighbours with the family who own it, finalised an agreement with them to revive the iconic coffee shop together.
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