If you’re at Shunfu market, I feel I should tell you that only the Char Kway Teow and the muffins are worth the trip. Even if I had the most iron willpower I wouldn’t be able to resist the double chocolate muffin which is so moist fluffy with the most awesome melted chocolate chips within. B’s weakness is the banana muffin which has real chunks of banana and he especially loves the crisp muffin top. All the muffins are sold to you hot and fluffy and fresh from the oven.
My photos absolutely don’t do the muffins, which are masterfully prepared and baked by the young female bakers, any justice. They are so cheap too, at just S$1.30 each which is less than 1 US dollar.
As I was writing this post, I found out, while googling and stumbling upon another foodie blog called Eat Like Us, that the shop is Helmed by Mary Chan (with help from her 2 sisters), who used to be a pastry chef at Hotel Intercontinental and The Oriental, as well as supervisor of pastries at the former ‘The Lighthouse’ restaurant at Fullerton Hotel. No wonder they make the best muffins in town!
More googling….The youngest sister’s photo can be seen at a government website covering Haute Cuisine in the Heartlands.
Mary’s winning formula lies in being unconventional. She offers cheesecakes and mousse cakes, which are uncommon in heartland stores. Her muffins- the signature pastry and best-seller – are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and are available in different flavours.
Blk 320 Shunfu Road
#02-12 Shunfu Mart
Tel: 9383 0413
OPERATING HOURS: 8.30am – 2.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday (their best selling muffins seem to get sold out way before 2.30pm)
I haven’t been to the Tanjong Pagar Plaza branch yet.
Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
#01-18 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Tel: 9276 2110
8.30am – 5pm, Tuesday to Friday and 8.30am – 3pm, Saturday
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