and so, i finally made my way there. didn't expect it to be such a difficult place to find. like everyone else, i thought Chinatown Plaza was in the midst of Chinatown. Alas, it was way further than there. i was orchard and took bus 124 alighted opposite hong lim complex coz i wanted to try the bread from Barcook. after that, i headed to find Chinatown Plaza. it was a hot day, but i persisted coz i was there already, so i might as well. i asked around and was told that it was near cantonment road. i was like 'kaoz, cantonment road damn bloody far leh' but anyway, it's easier for me to get a bus home from there, so i might as well head over.
皇天不负苦心人.. i finally found it! tucked in an awfully quiet area on a weekend, CP is such an unlikely place to find such a gem. it is as everyone blogged. simple.
when i reached, there was already a queue. two tables at the outside and the whole feel was quite dark. i think it's the only shop which opened today. the shop front displayed all the cakes and chef and wifey i supposed tended to the customers. behind the scenes was the kitchen where the staff baked the cakes. it's actually quite big.
there were many cakes, many selections, i wanted to get everything. but i figured i couldnt eat so many so i bought back 5 instead. i managed to chat with chef's wifey and told her it was difficult to find the place and she apologised. she asked me where i came from and i told her i was at Barcook earlier. She said she also like the raisin cream bun and i told her that i was super lucky that i managed to get it fresh from the oven. she was very friendly and i have a wonderful time chatting with her!
she also told me that they are encouraging customers to order online as the shop supplies are unable to meet the overwhelming demand. she mentioned that they have been busy since morning and have yet taken any lunch!! she also said that they get a lot of calls asking for directions. so i told her i'd put up in my blog where exactly it is located. hopefully, it reduces the calls asking for location.
i packed back 5 cakes and so far tried 2 and are pretty pleased with what i bought :D i will definitely go back to buy their new creations and more!
p/s: if like me you don't have the luxury of a car or prefer to take public transport, what you can do is to take 197 coming from bedok interchange and alight before it turns down the slope after maxwell market. alternatively, you can take 196 or trans 75 ot 167 and stop at cantonment road. it's a bit of a walk from the bus stop though. the nearest mrt station would be Outram, but it's still quite a distance away. have fun finding! :D