The Place Let’s just say there is finally a good patisserie in the west, specifically Jurong East. Lee’s Confectionery is a relatively new kid on the block, located about ten minutes walk from Chinese Garden Station and is a stone’s throw from Jurong East Swimming Complex. The dessert shop is located within the HDB block, spotting a simple and neat looking space with limited seats. The man behind Lee’s Confectionery also bears the same surname, where the creations are French inspired based on his background on French patisseries. The glass display and style of the desserts does remind me of Mad About Sucre in Outram.
The Food The counter on display shows the flavours available on the day, where pre-order is required for medium or large portions of the pastry. Coffee is also available, using beans from Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee. As there were eight of us, it was an easy decision to have one of each of the six flavours available. We started with the Madu (S$8), which is basically honey malt centric. It is a nice balance of honeycomb and salted caramel, and is one of my favourite flavours here.
The Tart (S$8) is also an easily acceptable taste for most of us. This is mainly lime almond, with the right dose of citrusy notes yet not overly sour in the face. The base of the tart is also crispy and buttery enough.
My least favourite is the Jiao (S$8), which is predominantly banana caramel. I find that this is quite singular, where it is really as good as a plain banana cake with not much layering in flavours.
The Puff (S$7) would be endearing if you are a fan of earl grey. It has both kaya and earl grey elements in a puff like form, which is slightly flaky. Overall, it is a good combination of subtle kaya and dominant earl grey taste.
You also can’t go very wrong with the Puck (S$8), made of dark chocolate sea salt which every self-professes chocoholic should order. The chocolate is intense, yet not too sweet.
Perhaps my expectations for the Dale (S$8) was too high. This matcha passionfruit flavour is competent but not memorable. The topped layer is soft pillowy matcha which could have been more intense for me.
Rants It takes awhile for the desserts to be plated individually, so be prepared. There are not many tables in the cafe as well.
Will I Return Again? With prices between S$7 to S$8, the desserts at Lee’s Confectionary is worth returning for. The flavours are generally good, though it could definitely be better if there is more layering in the flavours for each item. If you will not be able to go for all 6 flavours, order the Madu, Puck, Puff, Tart, Jiao and Dale in that order.
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
343 Jurong East Street 31
Monday to Friday: 12pm to 10pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11am to 10pm
Closed on Wednesday
Ranted by The Ranter