Sia Huat – where all cafes/eateries/restaurants are born…

Sia Huat

On Monday, I was out with Leo & Kelvin checking out Chinatown when Kelvin said he wanted to bring us to the place where literally all eateries are born.

Of course, I didn’t quite get it at first, but the moment I saw the place, the pieces started to fit. We were at Sia Huat! Okay, remember my post about this cool shop in Joo Chiat selling waffle makers and all? Yea, now, Sia Huat is wayyyy cooler and larger than that. Apparently a reader also recommended that I go see this place and I totally forgot about it until I stood outside the shop two days ago.

All I could say was W-O-W. I mean, talk about industrial sized pots and pans, and even blenders similar to the ones Starbucks use to blend their drinks. There were sooooo many things to see. They stock everything from baking equipment to utensils and even rubbish bins! Now I know where coffeeshops and cafes get their stuff from. Here are a few pictures to show you what I mean:

blenders and mixers
lots of blenders and mixers

They sell Kitchen Aid! My dream mixer! Ahhhh… you should have seen me. I was touching it and wishing that I could bring it home that very instant!

Pots and pans
pots and pans

Now will you just look at that. And you know what? This is not the only shelf. There were many other shelves with even larger pots and pans!

White porcelain
lovely porcelain dining ware

I finally found the classic white ramekins. I didn’t buy any because I wasn’t sure if it was oven safe. But I guess it should be? I’ll probably go down again to check with the staff there.

Steel Buffet Food Warmers
buffet food warmers

I really don’t know what these are called so I shall name them buffet food warmers. These are the ones used by hotels where they keep their food warm and clean in these sleek steel warmers. Nice.

Nozzles for piping bags

Can’t find the perfect nozzle for piping your icing? Come to Sia Huat! I think they have every kind of nozzle imaginable.

Cookie Cutters
cookie cutters

This place has plenty of cookie cutters, even cute mouse shaped ones! I even saw one with chinese words. You have to check them out, especially if you’re a keen baker like me.

colourful chopsticks

Ta-dah! There’s like chopsticks in almost every colour! Take your pick…

Geez, Sia Huat is really my kind of paradise. I can find everything there. I’m so amazed and I have to go back there soon. This is the sort of place I will browse all day and not get bored. Check it out!


Sia Huat
7, 9, & 11 Temple Street
Tel: 6223-1732

Posted on 24th May 2006 in Uncategorized


There Are 16 Comments


Kelly Chan commented on May 24, 2006 at 9:03 am

Buffet Food Warmers = Shafting Dish

🙂 Anyway, do you have time to bake some scones for me?


MQube commented on May 24, 2006 at 10:48 am

reading this makes me want to bake….not that i’m any good at it! 😛


Colin commented on May 24, 2006 at 2:11 pm

Hey Cheryl,

Looks like you discovered the kitchen mecca too. You should buy the ramekins there, because they’re cheaper than the ones Shermay sells (in fact I think she retails from Sia Huat).

Also, check out Lau Choy Seng a few doors down.

You can find the address/phone number here.


the baker commented on May 24, 2006 at 4:34 pm

kelly chan: thanks for enlightening me 🙂 scones? which kind? maybe you want to email me about it?

MQube: why don’t you just go bake? practice makes perfect… start with the simpler recipes and work your way up my friend…

Colin: oh yes i did and that’s the thing – when i saw the price of those ramekins, I thought I saw wrong. i always thought they were quite expensive. ah i did pass by Lau Choy Seng too, but didn’t go in…


evan commented on May 24, 2006 at 7:03 pm

hey cheryl, great job! makes me wanna visit sia huat ASAP! i’m looking for some ramekins but BIY (the baking supplies store in newton) only sell big ones. any idea how much does the small ramekins at sia huat cost? i could check with them if its oven-safe n let u know =)


Colin commented on May 25, 2006 at 12:47 am

I think they’re in the region of $2 each. They’re definitely oven-safe, no worries.

Sia Huat sells two brands of ramekins, one with the brand (I think it’s Thai) printed on the base, and one without.

The branded ones are the same ones Shermay sells and most restaurants use.


evan commented on May 25, 2006 at 4:47 am

hi colin, u mean the ramekins are $2 each? thats cheap =)


Colin commented on May 25, 2006 at 6:54 am

Hi Evan, I think that’s the figure, though I may be wrong. In any case it’ll be cheaper than the retail price of $4 each.

If memory serves, Lau Choy Seng a few doors down sells them even cheaper, but their quality control isn’t as good, so check for cracks!


bedazled_yl commented on May 25, 2006 at 9:17 am

Hey Cheryl~

I’ve got another place to intro u too~ U can try this place “Ailin Bakery House” at Bld 845 Geylang Rd #01-47/48 Tanjong Katong Complex…my tuition kid’s mum’s shop… There sells alot of moulds etc too…

Heard from my kid some moulds were designed by her mum… maybe can go check it out too~ =)

-Yan Ling-


Anonymous commented on May 25, 2006 at 12:33 pm

I thought you cook/bake so often, you would have already known about Sia Huat! I think it’s really a pity you didn’t do pastry at SHATEC or take up something hospitality related..


Jazzy commented on May 25, 2006 at 12:34 pm

Oops the previous comment was from me!


Rosa's Yummy Yums commented on May 25, 2006 at 10:42 pm

Woaw, that’s a great shop!

Like you I dream of aquiring a Kitchen Aid mixer and drool in front of it whenever I pass the mixer section of my favorite store! Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait a long while before I can actually buy one…


Sweetilicious commented on May 26, 2006 at 6:53 am

I Drooled like you for a Kitchen Aid mixer in colbalt blue and finally got one and a coffee pot and a blender all in colbalt blue. It was a dream come true for me!


Anonymous commented on May 29, 2006 at 6:40 am

buffet food warmers: chaffing dish.

Ramekins: definately convectional oven and microwave oven proof.


Anonymous commented on June 28, 2006 at 10:11 am


Are the prices very high or affordable?

Thanks in advance


justin commented on July 30, 2014 at 5:12 am


ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

Post A Comment

Use the email address you registered with Flickr here to see your Flickr Buddy Icon with your comment.

Top food blogs
Follow cherylovescake on Twitter




miss bake-a-lot's items Go to miss bake-a-lot's photostream