Making traditional peanut candy from scratch

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Founded in 1950, Teochew bakery Sze Thye Cake Shop, owned by Mr Koh Sun Liang still painstakingly handcrafts its traditional pastries, biscuits and peanut candy, and also makes sugar sculptures for festive occasions.

At Sze Thye Cake Shop, a Teochew bakery in Beach Road, owner-baker Koh Sun Liang, 69, still painstakingly makes traditional pastries such as tau sar piah and peanut candy from scratch.

Items are made the old-fashioned way, without shortcuts.

The bakery was founded in 1950 by Mr Koh's father, and the younger Mr Koh has been helping in the kitchen since he was a young boy.

Making peanut candy involves having to make caramel, roasting and salting peanuts, as well as frying sesame seeds, among other things. Mr Koh shows how it is done in this video.


  • Where: 2 Beach Road, 01-4795

  • Info: Call 6337-7010

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