Starter Lab opens here

Bali bakery famous for its sourdough loaves to sell bread, sandwiches and pastries in Singapore starting on Monday

Starter Lab founders Emerson Manibo (left) and Min Siah at their bakery's first overseas outpost in Havelock Road, which seats 35 diners.
Starter Lab founders Emerson Manibo (left) and Min Siah at their bakery's first overseas outpost in Havelock Road, which seats 35 diners.ST PHOTOS: SHINTARO TAY
Open-face sandwiches at Starter Lab include Sunny PB&J (left) and honeyed mascarpone.
Open-face sandwiches at Starter Lab include Sunny PB&J (left) and honeyed mascarpone.ST PHOTOS: SHINTARO TAY

A career switch from teaching to baking almost 10 years ago did not go down well with Emerson Manibo's mother.

The Filipino-American baker, who has two stalks of Emmer wheat tattooed on his right hand, recalls: "She was very discouraging and said I don't have the hands to be a baker. I guess she didn't think I could commit.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2019, with the headline 'Starter Lab opens here'. Print Edition | Subscribe