Butter Studio – Halal Certified Bakes at Jalan Besar
A few months ago, I had plans to start my own restaurant. It was spur of the moment as the idea was raised during a casual lunch with a friend. Then things started to get serious as we met potential partners for a chat, research for possible bank loans, looking for a location, brainstorming for a PR angle etc. What stopped me from moving forward is the capital involved. Besides the killer rental prices in Singapore, we still need to do renovation, buy furniture, equipment etc. Then I look at the monthly bill I am paying for my future home, I started to wonder if I have the budget to start a restaurant.
So I really admire restaurant owners who can keep the fire burning. Not only do you need an excellent location, you need good products, extensive experience and passion. I have been to Butter Studio countless times, but that day was the first time I met the owner, Shannon Lua. A sincere and passionate lady, she grew up in a family of home bakers. Her grandmother is very good in baking and their house is always filled with smell of butter (hence the name).
Adapting from her grandmother’s recipes, she started baking and eventually, she gave up her corp comms job to start a kiosk in Changi Airport. Her perseverance led her to bigger things. Three years ago, she started her halal-certified bakery in Jalan Besar (opposite Jalan Besar Food Centre). To get the halal certification, she took great pains to source for the appropriate ingredients for her cakes. I know how it’s like because I have worked with a halal certified cafe and seen through the effort they took to source for their ingredients.
Butter Studio has a good variety of bakes. One of the signatures (which will also be my wedding cake) is the Ispahan (Lychee Rose Cake). The cake is tender and moist, complemented by sweetness of lychee and lingering aroma of rose. For me, I always go for their salted gula melaka cupcake. The pandan cupcake is stuffed with gula melaka filling and infused with salted gula melaka cream cheese. I simply love local flavours! Other flavours that I have tried include Salted Caramel Red Velvet Cake, Nutella Tart and Speculoos Cookie Butter Tart. Butter Studio also does beautiful dessert table for weddings and events. They will be doing my wedding dessert table, I can’t wait for the day to come. Soooo excited!! ? P/S if you are wondering, how is my restaurant plan going? Well, I still hope this little dream of mine comes true. Interested investor please email me [email protected]
Butter Studio (*halal certified*)
Address: 147 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208865
Tel: 6294 7115
Opening hours: Mon 12pm to 11pm; Wed & Thu 12pm to 11pm; Fri & Sat 12pm to 12am; Sun 12pm to 11pm. Closed every Tuesday.
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