The Taste of Nostalgia at Hung Huat Cakes and Pastries

August 03, 2023

In a bustling city where modernity reigns, there are few places that can whisk us back to the nostalgic flavours of our childhood. One such hidden gem is Hung Huat Cakes and Pastries, a time-honored bakery tucked away in Sims Vista Hawker Centre. Their unassuming facade may not catch your eye, but it’s what lies within that truly captivates the heart.


Meet Madam Liau Cheok Wan, a talented baker, who has been crafting delectable treats since the tender age of 16. Her journey began as an apprentice in the famed See Lian Cake Shop, where her handmade pastries charmed the heart of Mr Sim Heng Hung, who would later become her husband.

The legacy of Hung Huat began with Mr. Sim’s father, who was running a humble Mian Chiang Kueh (pancake) stall in the 1970s. However, when Madam Liau and Mr. Sim took over, they saw the potential to add their own magic to the business. The stall was transformed, offering a delightful array of handmade pastries that would soon become beloved by their community.

As time passes, it becomes increasingly difficult for old-school businesses to find successors willing to carry on their legacies. Fortunately, Hung Huat found its future in their own family. Their son, Mr Sim Wei Jie, left his job as a secondary school teacher to join his parents a few months back, learning the craft of baking from the masters themselves. He hopes to continue the legacy that his parents have built over the last 40 years.




Everyday, they bake their famous Tau Sar Piah, a beloved pastry that has withstood the test of time. Each stamped with their own customized brand stamp, the Tau Sar Piah is priced at $4 for 5 pieces. The Tau Sar Piah’s flaky crust holds a sweet or salted mung bean filling.


But that’s not all – Hung Huat boasts an array of old-school baked goods such as Wife/Husband Cakes, Sun Cake, and more.







One standout is the Teochew Crispy Yam mooncake, a timeless favourite that showcases their commitment to preserving tradition. This unique mooncake features a layered and flaky crust, created by skillfully combining two types of dough – “yam dough” and “oil dough.” The exterior of the mooncakes crumbles easily with every bite, revealing a luscious filling of smooth and fragrant yam paste made from real yam. They also sell Black Sesame Mochi, a traditional Teochew steamed mooncake rarely found these days.

Hung Huat Black Sesame Mochi 1



Their range of mooncakes, with flavours like Pure Lotus, Durian Lotus, Green Tea Lotus, and Red Bean, will captivate your palate. Made with the finest ingredients, these mooncakes offer a delightful balance of sweet and creamy lotus seed paste encased in a tender and golden-brown pastry crust.



In addition to the classic mooncakes, Hung Huat offers Mini Snowskin Mooncakes, featuring delightful flavors such as Mango Lotus, Cranberry Lotus, and Pure Lotus with Yolk etc. Each mooncake is meticulously prepared without pork or lard, making them a wholesome vegetarian option.


The journey to Hung Huat Cakes and Pastries is a pilgrimage to a bygone era. Now, at 62 and 65 years old, Madam Liau and Mr. Sim are masters of their craft, and their dedication to preserving tradition is evident in every bite. It’s this genuine taste of yesteryears that has kept customers coming back for more.

While the legends are still crafting their unparalleled treats, it’s an opportune time to indulge in nostalgia. So, why wait? Place your order at and savour the taste of nostalgia today!

Hung Huat Cakes and Pastries

Address: Blk 49 Sims Place, Sims Vista Market & Food Centre #01-48, Singapore 380049

Phone: 9651 4902

Opening Hours: 7am to 3pm, closed on Mondays