Singapore Shopping Must-Buy: The Best Pineapple Tarts in Singapore from Kele
Singapore shopping usually relates to perfumes, clothes, and bags from big brands such as Louis Vuitton, Zara, Dior, Mango and many more. But with the rich Singapore food culture, it will be no surprise that soon enough, Singapore shopping would also mean buying mouth-watering dishes, snacks and delicious Singapore food!
Where pineapple and pineapple tarts originated
Originally from South America, Pineapples only made its way to Asia, specifically in Malaya, 100 years after Christopher Columbus brought it to Europe in the year 1493. Years after, pineapple plantations started growing in Singapore which later on became an important part of the pineapple-canning industry.
The Portuguese who were living in Malaya were known for their pastries and tarts. The Peranakans were inspired by them and with the abundance of pineapple paste in the area; they started to combine the pineapple paste and pastries which led to what we all know now as pineapple tarts.
More than just a sweet and sour juicy fruit
Translating Cantonese and Hokkien dialects, the word “pineapple” is “Ong Lai” which means “Prosperity Come.” And in its rawest form, pineapples are gold, thus signifies giving these yummy treats as a Gift of Gold and wishes of prosperity.
Relating pineapple tarts to good fortune and prosperity, more people started choosing these as gifts to family members and friends. Therefore, Kele’s pineapple tarts are the ideal choice when it comes to souvenirs from Singapore!
Kele store located in Chinatown
How the best pineapple tarts in Singapore came to be
Kele started its legacy of pineapple tarts and pastries 34 years ago and has since been producing delicious goodies that are perfect souvenirs especially when doing some Singapore shopping!
Inside Kele where delectable pastries and cakes are displayed
Driven by its principle of baking delectable cakes and pastries, Kele only uses high-quality ingredients. Aside from the tasty tarts, their practice of building good relations with customers has also earned them loyal patrons that continue to support their business. This Chinatown food has become a favourite of the locals up until this day.
In 2013, the pineapple tarts of Kele were voted as the best in Singapore. A year later, they were featured in Singapore Airline’s travel magazine called Silver Kris. In 2015, Kele’s pineapple tarts were also featured in “Best Pineapple Tarts in Singapore” contest organised by The Straits Time—Singapore’s leading newspaper.
Freshly baked pineapple balls
Kele uses high quality Japanese wheat flour and premium New Zealand butter for the rich and buttery taste of the pineapple ball that will melt in your mouth as you taste the milky, pineapple tart flavour.
Stroll around Chinatown munching on the yummy pineapple tarts from Kele
Munch on the buttery, soft crumbly crust of the pineapple tarts with pineapple filling that creates the sweet and mildly sour taste.
Jade Pineapple Ball
Kele’s perfectly blended flavour of the botanical fragrant pandan leaves in Jade pineapple ball
Taste the delightful and refreshing flavour of the perfectly blended nutty and botanical fragrant pandan leaves in the Jade Pineapple Ball, ideal for afternoon snack!
Kele’s other must-try treats are Mao Shan Wang Durian Puff, Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake Roll, Avocado Puff as well as Avocado Cake Roll.
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Address: No.2 Smith Street, Chinatown
Hot line: +65 69081511
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