Chef Don Lim - baking great Chicken Pies for 38 years
Humble Beginnings + Hard Work: Chef Don Lim's Way.
The "發" (pronounced "fā") in the middle of our logo is actually part of Chef Don Lim's Mandarin name.
Being born to a large family of 9 in the 1950's, a formal education was not an entitlement - it was a priviledge reserved for only the eldest few children. Don was the eighth child, and he had to work his way up from young, until he found his calling in the pastry room.
Don was soon in-charge of baking cakes, tarts, and various types of pastries in 1983, during his time at Hewlett Packard's in-house cafeteria as a chef. He was tasked to prepare pastries for his then boss Wong Kan Seng (who eventually became Deputy Prime Minister).
In 2000, he started his first pie shop at Far East Square.. which quickly grew to a sprawling restaurant opposite the street at China Square Central. This eventually expanded (a little too fast) to multiple branches both locally and overseas. In 2015, he sold away that brand which has since changed hands multiple times since. Part of that agreement was that he couldn't bake pies for a number of years - which led him to sell crab and prawn dishes at a coffee shop to make a living.
He is now back baking his signature Chicken Pies along side his well-loved seafood dishes at Chicken Pie Kitchen & Don Signature Crab, only at 39 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207538.
What our customers say
We ordered Lala & Prawns Bee Hoon and loved it lots! Lala & Prawns were XL in size and very fresh (seldom come across places that serve fresh prawns these days). Don’t think you can find this soup taste elsewhere. Will be back to try the other dishes. 😋 Staff were friendly and helpful too. 👍🏻
Dog friendly place, do reserve early as they only have two tables which allows dogs. Don pie still taste the same after so many years. The seafood soup is a must try, very flavourful and the added herbs go well!
Very worth it for the price for the prawn noodle
Pet friendly but must be leashed.
Pricing : - reasonable
Service : excellent
Food : tasty
Delivery : fast
Covid measures : excellent Pet friendly 🐶🐾✅
Love the broth of the crab bee hoon ...yummy🥰...the prawn bee hoon ..another star on its own!
I have eaten Don's pies since I was a kid when my parents would by for me. I am glad Don has reopened his own place and brought back the ORIGINAL standard that I tasted 20 years ago. The pastry is fragrant, the chicken chunks are well present. Over the years, the taste from other outlets changed and degraded, but now eating the pie from his own shop now in 2022 brings back memories.
XXL Crab bee hoon is a MUST!
Laksa is heavenly creamy and umami!
Druken shrimp is very unique!
All must try, including the chicken pie!
Been enjoying Don’s chicken pie for a long time, first time trying his crab bee hoon. I can only say it’s a wonderful rendition of the dish, not too ‘gelat’ and the portion is just nice for two. Have to add the chilli is perfect. Will definitely be back for more pies and crab.
A very delightful serving of white beehoon with the tasty broth and chunks of prawns and lala at a very affordable and more than reasonable price! The chicken pies (and Shepherd) are great as well, so much ingredients inside that give you satisfaction to every mouth and cut of the pie.
Try it and you will love it!
Ps. This review was at the new outlet. They have moved to the new location at 39 Tyrwhitt Road.
Really rich and umami broth! The portion was HUGE with an abundance of ingredients. The one pax serving fed 2 adults well. Chicken pie was yummy. I liked the chic decor as well.
Top notch laksa, crab beehoon, cheesecake, and of course pie at this cosy pet-friendly eatery. Will definitely be returning and trying more of the menu.
Amazing taste and quality of the dishes. I ordered the black pepper chicken pie as well as the crab bee hoon. The crabs were so fresh and the soup was extremely delicious! Perfect for a rainy day!
The black pepper chicken pie crust was soft but crispy, the filling portions were generous and really good!
Parking was very convenient as well with the stadium nearby, you get hundreds of lots just a quick walk away.
I highly recommend the place! I'm going to try the la la next!