Tiong Bahru Bakery is opened in collaboration with celebrity baker, Gontran Cherrier. the pastries and patisseries look inviting and it coincidentally coincided with Mr Wasabi wanting a break from all the walking we have been doing as well as an espresso coffee.
Tong Bahru Bakery offers a good selection of sweet and savoury counterfood items that look quite appealing. But one of my main concerns that I have is that generally most Asian patisserie stores, their patisserie items look nicer than what they actually taste.
We ordered a sweet patisserie to share, as I was not very hungry and i could not bring myself round to filling my stomach on something that I could get back home when I could be filling it with some delicious local Singaporean food.
Apple Raisin Brioche – soft bread with chunky bits of stewed apple in the middle of the brioche providing a sweet flavour to the brioche
Flatwhite – Flat white was ok but not the best. The coffee was very expensive when compared to New Zealand prices, but this is perhaps due to the fact that the milk is imported from overseas. But certainly beats Starbucks coffee any day of the week.
The brioche was per my expectations in terms of softness etc. Most of the creations at Tiong Bahru bakery are infused with Asian flavours and ingredients like curry, pandan, pineapple and tamarind skin. In other words, you either love or hate the unique flavors. I am more than happy to return again to try other patisserie items.
Location: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-11/12 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Raffles City, Singapore