[SINGAPORE] Tiong Bahru Bakery – Best French Bakery

Everyone deserves a little break with good coffee and croissants, and I highly recommend you to visit Tiong Bahru Bakery in Singapore. We visited the newly opened Tiong Bahru Bakery branch at 56 Eng Hoon Street (Tiong Bahru Estate neighborhood) last December 2016 with my family, and I think this is not a hidden gem anymore, as this place is crowded with locals, foodies, and tourists. Tiong Bahru Bakery which is operating under the Spa Esprit Group collaborates with the celebrity baker, Gontran Cherrier, in serving a wide variety of freshly baked premium quality bread, pastries, and coffee.

They didn’t have a menu book yet at that time, so we had to queue to order, and pick something on display. I know that Tiong Bahru Bakery is famous for its croissants, so we decided to try some of the new savory menus; the Running Egg croissants and Flying Pig croissants. The croissant size was so small, but all of us enjoyed it because of its crispy texture, light and buttery with flaky skin. While the savory toppings such as half boiled egg with katsuobushi, and pork sausage became a perfect complement the tasty snacks.

To accompany the croissants, we also ordered a cup of hot Cappuccino. We loved the coffee; it was pretty bold but just right for our taste. The only disappointment was the Chorizo Baguette. It looks good on display, but we can’t bite the French baguette because the bread texture was too dry and very hard to eat. We also had the colorful and refreshing Salad, light and citrusy, nice for summertime. For 2 savory croissants, salad, baguette, and a cup of hot cappuccino, we spent a total of 25,50SGD (equal to IDR 258K).

Besides croissants, they are also famous for Kouign Amann, so we ordered the set menu: 1 Kouign Amann with Garlic Butter flavor and a coffee for only 8SGD (equal to IDR 80K). As described on their site, Kouign-Amann is a specialty dish of the town Douarnenez in Finistère, Brittany, where it originated around 1860. The name derives from the Breton words for cake (“kouign”) and butter (“Amann”). The round crusty shape is made with bread dough, with layers of butter, sugar, and garlic. The texture was like the croissant, very crispy yet soft, buttery, and so fragrant with garlic smell, simple but so damn good!

Overall, we would definitely go back again to Tiong Bahru Bakery for their croissants and Kouign Amann, it was insanely good. But if you want to visit this place, I suggest you avoid the weekend as it’s very crowded inside, it will be hard to find an empty table. Thank you for reading!

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Tiong Bahru Bakery @ Eng Hoon

56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70 Singapore 160056

Opening Hour: 8AM – 8PM

Price: starts from IDR 80K

Phone: +65 6220 3430

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Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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