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Tiong Bahru Bakery

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Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Also situated in Tiong Bahru and opened by the Spa Esprit Group behind Open Door Policy is Tiong Bahru Bakery by Gontran Cherrier. Don’t be fooled by its nondescript entrance and quiet surroundings. As we pushed through the swivel door, what greeted us was:

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Tiong Bahru Bakery

Pastries at Tiong Bahru Bakery

Pastries at Tiong Bahru Bakery

The afternoon crowd was no joke as the entire place was bustling with life, in contrast to the quiet neighbourhood surroundings.

Chocolate mendiant with nuts and dried fruits

Chocolate mendiant with nuts and dried fruits

Chocolate mendiant with nuts and dried fruits ($6.50) – A mendiant is essentially a traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits. We loved the combination of the chocolate and the nuts/dried fruits. The layer of chocolate was dense and fudge-like, bearing no tinge of mediocrity. It was just like a pure premium quality chocolate bar. The dried fruits were chewy, sticky and together with the crunchy nuts, it was almost like a muesli bar. The flavours were adequate, the quality was impeccable – the Chocolate Mendiant has become our favourite dessert!

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble ($6) – Equally impressive was the Apple Crumble. The crumbs weren’t too stale, and were quite crunchy and fragrant. The crust exuded a mild buttery aroma and taste, complementing the sourness of the apples. The apples were thinly sliced and evenly spread out within the crumble. There were also strips of apple skin embedded within, providing additional chewiness to the dessert.

The overwhelming crowd at Tiong Bahru Bakery on a weekday afternoon was duly justified. The desserts were very impressive and made us eager to return for more!

Tiong Bahru Bakery
#01-70
56 Eng Hoon Street

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Written by foodphd

May 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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