Anyway I set out one morning in anticipation to discover this highly rated and recently opened bakery in Tiong Bahru, aptly named Tiong Bahru Bakery. It is a french style bakery headed by some famous French baker from Paris called Gontran Cherrier. But if you are looking for details of renowned chefs on my blog, give up. Because honestly I never really cared about how prestigious the person making my food is, as long as the food is yummy, it makes it worth nibbling on! (;
The first thing that indicates the potential of a good bakery is a tantalising aroma of their baking bread, and that was the first thing that greeted me when I stepped into the simple, cozy and bustling interior of Tiong Bahru Bakery~
I was there around 11am and the full assortment of their baked goods were still in the process of making. So I missed the crumbles.... (T_T) Favourite apple crumbles and mixed berries crumbles! Will definitely be back to try them! (;
The selection was still wide though, and everything looked and smelt so darn good! I stood in front of the glass counter and took forever to decide (as usual... heh).
Chose their famous plain Crossaint and a cute Chocolate Mendiant!
This is lacto-vegetarian!
Soft pillowy fluffly layered interior~
Chocolate Mendiant ($6.50)
A superb crunchy and chewy tart/bar that makes a great dessert/snack! But this tart could get abit sweet and dry for some people after a while I think!
I couldn't resist the urge to have more of their baked goods. and after another round of contemplation and staff recommendations, I chose this:
Kouign Aman ($3.50)
MY FAVOURITE AMONGST THE 3! IT MADE MY DAY~ (^-^)
Salted butter and glazed caramel slathered around crispy flaky pastry~ *swoons* I was lucky enough to chance on a batch of fresh ones straight out of the oven so it was still wonderfully warm and crispy! Generously glazed and again fabulous fragrant layers to unravel and nibble on~ This is a MUST-TRY~!
Their bakery is situated in a quiet area but it is really busy! Seats won't be available around lunch time and especially on weekdays unless you are early and there's almost always a queue~ I was there on a Monday and there was a considerable flow of customers and tables were occupied! Staff were friendly and tolerant of my indecisiveness (hahaha) and made recommendations~ (:
Definitely gonna be back to sample more of their yummy confectionary!!!
Tiong Bahru Bakery
56 Eng Hoon Street #01-70 (beside The Orange Thimble)
Tel: 6220 3430
Daily 8am-8pm (But Closed on Tue)