04 April 2015

Tiong Bahru Bakery - 8 new offerings by Gontran Cherrier

Tiong Bahru Bakery - 8 new offerings by Gontran Cherrier

I popped by Tiong Bahru Bakery this afternoon to receive the 5 treats that I've won from a contest that was held on their Instagram a few weeks back. I chose to dine at the Tiong Bahru outlet as I've preferred the ambience there with those tall wooden doors, plenty of seats on the inside with some on the outside. This giveaway was held due to the 8 new french desserts that was introduced to all Tiong Bahru Bakery outlets in mid March. To name them, they are the Paris-Brest ($7.50), Chocolate and Lemon Meringe Eclairs $6.50, $7), Mixed Berries Tart ($8.50), Slipper Chocolate tart ($7.50), Vanilla Mille Feuille ($7.50), Opera Cake ($8.50) and Tropical Cheese Cake ($8). And yes you are right, what you see in the picture is a chocolate tart shaped like a slipper! This was the pastry chef's idea as he knows that Singaporeans enjoy wearing our flip flops all around, haha!

I chose the Slipper Chocolate Tart, Opera Cake and Tropical Cheese Cake from their new menu, and also couldn't resist picking from their all time favorite Lemon Curd Tart ($6.50) and the Dark Lava Cake ($8.50). The Slipper Chocolate tart is made of layers of chocolate ganache with a shortcrust pastry base. The glossy ganache on the top layer gave a sweet touch to this chocolatey dessert. The Opera Cake is one where the layers of sponge cake are soaked in a coffee syrup, which reminds me of a tiramisu. It is layered by ganache and coffee buttercream and topped off with a chocolate glaze. The Tropical Cheese Cake is a mousse of mango and calamansi syrup, which was refreshing and light to the taste buds. 

I feel that Tiong Bahru Bakery is a great place to go when you're having a craving for coffee and cakes. Don't forget about their croissants too! I'll be sure to bring some of them home the next time round when i'm not as stuffed from all their sweet treats!

Tiong Bahru Bakery is located at:

56 Eng Hoon Street | Sun-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-10pm
#B1-11/12 Raffles City Shopping Centre | Daily 8am-10pm
#L1-16B Tangs Orchard | Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-9pm