Tiong Bahru Bakery Launches New Lunch & Tea Sets

Tiong Bahru Bakery first made its foray into our local cafe scene in collaboration with Spa Esprit Group two years ago and fast earned the title of the ‘best croissant in Singapore’ as dubbed by many media heavyweights and food critics. The man behind this successful bakery and its baked goods made from traditional French techniques, is none other than celebrated French baker Gontran Cherrier. Two years later, he is back again in Singapore to introduce more delectable goodies for the fans of Tiong Bahru Bakery.

This humble bakery which used to pack in the crowds since the day they opened their doors at the corner of Eng Hoon Street in the hipster enclave of Tiong Bahru (hence its ‘heartland’ name) has also since launched two more outlets at Raffles City and Tangs Orchard as an answer to the demands for Gontran’s well-loved breads and viennoiseries.

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First up on their new menu is the Panini Lunch Set $9.90 which comes with a choice of either Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese or Bacon and Mushroom Curry. We tried both paninis and thoroughly enjoyed the classic combinations of those ingredients put together. The former was my personal favourite while the latter though delightful barely had a hint of curry spice flavour. We think that calling it a Bacon and Mushroom Panini would suffice and it would still be as popular. Each panini also comes with a side of Caesar salad freshly tossed with croutons, bacon and parmesan cheese and so well-dressed that even those adverse to salads would be happy wolfing this down.

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Also new are these two hot dog viennas- Spicy Pork Hotdog with Black Sesame Vienna and Chicken Hotdog with Pepper Vienna $5.30 each. While the price may be a tad steep for plain ol’ hotdog buns, these are actually hardly plain and neither are they run-of-the-mill. For starters, its hearty size is almost justification enough for its price, next would be the fluffiness of that sesame/pepper bread and finally how the thick overlaying melted cheese ties it all together so beautifully. The chicken one actually packs a punch with its subtle spread of dijon mustard while the pork hot dog tasted somewhat like smoked cured chorizo.

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If you are free on weekdays from 3-6pm, you might want to stop by their Eng Hoon or Raffles City branches for the newly launched Café Gourmand Set $16 which features four pastries handpicked specially by Gontran himself. Compliment these sweet and pretty desserts with a choice of either Gyphon Tea or freshly brewed cup of coffee by topping up $3.

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While four items may seem few, we assure you that unless you did not have your lunch prior, this tea set is probably good for two to share as well. Diners will get a full sized tangy Mixed Berry Tart, a light and creamy mini Pear Vanilla Verrine, a lush Canelé, and a choice between the Passion Fruit and Mango Tart, a Brownie or a Coffee and Walnut Slice for their platter.

Fans of Pistachio can choose to add on a Raspberry and Pistachio Cream Tart $7.30 on the side (another new item that Gontran has rolled out) and relish in the intense nutty flavour of the rich smooth cream paired with the tart whole raspberries and its sourish notes.

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The standout among them all and probably our favourite that evening was this Cranberry, Orange and White Chocolate Brioche $4 which appeared so unassuming yet won over our taste buds with its buttery nature matched elegantly with chunks of chewy dried cranberries, a hint of orange zest, sweetened with preserved orange peel and speckled with white chocolate bits that melted in our mouths. Superb!

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Fans of Tiong Bahru Bakery’s popular Kouign Amann will also be excited to know that a new member- Pistachio Apricot Kouign Amann $4.50 has been added to the family. An interesting combination and worth a try if you are feeling adventurous.

Kindly note that both the Panini Lunch Set $9.90 and the Café Gourmand Set $16 are only available at the Raffles City and Eng Hoon Street outlets- 11.30am-3pm for the former and 3pm-6pm for the latter.

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56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-70 Singapore 160056
#B1-11/12, Raffles City SC, Singapore 179103
L1-16B, Tangs Orchard, Singapore 238864

Opening hrs:
8am to 8pm, Daily (Eng Hoon Street)
9am to 10pm, Daily (Raffles City SC)
8am to 10pm, Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun; 8am to 11pm, Fri (Tangs Orchard)

Singapore

2 Responses to Tiong Bahru Bakery Launches New Lunch & Tea Sets

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  2. Rachael says:

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

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