From a while back when my mum was having some sweet food cravings! And we ordered all this stuff for lunch. Yup lunch, not even dessert.
Chocolate Kouign Amann ($3.50), a seasonal item, the Plain Croissant ($3.20), and an Almond Croissant ($3.20).
The croissant is nice and buttery, crisp on the outside, moist and well aerated on the inside. My mum loves almonds and all things nuts, so naturally she enjoyed the addition of almond cream and almond flakes on top.
And the Kouign Amann! Gosh. I think it needs no introduction since it’s the bestseller here. And a chocolate one! Oh goodness. I absolutely enjoyed how each bite was so chocolatey, and it was the taste of pure, good chocolate. The chocolate also didn’t mask the taste of salted caramel that I love so much in the original one, so overall it was very very enjoyable.
We also got the Kouign Amann home for my brother, who was obviously very glad we thought of him during our lunch. Kouign Amann is often described as a cross between a croissant and a palmier. The dough has both butter and sugar folded in, such that it puffs up like puff pastry and the sugar caramelises across the layers. SO GOOD. Just go try it for yourself 🙂
Lemon Tart ($6). Overall the dessert works quite well. I got a bit dizzy trying to finish the whole thing – confused by the initial citrus tang and then the very very sweet after taste. Wasn’t the smoothest of lemon curds, but still rather satisfying. Pastry case is thick and firm, and might be a tad too hard/ dry for some, but I didn’t really have any complaints.
I came here for a Chocolate Mediant Tart last year and it was so good!!! Wish they still had it. I would get it every time I go there.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Open daily from 9 am to 10 pm