Sayang and I met for brunch at the Tiong Bahru Bakery outlet in Raffles City. It was a hot day so we both ordered an ice cafe latte. The coffee was quite nice, thick and milky.
I had read online that some people claimed that this place sells the best croissant in Singapore. So of course croissant was one of the items that we were going to order. The croissant was flaky and had a prominent buttery fragrance and flavor. Both Sayang and I thought the Tiong Bahru Bakery’s croissant was tasty and preferred it over Maison Kayser‘s croissant which was more subtle in the buttery flavor.
We also had the kouign amann which was another item recommended by the online reviewers. There were two flavors available; original and strawberry. We decided to stick to the original flavor as we had not tried this before. The kouign amann was harder than the croissant because of the caramelized sugar. For a simple-looking piece of rolled dough, it was bursting with flavors. It was buttery, sweet and salty at the same time. It was a surprise for me because I expected the sweetness but not the buttery or salty flavors to balance out the sweetness. I really like this.
The croque monsieur was served last because the staff had to heat it up. Take away the fancy name and you are left with a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Interestingly, the cheese was on top instead of between the bread. It tasted okay but there was nothing outstanding.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
#B1-11/12, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103