It was back in February when I was told that I absolutely *had* to visit Tiong Bahru Bakery for their lemon tart. Lucky for me that they had opened an outlet that was conveniently located in the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre. So up bright and early on a Saturday morning I went off to meet my girlfriends at Tiong Bahru Bakery.
I’m not always the hungriest person in the mornings (unless roused with the knowledge that a yummy hotel buffet breakfast awaits me) so I decided to play it safe and try out just two of their pastries.
My first choice was the Almond Brioche (SGD 3.00). This was nice and crisp on the outside with fluffy brioche innards. The sprinkling of almonds on the top was because it was an Almond Brioche after all. I decided it was relatively nice, but not something so memorable that I would need to eat it again.
Now, the Lemon Tart (SGD 6.00) on the other hand, this is the stuff you dream of and drool over. Think lemony custard with that perfect lemon tang, not too sour but with just enough zest, and a firm biscuit-ty crust. I had one whole lemon tart to myself and it was just about right. Enough to satiate until the next visit but not so little as to leave you wanting more. Possibly one of the best lemon flavoured pastries I have had. Ever.
I washed it down with a cup of Gryphon Chamomile Tea (SGD 4.30) and found myself full from brunch that I didn’t eat until later in the evening.
I am reliably informed by my brunch partners that the Kouign Amann and Croque Monsieur are also must-tries at Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Would I go back again? For that lemon tart, anytime.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
252 North Bridge Road #B1-11/12
Raffles City Shopping Centre
T : +65-6333 4160
Opens daily from 9am to 10pm