Since the more stringent measures were in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 within the community, more food-and-beverage (F&B) establishments are bringing the ambrosial taste to our home via food deliveries.
Tiong Bahru Bakery is one of the F&B establishments that adapted to the new normalcy and the behavourial change in dining "out". Debuted in 2012, Tiong Bahru Bakery is opened in collaboration between celebrity baker, Gontran Cherrier and Spa Esprit Group. Located at the quaint community in Tiong Bahru, this artisan bakery serves coffee and an eclectic variety of freshly baked premium quality breads and pastries.
Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures and the people are well-travelled, hence, they are open to discovering new sensations, flavours and experiences when it comes to food. The Singapore's dining landscape is also excited and there are always new food concept establishments coming up. With that, celebrity baker Gontran opened its first overseas outlet under the name Tiong Bahru Bakery in Singapore. Born in a family of great bakers and patissiers, Gontran keep true to to the traditional baking techniques handed down from his family and created his own style by infusing with international flavours.
Let's find out more from the food delivered from Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB in short) Diner at Raffles City Shopping Centre.
The TBB Signature Croissant ($4.20) is highly recommended. Made from French flour and butter, the French bread is flaky, buttery and crispy. You can either eat it on its own or coat the croissant with whipped cream. $4.20. Food rating: 5/5
The Fluffy Brown Butter Pancake (Sweet) is a refreshing breakfast, compared to the Hotcakes meal from McDonald's. This breakfast set came with super light fluffy pancakes served with Thai mango, lemongrass chantilly and caramelised almonds with a generous drizzle of salted butter caramel sauce. Yes, the pancakes were indeed fluffy. Each bite sized pancake smacked with rich flavoursome whipped cream was delightful. The mango cubes were sweet and soft. Reminsicing this while writing my experience is tortuous. How I wish I could have another bite of the delicious pancakes again. $24.80. Though it is pricey, it is worth pampering yourself on weekends. Food rating: 4.5/5
A hearty breakfast like TBB Big Breakfast is too much for me. It came with a fried sunny side up, Irish pork sausages, homemade crumpet toast, roasted potatoes, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Like in the photo, the sausages were dense but had a strong aftertaste (similar to the word - gamey). The sauteed mushrooms, pan-fried potatoes were not bad but lacked the wow factor. I was surprised that the sunny side up remained intact when it was delivered. Beneath the egg, you'll find a slice of bread to go with. $28.30. Between the two breakfast sets, I like the pancakes better. What say you? Food rating: 4/5
Chocolate Éclair ($8.80) is made of Éclair choux pastry filled with chocolate cream. I like the soft pastry and the rich chocolate atop the crust. Food rating: 3/5
This Lemon Tart ($8.90) is made of crispy sugar crusted dough filled with tangy lemon curd filling, and topped with lemon zest was refreshing. Your palate was welcomed with the sweet crispy dough texture, followed by the tangy lemon curd and zest, giving you a nice complex experience. (Food rating: 4/5)
One of my personal favourites, Pain Au Chocolat ($4.80) made from French flour, chocolate, butter, flaky croissant filled with baton dark chocolate. This delicious croissant reminded me of the ones I had in Paris. Yummy. (Food rating: 4/5)
Similar to a Brenkon cake, Kouign Amann (TBB Signature) ($5.30) is a crisp buttery pastry glazed with caramelised sugar and hint of salt. Priced at $5.30, this is also my personal favourite.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road #B1-11 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Food Rating: 4.5/5
Recommended dishes: TBB Signature Croissant, Fluffy Brown Butter Pancake (Sweet), Pain au Chocolat, Kouign Amann