Da Paolo Pizza Bar Holland Village in Chip Bee Garden has got to be my favourite casual Italian pizzeria in Singapore! Last night, armed with five girlfriends, we continued on our pizzeria-hop and I finally introduced them Da Paolo Pizza. After hanging out in Prego and Pizza Express, I always knew Da Paolo Pizza was […]
Crazy popular and unbelievably warm food blogger, Kaelyn (of My Food Sirens), has opened a new eatery specializing in all things green tea, Matchaya! -cue fireworks!- You have no idea how much admiration I have for Kaelyn and Kevin for making this bold foray into the notoriously tough Singapore F&B scene. I strongly urge you to visit […]
Paris was supposed to be a patisserie pilgrimage event. My sugar tooth in recent months went into overdrive and the urge to eat French sweet was Real. But I was mostly disappointed in Paris. Even the best patisseries in the city, were underwhelming. In fact I much preferred the savouries to the sweets and ended up craving […]
FINALLY! Arriving before the door, I screamed out in my heart, I made it to Gontran Cherrier bakery’s home!!! If you have been reading this blog for a while, you would know how obsessed I am with GC’s bakeries. After my first GC croissant in Seoul, I was hooked. Every city where GC has set up a bakery up until […]
Fou de Patisserie has an interesting back story. It is opened by a bimonthly French pastry magazine and does not bake its own pastries or treats. Instead it is the amalgation of Paris’s most-acclaimed patisseries. There are presently six resident chefs — Cyril Lignac, Christophe Adam of L’Éclair de Génie, Philippe Conticini, Hugues Pouget of Hugo & Victor, […]
Opus Bar & Grill is a relatively new Steakhouse that opened in 2015 and is located in Hilton Hotel on Orchard Road. I went with my dear friends last night for dinner because: (a) there was a 15-20% credit card discount for Citibank Credit Cards; (b) 50% off bottles of wine (free-flow on Sundays to […]
Hong Kong’s legendary Egg Tarts specialist, Tai Cheong Bakery, has once again set up a Pop Up shop in Takashimaya Food Hall (B2). Just like that, cheese tarts was so yesterday and egg tarts from Hong Kong is the food to grab now. Yours truly suffered from a repeated case of Fear of Missing Out when I saw these food bloggers holding the tarts in their hands yesterday. Thanks to LaborMe, this afternoon some Tai Cheong Egg Tarts and Chicken Pie were delivered straight to my office in the East. I really can’t be bothered to go down and queue.
The Egg Tarts and Chicken Pies arrived piping hot. At $1.90 each for the egg tarts ($7.60 for 4) and $2.80 for the chicken pies, these were much cheaper than Bake Cheese tarts and well worth it! Best part: they are best eaten at room temperature because that’s when the butteriness of the crusts really comes through and shines.
The crust of Tai Cheong’s egg tarts is not the flakey sort but rather a solid one. Its’ sturdy, biscuit-like nature held up the smooth egg-y custard so well! Strangely, I preferred this when at room temperature. Warn you ah, very addictive! My colleagues gobbled down two in one shot.
The Chicken Pie consisted of this extremely-buttery short-crust pastry and an equally flavoursome and creamy chicken filling. It reminded me of a much less soup-y version of chicken pot pie. The pastry was soo buttery, so crumbly, it was falling all over me. Love it.
Can’t wait for this to open permanently.
Tai Cheong Bakery Singapore (Pop Up)
Takashimaya Basement 2 Food Hall, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am (to 10:30am or so) till sold out
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I have a hilarious story about Bedrock Bar & Grill. Last night’s visit makes it my twelveth. I have been to this steakhouse 12 times! In my whole life, of course. Not in a span of one or two years. Having said that I visited the first 11 times years ago (like 2010) and only […]
Last Sunday, my family eschewed from our usual Sushi Tei/ Silk Dim Sum and headed to Kith Café @ Millenia Walk for lunch. Kith Cafe has been around for years but I always relegated it to just another brunch spot and never took it seriously. Until a dinner function last Thursday held in Kith where […]