Delicious food, aromatic coffee, unique interior, hipster area, friendly people – I’ll be there.
These are the kind of places whereby I really look forward to whenever I travel with Fatty, instead of the usual tourism spot.
Where: Tiong Bahru Bakery
What: Pastries and Coffee
So I heard that Tiong Bahru Bakery has got the best croissant in Singapore and yours truly here is a very croissant kind of person.
I love eating a good croissant.
I too heard that Tiong Bahru is one of Singapore’s hipster area as there are more and more unique cafes opening up in this rather old area.
I’d say, old is definitely the new black.
I bought a croissant ($3.20) and a raisin danish ($3.50) for me and fatty to share.
I’d love to try out their coffee too in the future if I ever goes back.
Both the croissant and danish were pretty decent but only if I can eat it while it’s hot, it’ll be even better.
Fatty who loves croissant as much as I do thinks that Tiong Bahru Bakery’s croissant tasted normal kind of good.
Then he started telling me how AWESOME this croissant he had in Hong Kong was whereby he queue for an hour just to buy it.
OKAY! Don’t be so cocky next time I fly to Hong Kong just for croissant!
TIONG BAHRU BAKERY
56 Eng Hoon St
#01-70 Singapore 160056
+65 6220 3430
8am – 8pm daily (Close on Tuesday)
Where: Open Door Policy (ODP)
What: Modern Bistro
For lunch, we headed to ODP as knows as Open Door Policy which is just few streets away from Tiong Bahru Bakery.
#13 Wild mushroom risotto with truffle crumbs, $22. Mushroom risotto was great as it tasted slightly different from the normal ones I ate and the white mushroom you saw on top of that risotto, it is actually raw.
#14 Green gazpacho with scallop ceviche and fresh coriander, $16. I haven’t tasted anything quite like this before, it was a cold soup. Every mouth I took is full with surprise and the scallops aren’t cook which is the way it’s meant to be. It doesn’t taste awful at all, it just tasted different. I cant take in a big amount as my tummy started acting weird but this soup taste nothing like bad.
#15 Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toasted ciabatta with spinach and fresh herbs, $21. Love this dish, portion was big and the amount of smoked salmon they gave was generous. Scrambled eggs were soft and the best part was that the ciabatta wasn’t hard and chewy.
19 Yong Siak Street
(Yong Siak View)
Tel: +65 6221 9307
Fax: +65 6221 9032
Where: Tiong Bahru
What: Cafes and Shops
Walked around Tiong Bahru’s neighbourhood to check out more cafes and shops.
#21 Books Actually is not your ordinary book store as the books they sell is a lot more different from all the mainstream books. Just go and have a look if you’re a book lover and happens to be around Tiong Bahru.
Where: Haji Lane
Told you my days at Singapore was jam packed, we went from one stop to another.
Haji Lane was next and this is the place Fatty suggested that we go have a look at.
Where: Bugis Street
What: Affordable shopping
Bugis Street is the only shopping place for me at Singapore because everything sold there is so much cheaper compared to malls.
The area was big enough for me to shop and what was on their display rack was a lot more similiar to what I saw at Bangkok or Sungai Wang.
The prices were hiked up quite a lot since I know how incredibly cheap it is to get the stocks from Bangkok which made me reluctant to shop anymore.
My legs were really sore too so we made it a quick one and I managed to buy 2 pair of shorts.
At least I bought something, so mission accomplished.
Where: Maison Ikkoku
What: Cafe, Boutique and Bar
Last stop for the day before Zouk Out Day 2 was Maison Ikkoku.
There’s three floors altogether and the first floor is a cafe, second is a boutique, while the highest floor rest their bar.
Cant do breakfast after our meal at ODP so we just sat and have coffee instead since coffee is their main specialty anyway.
We wanted to check out Maison Ikkoku’s bar too but it was closed. :(
It’ll be really nice to sit on the top floor overlooking the mosque and people passing by.
20 Kandahar Street Singapore 198885
T +65 6294 0078
F +65 6294 2616
Love all the cafes we went, love all the food we ate, and love all the coffee we drank.