Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家 @ Holland Village
The popular Tai Cheong Bakery in Hong Kong is famous for its egg tarts has finally made an inroad into Singapore. The opening of its first dine-in concept cafe or Cha Chan Ting is at Holland Village after a successful test launch of its takeaway counter in Takashimaya.
Besides selling the all-time favorite egg tarts, traditional buns and cakes, the bakery has other main dishes on the menu, eg. Tastes of Hong Kong include the usual toast, curry and the popular three-coloured silky eggs with rice.
The highly raved about egg tarts has to be on our order list but you are limited to two per dine-in customer.
Egg Tarts $1.9
The tart has a crisp shell that is soft inside, filled with light and smooth fragrant egg custard. The crust was fragrant and indulgent with a nice buttery aroma. The egg tarts have to be consumed while fresh, so when we bought a box back home, it was mediocre with its crust turned soggy.
Bolo Buns and Chicken Pies $2.8
The Bolo bun with the butter was addictive but the chicken pie failed to impress us. It was ordinary and seriously nothing to shout about.
Curry Chicken with rice $9.9
The curry was rich and robust in flavour, spice level was well within the tolerable range, the fork-tender meat was a pleasant to the bite and a dish we loved the most of the visit.
Scrambled Eggs Toast Stack $6.5
Bread toast is always one of the top favourites in any of the Hong Kong cafe. The scrambled egg was smooth and fluffy, but the insipid taste of the egg was simply a disappointment.
Three Coloured Silky Eggs with rice $9.9
The plate of rice was covered by a layer of silky scrambled eggs, topped with veggies, roasted pork and pork belly. The plate of rice was doused with some light brown salty sauce to add on flavour. Undeniably the egg was good but the overall taste of the rice was not impressive at all, a featureless plate of rice in our opinion.
Tai Cheong Bakery may be good with their baked morsels but the mains on the menu are not too impressive. If there is something that truly interests us, it will be limited to the egg tarts, Bolo buns and the curry.
Tai Cheong Bakery
A: 31 Lor Liput, Singapore 277742
Monday to Friday: 10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 11pm