10 Delicious Eateries You Should Try At Tiong Bahru Plaza
Tiong Bahru Plaza sits in the heart of the charming Tiong Bahru estate, and is home to communal spaces for events which bring the community together, and tons of dining options. The modern building, which is a proud supporter of energy efficiency (their rooftop is outfitted with solar panels), is easily accessible from Tiong Bahru MRT Station via a short linkway.
With a myriad of food options that will suit every taste bud and preference, the 10 eateries at Tiong Bahru Plaza promise to satisfy your rumbling grumbling tummies!
Dessert Story uses only fresh and natural ingredients in their creations. You can rest assured that there are no preservatives added. They also ensure that their desserts have a lower sugar content. We tried their signature Mango Pomelo Sago ($4.80), which was cold, sweet and extremely refreshing. The chunks of mango within the were ripe and sweet. The was rich and smooth Black Sesame Paste ($3.30) carried a very fragrant and comforting sesame aroma. I loved that it was not too sweet. You may also like try the Pumpkin/Carrot/Yam Cake ($2.80), which fall under the savoury section.
Flaming Don at Tiong Bahru shares the same space as Bangkok Jam Off The Street, and is a cosy place for a yakiniku and donburi feast. We tried the Salmon Aburi Don ($8.90+), Signature Flaming Beef Don ($17.90+) and Chicken Combo Don ($12.90+). The Salmon Aburi Don was my favourite of the bunch. The slices of salmon were fresh and super tender, and the sauce on the salmon slices added a salty and spicy kick to the dish. So yummy! However, note that the Salmon Aburi Don is only available as part of their Weekday Set Lunch($8.90+/pax) from 12-4pm, from Monday to Friday. Lunch sets come with free flow drinks too! Flaming Don uses Australian Striploin for its Signature Flaming Beef Don, and torches the beef before serving. What a treat! A friendly reminder to bring your jackets, as the air-conditioning is really strong here.
iCrepe is a local brand that aims to serve high quality, tasty and convenient snacks. iCrepe makes their own batter, and does not use pork in any of their crepes. We tried their unique Curry Chicken Katsu Crepe ($8.50) which comes with chicken katsu chunks, egg, cheese, and seaweed. The Tiramisu Crepe ($8.50) featured coffee-soaked ladyfingers (no alcohol is used here) and whipped cream. My favourite — the Colourful Crepe ($6.40) — won me over easily.The colourful crepe was essentially a green tea crepe with azuki beans, almonds and whipped cream.
Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, #B1-112, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
Magosaburo Cafe serves insanely mouth-watering Japanese-Western fusion food. After a taste of their Signature Wagyu Don with Black Truffle ($28.80), I was in love. The wagyu beef was incredibly tender and delicious, and had the perfect chewiness and firmness. We also tried the Spicy Beef Nabe ($17.80), Signature Hot Soba Chicken Salad ($14.80) and Salted Konbu & Truffle Chawanmushi ($8.80) which were all amazing. Finally, we washed our meal down with the refreshing Homebrew Longan ($4.80) and Milk Tea Grass Jelly ($4.80).
O Banh Mi
O Banh Mi is set up by 3 entrepreneurs from Hanoi and Singapore. We tried the Fried Beef Vermicelli ($9.90), which sees springy noodles coated in a light savoury sauce, and topped with beef slices and a yummy spring roll. We also had the Pork Chop Rice ($9.90) and Pork Belly Binh Xeo ($10.90). We rounded off our meal with an icy Coffee Slush ($6) and a comforting Hot Lemongrass ($3.50).
Old Street Bak Kut Teh
Founded in 2010, Old Street Bak Kut Teh prides itself on being a specialist in the well-loved traditional herbal pork ribs soup. Popular creations include the Old Street Dry Bak Kut Teh ($9.10) and freshly made You Tiao ($2 per serving), both of which we absolutely loved. Dip your you tiao in soya milk, or use it to soak up the bak kut teh soup for extra oomph! We also tried the Bak Kut Teh Soup ($7.80) and Pig Trotter ($10), which were very flavourful. Old Street has tables with an induction cooktop, and orders can be made via an iPad. How convenient! I’ve tried Old Street Bak Kut Teh a couple of times, and I always leave with a happy and satisfied stomach.
Old Street Bak Kut Teh
Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, #02-105/106, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732
Phone: 6438 8866
Mobile: 8306 9359
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
Do you need a perk-me-up to get you through the day? Paik’s Coffee, which has over 552 outlets in Korea, is known for their Korean-style coffee. Opened by Mr Paik, a Korean celebrity chef who is the mastermind behind over 25 different brands, Paik’s coffee is slightly sweeter to appeal to the younger crowd. They currently have 3 outlets in Singapore. We got to try Paik’s Original Ice Coffee ($3/hot, $3.50/iced), which is the signature Korean coffee mix. It was a tad sweeter than the coffees I am used to. We had to try their Coconut Coffee Smoothie ($5.50), a new addition to the menu. Hints of coconut complemented the coffee, which had slivers of nata de coco at the bottom. The Green Grapes Flower Tea ($5) with soda (+$0.50), one of Paik’s best sellers, had a wonderful fruity flavour and was extremely thirst-quenching.
Freshly made on a daily basis, all pizzas from PEZZO are handcrafted and topped with generous amounts of premium ingredients. PEZZO is the first home-grown pizza chain to have gone global. Their presence stretches over 6 countries — Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, China and Saudi Arabia. We had the Trufflin’ Truffle Mushroom (1 slice/$5.90, 6 slices/$29.90) and Pepperoni Party (1 slice/$4.50, 6 slices/$24.90), which were awesome! Fun fact: did you know that PEZZO uses 72 slices of pepperoni on each full pan pizza? That’s more than enough to go round! To combat the rich pizza, we downed a cup of Creme of Earl Grey Lemon Tea ($2.90) which was a total delight! I loved the sweet, yet slightly salty, foam atop the earl grey lemon tea.
Tea Valley’s owner did not have a background in culinary arts. Hence, to have grown his brand, and opened 4 outlets is no easy feat! When asked what he thought the reason behind his success was, Tea Valley’s owner stated that he tries to keep the taste of his food authentic by importing the key ingredients such as sesame oil and plum powder from Taiwan. The crispy Golden Needle Mushroom ($3.90), Crispy Salted Chicken ($5.50), Mee Sua ($6.50) and Fried Plum Sweet Potato ($3.90) are brilliant snacks, and can suffice as a quick meal. I especially enjoyed the fried sweet potato sticks, which were crispy on the outside, yet soft and smooth on the inside. We also tasted the Lu Rou Fan ($6.90) which is quite similar to what you can get in Taiwan!
Tino’s Pizza Café
The Signore Tino ($15.90), Tino’s Pizza’s signature pizza, is built with beef/chicken pepperoni, bacon, onions, capsicums, olives and oyster mushrooms. Diners can opt for thick or thin crust — all you have to do is ask! We also tried Tino’s Smoked Duck Rice with Pesto Sauce ($13.90), and the extremely interesting Peanut Butter Fries ($5.90). The thick fries were drizzled with a rich peanut butter sauce and bacon bits. This intriguing combination was surprisingly tasty!
Of the ten eateries listed, is there a particular one that caught your eye? Set a date with your loved ones and make a trip to Tiong Bahru Plaza. See you there!
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