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Tea at Tiong Bahru Bakery

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I can't place the exact moment when I became truly enchanted by the concept of afternoon tea - I think it's the fact that only the very free can sit down for a it, making it an almost decadent way of catching up with people. I met Vanessa (Vany) for one such catching up session some time ago. She was about to leave for her exchange in Paris, and was eager to listen to whatever tips I had about traveling around Europe! She's there now, anyway, having a ball of a time I hope.

We visited Tiong Bahru Bakery at Raffles City, because it is shamefully, my first time, and I have finally decided to give it a try after most of the hype seems to have died down. We had their famous Kouign Aman and the Almond Croissant. The latter was so-so. Rather soggy because it wasn't freshly baked, hence it was pretty tough to eat. The Kouign Aman was just the opposite - crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. My only real gripe was the iced coffee - way too overpriced, in my opinion for somewhere that doesn't specialize in coffee. All in all I find their outlet at Raffles City pleasant, but not sure what the huge hype was about. Perhaps I should visit their actual location in Tiong Bahru soon!