Tai Cheong Bakery may be good with their bakery items but the mains on the menu are not impressive and not convincing enough for our return.
Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家 @ Holland Village
The popular Tai Cheong Bakery in Hong Kong famous with 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 cake, the bakery shop 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 have to be on our order list but you are limited to two per dine-in customer.
Egg Tarts $1.9
The tarts have a shell between the soft crust texture and solid texture, filled with light and smooth fragrant egg custard, the crust was fragrant and packed with nice buttery aroma, the egg tarts have to be consumed while fresh, we bought a box back home but it was mediocre with its crust turned soggy.
Bobo Buns and Chicken Pies $2.8
The Bolo bun with the butter was additive but the chicken pie failed to impress us, it was ordinary and seriously nothing to short about.
Curry Chicken with rice $9.9
The curry was rich and robust in flavour, spicy level was well within the tolerable range, the fork-tender meat was a pleasant to the bite and a dish we love 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, no double the scrambled egg was smooth and fluffy, 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 the layer of silky scrambled eggs, topped with veggies and roasted pork and pork belly, the plate of rice was doused with some light brown salty sauce to add on the 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.
Our verdict on Tai Cheong Bakery
Tai Cheong Bakery may be good with their bakery items but the main on the menu are not too impressive. If something that truly interest 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