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Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry @ Tiong Bahru Road

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Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry falls into the pages of old school bakeries - traditional, raw and unfortunately comes with a blotch of not so great service. That said, I still find it incredibly charming, stepping into a place before my time and eating up nostalgia one treat at a time.

Soon it dawned on me that while they sold an array of nonya kuehs, they specialised in pandan and coconut kuehs.

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Puteri Ayu ($4, 5 pieces)

Steamed mini pandan cake topped with grated coconut and drizzled with gula melaka. Incredibly fragrant and moist, this tasted just like kueh tutu deconstructed to me, except so much better.

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Kueh Dadar ($0.80)

Best of, already when I laid my eyes on this delicate roll of pandan crepes, coconut and gula melaka. The others eaten have had it too thick and for a non grated coconut fan, this was an absolute delight to eat.

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Lemper Udang ($1.30)

Rolled with banana leaf, the chewy rice grains enveloping a single layer of hae bi makes this a simple yet very underrated nonya treat. The fried shrimp usually ends up too sweet or not spicy enough yet they have nailed the combination perfectly and leaves a lingering fragrance too.

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These kueh bingkas were panfried and had a delicious crisp exterior.

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On the roll with tapioca and these tapioca kuehs, baked and steamed. Depending on preference, I actually prefer the version with a coating of coconut grating.


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Not forgetting kueh ambon, a honeycomb cake with the intricate design.


I love the prices, seems that inflation has alluded them which is great. The thing about the past is, everything is affordable and now, most comes at a price. I love the flavours and trust that this is one in the hood that I wish will not disappear with time.

Tiong Bahru Galicier Pastry
Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Rd #01-39

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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