Renowned Hong Kong brand Tai Cheong Bakery officially opens a full-fledged Cha Chaan Teng in Holland Village today. Everyone knows Tai Cheong Bakery—after all, it is the mother of all egg tarts!
Unsurprisingly, a long queue is already formed outside the Cantonese restaurant; everyone is eager to try Tai Cheong Bakery’s legendary egg tarts (S$1.90 each).
Signature egg tarts aside, you can now look forward to a one-page menu of authentic cha chaan teng dishes. We are talking about classic Hong Kong delicacies such as Beef Brisket Curry Rice (S$9.90), Hong Kong Milk Tea (hot – S$2, cold – S$2.50) and Bolo Bun (S$2.20).
Holland V dwellers, brace yourselves—your neighbourhood is going to be even more crowded than before!
Tai Cheong Bakery’s glorious egg tarts boast a consistently smooth texture and a glossy sheen. Instead of the ubiquitous flaky short-crust pastry, Tai Cheong Bakery uses a buttery cookie-like crust as the base instead. These crisp shells are currently premade at a factory, before they are baked and filled in-house.
Tai Cheong Bakery has been serving these irresistible delicious egg tarts for more than half a century and they hold a special place in the hearts of Hong Kongers across generations.
Today, there are 14 outlets across the Pearl of Orient and we are so glad to see the reputable brand choosing Singapore as the destination for their overseas outpost.
You can choose to either dine-in or takeout. Don’t worry about wasting your precious time on queuing up—the restaurant has cleverly implemented an SMS system to inform you when your fresh-from-the-oven egg tarts are ready. But here’s a warning: You might have to wait up to an hour to get your hands on one.
Tai Cheong Bakery’s Bo Lo Bao (S$2.20 each) is a must-order too. The freshly baked bun’s crunchy sugary top bears an uncanny resemblance to pineapples—hence deriving its apt name. A slab of butter is sandwiched between the soft and fluffy bread. Perfect for a midday treat!
The main courses are very affordable and range from S$6.50 to S$9.90 for a Scrambled Egg Toast and Beef Brisket Curry Rice respectively.
The former features a moist pillowy white toast topped with a generous amount of scrambled eggs. Mind you, these egg are no ordinary eggs—they are exceptionally creamy and literally melts in your mouth. Do not underestimate this dish, it is actually pretty filling.
On the other hand, the latter is a savoury hearty dish that hit all the right spots. All you need is one mouthful of the aromatic beef brisket and you will be instantly teleported back to Hong Kong. The tasty succulent meat is cooked till tenderness and we devoured it instantaneously.
The restaurant remains true to its roots and its decors are every bit Hong Kong-style. Even the space is exceptionally limited; there are only five tiny booth seats indoors and 24 proper seats outdoors. Upon sitting down in the booth, you will realise how little room there is between the table and the cushioned seat.
Tai Cheong Bakery Singapore
31 Lorong Liput
Sun to Thu: 8.30am – 11pm
Fri and Sat: 8.30am – 1am
Nearest Station: Holland Village