We'd originally planned to have lor mee at Tiong Bahru Market, but since it's closed for renovations, we popped over to Tiong Bahru Bakery for a little carb heaven.
A favourite of mine, the Chocolate Almond Croissant ($4) was fluffy and crispy and layered and rich.
As a child, snacks like hotdog buns were an integral part of school lunches. But those sad buns had nothing on TBB's Chicken Hotdog ($5.30) buttery and dotted with melted cheese for added oomph.
The SC Croissant Set ($12) comprised two open pastries, the "rolling dumpling", a take on xiao lao bao, stuffed with minced pork and seasoned with black vinegar, ginger, sesame seeds and chives; and the "running egg", a confectionery rendition of Japanese ramen, with a runny, soft boiled egg, and lashings of bonito flakes.
with a sesame mesclun salad with cranberry and sunflower seeds, and dressed with a zesty yuzu emulsion.
The Pearfect ($7) with celery, pear and green apple juices, was quite the detoxifying refresher.
I hate raw celery, so I stuck with the Latte ($5.50), a frothy, potent concoction of caffeine goodness.
Tiong Bahru Bakery
56 Eng Hoon Street
Tel: 6220 3430
Open daily from 8am to 8pm