Move aside, Havaianas, Tiong Bahru Bakery has come up with a new design of flip-flops that are even more desirable and look good enough to eat. In fact the Tiong Bahru Bakery slipper tarts are meant to be eaten and are the perfect gift for the someone that you know who is always putting her foot in her mouth. These tropical slipper tarts come in four flavours. We tried the red wild strawberry one recently.
Tiong Bahru Bakery at Raffles City occupies a big space at basement one, at the bottom of the escalators. The Tiong Bahru Bakery slipper tarts were the new items that stood out but their regular items were enticing, as always. Here is a quick look at some of the goodies on display.
However, the main attraction on that day were the Tiong Bahru Bakery slipper tarts ($7.50 each). They were just so unique and cute. We ordered the red strawberry-flavoured one as it was the most attractive looking, as well as a regular non-footwear pastry – an almond croissant ($3.80).
The slipper tart was about six inches in length. Probably a life-sized model of a slipper for a five-year old child. It was incredibly realistic. There were even the embossed chevron-shaped detailing on the bands.
I am not sure exactly what were the contents inside the slipper tart. It was a sweet creamy material on a biscuit-like base. To be honest, the taste was not bad but not fantastic either. That would not stop us from buying the Tiong Bahru Bakery slipper tart again as we would be buying it solely (pun intended) for its looks.
In contrast, the more regular almond croissant was a better choice in terms of taste (and price). It was also a better item to be eaten with black coffee ($4.80), cappuccino ($5.50) or any of the many varieties of coffee available at Tiong Bahru Bakery.
The Tiong Bahru Bakery cafe at Raffles City is a nice cafe to go to if you are alone. It encircles the fountain which periodically creates offbeat patterns and sounds as they pump out random sprays of water. A blend of the sound of waves by the beach and thunderstorms.
A song for the slippers
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Tiong Bahru Bakery
#B1-11/12, Raffles City SC,
Tel: +65 6333 4160
Nearby Stations : City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade