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What’s better than a soft, flaky croissant? One that’s served with to-die-for fillings.

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What’s better than a soft, flaky croissant? One that’s served with to-die-for fillings.
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A freshly-baked croissant is good enough to eat on its own, but a little filling goes a long way – especially when they’re as mouth-watering as those offered at Tiong Bahru Bakery during lunchtime. Eschewing the boring ol’ egg mayo and tuna options you’d find at your typical french bakery, their savoury croissants come with inspired, super yummy fillings. Here’s the low-down on the four fillings on offer.

 1 Flying Pig

A lupcheong-style spicy pork sausage roll baked in a layer of caramelised onion jam topped with a light miso dressing. The tanginess of the onion jam perfectly complements the spiciness of the sausage roll.

2 Running Egg

A runny ramen egg garnished with bonito and Japanese chilli flakes that’s bursting with umami flavour.

3 Rolling Dumpling

Xiaolongbao fans will definitely fall in love with this decadant offering of succulent minced pork topped with fresh chives, black vinegar and zesty pickled ginger. Super yums!

4 Jumping Fish

Smoked salmon with spinach and ricotta – sounds boring next to the rest, but you can’t go wrong with this classic combo.

Filling It

From Banh Mi to BLT, the humble sandwich has come a long way. We zoom in on two of our fave local sandwich joints.
Park Bench Deli
Park Bench Deli

The pop-up faves have set up base at Telok Ayer, where they’re serving up hot favourites like the Fried Chicken Sandwich, which features tender chicken thighs cooked sous vide before being battered and deep fried. Yum. Also try the Kong Bak Banh Mi, which pairs 24-hour braised meat with homemade pickles. Messy, but totally worth it.

Park Bench Deli is at 179 Telok Ayer Street. Tel: 6815 4600


Scandinavians are known to be fuss-free – so it’s no surprise that their food reflects that. At Smor, the open-faced sandwiches are light on the ingredients but big on taste. The Hand-Peeled Norwegian Shrimp is served with lemon mayonnaise and a sprinkling of chives – simple, but so satisfying.

Smor is at #B1-23 1 Raffles Place. Tel: 9430 1500

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