Famous Tau Sar Piah along Balestier Road

If you are planning a visit to the Singapore Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and/or Singapore’s one and only Burmese Buddhist Temple, then why not drop by this nostalgic coffee shop for their famous Tau Sar Piah.

Pasty Shop in Singapore

Tau Sar Piah is a very popular local pastry in Singapore. Tasty green bean paste wrapped in thin and flaky crust that is baked to a pretty golden hue. The pastry usually comes in three different flavours – sweet, saltish or sweet saltish. Personally, I prefer the saltish version while hubby goes for the sweet version.

Tau Sar Piah with filling

This pastry can be easily found around Singapore but the ones sold here is one of the best that we had tasted. There is good balance in taste and texture was perfect. Best of all, it is still made by hand in the traditional way. Their popularity means having queues snaking all the way out of the shop and an hours’ wait is not unusual. We were lucky that the queue wasn’t long when we visited.

Queuing for tau sar piahThe marble tables and wooden chairs were that of the 60s…..they have definitely fully depreciated their assets! Sipping coffee in a nostalgic coffee shop and eating traditional pastry….our perfect afternoon tea break. 😀

If you haven’t figured out how to order coffee or tea in Singapore, then the following picture is your ultimate coffee survival guide! * Tips: if you prefer your coffee to be creamier, you can always ask for a slap of butter to be added to your coffee. Bon appetit.

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