A traditional bakery selling a variety of soft buns like the classic curry buns, red bean buns and custard puffs. The curry buns are generously packed with potato curry.
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Traditional buns for under a dollar, yay!
I am someone who loves to eat bread. A lot. White bread, wholemeal bread, rye bread- all bread. One of the best places to get old school buns, in my opinion, is this stall situated in Serangoon Gardens Market. With almost nothing above $1, its extremely affordable too!
Their butter sugar bun is a crowdpleaser; soft fluffy bread baked with a layer of butter at the bottom and sprinkled with sugar. So simple, but so good. Other hot favorites include their ham and cheese bun, and their luncheon meat buns.
On most days, all the buns would have been whisked off the shelves by 12.30pm, so do make sure to head down earlier to get your buns before it’s all sold out!
Your good old neighbourhood bakery
There is only one stall with a snaking queue at this hawker centre and oddly enough it sells buns and confectionery. Although the queue is long, it moves along pretty quickly as the owners have got a system that seems to work well.
You tell the uncle what you want, he picks them out for you, puts them in a box and calculates the total. You collect your box and hands over the payment to his stall helper - simple and it works like a charm, unless you happen to stand behind one of those customers with a laundry list.
They have a wide variety of buns with different fillings, so you can be spoilt for choice here, but they are known for their yam buns, although I find them mediocre.
I would usually go for their "hamburger" aka luncheon meat bun; cheese and ham; and standard sausage buns. The buns are freshly made each day and they sell out fast in the morning. The buns are indeed soft and tasty, reminiscent of your neighbourhood bakery from the days of yore. I've kept the buns for two days and they still taste pretty good, although I wouldn't recommend keeping it for more than two days as the bun would have lost almost all of its soft texture and fragrance.
The uncle is a stalwart and has been dishing out the buns for years now, so it's no wonder he recognises long-time customers. There isn't much of an ambience to talk about since it's in a hawker centre, but for an average price of 80 cents per bun, it's certainly good value for money.