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#B1-04 1 Raffles Place Singapore
 
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Mr Teh Tarik is a perfect place to get your fix of a perfect cup of traditional "teh tarik", both hot and cold. Come and try their iconic drinks like Iced Limau Juice and Milo Dinosaur.

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Opening Hours:
07:00-18:00
Avg Price:
< $10
List of Outlets:
970 Geylang Road
Tristar Complex #01-02

Blk 456 Jurong West St 41 #01-1750

Blk 306A Woodlands St 31 #01-01

Blk 201D Tampines St 21 #01-1155

Blk 608 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #01-2771

Blk 503 Tampines Central 1 #01-293

902 East Coast Parkway
[email protected]
Blk B #01-04/07

No 1 Changi Business Park Crescent #01-21 (Plaza 8)

Blk 204 Bedok North St 1#01-435
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A coffee with a twist!

I used to work around Raffles Place and things here get pretty expensive. A cup of decent coffee at Raffles Place goes up to $10. This stall sticks out like a gem for its’ cheap and uniquely flavoured coffee. The uncle makes the coffee in front of you and pour it into a bigger than normal cup.

I remembered how cheap it was compared to everything there. Their coffee is so strong that it kept me on my feet for the whole day. It also has a strong spicy kind of flavour that makes it so distinct from all other coffees I’ve ever tried.

I would recommend their coffee to anyone who want to try something different!

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1
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Tea for teatime!

Being a fan of such local drinks, I had to try Mr Teh Tarik and boy, I'm glad I did! There is something distinct about their drinks that can never be replicated - no matter how simple the drink sounds. I love their Almond Milk Tea and Teh Tarik, and it's a must for me to drink it during teatime.

Unlike some places, where their tea drinks will leave a layer of film on your tongue, or a strange aftertaste, Mr Teh Tarik allows you to savour the richness of the tea leaves together with some milk/sugar, quite possibly creating one of the few best combis I ever had.

Their food aside, the outlet at Raffles have really tight sitting area, and it's usually pretty packed. I usually frequent the one at East Coast, where it is much more spacious and ventilated. Oh, they also serve food, but guessing from their name, their drinks are definitely the main selling point of their shop. I will definitely recommend this to my friends for some local flavour.

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(Updated: December 03, 2012)

Stretched & Pulled

I personally only buy milk tea(teh tarik) from Mr Teh Tarik cause milk tea is probably my most favourite drink in the whole wide world and let me tell you, the milk tea from Mr Teh Tarik is definitely worth the money spent. you can really taste that the tea was .. pulled and stretched before entering your cup. However, it is true that some people would not enjoy the drink as it MAY dry your tongue when you're just about to finish the drink. (I think it's a tea thing). The cup is also relatively large and tall which basically means value for money. If you want a break from the bubbletea milk tea and head back to traditionally pulled and stretched tea, Mr Teh Tarik would be the place to go.

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Ice Lemon and Milk Tea Wins

I enjoy buying Mr Teh Tarik drinks because first of all, the size of the drink large enough to last me a whole day at work, and second of all, the taste is up to standard.

I especially like their iced lemon tea because they use real lemons and limes and not concentrate or syrup as you can see the seeds inside your drink. I do not really mind having the seeds there because they fall to the bottom and are buried under the ice. Because of the real juice, the taste is authentic with an even mix of tea and lemon flavour.

I also like their iced milk tea, which is one of the most well blended I have tasted. Sometimes when you buy milk tea the proportions are all wrong and it is either too bitter or too sweet. For Mr. Teh Tarik’s tea, it is just right so you can put your money in where it’s worth without worry.

Although I mentioned that I like the large portion of the drink, it does come with a downside, which is the drink gets diluted by the melted ice about halfway through. This is only because I like to drink it for the whole day so maybe people typically would finish the drink within half an hour or so and they would not have this problem.

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(Updated: October 04, 2012)

Borderline

Although it is famous for their cold drinks, I still prefer their Ginger Tea which has the fragrant I have not tasted elsewhere yet. It is sold reasonably at less than a dollar. As for their speciality of cold drinks, I think they are slightly over priced as I can easily find similar or same drinks at other hawker centres at a cheaper rate.
To be fair, I must point out that some of their drinks are slightly cheaper than drinks I have bought in other Muslim shops.

Food like "fish soup" and "mee pork" are usually considered chinese food. I am glad that as a chinese, my malay counterparts are able to taste the same delicacies of similar taste.
I would attempt on traditionally malay food most of the time, especially ayam biryani rice, mee soto and of course, prata. The chicken was especially tender which makes eating it more enjoyable. Thumbs up for these.

One point to note though, the biryani rice contain some herbs and the taste may not be something that everyone is able to handle (like me). But I simply just have to avoid eating the herbs and the meal will be good!

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Average Spent Per Person:
6
Best Part:
Ginger Tea
Branch Location:
Bedok
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Love the drinks but not so much of the food

The mention of Mr Teh Tarik and i would associate it with great drinks and a great place to hang out with your friends and family. The drinks are really good especially the Teh Tarik. It is thick, frothy and not too sweet. My personal favorite drink is the Teh Halia also known as Ginger Tea. I am a really big fan of Ginger Tea and i have been to a a few drink stalls and none of them makes it really well compared to the one at Mr Teh Tarik. You can smell the ginger essence even before drinking it. Some other recommended drinks are their Milo dinosaur as well as their Blueberry lychee. The prices of their drinks are reasonably cheap and can range between $0.90 - 2.50.

Food wise, i must say that it is fairly alright . They offer dishes like Roti Prata, Fried Rice and Western cuisine just to name a few and taste wise, they are on average. Nothing much to rave about.

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0
Branch Location:
Tampines Block 201D
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I only go here because it's near where I live

I think if I were to move, and Teh Tarik wouldn't be 5 minutes away from my doorstep, I wouldn't say I'd miss it's food. Or drinks. Okay, maybe a little bit.

Their drinks are alright, I usually get their soft drinks, but my brother and sisters are a sucker for their brewed blueberry drink. Their food is appetizing enough, with their chicken rice as my number one choice every time. Their rendang and fried rice isn't all that bad, either. But I've definitely tasted better food, only that when you want something to eat - and fast - then Teh Tarik is where I'll go.

The customer service is okay, a bit too friendly most times. But your food is served speedily, so I guess I can live with that.

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Bedok
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I've definitely had better...

I live right across the Teh Tarik in Ang Mo Kio and I've been there many times over the past 2 years. While their drinks are certainly refreshing, let's face it - It doesn't take much talent to prepare a Milo Dinosaur or a Coke Float.

Food-wise, well, there's the usual run-of-the-mill selection available at coffeeshops, only at a steeper price. nothing special to mention about the food as it can at best be described as ordinary. With the slightly higher prices and unspectacular food, I don't see the point in all the hype.

I honestly have no idea why they call themselves a 24-hour establishment, asthere is hardly anything left after midnight. The prata shop remains open, although they do not sell anything after midnight. The sullen demeanor of all the staff makes for a rather unpleasant dining experience.

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Recommend to Friend:
No
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Good for teh tarik, but nothing else.

Having been to two of their outlets, one in Far East Square and the other at Raffles Place, I can safely say that only their Teh Tarik is worth the queue, especially during lunch hour. None of the other drinks are much different from what you would get at other coffee shops or hawker centres.
That being said, their teh tarik is indeed worthy of inspiring the name of this franchise. Milky and thick, it is not ridiculously sweet and strikes just the right balance. The iced version is my favorite beverage to cool down on a hot day of after a spicy meal!

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Average Spent Per Person:
1
Best Part:
Teh Tarik
Branch Location:
Raffles Place
Recommend to Friend:
No
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Meh.

There are a few outlets around Singapore, so far I have been to two (East Coast Park and Bedok) and both have been disappointing. Sure they sell Singaporean-style drinks, but you will probably find better and perhaps cheaper drinks at any other coffee shop. Their iced Horlicks is bland and you will save a lot more making it yourself at home. They did not use fresh lime (its colour was brown, not green) for iced limau once as well. The pratas are run-of-the-mill, so if you're looking to reward your taste buds, try somewhere else. I have to say though, that the Bedok outlet sells bak chor mee - using chicken meat instead, and is surprisingly good.

Otherwise, you are really better off having supper at other 24 hour places.

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