Barcook Bakery

A April 20, 2012
 
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I want to have this for every meal.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Service 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Absolutely love this bakery. I'm a sucker for bread, therefore I can get really picky when it comes to bakery. Alongside with a few more different bakeries, Barcook reigns as one of my first few bakeries to go to.

Their specialties are definitely the 'wiped-out-in-30min' cream cheese raisin bun! As there aren't many outlets islandwide just yet, I've been hunting for that similar soft fluffy bread that is filled with that cheesy goodness from other stores, but sadly, I have yet to find anything comparable to Barcook's! I'm also quite in love with their Wasabi bun, Potato Cheese and Satay with cucumber bun. They have the quirkiest combinations that one wouldn't really think of, and when you take the risk and try it, you'll be back for more of it.

There is usually a queue during breakfast and lunch time, but the queue disappears pretty fast as the cashiers are really efficient. The buns are so reasonably charged to the extent that you have customers buying 20 at one go! (nope, not kidding about it. i clearly remember it because she took my last raisin cream cheese!!)

I'll definitely recommend this to my friends and families, because Barcook has definitely set the standards for bakeries to follow.

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Cream Cheese the Bomb
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4.0
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4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Regardless of which Barcook Bakery I visit, the staple item that I must get is their Cream Cheese bread. This particular bread is their signature item, and it has good reason to be. The bun is impossibly soft, and I like that it is not oily like other breads. I can pick it up with my bare hands and not even have to clean them with a tissue afterwards. The cream cheese filling is of a perfect amount, and the raisins that dot the bread provide a nice complement.

These buns sell like hot cakes though! If you want to get them, I recommend going earlier to avoid disappointment. I have seen others buy 5 buns at one go, so do not be surprised! Even if you are not a bread type of person, this is highly worth a try. Thumbs up :)

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2
Best Part:
Cream Cheese Bread
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My favourite potato cheese bun!
(Updated: December 03, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Overall Score 
 
5.0
There are just so many buns that I love in Barcook! My mum was the one who started buying buns from Barcook because it was near to her work place and if she arrives early for work, she would head down to Barcook to buy the freshly made buns!

We would usually have them for breakfast. The first bun from Barcook that I tried was the raisin and cheese bun, it was really creamy and thick. However, when I tried my first potato cheese bun, it really tasted like heaven! The potato is very fragrant and mixed with the cheddar cheese, it was a perfect combination! Another of my favourite is the cha siew bun too!

Every now and then, I would beg my mother to head to her office early so that she can buy the buns from Barcook before all gets sold out.

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Potato Cheese Bun
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To-die-for raisin cream cheese buns.
Overall Score 
 
5.0

The cream cheese buns from Barcook are so good that I ate 3 at once before. That might have been because I was hungry, but mostly it was due to the sheer enjoyment I derived from eating it.

The bun is amazingly fluffy and soft, while they were generous with the cream cheese.The plump raisins scattered throughout the bun also go beautifully with the sweet and creamy filling. One bun is simply not enough!

According to my friends, other buns offered at the bakery are equally good. Move aside Breadtalk, Barcook wins this round!
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My favourite bakery
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
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3.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
When I was working in Raffles Place, I used to frequent this bakery at OUB Plaza. I used to have to wait for specific timings for certain buns. One bun not to be missed is the Potato Nachos Bun. The bun has the same soft texture as the Raisin Cream bun, but the top is glazed with egg white and of course the inside is filled with the heavenly goodness of cheese and mashed potatoes. It's so good when eaten hot!! The signature bun, Raisin Cream is always available at the counter. It's not only good when it's hot, but it's also good when chilled! The cream cheese doesn't harden when it's chilled and it tastes very much like cheesecake! Try this bakery if you haven't!

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Made in Heaven
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
I frequent this bakery pretty often, and i will keep going back there as long as they serve their Raisin Cream Cheese bun. This native bakery perfected the art of baking and it has a wide range of delectables to offer. My all-time favourite is the afore mentioned Raisin Cream Cheese but coming in at a close second is also the Mixberry Cheese! Their cakes are fantastic as well, and the Passion Mango is ranked first on my list!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
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Rich, creamy creations!
Overall Score 
 
4.0
bound to tantalise your tastebuds. initially when the hype was all about Barcook's cream cheese buns, i couldn't understand why. Really. i was thinking "Another hype? It'll just die down, we are overrating again." -rolls eyes-

Then after my mum got me some and when i bit into it, I finally understood. I was glad my virgin taste at a cream cheese bun was so good and memorable. The cream cheese filling was so much that it made the price reasonable for the bun. now i know why the queue's always so long. Being my first time having a cream cheese bun, I initially thought that the buns from other establishments wouldn't be that far off from Barcook's so i went ahead and got one from Breadtalk, expecting the same oozing creamy cheese flowing out. But boy, was i disappointed. No ooze, just air. Then did i realised how big the difference in quality from the two bread joints.
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My children loved cheese
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
My two boys loved cheese and it was not difficult to get them to love the cheese buns from Barcook Bakery. Before being introduced to Barcook Bakery, they only knew Breadtalk and Four Seasons.

They were often reluctant to try other breads because their grandparents had bought breads from some pa and mum confectionery and those really turned them off until they dared not breads from "unknown" shops. Sometimes, the older folks felt that breads costing more than one dollar per piece were not worth buying and they rather buy the cheaper version.

Anyway, back to Barcook, my sons absolutely loved the bread and the first time, I only bought two pieces, one for each and it was not enough to go around. Now, whenever I buy from this shop, it would be at least six pieces.
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A delightful experience!
Overall Score 
 
4.0
One day my mum told me she bought bread for breakfast the next day, and I thought nothing much of it other than the fact that it was probably one of those bakeries under HDB blocks so I was looking forward to my usual sausage bun. To my horror, all I saw the next morning was a whole bunch of individually wrapped white bread which looked so plain I wanted to cry (ok that might be a slight exaggeration).

Choosing the white buns over hunger, I gave Barcook's cream cheese with raisin bun my first bite and my day was made. I now look forward to this lovely bread every time my mother buys them home and for good reason. Never have I tastes bread so moist and soft before. The cream cheese doesn't over-power the bread. Instead, it felt like it was there to give you added moisture, playing with your palate to remind you of it's existence.

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One of my favourite
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Barcook Bakery is one of my favourite bakeries as their breads taste extremely fresh - some outlets have a bakery right behind them! Their bread dough is extremely soft and feels light and fluffy when you bite into it.

Barcook bakery has 8 outlets in Singapore and one in Malaysia. I have visited the outlets at Nex (which is walking distance from my house, hooray!) , Tampines 1 and OG Albert Complex. The quality of bread in all 3 outlets are pretty comparable and they all have equally long queues. Especially when they first open, the queues can go up to 15 minutes just for bread!

My favourite flavours are ham mushroom and cheese as well as the classic sausage bun! The former is an extremely unique flavour to barcook and the blend of ingredients go perfectly well together - the cheese melts in your mouth and gives you the tangy-cheese-feel when you pull your teeth away from it. The breads are also rather affordable - average $1.50 per piece. Overall, would highly recommend Singaporeans to try Barcook bread!
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