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Snacks & Confectionery X xinty July 04, 2012 477
A Taste Of Tradition
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
1.5
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Since 1948, crowds have been flocking to Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionery for only one thing, the traditional Teochew Chinese biscuit known as Tau Sar Piah, or Bean Paste Biscuit. Handmade daily from scratch, and only available in 2 flavours, salty or sweet, Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionery has become so famous that their location along Balestier Road has become synonymous with excellent Tau Sar Piah.

Stepping into Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionery is almost like a trip back in time, as the coffeeshop looks almost like it did back in the 80s. Modern ovens aside, the Tau Sar Piah / Bean Paste Biscuit are constantly hand made throughout the day, and part of the appeal is watching them make it as you queue. And yes, the average queue time is about 20 - 40 minutes.

Don't expect a high level of service, as orders are placed at the counter, and the staff pack it for you. There is a trademark grumpy auntie who is constantly grumpy... Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionery just wouldn't be the same without her!

While Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionery does sell other confectionery, the star is still their Tau Sar Piah. Prices have remained fairly cheap throughout the years, with each Tau Sar Piah / Bean Paste Biscuit costing a mere SGD $0.60. Loong Fatt Eating House & Confectionery opening hours are from 8am till 4.30pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.

A good quality butter used in making the crust results in it being slightly oily, but crisp and savoury without being too flaky. The sweet or salty bean paste filling is thick, generous, and non-crumbly. Best eaten when hot, but even after a few days of refrigeration, they still taste good, even if eaten cold or reheated, a sure sign of quality.

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Average Spent Per Person:
7
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
Making Tau Sar Piah
Tau Sar Piah Trays
Tau Sar Piah Salty And Sweet
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