Most Saturday mornings you'll find me queuing up here for my weekly carb fix. Great selection of buns and bread, and it's always fresh as they bake in small batches and turnover is high. My personal favourites are the curry bun, red bean anpan, otar bun and banana cake.
I get it know. Mostly long Q is not because its good or delicious. It's just dirt cheap. Where can you find 80 cts bun nowadays ? Bun is not as soft or warm as some would have reviewed. Rather bland. Tasteless. Tried butter bun, curry bun and luncheon meat bun Fillings were rather little . Can't complain since its 80 cents All 3 buns were sub standard. Curry potatoes were hard. Prefer softer. DJ Bakery serves much better curry buns. Softer. Nicer taste. Even if its $1.20
The simple things in life are often the best. When it comes to soft buns, we Singaporeans have been spoilt for choice since Breadtalk started the trend of the fancy soft buns years ago. Before that, we were all quite happy with our curry buns, hot dog buns, coconut buns and luncheon meat buns. Since then, we now have buns with seaweed, pork floss, walnuts and all sorts of exotic ingredients, a lot of which you will never come across in your friendly neighbourhood Aunty Lucy supermarket (NTUC).
However, I often buy these fancy buns only to find that they look better than they actually taste. There is no secret to a satisfying soft bun experience. The buns have to be warm, velvety soft and sweet. When that is the case, a simple slice of luncheon meat is all you need to put you into bread heaven. OK, maybe that was a little too simple. You also need a cup of hot teh si or kopi si depending on your preference.
There is no fancy stuff here at this traditional bakery which has been around for the past 30 years. You will still find your classic curry buns, red bean buns and sausage buns, not to mention custard puffs. Of special mention are the curry buns, which were generously packed with potato curry. They are all satisfyingly good and the continuous queue of people ensures that the buns are always fresh out of the oven. The ham and cheese is another hot favourite here, but for me I can just buy a couple of luncheon meat buns and be really happy. Best of all, they are all less than a dollar each.
Well, it goes to show that at the end of the day, you don't really need some fancy name and ingredients to have a great bun experience. Give me a luncheon meat bun any day but make sure it’s fresh out of the oven!
Serangoon Gardens Bakery and Confectionery is located in the Serangoon Gardens Market and Food Centre (store 45). Check out the photos: http://mrupupup.blogspot.sg/2012/07/serangoon-gardens-bakery-and.html
The bakery is the only shop selling bread and you can see the long line of customers. It is interesting that the bakery sells very traditional bread, unlike the modern breads found in shopping centres. Traditional breads like luncheon meat bread, ham and cheese, sambal bread, kaya bread, yam paste and many kinds. All the breads costs less than $1, pretty cheap. The bread are nice and warm which is important. Mrupupup bought the tuna bread and luncheon meat bread. All is nice for the breads!