I have to confess that I am totally not someone with a sweet tooth. Walking past attractively colored macaroons, luscious fresh looking cakes and globs of glistening ice-cream, does not nothing to tempt me to try it (you can trust me with your stash of sweets!).
So it was with initial hesitancy when I eyed the dessert-sounding items on Tuk Tuk Cha’s menu. Thank goodness I was wrong!
The first item we went for was the Golden Toast with Condensed Milk & Milo (sounds very OTT doesn’t it?). It turned out to be more savory than sweet! The mix of the freshly air-fried bread (served warm) with the condensed milk was a very good match, and personally, I was very surprised to enjoy the mix and match of flavors.
Next up, Tom Yam Toast with Chicken Floss & Egg. The tom yam part doesn’t really come through. It more like hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp sambal) wrapped in a toast. Perhaps something to pick up on the way to class / appointments if you are in a rush and need something light but warm & savory to fill you. Would go nicely with a a hot tea/coffee.
Of course we had to try the Thai Milk tea. I choose the Thai Green Milk Tea and my friend got the Home Made Lemongrass with Lemon Pearl (to heal her cough from the terrible haze we are having now!). We were amused at how the mango pearls burst into mango flavored juices our months (not like the chewy taiwanese pearl tea ones). Reminds of Ferran Adria’s famous molecular gastronomy technique. The green milk tea was not overly strong, with a faint “bundung” aftertaste, and the green tea flavor come through. Nice for a hot day.
Finally, we tried the Coconut Shibuya Toast. Very Pretty. I liked the fresh and crunchy coconut flesh with the cold ice cream. The toast, I think, was way too much for us to finish after attempting the earlier items.. It is a very huge chunk of toast, good for group sharing.
Overall I’m glad I had to a chance to try Tuk Tuk Cha. It certainly changed my view of “sweet treats”. My recommendation is to either stick to 1 or 2 items if you are sharing with 1 or 2 ladies, or bring an army of friends or young people if you are tempted to order more!
(this was part of an invite)
Tuk Tuk Cha
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 3