Some people might say three is a crowd. Well, not for the newly opened 51 Tras at Tanjong Pagar. This newly opened cafe is actually home to three local F&B brands, all under the same roof. Serving up a plethora of incredible dishes like Aburi Chee Cheong Fun, Muah Chee Mochi Blondies, and other desserts to choose from, this is a unique spot definitely not to be missed!
51 Tras At Tanjong Pagar
Named after their location, the aesthetic 40- seater cafe gives off sleek and minimalist-industrial vibes, with an indoor tree, a skylight roof for natural lighting, and granite rocks that double up as tables and chairs. The interior is also decked in pebble-washed counters floors, with handcrafted hanging lights over the wooden tables,
The cafe is home to three different concepts, comprising Tigerlily Patisserie, Ben Yeo Chee Cheong Fun, and BBW by TieFunWan. The cafe’s menu mainly serves desserts and drinks, with the exception of several savoury dishes like the Aburi Chee Cheong Fun ($14.50), Laksa Quiche ($8), and Haebi Hiam Brioche Feuilllete ($8).
Ben Yeo Chee Cheong Fun: Aburi Chee Cheong Fun ($14.50)
Previously an online business, local celebrity host Ben Yeo first made his chee cheong fun available at Po within The Warehouse Hotel. The tasty dish is served with five different condiments – soy sauce, sesame sweet sauce, peanut sauce, shallot oil, and sambal chilli.
The Aburi Chee Cheong Fun served here is similar to that at Po’s, with a few variations. The texture of the chee cheong fun is soft and chewy, with the onsen egg elevating it with its creaminess. Flavourwise, there is a beautiful smokiness from the torched chee cheong fun, with a slight sweetness from the sweet sauce that pairs well together.
What stands out is the exceptional sambal, delivering strong notes of umami from the hae bi hiam, with a delightful kick of spice with each bite. Enjoy an incredible and addictive burst of flavours that will have you craving for more!
Tigerlily Patisserie: Muah Chee Mochi Blondie ($8)
A popular cafe at Joo Chiat, Tigerlily Patisserie is renowned for its amazing pastries and desserts. Exclusive to 51 Tras, Pastry Chef Maxine has specially crafted locally-inspired bakes and pastries like the Laksa Quiche, Haebi Hiam Brioche Feuillete, Gula Melaka Coconut Babka ($8), and Muah Chee Mochi Blondie.
This tasty delight is made up of a blondie, with a layer of mochi in the middle and topped with peanut crunch. The blondie is baked well, giving it a nice buttery and crusty layer on top.
As for the mochi filling, it adds a delightful chewiness which gives a good contrast of texture to the blondie. The peanut crunch and mochi make it taste similar to muah chee, with the flavour and texture of the blondie elevating it to another level. Definitely one of the must-try’s when you’re here!
BBW by TieFunWan: Pacific Rim ($9)
Gracing 51 Tras as well is another pastry chef, Francis Wong, who is the owner of the now closed Non Entree Desserts, Ministry of Desserts, and BBW by TieFunWan. Three desserts are offered on his menu – the Moon Walker ($9), which is made from black sesame, the Total Eclipse ($9), made from forest berries, and the Pacific Rim, which uses Mandarin yuzu.
Resembling a mandarin orange, the Pacific Rim is made up of a bright orange chocolate shell, with mandarin yuzu mousse, milk chocolate curd, and crunchy coconut. The combination of flavours is reminiscent of your pairing of chocolate and orange, with the mousse delivering an aftertaste of the yuzu. One improvement would be to have more yuzu in the mousse for a better balance of flavours. Overall, it is still a pretty tasty dessert that’s certainly worth a try.
Hurry Down To 51 Tras Today!
Be sure to go for 51 Tras’ Iced Einspanner White ($9), made with a blend of Brazilian and Ethiopian beans from Cumulo Coffee and topped with cool whipped cream that’s sprinkled with cocoa powder. Alternatively, for a non-caffeinated beverage, you can also opt for the Orange Cream Soda ($7). With a unique concept and amazing dishes under their belt, hurry down and try them for yourself today!
Address: 51 Tras St, Singapore 078990
Operating Hours: Wed to Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
Cover Photo: Singapore Foodie
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