Tuk Tuk Cha – Matcha, Red Velvet Waffles with Thai Milk Tea at Jurong Point
When I first wrote about Thai Iced Milk Tea more than a year ago, I have the inkling that the drink will become BIG in Singapore.
Singaporeans are fans of Thai cuisine (and beverages), and taking away big cups of drinks after lunch has become a habitual thing for many.
I think the team has also managed to modify the taste of their Cha-Yen to something that the masses would generally enjoy – subtle bitterness, not overly sweet.
If you have Thai Milk Tea in Bangkok, you would have realised it is usually a whole lot sweeter.
Also, they keep on expanding their menu, which now includes Golden Toast with Pandan Kaya ($4.20), Tom Yam Toast ($4), Panna Cotta ($4.80), Shibuya Toast ($11.50) and Golden Toast ($4.20).
After branches Suntec City, Sun Plaza, Raffles City, Tampines 1, Junction 8, all in less a year in operation, Jurong Point is the newest outlet set to corner the West maret.
Their signature Thai Milk Tea comes in both hot ($1.80) and cold ($3.00) versions. An up-sized cold drink is an additional $0.50. (A Thai lady stands behind the cashier, and that makes us feel it is more authentic. Yeah, we are superficial.)
Toppings such as pearl, coconut jelly, caramel jelly and mango pearls were available at an additional $0.50. We tried both with and without toppings and preferred the latter for a more unadulterated taste.
Latest to the menu are Waffles ($9.80), available at the Jurong Point, Sun plaza, Suntec and Junction 8 outlets.
Choose 2 waffles from a selection of original, chocolate, matcha and red velvet; and one scoop of ice cream (vanilla, choc, mango, coconut, Thai Milk Tea, Thai Green Milk Tea).
While I liked the Thai Milk Tea ice cream which was both creamy and had a lingering Thai Milk Tea taste, let’s just say their waffles are not the best around.
Had both the match and red velvet base (which actually didn’t make a whole lot of difference other than colours), the outer layer could have been a lot of crisp, with fluffier texture.
What’s for sure, we will see more of Tuk Tuk Cha around.
Tuk Tuk Cha
Jurong Point #02-K9/K10, 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886 (Coming out from Hong Kong Street, turn left. They are next to the Chinese dessert place Ji De Chi.)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Suntec City Tower 3 #02-605A
Sun Plaza #01-15
Raffles City #B1-68
Tampines 1 #B1-K2
Junction 8 #02-20A/21