Tuk Tuk Cha is one of the most popular Thai Milk Tea kiosk in Singapore, with 10 outlets opened at various shopping malls.
The good news for our Muslim friends is, all 10 branches have obtained halal certification.
You can currently find them at Bugis Junction, 313@Somerset, Junction 8, Harbourfront Centre, Hillion Mall, Nex, Waterway Point, Tampines 1, Jurong Point and Bedok Point.
The Thai Iced Milk Tea wave started in Singapore about 3-4 years back, and the brand opened in good timing.
It has quite a comprehensive menu from mains (noodles) to desserts (Shibuya Toast) to drinks (Thai Milk Tea).
The formula worked. Right place, right time.
Most of the shops are categorised by the iconic Thai-transport tuk tuk parked in house, sometimes modified into a long communal table for dine-in.
Tuk Tuk Cha’s signature drink was the Thai Milk Tea (Cha-Yen) that came in both hot ($1.80) and cold ($3.20 for regular, $3.70 for large).
Toppings such as pearl, coconut jelly, caramel jelly and mango pearls were available at an additional $0.50. I tried both with and without toppings and preferred the latter for a more unadulterated taste.
The Thai Milk Tea had a distinct tea scent and not overly sweet.
Another signature drink was the Thai Green Milk Tea ($3.20 for regular, $3.70 for a large cup). I actually preferred this to the Thai Milk Tea as it was richer, smoother and sweeter.
Another popular choice is the Hojicha ($4.80).
The owners imported the ingredients from Japan, with strong tea savour, and less milkiness than what some commercial coffee chains offer.
In terms of mains, offerings include Tom Yum Noodles, Beef Boat Noodles, Thai Green Curry, Chicken Boat Noodles, Chicken Porridge, Tom Yum Chicken Ricebowl, and Garlic Chicken Ricebowl.
Mango Sticky Rice ($6.80), Golden Toast ($4.80 – $6.00) and Shibuya Toast ($6.80, $11.80) are available for those craving for sweet treats.
Their homemade pandan kaya dip was worth a mention, with coconut taste that reminded us of the old-school traditional morning breakfast at our coffee-shops.
Tuk Tuk Cha
Bugis Junction, 80 Middle Road #M01-K1, Singapore 188966
313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #B3-54, Singapore 238895
Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place #02-20A/21, Singapore 579837
Harbourfront Centre, 1 Maritime Square #02-01/02, Singapore 099253
Hillion Mall, 17 Petir Road #01-03/04, Singapore 678278
Nex, 23 Serangoon Central #02-12, Singapore 556083
Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central #B1-K8, Singapore 828761
Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1 #B1-K2, Singapore 529536
Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #02-K9/K10, Singapore 648886
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Tuk Tuk Cha Bistro
Bedok Point 799 New Upper Changi Road #02-32/34, Singapore 467351
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.