Hooray for friends in the North. Joy Luck Teahouse 歡樂冰室 popular for its Hong Kong style Egg Tarts has opened its 3rd outlet at Woodlands Causeway Point, 4th at Parkway Parade (Food Republic), and 5th at Chinatown.

The first two Singapore outlets at ION Orchard and Bugis Junction have been attracting long lines for items such as Egg Tarts from Hoover Bakery, Pineapple Buns and Hong Kong Milk Tea from Kam Kee Cafe, Curry Fish Balls from Tak Hing, Chee Cheong Fun and more.

The Causeway Point kiosk is located at quite an convenient venue – get through the main entrance, take the escalator down to B1 and voilà.

If you love the taste of malty Milo – the taste of childhood around the world, you would enjoy the new offerings.

The new outlet is offering two products made with a favourite beverage of Singaporeans: Milo Pineapple Bun and Milo Yin Yang. Here’s more:

Milo Pineapple Bun ($2.50)
The Pineapple Bun aka Bo Lo Bao itself is made from a recipe from Kam Kee Café – started more than 50 years ago in Hong Kong.

Kam Kee started originally as a dai pai dong at Shau Kei Wan which grew to a famous cha chaan teng at Sheung Wan (Sai Ying Pung).

Made with a blend of premium flour, the buns are baked fresh within the store itself, and comes with sweet, crumbly golden crust.

While the Pineapple Bun in Singapore is available in original, butter, luncheon meat and kaya versions, there is newly launched Milo Pineapple Bun.

This version is said to be inspired by the nostalgic childhood treat of spreading Milo powder on bread aka “Milo Sandwich”.

However, the fillings here do not just include Milo powder, and some sugar as well. Some of you may be wondering about condensed milk which is not added as there is already sweetness in the bun and powder.

The Milo powder adds an interesting chocolate-malty flavour within, though I would recommend eating this fresh after buying from store as the powder may clump up in the humidity.

Milo Yin Yang ($4.30 for hot, $4.60 for cold, $4.90 for bottled)
So why didn’t anyone create this earlier? A unique drink offered by Joy Luck Teahouse, this beverage is made using a golden-combination of quality coffee, premium HK milk tea and Milo chocolate malt.

I ordered it with 0% sugar and loved it.

One sip and you can taste the rich chocolatiness and slight bitterness of the tea, along with fragrance of coffee.

However, some of you who find this on the siap (lingering bitterness) can opt for some sweetness.

The energy-boosting drink is available in hot, ice, or bottled version which is convenient for takeaways.

Egg Tarts from Hoover – Pastry Skin or Cookie Skin ($2.30)
Over 100,000 egg tarts have been sold since Joy Luck Teahouse opened its first store at ION Orchard in September.

The two types of Hoover Cake Shop 豪華餅店 Egg Tarts come with a multi-layered puff pastry crust; OR “cookie” base akin to sweet shortbread crust.

The crust base is made from carefully chosen Australian ingredients, a special blend of fine butter, and the best premium flour.

The Pastry Skin appears to be the more popular version in Singapore.

As for the smooth and creamy custard fillings, while they could be slightly thicker for more satisfaction, they are thankfully not too sweet so you can always pop in more than one piece.

Hong Kong-style Chee Cheong Fun ($3.80)
The Chee Cheong Fun or jyu cheung fan is served the traditional street-snack style – rolled up without fillings, and drizzled with signature soya sauce, sesame peanut sauce, and sweet sauce.

A dollop of chilli sauce is provided at the side.

In terms of quality assurance and authenticity, the smooth rice noodles sheets are developed together with the same supplier which supplies to the Top 10 Chee Cheong Fun stores in Hong Kong.

Joy Luck Teahouse – Causeway Point
#B1-K01 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Bugis Junction
#B1-K25 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – ION Orchard
#B4-61 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Chinatown
274 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058823
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Parkway Parade
Food Republic @ Parkway Parade, #B1-85 to 87 and #B1-112 to 146, 80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Sun Plaza
30 Sembawang Drive, Sun Plaza #01-13, Singapore 757713
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Joy Luck Teahouse.


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