If you are near Sembawang and love your Hong Kong Egg Tarts and other cha chaan teng food items, Joy Luck Teahouse has opened its sixth outlet at Sun Plaza.

In conjunction with the new outlet, the teahouse has launched a new item of Crispy Condensed Milk Bun 奶油豬.

Joy Luck Teahouse currently has outlets at ION Orchard, Bugis Junction, Causeway Point, Parkway Parade (Food Republic) and Chinatown.

Undecided at what to get? Here are 10 unique items from Joy Luck Teahouse:

Crispy Condensed Milk Bun 奶油豬 ($2.80)
This is one of the most popular food found at Hong Kong cha chaan teng. The crispy bun is named 奶油豬 or 猪仔包 aka“Piggy Bun” due to its shape (doesn’t contain any pork.)

This uses a crusty type of French-style baguette, halved, and toasted until the outside achieves a certain crispiness.

The toasted bun is then buttered and drizzled with condensed milk, which makes it a simple, sweet treat to have. Good to pair with Hong Kong Milk Tea.

Chee Cheong Fun with Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam ($4.80)
In terms of quality assurance and authenticity, the Chee Cheong Fun or jyu cheung fan are developed together with the same supplier which supplies to the Top 10 Chee Cheong Fun stores in Hong Kong.

For the Original HK Cheong Fun ($3.80), the smooth rice noodles sheets is served the traditional street-snack style – rolled up without fillings, and drizzled with signature soya sauce, sesame peanut sauce, and sweet sauce.

However, you can also choose to ‘upgrade’ with the addition of hae bee hiam (spicy shrimp paste) – specially developed by local actor Ah Ge Li Nanxing.

The hae bee hiam also includes dried scallops, with recipe originated from his Peranakan granny. This adds a mildly spicy twist and nostalgic taste.

22 Carat French Gold Flakes Egg Tarts ($6 for one, $22.80 for box of 4)
The Egg Tarts from Joy Luck Teahouse are from Hoover Cake Shop 豪華餅店 in Hong Kong with two choices – one with a multi-layered puff pastry crust, the other “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.

For an added touch of luxury, the egg tarts are also available flecked with 22-carat edible French gold flakes, which lends a touch of sophistication.

This started as a CNY special to symbolise abundance and prosperity for gifting, but is now on the main menu due to popular demand and available throughout the year.

Collagen Egg Tart ($2.80)
Need beauty with sweetness? The newly launched Collagen Egg Tart with beautifying properties includes premium fish collagen imported from Korea. (Though you probably need to tell your friends these are “Collagen Egg Tarts” as they look the same as the usual ones.)

Joy Luck Teahouse also offers Hong Kong Milk Tea with Collagen, and Almond Milk Tea with Collagen.

Pineapple Buns from Kam Kee ($2.20 for Original, $2.70 for Kaya, $3 for Butter or Luncheon Meat)
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).

This golden-yellow crusted bun follows Kam Kee’s 金記冰室 decades-old recipe, made using premium blend of flour for that sweet and crumbly finish.

Get them stuffed with premium butter, luncheon meat (my favourite); as well as the Singapore-exclusive kaya or Milo.

Milo Pineapple Bun ($2.70)
The Milo Pineapple Bun 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.

HK Curry Fish Ball from Tak Hing ($4.80)
The Fish Balls recipe are from Hong Kong Fishball brand Tak Hing Fishball Company 德興魚蛋公司.

The fish paste is freshly-made by a local supplier using yellowtail fish, and they use 50% more fish than the regular fish balls in the market for more softness and bounce.

Hong Kong Milk Tea from Kam Kee ($3.50 for Hot, $3.80 for Cold)
The Hong Kong-style Milk Tea is made from a blend of 3 different black superior quality teas from Sri Lanka.

What I enjoyed were two aspects – the velvety-milkiness due to addition of classic European premium evaporated full cream milk; and while it had that slight bitter-lingering of HK Milk Tea, it wasn’t too strong.

Almond Tea with Collagen ($4.80 for Hot)
While the drink is called ‘tea’, it should be more correctly referred to as “Almond Milk” with that distinct nutty and mildly sweet taste.

With collagen added, this also has beautifying properties.

If you are in need for other thirst-quenchers, other Hong Kong style drinks available include Yin Yang ($3.50 for hot, $3.80 for cold), Kamquat Honey Drink ($3.50 for hot, $3.80 for cold), Ginger Milk Tea ($4.30 for hot), and 8 Treasures Tea ($3.80).

Milo Yin Yang ($4.30 for hot, $4.60 for cold, $4.90 for bottled)
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.

Taste the rich chocolatiness and slight bitterness of the tea, along with fragrance of coffee.

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

Joy Luck Teahouse Now on Grab
Joy Luck Teahouse is now available for islandwide delivery via Grab, with the offerings being delivered from its Chinatown outlet at 274 South Bridge Road.

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

Joy Luck Teahouse – Plaza Singapura
#B2-26 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 10am – 8:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 10am – 9pm (Fri – Sat, PH)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Junction 8
#B1-03/03A Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place Singapore 579837
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – ION Orchard
#B4-61 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Bugis Junction
#B1-K25 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

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

Joy Luck Teahouse – Chinatown
274 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058823
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)

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


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