Singapore – No doubt Thai Milk Tea is riding on the never-dying trend here in Singapore. Located right in the heart at Suntec City, we are introducing Tuk Tuk Cha in today’s feature!
Walking distance from Promenade MRT station, you would probably notice the strong aroma of the golden toasts and perhaps lemongrass scent before you even see Tuk Tuk Cha. A month into operations, the lady boss revealed that business has been picking up with constant flow of customers with the peak hours from lunch to tea time to dinner hours on weekdays.
On our visit on that day, one of their regular customers ordered 12 cups of Hojicha at one go! If you are not aware, Tuk Tuk Cha is opened by the same bosses of the infamous $1 Thai Boat Noodle at Bedok Point. The idea of coming up with a Thai Tea Cafe was suggested by customers at their Boat Noodle store, which also sells the same type of Thai Milk Tea. Without much hesitation, Aum decided to “try-it-out” and here’s how Tuk Tuk Cha came about!
Shibuya Toast – SGD 10.80
August serves as the month for the official release of Tuk Tuk Cha’s very own Shibuya Toast in 4 yummy flavors! All ice cream used are specially imported from Thailand and Tuk Tuk Cha places strong emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients, including fresh fruits and the toasts which are supplied daily. Using the same toast as their signature Golden Toast, enjoy the taste of ‘heaven’ when the ice cream and chocolate sauce sink into the toast that is crispy outside and fluffy inside at the same time. Yum yum! Tuk Tuk Cha’s version of Shibuya isn’t as sweet as the usual ones outside!
Tips: TRY-IT-ALL. Since it’s a newly launched menu item, there isn’t a definite answer on the most popular flavor. You will definitely try it for yourself! Good to share with two, probably too much for single pax.
– Aloha Coconut (coconut ice cream topped with pulp from fresh young coconut)
– Tuk Tuk Matcha (matcha ice cream topped with azuki beans)
– Mango Tango (mango ice cream topped with fresh mango cubes)
– Chocolate Goodies (chocolate ice cream topped with fresh strawberries)
Golden Toast – SGD 3.80
Using the same bread as their newly launched Shibuya Toast, the Golden toast comes with 8 pieces of bread in cubes. Featuring the top 3 dips favorited by many – (Left to Right) Taro, Thai Tea and Pandan. Again on their persistent emphasis on freshness, the dips are homemade daily! Also, rest assure that the dips (or kaya) isn’t overly sweetened! Now to the most sinful toast ever topped with Milo and Condensed milk – Old school yet an old classic! If you like it basic, if you like it sinful – order this one then!
Tips: Top up a dollar for an additional dip! Some said the toast cubes are too big, some said it’s just nice for a mouthful. It’s definitely up to you to find out for yourself!
Our favorites are the Thai Tea dip and the awfully sinful Milo x Condensed Milk combination!
Tom Yam Toast – SGD 2.50
The fiery Tom Yam toast will set you on fire (literally!). Have yours with Chicken floss or Egg, or both! It’s definitely something new for your tastebuds apart from the usual dishes like Tom Yam soup and so on!
Tips: request for less spicy if you’re not a Spicy Foodie!
The Signature Beverages – fr. SGD1.50 – 4.80
Both the original thai milk tea can probably never leave the sides of the thai green milk tea! The tea leaves are specially imported from Thailand and drinks are made daily and sometimes twice a day. The well-received Hojicha and Matcha are imported from Japan as well! To burst your bubble, these two beverages are the lady boss’ personal favorite – that’s how it managed to go up on the menu!
Tips: Upsize to the Large cup for just $0.40! That’s a rather reasonable top-up with the size in consideration! Check out the menu below for the full range of items and prices!
We would like to thank Dharshy and Aum for having us at Tuk Tuk Cha!
Article by Xuan Lin @ KAvenyou.com