The flavours feature a mix of Johnathan’s two passions: desserts and modern Singaporean cuisine. The unusual Rojak bun is a variation of his rojak cream puff, which he serves at his private dining sessions. Instead of simply adding rojak into the bun, it is filled with pastry cream mixed with fermented shrimp paste, century egg bits, and topped with roasted peanuts.
“When I suggested doing a Rojak bun, Wee Man was very skeptical. He was like ‘Are you trying to ruin my business?’,” laughs Johnathan.
“He was very biased against it, but I really wanted to fight for it.”
And he’s glad he did. Response to the flavours was “very good” during the charity event, so they decided to offer them at The Bun Club. “A lot of people bought the Rojak bun ‘cos they were curious,” shares Wee Man.
The buns will be prepared by The Bun Club team and Johnathan will help out when his schedule permits.
“I am still studying so I don’t have the capacity to do it daily,” he reasons. While Johnathan plans to become a dentist full-time, he also hopes to open an ice cream shop after he graduates.
“It’s 2022, you get to pursue different passions you have and I am very grateful for the opportunity. It hasn’t been done before, at least not to my knowledge, but my eventual goal is to start a business integrating the two fields together,” he says. Possibly an ice cream parlour within a dentist’s clinic? Now that would certainly be a first.
The buns are available at $6.50 each or as a set of three ($19) or six ($36). You can also build your own box by mixing them with The Bun Club’s existing seven flavours such as Thai Milk Tea, Pandan Kaya, and Biscoff, which are priced at $4.50 each.