Freshly Baked $2 Croissant & $2.80 Kouign Amann Found At Hawker Stall In Bukit Timah
Juz Bake, a no-frills hawker stall on the second floor of Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, is often abuzz with activity in the wee hours of the morning. Soft-spoken owner and baker Johan Tan, 30, begins his day at 1am, where he can be seen scuttling about the stall’s tight quarters. At first glance, his display cases exhibit goods typical of a heartland bakery’s shelves: soft cheese buns, curry buns, marble cake. But look again and you’ll notice some atas French viennoiserie, like kouign amann (pronounced kween-ah-mon) and croissants, sold here at roughly half the price of those you get at more upmarket bakeries and cafes (for instance, Tiong Bahru Bakery’s croissant and KA cost $4 and $5.50 respectively). The stall opens at 6am and closes by 3pm, sometimes earlier if biz is good.
“It’s not every day people can enjoy these bakes at wallet-friendly price points,” Johan tells 8days.sg.
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