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Hougang Bakery With Ex-Shangri-La "Chief Baker" Attracts French Expats With Superb Croissants

Some netizens rave that they’re even better than Tiong Bahru Bakery’s. Really?

Hougang Bakery With Ex-Shangri-La "Chief Baker" Attracts French Expats With Superb Croissants

We recently stumbled upon a netizen’s Facebook post (see photo below) boldly claiming that the croissants from a humble bakery in Hougang were “better than Tiong Bahru Bakery's”, with a couple of comments on the thread concurring and more raving about the buttery treats. Now, we don’t usually check out every random claim on the internet, but this one was particularly intriguing as the hip TBB is one of the most popular bakery chains in Singapore that’s famous for its croissants.

Our curiosity piqued, we head down to Upper Serangoon Road near Hougang MRT station one weekday afternoon, wandering through the ground floor retail area of a quiet condo called the Midtown. There, amidst a bunch of hair salons, Butter Bread bakery stands out with its cheery display of golden pastries and breads. During our visit, a constant stream of folks from the condo and surrounding neighbourhood stroll in to browse its offerings.

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