First dibs: 51 Tras — 3-in-1 Korean-inspired cafe with laksa quiches and mochi blondies

Tras Street welcomes yet another cafe to its midst with the opening of 51 Tras, a new concept housing dishes from Tigerlily Patisserie, SG Chee Cheong Fun by Ben Yeo and Francis Wong.

51 tras - storefront

I initially struggled to locate 51 Tras due to its rather nondescript storefront, but was impressed by the grunge-y aesthetic of its interior. On a Friday afternoon, the space was almost fully packed, with comfortable seats and beautiful decorations.

51 tras - laksa quiche

Fans of Tigerlily Patisserie can look forward to trying out their pastries at 51 Tras, like the Laksa Quiche (S$8), a buttery pastry filled with coconut laksa custard, small pieces of prawns and fish cake. The Laksa Quiche tasted identical to a classic bowl of laksa, with a strong coconut milk fragrance and many bits of prawn and fish cake, which added texture to the quiche.

For the price, however, I think I’d rather get an actual bowl of laksa from a hawker centre, given how the taste was practically the same.

51 tras - muachee mochi blondie

Another one of Tigerlily Patisserie’s pastries is the Muachee Mochi Blondie (S$8), a blondie containing a layer of mochi in the centre and topped with peanut crunch. This was easily my favourite dessert of the three dishes I tried at 51 Tras, as it was soft, crumbly and aromatic, with a nice chewy texture from the mochi filling.

51 tras - francis wong

51 Tras has cakes by Francis Wong, including Moon Walker (S$9), a spherical cake containing black sesame mousse, salted caramel and green tea crunch. I loved the nuttiness of the black sesame and the smooth texture of the cake, though I do find the price quite steep for its small size.

Other desserts by Francis Wong are Ring of Fire (S$16.50), made with mandarin orange sorbet, pistachio gelato and raspberry coulis, Blood Moon (S$16.50), made with blood orange espuma, orange compote, milk chocolate hazelnut gelato and space rocks, and Pacific Rim (S$9), containing mandarin yuzu mousse, milk chocolate curd and crunchy coconut.

If you seek something a little more savoury, go for the Aburi Chee Cheong Fun (S$14.50) from SG Chee Cheong Fun by Ben Yeo, which comes with an onsen egg, specialty sauces and shallots.

Quench your thirst with a drink like Honey Orange Chocolate (S$7), Mocha (S$7), Orange Espresso Soda (S$7) or Einspanner White (S$9).

51 tras - interior

Though I personally found the dishes to be on the pricier end, I found them to be innovative and creative, and enjoyed dining within the Instagrammable space.

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51 Tras

51 Tras Street, Singapore 078990

Our Rating 4/5

51 Tras

51 Tras Street, Singapore 078990

Telephone: +65 8660 3551
Operating Hours: 11am - 7pm (Wed to Sun), Closed on Mon & Tue
Telephone: +65 8660 3551

Operating Hours: 11am - 7pm (Wed to Sun), Closed on Mon & Tue