The famous home-made pies from April’s Bakery have finally arrived in Singapore!
Its first international branch is located beneath Tampines MRT station along the row of shops, just opposite Tampines mall. Having over 60 outlets in Thailand, you can be sure that this place is worth your journey to the east.
The name and concept of this bakery were very much based on its founder, April-born Nathanaporn Euawanthanakhun, aka April. Since she’s an Aries, golden rams are seen present on the pastry boxes and in the store interior as well.
Baked on a daily basis to ensure tip top freshness in every bite, the pleasant aroma and flaky exterior of these legendary baked pies reminded me of Cantonese pastries laopo ping (wife cake).
The pies came in various contemporary and old school flavours, which will cater to every taste buds and please both young and old.
You’ll be pleased to know that one flaky pie at April’s Bakery costs only $2 each and it’s pretty decent for its size.
The best seller, Thai Tea Pie was easily my favourite because I am a huge fan of Thai Milk Tea, which is known as Cha Yen. From its vibrant tea colour, you can tell that the bakery did not skimp on its ingredients. True to its name, the aroma of Thai Tea was quite strong.
It was filled with creamy custard that struck the right balance of sweetness. As this flavour is really popular amongst the bakery’s customers, make sure to head down early before the flavours get sold out.
Another contemporary flavoured pie would be the Green Tea Pie, which was filled with a custard base as well.
The eggy taste from the custard slightly overpowered the distinctive taste of the green tea, hence it felt like a solidified green tea liu sha bao (Chinese salted egg molten bun).
The Custard Pie (bottom) tasted a lot like milky, sweet mochi with a flaky crust, and tasted fairly normal.
For those with a traditional palate, the Taro Pie would be a good choice. Smooth and rich, this pie feels like you’re enjoying the classic Teochew yam dessert, orh-nee.
The Coconut Pie was filled with shredded coconut, held together with a moist and translucent sweet paste, resulting in a crunch in every bite.
Last but not least, the Red Bean Pie filled with a ginkgo nut felt a lot like enjoying a bowl of fragrant and sweet red bean paste dessert.
Overall, I really enjoyed April’s Bakery’s concept of marrying modern flavours and traditional pastries, a great initiative for the young and old to enjoy the pies together. Going at a very affordable price of $2 per pie, these yummies are great for any kinds of family gatherings or a simple snack.
Expected damage: $2 – $6