Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號): Famous Taiwanese Café With Pillowy Charcoal-Grilled Toast At Paya Lebar Quarter Mall

The highly-anticipated opening of Paya Lebar Quarter Mall has introduced us to many new eateries to our already-burgeoning foodie paradise.

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Along with the slew of other Taiwanese brands such as Milksha and Xin Fu Tang to grace our shores is Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號), the famous Taiwanese breakfast café.

Given that Paya Lebar Quarter Mall was relatively new, I was pretty surprised that Fong Sheng Hao had already garnered a huge crowd on a weekday, which just goes to show, everyone loves a good breakfast sandwich.

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The manager of Fong Sheng Hao, Louis Tan, tells me that charcoal-grilled toast is a pretty common breakfast item in Taiwan. However, they changed the game by being the first to combine milk tea with charcoal-grilled toasties.

With so much hype and anticipation surrounding Fong Sheng Hao, I couldn’t wait to try their sandwiches.

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I began with the Pork & Egg Cheese (S$6.30), which happens to Fong Sheng Hao’s most popular sandwich. Right off the bat, you’ll notice how thick and fluffy the bread is.

Fong Sheng Hao’s milk bread is made with a particular kind of fat with low water content such that the bread springs back like expensive memory foam.

For their Pork & Egg Cheese, you have a thin piece of grilled pork loin in between silky layers of a cheesy cheddar omelette.

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This sandwich was pretty satisfying; the bread had a slightly charred surface but an airy, pillowy centre. The pork patty was a little skinny for my liking, but I overlooked it on account that it was pretty tender. The glaze on the pork patty also veered a little on the sweeter side.

A huge brownie point would have to go to those perfectly cooked eggs. Soft, velvety and oozing with just the right amount of cheese, the eggs made an excellent companion to the pork loin.

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For something a little less savoury and sweeter, the Peanut Butter Special (S$4.80) is a good bet. You get a thick slab of Fong Sheng Hao’s famous bread slathered with chunky peanut butter before being dusted with a glorious amount of crushed peanuts and peanut powder.

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The crushed peanuts provided was good texture with every mouthful, the peanut was smooth and not overly sweet. I had to say this was my favourite sandwich of the lot albeit a little messy.

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One sandwich you can’t miss has to be the Pork Floss Egg & Cheese (S$6.50). This little lady comes stuffed with a generous amount of cottony pork floss with those trademark thick, satiny folds of scrambled eggs and a drizzle of condensed milk.

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Pork floss over toasted bread has always held sentimental value for me—it brings me back to those days where little me was stuffing her face with those HDB bakery buns.

Fong Sheng Hao’s pork floss was fragrant and tasty; unlike the previous pork sandwich, I preferred this, light, savoury-sweet combination. I can see this toastie becoming a staple breakfast item.

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Another riff off Fong Sheng Hao pork sandwiches has to be the TW Special Pork Patty (S$6.30). Made with Fong Sheng Hao’s house-made pork mince, you can expect a juicer patty with a better mouthfeel.

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With a warm toasted sandwich coupled with a healthy amount of gooey cheese and a well-seasoned patty, this made for a hearty and filling sandwich.

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You can’t leave Fong Sheng Hao without their Fong Sheng Signature Milk Tea (S$3.90). This tea is made with leaves from black leaves from Lin Hua Tai Tea Co., one of Taiwan’s oldest tea shops.

The tea was fragrant with no unpleasant astringent aftertaste and paired nicely with Fong Sheng Hao’s other sandwiches. I see why people are in love with this combination—a simple yet comforting drink that might quickly become your go-to every morning.

While the toasties at Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號) are undoubtedly a little pricier, I think it just speaks volumes about the quality and craftsmanship of the ingredients. Admittedly, these were a little sweet for my liking but I still enjoyed them.

Even if you are not a breakfast person (gasp), I think you would still be able to appreciate Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號)’s sandwiches.

Expected Damage: S$6 – S$10 per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 4 / 5

Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號)

15 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Quarter Mall, B2-04, Singapore 409049

Our Rating 4/5

Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號)

15 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Quarter Mall, B2-04, Singapore 409049

Operating Hours: 8am - 11pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 8am - 11pm (Daily)
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