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Tuk Tuk Cha- Thai Milk Tea and Toast

By Thursday, September 24, 2015 , , , , ,

Thai Milk Tea is all the rage recently though it has been around like eh.. forever? Well that's the strange thing about fads and now that the late majority has come on board, everybardee is on the hunt for the insanely sweet and caffeine rich, heart attack inducing Cha Yen. Prior to attending another event, i was introduced to the newly opened Tuk Tuk Cha at Suntec City Mall.

Well don't let the lack of pretty visuals distract us from the decent products. The Thai Tea comes in different versions here- Black, Milk, and Green Milk. Perhaps because i was late, i thought the iced version ($2.80/$3.20) of the Cha Yen had a distinct metallic aftertaste, which wasn't as distinct in the hot version ($1.70). It may not be a fair verdict so do try it for yourself. I liked that the milk tea was super rich and milky and wasn't crazily sweet.

The Iced Thai Green Milk tea is apparently a hit with the ladies, partly due to the smoother mouthfeel (it's not as metallic). And honestly the price point is absolutely right. I'd pick this over Starbucks GTL anytime.  

The Thai Milk Coffee would give our local coffee shops a run for their money for the well balanced and smooth texture. Thumbs up!
What i'm totally crazy about at Tuk Tuk Cha Golden Toast ($3 onwards)! Fluffy cubes of thick white toast are buttered all around and thrown into the air-fryer to give them that all-around crisp while maintaining the airy interior. On its own, the saltiness of the butter really shines. And it's better paired with one of their many sweet dips- homemade Pandan kaya (rich coconut flavor), Taro kaya (creamy, lightly smoky and not too sweet- loved this), Thai Tea kaya (if you're a cha yen fanatic). The local Milo Dinosaur version of the crispy toast (with milo powder and condensed milk) is also served here and i went crazy on these salty sweet morsels (even though i had a dinner tasting to run to after). 
For a light and simple tummy filler, the Tom Yum toastie ($2.50 for a regular sandwich size) was oddly comforting with the salty sweet chicken floss and a dryish egg omelette (+$1). Other bites include a Mango Salad ($4.80) and a Mango Sticky Rice ($6) though i wouldn't consider them to be quite suitable for their biz model.
Tuk Tuk Cha is something i look forward to when i visit Suntec City Mall. It's really more of a kiosk to pick up a convenient thirst quencher than a place to hang out and there's definitely a potential for expansion (think the bubble tea model) if they can get their toast out faster. Hopefully we'll see more of TTC around!

Tuk Tuk Cha
3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-605A
Suntec City Tower 3, Singapore 038983
Daily: 10am - 9pm

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