An Afternoon Along Macpherson Road

31st October 2014.
This unassuming bakery along Macpherson Road has been around since 1930. “PG” is the acronym of “Poh Guan” (welcome to acronym-crazed Singapore). Poh Guan Bakery sells the familiar bread, biscuits and confectionery that you would see in the neighbourhood. They have ais gems, bread in the packs of 6 and traditional pastries like Tau Sar Piah and Wifey biscuits. I got both the Salty and Sweet versions of the Tau Sar Piah.

I thought the tau sar piah from PG Bakery pales in comparison to Loong Fatt’s along Balestier Road but they remained as satisfying companions for a cup of tea or coffee.

Further east along Macpherson Road is Hong Sheng Ka Fei Yuan (鸿胜咖啡园), a busy coffeeshop even after lunch hours. Workers from then industrial estates as well as construction sites would come to the coffeeshop for a glass kopi or teh, paired with a pau (supplied by Thow Yen).

I am not surprised. The coffee auntie here was really upbeat and energetic. I had a glass of chilled Cheng Teng. Perfect after a busy morning.

169 Macpherson Road
Singapore 348535

Hong Sheng Ka Fei Yuan
179 MacPherson Rd
Singapore 348539


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