Liu Sar Bun @ Barcook Bakery

Liu Sar Bun1©BondingTool

I was helping Seong when he started his Korean language school in Singapore last year and during my stint there, I discovered quite a few good eateries and restaurants around Tanjong Pagar Road. It’s been a while since I ate there so I am actually looking forward to today.

When I did get into a taxi after 15 minutes of waiting by the roadside, and another 30 minutes of frantic taxi booking – which kept rejecting my booking with “no taxi available” messages, I was irritated by the heavy traffic between Orchard Road and Anson Road as this meant more delay and I would be running late. That would not be a problem on other days when they were casual visits but today, I had the responsibility of “opening” the school for class and if I’m late, the teacher and students would be locked out. Anyway, I was there in due time, phew!

After a couple of hours, the private lesson was over and I was entitled to a coffee break. Yay! Barcook Bakery here I come…

This bakery offers different breads and filled buns at different times of the day so you don’t know what’s available until you reach the display counter. At this time only cranberry sandwiches, banana bread, raisin cheese buns and a couple more items were available. I asked “What’s Liu Sar Bun?” and the counter staff replied, “It’s a custard bun with salted duck egg yolk”. Hmmm… I know Liu Sar Bao from the Chinese Dim Sum cuisine so this, I suspect is the east/west fusion variation. “You want?”, she asked…And why not? I did not regret it!

Liu Sar Bun

Barcook Bakery (International Plaza branch)
Address: 10 Anson Road #01-35.
Singapore 079903.

Tel: +65 6222 6588

Operating hours: Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays
Mon – Fri: 7am – 7pm
Sat: 8am – 4pm

Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar.

Click to see other locations of Barcook Bakery here.

Happy working 🙂

4 Responses to “Liu Sar Bun @ Barcook Bakery”
  1. BeWithUs says:

    Awww…this looks delicious!!

    Just the other day, we passed by a stall selling the so call ‘流沙包” and we decided to try it out…it was really a rip off coz each tiny little bun cost us SGD 1.50 and worst…there wasn’t any ‘流沙” at all… 😦

  2. bondingtool says:

    Looks like your liu sar 流 away, lol… The pricing ranges from SG$1.80 – $3.00 a piece from well known Chinese restaurants. Those served at Royal China (Raffles Hotel) and Mandarin Court (Orchard Wing Mandarin Orchard Singapore) have very good reviews. Man Fu Yuan does steamed and fried, while Tung Lok serves pan-fried ones. Peach Garden and Taste Paradise also cater these during dim sum hours. Hope you try them again and get a better experience 😀
    Perhaps I should try making them one of these weekends and see if they turn out ok.

  3. drunk ninja says:

    i don’t think we have those here in vancouver. They kinda remind me of malasadas (will filling).

    • bondingtool says:

      Malasadas seem more like American donuts with fillings. The original liu sar bao’s dough is like Chinese tau sar pau skin. Did you try the dim sum restaurant in Vancouver, perhaps you can suggest to them to bring it on the menu, lol…

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