Places with the Best Liu Sha Pau/ Custard Bun In Singapore

When it comes to salted egg yolk custard buns, what separates the mediocre from the heavenly is the rich filling snug inside the centre of pillowy buns. Here’s a list of restaurants in Singapore that serves really good, mouth-watering liu sha pau that would make one yearn for more!

 

ARTEASTIQ TEA BONE CHINA & GALLERY 798

#02-19/20 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard

Tel: 6333 5116

What’s unique about Arteastiq’s custard buns is its ash-grey skin from flecks of charcoal powder in the dough. The salted egg yolks and creamy custard forms a thick, sweet and eggy centre. Although the centre does not flow out like most buns, the delicious combination of a freshly steamed bao and the grainy, orange-hued core makes up for it.

 

Bosses Restaurant (Hei She Hui)

#02-156 / 157, Vivocity, 1 HarbourFront Walk

Tel: 63769740

Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 21:30

Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00 – 21:30

The liu sha pau here is one of the highly demanded items on the menu. Although prices may be a little pricier, the serving sizes make up for the price as the portions are really generous.

 

CANTON-I

#03-14 ION Orchard

Tel: 6509 8368

Every liu sha bao generally looks the same, but the steamed custard buns here stand out as they are purplish in colour. The bun has a generous amount of the warm, luscious salted egg yolk custard  and the bun’s fragrant aroma combines very well with the rich filling.

 

CANTON PARADISE

#02-09 JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1

Tel: 6684 5080

The salted duck egg yolks, butter and sugar come together in a bun that unleashes the molten centre with the tiniest bite. What is good about the bun is the evenness of the filling, which didn’t split into separate layers of oil and custard. This is the result of less oil used and a gentle five-minute steaming process.

 

CRYSTAL JADE KITCHEN

2 Lorong Mambong

Tel: 64690300.

Crystal Jade Kitchen uses carrot juice in their bun to achieve the vibrant colour of the custard bun. While the salted-egg filling is the main attraction here, the salty taste does not overwhelm the palate.

 

EAST OCEAN TEOCHEW RESTAURANT

391 Orchard Road #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City

Tel: 6235 9088

The thick, slightly grainy filing that oozed out when you bite into the bun is simply perfect.

 

HAI TIEN LO

Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard

Tel: 6826 8338

Hai Tien Lo’s custard buns are bite-sized. Breaking open the soft custard buns reveal a runny custard filling that is suitably salty, not too oily and sufficiently creamy. Be prepared to get a second helping!

 

Imperial Treasure

#L2-04, Marina Bay Sands

10 Bayfront Avenue

Tel: +65 6688 7788

Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm

Whenever you dine there, it is a must for to order their Custard Bun. The flowy custard and the soft bun goes well together.

Jiang-Nan Chun

190 Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Hotel

Tel: +65 6831 7220

Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Sat & Sun (Dim Sum Brunch): 11am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 3pm

Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Singapore is known for serving classic Cantonese cuisine in a luxurious setting. Everything on the menu is prepared with perfection but the Custard Buns with salted egg yolk is one of the best.

MAN FU YUAN

80 Middle Road

2F Intercontinental Hotel

Tel: +65 6825 1062

Man Fu Yuan’s custard bun is a little different from the others as it is served deep fried. Nonetheless, it is oh so good! The hot oil gives the bun a nice golden brown outer layer, which cracks open to a rich molten liquid gold that has a good balance of sweet and salty. The steamed version is equally tasty with a soft and fluffy bun.

 

MOUTH RESTAURANT

#01-61 China Square Central – South Bridge Court, 22 Cross Street

Tel: 6438 5798

The custard buns at Mouth Restaurant stand out as the custard buns here have a baked crust, providing a refreshing textural juxtaposition when bitten into. Inside, the filling is also not as smoothly creamy as most but even though you can discern grainy bits of the salted egg, the flavours of the eggs, the richness of the butter and the creaminess of the custard comes together very well.

 

Paradise Pavilion

8A Marina Boulevard

#02-01 Marina Bay Link Mall

Tel: +65 6509 9308

Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Sat & Sun: 11am – 4pm, 6pm – 11pm

Paradise Pavilion’s custard bun is consistently good and satisfying. This is one of the best, if not, the best custard bun in Singapore. Besides the usual custard bun, they also have a Crispy Custard Lava Man Tou ($8.80) served with vanilla ice cream which is heavenly!

 

Peach Garden

65 Chulia Street

#33-01 OCBC Centre

Tel: +65 6535 7833

Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm

Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm

Peach Garden’s custard buns ($4.20) are no doubt one of the best in Singapore. Besides their signature Wasabi Prawn and X.O. Carrot Cake, the custard bun is the must-order dish when you are at Peach Garden.

Royal China Restaurant

1 Beach Road

#03-09 Raffles Hotel

Tel: +65 6338 3363

Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Sun & PH: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

The rendition of liu sha pau at Royal China is packed with a generous filling of the molten salted egg yolk custard that certainly had a “wow” factor.

 

Swee Choon

185/187/189/191 Jalan Besar, Little India

Singapore 208882

Tel: 62257788

Wed – Mon: 18:00 – 06:00

Closed on Tuesdays

The Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun ($3.60) here is the highlight of Swee Choon. You MUST try it! The sweet and salted egg yolk filling flowing with the soft pau exterior is truly a delight and one of the best salted egg yolk custard bun I’ve had in Singapore. None of that raw eggy taste and the custard is very well made.

 

YÚ CUISINE

B1-08. The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Tel: 6688 7318

The custard buns are perfectly steamed with just the right thickness and texture. The smooth consistency of the sweet custard was a delight, and the vibrant colours make this liu sha bao even more appetising.

 

VICTOR’S KITCHEN

#01-21 Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street

Tel: 9838 2851

Their custard bun is one of the best in Singapore as everything- the bun and the custard- combined beautifully, resulting in a burst of buttery fragrance and flavour.

 

Even though you may have eaten many liu sha paus, a good liu sha pau will not make you feel sick. If you want to try what a good liu sha pau is, why not check out these places 🙂

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