In the street…

This isn’t exactly new – there was another bakery there before but that had closed down and eventually, they opened this place…

TeaStreet Sibu

I bought the garlic buns from there for our Christmas dinner at the end of last year…

TeaStreet garlic bread
*recycled pic*

…and I thought they were very good but the buns were a bit too big for one person and for a sit-down dinner, perhaps it would be better to cut them in thin slices and toast before serving.

Well, I dropped by again the other day and nothing much has changed. For one thing, the choices are pretty limited, just the usual stuff mostly, and there aren’t anything that would tickle my fancy. There are tables and chairs, not many, for people who would like to have their tea there and enjoy the buns, I guess, but so far I have not seen anyone doing that. I don’t know if there’s something that I do not know as there is a blackboard in front of the shop but everything is in Mandarin and as far as I am concerned, that’s Greek to me. I guess I could ask the people inside but so far, I never bothered.

I bought this to try…

TeaStreet chocolate cake

– their chocolate cake, RM4.50 for a loaf but not a really big one at that. It was very nice and very moist, maybe a bit too sweet for me but it was quite all right. I can recall the chocolate brownies sold at another place with raisins and slices of cherries – I used to love those a lot but I don’t think I would enjoy them as much now. Somehow, probably due to old age, I seem to have gone off things that are a bit too sweet like these pineapple jam tarts from Singapore, for instance…

Pineapple jam tarts from Singapore

They’re SIN$15.00 a tub, don’t convert! LOL!!! I do not know how many there are exactly inside but I’m pretty sure they are more than 15, so I guess that works out to less than a dollar each. Hey! Wait a minute! The pineapple jam tarts that I used to make with my mum, my grandma and my aunts certainly did not look like that! To make these would be a whole lot easier – you just cut the base using a mold or a cookie cutter and you just stick the lump of pineapple jam on it and bake it in the oven.

But of course, as always, the test of the pudding is in the eating, so I tried a piece. The pastry was nice – I would have liked it a bit thicker so that there would be more of it, while the pineapple jam is soft and moist but it was so very sweet. You know how when things are too sweet, you feel a little sore in the throat when eating it? That’s how sweet it is.

Oops! Sorry, I digressed… LOL!!! But my point here is that I think I prefer things that are savoury a lot more these days as opposed to stuff that are sweet. What about you?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

23 thoughts on “In the street…”

  1. I fully agree with you our taste buds change as time goes by. I’m sure almost everyone starts by liking sweet stuff coz which child chooses pickles over candy?! I’d rather term the change as refinement our taste buds. Perhaps I would also favour savoury over sweet when I finally reach your age huhu! Until then, I want my sugar-loaded cream cakes!!!! Lmao (dun worry, my blood sugar level gets checked regularly πŸ˜‰
    +Ant+

    What? You’re not my age? I thought you’re my contemporary – already over the hill? Muahahahahahahahahaha!!! Ya…good to check regularly. πŸ˜‰

  2. ohoh! the chocolate cake looks really moist in the picture! i like chocolate cake! πŸ˜€

    Yes, it was nice…but we do have a few places here where the cakes are rich and moist. Mustn’t take too often, me especially. Hehehehehehe!!!!

  3. Savoury! Definitely savoury for me!

    Oh? They say must take more sweet things, then can be sweeter… Muahahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  4. hehe..i love pineapple tarts in that manner. its easier to eat since i normally would only eat the crust and only a tiny bit of the filling:D

    This one has a lot of filling! It’s big – a lot bigger than a 50sen coin…and the filling is one big lump – like the old-time white marbles, the big ones. That’s why the sweetness is a bit too overpowering…

  5. Ohh… I love garlic, I bet I’d love the garlic buns.

    I don’t like things that are too sweet; shoofly pie and pecan pie were the first overly sweet things I tasted. When I was about nin-years old, I remember tasting the shoofly pie at a lunch buffet, when my church was in Pennsylvania Dutch country; Amish country, Blech… Although I was raised not to waste food, I didn’t take another bite; it was too sweet.

    And I’ve noticed that things overseas – the cakes, chocolates and what not are extremely sweet, a lot sweeter than the local-made products. Don’t ask me to eat a sweet these days – it’s a definite no-no for me. How I used to enjoy those sweets and chocolates when I was small and how my mum used to threaten me, saying that I would lose all my teeth. LOL!!!

  6. yeah, very true.. when you grow older your taste tends to change with time also.. i don’t fancy too sweet too, but that chocolate moist cake looks good, how big is it at RM4.50??

    A loaf of cake – say around 6 inches X 2/3 inches…but it’s not very tall – 1 to two inches only. It’s good – definitely one of the better ones around. You don’t like sweet things too? Hmmmm…growing old too eh? Wink! Wink! Muahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Yeah me too. I don’t like things are too sweet. Somehow some of my friends said this kind of thing must be sweet enough! If not tak sedap!

    I’ve gone off things that are too sweet…or too salty…and anything with a lot of msg. My in-laws will probably find the things that I cook quite bland…but I prefer to savour the fragrances and tastes of the ingredients rather than these seasonings.

  8. Actually I prefer both. If I say I don’t like sweet things, I would be telling lies cos like I say I love chocolates. As we age, it is best that we control our sugar intake but sometimes we just can’t be bothered.

    Yes, we must…and things that are too oily or too salty too. I guess once in a long while isn’t too bad but best to control as far as possible.

  9. I like pineapple tarts but provided that if they are not too sweet .

    This one commercially produced, I think they add extra sugar so can keep longer… VERY sweet. 😦

  10. the chocolate cake look good and moist, not too dry. Good to go with coffee…

    Hmmmm..pineapple tart…i am not a fan of it, i don’t take anything that got pineapple, BUT, i can eat pizza with pineapple in it. hahahhahahha

    Oh? So you do not eat the Thai pineapple fried rice too? Nice wor…. πŸ˜‰

  11. I agreed with you on the change of taste buds as we aged. Hmm, I still like salty taste. Not so much on savoury and sweet stuff, but now I am taking more savoury stuff compared to 10 years ago! hahah!

    Huh? savoury = “salty or spicy; not sweet, a savoury dish” Moderation is the key – not too sweet, not too salty either…or not too much of either one.

  12. I prefer salty taste over sweet too. But the chocolate cake looks so good.

    Yes, it was…but once in a while, ok. Can’t eat too often. πŸ˜‰

  13. The pineapple tarts looks very generous in their fillings.. no wonder $15sing! Yeah, dont convert… heartpain one!

    Not so bad if you work there and earn money in their currency…like your son. πŸ˜‰

  14. I love pineapple tarts but the filling is always just that bit oversweet. I usually remove half the pineapple jam and go for the pastry, haha! Hey, have u finished the shortbread yet, those in the tin?

    Oh gosh!!! It’s the jam that’s the best part – just don’t make it so sweet…. Shortbread? What shortbread? I can vaguely remember any shortbread? Now, you will have to send me some more to refresh my memory… Muahahahahaha!!!!

  15. The pineapple jam tarts are kinda expensive. They look good though! I both like sweet and savory!

    Ah well! Nothing’s cheap these days…so the only thing one can do is to stretch the dollar as far as possible. Indulge only when one has money to spare, not all the time. 😦

  16. Never know about this bakery….somewhere near where?

    Behind Hongkong Bank, Tunku Osman area…a couple of doors away from Singapore Chicken Rice – used to be Farley Bakery (town branch). I guess you don’t go around that much, do you?

  17. Arthur,
    I will definately bake for you a chocolate cake when you come over. I am sure you are going to like it as not a person who has tried that chocolate cake does not like it. I even got a marriage proposal when I was 19 from my neighbour’s brother who was at that time an engineer in Chicago after seeing me for the first time and after learning that I baked the chocolate cake that he ate during CNY..lol!
    I super in love with Pineapple Tarts but give me savoury over sweet anytime.

    Yup…I’m not so much into sweet stuff these days too but once in a while, ok lah…but not too sweet though. Wah!!! Wanna marry you just because of a cake – senangnya dapat suami. Muahahahahaha!!!!! πŸ˜€

  18. $15 for a tub of pineapple cookies? gosh that’s really expensive. I think you could get it half the price in Malacca.

    Singapore mah! All the rich people there… LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  19. Before I met my Quay Lo, I don’t eat very much sweet stuff but after I knew him, I think I am eating too much. Fortunately, I did not turn into a pumpkin or a watermelon. LOL!

    Better watch your sugar intake, both of you. We’re certainly no spring chickens anymore… 😦

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