Tau Sar Piah means "bean paste filling biscuit" so the main ingredient is mung bean paste.
Along Balestier Road, you would find a whole stretch of shops specialising in this mung bean paste filling biscuit. I think at least 4 of them!
However the authentic one would be Loong Fatt as the history dated back to 1948, when the Hainan-born Mr. Li Fanlong established Loong Fatt at the present Balestier site.
Two flavors are available: sweet or salty. The sweet tau sar piah is marked by the sprinkling of sesame seeds on its crust.
A bite of this Loong Fatt tau sar piah would surprise you since the crust is soft and light. This is due to the use of butter that create a smoother texture that is less dry. The tau sar filling is also moist and creamy ......... yummy!
At the shop, you can see the bakers in action at the kitchen where new batches are freshly baked daily. Drinks are also sold here so you can sit down to enjoy your pastry with a cup of kopi or teh.
Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah
639 Balestier Road
(65) 6253 4584
Opening hours: 8am – 4:30pm (Closed on Sundays)
The original Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah is located at the extreme right end of Balestier Road by the junction of Thomson.