1. Tat Tea
Missing Bangkok’s iconic sweet, oozing Yaowarat buns? Tat Tea’s Kaya Buns are probably the closest you can get to the real thing in Singapore! The buns come in 2 options: Toasted Kaya Buns (from $9) or the regular, untoasted soft Kaya Buns (from $8).
Choose from 3 flavours: Thai Tea, Pandan or Taro in sets of 3 or 6 buns. If you want to recreate the oozy goodness at home, you can also get jars of their Thai Kaya Spreads ($6) on their own too! These Thai buns are only available for pre-order online. Order your buns online here.
2. The Bun Club
These viral buns by The Bun Club offer an updated version of the Thai Yaowarat buns—they’re inspired by the traditional Thai buns, but given a fancy Bun Club twist, female-grilled by hand in small batches.
Each bun is lovingly and meticulously filled to the brim with oozy, flavoured fillings such as Pink Milk, Biscoff Lotus, Thai Milk Tea, Dark Choco and more! Buns are available in multiples of 3 (from $13.20), and you can order them online here. For more details, see our full article here.
Korfe sells delightful Korean-style buns and bakes, each fluffier and oozier than the next. Think Korean-style favourites like Garlic Cream Cheese, Injeolmi, Matcha, Oreo ($2.80 each) and more! They’re currently having a promotion where you’ll get to mix and match any 5 mini buns for just $8!
Have the buns at room temperature for a soft, pillowy texture and airy fillings, but heat up the buns a little and you’ll get buns that are oozing and dripping with rich fillings!
Address: 9 Bishan Pl, Junction 8 #01-40, Singapore 579837
Opening Hours: 11am-9.30pm daily
4. Yùng Yùng
Here’s another rendition of the much-loved Thai Yaowarat bun—these buns by Yùng Yùng are toasted to order, each with perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy soft inside, with a center that is molten and oozing with generous fillings.
Flavours available for their Yaowarat Bread Buns (from $2.50) include Bis-Choco, Lotus Biscoff, Pandan Kaya and more! Note that a minimum order of 2 buns is required.
Address: Blk 509 Bishan Street 11, #01-380, Singapore 570509
Opening Hours: 11.30am-9.30pm daily
5. Thai Baàng
Thai Baàng offers freshly baked traditional Thai-style breads, cakes and cookies to comfort anyone who has a sweet tooth. Plus, they’ve recently opened a new physical store, so you can get their goods to-go easily!
Get bakes like Mochi Black Sesame Tin Bread ($3.50), Banana Chocolate Cake ($7), Traditional Butter Kaya Swiss Roll ($6) and more. For buns that ooze, go for their Custard Buns ($4), Double Cheese Mini Buns ($3.80) or Mochi Peanut Butter Tin Bread ($3.50)! You can also order them online here.
Address: Kitchener Complex #01-41, 809 French Rd, Singapore 200809
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8.30am-8.30pm; Sunday, 9am-8.30pm
6. Onea Delights
Who’s to say doughnuts aren’t buns too? These Blast Doughnuts by Onea Delights are definitely not for the faint-hearted. Stuffed full with fillings till they’re practically overflowing, one of these explosive sweet treats are nearly enough to make a meal on its own!
Jo-Yi Bakery is a humble Taiwanese-inspired bakery with freshly handcrafted and baked breads, pastries, cakes and more! The star of the show at Jo-Yi Bakery is undoubtedly their highly popular and fluffy pull-apart Bread Series, with a wide selection of various sweet and savoury fillings.
Breads (from $1.80) are priced at extremely pocket-friendly prices, and come in a variety of oozy fillings, such as Custard, Matcha Custard, Yam Mochi, Kaya Peanut, Black Glutinous Rice and so much more! To pre-order, contact either Jo at 97599762 or Yi at 81015878 for self-collection at their physical store.
Address: 4 Hillview Rise, #02-09, hillV2, S667979
Opening Hours: 8am-8pm daily
Kōbashī is helmed by a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, churning up handcrafted, small-batch sourdough bakes. One of the most popular bakes on the menu are their Sourdo’nuts—fluffy doughnuts made from sourdough and piped full with handmade fillings that ooze out the moment you bite into them.