Joy Luck Teahouse Bishan Junction 8
Joy Luck Teahouse is on a non-stop roll. After opening outlets in Causeway Point, Parkway Parade, Sun Plaza, and more, the stall is making its way to Bishan, with a new outlet slated to open in April 2021 within Junction 8. This will be Joy Luck Teahouse’s eighth opening in Singapore, following their recent Funan Mall store.
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Joy Luck Teahouse Bishan Junction 8 will be located in the basement, at unit #B1-03, where Standard Photo was formerly located. The stall is flanked by Bengawan Solo and Kips N Kwik.
For those who may not know the brand well, Joy Luck Teahouse sells cha chaan teng-style goodies from three famous Hong Kong eateries. Here, you can get your hands on Hong Kong-style egg tarts from Kowloon’s Hoover Cake Shop, a bakery that Chow Yun Fatt calls his favourite. The HK Egg Tarts here go for $2.30, and you can choose between pastry skin, a.k.a flaky crust, or cookie skin, for a buttery cookie crust.
Also available at Joy Luck Teahouse are polo buns from Kam Kee Cafe, a cha chaan teng with more than 50 years of history. While the classic option is the Kam Kee Pineapple Bun Butter ($2.80), diners can also try Singapore exclusives such as their kaya ($2.50), and luncheon meat ($2.80) versions of the polo bao. Another import from Kam Kee you have to get is their Hong Kong-style Milk Tea (from $3.50), available in both hot and cold versions. Using Sri Lanka tea leaves, these aromatic drinks will transport you to hole-in-the-wall cha chaan tengs in Wan Chai.
Finally, Joy Luck Teahouse also sells the beloved HK Curry Fishballs ($4.80), a familiar street snack to anyone who has visited Hong Kong. The stall gets their recipe from Tak Hing Fishball Company.
The brand is also known for opening in new neighbourhoods with outlet exclusives. For instance, its Sun Plaza store debuted with condensed milk buns, while their Woodlands outpost opened with Milo polo buns, as well as Milo Yuan Yang. They have also started selling chee cheong fun, including a hae bee hiam one limited to their Parkway Parade kiosk. No word yet on what Joy Luck Teahouse Bishan Junction 8 will arrive with, but we know it’s going to be good.
For those living in the ‘hood, tide yourself through the wait by reading our Ming Kee Chicken Rice review, a hawker stall serving chilled chicken rice in the Bishan area. Also, check out our Denzy Gelato review as we try the ice cream and waffles from this Bishan-based cafe.
Address: 9 Bishan Place, #B1-03, Bishan Junction 8, Singapore 579837