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YM Bakery Review: Hidden PLQ Bakery With Atas Yet Affordable Bakes, Including Truffle Parma Ham Quiche

YM Bakery has affordable pastries in Paya Lebar

Having been open for four years now in the basement of PLQ Mall, YM Bakery appears to be a well-kept secret of Paya Lebar. Despite the lack of media coverage, the humble store has quietly amassed a host of loyal customers and glowing reviews on Google. 

Most recently, though, it garnered attention on TikTok, where users highlighted their value-for-money quiche and tarts—for as low as $3.50, diners can get high-quality pastries made from scratch daily. Hearing all this fanfare, we had to head down to try their bakes for ourselves. 

Food at YM Bakery

Starting with the savoury items, one of the cheapest options at the bakery is the Spinach And Mushroom Quiche ($3.50). As its name suggests, it features spinach and mushroom in a mixture of egg and milk that’s baked in a pie crust. 

The ingredients might appear unassuming, but the quiche was surprisingly moreish. The egg, spinach and mushroom filling was well-seasoned, and the crust was not too dense, with just the right amount of crumble to it. 

I enjoyed the Spinach And Mushroom Quiche, but its more luxe counterpart, the Truffle Parma Ham Quiche ($5), was even better. 

Here, prosciutto and truffle accompanies spinach and mushroom, making this quiche more savoury and fragrant than the first one. It is a tad bit pricier than the Spinach And Mushroom Quiche, but I personally wouldn’t mind paying a little more for the more robust flavours of this ham and truffle bake.  

Moving on to the sweets: their best seller is the Lemon Meringue Tart ($3.50), a beloved classic that stars lemon curd filling in shortcrust pastry, topped with fluffy meringue. It’s easy to see why this is their most popular item—it’s not only delicious, but also one of the bakery’s cheapest items.

The subtle sweetness of the meringue complemented the tangy lemon curd well, while the crust provided some textural contrast to their smooth and soft textures.  

Next is the Banoffee Tart ($4.70), which blends flavours of banana, coffee and chocolate. The result is a delicately sweet and pleasantly bitter dessert with a soft, creamy texture.

Taste-wise, I expected this to be richer than the Lemon Meringue Tart, but was surprised to find that it was pretty light on the palate. Overall, the Banoffee Tart was my favourite item out of the four we tried.

If quiche and tarts aren’t your cup of tea, YM Bakery also has a selection of pies and muffins, priced from $1.90.

Ambience at YM Bakery

YM Bakery is more of a takeaway counter, but it does have a few small tables in front of the counter for people to dine in. When we were there on a Friday afternoon, many of the customers dabao-ed their orders, so the seating area was not too crowded. 

PLQ is directly accessible from Paya Lebar MRT Station, making it a convenient location for those who stay in the East. While it’s not the most convenient location for Westies, it’s worth dropping by. 

The verdict

YM Bakery is an unpretentious, no-frills bakery with a menu full of simple yet delicious offerings. They may not have the most IG-worthy food or decor, but if you’re looking for high-quality bakes and pastries that don’t break the bank, this is it. Given that Paya Lebar MRT Station is just a few stops away from Central Singapore, I wouldn’t mind paying them a visit again very soon. 

Since you’re in the area, check out our Paya Lebar Square and PLQ food guide. Otherwise, consider heading to Thai Baang, another bakery in Paya Lebar known for their Thai-style bakes and mochi bread!

Address: 10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-05, PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6970 9093
Website
YM Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

Photos taken by Raelynn Ng.
This was an independent review by Eatbook.

YM Bakery Review: Hidden PLQ Bakery With Truffle Parma Ham Quiche And Banoffee Tarts
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Summary

Pros

– Convenient location
– Cheap prices
Pastries and bakes made from scratch daily
– Well-balanced flavours

Cons

– Flavours are not the most unique

Recommended dishes: Truffle And Parma Ham Quiche ($5), Lemon Meringue Tart ($3.50), and Banoffee Tart ($4.70)

Opening hours: Daily 9am to 8:30pm

Address: 10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-05, PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057

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