The first thing you will notice about Tuk Tuk Cha is its namesake located at the front of the kiosk.The tuk tuk with its headlights on is something that will draw your eyes. The cafe/ kiosk, a sister outlet to Thai Boat Noodles at Bedok Point, serves mainly finger food and drinks, which have been specially imported from Thailand.
We tried as many cold drinks as we could! From left (medium $2.80, large $3.20):
- Homemade roselle (high Vitamin C content)
- Homemade lemongrass (refeshing)
- Thai milk coffee (thick enough)
- Thai green milk tea (a hot favourite)
- Thai milk tea (superb!)
You may add $0.50 for toppings like pearl, coconut jelly, aloe vera, etc. Some of the drinks like the Thai milk tea and coffee also come in hot versions for less than $2 each.
Golden Toast, Tuk Tuk Cha’s signature food item.
The basic Golden Toast ($3), comes in the following flavours:
- Condensed Milk
- Maple Syrup (if you want to play safe, this definitely goes well with the toast)
You can also opt for more premium flavours for $3.80:
- Homemade pandan kaya (this is my favourite!)
- Homemade taro kaya (flavour needs to be more distinct)
- Homemade Thai tea kaya (flavour not strong enough)
- Condensed milk + milo (for the sweet tooth)
- Peanut Butter
Tom Yam Toast ($2.50), which comes in three different flavours: chicken floss, omelette and chicken floss + egg (additional $0.50). This for me was not very memorable and since the cafe has so many toast options, I have a feeling, most people would just order the Golden Toast.
Mango Salad ($4.80). Really spicy, but that is just how the Thais eat them. When we asked for a less spicy version, there was no kick.
Sticky Rice Mango ($6). I like it that they serve their rice warm and the mangoes are sweet. However, the sticky rice was lacking in flavour.
When we visited TukTuk Cha on opening day, the Shibuya Toast was an unreleased item, so I do not have the pricing. The toast is a bit dry in the middle and could use more butter. Luckily, the lady boss, Khun Aum, was receptive to feedback.
The cafe has also released a rewards card, where you can redeem a chop for every $5 spent.
Tuk Tuk Cha
3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-605A
Suntec City Tower 3
Tel: 8799 8722
Opens daily from 1000-2100hrs