South Korean bakery opens Bugis pop-up with buns that look like real apples & carrots


Wong Li Jie | February 20, 2024, 02:23 PM

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Bakery 1946, a bakery chain from South Korea specialising in hyperrealistic breads, has made its return to Singapore.

Previously held at Tanglin Mall in 2023, its pop-up event this year will be located in the heart of Bugis Junction, running from Feb. 19 to Mar. 10.

You can get returning favourites like the viral K-Apple Bread, as well as a new vegetable-themed product line.

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The booth

Located in the intersection of Bugis Junction and Hotel Intercontinental, the large black counters of the booths are hard to miss.

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Adorned with wooden crates and trays, the booth has a farmer's market theme that makes the fruit and vegetable-looking buns appear like fresh produce.

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You will find rows of individually wrapped buns on the counters for your selection.

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The buns

Bakery 1946's picture-perfect pastries are known to taste how they look.

Here's a look at some of their classic collection:

K-Apple Bread (S$5.90)

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

The bakery's bestseller, which looks exactly like a red apple, features red yeast rice dough, diced apples from Daegu and cream cheese.

You can either get this individually, or in a set of six (S$35.50).

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Sweet Potato Bread (S$5.20)

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

This purple sweet potato-looking bun has a chewy, mochi-like texture and contains sweet potato paste.

Original Daegu Sweet Red Bean Bun (S$3.50)

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A traditional red bean paste-filled bun that's fluffy and laced with walnuts.

Black Sesame Peanut Crumb Bread (S$5.30)

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A soft, chewy bun with black sesame paste and dusted with peanut crumbs.

New additions to their lineup especially for the Bugis pop-up include:

Corn Bread (S$3.90)

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The individual kernels of a corn are intricately moulded on the surface of this bun.

Inside, there's a cream cheese filling interspersed with real corn kernels.

Carrot Bread (S$3.90)

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

A chewy orange-coloured bun with a cream cheese and carrot filling.

Sweet Pumpkin Bread (S$3.90)

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A chewy bun resembling a pumpkin, filled with a sweet pumpkin paste.

Whole Chestnut Bread (S$3.90)

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

A chewy bun with chestnut paste that basically looks like an oversized chestnut.

Garlic Manju (S$3.90)

Photo by Fasiha Nazren.

A chewy bun filled with sweet white bean paste and garlic.

@mothership.nova Bakery 1946 pop-up 📍: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Level 1 beside Intercontinental Hotel Bugis' side entrance, S188021 ⏰: Feb. 19, 12pm to 9pm; Feb. 20 to Mar. 10, 11am to 9pm K-apple bread S$5.90 Carrot bread S$3.90 Whole chestnut bread S$3.90 Corn bread S$3.90 Garlic manju S$3.90 Sweet potato bread S$5.20 Sweet pumpkin bread S$3.90 #tiktoksg #foodfestontiktok #wheretoeat #SGFoodie #korea #sgdessert #sgbakery #bugis #thingstoeatsg ♬ Baddie - IVE

Bakery 1946

Address: Bugis Junction (in front of International Hotel Bugis side entrance), 200 Victoria Street, Level 1, Singapore 188021

Opening hours: 11am to 9pm, daily from Feb. 19 to Mar. 10, 2024

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