Tucked away in a hawker centre in Toa Payoh is an inconspicuous stall which sells one of the ugliest muffins we have ever seen. On closer look, it is easy to understand why. The name of this stall is “Uggli Muffins”, which perfectly explains why the muffins there look the way they look.
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In a Facebook group Hawkers United – Dabao 2020, a thread about Uggli Muffins is moving actively. This caught our attention and we started to kaypoh to find out why.
You can see the post here:
According to the comments section, it is easy to see the love and outpouring of praises people have for the uncle who sells muffin, as some calls it. The “muffins don’t taste like the traditional kind but are yummy in their own way”, “the best (home-made) hawker muffins in Singapore” and simply “I love his muffins!!!” are some of the comments we spotted.
Take a look at some of the comments we found:
We headed down to their website to find out more. According to the website, Uggli Muffin was established as a zichar stall in 1969. Through a secret recipe and unique baking techniques, the signature muffin was created and by 2006 the first muffins started selling. Along the years, more items were introduced and today you can find them selling things like smoothie ice creams (made with real fruits), Tiramisus, mooncakes and more.
The muffins are apparently so good that their recipe is one of the most-searched subjects on Google.
But of course, a secret recipe is secret for a reason, and I don’t think you’re going to find a recipe.
And it seems like good food is not the only thing special we learnt about Uggli Muffins. According to some of the commenters, he periodically gives out free muffins to those in need, and to customers who have not tried his muffins.
This must be the epitome of niceness and confidence in his food!
See some of these comments here:
If you really want to try before purchasing, uncle will most likely let you have a piece, but please do not abuse the system as uncle is already very nice.
Each piece of muffin goes for $1.20, which is quite a good price for tasty treats like these. If you would like to show muffin uncle and Ugly Muffin support during this Circuit Breaker period, head down to their stall and dabao home! Don’t forget to social distance okay?
Address: 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #02-34 Toa Payoh West Market & Food Centre, Singapore 310127
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am to 3.30pm (Except Mondays)