Miam Miam, A Japanese and French Fusion Restaurant At Bugis

When I browsed Miam Miam’s menu, it reminded me of Hoshino Coffee. It really look so similar. I have walked pass the restaurant on several occassion.

For I was craving for Matcha Latte and Matcha Soft Serve, and since Miam Miam serves these, it fulfilled my needs. LOL

Restaurant View
Restaurant View

The restaurant is rather spacious and cosy and it occupies quite a huge area.

Miam Miam Pasta
Miam Miam Spaghetti

The moment I saw the photo of Miam Miam spaghetti, I thought of one of the pasta dish serve by Hoshino. It really looked similar. I ordered as I wanted to see if it tasted the same. Somehow, I find it very much like the one in Hoshino. The pasta is Al Dente as well. I suppose some may find it a little salty but I like it this way.

Matcha Latte with Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream
Matcha Latte with Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream

The Matcha Latte with Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream has a good balance of green tea and milk somehow, I prefer a Matcha Latte with more green tea flavour than milk.

I am keen to try their Souffle. I will bring my mom at the next visit. I am sure she will like it.

 

Miam Miam

#02-14 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 6837-0301

Opening Hours Daily 1130 to 2200

Getting There
By MRT: Downtown line or East-West line – Bugis station

By Bus:
– alight opp Bugis Junction along Victoria Street – 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980

- alight at Bugis Station along Victoria street – 2, 32, 33, 51, 61, 130, 133, 145

- alight at Bugis Junction along Victoria Street – 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960

- alight at North Bridge Road Commercial Complex along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 851

Rating: 7.5/10

And All Things Delicious At Kampong Glam Area

And All Things Delicious, a little bakery counter for mainly takeaway. Though they have a few chairs but there isn’t any table for you to comfortably placed your food and enjoyed the pastries and cakes. They share the same shop floor with another company who has a very open workspace. So don’t mistaken the communal table as the cafe seats. Oh ya, and it is Halal, in case you are wondering.

Bakery Half
Bakery Half

The have limited selection each day and probably they might have different cakes and pastries per day. Their cakes are simple and unpretentious. There is no unnecessary “accessories” on their cake.

Cakes Display Counter
Cakes Display Counter

When I was there, there were about eight selections. All looks delicious. I got 4 out of the 8 available options.

My Takeaway, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Apple Galette, Crackly Top Brownie, Carrot Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding
My Takeaway, Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Apple Galette, Crackly Top Brownie, Carrot Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding

My mom was excited to see the Apple Galette, a thin, flat, crumbly butter pastry base with wedges of apples laced closely to each other on the surface. We enjoyed it very much. The pastry was kinda buttery with a sweet and sourish apples.

I tried next the carrot cake while my mom went after the Crackly Top Brownie. The carrot cake was very moist. The most moist carrot cake I have ever tried. There was a very generous layer of cream cheese frosting and walnuts. It was an excellent piece of humble cake. But there is still some room for a little improvement, needed a little more spice to the cake and that would be perfect.

The Brownie  was very chocolaty and soft. and lastly, I had the Sticky Toffee Pudding. It came with a toffee sauce. I was told to warm it before serving the pudding. The pudding has a great brown sugar hint and soft texture and the best part, when eaten with the toffee sauce, I don’t find it shocking sweet. It was at a more than acceptable level.

Lemon Grass Ice Tea
Lemon Grass Ice Tea

Besides the cake, they offer Lemon Grass Iced Tea too. The iced tea has a lemon grass aroma. Some may find it not pungent enough but I like it the way it is. It was refreshing and sweetness was at the perfect note.

We enjoyed the cake very much. Very importantly, the price of the cake is very reasonable. You can indulgent on as much as you need. And indeed all things delicious. They do live up to their name.

 

And All Things Delicious
462 Crawford Lane #01-61 Singapore 190462
Tel: +65 6396 0820

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/thedeliciousbaker

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 1100 to 1900; Saturday 1000 to 1700; Closed on Sundays

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Lavender staton

By Bus:
– alight at

Rating: 8/10

 

Matcha, Matcha and More Matcha

Recently, I was craving for Matcha drinks and desserts, especially the Japanese version. So I went round the island in search to satisfy my craving. LOL!!

 

Tsujiri

100 Tras Street #01-14 100AM Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6543 6110

Opening Hours Daily 1000 to 2200

Getting There
By MRT: East West line – Tanjong Pagar station
By Bus: alight at The Amara or at Tanjong Pagar Plaza along Tanjong Pagar Road – 80, 145

I tried the Shiramata Parfait (O-Maccha). Tsujiri’s Green Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream is by far the best. It has a very good amount of green tea aroma. The creaminess is also just right. It just blew me away completely. The mochi is chewy and soft as well. I didn’t like the Azuki as I find it too sweet.

Rating: 8.5/10

 

Nana’s Green Tea Cafe

The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura, 60B Orchard Road, #03-80/82 Singapore 238891
Tel: +65 6684 4312

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/NanasGreenTea

Opening Hours Daily 1100 to 2200

Getting There
By MRT: North-East line, Circle line, North-South line – Dhoby Ghaut station

By Bus:
– alight at Dhoby Ghaut station along Orchard Road – 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111 124, 128, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 700, 700A

Nana Nana’s Matcha Soft Serve does not has a good enough green tea flavour, It is a little too light, though the sweetness level was all right. I like their Matcha Latte as it has a rich enough of green tea flavour and not over-powered by the milk. The scoop of ice cream was generous and likewise, it has a flavourful green tea in it. The small mochi was chew, soft but yet firm to the bite.

Rating: 7.5/10

 

Maccha House

#B1-40, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6636 5830

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/macchahouse.sg

Opening Hours Daily 1100 to 2200

Getting There
By MRT: North South line – Somerset station

By Bus:
– alight at Somerset Station along Somerset Road – 7. 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
– alight at Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road – 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
– alight opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road – 36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A

Matcha House's Matcha Latte
Matcha House’s Matcha Latte

The Matcha Latte at Matcha House is as good a Nana Nana. The milk is not overwhelming, just enough while it has a rich enough green tea taste in the drink. The scoop of green tea ice cream is a little tiny and a little too sweet while the mochi is a little too huge. The mochi is soft and firm to the bite. It isn’t the chewy kind.

Maccha House's Green Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream
Maccha House’s Green Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream

The Green Tea Soft Serve Ice Cream is a good too. Perfect level of sweetness and has a very green tea flavour in it. Though the green tea flavour may not be as strong as Tsujiri but is definitely enough.

Rating: 8/10

 

St Marc’s Cafe

1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-108, Vivocity Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6222 2309

Opening Hours Monday – Thursday, Sunday 1000 to 2200; Friday – Saturday 1000 to 2230

Getting There
By MRT: Circle line & Northeast Line, HarbourFront Station

By Bus: 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 197, 855, NR1, NR6, RWS8

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/SaintMarcCafeSingapore

St Marc's Matcha Latte
St Marc’s Matcha Latte

Sta Marc’s Matcha Latte is rather milky and the green tea flavour is not rather light. Milk fans would enjoy this latte very much, personally I prefer it to be less milky.

Rating: 6.5/10

 

Miam Miam

#02-14 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 6837-0301

Opening Hours Daily 1130 to 2200

Getting There
By MRT: Downtown line or East-West line – Bugis station

By Bus:
– alight opp Bugis Junction along Victoria Street – 7, 12, 63, 80, 175, 197, 851, 960, 980

- alight at Bugis Station along Victoria street – 2, 32, 33, 51, 61, 130, 133, 145

- alight at Bugis Junction along Victoria Street – 2, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960

- alight at North Bridge Road Commercial Complex along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197, 851

Matcha Latte with Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream
Matcha Latte with Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream

The Matcha Latte has a pretty good balance of green tea and milk. So if you do not like the green tea to be too stronger and like enough milk, this is tailored for you. Likewise for the Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream. But personally, I like the Matcha to taste stronger.

Rating: 7/10

Azabu Sabo Hokaiddo Ice Cream

The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street # 01-56 Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6534 7178

Opening Hours

Getting There
By MRT: North-East line – Clarke Quay

By Bus:
– alight at Clarke Quay station along Eu Tong Seng Road – 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 174e, 190, 197, 851, 961

- alight at Clarke Quay station along New Bridge Road – 2, 12, 33, 54, 147, 190

- alight at Boat Quay along South Bridge Road – 51, 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174e, 166, 197, 851, 961

Azabu Sabo's Matcha Ice Cream
Azabu Sabo’s Matcha Ice Cream

Azabu Sabo has chocolate green tea version which I tried, I didn’t like it. I was a little disappointed with the green tea ice cream as there was more sweetness than green tea aroma in the ice cream.

Rating: 6.5/10

Dolce Tokyo

313 @ Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #03-23 Singapore 238895
Tel: +65 6836 5612

Opening Hours Sunday – Thursday, Public Holidays 1130 to 2200; Friday – Saturday, Eve of Public Holidays 1130 to 2300

Getting There
By MRT: North South line – Somerset station

By Bus:
– alight at Somerset Station along Somerset Road – 7. 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E
– alight at Midpoint Orchard along Orchard Road – 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
– alight opposite Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road – 36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 190, 518, 700, 700A

The Tiny Roaster At Clementi

The Tiny Roaster at Clementi occupies a corner of a HDB block and it is indeed tiny and so the name is very apt.

Despite its size, the cafe is pretty comfy though there isn’t any cushy chair. It has a contemporary design which I quite like it.

Cafe Interior
Cafe Interior

This cafe offers only coffee. You won’t find any food, not even a cookies. They have a pretty simple menu with only white or black coffee, cold or hot and there are 2 Coffee Dessert. For the menu, click here.

White Brew
White Brew

I ordered a White Brew. The coffee is of a medium body, medium to low acidity and I find it lacking of aroma and the taste is pretty flat. I didn’t quite like the coffee.

Something interesting about their Ice Brew is that they use a coffee ice. I mean they freeze the coffee to become an ice cube. I really think this is a great idea. I have been hoping to see some cafe doing so, finally … … I found.

Tiny Roaster has a nice ambience and certainly good for solo cafe-goer to spend time alone, relaxing and sipping coffee.  The cafe is not a good spot for large groups of friends gathering.

 

Tiny Roaster

Block 612 Clementi West Street 1,#01-288B Singapore 120612

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 1100 to 2000; Sunday 1100 to 1800; Closed on Mondays

Getting There

By Bus:
– alight at Blk 610 along AYE – 97, 97e, 188, 196, 197, 198, 963

- alight or after NUS High School  along AYE – 97, 07e, 197, 198, 963

- alight at NUS High School – 196, 188

Rating: 6.5/10

Ngon, Vietnames Pho, At One Raffles Place

Ngon is one of the eatery found in the array of gourmet of the basement of One Raffles Place. Ngon offers mainly either Rice of Pho with some side dishes and some typical Vietnamese drinks.

Due to the recent grand opening, they are having set lunch which consists of a main, two tiny spring roll and a drink; coffee or tea. All you pay is the cost of the main dish plus $2. I grabbed at the opportunity.

Beef Slices (Medium) Pho
Beef Slices (Medium) Pho

My order was actually the Special that has Beef Slices and Beef Ball but the cashier made a mistake and entered it as the Beef Slices Pho. As a result, I couldn’t test their Beef Ball. The soup tasted natural and rich (not as light as most in the market), slightly meaty sweet. I believe it is either with no or minimum MSG. The rice noodle was very smooth. It is slightly thicker than those I have so far. The thinly sliced beef was uniform in thickness and it was tender with little fat. I like it. Instead of having green lemon, they provided lime instead so after adding it to the soup, I find it tasted a little different.

Spring Roll
Spring Roll

The spring roll was pretty tasty, moist and crispy but it was a little over soaked in oil. Nothing worth mentioning about the tea.

Ngon serves pleasant food, I certainly think it could be better. As for whether it is authentic Vietnamese food, I am not certain. And as for ambience, not much per se though the cafe is nicely done. Like the many eatery in the area, the seats are placed so closely till you will get body contact easily even if you are petite, so not to mention those who are muscular big built. If you could, do a takeaway. I will do that at my next visit.

 

Ngon
1 Raffles Place, B1-17 Singapore 048616
Tel: +65 6536 6466

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/ngonsingapore

Opening Hours

Daily 0730 to 2100

Getting There

By MRT: North South line and East-West line – Raffles Place station

By Bus:
– alight at Prudential Tower along Cecil Street – 57, 131, 167, 700, 971

- alight opp AIA Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e

- alight at OCBC Centre along Church Street – 186 , 970

- alight at OUE Bayfront along Shenton Way – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 971E

Rating: 7/10

Chalk Farm, A Cake Shop At Paragon

It seems I have not been to Paragon for ages. It’s strange as I make regular trips to Mount Elizabeth Hospital for medical appointment. Perhaps is the basement that I missed somehow. And so, I discovered Chalk Farm during my recent trip there.

Kiosk
Kiosk

The kiosk was quite nicely done up with white as the main colour theme.

Black & Gold Sesame Cake
Black & Gold Sesame Cake

I ordered two pieces, the Black & Gold Sesame Cake and the Lemon Yoghurt Loaf. As I couldn’t resist the charm of the Red Velvet so I got one home as well. Luckily I did so as my mom love it.

The Black & Gold Sesame Cake is a little salty. I like such dessert. I could never resist any dessert that contained the salty taste. The slice has two layers of cake with abundant amount of black sesame. The sesame flavour was strong enough to savour it. The cake was very well baked; very soft and crumbly and not at all dense. The butter cream was so generously slabbed on the cake. Though it was a thick layer but not cloying. I enjoyed it but my mom didn’t.

Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake

My mom loves the Red Velvet Cake as it has a very chocolaty flavour. But I find it pretty normal, though the cake is very soft and fluffy. As soft as a sponge cake.

Lemon Yoghurt Loaf
Lemon Yoghurt Loaf

Lastly, the Lemon Yoghurt loaf. The cake tasted like butter cake with some hint of orange aroma and a little sourish from the yoghurt. The texture is much firmer and denser than the other two slices. It came as a loaf with sugar frosting glaced on the top of the loaf to balance the sourness I suppose.

The presentation of Chalk Farm’s cake is not pretentious. You won’t find extra cream added just to enhance or beautified the look of the cake. What notable is the texture of their cake, soft and fluffy and not at all dense in an oil cake. That was excellent. But in terms of the flavour-wise, as some are rather unique, there were mixed view among myself and my mom so it is very much personal preference involved. I suppose it is this uniqueness that make their cake extraordinary.

The Chalk Farm
290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-K24 Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6235 2872

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Chalk-Farm/162391380447702

Opening Hours

Daily 1000 to 2100

Getting There

By MRT: North-South line – Orchard or Somerset station

By Bus:
– alight opp Ngee Ann City along Orchard Boulevard – 14, 14e, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A

- alight at National Youth Council along Grange Road – 7, 14, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 174, 174e, 175, 971E

- alight at Lucky Plaza along Orchard Road – 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502, 502A

- alight opp Mandarin Orchard along Orchard Road – 36, 77, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 171, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 700, 700A, 971E

Rating: 8/10

JBM Coffee & Dining At One Raffles Place

There is no lack of food at One Raffles Place. I have passed by JBM Coffee & Dining since the shop was under renovation. Finally the wait is over.

JBM Coffee & Dining Shop Front
JBM Coffee & Dining Shop Front

It has very much a casual dining environment with a bean roaster as the centre piece in the cafe. It’s a pity that the seats were placed closely to each other. Otherwise it would have been more comfy.

Set Lunch Menu
Set Lunch Menu

Apart from Ala Carte, they also offer set lunch from 11am to 2pm. Though the set lunch selection is very limited but value for money. I missed the offering as I was there after 2pm.

JBM Ling Duck
JBM Ling Duck

I couldn’t decide between the JBM Ling Duck and a salad. As I was feeling hungry so I chose the pasta instead. Moreover it was a chef specialty. The pasta was Al Dente. There were a few types of mushrooms and asparagus added into the dish together with sliced of pan fried smoked duck. The amount of ingredients added was a pretty generous amount. The sauce was creamy and was a little sour; tasted like some sort of vinegar. The dish was pleasant.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

With the name of the shop having the word “coffee” and the roaster as the centre piece, I thought I should test out their coffee to see how they fare. The first sip of the coffee was filled with nutty flavour. I thought it was pretty excellent. But subsequent sip, I felt the coffee lack of a body, it was light and with with medium acidity. Towards the end, while the coffee cooled, the nutty flavour was replaced with a strong butterscotch flavour.

JBM Coffee & Dining is a good place for coffee. Food-wise above average. I will consider returning to try their salad.

JBM Coffee & Dining
One Raffles Place #03-23/24/25 Singapore 048616
Tel: +65 6536 1047

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/JBM-Coffee-Dining/681299231946815

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 0930 to 2130; Saturday – Sunday 1100 to 2130

Getting There

By MRT: North South line and East-West line – Raffles Place station

By Bus:
– alight at Prudential Tower along Cecil Street – 57, 131, 167, 700, 971

- alight opp AIA Tower along Robinson Road – 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e

- alight at OCBC Centre along Church Street – 186 , 970

- alight at OUE Bayfront along Shenton Way – 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 971E

Rating: 7/10

Sunday Folks @ Chip Bee Gardens Serving Soft Serve Ice Cream

Creamier is now turning to Soft Serve Ice Cream with the opening of Sunday Folks, at a hipster area, Holland Village. And to be specific, it is at Chip Bee Gardens. Unlike their first venture which is at a quiet neighbourhood. This new venture seems to be they are really into attracting the young crowd.

Counter
Counter

When I arrived at the shop, I was taken aback to find the cafe crowded with a queue on a weekday afternoon. I was planning to enjoy the waffle with a soft serve but my original plan has to be changed to takeaway.

Menu
Menu

After browsing the one page menu, with six flavour of soft serve ice cream to choose from, I was indecisive between the Earl Grey Lavender and the Sea Salt Gula Melaka. Somehow Sea Salt Gula Melaka has more charm and I was won over by it.

Number Cone
Number Cone

I was given a number cone after I was done with my ordering at the counter. The wait was quite a while and finally, my takeaway cone was served to me.

My Takeaway, Sea Salted Gula Melaka Soft Serve Cone
My Takeaway, Sea Salt Gula Melaka Soft Serve Cone

The Sea Salt Gula Melaka was lightly in flavour with very light amount of saltiness and very light gula melaka flavoured. I like the mochi and the sesame crisp. Initially, I thought the dark brown coloured cone was a chocolate flavoured cone but it doesn’t taste like there was chocolate. The texture of the cone is like the belgium biscuit wafer and it wasn’t too sweet.

On another occasion, I was craving for soft serve ice cream, so I went down to try their Earl Grey Lavender. The Earl Grey aroma is far too light. I would have preferred it to be a little stronger.

Earl Grey Lavender Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone
Earl Grey Lavender Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone

The soft serve ice cream is as good as the Creamier ice cream. It was as good as expected. Hopefully, when returned, I will find a seat so that I could enjoy it with their signature waffle. And I hope they could have matcha flavour in future too.

 

Sunday Folks
44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-52 Singapore 278116
Tel: +65 6479 9166

FB: https://www.facebook.com/sundayfolks.singapore

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Friday 1600 to 2130; Saturday – Sunday 1200 to 2200; Closed on Mondays

Getting There

By MRT: Circle line – Holland Village

By Bus:
– alight at Blk 12 or at Holland Village MRT station along Holland Avenue 48, 61, 95, 106, 970
– alight at or opposite Holland Village along Holland Road 7, 61, 75, 77, 95, 165, 970

Rating: 7.5/10

Tart @ Star Vista, Surprisingly … …

Tart is a pastry shop that only sells tart at The Star Vista. It is at the second floor which is non-airconditioned though it is still indoor.

Tart - Shop
Tart – Shop

The kiosk like shop has a small dinning area. The design it very much like dinning in a garden, very lovely. For the menu, click here.

My Takeaway, Blueberry Cheese Tart & Lemon Tart
My Takeaway, Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart & Lemon Tart

I decided to have a takeaway instead of having there. I brought a Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart and a Lemon Tart home to share with my mom. Our verdict was … … the tarts tasted horrible. After taking a few bites, our tolerance level was over, we decided not to finish the tart. My mom usually has higher tolerance level but she couldn’t take it as well.

First the tart base was thick, is almost 50% of the tart. It was dense and the texture was to the extend of hard and not buttery in taste or whatever. Next the filling of tart was not tasty at all. The Lemon Tart though has a lemon flavour but I find that it tasted too artificial, while the blueberry cream cheese, there was only the sweet blueberry taste and no cream cheese flavour.

Our conclusion, we find that the tarts were a disastrous.

 

Tart
The Star Vista #02-27C, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6268 4491

Opening Hours

Saturday – Thursday 1000 to 2200; Fridays and Eve of Public Holidays 1000 to 2300

Getting There

By MRT: Circle line or East-West line – Buona Vista station

By Bus:
– alight at or opp Buona Vista station along North Buona Vista Road – 74, 91, 92, 95, 191, 196, 198, 200
– alight at or opp Buona Vista station along Commonwealth Avenue West – 105, 106, 147, 185

Rating: 4/10