Miam Miam – French And Japanese Fusion

Miam Miam – French And Japanese Fusion

With both French and Japanese culinary fusion style, it sums up to this restaurant called Miam Miam in the newly revamped Bugis Junction shopping mall. Pride with the slogan of “Made from scratch daily!”, Miam Miam brings out the best ingredients and flavors of the Japanese cuisines together with the French’s cooking techniques. That makes it simply best of both worlds. The orange bulb lightings and industrial style of design seems to make this open concept restaurant the central of attraction in Bugis Junction. With the help of technology today, pressing the service button on the dining table will alert the service staffs. No more looking around and trying to catch their attention when you need assistance. For family with kids, Miam Miam or “yum yum” in French, has sofa seats available which will come in handy for the kids to sit more comfortably.

 

Miam Miam - The French And Japanese Fusion Restaurant

 

This restaurant’s food menu is comprehensive, serving fluffy baked Soufflé and French Toasts to homemade Japanese curry and the lighter taste of Japanese pasta. Rated delicious and “only in Miam Miam” was their Peanut Butter & Banana Milkshake ($8.20) and Berries Soda ($8.80). Miam Miam also served “superior quality green tea” such as Hot Matcha Latte ($6.80), Iced Matcha Latte With Matcha Softee ($8.80) and Matcha Hot Chocolate ($7.80). For caffeine addicts, Hot Coffee (5.20), Iced Coffee ($6.20) and Iced Coffee With Softee ($7.20) does sound good too.

My Iced Coffee and Iced Coffee With Softee are both black coffee with the option to put some milk and sugar to enhance the taste. They were like Iced Americano. With a slightly sour aftertaste, the Iced Coffee With Softee will taste much better and creamier.

 

Miam Miam - The French And Japanese Fusion Restaurant

 

I have ordered the Riz Au Curry ($15.50) which is actually baked rice with homemade Japanese curry, pork frankfurters, broccoli, cheese and egg. Surprisingly, the Riz Au Curry was not spicy, tasted sweet and delicious. My little one really enjoyed this curry dish.

 

Miam Miam - The French And Japanese Fusion Restaurant

 

Next up was the Soufflé De Nuage ($15.50) which is the home-style fresh tomato sautéed rice topped with the fluffy baked clouds of eggs and cheese. When served on my table, the soufflé was wobbly and slicing it open could get a little messy. First taste? The outer layer of the soufflé was crusty while the inside was moist and the tomato sautéed rice had slices of ham and mushrooms.

 

Miam Miam - The French And Japanese Fusion Restaurant

 

Wait for fifteen minutes and here comes the Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé ($13.80). Heavenly chocolaty and moist inside, this freshly baked soufflé is a must try for all chocolate lovers.

 

Miam Miam - The French And Japanese Fusion Restaurant

 

My mains and dessert from Miam Miam at Bugis Junction were served fresh and really hot on my table. The iced water will be charged $0.50 per glass and it is refillable. The service staffs were prompt in attending to us when the service button was pressed. The overall impression of service and food were good and it is worth to give it a try when you happen to visit Bugis Junction.

 

Address of my review:
Miam Miam
#02-14 Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street,
Singapore 188021.

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:30am to 10:00pm

Telephone: (65) 6837 0301
Website: http://miam.sg

 

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New Playground Photography

New Playground Photography

After getting a glimpse of our new house, my wife and myself decided to bring Kayden to the newly constructed playground in our neighborhood. We were under the blazing late morning sun and having lots of fun in this playground. Kayden’s favorite was the yellow slide but his attention was quickly drawn away when he saw a pair of binoculars which he believes he could watch some flying birds from afar. Like a little explorer, he peeked into it, got excited and said, “Oh! Many birds flying!” Then he slide down, climbed the steps up and peeked into the binoculars again and said, “Oh! Many birds flying!” This binoculars scene kept repeating until Mama said, “Time to play something else.” So were there many birds flying? Nope, just his cheeky imaginations.

The spinning tub? I am not sure what is the name for this blue tub play thing, but Kayden truly enjoyed spinning this blue tub and shout “waaaahhhh!” into it. Probably, the reason was shouting into this tub creates some echoes and amplify his voice. Kayden find this fascinating. While this blue tub is used for sitting and spinning in circles, he just enjoyed shouting into it.

 

New Playground Photography

 

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Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

If I were to revisit and recapture again, I would say I will do a reblog for Tomo Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant located in the Singapore’s Esplanade. Back in 2012 during my visit to Tomo Izakaya (click here for my post), it was a fantastic and memorable dining experience, and my wife and myself really enjoyed the Japanese cuisine prepared by this restaurant.

Alfresco dining area, layout of the restaurant and the same signboard, nothing much has changed since my last visit. Now, I headed back to Tomo Izakaya Japanese restaurant to check out if this restaurant still remains that good quality taste of Japanese cuisine that I used to enjoy two years ago.

 

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

 

I always love to start off my meals with some fresh salad to get my appetite warmed up. Back then, I have ordered the Ton-Syabu, which is a Japanese salad with thin slices of boiled pork, small tomatoes, some onions and sesame sauce. During this visit, I have ordered the Tomo Cesar Salad ($9.00), which is a bowl of fresh greens with slices of seasoned mushrooms and onsen egg. Stirring this bowl of salad and taking my first taste “warms” me up because of the hint of wasabi added into the salad dressing. The ingredients were fresh and I really enjoyed those crispy greens.

 

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

 

Following up were my orders of the Tomo Izayaka’s Ebi Ten Maki ($12.50) and California Maki ($10). They were both beautifully rolled sushi with great flavor and chewy mouthfeel. The Ebi Ten Maki is rolled up with tempura prawns and cucumber.

 

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

 

Despite with the simple ingredients of crab sticks, chucks of avocado and slices of cucumbers, the California Maki was refreshingly delicious.

 

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

 

Served really hot and tasted average was the Kimchi Fried Rice. This bowl of fried does not taste spicy and tangy, just a hint of Kimchi flavor when enjoying it.

 

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

 

No desserts, but my final bite was the Shitake Mentai Cheese ($7.00), which is actually Shitake mushrooms wrapped with pork belly and followed by grilling them with cheese and spicy cod roe. Drizzle some lemon juice onto the skewers makes it a tasty Kushiyaki dish.

 

Revisit Dining Experience In Tomo Izakaya

 

Back and now, the quality of taste and freshness in Tomo Izayaka at the Esplanade never seems to disappoint me. I loved their Japanese cuisine but I do feel that the price tags are a little steep. The overall ambience in this restaurant was relaxed and it is a good place to laugh your hearts out with your friends.

 

Address of my review:
Tomo Izakaya
8 Raffles Avenue
#01-09 Esplanade Mall Singapore
Phone: (65) 6333 0012

Opening Hours :
Lunch : 12:00pm to 2.30pm
For Dinner :
Sunday to Thurday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm (last order at 10pm)
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 6:00pm to 1:00am (last order at 12am)

Website: http://www.tomoizakaya.com

 

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Maki-San At The Cathay

Maki-San At The Cathay

Most sushi rolls in Japanese restaurants are pretty much the same, but in Maki-San, you can design the type of sushi to suit your tastebuds and moods with the ingredients you truly love. Located near to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and right at the basement of The Cathay, Maki-San is a small dining fast food restaurant with colourful walls and wacky cartoon posters that will brighten up everyone’s day. With a slogan of “Take out what you don’t like!“, this phase says it all for a design your own sushi restaurant.

Maki-San at The Cathay serves two sizes of sushi meals for their customers, namely the Little San ($7.90) and Mega San ($9.90). Ordering your customise sushi rolls at the counter is really simple. With a piece of sushi form and a pen, you can choose to have Japanese white rice or brown rice and roll them up with either traditional Nori (seaweed) or healthy soy (extra $1.00). With up to 27 essentials ingredients, 11 specials, 12 sprinkles and 17 sauces to choose from, you will definitely be spoilt on “what to stuff” your DIY sushi rolls with. For the crispy food lovers, you can even have your sushi fried with an additional top up of $1.50.

 

Maki-San At The Cathay

Maki-San At The Cathay

 

Salads are also available in three sizes, Little San ($7.90), Big San ($9.90) and Mega San ($11.90). I created my own pasta salad with ingredients such as Jalapeños, broccoli and boiled eggs. It was wonderful to choose what I really like.

 

Maki-San At The Cathay

 

During my self-collection of my food orders, it was a pleasant surprise to see my sushi rolls served in colourful patterned boxes.

 

Maki-San At The Cathay

Maki-San At The Cathay

Maki-San At The Cathay

 

If you are craving for some healthy quick bites in Dhoby Ghaut area, Maki-San at The Cathay is a good fast food restaurant to satisfy your stomach at a reasonable price tag. This is a great food idea for picky foodie’s and health conscience people. Even though the sushi taste is not of top notch quality, the taste is decent enough to make you go back to Maki-San and create your own sushi rolls again.

 

Address of my visit
Maki-San
2 Handy Road, #B1-17/18
Singapore 229233

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:30am to 9:30pm
Friday to Saturday: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am to 9:30pm

Telephone: (65) 6737 8772
Website: https://www.facebook.com/rollwithmakisan

 

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Chin Mee Chin Coffee And Cake Shop

Chin Mee Chin Coffee And Cake Shop

Life should be as simple as enjoying a breakfast toast and coffee in Chin Mee Chin coffee and cake shop. This place located along East Coast Road is an old-fashioned confectionary house without any artificially created ambience of the oldies. No iPad ordering system, visually beautiful food menu and air-con, just ceiling fans circulating the warm air, table sharing with other diners and energetic old folks with pencil and papers taking orders.

Opened at 8:00am, this coffee house was full house by the morning working crowd, where they would grab a cup of hot coffee and toast before heading to office.

 

Chin Mee Chin Coffee And Cake Shop

 

Auntie serves my wonderful morning breakfast altogether: kopi, two half-boiled eggs and kaya butter bun toast. The kaya spread was sweet and rich in pandan flavor. The bun was really soft and not dry, which I really love it.

 

Chin Mee Chin Coffee And Cake Shop

 

The half-boiled eggs were done exactly the way I love it. While the egg white was runny, the thin outer layer of the egg yolks were almost cooked and the inner yolks are viscous, not runny. Sprinkle some pepper and dipping drops of black sauce onto my eggs is the way I like it. My cup of coffee was a classic! My whole breakfast package in Chin Mee Chin Coffee and Cake Shop cost $3.70.

 

Chin Mee Chin Coffee And Cake Shop

 

Chin Mee Chin is a good place to enjoy the taste of tradition. Getting a seat in Chin Mee Chin is not easy due to it’s limited seating capacity, but it is worth the wait for good food.

 

Address of my visit
Chin Mee Chin Coffee And Cake Shop
204 East Coast Road
Singapore 428903

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Monday: Closed

Telephone: (65) 6345 0419
Website: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/chin_mee_chin_confectionery/

 

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CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans At Changi Village

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans At Changi Village

Every cafe that I have been to with my family have their own unique characteristics that attracts their usual customers such as aromatic cup of coffee, fantastic ambience to relax away or even friendly staffs that pay great attention to their customers. Not prominently seen, there is this little cafe located at Changi Village which I have visited recently called Chock Full Of Beans, or CFOB in short. This cafe is near to the bus terminal and sure has it’s own unique food style.

Inside this cafe, the seating available was limited, but alfresco dining was largely available as there is the flexibility to open up more tables and chairs to cater for more customers. In the weekend brunch menu, CFOB serves up to fourteen choices of mains such as Eggs Benedict ($12), Ultimate Swiss Rosti ($18) and Buttermilk Waffles ($9), salads, soup of the day ($7), sandwiches and wraps. Besides the usual coffee menu, CFOB serves some unique beverages such as Rose Latte ($5.90), Macadamia Brulee ($6.50), Iced Chocolate with Wild Berry ($7) and Honey Matcha ($7). Beer and cider are available in this cafe too.

 

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans

 

Serving my beverages on the table were my specially requested Matcha Latte ($5.50) and Flat White ($4.50). With the beautiful and colourful cartoon art on the milky foam, I find them rather amusing. Despite my beverages took a while longer to be served, it does made me happy seeing lovely latte art.

 

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans

 

On my side of the table was the Portobello Benedict ($13), which comes with poached eggs topped onto portobello mushrooms and toasted homemade toast.

 

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans

 

The Chock Full Of Scramble ($11) comes with a flavorful bowl of homemade baked beans, scrambled eggs and homemade toast.

 

CFOB: Chock Full Of Beans

 

The Portobello Benedict and Chock Full Of Scramble were both simple mains which tasted average, but what makes these both mains even better was the thick slices of homemade toasts. The addition of sesame seeds on the toasts makes them simply delicious. I can just have them plain. The homemade toasts are available for side order with butter and jam at a price of $4.

 

Address of my visit
Chock Full Of Beans
Blk 4 Changi village road #01-2090
Singapore 500004

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am to 10:00pm

Telephone: (65) 6214 8839
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cfob.changi

 

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