This cafe’s soft opening on 18th April started with a long queue. I’m not sure about the first day but now they have a queue ticket system. A few days later, my friends and I thought the queue will continue but we were lucky we manage to get to a table on a Monday evening. (Note: For soft opening, they will be open at 11am – 8pm from18 April – 6 June).
Most of the shops around this cafe are yet to open. So currently there is less light from the building but if you take the seats inside, it’s better.
Their signature design that would capture many photo takers is the rabbit ear chairs. Not all tables have that chair but you get it, you’re lucky. Otherwise like us, unfortunately not so lucky. Sorry no photo.
I knew about this cafe when I visited the shop in Taipei. Their main dishes are the desserts. So let’s start with them.
Matcha with Azuki Beans Honey Toast (S$19.90)
One of their top dessert (from Taiwan’s top list) is Honey Toast. You get to choose how your toast would be made; soft, regular or crispy. We chose crispy. The crispy toast is served on green tea purée topped with green tea ice cream and Azuki beans covered with a layer of cream and green tea drizzle while finished with a green tea macaron, green tea almond crisps and a few cranberries. Yes, you can see that I have repeated “green tea” multiple times. You will need to really love green tea to enjoy this dessert because its matcha taste is very strong. For me, I am overwhelmed by it. As for the toast, recommended to eat it while freshly made. It will gradually lose its crisp to the ice cream and air. What I like of this dessert is although it’s covered by a layer of cream, the cream does not leave an oily after taste.
Valrhona Chocolate Waffle (S$12.90), additional Mochi topping (S$2.00) and Bailey’s or Chocolate ice cream (S$2.50)
I look forward to trying this waffle since I missed my chance when I was in Taipei. Flower waffle sandwiched with mochi, topped with cream, chocolate chips, Valrhona chocolate drizzle and Bailey’s ice cream. Accompanying at the side with maple syrup. Valrhona is a premium French chocolate brand, if you’re wondering what it is. It’s enjoying to munch with chewy mochi and Bailey’s ice cream. Its chocolate is not sweet if you have sweet tooth but I liked it. What I least expected but I don’t know if it’s meant to be that way is the waffle is not crispy and aromatic enough on its own. So I suggest that you should eat all ingredients together and it’s still an enjoyable dessert.
Okay, let’s come back to some of their appetizer and main dishes. It’s nothing too fancy but it serves rather good ingredients.
Mentaiko Spaghetti in Cream Sauce (S$18.90) – chef’s recommendation
It’s a simple dish of spaghetti with cod roe in white wine cream sauce topped with dried seaweed flakes. Although it does not have a lot of ingredients but it’s appetizing because of the cod roe’s crunch and cream sauce’s saltiness.
Buffalo Wings (S$15.90)
Mmm… Spicy spiced wings. For my poor tolerance level for spiciness, it’s a little spicy but it’s pungent taste could satisfy my taste bud. It’s a try for me.
Truffle Mushroom Risotto with Freshly Shaved Truffle (S$24.90)
The only risotto on the menu but its name was quite attractive to lure us to try. As describe in the menu, mixed wild mushrooms, red onions, garlic, simmered in white wine reduction topped with fresh black truffle shavings, Parmesan cheese and truffle oil. Fragrantly cooked with pungent truffle and onion taste at every mouth.
Go for a try! or if you’re in Taipei, try it there too! ^_^
Overall rating : 6/10
15, Stamford Road
Tel: +65 6384 3310
Operating hours (after official opening):
Monday – Thursday 11.00am – 12.00am
Friday – Saturday 11.00am – 3.00am
Sunday 11.00am – 12.00am