Daily: 11:30 - 15:00
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
Ma Maison is located at Central and serves Japanese and Western Fusion Food.
It has been a long while, Ma Maison @ The Central. Last visited in 2011, and recently had a chance to get re-acquainted with the place and the food, once more. Sourcing for a place to dine, and had wanted to try newer places (say, aren't that what we are doing nowadays?) but eventually, decided to drop by Ma Maison. Had always liked its cosy ambiance.
country-styled Japanese interior nice shade
There were 3 of us, so we got ourselves an appetiser, a soup, 3 mains and a fruit tart to share. Service was quick and friendly.
clam chowder soup @$6.30++ chockful of clams
The clam chowder soup was rather enjoyable. Warm soup to start is always a good idea.
Noted that Ma Maison's cocktails are priced reasonably at less than $10, so got myself a Sangria to try. The bottom of the glass had some kind of syrup (am guessing is fruit syrup), so one got to stir the stuffs in. Sweeter than the usual Sangrias but still nice to sip. Quite good to pair with the fried cheese fritters!
Sangria @$9.50++ cheese fritter @$9.80++ camembert cheese
The cheese fritters were like comfort-food. Familiar like our local fried fritters yet, has the element of western cheese. Served with a honey dip, which we made full-use of. The taste was enhanced when a little honey was applied.
The karubi don arrived in its cast pan, and looked pretty good to eat. Bottom most of the pan consist of rice, layered on top with slices of beef karubi and sauced. Then, topped with various vegetables such as baby corn, asparagus, broccoli, and carrots. Pinched some to eat and the sauce was rather salty. The beef slices were good though. Tender with a slight chew.
Another friend ordered the Tonkatsu ala-carte and it arrived looking good. The pork cutlet was of a good sized and served with a small mound of potato salad and a huge pile of shredded cabbage. The cutlet was fried to a golden brown and has quite a good crunch on the crumbed crust.
豚カツ @$16.80++ (ala-carte) looking rosy
Think this should be the normal loin cut and the meat was rather lean. Has a good firm meat texture and those bits that had some fats, were so good!
I had the Omu Tonteki, which was essentially egg-wrapped fried rice with grilled pork loin slices. The egg was nicely wobbly and soft but unfortunately, the pork was a letdown in terms of texture. It was too tough. Taste wise, it was enjoyable.
Lastly, ended the night with something sweet; a mixed fruit tart....
Originally posted at: purple-eats.blogspot.com/2016/04/ma-maison-restaurant-central-clarke-quay.html
Been here a couple of times for dinner, loving their squid ink pasta! This is my first time going there for lunch as I'm working nearby. Ordered Set A inclusive of Striploin Steak with Red Wine Sauce, Soup, Salad, Bread and Iced Tea. All these for only SGD 12.90++, which is SGD 15.18 inclusive of 7% GST and 10% service charge. The soup was nice, salad contains mushroom which was surprising and the main dish - Striploin Steak was great. I will definitely return to try out other set lunches.
there is a great variety of food here. if you come durig lunch time, you can choose their lunch set at a very afortable price. the have decious food such as pan fried dory with tomatoe sauce, steak with red wine sauce, chicken cutlet, chicken stew with brown sauce,pork steak with garlic sauce, deep fried chicken and seaweed with japanese sauce, vegetable pork roll with brown sauce, scotch egg,pan fried dory with japanese ororshi daikon sauce. during peak hours, do expect some queue but the staff is generally helpful. the ambience is comfortable and i find it a great place to reward yourself after a hard day's work
ate at The Central Ma Maison 2 days ago and ordered their Sirloin Steaks highly recommended by the friend I dined with. Half of my steak was so tasteless and rubbery that my jaws were sores from chewing. And the surface was too charred that I had to scrape off the charred surface like a burnt toasted bread. And when I finally gave up after a few bites as the steak was really tasteless and rubbery that we requested to see the waitress and manager. To our surprise especially in Japanese service excellence standard, as customers, we were blamed for not bringing this up earlier (there were the cut steak with only 2 bites off so not sure what the servers meant by earlier?), instead of apologizing or being embarrassed with falling short of the standard Ma Maison group claims to live up to.