Li Tian •
11 Dec 2014 • 226 reviews • 8 followers
Another Hoshino? Maybe? Maybe not. For full review and pics visit here
The Miam Miam Spaghetti was our favourite. Like a typical Japanese wafu pasta, the cream is kept to a minimum or literally non existent. But when French butter, onion, shoyu and some secret broth is reduced in a right way and tossed with sausages, spinach and bacon, the dish ($16.80++) turned out brilliant, better than it should be for what went into it.
Interestingly, the Riz Noir ($16.50++) which resembled a Spanish squid ink paella, is made with Hokkaido's top grade ika sumi powder. The grains had a delectable firm chewy bites and garlicky flavour, though the scrambled eggs were far from the soft runny Japanese style omelette. Meanwhile, it was the opposite situation for the Souffle de Nuage ($17.50++); slightly clumpy glutinous rice-like tomato grains that are cleverly masqueraded beneath the golden and cheesy tasting whipped eggs.
For the sweets, french toasts ($10.80++) with their irresistible buttery aroma are probably the best morning call one like to receive but these stiff, slightly dry brioche deprived of the moist eggy flavour seems to lack a bit of that charm. Matcha desserts such as matcha parfait ($11.80++) or matcha souffle ($11.80++) are made with top grade matcha powder from Japan but unfortunately the taste did not come forth. Stick to the Varlhona chocolate soufflé ($13.80++). It was excellent.