When I passed by this cafe for the first time, I thought it was a Vietnamese cafe because of its name ! Reminds me of the famous Nam Nam noodle bar though… both names seem to have some similarity, isn’t it ! But on closer look, it is a French Japanese cafe that focus on delicate fusion cuisine. Several times I wanna dine at this place, but always give up because of the queue. Seriously I hate to queue for foods, no matter how good it may be. I would rather wait for other opportunity.
Located at Bugis Junction on the 2nd floor, I was there before 6pm on a Friday evening and was glad that despite the signage said all guests will be seated after everyone is present, I was granted a seat even though the friend wasn’t around yet. But it was very strange, though the queue started building up around 7pm but there was still several empty seats within the cafe. Were those people not present in full attendance, that’s why they wasn’t granted the seats ? Or were the seats already being reserved ? Anyway, really beats me.
Coming back to the food here. I must say… they are indeed good !
Though the menu wasn’t extensive, with the focus mostly on 4 kinds of food, the Breads, the Spaghetti, the Rice, the Souffles and the Desserts.
The Riz Noir ($16.50++) which is the squid ink rice with assorted seafood, comes with an Omu egg. Though the portion looks small, but just nice for one. The black rice that was served in a black pan was almost invisible in the picture. Even the seafood was “coloured” with the “black ink”! I was quite weary of ordering this dish initially for the same reason. But since it is one of the signature, I ought to give it a try and I can say, I have no regrets for ordering it ! The rice was made flavourful with a good tweak of saltiness and garlicky taste. Though I feel that the omu egg which is abit plain on the tastebuds, seems to be rather out of place with the squid ink rice, but it does add fullness to the dish. The seafood is made up of frozen prawns, some squids and baby clams.
The MIAM Famous French Toast ($9.80++) , as listed on the menu, is an absolute Must-Have, Don’t Ask, Just Order ! Oh well, who can resist such a tempting captioned ? Though it is just bread, and a pretty expensive one on the menu too, but I have the same sentiments as what is described on the menu, yes, it is a must-have ! Served on a warm hotplate with whipped cream and golden syrup, the french toast was served in several cubes size dusted with icing sugar. Though it is a simple fare, but it tastes surprisingly good especially when dipped with the slightly sweet syrup.
The Miam Miam Spaghetti ($15.80++), is sauteed with frankfurters, tomatoes, baby spinach, bacon and tossed with french butter, a secret broth and shoyu. Typical an east-meet-west cuisine. The portion is huge, almost double the size of the squid ink rice and the actual presentation looks… erm… very unimpressive. Though it’s listed as the cafe’s all time favourite, but in actual fact, there don’t seem to be many ordering this dish. Quite ordinary I would say, and abit too salty for my liking too. And the huge serving does make it too much for one to bear. Looking at the soft boiled egg that was served on top of the spaghetti ~ does it resemble the “Moonlight Hor Fun” at those Zhi Char stalls ?
#02-14 Bugis Junction,
200 Victoria Street,
Singapore 188021 (65) 6837-0301 Monday – Friday
11:30 am to 10:00 pm Saturday – Sunday
11:30 am to 10:00 pm Miam Miam @ Westgate
3 Gateway Drive