Mr Men and Little Miss Themed CaféWith the recent announcement that Mr Men and Little Miss themed café will be gracing our sunny island from 5th July till end September, we decided to bring out our inner Mr Hungry and do a review on this timeless and quirky café.
Along a row of ordinary looking shophouses, the Mr Men and Little Miss presence is hard to miss with the Little Miss Princess figure dressed in a Sarong Kebaya right outside the café. Walk right in and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to your childhood again, reunited with familiar Mr Men and Little Miss characters plastered all over the place from the walls, tables and even the ceiling decorations.
Fried mantou with house-made Chilli Crab Dip ($11.90)
I really wanted to order truffle fries. Every inch of my body was craving for truffle fries. Yet, ordering this was the single best decision I made that day. By itself, the fried mantou would have been a severe let-down. However, paired with the chilli crab dip the mantou became something else entirely. The dip was not excessively sweet, but still packing the tangy punch we all know and love.
I guess the true champion here is the chilli crab dip. (I would have asked to “dabao” the sauce if I could)
Mr Bump Knock-out Nasi Lemak ($23.90)
This has to be the most colourful plate of nasi lemak to ever exist on this planet. I didn’t know where to start because there was honestly just too much going on on the plate. Points for creativity and cuteness aside, the blue rice lacked the fragrance found in normal kopitiam coconut rice and was too soggy for my liking. The popiah skin, while a good idea, failed to add anything to the dish.
What saved the dish from being an utter disaster however was the sambal chilli, the chicken and the Harajuku egg. The chilli sat comfortably when paired with the dish, packing just the right amount of spice to add flavour to its counterparts. The chicken was crispy and biting into its breaded crust revealed a hint of spice. Most Harajuku eggs suffer from being too hard or too bland, but this took me completely by surprise with its firm whites, runny yolk and slightly salty aftertaste. Just the way it should be.
Mr Happy Delightful Pancakes ($23.90)
Just as its name suggests, Mr Happy on your fluffy and light pancakes will turn anyone’s frown upside down.
With so much on your plate, it was hard to decide where to start. I eventually decided to start by spreading my pancakes with the petite size kaya jam. Both the pancakes and kaya jam were very light so you wouldn’t feel too full to finish the other components of this dish – hashbrown, scrambled eggs, roasted portobello mushroom, carrots, tempura mackerel otah and the garden salad. This would be something I’d recommend for someone who would want a heavy breakfast to start the day right.
Mr Strong Milo Red Velvet Waffles ($20.90)
This dessert had everything it needed to succeed. A good variety of fruits, a brownie that wasn’t too dry, a sauce that screamed “these calories are worth it!” – all plated beautifully for that perfect Instagram shot.
Yet, the star-studded support cast couldn’t save this dish from what was supposed to be its highlights. It was a good combination but I couldn’t taste red velvet at all in the waffle and the strawberry ice cream felt wrong, like the type of $1 ice-cream tubs I’d buy from NTUC to eat after a painful rejection.
MMLM Iced Chocolate ($10.90)
My initial thoughts were that the drink would be too sweet since it was iced chocolate topped off with whipped cream, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was on the mild side. An option for people who can’t stand sweet beverages to consider. Some of the beverages also come with a free Mr Men and Little Miss coaster or magnet you can take home!
Co-written by Sean Yeo
Address: Kumoya Singapore, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:20 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Social Media: Facebook
Closest MRT Station(s): Bugis/Lavender
This was a food tasting at Kumoya Singapore
The Mr Men and Little Miss themed café @ Kumoya Singapore is not a halal eatery.