Not to be confuse with that Vietnamese noodle bar, Nam Nam. I like to think of Miam Miam as a souffle specialty shop. They’ve been around since end 2013 and with a second outlet located far west (Westgate, Jurong) of Singapore, it does signal to me this French inspired Japanese bistro is worth a visit.
Fortunately, I needn’t have to travel far out since they have one conveniently situated within city. Bugis Junction to be exact. This is probably the only place I know where (affordable) souffles are regard as main courses. They have a few renditions like Souffle Au Curry ($16.80); Japanese curry rice with formy egg and cheese and Souffle De Nuage ($15.50); Tomato sautéed rice topped with fluffed of egg and cheese. I kinda like the idea of baked rice with souffle. But take note not to order one for yourself. My partner and I felt queasy after our second scoop.
If souffles doesn’t entice you for lunch, consider their bisques & sandwiches section of the menu. Almost every table I peered at order their French Toast ($15.80) as starters. If I were them, I would request mine without that dollop of whipped cream but that’s personal preferences.
I have mixed thoughts about their Iced Coffee ($6.20). On one hand it’s comforting to have a cold brewed coffee but yet for a cup of long black, I do find it a little pricey.
On a side note, tap water is $0.50. Freeflow but not free entirely.Their pastas on the other hand is what I would recommend. If you are famish, you could finish that huge plate on your own. While I wouldn’t say I’m daring to risk blackening my mouth in front of my lunch partner with their squid ink pasta.
The Miam Miam Spaghetti ($15.80) is one hearty dish with frankfurters, tomatoes, baby spinach and bacons to share. It wasn’t one of those pasta with a pool of creamy sauce under like I expect to be though. But hey, different chefs have different methods but I do wonder what’s the secret broth stated in the description…
Pancakes or souffles. Needless to say, I’m sticking to fluffy whipped eggs for desserts! At $9.80 for a plain souffle, this is probably my new found favourite for the French airy dessert. That is till I saw how small the portion was. Gobi might be a little expensive but at least it’s twice the volume of Miam Miam’s rendition.
It was a light dessert. Potentially worth considering after a heavy meal. But it’s a little too bland for me even for a Vanilla Souffle ($9.80). Perhaps their valrhona chocolate and matcha ones might fare better?
I would say Miam Miam is a nice place to addition to all the eateries in Bugis area but I thought the hype generated when they first open don’t really justify me to come back frequently. Still, you don’t find a lot of souffles specialty shops in Singapore right?
But if you are, then this might just be the place to impress your date.
Bugis Junction #02-14
200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Tel: +65 68370301
Mon to Fri: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm