Hoshino Coffee – Singapore
I’ve been wanting to visit this Japanese cafe since I saw the fluffy “soufflé” pancake models displayed outside the store.
But there was a queue for the longest time outside Hoshino Coffee and I never managed to try until now. And was it worth the wait?
I must say not really. The pancakes aren’t really glorified airy soufflé pancakes. They were more like a dense sponge cake with a dollop of clotted cream and a small pitcher of honey on the side.
But I’m glad to say although I was disappointed by the pancake, I did like the main courses at Hoshino.
My favourite dish was the Tomato Cream Omu Rice. A fluffy egg encases crispy rice with bits of mushroom and bacon drenched in a comforting tomato cream gravy. The chunks of mozzarella added a pizza-like quality to the dish with a gluey consistency. Very filling and very good.
Well I must say even though I was disappointed with the soufflé pancakes, I was suitably impressed by the Japanese-Western food at Hoshino. Strange how you go in thinking you’ll love one thing but leave liking another.
Visit Hoshino Coffee in Plaza Singapura level 3 (the new wing).