The new extension of Plaza Sing seems to be enjoying brisk business especially for Tim Ho Wan which enjoys long snaking queues outside the mall. Queue for an hour with a queue number? Maybe- I can complete grocery shopping or whatever during this time. But stand in the queue for an hour w/o aircon?? No thanks…
J and I immediately made a U-turn for my back-up plan- Hoshino Coffee. There was a queue but our table for two came within 5 minutes. The menu has a pretty sizable selection of savouries and sweets. Picking the pancake souffle and Parfait were no-brainers given that the display of these desserts up front looked so enticing. Fuwawa souffles kept coming out from the kitchen in quick succession so we decided not to miss out on that either.
The savoury souffle was cheesy, creamy- lets sum it up in one word, rich-and texture-wise, foamy. J who had never eaten a souffle before this was pretty fascinated so I brought her through the ingredients and process of making. She hates egg whites but noted there was no “protein taste” to this. There was also baked rice underneath cooked in some tomato base. Honestly I won’t be able to finish this on my own due to the huge portion and one-dimensional taste but sharing works! We loved it and scrapped every last grain out of the ramekin.
The pancake souffle is like a mega thick version of hotcakes (this is not a criticism) with the addition of a crusty exterior. The soft serve was a good choice because the pancake basically soaked up all the melted ice cream making it all the more delicious. Mangoes were surprisingly yellow yet very firm and tart (please don’t tell me they are canned…)- didn’t like it but finished it anyway.
My favourite though, was definitely our green tea parfait. A work of art this was. Haven’t tried the tsujiri one though I think i’ve heard and read enough to know how it tastes already haha.
Here the green tea soft serve was creamy, and bitter. They were really generous with the red bean too (always a plus point for me) with red bean paste inside the glass as well. I would loved to have more of that sesame tuile though which was aromatic and crunchy. I’m definitely replicating this at home soon.
What we didn’t like were the chunks of banana inside that seemed odd and out-of-place. Please don’t throw leftovers from your banana parfait into our green tea parfait tyvm.