Saturday, December 12, 2015

Paragon Shopping Mall L4. Cafe & Meal Muji

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, carpark is usually full on weekends in Paragon. Unfortunately, this mall does not allow motorcycles to park in the carpark.

Recently open on Level 4, where Sony used to be, the new tenant Muji opened a cafe inside its store. There are hot and cold deli where customers can choose to make their own combo which comes with 2 buns. Beverages sold separately and they have some interesting ones.

When I visited the cafe at about 3pm, I wanted to choose the Baked Bak Kut Teh with Honey Glaze but was told it will only be ready by 6pm. Feeling puzzled why there was no indications about such delay or absence of certain food items, I felt a bit lost as I did not know what I want to replace the choice with. Feeling flustered, I took Hokkaido Croquette, Black Vinegar sweet and sour pork, vegetables omelette and hijiki salad combo at $16.90. I added a pot of "Sunset Tea" which taste like mild oolong tea at $3.90.

Croquette is creamy but does not break up which is good. Sweet sour pork is nicely glazed, the way Japanese would usually do it and how I expect it from them. Omelette has plentiful of surprises from chunks of pumpkins to bits of asparagus and broccoli. Hijiki salad has a mild citrus dressing and I could find a variety of seaweeds, mesclun, small radish slices. The buns were warmed up but a bit chewy, I rather pa for a dollar for the rice. My group also ordered a plate of Butter Chicken Curry Rice at $14. It was not spicy for me and mostly contains chicken breast meat. It is done the Japanese curry way and does not have overwhelming buttery taste.

For desserts, we had the roasted tea pudding at $5.40. The pudding is soft and wobbly, freshly made better than compared to Tampopo at Liang Court. The dressing was roasted tea caramel which compliments the pudding very well. The rice cracker on top is very rich with sesame and seaweed, the way I like it as I am fond of sesame.

I would come back for another combo, and look forward to try the Bak Kut Teh.

Note, I saw the Butter Chicken Curry Rice was sold out by 3pm on Saturday? Those who want to try it maybe have to come early to try it!

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