Miam Miam: Not so yum-yum?

Miam Miam: Not so yum-yum?

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After hearing much about Miam Miam, I finally found the time to go down and check them out. Miam Miam boasts a menu filled with fusion French-Japanese food, and also offers quite a variety of desserts, with their specialty being the soufflé!

We were there for lunch, so we ordered a total of 5 main dishes to try. The menu is rather small, so it was easy to decide. They offer a few main selections…Sandwiches, Pastas, Pizzas and Baked Rice.

First up, we have their Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich!

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The portion was rather small, and the sandwich was served on normal looking hot dog buns as compared to artisan bread. Aren’t the french good for their baguettes and freshly baked breads? Well, this was a visual disappointment.

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Tastewise, it was average, but there seemed to be too much teriyaki sauce, and the sandwich verged on being too soggy.

Next, we have the Bolognese with Onsen Egg.

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This definitely looked a lot better than the sandwich. The egg was runny, just how an onset egg should be. The portion was generous, and the pasta was al dente.

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My brother seemed to enjoy this dish, and he wiped the plate clean. Pastas would be a safe choice here!

Riz Au Curry is a baked curry rice dish with an egg and sausages. 
photo 3-3The portion was rather small, but sufficient for ladies. Especially since baked rice tends to be a heavier dish. The curry flavour was nice, and it wasn’t very spicy, just like most Japanese curries. The egg was runny too, which added a new dimension to the baked rice when the yolk was stirred in. This was not too bad!

I ordered the Squid Ink Baked Rice, although I can’t remember what it was called on the menu.
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I’ve never tried Squid Ink before, so I was not sure what to expect. The dish came topped with a generous portion of omu egg, but the eggs were cooked through, so the texture was closer to that of an omelette rather than boasting a rich creamy texture. The eggs were rather oily, although they remained fluffy throughout.

The squid ink did little to add flavour, and the dish was very salty overall. The prawns used were plump, but they used frozen prawns rather than fresh prawns which was a disappointment. Kudos to them for the fresh, and juicy squids though. I don’t normally like squid, but they cooked theirs well. Apart from that, I didn’t really enjoy this dish.

Souffle du Nuage

photo 4-3This is their specialty! In layman terms, this is a Baked Egg Souffle Rice, which is described to have tomato rice, topped with a light cheese and egg soufflé.  We were very impressed when it was served.
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However, even though it looked good, this was disappointing as the rice was barely coated in any tomato sauce, as you can see. The egg & cheese soufflé sounded amazing, but when executed, was rather lacklustre. It’s a good idea… but taste wise it was just tasted like an air-filled egg, egg foam to say the least.
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Overall, Miam Miam was a letdown. The ambience is very welcoming, and on the whole, Miam Miam looked very promising, and the dishes were visually impressive. Portions were on the small side…and taste wise, they were disappointing. Food that looks good, but doesn’t taste good? Well, I know I won’t be coming back again.

Rating: 5/10

Miam Miam
#02-14 Bugis Junction,
200 Victoria Street
Singapore 188021.
Tel: 6837 0301

Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays, 11.30am till 10.00pm

Miam Miam
#01-21/22 Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive,
Singapore 608532
Tel: 68370301

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