Brother Bird – No More Honeycomb. Stateland Café Opens Another Soft Serve Cafe
Brother Bird took over the defunct Honeycomb at Bali Lane and nestled itself there. For your info, Brother Bird belongs to the Stateland Boys too.
Stateland Café first made an impact with their Red Velvet Waffles (good move), whereas Honeycomb was riding on the Korean soft serve wave (and we were worried for them).
At Brother Bird, there’s no more froyo. Instead, flavoured soft serves are available on a rotational basis. Are they trailing the softserve trend? (Read: 15 Soft Serves & Frozen Yogurt In Singapore)
In case you are wondering why is it call Brother Bird, one of the Stateland Café’s owners is nicknamed Bird because he likes eating granola.
(In Chinese, this would have been called 哥鸟 which will be really, really weird.)
Alas, something different at Brother Bird would be the Mochi Donuts with Softserve ($9), came with dual swirl of cookie butter and coconut softserve with almond crunch, dehydrated raspberry and salted caramel sauce.
On a closer look, it is shaped like bird’s ahem (poop) and ahem… pretty apt for Brother Bird’s image.
The mochi donut used was fried to crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Not too tough and good for shaping our jawlines. The entire cross- sectional area was filled with glutinous rice and the mix of warm doughnuts with cold soft serve was comforting.
We preferred a single flavour for our softserve as it felt less complex. Simplicity can be beautiful too.
Mochi Donuts ($4) were available separately in 2 flavours: Lychee & Raspberry and Madagascan Vanilla. We preferred the former with a sweet and floral taste. The Ispahan flavour would be complete if there’s rosewater added to it.
Only 2 soft serves were available, Cookie- Butter and Honey-dew Sago, both priced at $5.50. The latter was a rich, smooth and creamy coconut taste. We liked it.
Topped with coconut tuiles and fresh honeydew, it tasted like the traditional dessert that we were all too familiar with, except in the form of a soft serve.
The Cookie Butter on the other hand wasn’t as impressive and a tad salty with the sea salt added.
From normal doughnuts to mochi donuts, from liquid honeydew sago to soft serve. Brother Bird brings an innovative twist to the traditional desserts and we are excited about the future flavours that they will create.
30 Bali lane, Singapore 189966 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Wed-Mon), Closed Tues
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan. Find him on instagram @stormscape.
January 08, 2018