Kumoya – Chio Eclairs And Savoury Pancakes From Karafuru Desserts (Pending Halal Certification)
Isn’t this Karafuru Desserts? The one with colourful éclairs and chio (pretty-looking) yogurt parfaits?
After closing for half a year, the team is back with a new management and a new direction. (Remember one period of time when Éclairs were quite IN?)
The café is also in the process of applying for Halal certification, so that Muslim friends will be able to enjoy these desserts soon.
Kumoya is made up of two words: “Kumo” means fluffy, light clouds and “ya” mean house, a place where we can experience the lightness of their desserts.
It seems like yesterday when I first stepped into the space that was occupied by Karafuru Desserts, with an almost intact interior.
Clean, white, minimalist, sounds like an ‘Instagram heaven’.
I think they will get this question often: So what’s the difference between Karafuru Desserts and Kumoya?
While the former focused more on Japanese inspired eclairs and yogurt parfaits, Kumoya offered both Sweet & Savory Pancakes in addition to their previous offerings.
The éclairs are now bite-sized Petite Éclairs (7cm long) at $3 each, $8.50 for 3 pieces, $16.50 for 6 pieces, $31.50 for 12 pieces.
Additional $0.50 will be charged for a takeaway box.
There are no more alcoholic eclairs (due to the pending Halal certification), and smaller sized eclairs are available at a wallet-friendly price.
Good for café hoppers who want to try more flavours.
The table’s favourite flavours were Matcha and Café Au Lait (milk coffee) with that distinct touch and taste.
The Yuzu and Passionfruit combination, on the other hand, was more citrusy and refreshing.
While the Yogurt Parfaits: Matcha ($15.90), Yuzu ($15.90), Sakura ($14.90) and Hazelnut ($14.90) may seem all familiar with similar toppings, the sauce is stronger, more pronounced and a tad sweeter now.
I personally found the previous incarnation too light (since they are Japanese inspired) in taste and preferred this version more though.
We appreciate the idea of having savory items here, after all, sweet food can be somewhat jelat (Rich) after awhile.
Pancakes come in both savory and sweet options, which has a striking resemblance to those at Faculty of Caffeine in Johor Bahru.
For something more filling other than desserts, there are Savory Pancakes that come in the form of Tempura Soft Shell Crab ($17.90), Karaage Chicken ($16.90) and Breakfast ($18.90) with turkey bacon, sauteed mushrooms and baked beans.
Even though the pancakes were slightly on the bland side, the golden brown crispy soft shell crab dipped in the wasabi mayo sauce for an additional punch was enjoyable.
The Sweet Pancakes were as oishii! They come in 3 flavours: Matcha ($14.90), Chocolate Banana ($14.90) and Tiramisu ($15.90).
The Matcha Pancakes with gao gao (rich) matcha financiers, dango, mizu yokan (red bean paste jelly) was pretty intense, yet without feeling overwhelming.
A significant improvement compared to their previous version.
Will the desserts at Kumoya fly you to the Kumo (clouds)? Ikimashou~
8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tue-Fri,Sun), 12pm – 10.30pm (Sat), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].
March 22, 2017