KOKI Tamagoyaki – Could These Be The Best Choux Puffs In Singapore?
After making several appearance at various food fairs in Singapore, KOKI Tamagoyaki opened the first permanent Tamagoyaki kiosk in Singapore at the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre.
Hurray! No more playing hide and seek and trying to track down their next appearance.
Their signature item is the Tamagoyaki (also known as “Japanese Rolled Omelette”) that comes in 3 different fillings: DashiMaki ($3.50), Cheese ($4.50) and Mentaiko ($5.80).
For a more substantial meal, Flame- grilled Unagi ($10.50), Braised Japanese Cha Shu ($9.90), Tonkatsu ($9.20) and Charred Terriyaki Chicken ($9.40) are available.
We were distracted by their desserts on display, known as Shuu aka Choux Puffs (due to its pronunciation).
4 flavours were available: Matcha, Coffee, Black Sesame and Bourbon Vanilla, each priced at $4.30.
While the Shuu reminded us of the ones we had at NEATO due to the similar price point, the former was much more intricate with a more delicate taste.
Each Shuu is piped with a generous (overflowing) amount of custard filling within a thin layer of crispy croquant, giving it a uniquely addictive crunch.
Food-porn literally if we bite into the ball (I mean choux puff) roughly, resulting in fluid (custard) spurting everywhere.
Ok too much details.
Our favourite was the Black Sesame Shuu, filled with 100% pure “Atari Goma” paste with a rich and smoky taste.
The sweetness was just right and did not overpower the black sesame with a sesame-filled crunchy choux crust.
The Coffee Shuu was another one of our favourites, with ‘Trablit’ coffee powder dusted croquant top and smooth bittersweet coffee custard that complemented well together.
While the Matcha Shuu made using premium “Gyomuyo Maccha” may seem the prettiest with the green shade, the custard was a tad too sweet.
The choux puffs were one of the best we had tried so far with distinct textural contrast between the smooth and creamy custard and crunchy croquant layer.
We looked forward to try their savory Tamagoyaki items next.
Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-54, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
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* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].
January 08, 2018