Japanese character Cinnamoroll has floated into Singapore and landed at Kumoya at 8 Jalan Klapa, for a pop-up café collaboration from 17 May 2017 to 13 August 2017.
For those who are not so into Sanrio, Cinnamon is a white puppy with long ears, blue eyes, pink cheeks, and a plump and curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll.
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The collaboration with Kumoya, Singapore’s Halal-certified Japanese-French dessert café is to mark Cinnamoroll’s 15th anniversary.
A kawaii menu has been curated and styled by the talented @littlemissbento Shirley Wong (she is also behind the menu design at Gudetama Café Singapore at Suntec City ) together with the kitchen team at Kumoya.
The selected Main Courses, Desserts and Beverages all carry the themed Cinnamoroll character.
Some of the highlights include Fluffy Dreams Japanese Curry Rice ($21.90), Flying Clouds Cinnamoroll Burger ($17.90), Fun with Friends Cold Pasta ($17.90), Cinnamoroll Berries Fantasy Parfait ($17.90) featuring a double-swirl parfait, Fly-in-the Clouds Yuzu Chiffon Cake ($15.90), and Signature Eclairs ($13.90 for 4).
[Original Entry] 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 certified Halal, so our Muslim friends can enjoy these desserts.
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: 12:00pm – 9:30pm (Tue – Fri, Sun), 12:00pm – 10.30pm (Sat), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].