While bakery stores with bubble and fruit tea seem to go well hand-in-hand, funny it took this long for a brand to start this in Singapore.
MuYoo, known for its Cheese Cloud Fruit Teas, Fun Fruit Teas, has opened a “plus” concept at Bedok Mall.
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The name “MuYoo” is a combination of the words “沐”, which means to immerse in, and “优” to mean excellence. The MuYoo+ store is a step further with the incorporation of a fresh bakery section.
Finding this store was not that difficult, located on the outside of Bedok Mall Level 1, directly opposite the popular Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre.
The original MuYoo Singapore store can be found at the basement of Raffles City.
The menu is centred around fruit-based beverages, namely the Cheese Cloud Fruit Teas, Fun Fruit Teas and Fruit Smoothies.
The opening of the bakery, with breads baked fresh daily, offers a good synergy. For example, there are offerings of Fresh Fruit and “Fairy Wand” breads, filled with fruits from strawberries, mangoes to cherries.
Here are 10 of the recommended MuYoo+ drinks and breads:
Dirty Drink Series – Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Pearls ($3.90)
This is the IT drink of the year, popular among youths in many Asian cities.
For those who frequent Taiwan, you would have come across this familiar drink of “青蛙撞奶” – literally meaning “frogs’ eggs hitting the milk”. The eggs in this case refer to the boba pearls.
There are three recommended ways to have this “Dirty Drink”. First, you suck up the brown sugar cooked pearls from the straw, and experience the warm, chewy sensation.
Then, you take a sip of the milk and enjoy the contrast of hot-boba and cold-milk.
After which, you mix it all up and relish the milk with the caramel-like sweetness.
Dirty Drink Series – Mango + Fresh Milk, Strawberry + Fresh Milk ($3.90)
In line with MuYoo+’s positioning, there are also offerings of “Dirty Drinks” with Mango or Strawberry flavours.
For this, I would recommend shaking the cup up, and drinking it up almost like a smoothie, except that you can savour bits of fruits in between.
Cloud Fruit Tea – Ruby Red Watermelon ($4.50) , It’s Just Peachy ($5.50)
These are fruit-blended tea that comes topped with a luscious layer of “cheese cloud”.
Flavours wise, you can choose from the best-selling Ruby Red Watermelon and It’s Just Peachy, refreshing Winter Winter Grape, or tropical-flavoured Golden Honey Pineapple, and Strawberry and Banana.
There are various ways to have the drink – try the cheese cloud first, take sips of the fruit blend, before stirring them together.
You may find the cheese cloud smooth and light, slightly savoury and complements well with the blend below.
That is because the “cheese cap” is made with a number of quality ingredients sourced from different parts of the work – naturally derived milk powder from New Zealand, pure cheese powder from Holland, real sea salt from Bolivia and other natural ingredients.
This is as compared to the more commonly used creamer, which probably has a more artificial taste.
Cloud Tea – Lapsang Souchong ($3.90), Da Hong Pao ($3.90)
The dreamy cheese cloud is also topped on MuYoo’s regular cold-brewed tea such as Roasted Oolong, Lapsang Souchong, Taiwan Spring Tea, Jade Tie Guan Yin, and Da Hong Pao.
All are priced from $3.50 to $3.90, additional 60 cents for an upsize.
If you would like something with smoky aroma and flavour, I would recommend the Lapsang Souchong – a black tea from the Fujian province, the tea leaves finished by drying over smoked pine fire.
After a heavy meal, I generally prefer some Oolong and thus will go for the toasty Roasted Oolong, or fuller-bodied Da Hong Pao – known to be one of the most expensive teas in the world.
Fun Fruit Tea – Peach + Kalamansi + Passion Fruit ($4.90)
If you would like a healthy, no-frills drink, you can go for the “Fun Fruit Tea” or “Fruit Smoothies” series.
The Fruit Teas are known to comprise of fresh ingredients, with sliced fruits in full view within the cup.
Popular offerings include Green Tea Jelly with Lemon, Grapefruit with Jasmine, Pear with Pineapple, Passion Fruit with Aloe Vera and Cucumber, and Peach with Kalamansi and Passion Fruit.
The Peach with Kalamansi and Passion Fruit has that added slight sour and zingy-ness that I liked, making it a refreshing drink for the hot Singapore weather.
On to the bakery side, Muyoo+ offers over 30 types of breads, said to use the fresh, premium ingredients with zero additives.
The other thing to add is that the bakery puts in the additional effort in terms of the presentation of their bakes.
For example, the Salted Egg Lava bread comes with a rainbow coloured exterior, and savoury buns like the Ori Octoki and Hot Crabby come in shapes of the respective sea animals. Cute.
Hot Crabby ($5.50)
My favourite of the lot is the Hot Crabby filled with crab meat mixed with Thai chilli sauce, mayonnaise, Cheddar cheese, which gave that creamy, luscious bite.
If you would to buy this home, I would recommend heating or microwaving (just a couple of seconds) so that you get that warm, flowy filling in the middle.
I also liked that there was curry powder on the outer layer, enhanced with that touch of spice suitable for the Asian palate.
Ori Octoki ($5.90)
The other popular bread, largely because of how it looks is the “Octoki” filled with fresh octopus, Italian cheddar cheese, wasabi and dark & white chocolate chips.
Looking at the ingredients alone, you can figure that there is a lot going on with its flavours, from that seafood-savouriness, light saltiness from the cheese, and sweetness from the chocolate.
I think people would enjoy this because the fillings were wet and moist.
Okay, but the ‘tentacles’ are just plain charcoal bread though, so you might feel there is a lot of carb going on. The kids may just enjoy those parts.
Durian Lava ($4.50)
Needs little further explanation. Soft bun filled with fresh Mao Shan Wang durian. Quite legit.
Rainbow Wand series – Strawberry Rainbow ($4.90), Mango Rainbow ($4.60), and Oreo Cherry Fairy Wand ($4.90)
Similar sweet buns have been trendy in major cities in China for a while, and it finally came over here.
Filled with fresh fruits and custard creams, these breads are rotational depending on the seasonality of the fruits.
Out of the three, I would go for the Mango Rainbow Wand, largely because it is the ‘easiest’ to consume (without creating a mess), and that the tangy mangoes go well with the sweet fluffy cream.
Rainbow Salted Egg Lava ($4.20)
Surprisingly quite under-the-radar. The dreamy unicorn-colours aside, this will be a favourite with children, and adults who enjoy that slight-grainy salted egg custard fillings.
Soft chewy bun, and not too sweet as well.
Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #01-94 (Bedok MRT)
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
MuYoo – Nurtured by Nature
252 North Bridge Road #B1-67 Rafﬂes City Shopping Centre Singapore 179103 (City Hall MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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