There is always something different about Japanese bakeries, from the likes to Donq, Johan Paris, Pullman Bakery, Mama Patisserie, Asanoya Bakery to Fine Dining Bakery, in terms of making soft fluffy breads and incorporating interesting ingredients.
Therefore I was very curious about what Kamome Bakery, a new bakery-café at Goldhill Shopping Centre (walking distance from Novena MRT station) has to offer. (“Kamome” is a limited express train operated by JR Kyushu in Japan.)
True enough, there are a couple of varied sandwich choices of Meat Loaf ($5.80), Croquette ($5.20), Tonkatsu ($5.60).
Breads are quite uniquely-Japanese, with the offering of Red Bean & Butter, Teriyaki Chicken Pizza, Yuzu Chestnut, Dark Cherry Tart, Cinnamon Roll, Banana Brown Sugar – all priced from $3 to $5 thereabout.
Having Deep Fried Ebi Cutlet in a baguette-shaped soft bread certainly sounded enticing, but I was rather surprised that the café did not offer heating up service.
This is considering that the some of the breads have been left there for a long while, and especially if customers come at the later part of the day.
Needless to say, while the bread had quite a pleasant pillow-soft yet dense texture, the soggy deep-fried prawn piece (and cold) did not work well for me.
The Japanese Red Bean with salted butter bun was a moderate delight with its smooth paste and thick slab of butter.
Perhaps due to opening operational challenges, I noted that the colour of some of the bakes did not look right.
For example, the croissants did look slightly burnt, and I was slightly surprised because Japanese bakeries would have quite a stringent QC standard.
With a promising variety of stew, bakes and breads, perhaps Kamome Bakery should really consider about providing heating-up service, so that customers who want to sit in and enjoy a warm bite have that option.
Kamome Bakery かもめベーカリー
Goldhill Shopping Centre, 169 Thomson Road Singapore 307621
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm (Mon – Sun)