Missing your yearly trip to Bangkok and Shibuya Toasts?
Without any hopes of travelling to Bangkok in the near future, Wan Wan Thai Cafe by the folks behind Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen may be your next-best alternative.
Located on the 2nd floor directly above Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen along Bencoolen Street, Wan Wan Thai Cafe is well hidden from many passer-by on the ground floor.
Stepping inside, you will be instantly transported into a gorgeous 30-seater cafe filled with Bangkok-cafe-style vibes.
Think neon lights, plants and greenery, white marbled table tops, ample of natural sunlight and photo walls for your #ootd.
The space looks totally different in the day and night, which transform from a white minimalist space, to a dark and moody vibes at night.
Frequent travellers to Bangkok will be familiar with Shibuya Toasts and Shaved Iced Desserts (Kakigori) – made more popular by After You Dessert Cafe.
These items can found on the menu at Wan Wan Thai Cafe.
Their signature items include Toasts ($8.90 – $13.90), Mini Toast ($2.50 – $5.90), Bingsu ($9.90 – $14.90), Frappe ($5.50 – $6.50), Waffles ($6) and Thai Desserts ($2.90 – $5.90).
Their Toasts comes in various flavours such as Milk Tea ($9.90), Mango ($12.90), Coconut ($12.90), Milo ($8.90), Kaya ($8.90), Banana ($9.90), Banana Caramel ($10.90), Chocolate ($8.90), Nutella Banana ($10.90), Strawberry ($11.90) and Fruity ($13.90).
I had the Kaya Toast ($8.90) that comes with a scoop of coconut ice cream on top of a crispy, golden-brown toast.
The toast was crispy, buttery fragrant and moist and the flavour combination with a layer of kaya reminded me of our local kopi-tiam breakfast.
The cookie crumbs add a crunch to the overall texture, yet not being too sweet.
The Bingsu was another highlight (for those who are experiencing Nunsongyee-withdrawals), and comes in flavour such as Green Tea ($9.90), Milk Tea ($10.90), Oreo ($12.90), Red Bean ($12.90), Chocolate ($12.90), Coconut ($13.90), Berry ($13.90), Strawberry ($13.90) and Strawberry Banana ($14.90).
The Milk Tea Bingsu ($10.90) comes with a single scoop of Thai Milk Tea ice cream, whipped cream and cookie crumbs on top of a bowl of soft, fluffy Korean ice shavings made from Thai milk tea.
I was half-expecting it to be sweet as Thai Milk tea is usually that sweet, yet it turned out to be subtle with a tea scent. Aroi mak mak.
With over 30 drinks on their menu, the Thai Green Tea Frappe ($4.50) and Yakult & Pi-Po Yelly ($6.90) caught my attention.
Instead of the usual Green Thai Milk Tea ($1.90) or Ice Green Thai Milk Tea ($2.80), the Thai Green Tea Frappe ($4.50) is served in a double-walled glass with whipped cream (screams calories) and a shot of Thai Milk Tea.
I wished that I could choose my own level of sweetness as the Thai Green Tea Frappe was too sweet for my liking.
On the other hand, the Yakult & Pi-Po Yelly ($6.90) was surprisingly good and tasted like Qoo White Grape with chewy jelly inside.
For those seeking traditional Thai desserts, Mango Sticky Rice ($5.90), Thai style Cendol with Gula Melaka ($3.20) and Thai Grass Jelly ($2.90) are also available on the menu.
Wan Wan Thai Cafe may seem just like an Instagram-worthy place to check out for photos, but surprisingly their desserts and drinks are quite worth a visit too.
Wan Wan Thai Cafe
127A Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189637
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 3am (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.