Newly opened Korean-inspired brunch and dessert café You Are My Sunshine recently opened at Ngee Ann City.
If you find the name sounding familiar, they have a sister outlet Walking on Sunshine (no relation to M1) located at Orchard Central.
Both outlets are Korean duo-concept store with both cafe and salon under one roof, with the same iconic lush greeneries and plants in their compound.
You Are My Sunshine uses a holistic approach to combine all 5 senses including Taste (food and coffee), Visual (zen and relaxing garden), Sound, Touch and Smell from the salon.
Separated into 3 units with one unit dedicated to the salon, the other two can accommodate 10 tables in the main dining area and another 5 tables next door.
The entire space can be easily spotted from far, an entire green wall totally surrounded by potted plants and climbers just like a mini forest.
One thing to note, this outlet is dimmer than their other branch at Orchard Central, with most of the light shining in from the mall corridor instead.
For now, their menu is exactly the same as their outlet at Orchard Central, with Korean elements added into the dishes.
It is categorised into Salad ($27), Brunch ($20 – $27), Mains ($24 – $33), Sides ($14 – $16), Sweets ($18 – $25), Coffee, Tea and Shakes, with prices on the higher side than most cafes.
Diners can look forward to Korean dishes such as Classic Bulgogi Salad ($27), Crispy Korean Fried Chicken with Yangnyeom Sauce ($28), Hake & Chips with Kimchi Tartare ($32), Popcorn Chicken with Yangnyeom ($16) and Kroffle ($18), a cross between croissant and waffle.
As it was tea time during my visit, I decided to go for something light, a Kroffle ($18) that comes with options of Ice Cream, Cream with Honey Drizzle or Demi Chocolate.
To make the Kroffle, the croissants are first flattened in a waffle maker to create the contrast in textures: crispy crunch on the surface and layered chewy textures on the inside.
The 2 Kroffles are then stacked before topping up with a generous scoop of ice cream: Strawberry, Coffee, vanilla, Chocolate or Matcha, and sprinkled with granola, berries and grapes.
Chocolate sauce is drizzled as a finishing touch.
The Kroffle was quite an enjoyable treat, with buttery fragrance due to the laminated layers of the croissant and not too dry.
I won’t recommend getting the matcha ice cream as it tasted very milky with an artificial lingering taste.
For the sweet-toothed, other desserts also include Fluffy Souffle Pancake ($25), Demi Chocolate Kroffle ($18), Creamy with Honey Drizzle Kroffle ($18).
Their drinks menu does seem interesting, with the viral Iced Dalgona Coffee ($8), or even Buttercream Latte ($7), Iced Coconut Smoothie Coffee ($8), Chestnut Latte ($7), Sweet Potato Latte ($7) and Ginger Latte ($7).
Each drink is also beautifully presented in a double-walled glass cup with “You Are My Sunshine” imprinted on it.
Unfortunately, both the Iced Matcha Latte ($7.50) and Iced Chestnut Latte ($7.50) were as sweet as the song ”you are my sunshine, my only sunshine”.
You Are My Sunshine
Ngee Ann City, 391B Orchard Rd, #05-05A, Singapore 238874
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.