Monday, 19 January 2015

Mia's Review: Hoshino Coffee

Well, yes I know Hoshino has been around for quite some time but I just didn't have the chance to drop by for a meal. And just nice as YS was back in town for a while, we met up at Suntec's Hoshino Coffee with R on a weekday for dinner again!

-credits to Hoshino Coffee Singapore-

It was a pretty rocky experience for us, but thank goodness for the patience of their staff, everything still turned out pretty okay. And the issue was, BEEF. Fellow non beef-eater beware, if you ever patronise Hoshino Coffee, the only mains you can eat, are the pastas. Only the pastas (and sandwiches, if you consider that as a main dish too) and nothing else, for all their omu rice, doria, and curry rice contains beef.
And Hoshino Coffee does not entertain any kind of special orders to have any form of changes to their dishes, which came as our second problem of the night, for YS was pretty insistent on having their Salmon with Wasabi Cream Sauce Spaghetti, without wasabi. The chef, or should I say kitchen staff, was really apologetic as he kept repeating that Hoshino cannot entertain special orders, as their chefs are all trained to only follow the intended recipes for their dishes, and any changes might just ruin the taste of the dish.

Well, Hoshino Coffee, I truly commend your staff for his utmost patience with us, but not your inflexibility with regards to special orders. Perhaps it's the chef's pride, but you cannot expect everyone's taste to go the same direction. If wasabi is as good as poison to our taste buds, then obviously Salmon with Cream Sauce will be more delicious than Salmon with Wasabi Cream Sauce to us, don't you think so?

Anyway, YS finally gotten a KO from the staff and she eventually settled for something else....

Iced Sakura Latte with Ice Cream - $9.30

Frankly speaking, $9.30 for this is really expensive! But look, it's so pretty how can you possibly resist it?

That piece of flower garnish at the tip of the ice cream is acutely sour, so if you're not a fan of sourish food, do not attempt to eat it.
Otherwise, I'll say this drink is something worth trying, for sakura flavour is really not very common in Singapore, but the price tag doesn't really make it a good re-purchase. I'm a little 'cheated' by the word latte, thinking that it's going to be some sakura infused coffee, but it really turned out as a yummy sweet milky drink with pretty pink flakes all over.

R's Matcha Latte - $9

Frankly speaking I was really surprised by how small it was. It was, well, really tiny for a $9 drink.

YS's Hoshino Blended Coffee - $5.30

This is just so adorable, with that cute tiny tin of creamer at the side. But it's flavour was a little lacking for my liking, for it comes with the sour aftertaste, I'll say pretty typical of Japanese coffee, which I really dislike.

Mentaiko Shrimp & Japanese Herb Obha - $15.50

If you're not a fan of the mentaiko flavour, this might get too strong for you to handle, because there really is a generous blob of mentaiko served along with the pasta, along with 5 huge fat juicy shrimps. The pretty generous garnish of shredded seaweed, katsuobushi (dried fish flakes) and spring onions helped to add a stronger taste to the flavourful pasta. So, this pasta may look pretty light on the flavour but it actually packs a punch.

YS's Lobster Bisque Soup Spaghetti - $16

Even though named the lobster bisque soup spaghetti, expect prawns/shrimps in your pasta instead of real lobster meat. The lobster for this pasta is all 'dissolved' in the bisque used to whip this up. This pasta looks as heavily flavourful as it looks. I just stole a teeny weeny sip of the gravy and it was really very tasty and flavourful. Might be my next try-out if I drop by Hoshino again!

And then for R's food for the night, I didn't get to try any. So, pictures for your viewing only!

R's Clam Chowder - $6.50

R's Shrimp, Avocado & Egg Toast - $9.80

And that night, R seemed to be on a hungry streak and he suggested desserts after gobbling down the sandwiches and soup (served with a pretty thick slice of toast).
Being pretty full, YS and I decided to share one. Oh well, there's always space for dessert, yeah?
Our Chocolate Fondant with Ice Cream - $9.80

The chocolate lava cake is rich and moist at the cake layer, with the truly molten centre of yummy gooey chocolate sauce. Simply decadent! But, as the taste can really get pretty rich and heavy, it's really best to find a dessert buddy for sharing.
Well, same enjoyment with half the calories, why not?

R's Pancake Souffle Style - $9.80

Didn't get to try it because I was too full by then, but it looks so so so fluffy, I'm gonna dieeee....

Hoshino Coffee (Suntec) is located at Suntec City Mall, #01-651
For more information, visit their FB HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. That Matcha Latte drink looks really good! Too bad it's quite small, as you said. I'd need at least 2 cups to be satisfied!

  2. Mentaiko shrimp look so delicious.
    You make me so hungry now. ㅜㅜ
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  3. This was quite an honest frank review. I guess this isn't really your type of food. We do get restos like this where nothing seems to go right in terms of taste.

  4. This looks like such a lovely place to have a catch up! Really like the decor of the place and the presentation of the drinks :)
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  5. It looks like a nice place, apart from the "inflexibility" of the chef and the sour note in the coffee. Hmmm..... Would you really consider paying them a 2nd visit?


  6. Noah looks unique <3
    Love the cute look of the desert xD
    Thanks for sharing ^^

  7. Great review.
    looks so YUMMY! The Mentaiko Shrimp & Japanese Herb Obha looks beautiful and so delicious.

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  8. I want to eat those food!! Especially the desserts!! =D

  9. YS's Lobster Bisque Soup Spaghetti looks like bolognese spaghetti. Giglove

  10. I love the ice cream!!! I will definitely order 5 bowl of it

  11. all the picture seems real on my pc!
    hahah im so hungry.
    most of all i love the matcha latte <3

  12. Thanks for the tip, I dont eat beef so I will be extra careful when I order. The chocolate fondant with ice cream looks tempting ! GigLove

  13. the food looks wonderful, so is the decor of this place... love all those lamps :-)

  14. Seems like a lovely place to have nice time with frens. I'm sure you would have enjoyed it !!

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  15. great place to dine.....u seem enjoy it so much!!

  16. ooo everything looks lovely. i wonder what sakura tastes like

  17. Wow - Great pictures. Everything looks tasty - Especially that iced latte! Yum! <3 GIGLove

  18. That chocolate fondant just spoke to me :) .. the look of the place is really nice .. the pics just made me wish for dessert :)


  19. Iced Sakura Latte with Ice Cream sounds delicious. I would love to try it out. GIG love :)

  20. Pretty lights! I'm in love. Great review, doll! Everything looked sooooo good. Too bad I'm watching my weight heheh

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  21. The food looks nice and nice environment too :) Too bad I can't have a try >.<

  22. Thanks for the recommendations! The food really looks good!


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