Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Mia's Review: Sinpopo Brand Revamped

Last year, I've visited this quaint, oldies cafe, Sinpopo Brand, located at the Katong area and when I revisited recently, I was surprised to find that they've revamped, both the decor and the menu!

Gone were the 60s feel to the decor, although the netty chairs still remain, and a more hip and chic feeling has taken over. 

Sng Muay Pop - $5

Brought over from the old menu, there's every reason for this drink to stay. Tangy and refreshing, topped with frozen ice balls with a piece of Sng Muay (sour plum) in the middle, it is a definite must try if you're looking to quench your thirst on a sweltering hot day.
Katong Jelly - $7

Apparently a popular drink in the 1960s, this icy concoction of lemonade, soda and agar agar definitely was a $7 well spent! The citrusy, refreshing drink paired up with chewy bits of agar agar was truly addictive.
Frisee Salad with Crispy Muah Chee - $10

Frisee lettuce tossed with battered muah chee, shimeji mushroom, sesame and nori, drenched in garlic hollandaise dressing.

First up, I usually go without dressing for my salads because I cannot stand the taste of most of them. But this garlic hollandaise sauce is absolutely delicious!
The lettuce is fresh and crisp, and the nori shreds and grated cheese just added on to the flavour of the salad, albeit I would have preferred less cheese (not a fan of cheese).
And those battered muah chee! The fried batter is crisp and fluffy, while the muah chee within were soft and chewy, with a mild sweetness on its own.
I'll gladly get a plate of them, anytime, if Sinpopo were to ever offer them as an ala carte dish.

 Chargrilled Pork Chop - $20

Premium cut of pork marinated in old school marinade and served with roasted potatoes and curry.

 I'm not a big fan of pork, but this grilled pork is really not bad! Even though not exactly tender and succulent, the cut is thick to give it a good bite and of course, more flavour. The roasted potatoes might be a little too hard for some, but the tasty curry gravy totally made up for it.

Gula Melaka Cake - $7

I know, $7 for such a small piece of humble-looking cake does seem exorbitant, but the cake is so dense, moist and packed full of the sweet-salty gula melaka flavour that it made the price tag seems more than acceptable. 

Sinpopo Brand is located at 458 Joo Chiat Road.
For more information, visit their website HERE

Till then,
Mia Foo


  1. I love the over all look of the cafe. It's neat and very cozy. The drinks look refreshing and the marinated pork looks mouthwatering. The Gula Melaka cake is interesting.

  2. Oh my gosh everything here looks really yummy!! I also love the look of the cafe too!

  3. You got me at the Muah Chee... If that good? $10 for Muah Chee salad is quite ex though!

  4. Quaint looking and interesting food choices and ambience. This is in Singapore?

  5. I agree with Fred that the food choices are interesting; I'm not familiar with most of them but they all look delectable. Props for the cafe for their interiors.

  6. I do believe that the visual merchandising really affects the flow of business. I checked your former post though they are cute, I like this new look than the previous. It's more trendy and urban feel. I find the metal cups used for drinks really cool. I personally would like to try that grilled pork!

  7. I like the way this place serves their food. Actually, they're doing the most affordable food in town. The serving is so generous and delicious.

  8. The dishes looks so interesting. $7 for that Gula Melaka Cake isn't bad at all.

  9. Another place I can share with my friends in Singapore. Thanks for the review.

  10. The 60s decor would have been epic but it still looks comfy. They also have great food here.

  11. I need the Sng Muay Pop right now! its so hot here I wish that i am sipping the refreshing ice cold sour plum now. The salad looks delicious too.


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