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From Taiwan to Singapore, Join the Kazo Kraze

Pei Xia Ang

You’ve probably seen the photos of Kazo’s Taiwanese confectionary on social media. From the colourful cheese tarts to the indulgent kazu kazus, each one looked more inviting than the next. Alright, maybe it is just me who is a glutton.

But I digress. When fans of the Taiwanese Bakery heard that they would be opening their franchise outlet here in Singapore, the news was met with much joy.

At Kazo, no two pastries are the same. They are all painstakingly handmade from the chefs who were trained in Taiwan, and made fresh daily. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg to the Kazo craze. Kazo sells confectionary that are light and fluffy, with luxuriously smooth filling. Here’s our verdict on their snacks.

Crispy Cream Puffs

One of the best sellers, these bite-sized bombshells fill you up with flavour from the first bite. This flaky pastry has a good filling to shell ratio, so you are greeted with a good mix of cream and shell.

If you ask me, this is one of the best confection to go all out on because of their small size. Available in Hokkaido cream, chocolate, matcha, and durain, I would recommend getting all 4 fillings to get the best of all the flavours.

Kazu Kazu

If you thought the name “Kazo” sounded vaguely familiar, it is because they are named after this snack. The kazu kazus here are all different from each other, as the almonds on the outer crust are pressed by hand onto the surface of the kazu kazus.

At the first bite, I was greeted with a very nice, crunchy texture of the outer shell. As for the cream, it was light and fluffy, which made it go very well with the outer shell of the kazu kazu. This made it very enjoyable, as the light cream did not sit too heavy on the stomach, giving me more room for another kazu kazu stick. Or maybe three.

Danish Polo

One of their classics, their Danish Polos carries a unique twist. Aside from the regular Danish skin, these ones here have a “bo luo” skin on the outermost surface. This means that you get to indulge in the crumbly, crispy skin of the bo luo, before getting to the more moist interior of the confectionary. Two thumbs up for the great execution, as I really enjoyed the skin of the bo luo complimenting the “Western” interior of the polo.

In addition, Kazo offers the option for ice cream polos. They are reminiscent of the traditional ice cream sandwiches that the ice cream uncles sell. Two scoops of ice cream sandwiched in a bun. Love ‘em!

Cheese Tarts

The cheese tarts here will appeal to you if you are into something more full-bodied and heavier in flavour. According to Kyenne, the general manager of Kazo, the cheese tarts are made with different kinds of cheese to help balance and leave out the sourness iconic in most cheese tarts.

What I found particularly enjoyable, aside from the rich cheese filling was the tart itself. It was firm, yet soft to the bite. Another plus was that the tarts here are larger than most in the market, so you get more of cheesy goodness with each serving. What’s there not to love?

 

** Each pastry is available in Hokkaido cream, Chocolate, and Matcha flavours unless otherwise stated.

Kazoman Drinks

Apart from pastries, Kazo also sells beverages that are prepared in house daily. I preferred the Kazoman Matcha, as it was light on the palette yet flavourful. On the other hand, the Kazoman Soya Bean isn’t really for me, as I felt that it was not sweet enough. But I suppose this is a good beverage for those who want something to balance out the sweetness of the pastries.

Chinese New Year Promo

Kazo is having a Chinese New Year promotion for Danish polos and kazu kazus. Check out their Facebook for more information! Happy snacking!

Kazo
Chinatown Point, #01-30
133 New Bridge Road, Singapore

 

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7 Options To Choose From @ New Hipster Food Court, FOMO

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton (27/11-03/12)

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FOMO

It’s official. FOMO, a new hipster food court @ Sultan Gate has opened its doors to the world! Whatever preconceived notions you have about food courts, throw those out of the window because FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out indeed) was built on Instagrammability. No seriously, every inch is picturesque and just begging to be part of your social media archives.

fomo interior

I was lucky enough to be invited for their media launch so here’s the low-down on ALL 7 OF THEIR VENDORS. If you’re thinking normal kopitiam fare like Ban Mian, Chicken Rice and Fish Soup, you’re not going to find them at FOMO fo sure.

fomo my wholly

Mr Wholly

Fancy some Louisiana style seafood? I tried their Seafood Nasi Lemak and trust me when I say it’s a Nasi Lemak on steroids. Other than the fact that they serve everything fresh, the highlight for me was the “secret sambal sauce” they drizzled over the prawns. This sauce packs a punch with strong seafood flavors that accentuates the dining experience ttm (to the max).

The Nasi Lemak set costs $8.90.

fomo poke doke

Poke Doke

Following their success at Millennia Walk, Poke Doke extends their reach with this new outlet at FOMO. With numerous Poke bowl places vying for market share, how does Poke Bowl stay competitive? The answer lies in their toppings. 30 different varieties in fact! Enjoy the freshest fish at an affordable price. There’s no denying the health benefits of Poke Bowls either.

Their Signature Poke Bowl is priced at $14.

fomo zamza

Zamza

From the people that brought you Jimoto Ya, helmed by Chef Nobumasa Mieda of Michelin-Starred Kaiseki Restaurant, Mieda. Zamza doesn’t disappoint with its oh-so-tender chicken. I tried both the Donburi and Chicken Based Ramen. For the Donburi, I loved the Chicken Yakitori and the Chicken Skin Yakitori. I was a little skeptical when I saw the Chicken Ramen though (comes in clear and creamy broth options) but the first bite of the chicken meat and all my reservations went out the door. It’s just pure bliss.

The Chicken Ramen is priced at $10

fomo kane mochi

Kane Mochi

What’s good here? The Mochi of course! Diners are spoilt for choice with a wide range of assorted flavors to choose from. I went with Matcha, Thai Ice Tea & Taro. That lovely ice cream interior blends perfectly with the light and fluffy Mochi exterior. They’re as good as they look and you wouldn’t want to miss it for the world!

The Mochi Platter costs $7.80 served on an extremely instagrammable wood board with mixed fruits.

fomo kakak kentang

you can’t really see the giant sized potato balls BUT THEY’RE THERE, undercover

Kakak Kentang

If you want to feel full, don’t want to splurge but yet want to have something tasty, Kakak Kentang is definitely your go to place. Imagine, a Bergedil (potato ball) the size of TWO OF MY FISTS COMBINED half submerged in a savory broth for less than 10 bucks. That’s mad.

I prefer the Chicken option (Chikabom) as it comes with an extremely spicy chilli and taste like Mee Soto sans the mee. The beef version (Bombastik) was a little too rich for my palette and leaning closer to the sweeter side of things.

The regular sized option costs $6.90

While its bigger sized counterpart costs $9.90

I recommend sharing the big one with at least 4 people.

fomo the don

The Don

The pimply, young, adolescent me probably re-watched The Godfather like 5 times in my life and I was pretty stoked that they gave Mafia/Gangsta references to almost all their dishes. I tried their best sellers, The Al Capone which is essentially a Laksa Pasta and Call Me Meaty, a meat pizza.

I have no complaints. They do their pizza dough from scratch so instead of leaving the crusts like how I do with most pizzas, I walloped this crust down with relish!

With prices like $13.90 for the Al Capone

And $14.90 for a 10 inch Call Me Meaty, it’s definitely “an offer you can’t refuse”.

fomo chops grill & sides

Chops Grill & Sides

In a carnivorous mood? Get the XXL Platter and you’ll get a meat galore! Cajun Chicken, Chicken Breast, Fried Breaded Fish, Grilled Salmon, Ribeye Steak and BBQ Lambshank! I’ve tried everything and I’m telling you, the steak is the cash cow (pun intended) for this place. It’s juicy, tender and just a delight with every bite.

The XXL Platter goes for $59.90

While The Grilled Steak is a cool $12.90 (Priced a lot lower than some places we know and I’m not going to mention names)

fomo chill out relax

Chill Out, Relax

If you’re not there for some grub, drag a couple of mates and just chill out while having a tower (or two) of Asahi or Kronenbourg. Play a game of beer pong even!

fomo wine

If beer isn’t your jam, they even sell bottles of Spanish Blue Wine @ $85 nett!

Asahi towers – $55 for 1 $90 for 2

Kronenbourg towers – $65 for 1 $110 for 2

fomo beer pong

FOMO is fast becoming a gathering area for expats, youngsters and office peeps. Considering its strategic location, it’s just a matter of time before they’ll have to start a reservation system. Pretty unheard for a food court yeah? It’ll happen, mark my words. Beat the crowd and check them out soon!

FOMO
38 Sultan Gate #01-01,
Singapore 198486
Tel: (+65) 6509 1915
Opening Hours: 10am to 12am daily

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