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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

 

*This is a sponsored post (Thanks for the food Kazo!)

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The Weekly Glutton (19/6 – 25/6)

James Chan

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Thai Super Bowl

thai super bowl trending eats

instant noodles at a premium price

Posts on Thai Super Bowl have been flooding my socials recently and I decided to jump on the band wagon after noticing pretty good reviews about the place.

Located deep in the heartlands of Hougang. Thai Super Bowl began business in April and have been exponentially gaining popularity ever since.

I admit, there was some level of expectations I had conceived prior to my visit. The images and videos I saw on my socials looked amazing. BUT you know that old saying?

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This is a classic example of just that.

The Food

Armed with hungry stomachs and great expectations, we, a party of three, decided to order the signature Thai Super Bowl, $36.

thai super bowl seafood meal

a meal for three, signature Thai Super Bowl, $36

As you can very well see, it looks great! The colors, positioning of ingredients and composition of the image is of a pretty high standard. The taste, however, I’m afraid doesn’t do the image justice.

TIPS: If you do decided to go after reading this, as soon as they serve you your tray/bowl, take out the prawns, squid and mussels. You don’t want them to be over cooked. Also, try to finish your noodles ASAP, they’re going to turn soggy otherwise.

The Thai Super Bowl comes with Prawns, Squid, Crab Sticks, Meatballs, Chicken Minced, 2 eggs amd Mussels cooked in a spicy Tom Yum Broth . Sounds like a pretty good deal for $36 no? Throw in 6 packs of instant noodles too just for that carbohydrate fix.

BUT

Them Prawns

thai super bowl prawns

frayed flesh on prawns– telltale sign that they are NOT FRESH

The Prawns were NOT FRESH. Take a look at Exhibit A, fresh prawns are supposed to have an easy to peel shell and firm inner flesh. This prawn right here has frayed flesh which speaks volumes of its freshness.

Them Mussels

thai super food mussels

mussels were not fresh too– they were tough and dry

As mentioned above, we took out the prawns, squid and mussels as soon as the tray was served but them Mussels were still tough and extremely dry.

#looksgoodtastesbad

Le Squid

The squid was tethering on the edge of failing but there were still some hints of freshness so I’ll give it to them.

Other than that, everything else was honestly pretty normal. Only the Chicken Minced managed to excite my severely disappointed taste buds, but then again, who could possibly mess up Chicken Mince?

The Untruths of Online Marketing

I honestly don’t understand or can begin to fathom the positive reviews this place has on some content platforms. They are all lies, just heed my advice and don’t bother going.

thai suer food overpriced food

overpriced food

“What they’re serving is essentially a huge pot of instant noodles and charging you a premium for it”

For those additional ingredients, I wouldn’t mind paying that $36. Of course, if they were of a decent quality and standard. But nope, IT FAILED IN ALL ASPECTS.

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This is a joint that will definitely not withstand the test of the time if they don’t buck up. They serve other dishes too but I’m not going to stick around to find out more thank you very much.

Expect to wait for hours if you pop by during dinner time. I tried on Father’s day but Dad got impatient and we went to eat somewhere else. Thank goodness for that, or he would have killed me for bringing him to such a place.

thai super bowl exterior

front layout

Thai Super Bowl

 

thai super food queue

no reservations, walk ins only

Thai Super Bowl
Address: #01-41 Hougang 1, 1 Hougang Street 91
Singapore 538692
Tel: 6385 3195
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30 pm daily

 

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