KOKOMAMA Market Place: Where To Have Salted Egg Croissants and Salted Egg Pasta In Town

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

KOKOMAMA Market Place
1 Zubir Said Drive, #01-01, School Of The Arts, Singapore 227968

Contact: 6835 7898
Website: http://www.kokomama.sg
Opening hours: Mon-Thur (8am - 10pm), Fri-Sat (8am - 10:30pm), Sun (10am - 8pm)

Conveniently located at the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) building, KOKOMAMA is an adventurous business by the Chew siblings behind 77th Street and the café aims to present a wide range of international fusion dishes to Singaporean palate, and hence the terms “Market Place” in its name.

KOKOMAMA is a hip fusion cafe that sells different varieties of food and beverages - french bakery, chilli crab/curry/clam chowder bread bowls, rice bowls, coffee (latte etc), traditional kopi/ teh and dessert such as waffles and korean bingsu.

KOKOMAMA aims to encompass the ideal to-go-to marketplace for a good bite. To further emphasise the café's theme of “japalang-ness”, KOKOMAMA has furnitures of many designs to liven up the atmosphere to give the customers a cozy and nostalgic environment for dining and hanging out.

Blueberry Juice ($2.80)

Blackcurrent Juice ($2.80)

Signature Croissants: Kokolava
"Custurd, Peanut, Salted Egg"

Baked with high quality flour from Europe, KOKOLAVA croissants have the satisfying crisp and fragrance. Take a bite and out oozes the rich and savoury “lava” to sensationalise your tastebuds!

Signature Croissants: Kokolava Custurd ($6.50)

Signature Croissants: Kokolava Peanut ($6.50)

Signature Croissants: Kokolava Salted Egg ($6.50)
"My personal favourite"

Fusion Pizzas
Salted Egg Seafood Pizza ($7.90)
Smokey Duck Pizza ($6.90)
Chilli Crab Pizza ($7.90)

KOKOMAMA added a touch of Singapore’s local flavours to our beloved flatbread and birthed the genius pizzas!

Fusion Pizzas
"So much cheese :D"

Salted Egg Prawns Pasta ($14.90

Snow Storm: Matcha Craze ($12.90)

Nothing like a bowl of ice to beat the heated weather in Singapore. KOKOMAMA spawned 2 hot favourite flavours, the MATCHA CRAZE and MANGO MADNESS!

Snow Storm: Mango Madness ($12.90)

Snow Storm: Yogurt Fruity Flair ($14.90)

Rating: 3.8/5

My two cents:

KOKOMAMA Market Place is a chillax eatery that has proven itself in offering a cozy and nostalgic environment for students, couples and friends to hang out and have a good meal.

The café has kept with the food trend in Singapore and offers salted egg croissant. However the point to note and spread around is how KOKOMAMA bakes their croissant everyday, and no unsold croissant is placed back on the display rack on the next day. This ensures the quality of croissant being sold within the café!

KOKOMAMA is also extremely generous with the filling in their crossiants — I have never met a baker who could be more sparing with their ingredients.

Out of the three croissant choices available, my favourite would be the Salted Egg Croissant as the other two were too creamy and thick thus causing a 'gelat' (nauseating) feeing after a few bites. Nonetheless I loved the croissant's buttery crust and so I um... dug out all the feeling and finished the pastry LOL.

As for the fusion pizzas, I have to admit that they didn't quite meet my expectations in terms of taste but the pizza breads would make a great lunch or breakfast quick-bite — great for students studying in the nearby institutions or working adults around the district! I personally prefer the savoury Smokey Duck Pizza over the other two options!

Now for my favourite dish out of all that I have tried, it has got to be the Salted Egg Prawns Pasta! KOKOMAMA has nailed the recipe for this irresistible dish and I would highly recommend everyone to go try it out!

Last but not least, the desserts. The Yogurt Fruity Flair Bingsu would win in terms of aesthetics, but the Mango Madness Bingsu has truly lived up to its name and would have you going mad for another spoonful of ice and sweet mango combined!


Note: This post was kindly sponsored by KOKOMAMA Market Place and IG Hut.