Hoshino Coffee is already quite popular in Japan, specialising in hand-dripped coffee and fluffy soufflé pancakes.It also serve a variety of main courses that includes japanese and japanese-western fusion meals.
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Fluffy thick pancakes!
I went to Hoshino with my friends after dinner, specially for their satisfying desserts. They were having a promotion on their pancakes, so we ordered them as well as a chocolate souffle with soft serves on the side.
Their pancakes are the thickest and fluffiest I've seen. I found so much joy drizzling the maple syrup over the gigantic tower of pancakes and taking my first bite was heavenly. The chocolate souffle was to die for, but I may be biased as it was my first time trying a souffle. It was warm, eggy, and chocolatey at the same time, like absolute bliss in your mouth.
My only complaint is that the service was below par. We had to wait quite some time for our desserts to come, and the waiters mixed up our orders several times. It is also slightly overpriced for the cash-strapped student. Other than that, the dessert was scrumptious and I would definitely visit more often if it didn't hurt my wallet that much.
Spaghetti is a must-try.
As I went to Hoshino on a weekday, there was no queue so we were seated instantly. Some of the staff didn't seem to know the dishes but they were very friendly and also took to refilling my water every once in a while, which I really appreciate because I always feel awkward asking for refills and I drink water at a crazy speed. I thought it was cute how they rushed up to our table, offering to refill my water. I drank about eight cups so I'm really quite amused and I admire their effort.
The ambience at Hoshino is stellar. The restaurant is crafted beautifully, making it look grand with a sort of genuine Japanese style to it. My friends and I took the seat by the railings so we had a good view of the glass roof. The rain made a great added effect.
I ordered the "Hoshino" Spaghetti and unfortunately, had to wait quite long for my dish. The waiting time for my friends' dishes were a bit long too but mine really made me feel like my stomach was eating itself. Once I took a bite, however, all my irritation washed away immediately. The spaghetti was extremely delicious and it came in an impressive portion. I don't like eggplant but the chef cooked it well that I had no idea I was eating something I've hated since I was a child. It wasn't too oily and the taste really hit the right spot. It was really a mix of flavours, all aligned with "salty", and I thought it was incredible. Even though the price made me cringe, I wouldn't say no if I was asked out again to eat at Hoshino.
Yummiest french toast!
Hoshino Coffee used to invite a long queue of people especially after dinner time. On my first visit, it was a weekday afternoon and there was no queue so my mum and I decided to give it a try. The menu is not extensive. In fact, they've got more drinks than food. Since we were there for lunch, we decided to try their pastas and a dessert. We ordered the carbonara and the hoshino special pasta as well as a french toast. The pastas were surprisingly good. We weren't expecting much from a dessert/coffee joint but I must say that their pastas were in fact, very good! The carbonara was flavorful and creamy but not to the extent where it gets "gelat". The hoshino spaghetti was even better. It is more of a wafu base, slightly garlicky. It is, in my opinion, better than the carbonara which I loved a lot.
The french toast took awhile to come but it was definitely worth the wait. It came with a huge scoop of whipped cream and maple syrup. The french toasts were really soft and fluffy on the inside and it goes really well with the whipped cream and a dash of maple syrup. Love!
On our next few visits, we tried their soufflés and pancakes too which were ok to me. Still love their french toast though.
Hoshino coffee is still one of my favorite places for lunch (and desserts) after.
unique dishes worth a try!
The glass displays of various food items in the menu right outside the cafe made me decide to drop in for a tea break from shopping in Plaza Sing. Since they are famous for their souffles, I ordered a double souffle pancake, and a fuwa fuwa souffle.
The fuwa fuwa souffle was amazing! The top layer is made of soft, frothy egg whites that melt in the mouth. Light in taste and texture, it provides a delicious contrast with the baked rice below, which tastes very robust and buttery. The portion isn't overly generous, but just right, considering how rich the dish is.
However, the souffle pancakes were something of a disappointment. They did look picture-perfect and mouthwatering, but tasted just like normal, thick pancakes. It's warm, fluffy, and baked fresh upon ordering, but nevertheless not something I would order again.
Delicious French Toast!
The moment I walked past this store, my eyes were glued to the desserts that customers were having. The restaurant adopts an open style concept next to the escalator so it is quite eye-catching.
Because I simply couldn't resist, I head in with my friends and the ambiance is pretty okay, but I really dislike that lightbulb that hangs above the middle table, because it is too low and it is almost to eye level and is distracting. The cushioned seats by the side however is pretty nice.
There's so much food that I like in this restaurant! For main course, I love their Tomato cream “Omu” Rice with Shrimp and Mozzarella ($15)! the tomato cream is smooth and light, The tomato fried rice is done just right, not too dry and the omelette is just as delicious! Fuwa Fuwa is a very interesting and delicious dish, it is basically baked rice at the bottom and souffle at the top.
Next to their desserts, Their french toast is just out of the world, a few pieces of french toast is served with maple syrup and homemade whipped cream. It cost around $10. It is just mindblowing delicious, not like any of the french toast I have tried before. Matcha latte with matcha softee is good too! The matcha latte is very smooth and has a good balance of sweetness and the natural taste of matcha. The softee, both matcha and vanilla are very soft and smooth and delicious, the matcha softee is one of the best! Rich and flavourful.
The vanilla souffle taste a little too sweet for me and takes about 20 minutes to arrive. All their souffle takes 20 minutes to arrive because they would bake on the spot.
There would be queues during lunch and dinner hours so you can do yourself a favour by going earlier! Once,I went at lunch hour on Friday and had to queue for around 30 mins before I could enter the restaurant!