KOKOMAMA Market Place: Eat yourself a variety at SOTA's fusion bistro

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Conveniently situated in the heart of Singapore at Dhoby Ghaut, where it is housed at the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) building. An adventurous business by the Chew siblings behind 77th Street, KOKOMAMA aims to present a wide range of international fusion dishes to Singaporean palate, and hence, the “Market Place”.
In an effort to continue the legacy of the former tenant, a french bakery, KOKOMAMA carried on selling french pastries in addition to creating their own dishes as well.


DETAILS
Area:
Dhoby Ghaut

Country:
Singapore

Price:
 $

Good For:
Big Groups / Small Groups / Takeaway / Solo

Accessibility:
Approx. 5 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station

LET'S EAT 
We got to try their signature croissants, also known as the KOKOLAVA, which include 3 flowy fillings to choose from: Salted Egg, Peanut and Custard. The croissants are baked in high quality flour which came from Europe! I did like the texture of the croissant, which was light and fluffy.
Custard KOKOLAVA Croissant
But to be honest, my heart went to the custard one because it went nicely together. If you're a peanut butter fan, you'll like the peanut filling one. As for the salted egg version, it was nice, but getting the salted egg to react perfectly is not easy. And for this, I would choose the custard one any day.
Peanut Filling KOKOLAVA Croissant
I would recommend you have any KOKOLAVA when it is freshly baked and warm to ensure maximum enjoyment.
Salted Egg Yolk KOKOLAVA Croissant
We also had a go at the fusion pizzas, which has generous toppings on top of flatbread. These fusion pizzas include Chilli Crab as well as Salted Egg Seafood flavours to choose from.
From left - Salted Egg Yolk Pizza, Chilli Crab Pizza
The Salted Egg one was a little light, for me, I would have liked a more distinct flavour from the salted egg yolk. However, I thought that the chilli crab one was pretty good and would order that again.

Now, for the pasta - their Salted Egg Yolk prawn pasta was pretty decent. It's like a whole set in a plate as you've the accompanying mushroom soup cup and a garlic bread for dipping if you please. Some of us had some differing views on this - and it depends if you like it heavier or lighter, in terms of salted egg yolk taste. For me, I felt that the salted egg yolk taste needs to be heavier.
Lastly, we finished the meal with 2 types of bingsu-  Matcha Craze and Mango Madness.
The toppings were really generous and the ice shavings were very fine. Overall, we enjoyed the bingsu, but if I could choose, I'd go with the mango one as a personal preference.
In summary, while we did enjoy the food here, I'd like that they stick to the items they make best, like the bakery items, which I'd recommend you try if you do visit, and don't forget to finish off with at least one bingsu of your preferred taste!

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