Address: #02-14 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, 6837-0301
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11.30am to 9.45pm; Friday & Saturday, 11.30am to 10pm
You’ll find Miam Miam, a French-Japanese casual café-kitchen boasting family-friendly fare, smack in the middle of bustling Bugis Junction (other outlets are at Tampines 1, Westgate and Waterway Point).
Though we checked out the eatery on a weekday, it was relatively packed at lunchtime, probably because of the offices nearby. Families would probably make up a larger portion of the crowd on weekends, especially since there’s the Central Public Library just across the road, and it has an area, known as My Tree House, dedicated to kids.
Miam Miam’s menu features handmade spaghetti options, like Mentaiko King Crab on Squid Ink Aglio Olio Pasta ($20.90), or the Arrabbiata Pasta ($15.90). Alternatively, junior might prefer the rice options, like the Glazed Teriyaki Chicken Miam Donburi ($14.90), or the Shogayaki Pork Miam Donburi ($15.90).
But if you’re looking for a quick nibble between meals, the small bites menu should have something you’ll like.
We loved the tasty Baked Miso Honey Mid Wings ($10.90++ for 8 pieces), while we bet junior will scarf down Gratin of Mushrooms ($8.90++) featuring silky smooth button mushrooms baked in a homemade gratin sauce, topped with roasted bacon and tomatoes.
For desserts, the light, airy and flavourful soufflés are a popular choice ― go for the Valrhona Chocolate ($13.80), or the Matcha ($11.80).
The café is definitely catering to their littlest patrons with their newly launched kids’ menu.
Remember the soufflés? Miam Miam has found a way to incorporate all that fluffy softness into their kids’ dishes. The Volcano Tomato Rice ― savoury rice stir-fried with back bacon and shimeji mushrooms, and the Volcano Mac and Cheese, are both finished with a pillowy soufflé topping.
Each kids’ meal ($8.90) is served with orange juice. If you’ve got a tyke who cares about the way his food looks, he won’t be disappointed by the Kitty Chicken Fingers. The baked chicken fingers has a side of rice that’s shaped like a cat’s face.
Another option is the Bolognese Meatball Pasta, which is crowned with a smiley egg omelette that will surely brighten your kiddo’s day.
Finally, treat junior to a Growing Up Sundae ($4.90), a creamy soft serve that is presented in a unique planter, topped with “soil” made of Oreo crumbs.
Miam Miam offers kid’s cutlery and baby chairs, while colouring sheets are possibly in the works to entertain the little ones who are waiting for their meals to be served. Ar plus point ― trot down to the ground floor of Bugis Junction where you’ll find an outdoor fountain your munchkins will love cooling off in!
Also check out other great family-friendly restaurants in Singapore here.