Whenever I walked past Hoshino Coffee, there was always a queue of people waiting outside. So today, I timed it so that I arrived at the Japanese cafe after lunch hour. There was still a queue but it was much shorter and I was soon shown to a table.
I had the baked curry rice ($15) which was really tasty. It came with a sausage, two broccoli and a sunny side-up egg.
The rice was at the bottom. Then a layer of Japanese curry was scooped onto the rice and finally cheese was added. The cheese and the slightly peppery curry goes well together. When the creamy egg yolk was added to the mix, it tasted so good that I wondered why not more restaurants were doing this.
For desserts, I had their specialty which was pancake with whipped butter and maple syrup ($9.80). It was the thickest pancake I had ever seen but was surprisingly light and airy. There was a slight crust at the top which contrasted nicely with the rest of the soft pancake. Like the pancake, the whipped butter tasted light and creamy, somewhere in between butter and whipped cream.
There was a waiting time of 20 mins for the pancake and you could order it in double as well. But because the amount of whipped butter given for single or double pancakes remained the same, I felt that having a single was more worth it.
68 Orchard Road, #03-84, Plaza Singapura (Extension), Singapore 238839