Japanese-Western Fusion Café – Daizu Café

Daizu café is a Japanese-Western fusion café that opened just 3 months ago. The minimalist aesthetic of its interior, designed and created by the staff themselves, provides a relaxing and calm dining experience.

Daizu Cafe Interior
Daizu Cafe Interior
Daizu Cafe Logo
Daizu Cafe Logo

The café embodies Daizu, which means “Soy” in Japanese, into every dish. Take for example the Ikura Don with Spicy Salmon ($28), which contains soy edamame, that adds a green contrast to the mostly bright orange dish and a slight crunchy texture. The donburi also comprises sweet Japanese sushi rice, salmon sashimi marinated with their special in-house spicy sauce, filled with a ton of ikura and topped with dried seaweed.

Ikura Don with Spicy Salmon ($28)
Ikura Don with Spicy Salmon ($28)

The creamy salmon sashimi cubes melts in the mouth, while the heat of the spicy sauce creeps on you after a few seconds, creating a buttery yet slightly fiery sensation. Needless to say, I enjoyed receiving a refreshing burst of flavour from each spoonful of ikura.

Ikura Don with Spicy Salmon
Ikura Don with Spicy Salmon

Besides rice bowls, the café also offers a variety of coffees brewed using coffee beans sourced from different parts of the world such as the upper region of Brazil, Sumatra and Papua New Guinea. I ordered one of their more popular drinks: the Strawberry Latte ($7). It’s made with strawberry milk and two espresso shots, which forms distinct pink and brown layers. It had a strawberry scent, a mild bitterness and was slightly sweet. This was definitely my “cup of coffee”.

Strawberry Latte
Strawberry Latte

If you still have space after your meal for a dessert (because we all know we have a second stomach just for sweet stuff), they offer a variety of cakes and pastries which are baked fresh everyday in their central kitchen. I did not expect seeing Kouigh Amann ($5) in a Japanese-Western fusion café before, so I knew I had to try it. You can order their pastries with jam and/or butter on the side at no additional cost.

Kouigh Amann
Kouigh Amann

The Kouigh Amann was served hot and had a beautiful buttery fragrance. Made with butter, sugar, flour and topped with sugar beads, the light-flaky pastry pops up with every slice made. It was pretty big, so I would definitely share this with someone.

Daizu Café
129 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218407
https://www.daizucafe.com/

Opening Hours:
Mondays: 10am – 10pm (Only drinks, cakes & pastries)
Tuesdays to Sundays: 10am – 10pm

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