Happy Chinese New Year my Dearest Readers 🙂 If you celebrate I wish you all a prosperous horse year!! Mr Bao and I celebrated Chinese New Years with our friends and I will be sharing that story with you soon ~ But today, I want to share with you a new French-Japanese restaurant that has recently opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre – Miam Miam.
Miam Miam is originally from Tokyo and have now opened throughout Asia including Singapore and have now ventured into Australia and landed in Melbourne 🙂 As soon as I saw photos of of the matcha lattes and desserts, I knew I had to go check it out ASAP! You know how much I love my matcha hehe
If you’re not familiar with Chadstone, Miam Miam is in the area with the other restaurants such as Pappa Rich and close to Aldi and Colonial Markets. I really like the decor of the restaurant with the aluminion chairs and bright lights. They have a no booking policy, so I arrived early to get a table for 6 as I was meeting up with Jana, her husband and some of her friends ~ The waitress was friendly and even though they didn’t have a table for us, they were willing to shuffle the tables around to accommodate us.
They had a whole section on the menu dedicated to matcha goodies! You should’ve seen the smile on my face 🙂 A couple of us ordered this matcha latte with matcha soft serve, I must say I was quite impressed! Because it is quite hard to find matcha lattes that have a strong matcha flavour and the soft serve had a nice creamy texture and good matcha flavour. I would have preferred if it had an even stronger matcha flavour, but its already one of the better ones I’ve had in Melbourne.
Mr Bao ordered a matcha smoothie with red bean, I couldn’t really taste the red bean but it had the same matcha flavour and had a more icy texture as it was a smoothie. I think I prefer the matcha latte a little more ~
The menu is a little small with only a handful of savoury dishes, it was made even more disappointing when a few dishes were sold out at 7pm and we were only left with either the Miam Miam spaghetti or the squid ink risotto. 3 of us got the Miam Miam Spaghetti with tomato, eggplant, bacon and a soft boiled egg. The pasta was cooked to a nice al dente texture and with good flavour, we did find it to be slightly salty.
The rest of the table ordered the Squid Ink Risotto with omelette on top, once again cooked to al dente and with squid pieces through it, flavour was great and the egg top was creamy and soft. For such a small portion I find it a little overpriced for $20.8, the boys were definitely not full and wanted more food ~
Sorry I can’t find the prices for the desserts, of course all the desserts we ordered were MATCHA 😀 Starting with the matcha soufflé, I don’t think I’ve had this before. Unfortunately, it was a little bit of a disappointment, it was very wet inside and felt a little uncooked, while matcha flavour wasn’t very strong. I think it would make a great soufflé if a few improvements were made.
The other dessert we got was the matcha soufflé pancake with matcha soft serve, coffee jelly, matcha jelly and red bean. The pancake is thicker and dense in the middle but remained soft, once again lacked some matcha flavour but the coffee jelly actually complimented the matcha in general.
That’s the first meal I had at Miam Miam, I enjoyed some of the dishes but would’ve have liked more options no the menu and stronger matcha flavour for some desserts. However, still really glad that they have now opened up and serving so many matcha desserts.
Because I am a true matchaholic, I couldn’t hope but go back two days later with my colleague and we had afternoon there. This time I had the iced matcha tea as it was quite hot and I wanted something to quench the thirst. It’s very different from the matcha latte as this iced version has no milk and not sweetened either, it had quite a lot of ice which watered down the matcha.
I didn’t get to try the parfait last time so went back to try the matcha parfait with matcha jelly, coffee jelly, red bean and rice crisps. Pretty much the same toppings that was on the matcha soufflé pancake, all matched quite well but I think I would’ve liked some other topping on the parfait to make it a little different.
They made a mistake with our order and brought a Cookie N Cream parfait when we ordered another pancake. They were kind enough to offer it to us so yay for us we got to try this as well. Similar to the matcha parfait it had a vanilla soft serve base chocolate rice crisps, sliced banana, chocolate syrup and some crushed Oreo cookies. Not bad but I think I prefer the matcha more hehe maybe I’m bias!
Last but not least was the spiced apple soufflé pancake topped with vanilla soft serve and crushed corn flakes. I found the pancake to be slightly overcooked this time, and would have preferred if the apples were a little softer.
After two visits in 3 days, I definitely like Miam Miam especially their matcha soft serve and all their other matcha drinks and desserts. However, I find the quality of the food to be a little inconsistent and the same elements used again and again. I have also heard from others that they find the menu to be limited and for some dishes it is overpriced. I think Miam Miam needs more time to improve and expand on their menu but other than that it is a great addition to our food scene ~
Now time to share some exciting news 🙂
Mr Bao and I are very happy to announce that we are now proud parents to this gorgeous little silver toy poodle 🙂 And his name is CUPCAKE! I have actually Instagrammed some photos before so those who follow me will know about him hehe we are both so in love with this little puppy! But I do understand not everyone likes dogs so I have created a separate Instagram account for him to share his daily adventures ~ His account is @My_Mr_Cupcake
I totally underestimated the time and effort required to train a puppy, between working full-time, going to puppy school twice a week, toilet training, feeding and playing with Cupcake. It hasn’t left me with a lot of time to do my own things like blogging! But please bear with me Dearest Readers, I promise to get my act together as soon as possible! Thank you so much for being so patient with me!
Tagged: Asian Dessert, Cafe, Dessert, French, Japanese, matcha, Melbourne, Review, Softserve, Souffle, Urbanspoon
Matcha souffle sounds amazing but shame about the execution. And hello Mr Cupcake! He’s so very cute. I can see many outings to the park with you and Mr Bao!
Thanks Helen 🙂 we are so in love with this black little bundle of joy! We’re already going to more parks and beaches!
He’s so cute! Have you tried the green tea soft serve at ‘Rice Workshop’ in the city?
Thank you heaps 🙂 He’s the love of my life right now hehe I haven’t because last time I went they didn’t have it that day I was totally shattered really wanted to try but they actually have it at Food Republik now as well!
Cupcake … what a brilliant name on your puppy – house training is full days work. What you should do .. is so soon she wakes up – just put her outside the front, doesn’t matter .. if you live in an apartment … just open the door and put her down for a couple of minutes, because they need to wee .. so soon they wake up and she will soon add things together.
I don’t like if I would like tea in everything .. but that souffle I would love to dive into. Great post again. Good luck with the parenthood. *smile
Thank you very much Viveka 🙂 It took me a long time to decide a name for my little puppy but Cupcake is the perfect name hehe! And Cupcake isn’t too bad with toilet training he’s not doing too bad thanks for the advice!
Sorry, I thought Cupcake was a SHE!!! So sorry. Anyhow he are so cute and adorable.
Jesus this post. Those desserts are my heart, and the puppy… my miniature poodle passed away about a month after I left Australia. Give yours a cuddle for me, okay?
Awww that’s so sad I’m sorry to hear that 😦 I’ll definitely give Cupcake more hugs and cuddles! ~
Awwww Cupcake!!! Toooo cute toooo cute 😀
Despite all the food porn, Cupcake is my favourite photo 😉
Choc Chip Uru
Hehe that’s so sweet Uru! Thanks heaps 🙂
The matcha goodies look great Daisy but omg Cupcake is adorable!! 😀 I want to give him a hug!
Definitely the matcha desserts made my day but hehe Cupcake melts my heart hope you get to meet him soon!
Congratulations on your adoption. I absolutely love Cupcake. He’s gorgeous. Of course, I’m a dog-lover from way-back and I can see a gorgeous personality in him! What a cutie he is. He has out-shined your matcha post – and I’m a big fan of matcha. But what a shame the food is so inconsistent! xx
Cupcake is so adorable! So jealous! 🙂 And speaking of jealous, this restaurant! I’ll meet you there when I visit you one day. 😉 I have to make Matcha Souffle soon…
Dawwwww puppy! Life will never be the same again 😉 The time spent on training now will be so worth it in the long run though, enjoy!
omg yum! – Saw this place in Singapore, didn’t know they had opened here – will have to go try their matcha desserts!
Firstly, I must talk about cupcake because we have two dogs and I LOVE THEM! That is a seriously cute pooch and I’m delighted you two have made the commitment. He won’t stay a puppy long and it gets easier pretty quickly.
Now onto Miam Miam, you certainly went hard on the matcha, but I wouldn’t expect anything less! Shame to hear their food was a little hit and miss.
Hi, this restaurant closed down two months ago.