Friday, November 10, 2006
A stall selling muffins in a hawker food centre? It's something strange in the neighbourhood and I spotted such an occurrence in Dunman Food Centre.
Miss Muffin (the stall, not the lady) stands out from the usual stalls of rojak, char kway tiao and mee pok. With muffins neatly displayed in rows, I must say it's a pretty novel idea to market these baked confectionery in a hawker centre. Each muffin goes for $1.20 and they come in flavours such as mango almond, durian, banana walnut, cheese, peach, chocolate chip, chempedak, blueberry, apple almond and raisin.
I tried the chocolate chip and mango almond muffins. The chocolate chip muffin was a little dry and could do with a more buttery and chocolate boost. The mango almond one was dusted with icing sugar and looked pretty. Taste-wise, the scent of mango essence just didn't do it for me. Using the pulp of real fruit would have been more costly but I think there are many out there who would appreciate the natural flavour and taste.
I still quite can't believe muffins in a hawker centre but hey, that's become a reality.
Dunman Food Centre (opposite Joo Chiat Neighbourhood Police Post)
Chew On This: Miss Muffin bakes all the muffins daily in the stall itself. No getting supplies from cafes/hotels here.