Situated at a prime location where we are nurturing our burgeoning artistic talent at School Of The Arts (SOTA), KOKOMAMA has a vibrant and wide range of fusion dishes and korean bingsu that are perfect for sharing on dates. I was ushered in by the marketing coordinator of KOKOMAMA, Jerrel, who presented me the menu.
I get a little excited whenever I get to look through the menu of a fusion eatery and to taste the possibilities of a good mix. My eye got drawn to the Salted Egg Prawns Pasta, which Jerrel recommended. Knowing it to be a gamble, I went for the Honey Ice Lemon for my drink, to act as a good refreshing beverage and to prep my tastebuds for the Mango Madness Snow Storm which is one of their best selling desserts.
The main came with a slice of garlic bread and mini cup of creamy mushroom to act as a dip and a tiny side serving which was a new addition from what Jerrel told me. I initially had some reservations about having salted egg as a flavouring is not as easy to pull off with a main, for the most part, as much as salted egg goes well with shellfish, it runs the risk of being overpowering. I was pleasantly surprised for the most part. The prawns have been pre peeled and easy to separate from the shell without any mess (EXCELLENT for first dates where you wouldn’t want to make a mess)
Though the salted egg taste remained strong and distinct it did not cross the point which would fatigue my dining experience. Having the mushroom soup and the crispy, sharp garlic bread helped in maintaining the creamy texture and consistency of the main while giving me a means to taper off the salted egg flavour before it became too overwhelming. The tang and kick from the copious curry leaves added a much appreciated complement to the savoury salted egg. An array of colours added a zest to the dish, with light brown from the sliced mushrooms to the red, orange and green of assorted bell peppers.
“We believe the magic of the first date to be like our fusion dishes, where distinct flavours added together hold a unique surprise.” Mentioned Jerrel as I was down to my last bite, before he brought the last thing on the menu to me.
The Mango Madness Snow Storm came in a portion which was larger than what I expected for one person but it is a perfect serving for two. Smooth, finely grated ice hiding under a generous mound of fresh creamy mango lathered modestly with condensed milk, it harboured thoughts of indulgence. Hiding between the fresh cut mango pieces are small, delectable bits of citrus flavoured jelly mochi, carrying just a hint of a sour signature to add to a larger palette to the sweet and sour juiciness. The dessert presented itself with a scoop of mango ice-cream, crowning the top and begging me to dig in more.
Like I said.
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