Magosaburo Cafe – Excellent Japanese-Western Fusion Food
Magosaburo Café’s warm lighting, comfortable seats, great hospitality and (most importantly) its insanely mouth-watering food, was an instant hit with us. This young 4-month-old cafe resides in Tiong Bahru Plaza, and specialises in Japanese-Western fusion food. If you find the name “Magosaburo Café” familiar, this may be because the café is actually a brand variety of “MAGOSABURO JAPANESE WAGYU DINING” located at ION Orchard. While the outlet at Orchard leans towards fine dining, Magosaburo Café at Tiong Bahru Plaza has more of a casual and cosy vibe.
The first item we tried was the Signature Wagyu Don with Black Truffle ($28.80). Slabs of sliced wagyu beef and slivers of truffle atop the rice made the whole combination simply irresistible. The truffle aroma too was so strong that it reached us even before the dish did! A taste of it and I was sold. The wagyu beef was incredibly soft and delicious, and had the perfect chewiness and bounciness expected from such a luxurious cut. Drizzle the accompanying red wine sauce for an even richer taste. All in all, two thumbs up for this dish!
Next, we tried the Spicy Beef Nabe ($17.80), a Japanese hotpot chock-full of sliced beef, tofu and vegetables. The nabe was flavourful and comforting. I imagine that this dish would be perfect on a rainy day as you enjoy the warmth with your loved one.
We also had the Signature Hot Soba Chicken Salad ($14.80). I loved that the hot soba noodles were cooked al dente and still chewy. Featuring 4 pieces of crispy deep-fried chicken katsu atop fresh greens, this came complete with a side of onsen egg, which you can pour into the hot soba broth for added flavour.
Finally, we had the Salted Konbu & Truffle Chawanmushi ($8.80). The chawanmushi was extremely smooth, silky smooth and simply delightful. Topped with generous chopped truffle and konbu, the truffle chawanmushi here is a must-try for truffle lovers.
To wash it all down, we got a Milk Tea with Grass Jelly ($4.80) and Homebrew Longan ($4.80) to share. The former was milky and had a fragrant tea flavour, while the latter was refreshing and cooling.
Magosaburo Cafe is a lovely cafe that delivers excellent Japanese-Western fusion food. It is evident that the food here is made with love, and delivers both in plating and flavour. At just 4 months old, I must say Magosaburo Cafe shows great potential, and is a place I would recommend to friends and family.
Thank you Magosaburo Cafe for your generous hospitality.