Mushi Mushi – Oishii Chawanmushi Shop Closing


[Updated Sep 2015] Mushi Mushi will be serving its last bowl of chawanmushi on 9th October (Friday).

A reason for its closure is due to the high rental cost. Do show them some support before they say good-bye.

[Original Entry] An entire shop dedicated to selling Chawanmushi 茶碗蒸し. Very brave indeed. Come to think of it, we often order this steamed egg dish at Japanese family restaurants, but usually only as an appetizer.

Mushi Mushi at International Plaza offers a range of Chawanmushi served contemporary style, made with freshly brewed stock from kombu and bonito flakes. They looked to be enjoying rather brisk business when I paid a visit after lunch, with many office workers ordering takeaways.

The owners wanted this new concept to offer chawanmushi as a snack, or even as a meal, and engaged Japanese chefs to guide them on the art of brewing their stock base from raw ingredients.

The varieties of chawanmushi available included Ranpaku Mushi – Pure Egg White Chawanmushi ($3.50), Kinoko Mushi – 4 different types of mushrooms ($3.50), Kani Mushi – Real Crabmeat immersed in Mushi House Blend Sauce ($4.50), and Ikura Mushi – Classic Mushi with salmon roe topping ($4.90).

Mushi Mushi’s chawanmushi had a smooth and silky texture, which would quickly slide down your throat. Taste wise, it was more towards the lighter side and thus felt sweeter than savoury and creamy.

My favourite part was the lavish toppings of delicious bright orange salmon roe on the Ikura Mushi ($4.90), that did not taste too fishy as well.

On my wishlist, is an All-In Mushi, with some of my favourite items such as kamaboko Japanese fish cake, shiitake mushrooms, ginkgo nuts and a stronger touch of mirin for this bowl to be considered as a more filling bowl on its own.

Mushi Mushi
10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #01-09, Singapore 079903 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 91172787
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 7:30pm (Mon-Fri), 8am – 2pm (Sat)

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8 Responses to “Mushi Mushi – Oishii Chawanmushi Shop Closing”

  1. February 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    Not exactly a lunch option if they only serve Chawamushi though. Wonder how the office crowd will take to it.

    • admin
      February 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

      Yah, neither it is a food item that can be easily kept, say till late noon for tea-break. But I know a lot of my CBD friends always “on diet” and eat little.

    • xavier
      February 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

      they serve onigiri also for set lunches so if that’s not enough you can top it up with that!

  2. John
    February 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    This is great for breakfast, I tried the ranpaku and the kinoko. Just nice to last me until lunch time.

  3. carina
    February 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm #

    the taste of the classic n mushroom was really good. the portion was just right.
    will have to try the kani chanmushi on my next visit, was completely sold out the other
    day when i was there.

  4. Gem
    February 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    “art of brewing our stock base from raw ingredient”. should be “their”.

  5. February 24, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    interesting concept. I don’t know if it will take off in SG though. Any idea how this place is doing after a few months of trade?

    • admin
      February 24, 2015 at 8:56 am #

      It’s just opened, less than a month. Seemed to be doing quite well actually.

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