We found Yummo Chow to be a quaint and simple hotel cafe serving Singaporean-style Western Food. Was it any good? Not really.
Yummo Chow is situated on Purvis Street in Bugis, near the National Library and the South Beach Tower. It is located on the ground floor of Hotel NuVe Heritage, a boutique 3-star hotel with 19 rooms, and serves as the hotel’s official breakfast restaurant. They have a maximum seating capacity of roughly 20 people.
The restaurant serves pasta, burgers, fish & chips, chicken chops, chicken cutlets, lamb shanks, and beef steaks with a Singaporean flair. Checkout our links below for dining discounts and reservations for Yummo Chow (1-for-1 deals through Burpple)
Why did we decide to give Yummo Chow a try? Did we regret it? Read on.
Yummo Chow is on the ground floor of Hotel NuVe, along Purvis Street, near all the fabulous cafes and restaurants. It’s hard to find because the signage doesn’t look much at first.
As soon as we stepped in, we saw that the dining area was small and decorated like a Toast Box. The lighting was also dim, and they didn’t even turn on the lights.
When we sat down, they gave us their menus to look over. Without a discount, the menu items would place them on the same level as some of Singapore’s best hotel cafés. With that in mind, we anticipate their quality and flavour will be comparable.
What we ordered: Chicken Chop, Fish and Chips, Chicken Burger, Mentaiko Prawns. Here’s how they tasted:
After deliberating for about 5 minutes, we decided to order their Chef’s Recommendations: Double Up Grilled Chicken Chop, Fish & Chips, Grilled Chicken Burger, and Mentaiko Mayo Prawn. The three main courses as a meal set come with soft drinks, and the day’s soup is mushroom soup.
Cons: We did not enjoy the prawns. Pathetic portion, shriveled meat, tiny size at exorbitant inflated original prices
We didn’t have to wait long for our drinks and small bites: the Mentaiko Mayo Prawn. Before the discount, five shrimp cost $21.80. Seriously? The batter is a little bit thick and a little bit sour, and if it weren’t for the “tail”, the shrimp would be almost non-existent. Definitely not worth the money, that’s for sure.
Although we are aficionados of mushroom soup, the one that was being served was not living up to our expectations. It is not creamy, it does not have the flavour of mushrooms, and it is a little watery.
Cons: Not a fan of the mushroom soup. Watery, lack of flavour. I would skip this if i had the chance.
We liked the golden-brown colour of the Fish & Chips batter, which made it stand out. When you cut through it with a knife, it would make a light, enticing crunch. Even though the fish was fresh and flaky, it didn’t impress. The fish could use a bit more salt and could be a bit thicker. It wasn’t as satisfying as one might think for the price. Overall, we considered it to be just above average.
Pros: Fish and Chips was decent, batter had a nice crunch. Fish could have been firmer though. Could use more salt.
The Grilled Chicken Burger was juicy, tender, and well-marinated, but the bun was too soft. They should also put a layer of greens on top of the base bun so the sauce doesn’t make the bun soggy. The French fries looked and tasted like the ones you buy at the supermarkets. The salad was just a few greens and two cherry tomatoes, with Thousand Island sauce drizzled on top.
Pros: Grilled chicken burger was well marinated and juicy. Good portion
Cons: No greens separating the bun from the dressing and meat which eventually led to a soggy bun
The Double Up Grilled Chicken Chop came with two large, juicy, and tender chicken thighs. The dish came with fries, some greens, and a pepper sauce that was too watery. It was good in quantity and quality, but it wasn’t good enough to be called gourmet. The chicken thighs are pan-fried rather than grilled. It was a little overburnt outside, and we could taste the slight bitterness on the crispy skin.
Our food editor’s final verdict at Yummo Chow, we expected better. A sub-par average experience.
Overall, we paid around $70+ for our meals, which included a 10% service charge and a discount of 60%.
Their food, atmosphere and prices are more like Astons, Collins, and Bojangles. We don’t think their original price is fair for what they are offering in terms of food, atmosphere, and service.
We’d say the food isn’t bad, but it could be better. We’d give a 3/5 for food quality, a 2.5/5 for value for money (based on the final price we paid), a 3/5 for service, and a 3/5 for the atmosphere.
Yummo Chow can be an excellent choice for couples and groups of friends who want to get to know each other better over a meal in a cosy and mostly peaceful setting with some lovely artwork on the walls. Check out our ultimate food guide for all things a glutton would crave.
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