Muji Cafe at Paragon is the kind of place that you must try once and then never try again. It serves Japanese cai fan: selection for 3 dishes at $12.90, and 4 dishes at $16.90. Change white rice to multi-grain rice, additional $1. The pricing alone would deter you from coming; I could use that money to eat 4 times at a cai fan stall.
And what is special about Muji Singapore menu, about the Japanese cai fan? The food comes across as healthy and clean, or maybe because the portions are so small, it seems healthy.
You can pick any 3 or 4 items, and of course you pick the meat dishes because they give you more bang for your money, right? WRONG. The meat dishes are bad. The food is cooked beforehand and so any deep-fried items, like my fried chicken, would come across limp and hard. The hamburger patty is too salty.
What is good is the vegetables/salad dishes because they are already cold to begin with, and can keep for some time. The edamame-prawn salad comes with a creamy mayo dressing with a tinge of spiciness, and Mr Fitness likes the Hijiki seaweed salad.
Including two drinks and a dessert, we spent $44 for two persons. The food, service, and ambience are ok, but the pricing is astronomical, not economic (rice).
Muji Cafe & Meal Singapore
290 Orchard Road, #04-36 Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 238859
T: +65 6735 0123
Service: 7/10 (counter service, but a girl who showed us to our table, and she was nice)
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.