MAY MAY @ 65 Tras Street

It is hard not to fall in love with this place once you step through the modest, unassuming white doors of May May restaurant along Tras Street. Beyond that inconspicuous entrance that most would almost simply just walk past, this 40 seater space inside boasts of marbled black and white table tops, wooden accents and a glass roof that allows natural light to flood the place so beautifully. Not forgetting too that floor-to-ceiling vertical garden plot anchored against the wall, making quite a statement by adding some pop of colour and touch of nature to an otherwise sleek and modern interior design.

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Lunch here is all about Asian-inspired rice bowls with varying choices of protein, complimented by an onsen egg, oven roasted tomatoes, amongst other healthy toppings of veggies such as mushrooms and wasabi sprouts. Between the four of us, we had the Red Chilli Chicken $15, Beef Rendang $16, Braised Pork Belly $16, Butter Poached Cod $18 and Cold Somen $15. You can also choose to add $2 for a change of rice to quinoa.

Dinner on the other hand is a whole different menu featuring sharing plates- big and small, like Fried Cauliflower $14, Confit Potatoes $14, Chilean Sea Bass $32 and Lobster Rice Noodles $28.

Tea is from Tea Bone Zen Mind while the coffee beans are from Nylon Coffee Roasters. They actually do do decent latte art here as well. Cocktails and bottled craft beers are also available.

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We all unanimously agreed that the Red Chilli Chicken bowl with its caramelised onions and toasted cashews was the winner that afternoon. And it was quite an admirable feat actually to come in first place, considering that all the bowls were wholesomely tasty, textually interesting and honestly appetising. The Braised Pork Belly too came in real close at second with that flavoursome melt-in-your-mouth worthy thick slab of tender fatty meat, though the pickled lotus root slices paired with it was a tad too sour for us.

For the ladies and guys who are more health-conscious, the sweet and silken smooth Butter Poached Cod served with wakame is a great option too. Alternatively, order the Cold Somen that comes with shelled grilled prawns, tobiko and just a hint of spice for a nice punch of flavour. Quite delectable.

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Dessert options however were rather limited, with choices of Apple Lime Parfait $6, Red Bean Cake $6 and Pina Colada Donut $5. We could not resist ordering the Liu Sha Custard Donut $5 but was a little disappointed when the salted egg yolk filling did not flow as freely as we had hoped it would. The donuts were adequately fluffy though, just not particularly outstanding.

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Overall, this is probably one of the more successful attempts at fusion cuisine which I have tasted so far. Honestly enjoyable and sincerely begs for a second or even third return. I personally have not tried their dinner menu but would make a trip down just for lunch again. Easily one of my favourite meals for the 1st quarter of 2015.

Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone 5S. 

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65 Tras Street
Singapore 079004
Tel: 6221 4698

Opening hrs:
Lunch: 11.30am – 3pm
Coffee: 3 – 6pm
Dinner: 6 – 11pm


2 Responses to MAY MAY @ 65 Tras Street

  1. yasmine says:

    You finally tried it! This is so amazing! I think there are more and more of such “finer” dining options for lunch. I tried one the other day along Purvis St, Sprigs – also a hidden find! It was like stepping into an oasis of calmness and zen from the bustling streets in the near-CBD area.

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