Close

Review: Doi Chaang Coffee

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Doi Chaang Coffee, originated from Doi Chaang Village in Thailand has finally set foot in Singapore! First, a disclaimer for this review, I drink a lot of coffee, but I am no coffee expert. I am horrible at describing how coffee tastes like or differentiating between different beans and blends, but what I can describe them in my layman term. So, please bear with me.

The Place

Doi Chaang Coffee is situated in the relatively quiet corner of Buona Vista, at Rochester Mall. Thank goodness for the really pretty Starbucks at Rochester where all the Secondary school students frequent at, this little cafe was close to empty when we visited them at 3pm on a week day.

The Food

Known for their coffee, we ordered their signature Iced Doi Chaang ($6.50) and a hot Banana Toffee Nut Latte ($6.50). Doi Chaang also has a total of 16 milicrepe cakes and 6 of them will be served daily on a rotation basis. Photo 13-1-15 2 57 46 pm (picture by @stormscape) Signature Doi Chaang Iced Coffee. I thought this was pretty good because it is not like the usual coffee you would get in cafes. This tasted closer to Vietnamese drip coffee with added milk, which was very refreshing for a lazy afternoon. A perfect kind of perk me up.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetBanana Toffee Nut Latte ($6.50): You know I wouldn’t let anything with Banana on the menu slip. This drink caught my eye from the menu because it has banana and, toffee nut latte is my favorite Christmas drink at Starbucks, hence the swift decision to order it. This cup of coffee was well-balanced between the taste of banana and toffee nut, which I was pleasantly surprised by, because I expected it to be rather sweet and artificial from the banana syrup. However, warm cup of coffee was just the perfect blend of 2 of my favorite foods.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetStrawberry Yogurt Milicrepe ($6.50): One of the more affordable crepe cakes around. However, the taste fell short of my expectations because I expected the milicrepe to tend towards the taste of strawberry with a hint of yogurt in every bite. However, this milicrepe was mostly a little sour without any hint of strawberry or taste of yogurt within the relatively dry layers of crepe. It tasted a little underwhelming at best.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetVanilla Milicrepe ($6.50): We got this because the staff had mixed up the tags for the crepe display, causing us to order the wrong slice of crepe cake. I was pretty impressed with this good and sincere service. However, out of the 3 milicrepes we’ve had tried, this was the one that we did not like the most. The vanilla milicrepe tasted of milk powder, and the icing did not make it any better because it just felt like I was shoving milk powder into my mouth.
Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Matcha Azuki Milicrepe ($6.50): Saving the best for the last. This Matcha milicrepe certainly impressed me, even though I am not a matcha lover (even verging on disliking it). What I liked about this milicrepe was its uniform layers, and the extra layers of cream and azuki amongst the milicrepe. The taste of matcha was also not overwhelming, one of the better milicrepe I’ve had so far.  Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Closing Remarks

Doi Chaang Coffee would definitely be one place that I would return for its coffee while I struggle to get some work done during the semester, since it is so accessible from NUS. I would love to try all the flavors of their milicrepe, because they have pretty interesting flavors like hokkaido milk chocolate, and even rum and raisin! A much cheaper alternative to get my milicrepe fix, besides Awfully Chocolate or Lady M. Having said that, I still have my reservations. After all 2 out of 3 of the milicrepes did not impress, hence I would not recommend a special visit here just for its milicrepe, perhaps a coffee or two will be worth the trip.

How to get there?

35 Rochester Drive #01-08
Rochester Mall Singapore
Singapore 138639

5 minutes walk from Buona Vista MRT

Opening hours

7:00am to 11:00pm daily.

Similar posts
  • Paddy Hills Strikes Again With Comfor... If you’re observant enough, you could probably guess which cafes/restaurants are my favorites – I can’t stop writing and going crazy over them! Paddy hills has recently launched their new brunch menu which focuses on Italian influences and puts a twist to our otherwise comforting and familiar dishes. I think it’s becoming a trend where [...]
  • Pepper Lunch Keeps Their Menu Sizzlin... The thought of Pepper Lunch just incites this bubble of happiness in me because it reminds me of my secondary school days (omg I got so old meh) and the fun concept of “cooking” my own food! Pepper Lunch has been pretty much the household name ever since it has set foot into Singapore from [...]
  • D’good Tai Tai Life with Afford... Did you know – D’good over at Holland Village was the very first cafe that sparked my interest in cafe hopping? I remember how thrilled I was by the idea of spending my meager student allowance on an eggs Benedict – never looked back since. Honestly still one of the prettier cafes around, with that [...]
  • The Playground Coffee: West Siders Re... This is one cafe worth getting excited about for all you West siders or any other else siders studying in NTU or something. If you’re looking for an ideal place to finish up your readings, and have a satisfying + affordable brunch, you can now enjoy the best of both worlds at The Playground Coffee. [...]
  • Tai Cheong Bakery comes to Singapore ... One of the most visited cha chaan teng in Hong Kong has finally arrived in Singapore’s very own Holland Village! I know I’m kinda late to the party since they’ve been around from the start of January. I’ve heard so much about Tai Cheong in Hong Kong, they have a whooping 164 bakeries and restaurants spanned across Hong [...]

4 Comments

  1. February 1, 2015    

    That’s sad! I thought the mille crepes look awesome in the photos!

    • February 1, 2015    

      Yeah.. I was a little disappointed too! Hopefully they would do something to improve on the milicrepes!

  2. February 17, 2015    

    I knew I needed a base for the molding of the
    deer.

    • February 17, 2015    

      Haha! So that we wouldn’t have got the milicrepes mixed up? NOW YOU KNOW! (: Thanks for reading though!