May May has been around for quite a while on Tras Street now, and are still getting a crazy influx of diners everyday! This proves one thing – their popularity is not a hype. They’ve first made their mark on social media platforms with their ingenious creation of the Salted Egg Donuts. Ooh. Golden lava salted egg goodness within the crisp, sweet, fried doughnut exterior. Which are priced at exorbitant prices now, by the way.
I was determined to go back to May May for lunch because their Rice Bowls looked so amazing on Instagram and so far, I haven’t really heard any bad reviews about it! It’s rare, you know.
May May exudes really zen vibes to me because of its marbled wall and the patch of wall greens, together with the natural lighting shining through just in the center of the restaurant. Best spot to meditate, as well as to take picture.
The communal table with the marbled top is placed right in the middle of the space and when I visited, this place was PACKED with working peeps, I was very surprised, because their rice bowls ain’t that cheap and wow these people sure do know how to indulge themselves for lunch!
1. Liu Sha Donuts ($7++)
Yes if you find this picture familiar, it’s probably from my Ultimate Salted Egg Guide here! Well.. I tried it when they first opened and it was amazingly good! The warm liu sha within the deep fried crispy exterior! It was dusted with slightly too much sugar though, but it was one of the best liu sha dishes I’ve ever had! I’m not too sure about the standards now, but it was great for me then!
2. Kong Bak Pau ($6++) Pork Belly with caramel fish sauce. Could I say this was hands down the BEST kong bak pau I’ve had in my life? The sweet-savory pairing of the caramel fish sauce with the succulent pork belly, wrapped between the fluffy mantou… Take me to heaven now, would you?
3. Braised Pork Belly Rice Bowl ($16++)
Pork belly with wasabi sprouts, asian slaw, oven roasted tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, pickled lotus root and an onsen egg. Everyone says this combination was wow.
Eh I didn’t find them going down too well altogether, because these tasted like separate components to me. Besides, the asian slaw had a taste that I didn’t really like. Nonetheless, I thought it was a good take on the accompanying sides in this rice bowl, despite the less than harmonious combination of everything. Having them separately was a refreshing experience though – the wasabi sprouts was definitely something that would make you go ooh.. And of course, that slab of pork belly as you can see, was CHOPSTICK TENDER.
Also, this rice bowl was crazily filling. And the best part, MORE INGREDIENTS THAN RICE. 10/10!
The food at May May definitely did not disappoint, except for the fact that I didn’t think the sides on my rice bowl were too harmonious. They were definitely good on its own! And $16++ for that slab of pork belly, it’s definitely worth it! The highly recommended/instagrammed rice bowl is actually the Poached Cod bowl, and everyone says it’s amazing. So you guys should probably go for that if you don’t wanna take a risk! Besides, it’s healthier too! I think.
Oh while you’re there, get a Kong Bak Pau to share! It’s $6++ for one, a little pricey but definitely worth the money! And they have a more atas and much more expensive dinner menu too – the abovementioned dishes are only available for their lunch menu!
How to get there?
65 Tras St
Monday to Saturday: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Closed on Sundays!