8 millennial pink foods to try in Singapore

October 26, 2017
  • 1. Tonkotsu pink ramen
    1 / 8 1. Tonkotsu pink ramen

    Ramen Champion‘s Special Tonkotsu Pink Ramen ($15.80) comes with noodles, sliced char siu, ajitama egg, black fungus and scallions.

    Its hue is the result of infusing beetroot and blueberries in the rich tonkotsu broth for several hours.

    At Ramen Champion, it is about being in the pink of health.

    Its general manager Kensuke Onishi says pink ramen was created for health-conscious diners.

    He adds: “The pink tonkotsu ramen broth is infused with fresh beetroot and blueberries, giving it a natural pink hue.”

    “The response has been great – with up to 500 bowls of ramen sold in a day – because the ramen is very picture-worthy.”

    Where: all Ramen Champion outlets
    Opening hours: 11am – 11pm daily
    Website: www.facebook.com/RamenChampionSingapore

    (Photo: Instagram/pinkypiggu)

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  • 2. Rose almond cream bird’s nest
    2 / 8 2. Rose almond cream bird’s nest

    Bird’s nest brand NestBloom is changing the way we eat this delicacy.

    The rose almond cream ($21 promotion price, $27 after Nov 9) flavour is infused with rose and fresh almonds.

    To eat, place the rose-shaped bird’s nest in a bowl, pour hot water over it and steep for five minutes.

    Where: NestBloom, 12 Bussorah Street
    Opening hours: 11am – 8pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays and Mondays)
    Website: www.nestbloom.com

    (Photo: NestBloom)

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  • 3. Keep on shrimpin’
    3 / 8 3. Keep on shrimpin’

    Keep On Shrimpin’ ($9.90) is one of Maki-San chain’s signature rolls.

    It xomes with rice, tempura ebi, mixed vegetables, sweet corn and wasabi mayonnaise wrapped in a pink soya wrap.

    Where: all Maki-San outlets
    Opening hours: 11.30am – 9.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays. 11.30am – 10pm, Fridays and Saturdays
    Website: www.facebook.com/rollwithmakisan

    (Photo: The Straits Times)

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  • 4. Strawberry latte
    4 / 8 4. Strawberry latte

    From the floor to rose-pink tiled walls, two-month-old A Juicery is Instagram-worthy from every angle.

    It specialises in cold-pressed juices, but the off-menu items are what complement the decor.

    Get the cold strawberry latte ($7), which comes with a layer of Meiji strawberry milk.

    It tastes as good as it looks, with a nice balance of coffee and sweetness from the milk.

    Where: A Juicery, 21 Lorong Telok
    Opening hours: 8.30am – 5pm, weekdays (closed on weekends)
    Website: ajuicery.com

    (Photo: The Straits Times)

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  • 5. Bandung babycino in a cone
    5 / 8 5. Bandung babycino in a cone

    The Coffee Academics cafe is giving its Coffee In A Cone a local twist.

    They launched the Bandung Babycino In A Cone ($8.90) last week.

    The hot milk is infused with rose syrup and poured into a chocolate-coated ice cream cone.

    It is a caffeine-free option good for children.

    Available for a limited period only.

    Where: all The Coffee Academics outlets
    Opening hours (Scotts Square): 9am – 10pm, Mondays to Thursdays. 9am – 10.30pm, Fridays and Saturdays. 9am – 9.30pm, Sundays and public holidays
    Opening hours (Raffles City): 9am – 9pm daily
    Website: www.facebook.com/TheCoffeeAcademicsSg

    (Photo: The Coffee Academics)

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  • 6. Codigo 1530 Rosa
    6 / 8 6. Codigo 1530 Rosa

    Move over rose wine.

    The all-natural pink tequila Codigo 1530 Rosa is the pink tipple to look out for.

    Its colour comes from ageing the spirit for a month in uncharred French white oak Cabernet barrels from wineries in Napa Valley, California.

    This process enriches the natural agave juice while imparting soft floral Cabernet notes to produce a distinctive taste.

    The Rosa is one of five in the Codigo 1530 family of premium tequilas.

    The five include Blanco, Reposado (aged for six months), Anejo (aged for 18 months) and Origen (aged for six years).

    Where: Rosa available at Lulu’s Lounge, Pan Pacific Singapore. Full Codigo 1530 range available at Club Street Social, 5 Gemmill Lane
    Opening hours (Lulu’s Lounge): 7pm – 4am, Wednesdays. 9pm – 6am, Fridays and Saturdays (closed on other days)
    Opening hours (Club Street Social): 11am – 12am, Mondays to Saturdays. 11am – 4pm, Sundays
    Website: Buy the full range at www.boutiquespirits.asia/store/c14/Tequila.html

    (Photo: Instagram/codigo1530)

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  • 7. Pink cactus smoothie with pink cactus pearls
    7 / 8 7. Pink cactus smoothie with pink cactus pearls

    Three-week-old bubble tea brand PlayMade by One Zo from Taiwan offers some unusual options.

    Its pink cactus smoothie ($4.60) is made from the pink pulp of the cactus from Penghu County.

    The cactus is indigenous to Taiwan.

    The pulp is also used to make chewy pink pearls (add 80 cents) to complement your drink of choice.

    Where: PlayMade by One Zo, 10 Tampines Central 1, #01-59
    Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
    Website: www.facebook.com/playmadeonezo

    (Photo: Facebook/playmadeonezo)

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  • 8. Rose milk tea
    8 / 8 8. Rose milk tea

    Popular Thai tea brand Cha Tra Mue offers a range of rose tea.

    From lychee rose tea to honey rose tea and rose milk tea ($4.50 each).

    The rose milk tea is the one that is pink.

    But do not drink it before an important meeting, a date or a flight.

    The staff will warn you of rose tea’s laxative effects and they are not joking.

    Where: all Cha Tra Mue outlets
    Opening hours: various opening hours at each outlet, check full list here
    Website: www.facebook.com/ChaTraMueSg

    (Photo: The Straits Times)

    A version of this article first appeared on The Straits Times.

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