Unicorn food trend: 9 rainbow food and drinks in Singapore you must try

April 26, 2017
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    The Starbucks‘ Unicorn Frappuccino has been making its rounds online.

    And while the colourful drink may not be available here (yet), there are plenty of other unicorn foods, and drinks, you can tuck into in Singapore.

    For the uninitiated, “unicorn food”, according to The New York Times, refers to “any food item jazzed up with dye or cute accessories like fruit cut into little shapes or mountains of pastel marshmallows”. This food trend also encompasses Instagram-worthy rainbow-hued food and drink.

    In the meantime, here are nine places with colourful cuisine to get you started.

    (Photo: instagram.com/starbucks)

    Related: 11 unicorn themed gifts for kids

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  • Rainbow Cheese Toastie
    2 / 10 Rainbow Cheese Toastie

    The grilled cheese sandwich ($9) is filled with a cheese mixture made up mainly of mozzarella, and truffle oil. To achieve the rainbow colours, vegetable puree is mixed into the cheese – beetroot is used for pink, carrot for orange and yellow, spinach for green, potato and butterfly pea flower for blue, and red cabbage for violet. A small amount of liquid food colouring is used as well to enhance the colours.

    Where: Epicurious, UE Square Shopping Mall, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, 01-13
    Open: 8.30am to 5pm, (Tuesdays to Sundays), closed on Monday
    Info: Call 6734-7720 or go to www.facebook.com/ EpicuriousSG and www.epicurious.com.sg/

    (Photo: courtesy of The Straits Times)

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  • Rainbow and Paddlepop Cheesecake
    3 / 10 Rainbow and Paddlepop Cheesecake

    This 48-seat cafe in Punggol has Rainbow and Paddle-pop cheesecakes (from $3.90 a slice). It also makes other cakes and desserts, and also has a catering arm offering buffet fare, dessert tables and cake customisation.

    Where: 6 Tebing Lane, 01-05
    Open: 4pm to 1am (Wednesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
    Info: Call 8685 8786 or go to www.cravings.com.sg

    (Photo: facebook.com/cravings.sg)

    Related: Where to buy cartoon character cakes

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  • Rainbow Latte
    4 / 10 Rainbow Latte

    The hottest latte art trend from Las Vegas has made its way to I Am cafe, where edible food colouring is swirled into the coffee ($5, above). I Am also sells a rainbow mille crepe, layered with white and dark chocolate, at $8.90 a slice, and a very tall rainbow cake, also $8.90 a slice, that is perfect for sharing.

    Where: I Am, 674 North Bridge Road, 01-01
    Open: 11am to 11pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 11am to 1am (Fridays and Saturdays), 11am to 10pm (Sundays)
    Info: Call 6295-5509 or go to https://www.iam.com.sg/

    (Photo: instagram.com/iamathajilane)

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  • Unicorn Tears and Gold Brew
    5 / 10 Unicorn Tears and Gold Brew

    If unicorns could cry, their tears, as Dapper Coffee would have you believe, would be blue and glittery. The cafe sells bottled Unicorn Tears (above, left), which taste like a fruity syrup. It is priced at $10 a bottle. Another sparkly option is Gold Brew (above, right), cold-brew coffee shimmering with gold dust.

    Where: Dapper Coffee, 73A Amoy Street
    Open: 8am to 5pm (weekdays), closed on weekends
    Info: www.dappercoffee.com

    (Photo: courtesy of The Straits Times)

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  • Rainbow Bagel
    6 / 10 Rainbow Bagel

    One of the highlights at Word, a Muslim-owned bistro in Upper Thomson, are its rainbow bagels. Order the Handsome Burg ($20), a hearty beef burger, drizzled with a punchy sambal-like peanut sauce, which comes in a soft rainbow bagel.

    Where: Word, 906P Upper Thomson Road, near Springleaf Road
    Open: 12pm to 10pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays
    Info: SMS reservations to 9699-4829/9742-9224 or go to www.facebook.com/wordbistro/

    (Photo: courtesy of The Straits Times)

    Related: 8 new cafes and restaurants in Middle Road you must try

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  • Multi-layer Rainbow Jelly Hearts Cheesecake
    7 / 10 Multi-layer Rainbow Jelly Hearts Cheesecake

    This cake has a biscuit base, followed by layers of multi-coloured cream cheese, fresh fruit and jelly. It is priced from $49.90. All products from TheJellyHearts are halal-certified.

    Where: TheJellyHearts, two outlets at E!hub@ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, 02-111; and One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place, B1-08
    Open: E!hub – 10am to 9.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 10am to 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays); One Raffles Place – 10am to 9pm (weekdays), 10am to 4pm (weekends and public holidays)
    Info: www.thejellyhearts.com/

    (Photo: facebook.com/thejellyhearts)

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  • Rainbow Jar cake
    8 / 10 Rainbow Jar cake

    Add that pop of colour to your next party with rainbow jar cakes ($12 each) from online bakery Little Nothings.

    Where: online store @littlenothings
    To order: Call or WhatsApp 9652-4112; visit www.littlenothingsbakery.com/ or e-mail hellolittlenothings@gmail.com

    (Photo: instagram.com/littlenothings)

    Related: Kid-friendly recipe: Matcha popsicles

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  • Rainbow Chiffon cake
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    Tuck into a light and fluffy rainbow chiffon cake from Polar Puffs & Cakes. It is priced at $6.90 each.

    Where: Polar Puffs & Cakes, outlets islandwide
    Open: Various opening hours.
    Info: polarpuffs-cakes.com/

    (Photo: facebook.com/Polar.Puffs.Cakes/)

    Related:  8 places to try the new melted cheese trend in steamboat, mookata and hotplate

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  • Rainbow Cake
    10 / 10 Rainbow Cake

    Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee opened in 2013, and serves a range of cakes (from about $6.50 a slice) and savoury items. Its Rainbow Cake is one of its best sellers.

    Where: Lynn’s Cakes & Coffee, 11 Eng Kong Terrace
    Open: 11am to 7pm (Tuesday to Thursdays), 11am to 9pm (Fridays and Saturdays), 11am to 8pm (Sundays), closed on Mondays.
    Info: Call 6314-2886 or e-mail hello@lynnscakes.com.sg

    (Photo: facebook.com/lynnscakes)

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

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