In case you missed it, Pantone announced their colour of the year for 2018 – Ultra Violet. A blue-based purple that is “complex and contemplative”, we foresee this colour popping up frequently in our lives over the coming year. Here’s how to incorporate this spunky shade into your diet!
Taro Milk Tea
Everyone loves milk tea, but not a lot of people are familiar with the deliciousness that is taro milk tea. Take milk tea, blend it with some taro root, add some pearls, and you have a whole new taste. The funky colour of the drink may not appeal to everyone, but the taste will definitely make up for it! Give Sharetea’s recipe a try – the richness of the milk tea blends well with the starchiness of the taro root, to create the perfect drink to have on a sweltering day in Singapore – you won’t even need to top up the sugar level to enjoy this sweet treat.
Find it at 200 Victoria St, 14A, Singapore 188021
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Eggplants are a great source of fibre and many other essential nutrients such as Vitamin B6, phytonutrients, and potassium. Despite a slew of health benefits, some people still find the sticky flesh and slight bitter taste unpalatable. Since eggplant has been a mainstay of Mediterranean cuisine for centuries, you can count on them to get it right. Try Blu Kouzina’s Imam Baildi – a Greek eggplant dish served with tomatoes and feta cheese. The tangy tomato and rich flavour of cheese help to mask the bitterness of the eggplant.
Find it at 10 Dempsey Road #01-21 Singapore 247700
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There aren’t a lot of spirits that can produce a vibrant purple hue. We can think of certain vodkas, Chambord, and berry-based chasers. However, the danger with some pretty mixes is that taste is often foregone for looks. Some bars in Singapore have perfected pretty drinks, though, and our personal favourite is Smoke & Mirrors. Their Purple Gringo is a deliciously sweet blend of Juniper Agave and Sherry, and has a gorgeous violet tinge from the Juniper berry in the agave – one of those rare drinks that taste as good as they look.
Find it at 1 St. Andrew’s Road #06-01 National Gallery Singapore 178957
Book a table at Smoke & Mirrors and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
Purple Sweet Potato
These violet spuds are rich in antioxidants and delicious to boot! The versatility of this root means that it can be baked, steamed, and even mashed, according to your preference. The humble sweet potato is the mainstay of African and Asian cuisines, and is great way of a healthy carbohydrate to your diet. If you ever tire of the same old steamed potato, check out K-Tower’s Sweet Potato Cone. The dish presents a new take on this tasty treat – a fried sweet potato roll that is not too greasy and served piping hot.
Find it at 74 Amoy Street Singapore 069893
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Butterfly Pea Tea
You’ve probably seen the butterfly pea plant dozens of times – they’re one of the most common plants in Singapore. This modest flower has become more common on menus recently due to its high content of anthocyanins. The vibrant blue of the petals also gives this drink it’s colour. There are loads of Butterfly Pea teas out there, but our vote goes to The Talad Drink for their generous portion sizes, affordable prices, and gorgeous packaging.
Find it at 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 #-01-520, 310190
Click here for more information on The Talad Drink.
Milky Way Cakes
Galaxy cakes are not only gorgeous to look at, they’re a treat too! First popularised by Insider Food, these cakes are now available in several places in Singapore. Pill cakes, milky way cakes, and galaxy cakes all refer to the same thing – a cake that is covered in a shiny purple coating. These cakes are usually chocolate-flavoured and filled with an oozing filling that will make for the perfect food Boomerang. For a Milky Way Cake that tastes as good as it looks, check out Boufe, a boutique cafe in Tanglin that crafts delicious baked goods.
Find it at 308 Tanglin Road #01-01 Phoenix Park, Singapore 247974
Book a table at Boufe and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with code TASTYBLOG.
Acai bowls have been an Instagram trend for a while now. If you never got in on the craze, now’s a good time to catch up! Acai is a type of berry with a high level of antioxidants and can help to prevent arthritis, inflammation and obesity. Acai bowls typically consist of acai berry pulp layered with fruit, granola and other toppings such as melon seeds. There are plenty of places in Singapore were you can get your superfood fix, but we like An Acai Affair as they offer bowls that can be customised as well as an array of toppings and vegan options.
Find it at 101 East Coast Road, Singapore 428796
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