9 Pink Food & Drinks in Singapore That Will Make Your Day

by Eunice Quek
FOOD  |  October 25, 2017
  • Pink food is in
    1 / 10 Pink food is in

    Now that rainbow-and unicorn-themed food is losing its shine on Instagram, it is time to turn to “millennial pink” fare instead. The global trend, which is clearly targeted at the millennial generation, is fast catching on in Singapore.

    It is not a stark, hot pink, but more a muted, rosy shade that conveys a touch of class.

    An article in The Washington Post in August says: “Food is fashion and fashion is food and that’s why pink food became gradually, then suddenly, a thing.”

    Last year, colour authority Pantone named Rose Quartz one of its colours of the year. Shades of pink are already on everything from shoes to clothes and bags. Pink is often used in desserts and cocktails, but food-and-beverage operators and chefs are finding new ways to think pink – from pink tonkotsu ramen to pink cactus smoothies.

    They say they picked the colour not because of the trend, but to stand out – preferably using natural ingredients. Join the pink trend by trying these food items.

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  • Tonkotsu Pink Ramen
    2 / 10 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.

    Where: All Ramen Champion outlets, including Bugis+ and Changi Airport Terminal 3

    Open: 11am to 11pm daily

    Info: www.facebook.com/RamenChampionSingapore

    Photo: Ramen Champion

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  • Rose Almond Cream Bird's Nest
    3 / 10 Rose Almond Cream Bird's Nest

    Bird’s nest brand NestBloom’s Rose Almond Cream ($21 promotion price, $27 after Nov 9) 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: 13 Bussorah Street

    Open: 11am to 8pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays), closed on Sundays and Mondays

    Info: www.nestbloom.com

    Photo: NestBloom

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  • Keep On Shrimpin'
    4 / 10 Keep On Shrimpin'

    One of Maki-San chain’s signature rolls, Keep On Shrimpin’ ($9.90) comes with rice, tempura ebi, mixed vegetables, sweet corn and wasabi mayonnaise wrapped in a pink soya wrap.

    Where: All Maki-San outlets including White Sands, Jem and The Cathay

    Open: 11.30am to 9.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11.30am to 10pm (Fridays and Saturdays)

    Info: www.facebook.com/rollwithmakisan

    Photo: Eunice Quek

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  • Strawberry latte
    5 / 10 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 (from $4 for 100ml), 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.

    The red velvet latte ($6 for hot, $7 for cold) is a seasonal item for Christmas (available till end of December). Get the hot version – after the milk is swirled in, you get an ombre effect of pink to red hues.

    Where: 21 Lorong Telok

    Open: 8.30am to 5pm (weekdays), closed on weekends

    Info: Call 6533-1301 or go to www.facebook.com/ajuicery. Order juices at ajuicery.com

    Photo: Alphonsus Chern

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  • Bandung Babycino In A Cone
    6 / 10 Bandung Babycino In A Cone

    The Coffee Academics cafe is giving its Coffee In A Cone a local twist with the Bandung Babycino In A Cone ($8.90), which it launched 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: The Coffee Academics outlets, 02-01 Scotts Square and B1-12 Raffles City; various opening hours

    Info: www.facebook.com/TheCoffeeAcademicsSg

    Photo: The Coffee Academics

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  • Codigo 1530 Rosa
    7 / 10 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, which includes 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, 7 Raffles Boulevard, open: 7pm to 4am (Wednesdays), 9pm to 6am (Fridays and Saturdays), closed on other days; full Codigo 1530 range available at Club Street Social, 5 Gemmill Lane, open: 11am to midnight (Mondays to Saturdays), 11am to 4pm (Sundays)

    Info: Buy the full range at www.boutiquespirits.asia/store/c14/Tequila.html

    Photo: Codigo 1530

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  • Pink cactus smoothie with pink cactus pearls
    8 / 10 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: 01-59 Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1

    Open: 10am to 10pm daily

    Info: www.facebook.com/playmadeonezo

    Photo: PlayMade

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  • Rose Milk Tea
    9 / 10 Rose Milk Tea

    Popular Thai tea brand Cha Tra Mue offers a range of rose tea – lychee rose tea, 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: Cha Tra Mue outlets, 01-31 Savourworld, B1-35 Tanjong Pagar Xchange, B1-K3 Clifford Centre FoodFare and 01-05 Far East Square; various opening hours

    Info: www.facebook.com/ChaTraMueSg

    Photo: Eunice Quek

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  • Go pink for a good cause
    10 / 10 Go pink for a good cause

    Go millennial pink for a good cause, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month.

    At least three hotels – Goodwood Park Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel and Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel – are rolling out pink-themed meals until Oct 31.

    Three restaurants in Goodwood Park Hotel are on board. The Shades Of Pink three-course daily set lunch ($42) at Gordon Grill includes watermelon gazpacho with smoked salmon, crab, compressed cucumber and berry foam; and US beef tenderloin with brussels sprouts, pickled beetroot and pink peppercorn sauce.

    L’Espresso amps up its spread with a Pink English Afternoon Tea ($48 to $52), which features items such as beetroot quail egg, Parma ham and edamame hummus on parmesan shortbread; and pink somen with sakura ebi and sesame dressing.

    For dim sum, head to Min Jiang, which offers a dim sum trio ($13) of rice roll with deep-fried vermicelli and mushrooms; glutinous rice with shrimp and peanuts; and mochi with strawberry fresh cream and strawberry bits.

    At Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Lobby Lounge, the Perfect In Pink English Afternoon Tea ($33++ or $59++ with free-flow Belstar Cuvee Rose Sparkling NV) includes an array of finger sandwiches, scones and sweet treats such as rose macarons, lychee rose cake and raspberry doughnuts.

    Afternoon tea ($50) is available at The Fullerton Hotel’s The Courtyard, with items such as rose layer cake, bandung macarons and rosella-flavoured scones.

    For each three-tier tea set sold, the hotel donates $5 nett to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Photo: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

    A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 22, 2017, with the headline ‘Eat and drink pink’.

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