PUBLISHED February 1st, 2017 11:00 pm | UPDATED May 14th, 2018 11:51 am
This week, have a taste of bittersweet soy sauce ice cream, shop rare spirits online, eat a healthy wholesome meal at one of Singapore’s best cafes, and more.
Creamier Collaborates: Chocolate Tau Yew Tempeh Crunch
In the fourth and last instalment of the Creamier Collaborates series, the iconic neighbourhood ice cream shop has partnered with chef-owner Willin Low of Wild Rocket to create the limited edition Chocolate Tau Yew Tempeh Crunch ($4.50/scoop). The bizarre-sounding flavour captures the complex savoury-sweet umami of the humble dark soy sauce through a twist on dark chocolate ice cream, employing fermented dark soy caramel to round out the flavour and cut through the cloying sweetness with its subtle saltiness, along with local tempeh for added crunch and texture.
Creamier is located at #01-835 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 310128, p. +65 6250 1476 and 5A Lock Rd, Singapore 108927, p. +65 6262 1087. Open Tue-Thu 12pm – 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 10pm. Closed Mon.
Introducing EC Proof: An Online Store for curated Spirits and Home Bar Tools
If you prefer drinking your fine spirits in the comfort of home, you can now purchase a whole range of hundreds of bottles with just a few clicks, from small batch spirits and bitters to cordials, and sodas – all by distillers and artisans that maintain a commitment to quality and heritage. In fact, most of the brands and spirits are unique to EC Proof, along with cocktail books and quality bar tools. Brought to you by the team behind 28HKS and Proof & Company Spirits, we’re expecting this shop to be a game changer for cocktail aficionados, spirits fans, and anyone who wishes to entertain at home.
Shop EC Proof here or in person at The Proof Flat, 43A Hongkong Street, Singapore 059682, +65 8228 0113. Open Mon-Sat, 11am – 7pm.
Strangers’ Reunion Relaunches with Healthier and More Wholesome Menu
Fresh from a two-week hiatus, Strangers’ Reunion has reopened their doors with a more wholesome but still delicious menu, reflecting the new clean-eating outlook of the co-owner and World Siphon Coffee Champion, Ryan Kieran Tan. For brunch, the every popular Berry Ricotta Hotcake ($14.90) and Buttermilk Waffles ($10.90) remains, with the addition of new crowd-pleasers Salmon & Kale ($19.90) served with ikura and housemade hollandaise, and The Crabcake Reunion ($18.90) – featuring creamy avocado chunks, ribboned asparagus and an aburi poached egg on top. Don’t miss out on the superfood bowls too: Acai Smoothie and Avocado Smoothie ($11.90 each).
Stranger’s Reunion is located at 35 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169356, p. +65 6222 4869. Open Wed-Thu, Sun-Mon 9am – 10pm, Fri-Sat 9am – 12am.
The 1925 Brewing Co. now serves Beer-centric Food
Forget beer-battered fish and beer can chicken – The 1925 Brewing Co. takes incorporating beer with food to another level with an intriguing new menu that includes the likes of Smoked Duck Paddle ($24) – succulent duck breasts smoked with spent wort and oak, Seasonal Giant Clams Fettuccine ($24) – pasta made from the same grains used in beer-brewing, and an assortement of grilled seasonal Skewers served in a savoury dark ale reduction glaze. Of course, no visit here is complete without signature cocktails like the BLK Party or the plethora of home-brewed beers on tap.
The 1925 Brewing Co. is located at 369 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208997, p. +65 6294 9215. Mon-Sat 10am – 12am, Sun 10am – 10pm.
Takumi Restaurant’s Omakase Set Sees New Seasonal Ingredients
With a new batch of amazing produce direct from Japan comes staggering new creations by Takumi Restaurant’s Chef Okumura (he’s previously served the Japanese emperor, Gorbachev, and Wen Jiabao). Not otherwise available on the ala carte menu, the waterside restaurant’s nine-course Omakase ($130) sees effortlessly detailed dishes such as a seasonal leek soup topped with uni, scallops, and crab meat; assorted sashimi, including the highly sought-after pufferfish; A5 Miyazaki beef hot pot, and an impressive king crab served on a hot-plate teppanyaki style. And that’s far from all. Your meal will conclude with not one, but a medley of mouthwatering desserts bound to tantalise.
Takumi Restaurant is located at #02-01 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, p. +65 6271 7414. Mon-Sun 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm.