Cameras eat first.
From raindrop cakes (dome-shaped water-based jelly) to coffee served in an ice-cream cone, “vomiting” steamed buns, and more, these food finds taste as, um, good as they look.
Steamed lava buns that – there is no delicate way of putting this – puke on your plate.
Yup, poke a chopstick onto the “mouths” of the cartoon faces on the buns and the filling oozes out.
Choose between the Steamed Molten Lava Salted Choc-On Bao, which is filled with chocolate sauce infused with salted egg yolk; or the Steamed Matcha Salted Egg Yolk Molten Bao, which is shaped like a frog and filled with matcha sauce with salted egg yolk.
Where to find it: Peony Jade Restaurant
Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Rd, Singapore 109918
NEXT: Coffee in a cone →
Drink your latte and eat the cup it comes in – this “cup” is actually a chocolate-coated waffle cone which holds vanilla ice cream and a latte. Enter Builders At Sims’ waffle affogato latte.
To ensure that the cones are durable enough to hold the coffee, he coats the waffles with compound chocolate, which is made of cocoa, vegetable fat and sweeteners. As an “extra safeguard against leaks”, he stuffs a marshmallow at the bottom of the cone.
Where to find it: Builders At Sims
#01-160 Block 53, Sims Place, Singapore 380053
NEXT: Cake… or breast implant? →
Some have joked that it resembles a silicone breast implant, but diners lap up the raindrop cake anyway.
The “cake” is really a translucent dome-shaped jelly, made with agar powder, sugar and spring water imported from Japan and Indonesia, that resembles a huge raindrop. It is served with kinako (roasted soya bean flour) and brown sugar syrup.
Some 10 toppings are available to go with the raindrop cake, such as matcha sauce and fruit.
Where to get it: Soobingbing
#03-01, Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
NEXT: Over-the-top cloud →
Antoinette’s Matcha Latte is served with a 10cm-tall cloud of white candy floss supported by a stick, which gives the illusion that it is floating above the drink.
And it is not there just to look good – it serves a purpose too. As the floss melts, it drips into the cup to infuse sweetness into the Matcha Latte.
This drink is part of the eatery’s Fetish Matcha menu, which features 22 matcha-based creations, such as matcha pasta and matcha popsicles. The menu is available until the end of this month.
Where to find it: Antoinette
30 Penhas Rd, Singapore 208188
NEXT: The bun that pukes →
By Kenneth Goh, The Straits Times, 3 July 2016