From a Water Cake which disappears if not consumed within 30 minutes to psychedelic bagels and eye-popping desserts, these are the 10 foods we wish will come to Singapore now!
Text: Sean Tan
No it’s not a cake… look closely at this culinary work of art, the layers of “cream” are made of vegetables. This Salad Cake comes from Nagoya, Japan’s Vegedeco Salad Café and is created by food artist Mitsuki Moriyasu. The amazing cakes come in a variety of “decorations”, all made with vegetables but resembling beautiful bakes. One slice is 735 yen (about 9 SGD). We are not too sure about calorie count of each slice, but let’s just say it won’t be that high!
Photo: Vegedeco Salad Cafe
From the land of anime and cutesy superheroes comes this Sailor Moon-inspired burger. You can only get this kawaii creation at a pop-up Sailor Moon-themed cafe in Tokyo’s Roppongi starting April 16 for a limited period (lucky you if you are in Tokyo!). It costs 1,600 yen (about 20 SGD), but well worth it for that shot on Instagram which will be “anime-azing”!
What’s better than a doughnut or an ice-cream? The answer is a doughnut ice-cream cone! This food craze started in Prague, at the Good Food Coffee and Bakery where it originated from. The conical deep-fried cinnamon dough is topped with ice-cream and then garnished with your favourite toppings like berries or chocolate drizzle.
Photo: @bubblydesignco via philly.com
This video of the “vomiting Gudetama” (that lazy egg character from Japan which is so popular now) has been making the viral rounds on the Internet. We agree it looks disgusting but it’s amazing because it’s so creative and funny. We also saw the “shitting Gudetama” version… look it up online if you haven’t seen it. Plus, oozing custard is so hot now thanks to all the liu sha croissants and buns, so this will make a fun addition here. For now, you’ll have to visit Izumi Curry in Hong Kong to get this playful dim sum.
Video: Weekend Weekly Hong Kong
Churros is still one of the top trending foods in Singapore, and we can’t seem to get enough of it. But this Oreo Churros is perhaps the most exciting. You can’t get this here of course, it’s a partnership between J&J Snack Foods Corp. and Mondelez International, and only sold in select grocery stores in America. We are hoping it will somehow make its way onto our supermarket shelves soon!
Photo: J&J Snack Foods Corp.
Another unique creation only available in Japan. These will likely taste like chocolate potato chips (which you can find here at Royce), but imagine instead the warm, crispy McDonald’s French fries underneath drizzlings of chocolate sauce… Given the excitement and desire many netizens have shown wanting to try this, perhaps McDonald’s Singapore will consider launching it here as well? We keep our fingers crossed.
Photo: McDonald’s Japan
Move over rainbow cake, these rainbow bagels with their psychedelic swirls will make anyone go “wow!”. Hailing from The Bagel Store located in New York City, the rainbow bagel is the brainchild of Scott Rossillo, also known as the “World’s Premiere Bagel Artist”. These technicolour dream bakes supposedly taste like cereal with cream cheese slathered on inside. The point of these bagels is to make people feel happy, according to Scott. He has certainly succeeded, judging from the response on social media.
Photo: INSIDER Food
The artisanal flavours from ice-cream specialist Salt & Straw are nothing short of breathtaking. Based in Portland, the small family-owned scoop shop has been in business since 1996, and their motto is exploring new exciting ice-cream flavours. Exciting is an understatement, judging from the list of flavours on their website – from Strawberry Balsamic With Black Pepper and Arbequina Olive Oil to Cinnamon Snickledoodle and Freckled Woodblock Chocolate. We will try everything if they set up shop in Singapore!
Photo: Conde Nast Traveler
This is something different from the usual ice-cream cone… but it seems more sinful and addictive. Originating from the US, the chocolate taco is basically a waffle cone made to resemble a taco shell and filled with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce, peanut crumbs and chocolate fudge. So simple yet so desirable.
Photo: Andi Berlin, Arizona Daily Star
Taking the Internet viral sites and foodies’ blog pages by storm is this unassuming cake which is made from an amalgamation of shingen mochi – a rice cake confection – and water from the southern Japanese alps. It resembles a giant drop of water in a gelatinous form… and it disappears if not consumed within 30 minutes! You can only find this futuristic dessert in the Yamanashi prefecture in Japan.