Too many “hipster” food to try but don’t know which is worth trying? Here, we narrow down the top 10 must-try food fads of 2017!
1. Eggs on Clouds
Photo Credits: Musings by Rachel
This is the breakfast meal everyone’s been buzzing about! This latest food trend is apparently both healthy and delicious. Luckily, Classified Café here in Singapore has picked up on this trend for us locals to try! So if you haven’t tried it, it’s time to make your way down to the only Singapore café which sells this (so far) to get a taste of this heavenly goodness.
101 Jalan Sultan
2. Burgers Bigger than your Face
You know how some burgers are so huge, you don’t know how you have to eat them but it just tastes so delicious? Cafes and restaurants are making this a trend, creating humungous burgers that are sure to make you full! Hungry Heroes’ Mother of all Chicken Burgers is so huge, trying to get all the ingredients inside it with one bite would be a heroic act in itself. Not only does this gargantuan burger look appealing, it’s also a burst of flavours in your mouth just taking a bite of it!
33 Tessensohn Road
- Superman Beef Burger @ Fix Cafe
- Terminator Burger @ Roadhouse Restaurant
3. Healthy Food Bowls
Are you on a healthy diet but wish that your meals don’t just consist of greens and more greens? Fear not because these healthy food bowls are sure to make your dieting a little less painful! This hearty, overstuffed bowl of veggies, proteins, toppings and dressing is not only healthy but delightfully delectable as well. Lean Bento ensures that it caters to everyone’s dietary needs, catering to Muslims to vegans. You get to match all of your greens with a selection of meats such as Honey Mustard Chicken or Shoyu Salmon. The menu also states the calorie count for each meal so that you can make an informed decision of your food choice. If you want to go on a diet and satiate your cravings at the same time, be sure to check out Lean Bento and other alternatives below!
43 Holland Drive
4. Anything Black
Ever tried any food that is black? Never? Then it’s time to try this food trend of 2017! One of the places that sells food in in black is the Black Mamba which offers black charcoal yoghurt that looks oh-so-delicious. Fun fact: the charcoal in the froyo helps with digestion and detoxification! There’s a variety of toppings for you to choose from like caramelized popcorn and aloe vera! There’s a variety of black food to try, from charcoal flavoured to black sesame flavoured food items, black will never go out of style.
600 Toa Payoh Lorong 4
- S’mores Charcoal Snowflakes Waffles @ Rabbit Owl
- Squid Ink Pizza @ Skinny Pizza
5. Nitrogen Ice-Cream
Photo Credits: Nahmj
Forget dragon’s breath! Lab Made, the popular Hong Kong dessert brand, has opened a branch in Singapore specializing in Nitrogen Ice-Cream. Though nitrogen ice-cream may not be new to the Singapore dessert scene, but what makes this shop so well-liked by many is its intriguing and diverse flavours which changes every 2 weeks! From flavours like Liu Sha Bao to Pandan Cake with Coconut, you will definitely not get sick of their desserts!
3 Gateway Drive
- 320 Below
- Ice Queen
6. Instagrammable Drinks
Want to have a magical experience with your drinks? Enchanted cafe is sure to mesmerise you with its theme and of course, its popular and Instagram-worthy Sorcerer’s Elixir. For people who love everything aesthetics, this beverage will not disappoint as the concoction sits atop a rock bowl with dry ice, diffusing mystical fumes from the bowl. Furthermore, the elixir is able to transform from blue into a dark, murky purple by pouring a yellow mixture. On top of that, its taste has a unique flavour that is apparently a mixture of Lychee and Earl Grey Milk Tea. Other places have also offered similar elixir-like drinks as well, so go try it now!
88 Rangoon Road
- Coffee in a Cone
- Unicorn Tears @ Dapper Coffee
7. Really Cheesy Stuff
There’s just something about cheese that makes it so irresistible. I mean who doesn’t love cheese? Luckily for all the cheese-lovers out there, there are plenty of places that can satisfy your cheese cravings! One of our favourite cheese haven would have to be Dookki Singapore, which is a Korean Tteokbokki (Rice Cake) Buffet. With 8 different types of tteokbokki to choose from, and good ol’ cheese to dip your meats and vegetables in, you wouldn’t want to miss this! Many places are investing a lot on cheese knowing it’s a crowd-favourite (*ahem* LiHo) so it’s no doubt this trend is not going to die out anytime soon.
Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard
You must be thinking how did cauliflower make it into the top 10 list? Well, according to various sources, cauliflowers has been predicted as one of the top trends of 2017 due to its versatility and health benefits! Some restaurants in Singapore have come up with really creative dishes that make use of the seemingly dull cauliflowers. The hot-favourite dish at Artichoke is the Cauliflower Sabbich, which has this impeccable taste that is unexpected of a sandwich with cauliflowers. They fried the cauliflowers to give it at an extra flavour, and added other ingredients such as onions and leaves to make the sandwich unexpectedly flavourful. You should definitely give this underrated food trend a try!
161 Middle Rd
- Cauliflower Fried Rice @ YOLO Singapore
- Fried Cauliflower @ Samy’s Curry
9. Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy desserts, drinks, and now there’s cotton candy on top of a cup of coffee? It’s no doubt that cotton candy on top of drinks is a growing trend this year with many cafes doing different variations of the cotton candy trend. Cinnamoroll x Kumoya Cafe is just one of them! For the Cutie Cutie Special Cinnamoroll Blue soda, it makes use of the cotton candy to form the head of cinnamoroll, making it look absolutely adorable! This pop-up cafe is only here until August so be sure to check it out! Other cafes have also done creative takes on this cotton candy trend!
8 Jalan Klapa
- Sweet Little Rain Coffee @ Mellower Coffee
- Som Som Chai Latte @ Banana Tree
10. Fusion Food
Sometimes, a single cuisine is just *yawns* boring. Fusion food switches things up a notch by combining two or more cuisines to their dishes to make the food more intriguing and tantalizing. Froth restaurant (Asian-Western fusion) serves one-of-a-kind dishes like chilli crab pasta and egg risotto, mixing both Western and Asian cuisines together. Who knew they could match so well? Always reinventing new and exciting dishes, fusion restaurants like Froth will always be one step ahead of the game.
2 Finlayson Green
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
- Vatos Urban Tacos (Korean-Mexican fusion)
- NUVO (Italian-Japanese fusion)