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Monday, June 2, 2014

11 Must-try dishes at SUFOOD Singapore

Stepping into SUFOOD feels like walking into a modern spaceship, or a hotel; such is the grandeur of the initial visual impact. SUFOOD is less than a week old in Singapore, but has a brilliant track record in Taiwan where it is best known for its meat-free dining concept. The 140-seat restaurant is SUFOOD’s first outlet outside of Taiwan and brings together an Italian-inspired menu.

To commemorate its Singapore launch, SUFOOD set the Guinness World Record for Most Pizzas made in 12 hours (3,574 pizzas on record). The event raised $12,015.50 with all proceeds going towards the Pink Ribbon Walk, a walk against breast cancer organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation.



 This is where customers make payment at the end of their meal. The restaurant exhibits vibrant colours that seem to symbolise the zest of life from their cuisine.


1. Starter: The SUFOOD Appetizer


A delicate trio of poached Japanese yuca root drizzled with a blueberry coulis, a stack of oriental white water snowflake greens and a savoury cherry tomato jelly. The waiter advises us to eat from right to left (refreshingly light to sweet).

The poached Japanese yuca root was really crunchy, and the blueberry coulis sweetened it in a very refreshing way. It was a great start to the meal.

The oriental white water snowflake is an item your tastebuds would never have experienced before: after an initial weird, uncertain start, the flavour sets nicely into your tongue, and you start to love it. I would recommend that you slowly savour it instead of gobbling it whole.

Never would I have imagined that a cherry tomato could taste so great in a jelly. The sweet-flavourful-savoury sensation drove me into a frenzy — it was refreshingly delightful and I wished that there was a bigger piece. However, this is only 1/8th of the entire meal, so I guess it should be sufficient!


2. Bread: Rosemary Breadsticks (Choice of Mustard/Blueberry Dip)



The Rosemary breadsticks accompanied by the mustard dip was nothing too fanciful. In fact, it was a simple joy dipping into the rich, creamy mustard and savouring each bite.



3. Salads: Tropical Fruit Salad (Choice of Strawberry Yoghurt/ Blueberry Coulis) 

Fresh and sweet fruits: Served as a medley of fresh seasonal fruits with strawberry yoghurt or blueberry coulis. The additional dash of flavour in the dressing makes all the difference.


4. Salads: Summer Salad 

I was initially intrigued by the picture of the colourful array of sweet potato, carrot, pepper and seasonal fruits on the menu. It is served with Thousand Island dressing and sesame sauce. The dish also comes with raw cucumber, carrots and a healthy side platter served cold on a bed of ice. Although interesting initially, the raw vegetables were a challenge to chew after a while.

I really loved the freshness of the vegetables though, they were slightly sweet and savoury due to the Thousand Island dressing.


5. Soup: Mushroom & Pea Pottage


One of my favourites — a soup made of Button, Shiitake and King Oyster mushrooms stewed with blended sweet peas. I would highly recommend this to mushroom lovers. Don't fret if you hate peas (because I do, too), as the blended sweet peas taste so different than those frozen ones that usually accompany diced carrots and corn.


6. Soup: Cream of Pumpkin Soup

A rich and creamy pureed pumpkin soup, this was initially tasty but may be too rich after a while. I loved that it was served piping hot.


7. Mains: Homemade Vegetable Calzone



I was really shocked by the size of this calzone. Containing broccoli, mushrooms and artichokes, the Homemade Vegetable Calzone is sautéed with a fresh basil pesto sauce and parmesan cheese, folded into a doughy pizza base and baked until golden. It is also served with a plastic hand glove to make eating more enjoyable and convenient. The dough was sufficiently crispy, especially at the edges, and the flavourful ingredients within certainly did justice to the concept of a vegetarian calzone.


8. Mains: Vegetable Pita Pockets

This is highly recommended. The balls are made of mushrooms, peppers and broccoli, and are baked in a zesty Arrabbiata jalapeño sauce. These are served with toasted pita bread pockets for you to mop up every last bit of savoury sauce.



9. Desserts: Osmanthus Flower Jelly



Uniquely different from most cloyingly sweet desserts, this is an innovative light serving of sweet maple syrup jelly infused with fragrant Osmanthus flowers. This subtly sweet dessert is a great way to round off your 7-course meal.


10. Desserts: Sesame Panna Cotta


I didn't read the description carefully and thought this was black sesame paste. This is actually a traditional Italian dessert of cream and milk simmered with a black sesame seed puree, served chilled and topped with walnuts.



It tasted slightly sweet, though more on the savoury side. Each mouthful was rather satiating.


11. The Ashitaba and The Very Berry


The Ashitaba (green) is a drink made of restorative Japanese Ashitaba leaves, blended with aloe vera juice and honey. It was refreshingly sweet and delightfully different from other drinks, and no, it is not Green Tea. The menu states that The Very Berry is a sweet and detoxifying blend of blackcurrants and elderberries. My tastebuds would like to send you a word of caution: it is not sweet but really sour, and can send shockwaves through your brain.

SUFOOD's service crew are really hospitable and welcoming. I really loved how they brought Taiwan's reputable customer service into the local arena. Indeed, at SUFOOD, you get to enjoy delicious healthy food, while immersed in a remarkably hospitable service experience.

SUFOOD Singapore
252 North Bridge Road, #02-19,
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6333 5338
Lunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm (last order at 2pm)
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10pm (last order at 9pm)


1 comment :

  1. I love the Soup: Mushroom & Pea Pottage. It is very healthy for us. When I eat this mushroom soup I feel very well in that day.

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