Inspired by the Colour of the Year 2020, Food on Fork rounded up 9 food items in Singapore that taste as good as they look in Pantone Classic Blue
The colour of the sky and sea, American colour company Pantone Color Institute has announced universal favourite Classic Blue or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020. Pantone describes the Classic Blue colour as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection”.
While 2019’s Pantone Living Coral was “animating and life-affirming”, the highly anticipated cobalt blue hue “brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge,” according to the company.
“A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute.
And with that, we searched Singapore for delicious food that comes in the Classic Blue shade to present yet another edible instalment of our annual Food on Fork x Pantone series.
A universal favourite: Here’s where you can go to munch down those Pantone 19-4052 (Classic Blue) coloured food:
1. Yue Lai Xiang Delights
A local delicacy, ban mian is a type of homemade noodles cooked al dente and usually served in a porky broth. At Yue Lai Xiang Delights, you have the option of having your noodles dry with a piping bowl of pork bone broth served on the side. If you are having the dry version of the ban mian, we highly recommend mixing a dollop of their addictive homemade chilli sauce for maximum ‘shiok-ness’. Besides the Blue Pea Ban Mian, this quirky little hawker stall also make noodles in pink, green and orange hues with natural ingredients such as beetroot, spinach and pumpkin.
2. Janice Wong
When desserts meet art. These chocolates from Janice Wong’s special neon series for Christmas are the pinnacle of decadent. With over 30 flavours to choose from, savour these artful creations while stocks last.
3. Soi Thai Soi Nice
Thailand’s answer to Bubur Cha Cha, the Red Ruby is a sweet tapioca jelly wrapped around a crunchy cube of water chestnut served with coconut milk. But with a blue twist, Soi Thai Soi Nice’s version is dyed blue with natural colouring from the blue butterfly pea flower, served with a raindrop cake on the side and topped off with rich and succulent honey.
Soi Thai Soi Nice 33 Sengkang West Avenue, #01-29/30, The Seletar Mall Singapore 797653 Facebook | Instagram | Website
4. Classic Blue Agar Agar
We chanced upon Shiokman Eddie’s recipe for Blue Pea Agar Agar and just had to try it. This recipe is fairly simple as you only need to make one layer of coconut milk and blue pea flower extract in the agar agar mixture. When it is cooling down, the coconut milk will slowly separate and float up. Try it!
Blue Pea Agar Agar Recipe
5. Market Place by Jasons
Have your pick of sweets and other candied assortments at Market Place by Jasons. From gummy bears to jelly beans, there’s something about picking out candy that makes us feel like a kid in a candy store.
Market Place by Jasons 252 North Bridge Rd, Raffles City Robinsons Singapore 179103 Website
6. The Peranakan
The only Peranakan restaurant along the Orchard Road belt in Singapore and the only restaurant to serve a ‘Tok Panjang’ – a grand Peranakan feast, once served at the turn of the century, by wealthy Straits families to mark special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays.
A nostalgic Peranakan dessert, the Pulot Enti Kelapa is a moist glutinous blue pea flower rice served with shredded coconut cooked with palm sugar. The glutinous rice is steamed with fresh coconut cream with blue pea flower extract for that lovely blue, a signature in Peranakan cuisine. Best way to eat it is to have it as a dessert or in between meals.
The Peranakan 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel - Level 2 Claymore Connect Singapore 238879 Facebook | Instagram | Website
7. Cream & Custard
One of our favourite spots in Singapore for decadent and luxurious desserts. The Galaxy is a dark Chocolate Valrhona Mousse filled with tantalizing Kirsch soaked cherries layered between a moist chocolate sponge and perfectly glazed galaxy glaze.
8. Wonderland Savour
It’s always teatime at Wonderland Savour, much like the fictitious world of Alice in Wonderland. Here you can find and savour a dazzling range of colourful desserts from macarons in every colour imaginable to luscious gelatos and fantasy cupcakes.
9. Baskin Robbins
And to end off our Classic Blue Pantone Series, we present to you an icy treat from Baskin Robbins – a too cool, totally bright, blue raspberry flavoured sherbet.
*All images shot on iPhone Xs