Nowadays, the camera eats before we do. We flaunt what we eat by splashing it all over social media, but not all foods are pretty.
Yes, for Instagrammers, how foods are plated and presented can even be a determining factor as to whether they make the trip to the restaurant/cafe or not. Here is a list of top ten Instaworthy trendy foods to help you up your Insta game.
10. Sweet-oh-Sweet Crepes
The Daily Roundup is nestled in The Working Capitol. Minimalistic, the space is perfect for taking instagram-worthy photos of their authentically French crepes.
Slightly burned on the sides, the crepes are reasonably priced and scoring real high on the taste factor. Thin, this light snack is best with a little yuzu butter ($12) that they have infused into their French artisanal butter themselves or red fruit coulis and berries ($14).
The Daily Roundup: The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road #01-02, Singapore 089109 | Tel: 6338 8035 | Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 9.30pm, Sat 9am – 9.30pm, Sun & PH 9am – 7.30pm | Website
9. Looks-Too-Good-To-Be-True Salads
The Lokal is a well-known brunch place that has a chic interior filtered with natural light, making for great instagram pictures. My pick for the most insta-worthy out of all the options is the Roasted Pumpkin Salad ($18), I mean, just look at the beautiful medley of colours and textures.
Hearty in portions and beautifully coloured, the Lokal’s combination of roasted pumpkin, green beans, pickled beetroot, quinoa, dried cranberries, sprouts and seeds in a whey dressing will leave you speechless as the multiple flavours explode in your mouth. Then, refresh your palate with an icy, icy cup of Coke®.
The Lokal: 136 Neil Rd, Singapore 088865 | Opening Hours: Mon, 8am – 5pm; Tues -Fri, 8am – 10pm; Sat, 9am – 10pm; Sun, 9am – 4pm | Tel: 6423 9918 | Website
8. Pillow-soft, Dirty Brioches
Gene’s Toast ($15) won’t disappoint, I promise. It tastes even better than it looks, which is really hard to top off. Golden brown at the edges but pillow-soft on the inside, the brioche is blanketed by bacon onion crumble, vanilla ice cream, balsamic caramel and sweet strawberries.
This combination was a perfect marriage between savoury and sweet. I must admit though, it is quite a hefty dish to finish so do pace yourself and balance the rich tastes with a can of ice-cold Coca-Cola light®.
Selfish Gene Cafe: 40 Craig Road Singapore 089678 | Opening Hours: Mon 10am – 3pm, Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 930am – 5pm, Closed on Tuesdays | Tel: 6423 1324 | Website
The Matcha-Pistachio donut ($2.50) is one of the prettiest donuts I have come across in Singapore.
If you’re a fan of matcha kitkat, you’ll adore this donut. The sweetness of the matcha is perfectly balanced by the cluster of pistachios, and then washed down with a can of refreshing Coke®.
All In Cafe: 660 North Bridge Road Singapore 188797 | Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm | Tel: 6295 5509
6. Larger than Life Burgers
There are no better-looking burgers than at Butcher’s Club. Neatly presented, the Butcher’s Club make these grubby messes look somewhat organized. The basic Burger ($20), in particular, was really good.
I mean, there’s no way you could go wrong with a 160-gram Black Angus grain-fed beef patty that oozes juicy goodness. Why don’t you pair this bad boy of a juicy thick burger with a glass of fizzy, refreshing, ice-cold Coke zero® for a great meal experience?
The Butcher’s Club: 3A River Valley Road, #01-01B Clarke Quay, Clarke Quay, 179020 | Opening Hours: Mon, Tues & Sun 12pm – 10pm, Wed & Thurs 12pm – 2am, Fri & Sat 12pm – 3am| Tel: 6837 0675 | Website
5. Pasta with an Old-School Kick
The Aglio Olio with Sausages, Anchovies and Lemon Zest ($10) at Ah Bong’s Italian is one of the best pastas in Singapore. Reasonably priced and of impressive quality, I was surprised at how al dente the spaghetti were.
The heat of the sausages is best calmed by taking sips of icy and refreshing Coke®. It will keep you going and also balances the oil in the Aglio Olio, complementing the lemon zest flavour.
Ah Bong’s Italian: 103 Beach Road, #01-02 Singapore 189704 | Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 2pm & 6pm to 9pm | Tel: 9650 6194 | Website
4. Super Cheesy Shakshuka
The Beef Shakshuka ($22.90) at the Hangar is quite something – slow-roasted boneless beef rib mixed with thick slices of eggplant doused in well-seasoned tomato gravy, a great way to satiate any sort of hunger.
Throw in an egg and melt some cheese over it, you have heaven in a pot. Cheese also always makes an instagram picture look 10 times better, always.
Piping hot, this rich and savoury meal is best enjoyed with a can of ice-cold Coke®.
The Hangar: 25 Arab St Singapore 199724 | Opening Hours: Daily, 9am – 10pm | Tel: 6291 0127 | Website
3. Hot, Hot, Hotcakes
Curious Palette’s Berry Ricotta Hotcake ($14.90) takes 30 minutes to prepare, but it is definitely worth the wait.
Warm and soft, the fresh hotcakes are topped with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, blueberries and a sprinkle of lavender.
Curious Palette: 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667 | Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sun 9am – 10pm, Fri & Sat 9am – midnight, Closed on Tuesdays | Tel: 6238 1068 | Website
2. Sweet Dreams are Made of Tarts
The Berry Rose Tart ($7.50) is one of the most instaworthy desserts amongst Whisk & Paddle’s assortment of tarts. The bright redness of the strawberry contrasts perfectly with the delicate macaroon and white cream.
Perfect on a hot afternoon and even better with a cup of Coke®, the Berry Rose Tart is a must order at Whisk & Paddle. Decently priced, the dessert is worth the money you pay.
Whisk & Paddle: 10 Tebing Lane Singapore 828836 | Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tues – Fri 3.30pm – 10.30pm, Sat & Sun 9.30am – 10.30pm | Tel: 6242 4617 | Website
Blossom Waffle & Single Scoop Ice Cream ($11.50)
The Blossom Waffle is probably one of the most Instaworthy waffles in Singapore. If you break it apart, a single petal looks like a cone, and two petals in one looks like a heart. It, nonetheless, also tastes very good.
Crispy at the edges and fluffy and warm on the inside, this waffle is best enjoyed with some mango & pineapple sorbet and why not have a cup of refreshing Coke® to give you that hot and cold sensation.
Simplicite Cafe: 425 E Coast Rd, 429012 | Opening Hours: Closed on Mon – Wed, Thurs 7pm – 10pm, Fri 7pm – 11pm, Sat 10am – 10pm, Sun 10am – 11pm | Tel: 6440 9146 | Website
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