Last Updated: February 11, 2020
It seems that the new wave of dessert drinks that will sweep the nation might just be yoghurt drinks, judging by the healthy crowd at Yomie’s Rice X Yogurt‘s latest outlet at Tanjong Pagar Plaza. They already have three other outlets around the island, namely at Westgate Mall, The Centrepoint Mall, and Citylink Mall.
Yomie’s is offering a promotion to all patrons—whether you’re a believer of probiotics or someone who’s always looking to try the newest trends in town—at their Tanjong Pagar outlet. You can look forward to a 1-for-1 offer on their Grand Opening Day, 12 February 2020. The first wave will occur at 12pm, with a second one hitting at 6pm, with 100 cups allocated to each wave. Each customer is entitled to one set of 1-for-1 redemption per person.
Even if you miss the 1-for-1 redemption period, vouchers will be given for every purchase, so you’ll be able to enjoy 50% off your next Yomie’s drink!
Yoghurt is famously seen as a breakfast item, but given its numerous health benefits, it can certainly be eaten as a mid-day snack or even a filling meal replacement!
For those unfamiliar with Yomie’s, you may ask, what’s so special about their yoghurt drinks? For starters, their yoghurt is all made from scratch; cultured for at least 24 hours, to maximise the amount of live probiotics possible. This means you’ll drink one of the most gut-friendly drinks in town!
The purple rice used in Yomie’s drinks are meticulously prepared using a secret method which requires 11 different processes to add the best nutritional value to the yoghurt drinks. Some of the more notable minerals are Vitamin B1 and B2, and folic acid! It also possesses anti-ageing effects, nourishes the blood and protects blood vessels.
Remember to consume their yoghurt drink within an hour of purchasing them, as no additives or preservatives are added and probiotics are known to be sensitive to heat.
As a kid, I was often coerced by my mother to incorporate yoghurt into my morning meal. Not being a fan of the signature sour profile of yoghurt, I was quickly turned off by it, and would rather supplement my gut health with fruits and vegetables.
So, to say I was surprised by how much I quickly fell in love with Yomie’s Purple Rice Yogurt (S$5.60) says a lot. It was not too sweet, the sourness wasn’t too distracting, and the chewiness of the purple rice was actually enjoyable. In fact, it added the perfect hint of nuttiness to the yoghurt drink.
As for Yomie’s Oats Yogurt (S$5.60), it was very similar to if you’d prepared overnight oats for yourself. Here, however, with the homemade yoghurt, there’s less sugar content, and they use groats oats (whole grains that include the cereal germ and fibre-rich bran portion of the grain, as well as the endosperm), so you’ll be doing much good to your body!
It wasn’t my favourite, as it was rather plain for my liking, but yoghurt purists will absolutely love this as a nutritious drink.
I had an instant connection with Pure Jujube Yogurt (S$5.60). It instantly reminded me of a creamier version of cheng tng, and then I realised, I never knew that the fruit that’s commonly used in said traditional dessert is called jujube (go ahead, judge me).
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this yoghurt drink rendition, with its slightly herbal profile, the sweet finish at the end, and the wholesome healthy feeling it evoked. I would, for sure, give this another go the next time I pass by a Yomie’s outlet.
Passionfruit is notoriously sour, and something I like to enjoy quite sparingly. I wondered how the addition of already-mildly sour yoghurt would impact the overall taste in Passionate From Miles Away (S$6.60). I received my answer on my very first gulp—I took a liberal one for fairness—and I was surprised how the taste bounced back and forth from sweet to sour.
That made the drink complex, and somewhat palatable to someone like me who has an aversion towards overtly sour food. The passionfruit seeds were incredibly crunchy, so you won’t get bored in terms of texture here.
The only avocado drink I’ve had and enjoyed in the famous avocado shake from Indonesia that’s drenched with gula melaka. Their Avos! (S$7.20) drink, on the other hand, fell into the spectrum of “green” drinks, where it tasted incredibly healthy, and slightly bitter. The avocados actually brought out the tartness of the yoghurt, and the texture was—I just have to say it—thicc.
As someone who isn’t a fan of mulchy textures, I couldn’t take more than a couple of sips. But I do understand those who’d gravitate towards this, given their bias towards avocados.
Red bean is an easy favourite, and so was the Red Bean Purple Rice Yogurt (S$6). The textural contrast between the soft red beans and the chewy purple rice was a fun experience, and it was a very enjoyable dessert drink. It was on the starchier side, so this may serve better after a light meal.
The finishing note was only mildly bitter, which was great, given that you’d want some variance in flavours in a yoghurt drink.
I found Straw To My Berry (S$6.60) the safest option, given that it had the most approachable flavour profile of all the yoghurt drinks I tried. Admittedly, I had trouble capturing the light-pink hue of the yoghurt drink’s colour in the store’s lighting, so this photo may be a poor representation of a strawberry beverage.
Nonetheless, the drink was pure pleasure, and tasted of natural sweetness, as well as tartness, of strawberries. In contrast, store-bought strawberry yoghurt always tastes artificial, and I can always tell that they try to make up for the sourness (of yoghurt) with heaps of sugar.
It was my first—and definitely not my last—visit to Yomie’s, and I was thrilled to discover a new way to enjoy once a forgotten childhood snack, all over again! My two favourites had to be Yomie’s Purple Rice Yogurt and Pure Jujube Yogurt; trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
In the meantime, be sure to head down to Yomie’s Tanjong Pagar Plaza outlet on 12 February 2020 at 12pm and 6pm for their limited 1-for-1 offer, and 50% off vouchers!
Expected Damage: S$5.60 – S$7.20 per pax
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Yomie’s Rice X Yogurt.
Yomie's Rice X Yogurt
Block 7, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-107, Singapore 081007
Block 7, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-107, Singapore 081007