You know what they say about eating well by colour? The trend for different colour food groups has been attracting adventurous foodies for their feel-good benefits. If you’re keen on adding more colour to your plate, start by saving yourself the stress on deciding the next colour to eat.
The seven most important colours of the food group take pride of place in feeding your colour-hankering soul, through these five ingenious creations.
Be warned: they’re anything but restrictive.
This Chinese restaurant serves up the most delicious lucky number eight that takes shape in its Specialty Dynasty xiao long bao. Eight soup dumplings are wrapped in different coloured skins that encase robust flavours like ginseng, foie gras, black truffles and crab roe. Discover this contemporary spin to a beloved classic at their official website.
No rainbow list is complete without mention of everyone’s local favourite, ABC. When you feel like splurging on the calories, head for Grandmama’s ais batu kacang where you can indulge in a stellar version of the shaved ice, a tower studded with sweet red beans, chendol ribbons, lychee, grass jelly –to finish, a topping of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of rose syrup and gula Melaka. Drool on over here.
Great things happen when you cross New York delicacies with Mexican influences, one fabulous invention being the rainbow bagel up for grabs at Bowery Petit. Undoubtedly the star of the deli, the piñata-like bagel is baked to chewy perfection, slathered with a thick layer of cream cheese with a ‘fun-fetti’ frosting, because one rainbow is never enough. Get baked at their official site.
Bisou bake shop
You can count on these blocks of multi-coloured sponge to turn any frown into a smile. Dainty, cute and (not) made for sharing, this rainbow square is made from slender, colourful layers of fluffy sponge sandwiched with cream cheese frosting, a slather of emerald icing, and a sprinkle of confetti. More colourful delights on their Facebook page.
Now that you’ve tasted the rainbow, wash it down with a prism of colour at La Boca! The rainbow shooters of pretty colours will soon give way to 'lethal' effects, with combos that go from mild to hard, with cocktails like Boca Ball and Cucaracha, Mambo King and Mexican Revolution – that rival any happy ending. Tip it back with more colourful offerings at their official page.
Knock back on colour by going back to basics. Feed your soul with 5 rice dishes that take complex carbs to another level.