With the rising popularity of millennial pink, it seems rose-flavoured things have come into trend in the world of F&B. The humble ingredient has come a long way since our first taste of it in Bandung. Now, it’s found its way into mooncakes, crepes and even fried chicken!
Not only does it smell great, rose has many health benefits, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties.
If you’re a fan of the floral flavour, here’s a list of 6 foods and drinks that put rose front and centre!
1. Rose Mille Crepes
The latest creation from Lady M, the Rose Mile Crepe ($90.95/9″ cake) is layered with rose flavour infused pastry cream and garnished with sweet rose jelly and edible rose petals. A boutique exclusive at the Scotts Square outlet, hurry down to try this fairy-tale like cake that’s perfect for tea time!
Lady M Singapore
Address: Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road #01-06/07, Singapore 228209
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm
2. Rose Chicken
At Choo Choo Chicken, the Rose Chicken ($30) consists of rose cream sauce in a bread bowl and 12 pieces of fried chicken. The cream sauce is thick with a hint of tomato flavour. The batter is crunchy without being too greasy, and the meat is exactly as it should be – juicy and tender.
Choo Choo Chicken
Address: 33 Bali Lane, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 11.30am – 11pm
3. Rose Baked Mooncakes
Mid-Autumn festival is coming up. A time when we feast on mooncakes while worrying about the calories that are going into our bodies, here’s a slice of good news for all you health-conscious folks!
Only available at TANGS, grab yourself a box of the quadruple White Lotus Paste with Rose Baked Mooncakes ($51/4pcs) which are lower in sugar and calories. That means you get to indulge in these light treats guilt-free! The white lotus paste is paired with French chewy roses, so that the mooncake contains a mixture of flavours that are sure to delight!
TANGS AT TANG PLAZA
Address: 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10.30am – 9.30am; Sun: 11am – 8.30pm
4. Madeleine Rose Cookie
Known for creating cookies with unconventional flavours such as Chilli Crab and Chicken Rice (say what?!), The Cookie Museum also offers Madeleine Rose cookies ($47/24pcs).
The little rose petals inside each cookie add beauty and elegance to the entire tin. The cookie is not too flaky, while still remaining nicely crumbly.
Because each batch of cookies is made without eggs, milks, preservative, they are also low in sugar – definitely a big plus by us!
The Cookie Museum @ Marina Square
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-280, Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 9pm
5. Rose Tea
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know Cha Tra Mue has been making waves in Singapore with the launch of their rose tea, which comes in three flavours: Rose Milk Tea, Honey Rose Tea and Lychee Rose Tea.
Their cups are all very Instagram-worthy, and we think they deserve the title of “Bangkok’s prettiest tea”.
Of the three drinks, the hot favourite is the Rose Milk Tea ($4.50) – a cup of fragrant Thai milk tea that has a faint taste of rose and a whiff of floral fragrance. For those who are slightly lactose-intolerant, try the Honey Rose Tea and Lychee Rose Tea. These refreshing drinks will keep you going for the rest of the day!
Cha Tra Mue
Address: 137 Amoy Street, #01-05 Far East Square, Singapore 049965
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm; Closed on Sat & Sun
6. Rose Cake
Antoinette serves an exquisite Superlova ($10.70) – Rose finger sponge cake with raspberry jelly, raspberry caviar & crumble, which is delectably lifted by a yuzu cream. They gel seamlessly together into a pleasantly creamy treat with light floral notes. The taste is neither overpowering nor elusive – truly a rose creation that’s deserving of admiration.
The ornate pastry is served with a Rose macaron on top, which consists of two light and crisp cookie shells sandwiching a delicate rose buttercream filling. While great with the rest of the cake, you’ll love it on its own too!
Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
These rose creations are not only easy on the eyes, they also play well with the taste buds.
The great thing about rose is that because it’s light, it doesn’t overpower the other flavours it’s brought together with. If you love your millennial pink and love a light, floral flavour to go with your food or drink, these are a must-try.