Since The Centrepoint’s refurbishment in September 2016, intriguing new food experiences have been luring curious Orchard Road shoppers into the mall.
The newly designed frontage not only provides easy access but also heightens visibility of the basement and first floor food concepts, such as Korean café chain, dal.komm COFFEE, which recently opened its first flagship in Singapore at The Centrepoint.
Within The Centrepoint’s new food precincts called Gastro+ (Level 1 to 3) and Food Hall (Basement 1 and 2), shoppers can discover over 30 new international and local food experiences such as the home grown outfit Roost, Malaysia Chiak, The Café by HIC, and many more.
Here are some of the most exciting food concepts that await your discovery these holidays.
Featured in a number of memorable scenes in hit Korean TV drama Descendants of the Sun, the much awaited dal.komm COFFEE has opened its flagship café in Singapore at The Centrepoint.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, the flagship dal.komm COFFEE outlet is set to become one of the trendiest hangouts in town with the integration of music as a core theme in its lifestyle café concept. Each month, the spotlight is cast on a music artiste; with any purchase, customers will receive a dal.komm COFFEE Music Card with a QR code that can be scanned to access and stream a music video by the featured singer’s current top hit.
As the first café chain to integrate music with a café experience, shoppers can look-out for Veranda Live events, where popular artistes from record labels will make an appearance to promote their new albums and even conduct meet-and-greet sessions with their fans.
To promote local talent, dal.komm COFFEE will even feature Open Mic events where budding local singers get a chance to use the dal.komm COFFEE stage to perform and showcase their talent.
One of the most popular items at dal.komm COFFEE, the ‘Hot Choco Cube’, was featured in one of the scenes on Descendants of the Sun.
Coffee fanatics can also look forward to the café’s quality Arabica bean brews, made with a proprietary selection of four blends K1 to K4; each with its own characteristic aroma and flavour. Shoppers can enjoy their favourite coffee beverage brewed with any one of these blends.
Other ‘exclusive to Singapore’ delights, such as the ‘Cruffin’ and ‘Cherry Tomato Bingsu’, are also great options from the dessert and snack menu at dal.komm COFFEE.
ROOST is a new chicken rice concept restaurant offering popular local and Asian delights. Its main feature is Singapore’s beloved national dish – ‘Chicken Rice’.
Using time-honoured recipes and the world’s first patented automated poultry cooking machine – the Singapore made iKook, delivers a fragrant blend of robust flavour and succulent textures in each and every plate.
Roost’s succulent poached or soya sauce chicken rice is made with canola oil and packs less than 500 calories a plate. It also offers other hearty Asian fare such as ‘Chicken Laksa’, ‘Tom Yum Fried Rice’, ‘Chicken Sushi’, ‘Crispy Chicken Rice Balls’, ‘Chilli Crab Dip’ and even unique local desserts like their ‘Durian Crème Brulee’.
Whether you are a busy executive on a lunch break or looking for a great weekend meal with friends and family, you can enjoy an “old taste, new experience” within Roost’s warm contemporary environment.
HIC Juice’s very first café in town features a made-to-order smoothie and superfood bowl bar where shoppers can grab-and-go a healthy snack or enjoy a bowl of goodness after a workout. The chic superfood bar offers freshly blended smoothie and acai bowls, popular cold pressed juices and nut milks, and their new light frozen treats called ‘HIC POPS’ – Singapore’s very first cold pressed juice popsicles.
Driven by the desire to inspire a lighter, simpler, healthier and happier way of living, The Café by HIC helps shoppers discover their love for raw and natural superfoods with delicious and light-hearted recipes.
Highly recommended is their most popular green juice, ‘Kale Tales’ and super food juice ‘Pomegranate Passion’.
Smoothie bowls like ‘Acai Fantasy’ come with 100% organic acai pulp blended with fresh bananas and topped with artisanal granola, fresh fruits and other superfood ingredients.
A great to-go snack would be the all-new ‘HIC Pops’ made with 100% cold pressed juices. The ‘SKINNY’ flavour, for example, is a refreshingly citrusy popsicle perfect for the hot Singapore weather.
TSUJIRI Tea House was founded in 1860 in Uji, Kyoto, a region famous for Japanese green tea, by Riemon Tsuji. They specialise in producing only the highest quality Uji tea and offer a wide selection of drinks and desserts, ranging from hot teas to ice-blended beverages, soft serves, parfaits and shaved ice treats.
Shoppers can relax with a cup of hot tea or dessert made from quality tea leaves, in the comforts of an authentic Japanese Tea House.
Highly recommended are drinks like the ‘O-Matcha Latte’, a milk-based drink mixed with high quality TSUIJIRI Matcha ingredients with rich and elegant flavours or the ‘Signature O-Matcha’ which is a traditional high grade green tea using high-quality Matcha powder whisked to a foamy consistency. The health conscious will be happy to know that O-Matcha is a vitamin rich, anti-oxidative, anti-aging and anti-cancerous ingredient.
Ideal for sweet tooths is the ‘O-Matcha Float’, an ice-blended beverage topped with soft-serve, or the ‘TSUJIRI Shaved Ice’, an icy combination of refreshing shaved ice and soft serve with toppings such as red bean, shiratama (mochi balls) and chestnut.
Traditional Japanese snacks such as the ‘Shiratama Parfait’ are also on offer. It is a creamy soft serve paired with shiratama, red bean and topped with kinako (soy bean powder) and kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup).
Malaysia Chiak aims to bring authentic Malaysian street hawker fare right to the heart of Orchard Road. With dishes prepared from authentic traditional secret recipes of top-rated Malaysian street hawkers, this is where you can find some of the best street hawker fare such as ‘Penang Jalan Cheong Fatt Tze prawn noodles soup’, ‘Petaling Street famous claypot rice’ and many more under one roof.
With something for everyone, these carefully selected recipes will make you keep coming back for more. Some popular dishes to look out for are ‘Fried Kway Teow’, ‘Oyster Omelette’ and ‘Prawn Mee’.
The Piping hot ‘Prawn Noodle Soup’ is served with hard boiled eggs, pork slices, small prawns, blanched bean sprouts and kangkong. And for a good flavour kick, the ‘Assam Laksa’ features an aromatic broth simmered with a variety of herbs and fish, and garnished with thinly sliced cucumber, onions, pineapple, and chilli slices.
Another popular favourite is ‘Claypot Rice’, a hearty bowl of flavoured chicken rice. The cooked marinated rice is topped with a combination of marinated chicken, Chinese sausage, Chinese mushroom and salted fish and a sprinkling of freshly chopped spring onion.
Let’s Eat is an affordable hideout in town that offers a wide range of local hawker favourites and Malaysian hawker fare in a single place. Must-tries include ‘85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles’ and ‘Hainanese Curry Rice’.
Shoppers will find all their nostalgic dishes such as ‘Chicken Cutlet’ which is a fragrant rice that comes with crispy chicken cutlet pieces, a fried egg, braised cabbage and served in a delicious curry gravy.
Nam Kee Pua is yet another interesting food option for shoppers at The Centrepoint’s new food precinct, Food Hall, where one can enjoy authentic traditional recipes of the famous Nam Kee Pau in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Shoppers can also indulge in hearty servings of ‘mee hoon kuay’ or ‘ke kou mian’, as well as ‘glutinous rice chicken’ and ‘siew mai’, just to name a few.