The A to Z of Truffle Flavoured Favourites in Singapore
Singapore is known internationally as a gastronomical haven, and we catch on food trends really quickly. One of the longest reigning trends is truffle-flavoured food. That fragrant, earthy aroma first became viral when truffle oil was tossed with fries. Soon after, truffle flavours were found in all sorts of foods, such as Chinese dumplings, hor fun, and the most recent one: luncheon meat. We sourced out eight different truffle-flavoured items that will leave you yearning for more!
Source: IO Italian Osteria Facebook Page
Truffle has found its way into so many wonderful delights, including bread! IO Italian Osteria Singapore prides itself as a modern-day traditional Italian tavern and serves up traditional Italian dishes at Hillview.
The restaurant makes their breads in-house, so you’ll enjoy the wafting aroma of freshly baked breads as you wine and dine in the cosy atmosphere. If you’re looking for a truffle-y treat, go for the Roman Schiacciata, which is a golden-brown flatbread studded with morsels of truffle.The marscapone black truffle
Address: 4 Hillview Rise #02-01, HillV2, Singapore (667979)
Source: Tanuki Raw Facebook Page
Tanuki Raw could be the only café that serves the most number of truffle flavoured dishes. The café, which serves up a plethora of American-Japanese fusion food, has more than five different items on the menu that contain truffle.
However, my favourite go-to dish would be the Truffle Yakiniku Donburi, served with Fresh Truffles. The rice bowl is topped with a pan-seared US black angus short rib, before being doused with their house made truffle soy sauce; definitely something different from the truffle oils that are so commonly found!
Address: 181 Orchard Road #04-01, Orchard Central, Singapore (238896)
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Source: Li Bai Restaurant Facebook page
Now that the Dragon boat Festival is approaching, many restaurants are churning out skilfully folded ba zhangs. This year, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant puts forth its Kurobuta with Black Truffle & Quinoa Rice Dumpling, the opulent answer to a traditional treat. Each dumpling parcel is packed with braised Kurobuta pork belly, dried scallops, chestnuts and shards of fresh black truffles, perfuming the entire dumpling with its aroma.
Address: 39 Scotts Road, Sheraton Towers, Singapore (228230)
Monday-Saturday: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm
4. Truffle Fish Skin
Source: Yolky Chips Facebook Page
If you’ve joined in the craze for salted egg potato chips or fish skin, why not give the truffle variation a try? These addictive crisps are great for munching or snacking while binge watching your favourite Netflix shows. What’s more, they’ll sate your craving for truffles! Best of all? You don’t have to queue for them!
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5. Truffle Flavoured Wanton Noodles
Who would’ve guessed that truffles would find its way into a quintessentially Singaporean hawker favourite? Bee Kee Wanton Mee along Lorong Lew Lian serves a hearty plate of Truffle Wanton Mee. The springy noodles are doused with a good serving of truffle oil and other seasonings before being topped with thick slices of char siew, basted vegetables, fried and steamed wantons. Although it is much pricier than a normal plate of wanton mee, it’s absolutely worth the try if you’re a huge fan of truffles!
Address: 2 Lorong Lew Lian, FoodPark, Singapore (531002)
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Source: PS.Cafe Instagram Page
In my opinion, the first ‘truffle flavoured’ anything was truffle flavoured fries. When it first came out many years ago, Singaporeans went gaga over it. My favourite spot for truffle fries is none other than PS Café, which I would like to believe is the originator of the truffle fries trend.
Fried to order, each gorgeous straw has a fluffy inner that is encapsulated with a crisp, golden brown outer. The fries are then generously tossed in truffle oil and salt before being topped with a handful of shredded cheese and served. Every bite of that golden deliciousness is perfumed with the aroma of truffle!
Address: 290 Orchard Road #03-41/42, Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore (238859)
7. Truffle Luncheon Meat
Source: Kelly’s Singapore Instagram Page
The most recent item to join the truffle flavoured trend is none other than truffle flavoured luncheon meat. Said to be the first in Singapore, Kelly’s has fused two of Singaporeans’ favourites into one: a can of Truffle Pork Ham.
My favourite way of having luncheon meat is when it's cooked as thick-cut luncheon fries. Cut a block of Kelly’s Truffle Pork Ham into sticks before placing them into an air fryer to get crisp. Each stick of truffle luncheon fry gives off an aromatic truffle flavour, which is a testament to the black specks of truffles found studded throughout the pork ham.
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8. Truffle Ramen
Source: Kanshoku Ramen Facebook Page
The signature item at Kanshoku Ramen Bar is their Truffle Broth Ramen. The store boils its ramen broth for over eight hours, resulting in a rich and utterly umami ‘liquid gold’ poured over the Hakata style ramen. The Truffle Broth Ramen comes with a delicate truffle aroma that complements the richness of the pork broth. Definitely a must try for everyone!
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Moonlight Hor Fun, a classic zi char dish, is coined in such a way because the single yolk sitting atop the stir fried hor fun resembles a full moon on a cloudless night. This time, Full of Luck Restaurant has given a whole new take on this local favourite. The Moonlight Truffle Beef Hor Fun combines both wok hei fragrance and the earthy aromas of black truffle, fusing and elevating both flavours to a whole new level. It is a must try for fans of mod-sin cuisine!
Address: 243 Holland Avenue, Singapore (278977)
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