Cafes

Sinpopo Brand: Refreshed Menu and Well-Loved Mod-Sin Dishes

 

Opened by the people behind Awfully Chocolate and Everything with Fries, Sinpopo Brand is an ode to the Katong neighbourhood and its heritage. The vintage-style cafe serves up unique and modern renditions of classic Singaporean dishes.

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The menu has undergone a revamp recently. Taking inspiration from the Peranakan culture and cuisine of the Katong neighbourhood in the 1960’s, some new dishes that the cafe has introduced include Sinpopo Crab Bee Hoon ($16), Nonya Kiam Chye Arg! ($16) and Sinpopo Super Chendol Parfait ($10).

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Started our meal with Crispy Muah Chee Salad ($12) classic Caesar salad with a twist. Fried bite-size muah chee tossed with frisée, cherry tomatoes, shimeji and nori in garlic hollandaise dressing. Love the crispy, chewy muah chee! Fried muah chee over croutons any time!

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Sinpopo Crab Bee Hoon ($16), one of the new dishes at Sinpopo. A hearty bowl of vermicelli (bee hoon) in a rich, flavourful broth prepared with salted egg yolk and crab meat. Served with chunks of fresh, sweet crab meat.

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Another favourite is the Nonya Kiam Chye Arg! ($16). A modern take on the traditional Nonya dish, Sinpopo’s version comes with a crispy duck confit, salted vegetables and cellophane noodles (tang hoon/glass noodles). Love the duck confit! Ultra-tender, juicy meat with crisp skin. So good! If you like your food spicy, you can add some homemade belacan for an extra oomph!

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Nasi Lemak for Two ($25), a modern take on the coconut-infused rice dish. Fragrant coconut rice served with a spread of Sinpopo’s best-selling starters such as Ma Ling Luncheon Crisps, Sambal Fishballs, Wedges & Curry and Har Jeong Kai Wings. A dish that I will go back for but with an additional order of Ma Ling Luncheon Crisps because it’s really very addictive!

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The drinks at Sinpopo are served in a retro stainless steel mug. We had the Pineapple Slushie ($7) and Sng Muay Pop ($5). Both are refreshing and I can’t decide which I like better. If you prefer something unique, order the Sng Muay Pop as the drink comes with sour plum ice balls.

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Desserts are a must at Sinpopo. The team has created a range of desserts with local flavours such as Gula Melaka Jelly ($8) and Sinpopo Super Chendol Parfait ($10).

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Gula Melaka Jelly ($8) – Soft, wobbly and not too sweet. Goes very well with the coconut cream.

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Sinpopo Super Chendol Parfait ($10); a new addition to the dessert menu; is topped with freshly churned coconut ice-cream, atap chee, gula melaka agar agar and drizzled with gula melaka sauce. This dessert is on the sweeter side, so it is best to share with a friend or two.

Overall, my visit to this nostalgic-themed cafe has been a positive one. The only downside is that I wish the cafe is not so far from my home.


Sinpopo Brand

Address: 458 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427671

Telephone: +65 6345 5034

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 12.00pm – 10.00pm, Friday to Saturday: 12.00pm – 12.00mn, Sunday: 12.00pm – 10.00pm, Closed on Monday.

Website: www.sinpopo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sinpoposg

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sinpopobrand

 

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