Want to get a taste of Okinawa, Japan, in Singapore? From January 2022, you can try a selection of specially created desserts which make use of high-quality ingredients from the island. This is made possible by a collaboration between the Okinawa Prefectural Government and three local café brands in Singapore – Apiary, Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee and Hvala Café.
It Starts with High-Quality Okinawa Ingredients
Okinawa is known for its people who enjoy good health and longevity. Some attribute this to its food culture and the high-quality food grown on its nutrient rich soil.
Three food products from Okinawa are brown sugar (kokuto), salt (maasu), and its famous purple sweet potato.
Brown sugar or kokuto comes from the sugarcane fields in Okinawa. It is high in calcium, potassium and iron and is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Okinawa’s sale or maasu is produced from transparent and clean seawater. It has a high level of mineral content and is commonly used in Okinawa cooking.
The purple sweet potato rich colour indicates high level of polyphenols and is packed with anti-oxidant and anti-aging nutrients.
Okinawa-inspired Desserts at Apiary, Cremier and Hvala
You can try these ingredients in the form of desserts (yummy) at Apiary, Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream and Coffee and Hvala Café for a limited time.
For the month of January 2022, Apiary will be selling a Brown Sugar with Butter Cookie ice cream and a Sea Salt Lemon Sorbet. The former makes use of Okinawa brown sugar and the latter Okinawa sea salt. The ice creams are priced at $4.70 per scoop and you can get them at Apiary’s branches at Neil Road, Joo Chiat and Ang Mo Kio.
From January till March 2022, head down to one of Creamier’s branches to try Okinawa Sea Salt Brown Sugar Ice Cream, made with Okinawa brown sugar syrup and Okinawa sea salt. For a non-dairy option, try the Salty Lychee Sorbet, created with Okinawa sea salt, lychee and lychee juice.
From now till end of March 2022, Hvala will be offering Okinawa Sweet Potato Tart ($9.80) and Okinawa Sweet Potato Gelato ($5.80 per scoop), created with the famous purple sweet potato.
So, if you are up for trying some wonderful ingredients from Okinawa, head over to these cafes for a taste of the island in the best way and form – dessert!