An Acai Affair – Acai Specialty Shop Opens At Katong
Another Acai (pronounced as “ah-sigh-ee” and not “Ah-Cai”) specialty shop opened opposite I12 Katong Mall, just a few shops away from Birds Of Paradise Gelato Boutique.
Surprisingly, an entire shop focusing purely on acai, a superfood from Brazil that is known to have high anti-oxidants, anti-aging and weight loss properties.
Other cafes are also jumping onto the bandwagon by introducing acai dishes at Aloha Poke, Park Bench Deli, Haakon Superfoods & Juice, Strangers’ Reunion and Pong Gelato.
Frankly speaking, there is not much difference in taste between the acai bowl here and other cafes, as most of the base supply comes from the same (few) sources anyway.
With limited seating area (4 chairs indoors and 10 chairs outdoors), takeaways are recommended.
The menu consists of Signature Acai Bowl – Tropical Coconut Bowl ($6.90) served in a non-edible coconut husk which reminded us of Pong Gelato, Acai Fruit Bowl ($5.90 Small/ $8.90 Medium/ $13.90 Large) and DIY versions ($6.40 Small/ $9.40 Medium/ $14.40 Large) that cost $0.50 more than the respective signature bowl sizes.
The main differentiating factor is a choice of sauce (honey/ cookie butter/ peanut butter) for topped on their healthy bowl of superfood.
I had the cookie butter sauce, drizzled on our Small Acai Fruit Bowl ($5.90), which cut through the citrus-ness.
The cookie butter sauce was interesting as it reminded us of llaollao in a way.
Toppings wise, the Acai Fruit Bowl ($5.90) comes with fresh fruits, granola, chia seeds, cacao nibs, coconut shavings, goji berries and almond flakes.
This “winning combination” was pretty much like all other acai specialty shops out there.
Apart from the acai bowl, an acai shake is available at $7.90 whereas non-acai smoothies and shakes such as Avocado/ Pineapple/ Kiwi/ Dragonfruit are available at $6.90.
They do know how to shake things up with their names such as Kinky Kiwi (Strawberry, banana, kiwi), Summer Fling (Pineapple, Kiwi), Drivin’ Me Nuts (Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate protein) and Water-My-Melons (Watermelon, strawberry, banana).
Providing a place for OLs and gym junkies to eat healthy, An Acai Affair is here for the people staying in the East to have a taste of this superfood.
An Acai Affair
101 East Coast Road, Singapore 428796
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun-Thu), 12pm – 11.30pm (Fri-Sat)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.