Friends who frequent Taipei should be familiar with the popular Smoothie House at Taipei’s Yong Kang Street, famous for their snowflake ice desserts and fruit smoothies.
Super long queues every time I visit.
Smoothie House has opened its flagship outlet in Singapore at Westgate Jurong, with 5 other cafes at Paya Lebar Square, One Raffles Place, The Star Vista, NEX and Bedok Mall next to vegetarian eatery Greendot.
They have recently revamped and introduced NEW items in their menu, including a series of beverages, Napoleon Pies and Meat-Free Burgers.
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Here are some 10 of the signature and NEW items at Smoothie House Westgate:
Mango Snowflake Ice with Panna Cotta ($9.90 for sharing size)
The signature and best-selling item. The flavoured blocks of ice that would be shaved are actually all imported directly from Taiwan.
Shavings were fluffy and smooth, topped with panna cotta which was silky, clean, and light, not as rich as perhaps how the European restaurants would have done it.
Only reservations I had, was the dessert could be slightly sweet for some. Which brings me to my next point…
Tie Guan Yin Jelly Milky Snowflakes Ice ($9.90 for sharing size)
This turned out to be my new favourite flavour. The Tie Guan Yin Jelly added some hints of refreshing coolness and light bitterness, which balanced out the overall sweet-feeling.
Black sugar syrup (provided on the side), can be added if you have a sweet tooth.
Snowflake Ice ($7.90 for healthy size)
In Taipei’s outlet, the desserts are generally huge to be shared among groups of friends.
The Singapore outpost, noticing that several customers could come individually or in pairs, have also introduce a “Healthy Size” meant for one.
Varieties include Tie Guan Ying Jelly, Yogurt Berry, Mango, Strawberry, Matcha & Red Beans, Milk Mango, and Mango Mix Snowflake Ice.
Chocolate Tropical Napoleon Pie ($12.90)
A Napoleon Pie is a French puff pastry filled with cream and layered fruit preserves.
Pastry Chef Elaine Ng who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in New York, France and London has given a twist to the dessert. Noting that local diners may not be that in tuned with cream, she replaced some of the ingredients for a lighter touch.
The NEW Chocolate Tropical Napoleon Pie features bittersweet chocolate ganache and mango passion gel sandwiched between puff pastry, topped with caramelised hazelnuts, accompanied with fresh mango pieces and mango sorbet.
The pastry fitted well with the chocolate fillings and hazelnuts, though I had some reservations about the mango passion gel which was on the tangy side.
Royal Milk Tea Napoleon Pie ($9.90)
Like a mille-feuille meets waffles, this ‘Napoleon Pie’ is like a waffles sandwich, but includes elements of the Bubble Tea with addition of milk foam and pearls.
Meat-Free Burgers ($6.90 – $9.90)
In case you thought Smoothie House Singapore is all about desserts, there are also savouries for a filling meal.
These burger patties may look like meal, but they are made of mushroom or soya! Taste not comprised.
Varieties include Black Pepper Soya Burger ($6.90), Fresh Mix Mushroom ($7.90), Fresh Mix Mushroom Soya ($8.90), Mayo Yogurt Lion Mane ($8.90) and Rendang Lion Mane Burger ($9.90).
The “Rendang Lion Mane” is quite DA Delicious, in fact, I finished it (despite being full). The mushroom chunks in thick mildly spicy gravy was sedap (tasty), and made this burger different from the usual (boring) ones.
Sides – Black Pepper Franks, QQ Tofu, Chunky Fries ($3.90)
Sides to nibble with your drinks, and they are MEAT-FREE too, including the sausages. Almost cannot tell.
Yoghurt Macchiatos ($4.50)
In Chinese, we call these drinks ”nai gai”, which literally means “covered with milk”.
Available in flavours of Mango, Strawberry and Kiwi (the recommended), each cup contains smooth Darjeeling tea with flowery notes, topped with an airy layer of Smoothie House’s signature yoghurt-infused foam.
Have it 3 ways: Drink the foam; have the tea; or mix them all up before slurping.
Bubble Milk Tea ($3.90 – $4.90)
What took them so long? One of the NEW additions is the Bubble Milk Tea. Finally.
You would realise the taste is slightly different from the other brands, sue to the additional of aromatic black sugar syrup.
Though I have been cutting down on sugar (and thus bubble tea), I find this quite a worthy-cup due to the smooth texture, layered taste, and premium quality tea used.
Other than Bubble Tea, beverages available include Fresh Fruit Tea ($3.90), Juices ($4.50), Creative Shakes ($3.90), Taiwanese Blended Tea ($4.90) and Smoothies ($5.50).
Have your favourite Taiwanese bites, drinks and shaved iced desserts found right at home, without the need to travel over.
Smoothie House Singapore – Westgate
3 Gateway Drive, Westgate #01-08, Singapore 608532
Tel: +65 6710 5567
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm, Last Order 10pm
Other Smoothie House Café Outlets
Paya Lebar Square #02-15/16/17
Tel: +65 6702 2221
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, Last order 9pm (Mon – Sun)
One Raffles Place #03-24/25
Tel: +65 6532 1025
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm, Last order 9pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 4pm Last order 3pm (Sat), Closed Sun, PH
Star Vista #01-33
Tel: +65 6262 3654
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm Last order 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm Last order 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Bedok Mall #B2-31/32
Tel: +65 6844 9422
Opening Hours: 2pm – 10pm Last order 9pm (Mon Sun)
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