Equate Coffee | Celebrating its First Anniversary Through A Collaboration With Bishoku And A New Dessert Menu
This December, Equate Coffee celebrates its one year anniversary. To mark this milestone, it is collaborating with Bishoku, a Japanese provider of truffle aioli and mentaiko mayo, to create a seasonal menu. Apart from this, diners can also expect new dessert offerings to go with their coffee.
We started off with the Truffle Mash Ball ($8.80) – a golden truffles mash potato ball topped with Bishoku’s truffle aioli. Hidden in this ball is a blob of cheese for an extra oomph.
To add to their repertoire of sandos, the Har Cheong Gai Sando ($17.80) has a distinct fermented shrimp paste flavour. The portion is rather substantial but chicken was rather dry – it was on the crispier side.
The Urban Cream ($20.80) is a carbonara linguine elevated with mentaiko. This is definitely a dish for sharing because of how rich it is.
My friends love this dish and the mentaiko gave the dish a welcome savouriness. Carbonara lovers, this dish is for you!
For the sweets, we tried some of their recommended items. Featured above in clockwise direction starting from the top left – Burnt Butter Shokupan ($15.90), Coffee Cruffin ($9.90), Crust Cove ($14.90) and Croffle Ensemble ($10.90).
My pick has to be the croffle ensemble topped with earl grey cream and grapes. The croissant is pressed into the shape of a waffle pancake so you have the slightly crusty edges and a sturdy base for you to add toppings to it. The earl grey cream is light and packed with tea fragrance and the grapes add little bursts of sweetness when you bite into them.
Others (especially those with a sweet tooth) loved the Burnt Butter Shokupan. A decadent indulgence of caramelised buttery toast and dark chocolate gelato topped with hazelnut chocolate cream and kitkat chocolate bars. Yes – super chocolatey but hey, there are days that we need the sugar rush and some chocolate comfort! Equate is located at the first floor of Orchard Central – you won’t miss it because of the inverted tree trunk. Budget per person: $20 to $25