Kopi-o (a local coffee brew) that’s reminiscent of Singapore’s neighbourhood coffee shops. Or perhaps kaya (coconut jam), a sweet treat that reminds Singaporeans of Sunday afternoon tea and toast with Grandma. And Milo, which takes many back to their childhood, when the chocolatey beverage was the best part of school sports days.
For a unique spin on these old favourites, starting from August 9, 2016, Singapore Airlines is serving a collection of rich chocolate pralines with fillings inspired by these classic tastes on flights departing from Singapore. The Airline collaborated with a team of innovative in-house culinary experts from its largest catering partner, SATS Catering, to shortlist the flavours that would best translate into pralines. And I am the lucky SilverKris team member who gets to try these treats.
My personal favourite is the kopi-o. The velvety dark chocolate is a perfect foil for the chefs’ take on a robust cup of black coffee.
Kaya is a flavour rarely paired with chocolate. The praline, redolent with the fragrance of pandan leaves, reminds me of a good kaya-toast breakfast.
Milo as a ganache is great and melts into a comforting, malty creaminess.
Dark chocolate brings out the depth and richness of coconut gula melaka, a familiar flavour in local desserts.
The Singapore Sling praline is a taste of the Lion City’s signature cocktail, which has gin as its main ingredient.
Seven – from a total of 12 – flavours were inspired by local cuisine: Teh tarik (a local specialty milk tea), coconut gula melaka (palm sugar), Singapore Sling, kopi-o, kaya, lemongrass, and Milo. The collection of pralines is just one way Singapore Airlines is celebrating the Lion City’s culture and flavours for Singapore’s National Day (August 9) and beyond.
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.