Sharing the same name as the infamous nightclub in Tanjong Katong, Sinpopo Brand proffers an array of nostalgic desserts and mains from Singapore streets of the 1950s. This restaurant is decked out in vintage decor and old-school furniture, complete with music from the bygone era. continue reading
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Mon - Sun
11:00 - 22:00
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Signature Dishes
Ais Ball D24 Durian Pengat Gula Melaka Soft Jelly Nasi Lemak
Review (10)
Since we were in the East area, we decided we need to explore around here. This cafe was recommended by Mich when she saw my photo postings on Instagram that I was nearby.Sinpopo Brand is a modern cafe with retro elements in the interior. This school attendance register is actually the menu. Quotes from famous people over the walls. What we ordered. As we have already eaten our dinner, we only ordered their starters. The dessert I wanted was not available so I guess will have to leave the mains and desserts till the next time I'm here. Presentation of the food is simple, as seen, were placed on the metal tray. Food served is pipping hot and tasty. What I like most is their different sauces for the two different side dishes. Instead of giving you just the same chili sauce, the sauce for both the crab wantons and prawn paste chicken wings are different and really cater to that dish itself. 1. Katong Jelly $7.00"A favourite from the 1960s brought back by Sinpopo. Simply refreshing - lemonade, agar agar, soda and more" 2. Crab Wantons $8.00"Creamy crabmeat stuffed in crispy wanton skins served with a house dip"3. Har Jeong Kai Wings $6.00"The original & authentic way it is done. Not the fake reddish kind" Total cost for the meal: $24.70 (including GST and service charge)I will definitely be back again! http://chewy-jas.blogspot.sg/2015/01/cafe-sinpopo-brand-at-joo-chiat-road.html continue reading
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Level4 2014-11-17
After dinner, we were looking for some desserts and got to know of Sinpopo Brand. The nostaglic shop front and its interior design had somehow switched on the time machine and teleport back into the 50s.The vintage decor and old school furniture with the background music playing is a great reminisicent of people in the past era.The slip of paper with pencil provided to assist us in ordering food and desserts.Traditionally Singaporean's favourite combination with cendol jelly, red beans, coconut milk and Gula Melaka syrup over the cool icy dessert. Choke full of traditional flavours!The cooling bowl of chin chow jelly with attap seed to soothe the day accompanied by lychee pop-pops, giving the traditional bowl of dessert a twist.A bowl of classic stomach filling black glutinous rice dessert which is often known as "orh jut" or "orh bi buay" (black porridge) was added with coconut ice cream. Black glutinous rice was rather thick.A different concoction. The premium D24 durian is cooked with coconut and gula melaka (coconut palm sugar into porridge form).Served in a traditional metal cup. The Sour plum and calamansi drink refreshing for a hot day! The interesting part of the drink was that it comes with "sng muay pop", small icy ball filled with sour plum flavors.For more food reviews, visit www.umakemehungry.com continue reading
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Level4 2014-11-04
Awfully Chocolate had recently given Sinpopo Brand a revamp. From the 1950s theme, they had decided to take on a contemporary approach, serving modern-local cuisine. Much of the previous menu is no longer served, and replaced with new items. Certain items such as the Har Jeong Kai Chicken/Burger are existing items in the menu of their other dining concepts (e.g EwF by Everything with Fries). Prices have gone up by quite a fair bit though; familiar items are about twice the old price now.For a side, we decided to get the Ma Ling Luncheon Crisps ($6). Initially we almost ordered another side, since it sounded very much like typical luncheon meat fries. Wrong; they seemed to be crushed and mashed before deep-frying, thus crispy even though it retains the salty flavour of cured meat.My obsession of Kong Bak Pau eventually led to us ordering the Crispy Pork Belly Sandwich ($16). Deep-fried buns with crispy pork belly strips, wasabi mayonnaise and salsa, every bite comes crisp with the fried pork belly slices and golden-brown fried bun, as well as the refreshing crunch of salsa and a tinge of numbness of the wasabi mayo. This also came with a side of Rojak; pretty decent with its savoury-sweet flavours.We were initially intrigued with the Orange Kaya Pisang Creme Brûlée, but ended up with the Chilled Pandan Soufflé ($9) which seemed a tad more exciting. Glad to have ordered it though; according to the menu it was Pandan set in a “cottony soufflé served with almond streusel and sesame dentelle”. In all honesty, the Pandan soufflé had a consistency pretty near to a chewy ice-cream, and tasted very coconut-y. It also went very well with the salted crumbles, which added a crunch. For me, I loved the Pandan Soufflé, but the sesame dentelle caught more of my attention as it tasted really nostalgic, especially with the fragrance of sesame running through, replicating sesame cookies. The almond streusel did not work well for me though; it was a bit bland and did not seem to go with the other items on the plate.For more photos and the full review, please visit: http://jiaksimipng.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/sinpopo-brand-joo-chiat-road-2/ continue reading
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Level4 2014-09-26
The shop is decorated with old posters featuring those 60s’ celebrities, vintage wooden furniture, the biscuit tins, black and white mosaic flooring to evoke a 1960s atmosphere.An old CRT television was placed right at the entrance, the red painted iron sliding gate reminiscent of the old shop houses in some of the old estates, the shop is decorated with old posters featuring those 60s’ celebrities, vintage wooden furniture, the biscuit tins, black and white mosaic flooring to evoke a 1960s atmosphere. A good dose of nostalgia rarely found in modernized Singapore.However, the food serves are just average, nothing really impressed us. Some of the desserts served were too sweet to our liking while some mains served were too salty for us. Maybe because it’s managed by youngsters, there wasn’t nostalgia in every mouthful as we had hoped.Mains, desserts and drinks you might want to give a shot:Zi Pao Kai with Beehoon ($8.90)Sng Muay Pop ($3.90)Fake bird’s nest ($2.90)Please refer www.ieatandeat.com for details. continue reading
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Full Sinpopo Brand Cafe review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/07/sinpopo-brand-cafe.htmlWhat's in a name? Plenty, if the name is Sinpopo, a notoriously sleazy 1960s night club along Joo Chiat. Although it closed in the 80s, the name has been resurrected and given a squeaky clean makeover with Sinpopo Brand Cafe, a retro cool cafe styled after a 1970s coffee shop. With decor, food, and desserts that have been painstakingly researched and recreated by the people behind Awfully Chocolate, Sinpopo Brand Cafe evokes memories of days past, and is a draw for both young and old alike.The 1970s nostalgia ambience at Sinpopo Brand Cafe begins with its reto signage and 1970s Sharp brand sliding door television. Retro posters created by in-house designers adorn the walls, old vinyl records and other antiques like a rotary dial telephone are placed around the interior, and even the floor tiles, authentic 1970s doors, enamel and metal cutlery were sourced. The curated items even include period Chinese music which plays in the background! The only sign of modernity... air conditioning which keeps the place cool!Service at Sinpopo Brand Cafe is semi self-service. Refer to the old-school exercise books for the menu, check off the items you want on a small paper menu chit with a 2B pencil, place orders and make payment at the cashier counter, styled to look like a coffee shop drink stall. The upbeat and friendly staff will serve orders to your table when ready... which is quite fast even during peak periods. Good! But don't expect too much conversation from staff, though they can make recommendations.Portions at Sinpopo Brand Cafe are generally quite large, and more then sufficient for one person, although I recommend sharing their dishes. Prices at Sinpopo Brand Cafe are cafe-esque, costing an average of SGD $9 or so per main dish, and SGD $6 or so per dessert. This tends to polarize people, some love the high quality and creative food / desserts, while others complain they can get cheaper versions from elsewhere. Personally, I feel the price is rather justified for the quality of food and the ambience.The Sng Muay Pop (SGD $3.90) is a refreshing fizzy soda drink made with Sprite, fresh calamansi, and sour plum ice balls which melt to release the slightly sour, tangy flavour into the sweet and sour drink. Loved it!The Chin Chow With Attap Chee (SGD $4.90) has chunks of cooling chin chow grass jelly, over a bowl of finely shaved ice. The attap chee / attap seeds are perfectly cooked and soft, lovely to eat. But perhaps the most surprising twist was the addition of lychee jelly balls, which pop in the mouth to release a delicious, fruity burst of flavour which coats everything in its sweetness. Excellent!The Gula Melaka Soft Jelly (SGD $4.90) features gula melaka palm sugar jelly, also known as dodol, cooked till silky soft and smooth, almost like soy beancurd smooth! The addition of coconut milk help to cut through the sweetness of this dessert, but I recommend sharing, because the portion is a lot for 1 person! continue reading
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