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This New Cafe In Punggol Serves All Things Sourdough, From Bread To Pizza, Pasta And More

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Qistina Bumidin •  Oct 14, 2022

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Sourdough isn't something that's new to us, but a cafe serving sourdough-based dishes only might be 😱 The founder, Anna, behind your favourite comfort soup spot, The Soup Spoon, has opened a new cafe in Punggol, called Anna's, with a menu surrounding over the moist, earthy sourdough - think beyond bread (yup, drinks included 😱). While the opening date has not been finalised yet, we're giving you a sneak peek on what you can expect to try soon! Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates:https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F
Indoor setting. Credit: Anna's The cafe is located at Oasis Terrace, which makes it a convenient spot for a post-exercise pick-me-up or a leisurely brunch. The patio in particular has gorgeous views of the green surrounds, including hydroponic planters growing edibles and herbs like mint, basil, dill and rosemary that will be used in the beverages, pasta, pizza and other dishes on Anna’s menu 🤩 The idea of making all things sourdough was born during the pandemic; her growing passion in doing so even pushed her to take a sourdough nutrition and digestibility diploma course from The Sourdough School in 2021.
Proofing room.Credit: Anna's All sourdough loaves are baked daily using freshly milled flour! Afterwards, it's placed in a slow-proofing room where up to 800 loaves of sourdough can be viewed as they mature via a glass wall. All bread and pastry dough, as well as cake batters at Anna’s are proofed slowly for at least 16 hours prior to baking. This gives time for the sourdough microflora to work its magic for better digestibility and health benefits, while also allowing each product to develop its full flavour and texture. Delicious and healthy as well? Count us in! 😋
Credit: Anna's There's plenty on the menu that's bound to get you drooling (and add on to that indecision 🤭). For starters, if you're here simply for the gorgeous, gorgeous bread. Try Anna’s House Sourdough made with house botanical blend of over 10 botanicals and ancient grains, and the classic 100% Whole Wheat, along with flavoured loaves such as the Housemade Kimcheese (a delicious classic grilled cheese with the powerful tasty goodness of Korean kimchi) and Chocolate Rye. Or go for the Sourdough Focaccia of the Day, made with tomato, garlic and served with house-made basil pesto 😍
Credit: Anna's Here's the all-sourdough menu we mentioned earlier: if you're not sure what to try, choose the founder's personal favourite - the Crab and Mozza Sourdough Pizza. Over a sourdough base, kaffir lime aioli, mango, chilli, crab meat, mozzarella cheese and coriander are spreaded all over for a burst of flavours that's almost otherworldly 😍 If you love spicy food, the Red Sea Prawn Aglio Olio is up your alley 😋 Made with fresh sourdough pasta, chilli padi and prawns are tossed in for the comforting, heavenly flavour we love. For something more tamer, the Purple Sweet Potato Sourdough Gnocchi might be your new favourite pasta dish, ever.
Credit: Anna's If you think the sourdough train ends here, you're wrong: there are also sourdough sweets and pastries, made with 100% wholegrain spelt flour, honey, jaggery sugar, dark brown sugar and sourdough starter. Tuck into Sourdough Bombolinis filled with zesty lemon and passionfruit crème patissiere 🤤If you fancy something luscious, go for Sourdough Chocolate Cherry Rye Pudding. Pair your sweet treats with specialty coffee roasted exclusively for Anna’s — a dark roast blend from Columbia, Brazil, Sumatra and Guatemala with chocolatey and cherry notes, made to complement the robust flavours of sourdough! Yup, there's even sourdough in their beverages! The SouperSmoothies in particular consist of sourdough starter to help prevent bloating! There's also other dishes on the menu - so head down there soon to check it out for yourselves 😍 Hearty and healthy from the start till the end - it's hard to find a cafe like this! If you've fallen in love with sourdough even more after your foodie trip at Anna's, there's a retail section at the store that sells sourdough baskets, cultured butter with probiotics and house-made sauces, recipe books on sourdough bakes, as well as The Soup Spoon’s retail soup packs to take home.
Credit: Anna's The 12 grain silo dispensers will definitely catch your eye as you enter the retail section. Imported from Germany, each of them are filled with a different ancient grain or dried botanicals like spelt berries, rye berries, rose buds, hibiscus flowers, buckwheat groats, flaxseeds, quinoa and lentils. You can take their pick of grains and botanicals, and have them freshly-milled to take home 😌 It's really rare to see such a cafe, much less, a halal one in Singapore, so you definitely have to pay a visit t0 Anna's and dig into such hearty yet healthy dishes! 😋 We have reached out to the cafe to inquire on its halal status, and they told us that Anna's is currently in the process of receiving their halal certification from MUIS. In the meantime all food and drinks are compliant with the standards needed for being halal. We will update you with the opening date once more information is made available to us. For now, get those bellies ready and jump on the sourdough bandwagon at Anna's soon! 😍 Halal status: Anna's is currently in the process of receiving their halal certification from MUIS. In the meantime all food and drinks are compliant with the standards needed for being halal. We still advise you to dine with discretion. Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-04, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681 InstagramP.S. Looking for new halal cafes in Singapore? Check out our articles below!