LOOKING FOR SOMETHING tasty and light to counter the lunchtime heat? Head over to our Bakery Cafes for some simple sandwiches and fresh salads. Here are some of our favourites.
We're all about serving you the freshest sandwiches. Our tasty fillings are paired with your choice of our freshly baked breads from our bakery, and all our sandwiches are made to order in-store.
Try our classic Rosemary Chicken sandwich (pictured above), with flavours inspired by Thanksgiving. It's been on our menu since we opened in the CBD in 1999. Other tasty fillings include Smoked Salmon with our homemade dill & yoghurt dressing or our popular Beef Mushroom Cheese Burger, made with a homemade 100% lean beef patty, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.
Going meat-free doesn't mean you have to compromise on flavour. Our hefty Beetroot Avocado Burger (pictured above) holds a tasty homemade grilled beetroot patty with chilli jam, avocado, mayo and greens. If you love mushrooms, pick our Mushroom Overload Burger, it is packed to the brim with a grilled 3-mushroom patty, more sauteed mushrooms, greens and Bavarian wholegrain mustard.
If you're looking for something much lighter, grab our sandwich thins, like our Basil Pesto Chicken with brie and a vegetarian-friendly Veggie Shrooms with peperonata, mushrooms and mozzarella. We offer a range of sandwich thins with exciting flavour combinations!
Want something fresh and easy? You can also choose to Design-Your-Own salad. Pick from our salad bar which is loaded with crisp greens and flavourful deli or protein options. Our deli choices also include our daily rotating warm salad options such as our Red Jewel Chicken Rice salad and our Bulgur Quinoa Tofu salad.
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As our birthday month comes to an end, we're offering in-store deals at our Bakery Cafe outlets as a last hurrah for our 20th anniversary celebrations! Enjoy 1 free add-on with every design-your-own salad purchase or grab 2 sandwiches for $20. See our poster above for more terms and conditions.
OUR NEWEST MEMBER to the Cedele family is Greater Lot, located at Quayside Isle on the resort-island of Sentosa. Catering to the conscious modern lifestyle, Greater Lot is a collective foods store with a bakery, retail store and dining that supports your eating choices.Harissa Sea Bass pasta
Fresh & Easy, Food for All
We are committed to serving natural and wholesome foods, together with spread of familiar Cedele bakes and additive-free beverages to fuel you with the finest we can get our hands on.[L to R: Beetroot Hummus Toast, Nasi Ulam with Grilled Sea Bass]
Highlights on our superfoods menu include of Nasi Ulam with grilled sea bass. It's our take on a traditional dish laboriously prepared in many homes in Malaysia. We've generously perfumed ours with herbs - laksa leaf, curry leaf, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves - and topped it with crispy tempeh, toasted coconut flakes and a coconut palm dressing.Super Good smoothie bowl
Don't worry if you're not an early riser, our all day breakfast menu, Good Beginnings, is to ensure that you start your day right. Opt for our eye-catching Beetroot Hummus toast, served with avocado, feta, pistachio dukkah and a poached egg. If you want something more refreshing, pick up a Super Good smoothie bowl filled with acai and seasonal berries, yoghurt, raw honey and topped with superfood granola, seasonal fresh fruit, toasted nuts and shredded coconut.
With Greater Lot, we strive to create tasty dishes that are friendly for a variety of diets and allergies. Drop by and say hi to our assistant store manager, Jerry (pictured above), who will be more than happy to give you some recommendations.
IN OUR PREVIOUS POSTS, we've talked about what inspired Toss & Turn and Workspace Espresso Bar. CHIAK, on the other hand, is essentially a return to our roots. 'Chiak' is the dialect equivalent in Hokkien for 'Eat'. Conceived as a homage to local homestyle flavours, we connect tradition with modern twists to our dishes so that we can keep ideas fresh whilst serving real food that comforts you like home.
At Chiak, we embrace and challenge all things traditional - especially our coffee. Sourcing from Bali, Indonesia, we've crafted a divine blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. While most local kopi is roasted with sugar and margarine, we take it up a notch and roast them with pure butter to bring out the rich caramel flavours and full-bodied taste - all without trans fat.
Don't you love kaya toast with your piping hot kopi in the morning? We've taken these local favourites and designed our Chiak Toast set. Try our Pandan Kaya & Butter toast, or be adventurous with the Black Sesame butter & Vanilla Custard toast.
If that doesn't fill you up for breakfast, nourish your body with our comforting, creamy pumpkin porridge. Ours is served with pulled chicken or stewed peanuts, top with antioxidant-rich goji berries, scallions and garlic oil.
Start your Chiak bowl with a choice of noodles, rice or salad. Build it up with comforting Asian proteins - think juicy melt-in-your-mouth belly pork char siew, addictive spicy basil chicken and tasty red miso salmon. Balance it with your choice of vegetarian sides. Highlights include Wakame fungus salad, mango mixed salad and sous vide eggs. Bring it to life with crunchy toppings and homemade dressing or slow-cooked soothing chicken or miso broths. Get creative, do it your way.
We've taken liberties with our sandwiches, combining Western baking techniques with a favourite Asian food. Our fluffy butter brioche sandwiches are shaped like a mantou and bursting with our signature flavours. Choose between the succulent baked pork belly, custardy prawn otah or sesame pulled chicken.
Visit us and you'll most likely find Ah Bee (pictured above) serving you behind the counter. Chiak is located at Mapletree Business City. Drop by for a comforting bowl of noodles and some really good kopi.
CONCEIVED AS A REFUGE from the daily grind, we set up Workspace Espresso Bar to offer business professionals a respite from their busy day, with a cup of specialty coffee and a hearty warm meal. Spot our quick-service salad bar at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, stocked with a tantalizing variety of side dishes, peppered with Middle Eastern and Asian flavours.
Build your own grain bowl or warm salad with crisp greens, whole grains (think goji brown rice and quinoa & dhal). Top it with flavourful proteins, like grilled flank steak and red miso salmon, and tasty sides like a runny egg dukkah or a Wakame wood-ear salad.
Coffee & Sweets
Grab a breakfast cup of yoghurt or overnight oats with a handcrafted cup of joe, where we've worked closely with local roaster, Two Degrees North Coffee to design a blend for a creamy mouthfeel, stone fruit sweetness and a dark chocolatey finish.
Taste our own cold brew that we prepare in small batches daily. It is slow-dripped for hours to extract a smooth, aromatic brew, with notes of dried plum, caramel and chocolate. Available in black and white (with added milk) versions, our cold brew is bottled to preserve freshness and for the ease of takeaway.
If you fancy something sweet for your tea break, we have a delicious variety of artisanal bakes available. We've take care to be mindful of alternative diets, making sure to offer gluten-free and low fat pastries as well. Highlights include our vegan friendly coconut chia seed pudding, a pistachio apricot slice and pandan ogura cake.
Come say hi
Come by for a cup of coffee or a satisfying lunch and you'll most likely meet JJ and Alicia (pictured above). They'll probably be helping you build your grain bowl or making your much-needed cup of coffee, but we're pretty sure they won't mind having a chat. Visit us today at Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) Tower 3.
INSPIRED BY our love for salads, we opened our own salad bar concept, Toss & Turn in 2012. Our intention was to offer healthy, customizable salads for everyone.
Get creative in-store at our Design Your Own salad station filled with tasty hot/cold proteins, deli choices and healthy grains such as brown rice, quinoa and even soba. Top it all off with our salad dressings of your choice, with flavours such as plum sesame, raspberry & balasamic and yuzu wholegrain mustard. Every dressing is made in house with ingredients great for you: olive oil, fruit juices, vinegar, and honey.
If you fancy something sweet, we've got our refreshing smoothie bowls! Choose from our six flavours, all topped with fresh fruit and crunchy nuts and seeds. Our personal favourites include our Supercharged Acai bowl topped with granola and goji berries and our Berry Delicious bowl filled with antioxidant-rich blueberries. Our smoothie bowls are available exclusively at Toss & Turn Ion Orchard outlet.
[Drop by our store at Ion Orchard and you'll be served by store manager, Henney (second from left) and her team]
Our stores are conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, VivoCity and Ion Orchard. Visit us for your gourmet greens today!
THIS FATHER'S DAY, we're celebrating dads - not just the ones who bring home the bacon, but the ones who'd flip it and make the family breakfast. We celebrate dads who cook up storms in kitchens and are proud to feed their families oh so well.
Known to most given their celebrity status as famous chefs on TV, Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver are fine examples of fathers who never fail to show their love in the kitchen with their Brady bunches.
While Ramsay is known for his fiery temper on his reality TV shows, a peek into his family life reveals a softer side to the chef. The father of four teenagers playfully embarrasses his kids in 'Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch', a TV show hosted by Ramsay's youngest, 16-year-old Matilda. See his fatherly side as he whips up moreish easy-to-cook meals with his kids in 'Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking'.
On the other hand, Jamie Oliver is known for his well-intentioned "Food Revolution", with a mission to give every child the food they deserve. Likewise, he is generous with his 5 kids, often including them in his shows and letting them help with the cooking.
Moving closer to home, dads who take on the role as the cook at home are often seen as inspirational role models, feeding their families to the envy of many.
Local Mediacorp actor Ben Yeo actively shares about the meals he prepares for his sons. Having published a cookbook, the SHATEC (Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre) graduate takes the lead as a young father, taking the initiative to share his love for food with his two sons while running his food enterprises.
In spite of his busy schedule as a Mediacorp artiste, Yeo still finds the time to cook with his elder son, Javier. He believes this helps "build a bond between parent and child" and we couldn't agree more. If you're hoping to start cooking for the young ones at your home, check out Yeo's debut cookbook, 'Cooking For Kids' for a tip or two.
Cedele celebrates dads
Whether your dad is a Masterchef or a weekend home cook, give him a well-deserved break and treat him to a wholesome feast at Cedele. We've got a special cake that will add a sweet touch to your celebration this Father's Day. Our Espresso Hazelnut Praline cake is dark and rich, with a strong coffee cake base, topped with crunchy hazelnut praline and chocolate shards; pretty much how our fathers are like, robust but a sweetheart in unexpected ways.
Check out Cedele Market online to pre-order this cake and collect with ease from any of our outlets.
Here's to the world's greatest dads out there.
DESPITE BEING USED in cooking for hundreds of years, researchers are still surprised by turmeric. With its wide-ranging health benefits, some call it "the most powerful herb on the planet". Over six thousand peer-reviewed articles have been published on its healing properties. And it was even pinpointed by Google's Food Trends reports as a "breakout star" ingredient last year. Over the last five years, Google searches for turmeric have grown 300%. Why is there so much hype surrounding this spice? We did some research to find out.
What is turmeric?
We probably know it as one of the spices in curry, but more specifically, turmeric is a rhizome of the ginger family. Have you tasted it? The bright orange powder is slightly peppery in flavour. Unfortunately, it also stains everything - home cooks you'd know this - from your hands, down to the table and dinnerware. But don't worry, Food52 has a helpful guide on how to get rid of these tough stains.
What are the health benefits?
When discussing its health benefits, you'll hear about curcumin. This bright yellow compound is the reason why turmeric is commonly used as a natural dye. But more than that, according to Diane Morgan in Roots, scientists study curcumin for its anti-inflammatory, anticancer potential. Turmeric is also known to better regulate blood sugar levels and treat depression. Evidence suggests that it also wards off dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
But is all the attention really warranted? A new review published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry suggests otherwise. But rather than changing our minds completely, this article has us rethinking about the hype surrounding the spice. Besides, there's no harm having it in moderation, isn't it?
Tips for consumption
A short note on dosage:
As previously mentioned, the main benefits of turmeric come from its curcuminoids. However, curcuminoids only comprise a tiny part of the rhizome. According to Parsley Health founder, Robin Berzin, MD, about 500 to 1,000 milligrams of curcuminoids per day will help you feel its anti-inflammatory effects. A common rule of thumb is that there are 200 milligrams of curcumin in one teaspoon of fresh or ground turmeric.
Power pairing: black pepper
Despite its healing properties, curcumin is poorly absorbed on its own. You could be taking the recommended dosage, but it might not be making its way into your gut. And you're not getting the whole scale of benefits. However, if you look closely at the ingredients in turmeric or curcumin capsules, you'll notice that they always include a spice found in your kitchen: black pepper. Consuming both spices together is found to increase your body's ability to absorb the inflammation-fighting spice. So if you're cooking with turmeric, remember to add some black pepper to your recipe!
Besides curries, there are so many ways to incorporate the spice into your diet. Cook up some turmeric broth soup, which can be used as a base to add greens, noodles, or even leftover chicken. Drink your fill in an Ayurvedic detox tea or a milkshake. Or use it in your cooking oil!
At Cedele, we're celebrating the inflammation-fighting effects of the spice in our Turmeric Honey latte. At the same time, we're introducing our Matcha latte, available hot or iced. Swap your afternoon coffee/tea for a much-needed spicy kick. Try both drinks at our all-day dining outlets today!
DID YOU NOTICE the recent popularity of grain bowls this past year? It’s being touted online as the go-to weeknight meal that makes dinner a “no-brainer”. It’s so simple that Food52 isn’t even providing a recipe for it! But here in Singapore, grain bowls bear a striking resemblance to our local everyday hawker fare: economy rice (菜饭). Grubstreet even published an article titled “Congee is the original grain bowl”. For our newest outlet at GSH Plaza, we’re offering a wider range of grains, grills and greens for you to design a grain bowl you would enjoy. And you can do it in just four simple steps. Think of it as a tasty upgrade from your usual 菜饭 lunch. Let's begin.
Step 1: The base - Grains or greens
[Pictured: our Garlic Black Rice, Char Siew and a sous vide egg]
First things first, build your bowl by focusing on the grains (or greens) as a foundation. For a hearty bowl, we recommend choosing one of our 4 warm bases. They're made of - surprise, surprise - grains: quinoa & dhal, goji brown rice, soba and garlic black rice. For something a little lighter, we suggest selecting our greens: romaine lettuce or baby spinach.
What we love: we've got our eye on the Garlic Black Rice. On top of its garlicky flavour, we love that it offers a bit of bite.
Step 2: The Protein Deli
[pictured: our belly pork char siew with sous vide egg on top of soba]
If you were building a sandwich, now's the time to think about the juicy, meaty filling. And just as we revamped our all-day dining menu to focus on proteins, we're highlighting them here in our Protein Deli options. Our selection of warm proteins include our lemon salmon (glazed with lemon butter), honey garlic thyme chicken, our delicious char siew (with hoisin sauce) and our spiced falafel patties.
What we love: it's hard to deny our yummy belly pork char siew, but for a vegetarian option, we'd pick our spiced falafel anytime.
Step 3: 4 picks of veggies/crunchies
Now it's time to build up your bowl. At this stage, feel free to pile on your favourite veggies, from blanched broccoli and sweet cherry tomatoes to crunchy Japanese cucumber or the ever-popular avocado. If you'd like a little crunch, pick from our heart-healthy chia seeds or sunflower seeds.
What we love: for obvious reasons, we find ourselves choosing a 63° sous vide egg. It has the perfect texture: medium-set whites and a runny yolk. When in doubt, put an egg on it!
Step 4: Dressing
Finally, top off your grain bowl with our selection of homemade dressing. We make ours fresh daily, without preservatives and we use 50% less fat compared to regular dressings. To match your grain bowl, choose from Yuzu Mustard and Orange Wholegrain Mustard to the simpler Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinaigrette. More options are available in-store!
We've opened our newest store at GSH Plaza, formerly Equity Plaza, opposite Prudential, along Cecil Street. Visit us at #01-05 where we're offering our current meal of choice (Grain Bowls!) and specialty coffee from Workspace Espresso Bar. Find out about opening specials by following us (@cedelesingapore) on Facebook or Instagram. See you there!
WHAT FOOD COMES TO MIND when you think about Easter? For us here at Cedele, it isn't colourful Easter eggs, it's our wide array of hot cross buns. But have you ever stopped to wonder why hot cross buns are only eaten during Easter? We've decided to dig a little deeper into the origin of these spiced buns and here are some interesting anecdotes...
Three things you didn't know about Hot Cross Buns:
1. A monk introduced the cross to the bun
Like most food histories, there are multiple stories. The most common story is that a 12th Century monk baked the buns, and marked them with a cross in honour of Good Friday. The spiced buns soon grew popularity around England as a symbol of the holiday weekend. However, some researchers say that the cross on the bun was not originally a reference to the Christian story. Instead, it was modelled after the Celtic cross that has equal length bars which represent the intersection of earth and Heaven, the human and the divine. Nevertheless, this seems to have blended over the years to point to the traditional Christian symbolism.
2. Hot cross buns got banned in England
In 1592, Queen Elizabeth I issued a decree that forbade the sale of hot cross buns, except at burials, and during Good Friday and Christmas. Some historians say that it was because the buns were just too special to be eaten year round. Others believe that the Protestants in power were trying to rid the country of a symbol of English Catholicism. Despite this, people got around this rule by baking their own buns in their own kitchens. However, if caught, they had to give up all of their illegal buns to the poor.
3. Many superstitions surround the humble hot cross bun
According to English folklore, buns baked and served on Good Friday will stay fresh and not grow mold for a whole year. In the past, some considered the hot cross bun almost like a good luck charm. They hung it in their kitchen rafters to protect from evil spirits or prevent kitchen fires. Similarly, sailors brought it with them on voyages, claiming that the buns endow their boats with protection from shipwreck.
Our Easter hot cross buns
[From left to right: Pandan Coconut, Chocolate Chip, and our Classic hot cross buns]
At Easter every year, we consistently offer you a range of hot cross buns. This year is no different! We're bringing back the Classic hot cross buns, which are filled with raisins, cranberries, orange peel, and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
We know you love these, so we're bringing back our Pandan Coconut and Chocolate Chip hot cross bun flavours. Choose the Pandan Coconut for hot cross buns with a local twist. Or pick our kid-friendly soft dark roll, because you can't really go wrong with chocolate chip.
[From left to right: Green Tea Chocolate Chip, and Mexican Cheese hot cross buns]
This Easter, we're introducing a couple of exciting new flavours. First, our Green Tea Chocolate Chip hot cross bun, where chocolate chips are baked into a light and tender matcha brioche. Also available, our Mexican Cheese bun, which combines Mexican spices and cheddar cheese for a slightly spicy kick.
But that's not all: Mexican Hot Cross Sliders
On top of our range of hot cross buns, we're also offering Mexican Hot Cross Sliders at our Bakery Cafe outlets. Order pulled pork & avocado (pictured above) or turkey ham & cheese paired with our Mexican Cheese hot cross bun.
Can't wait? Visit our Bakery Cafe outlets to bite into these hot cross buns!
"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (translated from French)
WOULD YOU AGREE that what we eat is intricately linked to our mood, emotions and behaviour? Consider this: do you find yourself reaching for comfort food when you feel sad? More often than we'd like to admit, it's usually fatty, sugary and processed food. Since International Day of Happiness starts this week, we've decided to zoom in on 6 foods that makes us happy. For a mood boost, grab these healthier options instead!
For a mood boost, eat these:
[From left to right: Fish Pesto Pasta, and our new Shellfish Pasta, available at all-day dining outlets]
More commonly known as food for your brain, consuming seafood is an easy way to lift your mood. Shellfish like oysters and clams are packed with vitamin B12, an essential vitamin your body needs to produce dopamine and serotonin. Oysters, in particular, are rich in zinc. Low zinc levels are typically linked to anxiety.
Similarly, oily, fatty fish like salmon, tuna and trout are full of omega-3, a key mood-boosting nutrient. Omega-3 fatty acids alter your brain chemicals linked to mood, specifically dopamine and serotonin. Most of you would know that low levels of serotonin are linked with depression and anxiety. Dopamine, on the other hand, is a "reward" chemical the brain releases in response to a pleasurable experience.
Caffeine lovers rejoice! A Nurses' Health study found that women who drank two or three cups of coffee a day were 15% less likely to become depressed. The magic of this mood lifting bean is well-known. Caffeine increases dopamine and serotonin transmissions within just 30 minutes. Admit it, you reach for a cup of coffee in the morning to boost your mental focus and alertness. Here's the catch: the less you consume, the better it works.
[Left to right: Our newly launched Super Acai Bowl, and our Berry Punch Yoghurt Cup]
Since majority of serotonin is made in our gut, cultured dairy products are the way to promote a healthy gut. Consuming yoghurt or kefir helps enhance the population of healthy probiotic bacteria in your gut. Just make sure to choose yoghurt labeled with "contains live and active cultures", to cultivate healthy bacteria you need for a positive mood.
[A couple of our avocado-filled sandwiches: our Beetroot Avocado sandwich and our Pulled Pork sandwich]
Time to put avocados on your shopping list! Deficiencies of folate, vitamin B6 and tryptophan have been linked to depression, but fret not, avocados contain plenty of all three. Also known as a natural hormone balancer, avocados ensure your brain is making the right chemicals needed to keep you happy.
[Our vegan-friendly, Portobello & Tri Colour Quinoa]
As a complex carbohydrate and complete protein, quinoa helps keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady. This prevents blood sugar spikes, which can make you irritable and unfocused. A flavonoid found in quinoa, quercetin, has also been shown to have anti-depressant effects.
6. Leafy Greens
[Right: Our hearty Prawn & Bacon Spinach salad]
For your 5 a day, choose dark leafy greens like spinach, bok choy or kale. These vegetables are rich in folic acid, a nutrient that affects your brain's neurotransmitters and alleviates depression or fatigue. Moreover, spinach comes packed with B vitamins which regulate serotonin production and repair tired muscles.
Happiness is just a mouthful away!
Since you now know about these natural mood boosters, head over to our outlets to eat yourself happy! Specially for International Day of Happiness, we have a treat for you, our loyal customers. Head on down to any of our outlets for some good vibes!