#TheWeekendList: 5-7 Jul

5-7 July: Try the brand-new Okinawa brown sugar soft-serve from Emma, treat yourself to a meal from acclaimed Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, catch the NDP rehearsals at Smoke & Mirrors, feast on champagne & oysters at MO Bar or unlimited durians at RWS, and more!

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1. Savour Okinawa brown sugar boba with soft-serve from famous Japanese brand EMMA

You’ve probably seen it all over social media: photos and videos of the gravity-defying swirls of soft-serve; more charcoals and white swirls crowned with gorgeous brown sugar boba within a wafer shell…

Well, you can now try it, because the famed Japanese dessert brand, Emma, has just launched its first shop outside of Japan – situated within the basement of Plaza Singapura! Established in May 2018, this soft serve and speciality tea shop sees snaking queues that lasts for hours. High-quality, authentic Japanese ingredients are used in their desserts: premium Japanese milk for a rich, creamy texture in its soft-serve (hence, the signature upside-down photos everyone takes with their ice-cream), Japanese Okinawa brown sugar, kuromitsu (Japanese brown sugar syrup) and Japanese kinako (soybean) powder, as well as charcoal cones that are specially imported from Japan

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Desserts to try would be their signature Boba Taco Softie (S$6.80): swirls of charcoal cheese soft serve, topped with Okinawa brown sugar pearls and a sprinkling of crunchy nuts, and snuggled in a crispy wafer taco shell. Don’t take too long for your photos – the boba is served freshly-cooked, which makes the ice-cream melt faster than usual! We also enjoyed the Emma Soft Milk with Dips (S$5.30), where the creamy Emma’s Original Soft Serve is dipped into an array of flavours atop a black charcoal cone. We especially loved the bittersweet Matcha, which paired well with the milky ice-cream!

There’s also an opening promotion for the month of July: if your name is “Emma” you get 50% off on your purchase! Simply show your ID or name card to the service staff prior to ordering.

Plaza Singapura, #B2-45, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 11am to 9.30pm daily

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