Street Food - Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate

August 20, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate

Also Known As:
Hot Chocolate, Hot Cocoa, Drinking Chocolate
Milk Drinking Chocolate, Dark Drinking Chocolate, White Drinking Chocolate
Cinnamon Drinking Chocolate, Orange Drinking Chocolate, Mint Drinking Chocolate, Vanilla Drinking Chocolate, Ginger Drinking Chocolate, Chili Drinking Chocolate



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $4 - $8



Description:
Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate is a dessert beverage thought to have originated with the ancient Mayans / Aztecs. Today, Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate is an international drink, although the most popular and common Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate versions are American, British, Spanish / Mexican or Italian.


Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate is typically made with melted chocolate / drinking chocolate powder, milk, sugar and water. The type of chocolate used is typically a version of dark chocolate, although variations that use white chocolate or milk chocolate are common as well. The quality of chocolate affects the final Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate; better quality chocolate results in a richer texture, with a deeper, fuller chocolate taste.

The amount of milk used to make Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate should be enough to give a a smooth texture, without overpowering the chocolate. Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate differs from Chocolate Milk and Milo by having less milk / milk powder and sugar, with more chocolate, resulting in a much more concentrated chocolate taste.

In Singapore, Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate isn't a street food, rather, it is typically sold in mid-range cafes / bistros. There are very few stalls that specialize in proper Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate, with many stalls simply using instant / powdered versions. These types of Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate typically have a thin texture, and a weak chocolate taste.

Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate is typically served in a mug, sprinkled with chocolate powder, cinnamon powder, chocolate syrup / sauce, or whipped cream. Other times, stalls may infuse the Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate with additional flavours, including Cinnamon, Vanilla, Ginger, Orange, Mint or Chili. Cold versions of Hot Chocolate are simply known as Iced Chocolate, and the preparation methods remain the same, with the addition of ice.


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I personally prefer my Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate to be slightly thick, with a rich chocolate taste. Warm and satisfying, especially on cold days!

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Hot Chocolate / Drinking Chocolate in Singapore.


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Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar
@ Esplanade 8 Raffles Avenue #01-06
Opening Hours: 12pm - 10.30pm Sun - Thu, 12pm - 11.30pm Fri - Sat

@ VivoCity 1 HarbourFront Walk #01-116
Opening Hours: 10am - 9.30pm Sun - Thu, 10am - 11pm Fri - Sat

@ I12 Katong 112 East Coast Road #01-05
Opening Hours: 9am - 12am Sun - Thu, 11am - 3pm Fri - Sat








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Cafe Cartel
@ Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road #01-32
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11.45pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 11.45pm Sat - Sun

@ 907 East Coast Road #01-02
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11.30pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 11.30pm Sat - Sun

@ Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-208
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ IMM 2 Jurong East Street 21 #01-19
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 11pm Sat - Sun

@ Yishun Ten 51 Yishun Central 1 #01-04
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 11pm Sat - Sun

@ NEX 23 Serangoon Central #B1-41
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 11.30pm Sat - Sun

@ I12 Katong 112 East Coast Road #02-07
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 11.30pm Sat - Sun




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Cedele (All-Day Dining Restaurants)
@ Parkway Parade 80 Marine Parade Road #B1-83D
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ Wheelock Place 501 Orchard Road #03-14
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily

@ 4 Maju Avenue
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm Daily

@ Takashimaya 391 Orchard Road #B1-37
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily

@ The Rail Mall 398 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Opening Hours: 10am - 9.30pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 9.30pm Sat - Sun

@ Raffles City 252 North Bridge Road #B1-01
Opening Hours: 11am - 10.30pm Daily

@ Great World City 1 Kim Seng Promenade #01-01
Opening Hours: 9am - 10pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 10pm Sat - Sun

@ Marina Bay Link Mall 8A Marina Boulevard #B2-07
Opening Hours: 8am - 9pm Mon - Fri, 11am - 6pm Sat, Closed Sun

@ Greenwich V 1 Seletar Road #02-14
Opening Hours: 10am - 9.30pm Mon - Fri, 8am - 9.30pm Sat - Sun





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