Food Anatomy, which sits in the newly-constructed Tanjong Pagar Center, is bound to catch your eye as you leave the station. If you’re a fan of the minimalist aesthetic, the simple, neutral interior would draw you. If you’re a sucker for bright colours and quirky form, their array of spectacularly presented… food cuboids are a real lure.
Photo via Food Anatomy’s Facebook Page
I walked towards the unassuming unit because “Food Anatomy” sounds like it had stuff to teach me. Among their flavours were Nasi Lemak, Seafood Baked Rice, Rice Dumpling and Teriyaki Chicken. Most of the flavours are glocalised but all of them are pretty adventurous, considering how rarely the dishes in original form stand out.
Bacon Potato could also be the potato version of Triple Cheese – mashes of orange and purple sweet potatoes, on top of normal potatoes! For how stuffed it sounds, it was a remarkable balance of sweet and savoury, mainly because of a lipsmacking umami cheese drizzle and duh, bacon.
I ate both flavours simultaneously because I didn’t want to find out that the second flavour would be any less delicious than the first );
Yuzu Salmon Rice sounded more “normal” but I went with the recommendation anyway. So. Good. I could taste the arduous testing that went into formulating each type to achieve a good balance. A cube that packs a punch on its own, even though it’s a slice out of a larger lasagna-like pan.
Prices are actually very reasonable, considering the adventure $2.50 brings you on. It’s more than a hearty nibble if you’re looking for a snack like I was, or you could mix three cubes up for an entire meal’s worth. Imagine that! Laksa Pasta, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Thai Basil Pork Rice for the price of a CBD meal?
In short, I had seriously underestimated the quality of these lookers. It’s tasty AS IT IS ‘grammable. Sure it would be extremely subjective and possibly not everyone’s favourite rendition of each dish, but I can’t wait to try the rest of the flavours anyway.
Food Anatomy‘s two outlets are located at:
73A Ayer Rajah Crescent #01-31
Tanjong Pagar Centre
1 Wallich Street
Singapore 757492 (Outside Tanjong Pagar MRT gantry)
Sat-Sun: 11am-10pm (may close earlier on Sundays)