Had an opportunity the other day to attend a food tasting at Sufood, a new Italian-inspired meatless dining concept in Singapore, hailing from Taiwan’s largest restaurant chain operator WOWPRIME in a joint venture with local PUTIEN. Thank you, Yilun (brand executive of PUTIEN) and K.C. (manager of Sufood Raffles City) for hosting us. It was such a wonderful experience trying out my first Vegetarian Italian-inspired meal in a restaurant.
BACKGROUND STORY ON SUFOOD
Founded in 2010, SUFOOD is the first meat-free concept restaurant under WOWPRIME GROUP, the largest F&B operator in Taiwan. Through a joint venture, SUFOOD launched in Singapore for the very first time at Raffles City in May 2014.
The casual 140-seat veggie diner is SUFOOD’s first outlet outside of Taiwan. Focusing on freshness of ingredients and a clean-tasting palate, SUFOOD’s menu features more than 200 ingredients. Set menus are affordable at S$29.80++ for a full eight- course meal.
To commemorate the launch, SUFOOD set a new Guinness World Record® for most pizzas made in 12 hours, achieving a record of 3,574 pizzas. The event raised $12,015.50 with
all proceeds going towards Pink Ribbon Walk, a walk against breast cancer organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation.
SUFOOD is not only inspired by Italian cuisine but also by how it is prepared; though only using basic cooking techniques, Italian cuisine still exudes diverse and rich flavours. SUFOOD thus relies chiefly on the quality of the fresh ingredients to create innovative and delicious meat-free cuisines.
Their manifesto of using the rule of five:
5-colour groups of vegetables & fruits to give you a variety of nutrients
For more information on the menu, you may view it here.
Currently, they have an ongoing 1-for-1 DBS/POSB card promotion for their set meal (S$29.80). However, I can assure you even without the promotion, this place is worth trying! Even the crowd agrees with me! The picture below was taken before the promotion timeframe. The promotion is valid daily from 2pm – 4:30pm (last order at 3pm).
When I go to a restaurant, I usually look out for two things and they are, 1. customer service and 2. food quality & taste.
For SUFOOD, I would give them a thumbs up for both areas because they are excellent in the customer service aspect due to having made their staff go through training in Taiwan previously. From what I understand from Yilun, in Taiwan, service expectations are much higher as compared to Singapore hence, the necessity of receiving training in Taiwan beforehand. You can expect quality customer service here at SUFOOD.
Additionally, besides the impeccable customer service, their food quality and taste is also amazing. My favourites has to be the Star Pizza and Baked Potato Al Fungi. I am drooling just looking at the pictures again. I find that at only S$29.80, this 8-course set meal is truly value for money. A plate of vegetarian meal in the hawkers would probably cost S$4 and you must take into consideration that the S$4 comes with no customer service nor a great ambience for you to enjoy with your love ones while Sufood is a wonderful place for you to have a great and nutritious meal with your family at a very small cost. To me, I would rather spend a couple more dollars to have the food served to me, and also have a cosy setting to enjoy my meal.
Here are pictures of our CUSTOMISED 8-course set meal. At Sufood, you can choose each course from their wide selection.
Rosemary Breadsticks (Choice of Mustard/Blueberry Dip) – MY FAVOURITE!
SUFOOD signature cider – which cleanses your palate
Cabbage and Sweet Potato Stew – which was so delicious and nutritious I had to get a second bowl!
Mushroom and Pea Pottage
Baked Potato Al Fungi – Another of my favourites! Truly enjoyed every bit of it.
Star Pizza – This looks super cute and its so delicious too!
Yuzu Chamomile Tea & Vanilla Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate
Sesame Panna Cotta & The Ashitaba
Thank you so much for the invite again. I will definitely return to try out the other dishes!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-19, Singapore 179103
Tel: 6333 5338
Lunch: 1130am – 430pm (last order at 3pm)
Dinner: 530pm – 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)