How's this for refreshing? Pair your Teazzle sparkling ice tea with your favourite hawker meal...
If there’s one thing we love about Singapore, it’s the awesome hawker fare that’s available virtually anywhere. From steaming bowls of laksa to heaping plates of chicken rice, there’s something comforting and indulgent about eating your favourite hawker dish. Almost everyone’s got strong feelings on which hawker stall offers the best rendition of their favourite local dish….
But the one thing everyone will agree on is this: hawker food tastes best when paired with a refreshing drink. Nothing cuts through rich flavours better than something cold and fizzy. Enter Teazzle, Pokka’s latest sparkling iced tea. It’s made from real fruit juice and brewed tea! And the best part? It contains less sugar than your average soft drink.
Wondering which dishes you should have with your ice cold Teazzle? It depends on the flavour you choose. Teazzle currently comes in two refreshing flavours: lemon and peach. If you decide on a dish that’s a tad salty, opt for the lemon for a bite of citrus that’ll cut through anything savoury. It has just the right amount of tang without being too overwhelming. For a palate cleanser, we suggest the peach flavour. Its light, floral undertones will certainly complement any hawker dish.
Nobody wants to feel guilty about hitting the hawker centre: so here’s your cheat day pass: Teazzle sparkling ice tea is Healthier Choice certified by the Health Promotion Board. Teazzle is also made from natural brewed tea and fruit juice, which means less calories! So go on, enjoy your meal with a fizzy drink and don’t think twice about it. You deserve it!
Psst… We spoke to some passionate foodies at the Honeycombers HQ about their favourite hawker fare to pair with Teazzle (and yes, you can thank us later!)
“Hands down, roti prata is one of my favourite dishes. Whether you’re going for the usual with curry on the side, heaped up with egg and onions, or opting for the sweeter, crispier and thinner dessert prata, it’s all fantastic.”
Best paired with: When you’re dipping your fried prata in curry, you’ll need something citrusy to cut through the overwhelming tastes. The lemon flavoured Teazzle has just the right amount of zing to tame down the curry-ness of the sauce.
– Sheralyn Loh, Content Writer
“Penang laksa tastes best when they use fresh ingredients and when the noodles are soft and chewy. I also love when it’s just the right amount of coconut and spices. Don’t forget to add chilli because it heightens the flavours!”
Best paired with: There’s a good reason why you “put the lime in the coconut”. Take cue from this 70’s tune and complement that coconut flavour with lemon Teazzle!
– Santi Ismaja, Sales Manager
“The late and great Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay both have waxed poetic about Hainanese chicken rice, a deceivingly simple dish that packs a lot of flavour. Don’t let the colour of the chicken fool you – that baby has been boiled, steamed, dried and iced and simmered for two hours. But the pièce de résistance is that brown sauce that’s slathered all over the dish. Yum!”
Best paired with: Peach Teazzle is the perfect punchy, attention-grabbing flavour to be paired with an overwhelming spice like ginger. If you want to shock your palate, peach is your best bet!
– Jana Blanco, Creative Services Writer
Fried black carrot cake
“Don’t let the name throw you off – there are no carrots, black or orange in fried carrot cake. This savoury dish consists of radish chunks fried in a sweet, dark sauce; the mix of caramelised bits can’t be beat. Bottom line is: it’s greasy, sinful and absolutely delicious.”
Best paired with: The sweet and savoury fried carrot cake is rich as it is packed with flavour. To wash down that dark soy sauce, you’ll need a more subtle flavour like lemon to cut through the sweetness.
– Nicole Nithiya, Writer
“Raise your hand if you agree that nothing’s more comforting than a plate of steaming coconut rice with something fried and topped with sweet, spicy sambal. If you’re the type of person who can’t decide what to eat, you can have several (usually spicy) ingredients on your plate alongside the requisite fried egg, ikan bilis and peanuts!”
Best paired with: Teazzle’s peach flavoured tea is both flavourful and light enough to complement and extinguish the fire from the sambal. Definitely a must-try!
– Yvonne Poh, Client Services Manager
This article is sponsored by Pokka