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Thunder Tea Rice At VivoCity

“Lei Cha Fan” (擂茶饭) or Thunder Rice Tea. The Chinese have long regarded food as medicine and this Chinese supersalad is the best detox meal if there ever was one. There are a wide variety of specially selected ingredients that includes blanched long beans, cabbage, carrots, four-angled beans, chye sim, celery, chye poh or preserved radish and an almost medicinal green tea broth, which you pour onto the dry ingredients and enjoy. There’s protein from tofu, fried anchovies, peanuts and pounded dried shrimp. Whether taken with brown or white rice, thunder rice tea makes a cheap, hearty, nutritious, fibre-rich meal.

Where is this dish from?
It is from the Chinese migratory Hakka dialect group and is already several hundred years old. Have you ever wondered why it has the Chinese character for thunder, “Lei” in Hakka means to mill or pound. So it is pounded rice tea.

The taste however, is not for everyone. Some find it refreshing while others do not like the bitter or strong herbal notes.

There is all for the origin for Thunder Rice Tea, so where you can find this nice and recommended one in Singapore?

Thunder Tea Rice at Vivocity

Address: #03-01, Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Location: Vivocity

Avg Price/Pax: $5 – $8

How to go?

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