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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Boozy Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Rum Tasting in Siglap? Yes, you read that correctly. But, not just any rum, it’s Cuban baby!!! Oh yeah, that would be five premier Cuban rum samples accompanied by five delicious Vietnamese food dishes from La Saigon Cafe13th June at 7PM.

Hang around long enough and there might even be a Cuban cigar available.

Just scan below or give Ly and the La Saigon Cafe crew a tinkle and lock yourself if for this event: it’s totally unique to the Eastside and Siglap!!!

rum tasting at la saigon cafe

Here’s what you can expect from this unique boozy foodie experience, blending the rich flavours of Cuban Rum with the most vibrant and fresh Vietnamese cuisine.

  1. Start with Ilha da Madeira Rum, whose bitter-sweetness enhances Tofu Rolls with tangy mango, creamy avocado, and refreshing mint.
  2. Next, savour Peruano Rum, perfectly complementing the smoky bacon, avocado, and beetroot butter toast.
  3. For a decadent treat, pair Ron Perla with rich bone marrow on charcoal, its robust flavour creating an unforgettable experience.
  4. Enjoy Siege Villas Rum with salted fish fried rice, where the rum’s smooth, sweet notes provide a delightful contrast.
  5. Finally, indulge in Ron Cubay 10 with dark chocolate 85%, a luxurious combination that elevates the rum’s complex flavours.

Experience this harmonious fusion of Cuban rum and Vietnamese cuisine, a true delight for your taste buds.

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Get yourself to Siglap and the Eastside Hood for this one-of-a-kind tasting experience. I’ll hopefully see you there!!!

  • Telephone: 97983355
  • Telephone: 85095950
  • eMail: ly@lasaigon.com

Cuban premium rum has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest in the world, and for good reason. The Caribbean island’s fertile soil, tropical climate, and centuries-old traditions of rum-making combine to create a truly exceptional spirit. That all makes perfect sense to me!!!

Also, the sugarcane used in Cuban rum is carefully cultivated and harvested by skilled farmers, ensuring that only the highest quality raw materials are used in the production process.

It seems to me that what sets Cuban premium rum apart is the meticulous attention to detail and the unwavering commitment to tradition. The distillation process, which often involves using copper pot stills, is a time-honoured art form passed down from generation to generation.

The ageing process, too, is a crucial aspect of creating a truly exceptional rum. Cuban premium rums typically age for several years, sometimes even decades, in oak barrels that once held other spirits, like bourbon or sherry. This extended ageing period allows the rum to develop a rich, complex flavour profile, with notes of vanilla, caramel, tropical fruit, and hints of oak and spice.

Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail like a mojito or a Cuba Libre, Cuban premium rum is a true delight, offering a taste of the island’s rich heritage in every sip. SALUD!!!

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