A 2021 Guide To Edible Flowers In Singapore

Cupcakes topped with Edible flowers

Who doesn’t love to munch on extravagant dishes?! Over the past few years, food has developed into an artform that leaves people in awe at the creative possibilities. From Michelin star restaurants to your run-of-the-mill hawker stand, food is something that is expected to constantly evolve to cater to new tastes and trends. The best thing about these gastronomical artistic trends, such as edible flowers, is that you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy an eye-catching plate. 

You can easily incorporate food art into your home cooking with products such as edible flowers and gold leaves. With a little know-how and practice, you’ll be able to compete with some of the fanciest dishes out there! Since our expertises is in flowers, we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the best edible flowers that can take your dish to the next level! 

Before we get started, you can check out this video for a tutorial on how to use edible flowers: 

From chocolate cakes to fruit salads, flower petals can be utilised as a garnish to help you elevate your dish. Despite the recent popularity of this garnishing method, people have been using flowers and leaves as a way to brighten and decorate a dish for centuries. With that quick history lesson out of the way, here are some of the best flowers that taste good and look even better:

A chef adding Edible flowers to their food prep.

Carnations

These beautiful and eye-catching blooms are known for their pastel colours and delicate petals. Carnations are primarily used for wine and desserts due to their slight sweet and sharp taste. For example, they have been the main ingredient for the French liqueur Chartreuse since the 17th century. However, you can take advantage of carnations by plucking a few petals and use them as decorations on your homemade cake! 

Roses

The classic symbol of love; but who knew that roses could be eaten?! With a sweet taste of strawberries and notes of green apples, roses are best used as garnishes for ice cream, cupcakes, and even salads! If you’re planning a get-together with friends and family, you can also pluck and add a few rose petals onto your punch bowl! 

A person using Edible flowers during their baking process.

Hibiscus

This traditional flower that sports a vibrant purple hue is one the best flowers to consume. Whether they’re fresh or dried, the slightly acidic hibiscus petals can be used as a garnish for salads and other savory dishes. Additionally, you can create a delicious and healthy tea from dried hibiscus petals. 

Lilac

Lilacs are visually stunning since they usually grow as a beautiful bunch. In addition to their beauty, their fragrant and slightly bitter taste makes them the perfect complement to dress up boring salads! 

Ice cubes filled with edible flowers.

Violets

These purple blooms are gorgeous in every way and delicious at the same time! With their vibrant colours, violets can be used as a great way to garnish a drink. You can simply pluck a few petals and place them into an ice rack to create beautiful ice cubes that will stun your guests! 

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