La Takorea, an all-digital restaurant created on the recent reality TV show The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition has become, err reality.
The digital restaurant – which delivers exclusively via GrabFood – was devised by the winning team of contestants together with global food tech company TiffinLabs, and designed around TiNDLE by food tech firm Nex Gen. Much like local startup Karana, TiNDLE is part of a new wave of plant-based meat substitutes (in the case of TiNDLE, it’s chicken) that help to reduce environmental impact.
La Takorea is pretty much a ‘techie’ a creation as you can get – any more similarities and you’d find it on Kickstarter – the concept was developed to fill gaps in the cuisine market using proprietary data on food trends and consumer profiles, using TiNDLE as its primary ingredient and optimised for delivery (there you go).
The numbers dictated that Korean fusion trend was the way forward, and as such, the team created eight Korean-Mexican dishes, such as the Swipe Right TiNDLE Taco and Superlike TiNDLE Bao, featuring grilled TiNDLE, cabbage slaw, gochujang aioli, kimchi, and topped off with nacho cheese.
So is La Takorea as progressive and high tech as it’s made out to be or is it just all filler and no meat? (Figurative pun unintended) No idea, but I guess if you watched the show on TV, there’s no harm in checking out how it actually turned out in real life. La Takorea is available exclusively through delivery partner GrabFood in most areas across Singapore.