For your next party, consider hiring a live laksa station where a delicious bowl of piping hot noodles in creamy laksa gravy is prepared and served by a robot.
According to CNA Lifestyle, the robot noodle station featuring Sophie the Robotic Chef is a new joint creation by local catering company Orange Clove and a local engineering company. It was unveiled at a catering showcase held by Singapore’s largest catering group, Neo Group. The event featured new menus from 15 of the group’s catering and lifestyle brands like Orange Clove and Neo Garden.
Customers can hire the automatic noodle-cooking station for small-scale events or large corporate functions. The station can be activated within 3 hours and serve up to 80 bowls an hour. Each bowl takes about 45 seconds to prepare.
How does the robot laksa station work?
Customers choose their noodles and toppings that range from sliced fishcakes to beansprouts. Then place the chosen ingredients into a strainer provided before pressing a button that will prompt the station to start cooking. From this point, the robot starts working on blanching your pick of noodles before placing them in a bowl and adding prawns. Finally, the robot pours a ladleful of the fragrant and creamy laksa gravy. Here, customers can pick up the bowl of yummy laksa and enjoy their meal.
Why create a robot laksa station?
Sally Liew, Neo Group’s executive director, explained that “the noodle station is generally the most popular live station for hire” at catering events. So developing an automatic noodle-cooking station would enable them to be consistent in how their recipes are delivered and how food waste can be better managed with customers’ preferred portions.
How much to hire the robot laksa station?
So far, Neo Group has yet to announce a rental price for the robot noodles station. But there are plans in place to create new dishes and recipes with it.