Visual designer Nat Andrea Ng is a soft-spoken, tattooed and pierced reminder that every well-oiled machine is made up of countless cogs. Not everyone in the food and beverage industry may handle comestibles directly; nevertheless, each has his or her role to play. Ng, for one, creates easily recognisable, retro marketing materials for F&B establishments.
"Retro is right," she says with regards to her signature style. "A lot of my influence comes from old packaging, posters and stamps. I think what sets me apart is the fact that I make many things by hand, which lends a different quality to my work."
Despite being an unfussy diner, Ng still has her favourites when it comes to eating and drinking locally. "My suggestions might seem like a plug of sorts, but I hope that's okay!" she admits honestly. "Many of my design clients are also places that I frequent."
My order from here is pretty simple and straight-forward: the Dáo Fu Fah with ginger or chrysanthemum syrup. Dáo usually serves their soy bean pudding warm, but I keep mine in the fridge first, as I like it cold. They recently released a new green tea range in collaboration with Oh Cha Matcha, so now they have matcha, hojicha and genmaicha products.
As seen in: 6 Soy Speciality Cafés