OPPA Chicken, a Korean fried chicken joint along the busy South Bridge Road, has moved to a new coffee shop stall at Blk 28 Jalan Bukit Merah, behindOn May 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
OPPA Chicken, a Korean fried chicken joint along the busy South Bridge Road, has moved to a new coffee shop stall at Blk 28 Jalan Bukit Merah, behind IKEA shopping mall. Similarly to the first OPPA Chicken Express stall in Ang Mo Kio, opened at the end of November last year, their express concept will include popular menu items such as OPPA One-Bowls at friendly neighborhood prices. They are great for residents nearby who want a quick and affordable fix of Korean fried chicken & other Korean favorites.
OPPA Chicken Express
OPPA Chicken Express offers the cheapest Korean fried chicken meals in Singapore as compared to similar Korean restaurants in shopping malls, particularly now that it is available in a hawker-coffee shop concept.
Probably the first to bring Korean fried chicken into the hawker scene; OPPA Chicken plans on shifting away from the usual café types and expanding into the hawker field instead. Their Korean fried chicken are served hot & fresh together with hearty Korean meals which are suited for fuss free customers on a budget, & for those who do not mind the non-air conditioned environment to unwind from the daily grind.
Their coffee shop stall menu features classic Korean mains and local delights to go with their signature Korean fried chicken. OPPA One- Bowls consists of a wide variety to suit different daily cravings, from classic Korean dishes such as Kimchi Fried Rice, Bibimbap, Japchae Noodles to local favorites like Butter Garlic Fried Rice. All meals are inclusive of fresh salad and their signature OPPA Chicken which you can choose from five mouthwatering flavours (Honey Garlic, Yangnyum, Flaming Yangnyum, Soy Garlic, Original), reasonably and affordably priced at only SGD5.90!
Singapore’s highest gastronomic destination, is proud to be the first restaurant in Singapore to rear its own wagyu cattle at Australia’s premium Wagyu farm Tiana Park, located inOn May 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore’s highest gastronomic destination, is proud to be the first restaurant in Singapore to rear its own wagyu cattle at Australia’s premium Wagyu farm Tiana Park, located in the Riverina region of New South Wales.
Steadfast in its ongoing promise of sourcing and serving only the best ingredients from around the world, Stellar at 1-Altitude is now exclusively serving Tajima Wagyu beef sourced from its own cattle.
“Working directly with the Strong family, who owns the Tajima Farm at Tiana Park, gives us a special insight into what it takes to produce such a premium ingredient, which in turn inspires our culinary approach, ultimately resulting in an elevated gastronomic experience for our diners,” said Executive Chef Christopher Millar.
In Tajima We Trust
Originating from the Hyogo prefecture in Japan and first introduced into Australia in 1991, the Tajima crossbred Wagyu is the most famous of all Wagyu bloodlines. It is fed a specially formulated Japanese diet for a minimum of 400 days and and is described as the highest quality beef in the world, renowned for its sought after tenderness, distinctive marbling and flavour.
Reputed for its remarkable quality, the Tajima crossbred Wagyu recently claimed top honours in the 2017 Wagyu Branded Beef Competition, scoring Gold in the class of Crossbred Wagyu, Bronze for Commercial Wagyu Steak, and was awarded Grand Champion Wagyu Brand by the Australian Wagyu Association.
A Cut Above
In addition to premium cuts such as tenderloin, rib eye and strip loin, diners are now presented the rare opportunity to taste over 20 unique cuts from every part of the Wagyu—such as the tri-tip, oyster blade, intercostal and karubi cuts—transformed through quintessential progressive Australian cooking by Chef Millar.
Start of the a la carte three-course menu (SGD110++ per person) with a Spicy Tajima Wagyu Tartare topped with Japanese rice snow-flake and caper gel; or partake in A Tasting of Specialty Tajima Wagyu Cuts (MS 7-8) that features a distinctively beefy Josper-grilled tri-tip that is balanced with heirloom carrot puree and shimeiji mushrooms; a melt-in-your-mouth chuck rib braised in red wine; and a tender, flavourful oyster blade that’s sous vide and grilled to perfection.
From the six-course Constellations menu (SGD130++ per person), diners can opt for a beautifully marbled Tajima Wagyu oyster blade—blushed in shades of beetroot and truffle—as a prelude to dessert.
For a truly indulgent experience, the Antipodes menu (SGD190++ per person)—a bona de fide reflection of Chef Millar’s Australian heritage, experiences and culinary adventures—puts forth A Flight of Three Cuts of Tajima Wagyu – a seasonal selection of specialty cuts sourced from our own cattle.
1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
In celebration of Mother’s Day, The Summerhouse Dining Room is offering an exclusive kate spade new york inspired Mother’s Day brunch menu this month, in collaboration with KateOn May 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
In celebration of Mother’s Day, The Summerhouse Dining Room is offering an exclusive kate spade new york inspired Mother’s Day brunch menu this month, in collaboration with Kate Spade New York and Poppy Flora & Nature Studio.
The four-course brunch menu is inspired by the fashion brand’s Moroccan-themed Spring 2017 collection that draws inspiration from dusky desert landscapes, the pattern play of candle lit lanterns, rose petals, the sensory overload of the souks and the oasis of calm in the Majorelle gardens. Rich hues such as saffron yellow, bright orange, dusty pink and bold peacock blue compliment richly embroidered styles that are unique and sophisticated.
It is a fitting partnership with The Summerhouse, where busy modern moms can enjoy a idyllic countryside respite; and be pampered by their loved ones on this special occasion. With its overall “nature-inspired, farms to table” menu concept, the Moroccan-forward weekend brunch menu is specially curated by Chef de cuisine, Florian Ridder, showcasing influences from his former tenure at 1-Michelin-star Piment in Hamburg, Germany.
The exclusive Mother’s Day weekend brunch is sold at SGD160++ per pair of tickets, and will feature kate spade new york inspired table decor and florals from Poppy Flora & Nature Studio. Kate Spade New York is also gifting every pair of tickets purchased a special gift and a kate spade new york shopping voucher that will be bundled with a complimentary personalised greeting card, illustrated by Sarah Lim, Founder and Creative Director of Poppy.
3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387
This Mother’s Day, Mitzo gifts Mum with a progressive Cantonese fine-dining meal paired with artisanal cocktails set amidst vibrant décor and plush interiors. Executive Head Chef Nicky NgOn May 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
This Mother’s Day, Mitzo gifts Mum with a progressive Cantonese fine-dining meal paired with artisanal cocktails set amidst vibrant décor and plush interiors. Executive Head Chef Nicky Ng of Mitzo Restaurant & Bar has put together three special menus featuring Mitzo’s signature items in celebration of the first lady in our hearts. From indulgent Bird’s Nest Champagne Brunch to artisanal Dim Sum Hi-Tea and luxurious 6-course Set Menu, Mitzo has you covered.
Bird’s Nest Champagne Brunch (SGD98++ per person)
For mums who prefer to indulge in dainty delights, the Bird’s Nest Champagne Brunch serves unlimited servings of over 40 types of delectable dim sum, Cantonese favourites and a one-time serving of a Supreme Special seafood and bird nest dish such as Steamed bamboo clam with minced garlic in soya, Abalone truffles rice and Braised tofu topped with bird nest in carrot broth. Other highlights on the menu include Poached rice with chicken in superior pork broth and Deep-fried chocolate liqueur dumpling as a delightful sweet treat.
Dim Sum Hi-Tea (SGD48++ per person)
Available only on this Mother’s Day weekend, the artisanal Dim Sum Hi-Tea is perfect for those looking to take a break and pamper themselves after an afternoon of shopping with Mum in the heart of Orchard Road. Nibble on exquisite steamed and fried dim sum served in a three-tier stand of a selection of sweet and savory delights such as Royal shrimp dumpling with sliced truffle, Cheese escargot puff, Black pepper cod fish dumpling and a revitalizing Chilled bird nest shooter.
Luxurious 6-course Set Dinner Menu (SGD128++ per person)
A modern twist to Cantonese fare, the luxurious Mother’s Day 6-course set menu presents a scrumptious selection of seafood and poultry dishes, for a journey of great flavours and textures. Some of the key highlights in the celebratory menu are, the luxurious Braised lobster in 20-year “Shao Xing” wine, Truffle kurobuta pork belly with seasonal greens, Bird’s nest and red dates yoghurt sponge cake that is set to impress every mom’s taste buds.
Mitzo celebrates this special day with a uniquely crafted cocktail as a toast to all moms for their endless love. Sweet and floral, the First Lady cocktail, crafted by esteemed Bar Manager Marco Pignotta pays tribute to the unwavering tender loving care of mothers all around. Every set menu comes with a glass of the cocktail, on the house.
As a salute to all mothers on this special occasion, Mom gets to dine free with every three paying adults.
Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Rd
Fret not if you have yet to plan for a meal to celebrate Mother’s Day! We’ve specially curated a list of places for you to pamper your mumOn May 11, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Fret not if you have yet to plan for a meal to celebrate Mother’s Day! We’ve specially curated a list of places for you to pamper your mum on this special day – whether its enjoying a leisure brunch or having fine Spanish fare, we’ve got it all planned out for you.
Pamper mum with a delectable 4-course brunch menu, comprising a serving of freshly shucked oyster, Idiazabal croquette and lamb tartare, followed by a choice of starters, mains and desserts. Mums will feel exceptionally special when presented with a surprise Chocolate Merlot cake at the end of the meal, with compliments from Botanico.
Delight in starters like the King Crab Salad, a refreshing mix of crispy potatoes and garden herbs dressed with a tangy yuzu sour cream; Smoked Farm Egg featuring a sous vide egg smoked in an Inka grill oven, complemented with a baked celeriac foam, laces of Ibérico ham and black trumpets; or Pasta All’uovo, an interlace of flat, thin ribbons of tagliatelle pasta and tender cuttlefish, topped with a smoked egg yolk to be enveloped all together with a savoury Idiazabel cheese and squid ink sauce.
Two themed cocktails have been specially concocted for Mother’s Day. Inspired by classic gifts to express love and gratitude, Chocolate N’ Roses is a blended cocktail of vodka, rose syrup, chocolate sauce and milk, garnished with chocolate-coated strawberries. Perfect for a sunny afternoon in the gardens, Watermelon Cooler is a thirst-quenching mélange of gin and watermelon juice with muddled raspberries and mint leaves.
The 4-Course Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Set Menu is available on 14th May, 11.30am to 3.00pm
Botanico at The Garage
50 Cluny Park Road (Level 2)
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Mum knows best and deserves only the best. What better way than to pamper the queen of our hearts than with a Spanish gastronomical indulgence all week long at UNA, housed within a conserved heritage bungalow amidst lush verdant greenery. Plan a family dinner in honour of mum and dine in elegant colonial interiors or al fresco in the gardens under the starry sky or enchanting fairy-lit canopy, while relishing the robust and wholesome flavours of multi-regional Spanish fare.
Enjoy a specially crafted 3-course dinner set menu, featuring a choice of savoury starters such as the “Croquetas De Setas”, a creamy mushroom béchamel crusted with breadcrumbs; “Pimientos de Padrón”, chargrilled Padrón peppers simply seasoned with sea salt and extra virgin olive oil; and “Pulpo A La Parilla Con Papas Arrugadas Y Mojo”, smoky grilled octopus accompanied with roasted new and purple potatoes, a mojo verde coriander sauce, as well as an almonds and sherry vinegar sauce.
Select from hearty mains like the “Panceta Ibérica Con Encurtidos Y Crema De Calabaza”, an irresistible dish of braised pork belly with pickled parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes and pearl onions, drizzled with pumpkin cream and pork jus; “Pollo Al Ast”, whole roasted grain-fed poulét stuffed with thyme and garlic, served with chargrilled Padrón peppers, deep-fried potatoes, roasted whole garlic and chicken jus; or UNA’s signature “Paella De Marisco”, saffron bomba rice cooked with fresh prawns, clams, mussels and chicken in a cast iron skillet.
Satiate sweet cravings with the perennial favourite, “Churros Con Chocolate Y Café”, a delightful dessert of crispy churros dusted with cinnamon and sugar, complemented with dark chocolate sauce and coffee-infused foam. As a special treat, mothers dine for free with every two paying diners.
1 Rochester Park
3) The Disgruntled Brasserie
Located within The Club at Ann Siang Hill, The Disgruntled Brasserie is the sister outlet of the acclaimed The Disgruntled Chef at Dempsey. Unlike its fine dining counterpart, The Disgruntled Brasserie is a modern European brasserie with a relaxed environment, though the food philosophy stays true to the concept of large plates and small plates. On 13 and 14 May 2017, enjoy a 5-course Weekend Brunch Set priced at $48++ per person. One Mom will enjoy the brunch for free, with every three brunch sets ordered. The menu consists of four signature small plates, a choice of large plate, and a choice of dessert. Expect signature dishes such as the Gruyere Cheese Souffle, Boston Lobster Bisque, Pan Roasted Barramundi and “Bailey’s” Creme Caramel. For an additional $38++ per person, diners can also enjoy a free-flow prosecco, wines, beers and spirits.
Last but not least, Moms will receive a gift of NARS “Mini Velvet Lip Glide in Le Palace”, and a NARS “MakeupYour Mind” Complimentary Makeup Service Voucher.
The Disgruntled Brasserie
The Club, 28 Ann Siang Rd
SPRMRKT is the place to be at this Mother’s Day.
Exclusively for the Mother’s Day weekend, Beverly’s Blooms will transform the bar at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar into a floral pop-up. Shower mum with extra love and attention by spending a leisurely afternoon with her, customising a bespoke bouquet together. For those who prefer Beverly’s personal touch, ready made bouquets are also available for pre-order or purchase from the pop-up bouquet bar.
Mums rejoice as they take the day off and head out for a memorable family day at SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) or SPRMRKT Daily. Radiating from the inside and out, mums deserve a special, freshly blended wellness smoothie made with nutritional ingredients such as soy milk, blueberries, lemon juice, thyme, chia seeds, banana and honey; with compliments with a minimum spend.
Huddle family members and cuddle mum to snap and print a photo using the Canon printers available at SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) and SPRMRKT Daily. Post a photo of the printout on social media and tag #SPRMRKTxCanonSG to receive a complimentary wellness smoothie.
Continue the celebrations at home with an exquisite “Fleur” Mother’s Day cake featuring a light elderflower honey sponge layered with strawberries compote and white chocolate chantilly, with a crunchy praline feuilletine base. Taking centrestage is a delicate raindrop elderflower jelly that tops the cake, surrounded by an alluring garden of fresh berries and edible pressed flowers. For pre-order and collection at SPRMRKT Daily.
Go beyond the usual and surprise mum with a gesture of love from a thoughtfully curated retail selection of local and regional brands at SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) and SPRMRKT Daily, ranging from artisanal, natural food and beauty products, to household items for the domestic goddess and design-related merchandise.
2 McCallum St, Singapore 069043
Forbes Five-star resort Capella Singapore, together with Fine Dining Lovers by leading still mineral water Acqua Panna and sparkling mineral water S.Pellegrino, is excited to host two Michelin-starredOn May 10, 2017 / By Nookmag
Forbes Five-star resort Capella Singapore, together with Fine Dining Lovers by leading still mineral water Acqua Panna and sparkling mineral water S.Pellegrino, is excited to host two Michelin-starred Chef Jungsik Yim on his first culinary visit to Singapore on 19 and 20 May. Only in town for two days, Chef Yim will present his “New Korean Cuisine” with two five-course dinners at the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Cassia.
“Capella Singapore is dedicated to bringing some of the finest epicurean experiences around the world to our well-travelled diners. We are honoured to be able to work with culinary change-maker, Chef Jungsik Yim on his first visit to Singapore. Together with our premium partners, Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, Cassia looks forward to introducing his cuisine to our diners on 19 and 20 May,” said Dennis Laubenstein, Director of Food and Beverage of Capella Singapore.
As ambassadors of fine taste around the world, Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino are bridging the best of the best in the culinary world and encouraging the fine enjoyment of water, wine and cuisine as part of its ‘Fine Dining Lovers Guest Chef Series’. Finedininglovers.com by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna is the globally renowned virtual platform and one-stop destination dedicated to exploring the finest taste and culinary culture from around the world.
Two Michelin-starred Chef Jungsik Yim
Korean-born Chef Yim made his culinary debut during his army days, where he was made a personal chef to his commanding officer. The experience inspired Chef Yim to go into professional cooking at Culinary Institute of America in New York. He continued to hone his skills in leading New York restaurants, Aquavit and Bouley before relocating to Spain in 2007. During his time there, he apprenticed at winning restaurants including the two Michelin-starred Zuberoa and the three Michelin-starred Akelarre before moving back home in 2009.
Chef Yim’s first restaurant in Seoul, Jungsik, broke gastronomic boundaries by being the first to introduce modern interpretations to the traditional Korean cuisine. He modifies elements such as temperature and texture to recreate the classic Korean dishes.
Jungsik’s remarkable culinary creativity has earned him several international accolades, including the one-and two-Michelin star ratings in both his restaurants in Seoul and New York, as well as ranking top in Korea on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, for four consecutive years. His contribution to Korea’s fine dining scene also includes lending his experience to young rising chefs as a chef-judge of S.Pellegrino Young Chef Northeast Asia in both 2015 and 2016.
New Korean Cuisine: Korean dishes prepared in modern style at Cassia
His first Singapore visit marks a precious opportunity for food connoisseurs to savour his innovative Korean delicacies exclusively at Cassia.
Alongside Cassia’s Executive Chinese Chef Lee Hiu Ngai on 19 and 20 May, Chef Yim will present a five-course dinner menu featuring his signature dishes such as oysters breaded with squid ink and truffle-flavoured beef tenderloin wrapped with seaweed. Other creative specialities include braised abalone with seaweed-anchovy dressing, charcoal-grilled branzino served with aged kimchi, as well as a Mexican-inspired corn-based dessert with caramelised pecan and cayenne pepper.
Chef Yim’s special menu will be available for two nights only at Cassia from 6:30pm to 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday. With a maximum of 60 persons each evening, the menu will be priced at SGD190++ per person or SGD325++ with wine pairing.
This May, McDonald’s introduces the Chili Lime Fish Burger and Chicken BLT Burger, offering more variety at a great value for our loyal customers. Chicken BLT BurgerOn May 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
This May, McDonald’s introduces the Chili Lime Fish Burger and Chicken BLT Burger, offering more variety at a great value for our loyal customers.
Chicken BLT Burger
The new Chicken BLT is McDonald’s take on the classic BLT sandwich: crispy chicken bacon, a slice of tomato, a bed of romaine lettuce, McChicken sauce, and a chicken patty, all layered in between toasted sesame buns – but with an added touch of savoury and sweet along with a delightful combination of crunch and juiciness.
Chili Lime Fish Burger
Pamper your taste buds with an irresistible mix of tangy, spicy, and savoury flavours with the new Chili Lime Fish Burger: a fish filet topped with romaine lettuce and spicy Kaffir Lime flavoured mayo atop half a slice of cheese, in between tender steamed buns.
McDonald’s $5 Extra Value Meals
Chili Lime Fish Burger and Chicken BLT Burger add to McDonald’s variety of SGD5 Extra Value Meals, each of which is served with French Fries (M) and Coca-Cola (S). The new burgers will also be available a la carte at SGD3 each.
Also on McDonald’s SGD5 menu are Extra Value Meals with McDouble, McChicken, Veggie Crunch and Filet-O-Fish.
Customers can opt to swap French Fries for a Corn Cup at no extra charge, or top up SGD1.20 to change their side to a Garden Side Salad if they want a more balanced option. The Garden Side Salad features whole leaf lettuce, red and white cabbage, crunchy carrots, corn kernels and tomatoes, served with a delicious Japanese dressing.
The results are out, and Prima Taste Laksa Wholegrain LaMian is the only wholegrain noodle to win the coveted top spot on The Ramen Rater Top 10 InstantOn April 29, 2017 / By Nookmag
The results are out, and Prima Taste Laksa Wholegrain LaMian is the only wholegrain noodle to win the coveted top spot on The Ramen Rater Top 10 Instant Noodles 2017 list, two years in a row.
For the second year running, Prima Taste did Singapore proud as its Laksa Wholegrain LaMian topped the list of world’s best instant noodles by the US blog The Ramen Rater . Prima Taste Curry Wholegrain LaMain was also ranked sixth on the list by the blog, out of over 400 instant noodles that were tasted. An astounding accomplishment in the world of instant noodles, these are the only wholegrain noodles to have made the top 10 list since it was launched in 2011.
The Singapore brand has once again debunked the myth that healthy food does not taste good, and good-tasting food is bad for your health, as its Wholegrain LaMian are the only wholegrain products to have ever made it on this widely watched list. With this ethos in mind, Prima Taste develops its products to be nutritious without compromising on the eating quality.
“[Prima Taste] Laksa and Curry LaMian varieties were unlike anything I’d tried before,” says ,” says Hans Lienesch, the instant noodle specialist behind the 15-year-old Ramen Rater blog, in an interview with BBC.com.
“(They contain) thick and chewy noodles as well as huge sachets of paste and coconut powder. I remember talking to some people in the industry and telling them to get some to try – that this stuff was a real game-changer.”
The Prima Taste Wholegrain Edge
Prima Taste’s Wholegrain LaMian is the first wholegrain instant noodle in Singapore substituting 51 per cent of the white flour in the noodles with Prima’s own proprietary Superfine Wholegrain Flour.
Leveraging on Prima Group’s flour milling expertise, the company developed a superfine-version of wholegrain flour. Due to the extremely fine granulation of wholegrain flour, Prima Taste was able to substitute the majority of the white flour in the noodles with wholegrain flour into the LaMian noodles, without compromising on the texture.
“We are heartened to once again be rated number one by The Ramen Rater, an authority on delicious instant noodles for over a decade,” says Eric Sim, General Manager of Prima Taste.
“We are affirmed in our continued efforts in creating healthy yet great tasting products. Like an athlete training for years to reach the dream of attaining an Olympics medal, Prima Taste has been working effortlessly to reach this supreme achievement for our Wholegrain LaMian.”
Despite the high composition of wholegrain flour, the noodles do not have that coarse, grainy texture typically associated with wholegrain products. In fact, the texture of Prima Taste Wholegrain LaMian noodles is very close to – if not indistinguishable from the same noodles made from white flour.
Unlike most instant noodles, Prima Taste LaMian are steamed and air-dried, making the noodles healthier as there is no added oil. The steaming process, coupled with the use of customised premium quality flour, gives the original Prima Taste LaMian and Wholegrain LaMian noodles a smooth and springy texture, almost like that of fresh, hand-pulled noodles.
Thailand is renowned for its exotic and flavourful cuisines, from tom yam soup to a variety of curries and pineapple rice. Given the use of different spices thatOn April 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
Thailand is renowned for its exotic and flavourful cuisines, from tom yam soup to a variety of curries and pineapple rice. Given the use of different spices that give Thai cuisine its rich flavours, whipping up a Thai feast takes much time and effort. With Dancing Chef™ pastes, you can take the hassle out of the cooking process and easily prepare authentic and delicious Thai classics in the comfort of your own home! Dancing Chef™ pastes contain no MSG, preservatives or artificial colouring, making them a natural ingredient for your home cooked meals.
Dancing Chef™ Essence of Thailand
In addition to using it for soup, the spicy and sour Tom Yam Paste can be used for frying bee hoon, as a sauce when steaming meats and seafood, and also makes a great marinade for grilling. Whip up a classic dish with simple ingredients such as rice, fried shallots and the Pineapple Rice Paste, which is made with real pineapples. Savour Thai curry favourites with the Red, Yellow or Green Curry Paste, which marries well with poultry, fish and vegetables. Finally, the versatile Thai Seafood Sauce can be used to make Thai otah and Thai fishcakes.
Authentic Thai recipes within 15 minutes
Pineapple Fried Rice
Dancing Chef Pineapple Rice Paste: 1 packet
Cooking Oil: 2 tablespoons
Prawn and Chicken (diced): 200g
Onions (sliced): 1 piece
Cooked Rice (cooled): 550g
Pineapple (diced): 50g
Optional: Fry 1 egg into omelettes, slice into thin slices and garnish before serving.
Tips: For good result, use firm rice, preferably overnight rice.
Savoury Minced Pork with Lettuce Cups
Dancing Chef Red Curry Paste : 1 packet
Cooking Oil: 1 tablespoon
Lean Minced Pork: 500g
Fresh Lettuce: 200-250g
Fresh Coriander (finely chopped): 3 tablespoons
Fresh Basil Leaves: 10 leaves
Fresh Red Chilli (sliced): 1 piece
For the month of April, purchase any three packets of Dancing Chef™ pastes at just SGD7.45 (UP: SGD2.85/pack)
The arrival of Spring in Europe marks the beginning of the White Asparagus season. Hailed as the “King of Vegetables” by Bavarians, diners can celebrate the annual SpargelfestOn April 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
The arrival of Spring in Europe marks the beginning of the White Asparagus season. Hailed as the “King of Vegetables” by Bavarians, diners can celebrate the annual Spargelfest (asparagus festival) at Brez’n, one of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants.
Prepared using classic recipes by Executive Chef Dominik Österreicher, the white asparagus menu selection kicks off with the Spargelcremesuppe (asparagus soup). This authentic and rustic soup is topped with thinly sliced ham and perfect with a warm, freshly baked pretzel roll at SGD12.50++.
Meat fiends will be enticed by another scrumptious highlight in this Spargelmenu – the Spargel mit Rinderfilet (asparagus with beef tenderloin). The buttery white asparagus and homemade hollandaise sauce is complemented by the juicy grilled tenderloin. Available at SGD42++.
Slightly lighter option is the Spargel klassisch (asparagus with sliced ham). A bundle of the ivory spears is paired with home-made hollandaise sauce, served with a side of sautéed parsley potatoes and thinly sliced Black Forest ham. Available at SGD28++.
Apart from beef, salmon is also a perfect partner for the artisanal produce. The Spargel mit Lachssteak features a tender grilled salmon steak served alongside the white asparagus. Available at SGD32++.
A classic Bavarian fare is never complete without Brez’n’s signature sharing platter, the Spargelplatter. Perfect for sharing for up to three, the generous sharing platter is served with grilled beef tenderloin, thinly sliced leg ham and Black Forest ham, and the star of the season, the spring delicacy – the white asparagus. Available at SGD68++.
491 River Valley Road, Valley Point
Asahi Super Dry was developed in 1987 based on a survey of some 5,000 beer drinkers in Tokyo and Osaka, when the company decided to challenge a widely-heldOn April 24, 2017 / By Nookmag
Asahi Super Dry was developed in 1987 based on a survey of some 5,000 beer drinkers in Tokyo and Osaka, when the company decided to challenge a widely-held assumption that drinkers could not appreciate subtle flavours, or even differentiate one beer from another. As a result, the first Karakuchi “Dry Flavour” draft beer was born – delivering a clean, crisp and refreshing brew without the bitter aftertaste.
It was a prodigious discovery that became a watershed in the history of Japanese beers. Asahi Super Dry has sold over 100 million cases annually for over 25 years and can now be found in 50 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, covering all major cities.
“The magnitude of Asahi Super Dry’s achievement in 30 years is nothing short of a phenomenal global success. Together with our business partner 7-Eleven, we are commemorating this occasion with the limited edition Clear Asahi Sakura. The Clear Asahi product line is a cousin to the Asahi Super Dry family, which is better known for the Super Dry Lager and Super Dry Black Lager,” said Mr. Jimmy Toh, General Manager of Carlsberg Singapore.
The uniqueness of the Clear line lies in the aftertaste wherein each brew ends with a distinct taste note. Clear Asahi Sakura, inspired by the season of spring, starts off with a pleasantly refreshing light aroma – just as spring brings about refreshing light colours. Its end note leaves a mild hoppy finish for discerning beer lovers to reminisce a passing winter, when care and cultivation for hops is an arduous task.
Clear Asahi Sakura is now available from SGD4.80 per 350ml can in approximately 300 7-Eleven stores island wide. Subject to GST and prevailing in-store promotions.
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To enter, SMS ASAHI<space>Name<space>NRIC<space>receipt number<space>7Eleven to 9010 2322
Things continue to blaze for FYR, the city’s top carnivore restaurant and home of the definitive “pre-historic” Caveman Supper. Following the success of its recent second birthday CavemanOn April 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
Things continue to blaze for FYR, the city’s top carnivore restaurant and home of the definitive “pre-historic” Caveman Supper. Following the success of its recent second birthday Caveman Cookout Brunch celebration, the restaurant now makes its corner of the CBD the place to be on a Sunday afternoon, with the launch of the regular fortnightly Sunday Caveman Cookout Brunch from today.
Open to carnivores and families alike from 12pm onwards, expect to tuck into tender, juicy meats with primal, hands-on glee, as FYR puts on a delicious spread of prime meats, including a whole suckling pig on the spit, beef steaks, lamb, bratwursts, chicken and more, alongside fresh seafood and assorted vegetable skewers. On the side are nine different home-made sauces, including favourites like mushroom, pepper, belachan and chilli coulis. Diners can choose to pay for each item (from SGD6 per meat / from SGD2 per seafood skewer / from SGD3 per sausage / from SGD2 per vegetable skewer).
The chefs are also happy to put together the restaurant’s signature Caveman Platter (for min. 2 people at SGD60 per platter), which will consist of choice cuts like suckling pig, beef short ribs, lamb ribs, pork ribs, chicken thigh and pork collar.
Complementing the array of food will be ice cold Beer Buckets (of five bottles Budweiser or San Miguel Light at SGD32 per bucket), draught beers at SGD11-13 per pint and the refreshing signature Caveman Grog, frozen or on the rocks.
Adding to the festive atmosphere is live music by a jazz band The Pocket Watchers and popular spinner DJ Adam Sky to rev up the afternoon. Kids will have their own fun with face painting, “cave” drawings, caveman dress-up and more for an exciting afternoon. They will have their own menu of goodies, including fish & chips, mini sliders and Bam Bam Slushie (SGD12 per jug / SGD6 per glass).
FYR’s Caveman Cookout Brunch gets its heat on every Sunday from now at 12pm.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc
19 Boon Tat Street
Salon de Royal Kyoto, a chocolatier café in Kyoto, will set foot for the first time overseas, and they have chosen Singapore as their first step. As anOn April 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
Salon de Royal Kyoto, a chocolatier café in Kyoto, will set foot for the first time overseas, and they have chosen Singapore as their first step. As an age-old chocolate house from the early Showa period, the café prides itself on its long history and tradition of making Japanese chocolate. What sets Salon de Royal’s chocolates apart is how they shine like jewels, and giving them a luxurious feel.
From now till the end of May 2017, Salon de Royal Kyoto’s chocolates and sweets will be made available to the public as a pop-up shop at Japan Food Town, level 4 of Wisma Atria.
“Salon de Royal Kyoto is well received among the locals here in Japan. We want more people, not just Japanese, to have a taste of what high quality chocolates made with time-old Japanese techniques taste like,” says CEO Ms. Machiko Maeuchi. The café in Kyoto sits next to a river. The quaint traditional atmosphere and modern stylishness blend together to create a unique space that welcomes guests from all over the world.
On 18 April, Tuesday, Chef Hiroyuki Emori, who is Salon de Royal Kyoto’s official advisor, graced the opening event in Singapore. This event was open to media and invited guests only, with a special ice-cream show – a unique dessert demonstration done for the first time ever. Chef Emori studied under the direct mentorship of Franck Fresson, award-winning Meilleur Ouvrier de France, in Pâtisserie FRESSON in France, and has won many awards at global tournaments, giving him worldwide recognition.
The public also watched similar demonstrations by Chef Emori on 19 April. Joining him were five other patissiers from the café in Kyoto to show off their chocolate-making skills that embody the pride of Salon de Royal Kyoto.
While Chef Emori will return to Japan after 19 April, the five patissiers will stay on for the entire promotional period to give demonstrations to the public at five different timings every day until the end of May. Viewers will get to see the techniques that go into making these popular Japanese chocolates known for their beautiful coatings, and even get to taste them for free.
Chocolates only available at the café in Kyoto will be on sale. One of the highlights of this campaign is a limited edition ice cream created especially for Singapore – a pecan nut flavoured ice cream with a hint of Kinako (soybean powder), all packed into a Monaka wafer. The pecan nut is the signature ingredient of Salon de Royal, and they use up to 1/3 of all pecan nuts produced in Japan. Chocolates range from SGD12.00 to SGD200.00.
Chocolates on sale:
– A pecan nut flavoured ice cream with a hint of Kinako (soybean powder), all packed into a Monaka wafer.
– The chocolate bon bon, often referred to as the king of chocolate. It is packed in traditional “Japanese lacquer” craft boxes or served in Matcha bowls.
– Salon de Royal Kyoto café’s most popular chocolate, the pecan nut chocolate, and other variations of the chocolate with flavours like Matcha, Caramel, Coco, Sesame, Strawberry and more.
Grain Traders at 100AM is excited to launch a whole new breakfast menu to #MakeMorningsRight, starting from now, 19th April onwards. Take your pick from: 1/ Mix-Your-Breakfast — SGD12 Base: Spinach &On April 19, 2017 / By Nookmag
Grain Traders at 100AM is excited to launch a whole new breakfast menu to #MakeMorningsRight, starting from now, 19th April onwards. Take your pick from:
1/ Mix-Your-Breakfast — SGD12
Base: Spinach & Kale mix, Polenta Cakes, Sauteed Quinoa, Sourdough Bread (2 slices) — extra serving for SGD2
Eggs: Potato Frittata, 2 Soft-boiled Eggs, or 2 Scrambled Eggs — extra serving for SGD2.50
Proteins: Bacon, Chicken Breast, Cured Salmon, Marinated Tuna, Homemade Ricotta — extra serving for SGD3
Hot & Cold Veggies (choice of any 2): Mashed Avocado, Fresh Tomato, Caramelised Onion, Mixed Bean Pico de Gallo, Cucumber Pickles, Mushrooms, Roasted Tomatoes — extra serving for SGD2
2/ Breakfast Cups — SGD7.50
– Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding with berries
– Greek Yoghurt with acai, mango, banana, and passionfruit
Both served with Homemade Granola
3/ Savoury Muffins (gluten-free) — SGD6.50
– Sweet Potato with ricotta
– Spinach Cheese with cheddar cheese and roasted pepper
Baked in-house with buckwheat flour and quinoa
4/ GT Oatmeal (gluten-, dairy- & sugar-free) — SGD8
Spiced Coconut Oatmeal served with seasonal fruits like mangoes and berries
Choice of either Honey or Gula Melaka Syrup
Tras St, Singapore 079027
Come April, Maggie Joan’s is delighted to reveal its latest Kitchen Takeover with Chef Taku Sekine of award-winning restaurant Dersou for a two-day culinary affair. Tucked neatly inOn April 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
Tucked neatly in a back alley, away from the busy, historic streets of Bastille is Dersou, where Chef Taku hangs daily-changing menus by the nondescript restaurant front. Like Dersou, the humble 36-year-old Japanese national is unsuspecting, but holds a decorated list of restaurant he cut his teeth at: Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo, Alain Ducasse Au Palaza Athénée and Saturne, to name a few.
A joint venture with cocktail bartender Amaury Guyot, Dersou was created in 2014 as a pioneer to cocktail and food pairing. Serving a cuisine built on Japanese and French dishes with the freshest, local ingredients paired with deftly-crafted cocktails, Dersou was a challenge that quickly caught became recognised as a strong culinary potential.
Dersou won Best New Opening of 2016 from Omnivore Food Festival and soon after, clinched the prestigious Best Restaurant of the Year from Le Fooding Guide.
At Maggie Joan’s Chef Taku presents a four-course lunch, and a six-course dinner menu based on fresh produce found in Singapore and Malaysia. Expect white asparagus tempura with aioli and lemon endive, smoked chicken tsukune, and brown butter broths using a mix of Western and Asian ingredients.
“I have never been to Singapore, but I hope we can serve interesting or different dishes with local ingredients to excite palates here,” he said.
The menu is available for pre-order on Chope at SGD65++ per person for a four- course lunch (21st April only) comprising of two starters, one main course followed by a dessert, and a six-course dinner (21st and 22nd April) at SGD100++ showcasing an appetiser, two starters, two mains and finishing off with a dessert.
110 Amoy St
This 16th April, Montreux Jazz Café’s regular Sunday Brunch takes on an Easter spin, with the introduction of seasonal festivities that entertains the whole family. Orchard’s premier entertainment and dining destination’s Easter Sunday Brunch elevates itsOn April 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
This 16th April, Montreux Jazz Café’s regular Sunday Brunch takes on an Easter spin, with the introduction of seasonal festivities that entertains the whole family.
Orchard’s premier entertainment and dining destination’s Easter Sunday Brunch elevates its Sunday brunch experience with an Easter-themed dedicated kids’ programme, with professionally-trained children entertainers at the helm. The kids will be fully entertained with a host of Easter-themed games and activities including Egg painting, and can even anticipate an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself.
In addition to the full kids’ menu, the little ones are also treated to a personalised, Valrhona Easter Chocolate Egg* complete with their name handcrafted by Montreux Jazz Café’s Pastry Chef Jerome Au, as a special keepsake from the event.
As the kids play, adults are invited to unwind over its appetising brunch fare comprising of a choice of starter, main, and dessert, and sip on free-flow of Champagne, selected wines and spirits, and draft beers against the backdrop of great live music performances.
The Sunday Jazz Brunch affair will be accompanied with the Raclette Cheese Live Station, where generous amounts of melted cheese are doused upon the main dishes for a savoury twist, along with a Meat Carving Live Station offering up quality cuts for discerning diners.
The Jazz Brunch Menu will include a diverse selection of dishes to choose from, including healthy starters like the Breakfast Salad and the Portobello Stack, wholesome main course choices such as the Eggs Benedict and the BB King Cheese Burger, and decadent desserts such as the Fluffy Pancake and the Sticky Date Pudding, just to name a few.
The Jazz Brunch goes for SGD98++ per person including free-flow of champagne, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, and SGD78++ per person for those who prefer a non-alcoholic package. The Children Menu, consisting of the soup of the day, a choice of main and dessert, will go for SGD34++.
Montreux Jazz Cafe
10 Claymore Road, #01-02
Pan Pacific Orchard
Come 14 to 16 April, families celebrating Easter are invited to usher in the delightful weekend at the award-winning Capella Singapore. Perfect for a restful break from theOn April 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Come 14 to 16 April, families celebrating Easter are invited to usher in the delightful weekend at the award-winning Capella Singapore. Perfect for a restful break from the bustling city life, the island resort is the epitome of a luxury vacation with personalised service and world-class gastronomic options.
To celebrate this festive season, Capella Singapore is offering an enticing hotel package, Capella Easter from 14 to 16 April 2017 that is designed to be a weekend of family bonding.
From SGD1,000++ per night in its Suite or One-Bedroom Villa, guests will be able to partake in its iconic annual Sunday Easter Brunch2 and enjoy complimentary daily buffet breakfast at The Knolls restaurant for up to two adults and two children. The package also includes a one-time SGD100nett resort credit, applicable for use at Auriga spa or any dining outlets.
Iconic Easter Sunday Brunch
For celebrators looking to bond over a meal can join Capella Singapore at its highly-anticipated Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, 16 April. As a jovial family occasion, diners will be entertained with a bustling marketplace at its Grand Ballroom Foyer filled with upbeat music, live food stations and a generous buffet spread of fresh seafood, gourmet meats and handcrafted desserts and drinks.
The highlight of this exciting event is a live demonstration by Tokyo-based award-winning French guest chef, Olivier Rodriguez who will be presenting diners his revolutionary style of healthy Mediterranean cuisine that is deliciously nutritious. The special guest chef appearance is part of a bigger dining series at the hotel from 14 to 16 April.
The brunch affair will also feature a wide range of children’s activities including a magic show, face and egg painting corners. The event will culminate into one of Singapore’s largest Easter Egg Hunt on the hotel’s sprawling front lawn.
Prices for this thematic brunch, on 16 April, 12:30pm to 3:00pm, start from SGD188++ per adult and SGD78++ per child.
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
This Easter, enjoy the long weekend and bask in the conviviality of an Italian Easter dinner at Zafferano on 15 April. Set against the backdrop of the spectacularOn April 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
This Easter, enjoy the long weekend and bask in the conviviality of an Italian Easter dinner at Zafferano on 15 April.
Set against the backdrop of the spectacular Marina Waterfront, enjoy a sumptuous Easter Table d’hote dinner specially curated by Head Chef Marco Guccio featuring a delectable selections of antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci.
The dinner commences with antipasti options such as a refreshing scallop carpaccio with tomato jelly, sea urchin mayo and Avruga caviar; all-time classic fresh Andria burratina with heirloom tomatoes and basil, drizzled with Sicilian ‘Cutrera’ extra virgin olive oil; wagyu beef carpaccio with Italian wild rocket and grated parmesan cheese; and deep fried calamari, prawns and anchovies.
Primi features a choice of house-made casarecce with fresh tomatoes and seafood, or cannelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta with tomato coulis. For the secondi, indulge in sous-vide rolled lamb shoulder with pumpkin purée and spring vegetables, or pan- fried jumbo prawns with vegetables caponata and aged balsamic.
For a sweet finale to the dinner, relish in a selection of traditional Easter’s sweets and pastries.
Easter Table’Hote Dinner is available on 15th April.
Dinner is priced at SGD88++ per person for 3-course set dinner (anti-pasti, primi or secondi and dolci) and SGD98++ per person for 4 course (anti-pasti, primi, secondi and dolci)
10 Collyer Quay, Level 43
Ocean Financial Centre
The secret is out, cake specialist PrimaDéli has unveiled its new range of cakes with a design within that is only revealed when sliced. Hidden Surprise Cake isOn April 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
The secret is out, cake specialist PrimaDéli has unveiled its new range of cakes with a design within that is only revealed when sliced.
Hidden Surprise Cake is the latest creation by the award-winning bakery chain that reinterprets the latest dessert trends for every Singaporean. The peek-a-boo cake is sure to elevate any occasion like marriage proposals, baby showers and birthdays, with the following hidden messages :
1. Choose from one of three designs
2. Choose from the above list of messages
3. Choose a butter cake base flavour: Original, Strawberry or Pandan
Expertly handcrafted by PrimaDéli’s specialist bakers, the hidden message of the Hidden Surprise Cake is seen when it is cut. Highly Instagrammable, not to mention incredibly delicious, these conversation starters are available in three flavours: Original, Strawberry or Pandan Butter cake bases.
It is the latest in a series of memorable cake designs that reflect the creativity and skills of the PrimaDéli team. The Hidden Surprise Cake is first decorated with individually crafted letters from the inside out, so that when cut into, an extraordinary interior is revealed. The PrimaDéli cake designer first considers the cake’s interior, designing elaborate configurations of cake for a finished product with that elusive “wow” factor. Perfect for impressing loved ones and friends, get ready for a sweet surprise from PrimaDéli.
PrimaDéli Hidden Surprise Cake starts from $85 per kg of cake. Enjoy 20% off from now till 30 April.
The far-and-wide hunt for the perfect Easter Sunday dining destination concludes with a short stroll through plumes of leaves at the charming locale of Fort Canning. Therein residesOn April 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
The far-and-wide hunt for the perfect Easter Sunday dining destination concludes with a short stroll through plumes of leaves at the charming locale of Fort Canning. Therein resides Lewin Terrace, a Japanese-French fusion fine-dining restaurant that hopes to gather family and friends this Easter.
With a festive 4-course lunch and 5-course dinner menu that reinvents iconic Easter traditions, guests can bask in an abundance of daylight or revel in the quaint appeal of a colonial style bungalow bedecked with bands of fairy lights at dusk.
Expect a modern interpretation of the perennial classic, Devilled eggs, elevated by Chef de Cuisine Hiroyuki Shinkai, as he showcases dishes like seabream, grilled lamb and foie gras saute imbued with Japanese-French culinary techniques.
The occasion also hands children their own Easter bounty in the form of a special 3-course kids menu, featuring a specially-crafted Omurice, which they will find to resemble an Easter bunny – all the better to create picture-perfect moments this season.
21 Lewin Terrace