The “Nasi Lemak” Burger took Singapore by storm when it was launched on 13 July. Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the “Nasi Lemak” Burger attracted customers notOn July 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
The “Nasi Lemak” Burger took Singapore by storm when it was launched on 13 July. Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the “Nasi Lemak” Burger attracted customers not only in Singapore but also across the border, and even made its way to the number one spot on Twitter’s trending topics list during the week of its launch. Now, less than two weeks after the launch, the “Nasi Lemak” burger, along with McDonald’s other locally-inspired menu items such as the Chendol McFlurry and Bandung McFizz are sold out islandwide.
“Singaporeans’ overwhelming support for our “Nasi Lemak” Burger and other locally-inspired menu offerings have far exceeded our wildest imagination. We are both heartened and honoured to receive so many positive reviews from customers and food critics who have truly enjoyed our latest creations. And we will certainly consider suggestions to bring it back sometime in the future,” said Agatha Yap, Senior Director of Marketing, Menu and Digital Innovation, McDonald’s Singapore.
“The success of our locally-inspired menu attests to Singaporeans’ love for local flavours with a modern twist, and is also a result of our menu innovation efforts. We will continue to evolve and innovate our menu, staying close to local and international food trends, and strive to delight our customers with tantalising new tastes on top of their favourite McDonald’s core classics,” she added.
Next up: “Made for Singapore” chicken burger gets an “egg-cellent” twist
The McSpicy chicken burger was made specially for spice-loving Singapore in 1999. Since then, it has continued to be one of the nation’s most popular burgers on its core menu.
From today, Singaporeans can look forward to a new twist on the classic McSpicy – the Eggcellent McSpicy. The new burger features the iconic spicy chicken thigh with the added deliciousness of a fresh golden fried egg, and is available from SGD5.75 a la carte, or from SGD7.40 as part of an Extra Value Meal.
Cool down the heat with the new Dinosaur McFlurry® available from SGD3. Both items are available for a limited-time only, whilst stocks last.
Gearing up for National Day and Celebrating 50 Years of NS
As Singapore celebrates 50 years of National Service (NS50), McDonald’s is saluting our servicemen by offering all past and present NS men a FREE Apple Pie or Hot Fudge Sundae with every Extra Value Meal purchased (after breakfast hours) from 4 to 10 August. Eligible customers simply need to present their SAFRA Card, 11B or Pink IC to redeem the treat.
McDonald’s is also spreading the joy to all customers with a limited-time offer on the signature Vanilla Cone at a special price of only 50-cents from 4 to 10 August. A perfect cool treat to have whilst celebrating National Day!
Inspired by William Farquhar’s Natural History Drawings, Nutmeg & Clove has unveiled four cocktails to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day. Furthermore, Nutmeg & Clove has designated these drinksOn July 26, 2017 / By Nookmag
Inspired by William Farquhar’s Natural History Drawings, Nutmeg & Clove has unveiled four cocktails to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day. Furthermore, Nutmeg & Clove has designated these drinks as Cocktails of the Month, meaning that guests to the bar can enjoy each drink 1 for 1 during Happy Hour.
William Farquhar’s research into Singapore’s national history is compiled in the book “Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection, Malay Peninsula 1803-1818”, which features 477 illustrations of Singapore’s flora and fauna. The King and Queen, The Galangal Beer, Oh My Jasmine, and Bay Side (priced at $22 each) pay homage to this collection with each drink featuring either native herbs, spices, fruits, and flowers.
Each of the four cocktails is local twist on a classic. A twist on the Milk Punch, The King and Queen, is named after the King and Queen of fruits, durian and mangosteen, which are used in this drink. The Galangal Beer ̧ a take on the Moscow Mule, is a spicy mix of Mount Gay
Black Barrel infused with galangal, house-made spiced pear syrup, fresh lime and housemade galangal ginger beer. Oh My Jasmine features housemade jasmine syrup, and matcha is a spin on a Scotch Sour; while the Bay Side uses Botanist Gin infused with bay leaves for a herbal take on the South Side.
Nutmeg and Clove’s National Day menu is a prelude to the bar’s menu revamp in October 2017. From the current sections depicting Singapore progression from trade outpost to modern metropolis, the new menu will be broken down into four different sections – Fruit, Spice, Herbs, and Flowers, each highlighting an aspect of Singapore’s biodiversity.
Nutmeg & Clove
10 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789
What does a lauded hawker and a cutting-edge award-winning bartender have in common? For one night only, Gina’s Vadai and Native bar will work together with Moosehead toOn July 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
What does a lauded hawker and a cutting-edge award-winning bartender have in common? For one night only, Gina’s Vadai and Native bar will work together with Moosehead to produce the 3rd iteration of the Supper Series.
This collaboration is exciting because it is Gina Vadai’s first partnership ever since owner and hawker Gina Rajan decided to come out of semi-retirement. In addition, this is Native bar’s first collaboration after winning the Most Creative Cocktail Bar award at the recent Bar Awards Singapore 2017. This energy brought out by these partners injects exuberance and playfulness to this celebration of traditional India snacks and beverages.
When Gina Rajan decided to re-open her stall once more after having stopped her business in 2013, those in the know rejoiced. As before, Gina sells only the vadai made by those whose skill she trusts – herself, and her sister whom she personally trained.
The vadai specially created for this event with Moosehead – Mediterranean-inspired Vadai will take centrestage alongside popular classics.
Two savoury sets both retailing at SGD25++ will be available at the event. A dessert set featuring jumbut jumbut or banana ball fritters will also be available.
The sets, though thematically tied, exhibit very different nuances. One of the sets includes vegetables vadai, a classic item; feta vadi, a creation inspired after the tasting of different cheeses with the Moosehead team; and an Inka charcoal-grilled skewer of prawns. The other set will showcase a special jumbo vadai “pizza” that features a generous serving of prawns. All the vadai are finished in the Inka charcoal oven – the charred smokiness brings out a new complexity to the flavours and textures of the vadai.
Completing the experience will be three specially concocted cocktails by Vijay Mudaliar – winner of Bartender of the Year. These cocktails are inspired from local beverages generally drunk for supper as well as the sets that will be retailed during the Supper Series event.
The Moosehead Supper Series with Gina’s Vadai and Native is held on 28th July, from 10pm onwards, one night only.
Ever wished that you could taste the smoothness of draft beer in a can? Carlsberg has heard you! The new Carlsberg smooth draught perfectly captures the smoothness ofOn July 24, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Ever wished that you could taste the smoothness of draft beer in a can? Carlsberg has heard you! The new Carlsberg smooth draught perfectly captures the smoothness of freshly tapped beer in a can. It underwent double the maturation time of a normal processed beer to attain its silky smooth texture and aromatic smell.
This idea was first conceived after a survey showed that most consumers wanted a bottled Carlsberg that was as smooth as the one that is available on draught. Carlsberg, then decided to develop a beer that had the smoothness of tapped beer but could be available more conveniently and affordably in a bottle or a can. Even though the research and development process took nine months, Carlsberg ultimately created a good balance between the hoppiness and sweetness.
The double maturation time (eight days) and the additional round of hops resulted in a beer that is shiny golden light yellow in color, with a light and citrusy note. On the palate, it has a light malty taste, with an intensity that is not too overwhelming.
A great quencher for a hot day and perfect as a daytime tipple, the Carlsberg draught beer is available in Singapore and Malaysia exclusively. Grab yours now at any major supermarkets island-wide!
Brez’n, one of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants, wants to thank all its diners for their support since the day it opened. Patrons have been warm and openOn July 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
Brez’n, one of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants, wants to thank all its diners for their support since the day it opened. Patrons have been warm and open to learning and appreciating traditional recipes, made with love and passion, from Bavaria.
To mark the milestone and to give back to their diners, the Brez’n team has announced a total of 1,000 sure-win dining prizes up for grab when you dine at the restaurant between 1st and 10th September. Prizes range from an entirely free meal to cold pints of Paulaner and many more!
The more you dine, the more prizes you will win. So, gather your family and friends and plan a celebration at Brez’n now!
Head down to Brez’n and tuck into pure Bavarian treats such as the Bayerisches Riesen- Schnitzel (Giant Pork Schnitzel) or our signature Schweinshax’n, the juicy pork knuckle and enjoy an instant reward!
To find our more about the 10 Days of Giveaway and over 1,000 prizes up for grabs, visit Brez’n Facebook’s page.
Developed by early Bahamian settlers, Key Lime Pie has been around for more than 100 years! Over the years, the recipe had been revised and refined by many.On July 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
Developed by early Bahamian settlers, Key Lime Pie has been around for more than 100 years! Over the years, the recipe had been revised and refined by many. Polished to perfection, Bakerzin is delighted to feature this much loved tangy dessert, the classic American Key Lime Pie in the month of July.
A sweet reprieve with a luscious combo of zesty lime juice and sweet condensed milk, resting on an aromatic crust shell, this is a sure to satisfy dessert in delighting the senses. Topped with white, fluffy, smooth whipped cream; the topping of the meringue-covered pie is a weightless foam that dissolves at the tip of the tongue. Light yet tantalizing, it is a great dessert to complete a meal or as a perk me up afternoon tea break.
Priced from SGD40, it is available at all Bakerzin outlets & Eshop from now.
Launched in 2012 – Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is a spacious and welcoming destination where one can feel right at home having a brunch with the familyOn July 16, 2017 / By Nookmag
Launched in 2012 – Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is a spacious and welcoming destination where one can feel right at home having a brunch with the family or savour many glasses of beer on tap after work with friends.
Taking centre stage is an enormous counter that seats up to 20 inspired by what one might find in a medieval tavern but given a generous contemporary twist with the use of black marble. In a bid to encourage a convivial environment, customers are welcome to share dining space and mingle at this communal table as well as tap their own beers upon ordering. They can also opt to enjoy the bistro’s mouth-watering menu on one of the numerous large tables that have been converted from refurbished bar tops.
The small alfresco dining space of Nassim Hill is also dog-friendly, so families with pets are welcome to enjoy their meal together with their canines.
“Nassim Hill is founded on the philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends over good food and a range of drinks to suit everyone. I love an aged whisky but also enjoy a glass of apple cider which we have on tap. Our passion for creating food that is casual yet innovative is extended to the new dinner menu that we have recently launched. Like the hearty portions we offer in our hot breakfasts, signature sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets, our dinner specials retain a uniqueness that our diners seek. It’s important that we always connect with our customers and offer them dishes for which they would return. Our downtown location at the Tanglin Post Office makes Nassim Hill Bistro Bar easily accessible but without the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road,” says Mr Samuel Yeo, Director, Imaginings Group, of which Nassim Hill Bistro Bar is a part.
Late Night Hours
With its late hours from 8am to 11pm, Nassim Hill offers its signature cuisine for late night dinner as well as lunch. With a large dinner menu, late night bar bites and very comprehensive drinks menu, Nassim Hill, nestled in the Tanglin Post Office building, brings new energy and excitement to the downtown dining and bar scene.
Nassim Hill is transformed into a warm and glowing ambiance as the day lights dim and the evening lights come on. With its extensive drinks list that includes a variety of beers on tap, wines, whiskies, boutique malts, champagnes, spirits, liquors and cocktails, Nassim Hill becomes the perfect spot for the ultimate pairing between great cuisine and drinks. It is both a restaurant with comprehensive bar offerings and a bar with a complete full service restaurant. Nassim Hill transitions seamlessly from restaurant to bar, ensuring that its customers enjoy a holistic food and drink experience in one place.
The place for delicious tipples – Longest Happy Hour in town
Along with Nassim Hill’s extended opening hours comes the longest Happy Hour offered by any bar in town. From 9am to 9pm everyday, except Mondays (closed), enjoy 1-for-1 draught beer, and house pours ranging from SGD8 to SGD12 per drink.
Non-stop Prosecco for Ladies Night
Better known as a brunch café, Nassim Hill is looking to change people’s perception of the place – and what better place to start than from the ladies? On Wednesday nights after 4pm, ladies enjoy non-stop complimentary glasses of Prosecco with a minimum spend of only $35 each. Enjoy the food, atmosphere and drink all you want – how’s that for a girl’s night out. Terms and conditions apply.
Freshly Baked Bread and Guinness Bread
As soon as customers step in, they will be beckoned by an intoxicating aroma of daily-baked fresh artisanal breads and pastries. The hearty Stout Bread (SGD8 per 1⁄2 loaf) is truly a unique creation that the bakery offers. The stout is full-bodied and marries perfectly with hearty wholemeal bread. This dark bread carries the stout’s distinctive caramel aftertaste while maintaining lightness in texture. You won’t be able to stop at just one slice! The bread’s malty flavour also makes it the perfect choice for Nassim Hill’s signature Hot Reuben ($18) – a veritable crowd-pleaser of emmental cheese that is perfectly melded with corned beef, sauerkraut and onions over the Stout bread.
The menu – well-loved favourites
Serving as delectable accompaniments to the beer is a range of casual bistro eats. The bakery’s egg omelettes and scrambled eggs are said to be the fluffiest around with each using 4 antibiotic and hormone free eggs. Notably, the egg white soufflé and sautéed spinach omelette is a popular choice among those who are more health conscious. Other popular dishes on the menu include hearty sandwiches made with homemade artisanal breads and the much talked about salads. Salads are reasonable priced with generous portions and packed with a multitude of flavourful ingredients including the Detox salad featuring organic red quinoa (SGD15) and the Asian Chicken salad (SGD15) with a soy ginger dressing.
For those with a spicier palette, the Chili Crab Pasta (SGD25) or the Spicy Eggs Benedict (SGD20) using Spanish chorizo over spicy guacamole provides a unique twist on the classic Eggs Benedict. Nassim Hill Bakery also boasts one of
the best waffles in town with its Belgian styled waffles being very light and crisp. Their cheddar and bacon waffles have mature cheddar cheese and bacon baked into each and these are served with a fresh chive and sour cream dip.
For desserts, be tempted by sweet treats like the decadent Brownie Parfait (SGD10) with caramelized corn flakes, roasted peanuts and salted caramel sauce over vanilla ice-cream and super chewy brownies or the Pear Cheddar Crumble (SGD9) with
a pear compote and a unique cheddar based crumble.
The Dinner Menu, 4 pm to 11 pm
Nassim Hill recently introduced several new dishes to their dinner menu that complement their extensive brunch and lunch menus. The dinner menu offers exceptional food with outstanding value. A new wine menu with good value wines has also been launched to pair up with the new dinner menu. The star of the dinner menu is the supreme house special of Nassim Hill, the 500g Grain Fed Angus T-bone Steak ($65). The succulent steak is grilled and served with arugula and sea salt, offering diners exceptional value for such a good quality and size of meat. Another is the Pork Chop with Caramelized Carrots (SGD22), grilled pork chop with romesco sauce made with pistachios and hazelnuts.
Other seafood options include the Chilean Sea Bass (SGD30), a cod with sweet potato mash, grilled asparagus with bery velouté, and Market Fresh Mussesls With A Hint of Chilli (SGD25), 250g of live French Bouchot mussels cooked with white wine, Sriracha butter cilantro and garlic. The dinner menu also includes a range of casual light bites that are very reasonably priced. The crunchy Crunchy Chicken Morsels (SGD12) served with Sriracha aioli and fresh baby radish and the Baked Bone Marrow (SGD12) both complement Nassim Hill’s extensive drinks menu – including beer on taps (Kronenbourg 1664, Kronenbourg Blanc and Connor’s Stout).
POSB/DBS Card Dinner Deals
POSB/DBS Card holders can enjoy additional discounts at Nassim Hill. Receive 10% off regular priced items with a regular POSB/DBS card.
Nassim Hill Bakery Hitting The 5th Year Mark
Nassim Hill Bakery
#01-03 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road
As we count down to National Day, McDonald’s Singapore is launching a delicious menu selection that puts a modern spin on traditional local favourites. Adding to its varietyOn July 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
As we count down to National Day, McDonald’s Singapore is launching a delicious menu selection that puts a modern spin on traditional local favourites.
Adding to its variety of iconic burgers and desserts that Singaporeans love, McDonald’s is celebrating the diverse local food heritage with a creative touch to whet local appetites. Familiar local fare that Singaporeans grew up eating such as Nasi Lemak, Bandung and Chendol form the inspiration behind the new limited-time menu, launched in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017.
This year, McDonald’s is a partner of the annual festival organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) which celebrates our local, multi-ethnic food heritage, ranging from hawker fare to contemporary dining.
“As a brand that’s deeply woven into the fabric of Singapore, we wanted to pay homage to our traditional local fare in conjunction with the launch of the Singapore Food Festival 2017. We have given a modern twist to familiar local favourites which includes the “Nasi Lemak” Burger – and hope Singaporeans will be thrilled to unravel the local flavours in our exciting menu line-up, as we come together to celebrate National Day soon,” said Agatha Yap, Senior Director of Marketing, Menu and Digital Innovation, Hanbaobao Pte Ltd (licensee of McDonald’s Singapore).
“We are delighted that McDonald’s, a brand with a large fan base in Singapore, is on board with us as a partner for the Singapore Food Festival 2017. With this year’s theme being ‘Savour Singapore in Every Bite’, we are particularly excited by the introduction of McDonald’s locally-inspired menu, which will feature flavours well-loved by generations of Singaporeans who grew up eating them. This will further pique the curiosity of both locals and visitors about SFF, which is still the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local food and local talent,” said Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director, Attractions, Dining & Retail, STB.
Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the “Nasi Lemak” Burger combines key elements of the dish in a mouth-watering recipe that will capture your senses from miles away. The juicy chicken thigh patty, a star ingredient of the burger, is rich in aromatic coconut flavours and coated with cornflakes crunch for an extra crispy finish. Served between lightly toasted semolina buns, the chicken thigh patty is layered with a golden fried egg, a bed of caramelised onions, crunchy cucumber slices, and topped off with a dash of sweet and spicy sambal sauce for that added zing. The “Nasi Lemak” Burger is available from SGD5.95 a la carte, or from SGD7.80 in an Extra Value Meal™.
Bandung McFizz & Criss Cut Fries
From SGD3.40, customers can also enjoy the savoury goodness of Criss Cut Fries, a treat no one can say no to! To balance out the rich flavours of your meal, chill out with a glass of Bandung McFizz from SGD3 – a refreshing take on an old school favourite.
Chendol McFlurry & Coconut Pie
End your meal on a sweet note by digging into a Chendol McFlurry from SGD3. Comprising a mix of vanilla soft serve with Gula Melaka sauce whisked to perfection with Chendol jelly bits, customers can savour the taste of the traditional dessert with a modern twist.
To relish the full experience, dig into the “Nasi Lemak” Feast from $9 to get a taste of everything including the “Nasi Lemak” Burger, Fries (M), Coconut Pie and Bandung McFizz.
The locally-inspired menu is available after breakfast hours in all McDonald’s restaurants, Drive-Thru and via McDelivery® from 13 July, while stocks last.
Dessert Kiosk: Chendol Melaka Cone, Chendol Melaka Twist & Chendol Melaka ChocoCone
The beloved chendol flavour is also making its way to our Dessert Kiosks and adding a local touch to our Vanilla Cones. Slurp on the Chendol Melaka Cone and Chendol Melaka Twist from SGD1 each or go with an adventurous choice of the Chendol Melaka ChocoCone from $1.20, available all day at McDonald’s Dessert Kiosks, while stocks last.
McCafe: Pandan Coco Frappé & Kueh Salat Cake
For the perfect pick-me-up, visit McCafé® to grab a Pandan Coco Frappé and Kueh Salat Cake. Available all day from SGD4.60, the Pandan Coco Frappé combines a perfect blend of coconut and fragrant Pandan flavours with grass jelly– an ultimate treat to cool off the heat! Or treat your taste buds to the Kueh Salat Cake consisting of pandan sponge cake and a delectable glutinous rice layer – a unique cake and kueh experience rolled into one! Available all day from SGD5, while stocks last.
50 Years of National Service
As Singapore celebrates 50 years of National Service (NS50), McDonald’s is saluting our servicemen by offering all past and present NS men a FREE Apple Pie or Hot Fudge Sundae with every Extra Value Meal purchased (after breakfast hours) from 4 to 10 August. Eligible customers simply need to present their SAFRA Card, 11B or Pink IC to redeem the treat.
In celebration of the nation’s birthday, McDonald’s is also spreading the joy with a limited-time offer for the signature Vanilla Cone available at a special price of only 50-cents from 4 to 10 August.
Open Farm Community (OFC) brings back its popular Social Market in July, with a special foodie-friendly edition curated around Singaporeans’ favourite national pastimes—eating and shopping. Held across theOn July 6, 2017 / By Nookmag
Open Farm Community (OFC) brings back its popular Social Market in July, with a special foodie-friendly edition curated around Singaporeans’ favourite national pastimes—eating and shopping.
Held across the weekend of 22 and 23 July, the tenth edition of OFC Social Market will take place later in the day from 3.00pm to 8.00pm, instead of its usual daytime format, making it the first sunset market of the series.
Taking its cue from local foodie culture, the two-day market will bring together some of the island’s best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers, and modern-day hawkers—in a strong showing of homegrown Singaporean eats.
Market-goers can feast their way through a plethora of fresh food options by local vendors; from Bao Maker’s Asian-inspired buns to salted egg yolk cookies fresh from the ovens of Chefy Bakehouse. Dig into a toss up of Rojak Line’s flavourful vegan rojak, make your own raclette cheese sandwich with perennial crowd pleaser The Raclette Movement, and bring home a slice of savoury quinoa cake from QUIRC.
OFC will also be setting up its own booth at the market, offering a freshly made selection of fruit juices, almond milk, and cold brews; along with an outdoor barbecue where farm-fresh festival grub is served hot off the grill.
For a proper sit-down meal, the restaurant offers all-day respite from the bustling marketplace; fuel up for the day ahead with a hearty weekend brunch, or wind down from the festivities over dinner and sunset cocktails.
More than just a day of feasting, the market grounds will also play host to communal activities for all ages. Shake up a storm at a cocktail masterclass hosted by Bacardi Legacy 2017 finalist Jonathan Lee of Tippling Club, make your own flower crown at a nifty Gathered+Styled workshop, or simply take a leisurely stroll through OFC’s flourishing outdoor farm.
Open Farm Community
Singapore, 130E Minden Rd, 248819
After four and a half years of delighting diners with exquisite culinary creations from it’s a la carte menu, Singapore’s first modern shudo restaurant, BAM!, has taken theOn July 5, 2017 / By Nookmag
After four and a half years of delighting diners with exquisite culinary creations from it’s a la carte menu, Singapore’s first modern shudo restaurant, BAM!, has taken the leap and revamped to a full-fledged, omakase-only concept.
Following its recent expansion in November 2016 from an intimate sake-tapas bar to a fully fitted restaurant spanning three shop house units on Tras Street, executive chef Pepe Moncayo now writes the next chapter of BAM! by focusing on its well- loved omakase, which has gained a reputation through the years for its affordability and sake pairing dexterity.
Omakase (お任せ in Japanese), meaning ‘I entrust to you’, is an ever-evolving dining experience that consists of dishes selected and coursed entirely by the chef. At BAM!, guests are taken through a gastronomic journey of chef Pepe’s life experiences, each meal designed to be unreservedly different from the next.
“By focusing on our omakase offering, we are able to put our best efforts behind a single free-form menu that showcases the season’s peak ingredients at their freshest, without being bound by any pre-conceived notions of cuisine style or signature dishes,” explains chef Pepe.
In lieu of the former a la carte selection is now an Omakase Menu (starting from SGD98++ for four courses) that is available in four-course, six-course, and eight- course tiers. A Vegetarian Omakase (starting from SGD78++ for four courses) is also available as a meatless alternative to chef Pepe’s culinary ingenuity.
For the post-dinner hankerings, BAM! offers a Dessert Omakase (SGD48++ for three courses), featuring a toothsome selection of desserts and petit fours—all made in- house by BAM!’s dedicated patissiers to give each meal the sweet ending it deserves.
In the true spirit of ‘modern shudo’—a contemporary way of sake appreciation through food—the omakase menus all come with the option of sake pairing led by certified sake sommeliers, effectively adding a divine dimension to the BAM! experience by bringing out the umami flavours of chef Pepe’s cuisine.
Every meal at BAM! is now a revelation in itself, surprising even the most fervent of foodies as chef Pepe continues to find new ways to transform the freshest seasonal ingredients—through innovative permutations of flavours and textures—into one-of-a- kind indulgences, paired with exceptional sakes from the cellar.
38 Tras St, Singapore 078977
Living life in a constant loop? Singaporeans live by routines, generally speaking – wake up, take the same bus or train to work, some drive the same routeOn July 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
Living life in a constant loop? Singaporeans live by routines, generally speaking – wake up, take the same bus or train to work, some drive the same route every day, eat the same lunch, and work late day in and day out. The world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, Zespri, invites Singaporeans to break away from mundane routines and live life through the latest regional movement – Feel Alive with Zespri.
Living in a cosmopolitan city embedded with fast-paced lifestyles, Singaporean adults shoulder multiple commitments across work and family. This deprives them of moments to catch a breather, ultimately leading to mental fatigue and burnout. The vast majority of people surrender their lives to routines unconsciously. It can be comfortable until they wear out and life becomes a monotonous cycle devoid of excitement.
Feel Alive with Zespri was conceived to inspire people to add a dose of colour and flavour to their lives and break away from the everyday.
Live life to the fullest with Zespri Kiwifruit
Can eating healthy food boost your energy and give you an instant perk-me-up? A study from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) found that eating two kiwifruits a day could do just that by improving your mood and provide you with extra energy. The high levels of Vitamin C found in kiwifruits helps to activate a number of enzymes in the body that enhance the levels of metabolic energy, and different neurochemical in the brain.
Small in size but packing a punch; Zespri Kiwifruits are nature’s delicious multivitamin that inject zest into your otherwise mundane days, hitting the mark with each piece of fruit providing 100 per cent of your daily Vitamin C requirement. Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits offers more than three times the amount of Vitamin C found in oranges, while Zespri Green Kiwifruit promises better digestive health with 66 per cent more fibre than papayas.
Break the Routine and Feel Alive with Zespri
Zespri is offering Singaporeans the opportunity to air their everyday routines on social media. Follow @ZespriSEA on Instagram, share with them the routines you want to break together with a caption and hashtag #FeelAliveWithZespriSG. A lucky winner with the best image and caption will be rewarded with an adrenaline-filled experience, including a pair of round-trip tickets to Auckland, New Zealand on Air New Zealand, a 5D4N accommodation, and a thrilling skydiving experience for two!
Zespri will also bring to life the best lines at the Feel Alive with Zespri activation on Friday, 21 July, where Singaporeans will get the chance to break these routines, literally! Join Zespri and win yourself exciting Zespri Routine-Breaker Rewards, including invigorating aerial yoga classes, exhilarating electric karting experience and not to mention, refreshing Zespri Kiwifruits!
Friday, 21 July 2017
8.00am – 7.30pm
Mapletree Business City, 10 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117438
One of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants, has dug deeper into the treasure-trove of classic recipes and introduced a selection of fantastic new items, as part of theOn June 29, 2017 / By Nookmag
One of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants, has dug deeper into the treasure-trove of classic recipes and introduced a selection of fantastic new items, as part of the new summer menu. With authentic Bavarian recipes, the new Grillfest menu will satisfy guests looking for a refreshing salad or tantalising grilled meat and seafood fiesta.
As the chilled pints of Paulaner clink, out comes the Brez’n’s Grillfest menu. Expertly marinated and cooked to perfection, the restaurant dives into the Grillplatte! Available from now, all-day round, and perfect for a group of 4-6, the mixed platter of two XXL BBQ skewers, BBQ pork ribs, grilled juicy beef tenderloin and five spicy chicken sausages, will make you sing! The platter is served with thick-cut fries, classic sour cream, home-made garlic butter and letcho sauce (a mildly spicy paprika stew).
Grillplatte [serves 4 – 6, SGD158++]
Schaschlik [SGD34 ++] – Diners need not fret about the mess when digging into this dish – the tender stack of beef tenderloin, chicken breast, and mini Bratwurst wrapped with streaks of bacon just drips off the skewers. The smoky red bell peppers, zucchinis and onions add a yummy crunch. The Schaschlik is served with golden thick cut fries and home-made garlic butter and sour cream dip.
Steak Salad [SGD20 ++] – For a healthier but wholesome option, order one of the three new salads. the plate of crisp greens, slices of carrot, cucumber, spring onions and the juicy cherry tomatoes are topped with perfectly grilled slices of ruby-red steak. Finish the dish with a sweet home- made Lemon & Mint Ice Tea – you will not have an ounce of guilt with this unpretentious dish bursting with natural flavours.
Best Schnitzel Selection in Town – Freshest Meat, Crumbled and Fried to Golden Perfection
Wiener Schnitzel [SGD32 ++] – An all-time best seller at Brez’n, and a highlight, is the Wiener Schnitzel. The slices of tender veal escalope beaten until just right, coated with slightly seasoned crumbs and fried to golden perfection. Served with the obligatory potato salad and cranberries, it does not get more authentic than this.
Bayerisches Riesen-Schnitzel [Serves 2, SGD38 ++] – A pure Bavarian treat is the Bayerisches Riesen-Schnitzel (Giant Pork Schnitzel). Marinated with Bavarian sweet mustard and fresh horseradish, it is then pan fried to a glorious crispy goodness. Thick cut fries and two mixed side salads complete the dish.
Then there’s the ultimate indulgence – the Jägerschnitzel-Pfanne (Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Stew). Four grilled pork medallion schnitzels comes to the table coated with a luscious creamy mushroom stew and topped with grilled bacon, cranberries and buttered Spätzle (hand made German egg pasta). This is pure Bavarian comfort food in a pan that will definitely warm the hearts and cast smiles on many faces. [SGD28 ++]
491 River Valley Road, Valley Point
#01-21/22/23, Singapore 248371
Fruit cakes have always been a part of everyone’s childhood, reminiscing the fondest memories with loved ones. Bakerzin is excited to launch it’s Cake of the Month this June – Fruit CakeOn June 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
Fruit cakes have always been a part of everyone’s childhood, reminiscing the fondest memories with loved ones. Bakerzin is excited to launch it’s Cake of the Month this June – Fruit Cake Flan. It gives one a pleasant delight, by bringing back good old classic Fruit Cake Flan! Walking down memory lane with a childhood cake you have celebrated with your family and friends or even had it on your birthday, Bakerzin would like play a part in your journey to reminisce, relish, and indulge on this beautiful surprise.
The soft and tender sponge cake is filled with light cream and decorated with a myriad of fresh fruits – from kiwi to strawberries slices dressed atop a light almond sponge, drizzled sparingly with apricot glaze. Every bite takes you home!
Priced from SGD48, it is available at all Bakerzin outlets & Eshop from now.
· Price: SGD48, Size 7, 20cm diameter, serves 12 to 16 pax
· Order 1 working day in advance
· Delivery and self-pick up options available
· Sliced cake option at SGD6.80/slice, subject to prevailing government taxes and service charge
Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood bistro Open Door Policy tugs on heartstrings with an honest and rustic makeover of its 100 per cent gluten-free and dairy-free (GFDF) concept. TheOn June 20, 2017 / By Nookmag
Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood bistro Open Door Policy tugs on heartstrings with an honest and rustic makeover of its 100 per cent gluten-free and dairy-free (GFDF) concept.
The menu revamp introduces 15 new dishes to the a la carte menu—each paying careful consideration to ODP’s inclination for hearty, wholesome cooking—that aim to evoke a sense of nostalgia by imparting familiar flavours with a GFDF twist.
At the helm of the new menu is Assistant Head Chef Freddy Ang, who played an integral role in ODP’s GFDF transformation in July last year, under the direction of Executive Chef Ryan Clift.
“These dishes may seem simple at first, but there is a good deal of unique execution, substitute ingredients, and months of research on alternative food sources that went into ensuring that we continue to do the GFDF movement justice,” shares Freddy, who has been working tirelessly with his team on his first foray into developing a brand new menu.
Priming the palate
Perfect for sharing, the new starters whet the appetite with bold, deliberate flavours that prime the palate for what’s to come.
Tummy-warming goodness comes in the form of two new soups – a Warm Wasabi Greenpea Scallop Soup (SGD23++) that wraps a duet of lightly-seared Hokkaido scallops in a luscious, wasabi-tinged green pea broth; and a velvety Watercress Soup (SGD18++) that flaunts flavours seemingly more grown-up in comparison, served with a sous-vide egg and pops of sweet wolfberries.
The Vitel Toné (SGD25++), Chef Freddy’s take on the elegant summertime antipasto, features cold-cuts of
buttery sous vide veal loin, accompanied with creamy tuna mayonnaise and pickled purple cabbage. All these delivered on the perfect vessel of GFDF fried bread. Sharing a similar density is the zesty Avocado Jumbo Rump Crab Salad (SGD25++) and its crunchy counterparts – crispy green kale, sweet corn kernels, salted egg yolk crumble, and fried charcoal bread.
Firmly anchored in the bistro’s signature style of comfort cooking, the mains demonstrate Chef Freddy’s knack for serving up familiar flavours in rustic renditions.
Seemingly simple, the Spaghetti Alle Vongole (SGD28++) is tossed in a white miso sauce that is as dreamy as it is creamy.
A remake of a dish from the previous menu, the Braised Veal Ossobucco (SGD32++) makes a fork-tender encore on a bed of green pea risotto; its richness tamed with drizzles of preserved lemon and pickled purple baby carrots.
Ocean-fresh flavours rise to the occasion with a Pan-seared Threadfin (SGD32++), its buttery flesh juxtaposed with a sweet and spicy Thai mango salad that’s tossed with cashew nuts and crunchy Sakura shrimps; and a Sous-vide Salmon (SGD32++) soaked in a light yet flavourful miso chilli broth that echoes throughout the dish.
Satiate your meat hankering with a Roasted Pork Rack (SGD38++) that’s steeped in a five-spice marinate, making for the perfect roast. A spicy pineapple sauce glazes the pork with a rounded tartness, while baked purple sweet potatoes and blanched broccolini lend a well-deserved crunch to the dish.
End your meal on a zesty zing with the Calamansi Chocolate Tart (SGD16++), a classic citrus meringue encased in a crusty no-bake cocoa shell;
or a velvety Cashew Nut Milk Custard (SGD16++) coupled with fruity bursts of kiwi compote.
Old-timers will find a familiar favourite in the Dairy-Free Apple Crumble (SGD16++), revived from its former eight-spiced glory with a crunchy oat-based crumble, lathered in a blanket of cashew milk crème anglaise.
Open Door Policy
19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650
Celebrate an early Father’s Day with a Spanish fiesta at UNA. Plan a family dinner of multi-generations to honour grandfathers, fathers and father figures, in the historic andOn June 18, 2017 / By Nookmag
Celebrate an early Father’s Day with a Spanish fiesta at UNA. Plan a family dinner of multi-generations to honour grandfathers, fathers and father figures, in the historic and lush surroundings of the one-north enclave, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The elegant colonial interiors and al fresco setting in the charming gardens are perfect for a decadent feasting of tapas, paellas and parilla (Spanish for ‘grill’) specialties, that marries authentic signature delicacies from the South with heartier fare from the North of Spain.
Enjoy robust and wholesome flavours with highlights like the “Pulpo A La Parrilla Con Papas Arrugadas Y Mojo”, tender octopus grilled over a charcoal fired parrilla grill accompanied with baby potatoes and a coriander and pimentón sauce;
“Paella De Chorizo Y Habitas”, a classic family-style paella slow cooked with savoury chorizo, fava beans and aromatic saffron, finished with an aioli sauce;
and “Queso Fresco Calabaza Y Membrillo”, creamy cheese mousse complemented by house-made roasted pumpkin ice cream, quince jelly and caramelised walnuts. Pair these creations with wines from an extensive range of old- and new-world labels, premium spirits, or a selection of artisanal cocktails.
From 13th to 16th June, enjoy 10% off the total bill for families dining with three generations or 20% off the total bill for families dining with four generations.
1 Rochester Park, Singapore 139212
For being our hero, silent pillar of strength and dispenser of invaluable advice, dad deserves a relaxing day dedicated to being exceptionally spoiled, and SPRMRKT has the perfectOn June 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
For being our hero, silent pillar of strength and dispenser of invaluable advice, dad deserves a relaxing day dedicated to being exceptionally spoiled, and SPRMRKT has the perfect afternoon planned out for dads with their families or group of buddies.
Decadent Feasting at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar
The way to dad’s heart is through is stomach, so bring a smile to his face with a resplendent brunch at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar nestled on the upper level of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, overlooking the scenic Singapore River. Tuck into elevated comfort foods like the Weekend Roast, featuring a choice of wagyu rump or roasted pork belly accompanied with freshly baked Yorkshire pudding, roasted rosemary potatoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, sauteed mixed mushrooms and housemade ricotta cream; Smoked Chicken Ravioli, a flavoursome dish of handmade ravioli filled with smoked chicken farce in a smoked tomato sauce with mushrooms and spinach; and Scotch Egg, a classic poached egg encased in scrumptious ground pork and bacon bits.
Bond with dad over an afternoon of whisky highball or whisky dry cocktails. With the addition of soda water (whisky highball) or Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, a natural quality brew of three gingers (whisky dry), the thirst quenching cocktails offer a more casual and approachable way of appreciating the intense flavours of whisky. Choose from an extensive menu of scotch, rye, bourbon or Japanese whiskys, with highlights such as the Lagavulin 16 years, Glenfarclas 15 years, Old Pulteney 21 years, Elijah Criag 12 years.
Sultan of Shave Barber Pop-Up
At the end of the meal, treat dad to a grooming session by professional barber artisans, Sultans of Shave. Visit the exclusive pop-up at the foyer next to SPRMRKT Daily on level 1 where a professional gentleman’s barber experience awaits, highlighting time-honored grooming techniques with a contemporary twist suited for the modern male. Services at the pop-up include haircuts, beard trim and shaves, using a stable of the finest handpicked grooming products.
Choose a gift from a collection of local and regional artisanal, natural products at SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) and SPRMRKT Daily. Encourage a healthier lifestyle while indulging dad’s snacking habits with a selection of tasty Pili Pushers nuts, a stress-fighting superfood grown on volcanic soil in Philippines that are activated, dehydrated and bursting with natural enzymes, minerals and nutrients. For dads who like everything hot and spicy, Two Rabbits & Co’s Smoky Chilli goes well as a dip, marination sauce, dressing or a gravy base for stir-frys or noodles. Coffee-loving dads will enjoy the Soul Coffee travel set (launching end May) comprising of a drip coffee filter and a pack of 250grams artisanal Arabica ground coffee from Central Highlands, Vietnam, for instant aromatic hand-drip coffee.
Retail items available at SPRMRKT and SPRMRKT Daily are priced from SGD7 to SGD95 nett.
2 McCallum St, Singapore 069043
This Father’s Day, honour the unsung hero in your life and indulge in three sumptuous set meals specially curated by Executive head Chef Nicky Ng of Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, inOn June 16, 2017 / By Nookmag
This Father’s Day, honour the unsung hero in your life and indulge in three sumptuous set meals specially curated by Executive head Chef Nicky Ng of Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, in celebration of this yearly occasion. Give dad a well-deserved treat, and pamper him with supreme special treats of modern Cantonese cuisine, where a luxurious fare of Father’s Day brunch, a fascinating Father’s Day Hi-tea, and extravagant Father’s Day Dinner Special await.
Be spoilt for choice this Father’s Day and feast upon a sumptuous fare of luxurious dishes with Father’s Day Brunch, which serves over 40 types of delectable dim sum, featuring a spread of perfectly executed salmon dishes, including the Chilled raw salmon with homemade soya sauce, Poached salmon with sour capsicum in superior soya sauce, and Poached salmon topped with spicy dried shrimp, that are set to tantalise every dad’s taste buds.
Fancy a dashing mid-day treat with the family this Father’s Day? Look no further than Mitzo’s Father’s Day Hi-Tea set menu. Have a bite on skilfully made steamed and fried dim sum served in a three-tier stand, featuring a selection of sweet and savoury delights such as Royal shrimp dumpling with sliced truffle, Cheese escargot puff, Black pepper cod fish dumpling, and a revitalizing Chilled bird nest shooter.
No better way to celebrate the most important man in your life than to relish in a deluxe 6-course set meal, offering an array of premium food selections that stay true to Cantonese cooking philosophy, with the usage of exquisite ingredients such as wagyu beef and kurobuta pork.
Alternatively, indulge your superheroes with supreme special seafood dish, such as the Braised 6-head abalone with sea cucumber, fish maw and radish scallop ring, 6-head abalone with matsutake, on the house with a minimum spending of SGD150++ on a la carte dish.
Level 4 Grand Park
270 Orchard Rd, 238857
A mid-day epicurean respite amidst the edenic Singapore Botanic Gardens – Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – commences at Botanico . Relish new contemporary-bistro seasonality-driven menusOn June 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore’s pioneer multi-faceted lifestyle destination, 1-Altitude, will collaborate with Jim Beam to serve refreshing Highballs for the revamped Wicked Wednesdays starting 14 June. The Jim Beam Highball isOn June 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore’s pioneer multi-faceted lifestyle destination, 1-Altitude, will collaborate with Jim Beam to serve refreshing Highballs for the revamped Wicked Wednesdays starting 14 June.
The Jim Beam Highball is the ultimate drink for Singapore’s tropical climate, serving the No. 1 best-selling bourbon in the world in a refreshing new style. 1- Altitude will be cranking out the Jim Beam Highballs fresh from a special draft machine, serving the tall refreshment with a better high-pressured soda, giving the drink a longer fizz!
The refreshing concoction come in four new flavours – Passionfruit, Grapefruit, Cinnamon and Yuzu – and they are an approachable and fun alternative to the current Ladies’ Night Martinis. The Passionfruit Citrus’ sweet and tangy profile complements the sweetness of the bourbon, while Cinnamon Citrus provides a bold hit of sweet, warm spice to bring out the full flavour of the bourbon.
This impeccable pairing of Jim Beam with our exotic citrus flavours makes the Jim Beam Highball a perfect after-work refresher or the ultimate party-starter at 1-Altitude!
BAM! shakes up the Tras Street afterwork with new Sake-Tapas Tastings – a weekly happy hour that combines sunset sakes and tasty tapas at a steal, happening everyOn June 7, 2017 / By Nookmag
BAM! shakes up the Tras Street afterwork with new Sake-Tapas Tastings – a weekly happy hour that combines sunset sakes and tasty tapas at a steal, happening every Monday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
BAM! is Singapore’s first gastro establishment to pay tribute to ‘Modern Shudo’ – a contemporary way of sake appreciation through food.
Having amassed an impressive selection of over 80 outstanding sakes from 15 breweries around the world, matched with Executive Chef Pepe Moncayo’s rich Catalonian heritage, BAM! is now giving the modern shudo movement a happy hour head start with its new Sake-Tapas Tasting sessions.
Available every Monday from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, sake lovers and happy hour hunters can now enjoy a tasting menu of five unique sakes, paired with five mouthwatering morsels, at SGD48++ per person.
Savour a stellar selection of sakes hailing from the Yamagata, Ishikawa and Gifu prefectures, and let the umami flavours of Chef Pepe’s culinary creations unfold with each sip.
Floral and lively, the award-winning Gazanryu Honjozo Koka primes the palate— with sprightly swirls of mild melon, berries, apple and juicy pear—for a silken Ankimo Tofu, honey all-I-oli and shirashu. Exuding clean, delicious, riped plum-like notes, the Chikuha Noto Junmai, paired with crunchy Padrón peppers, ponzu and bonito flakes, segues into a sweet-savoury bliss that lingers on the tongue. In its final days, the summer-aged Michisakari Yuujou Junmai Daiginjou culminates in a mild umami and crisp aftertaste, perfect for reveling in the richness of the Kampong egg, camarones and romanesco.
For those who wish to experience modern shudo in its full gastro-glory, stay for dinner and indulge in BAM!’s highly-affordable Omakase menu – eight exquisite courses entrusted entirely in the capable hands of Chef Pepe and his team; each dish carefully constructed and paired with a hand-picked sake, intended to excite, surprise and pleasure across the senses. The Omakase menu is available at SGD148++ per person, with an additional SGD90++ for sake pairing.
BAM! Tapas Sake Bar
38 Tras St, Singapore 078977