The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival returns for its second edition from 30 March to 1 April at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). The festival will feature a specially-curated line-up ofOn February 8, 2018 / By Nookmag
The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival returns for its second edition from 30 March to 1 April at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
The festival will feature a specially-curated line-up of 15 establishments recognised in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2017.
Each F&B concept will present their signature dishes at the event, and collectively showcase a wide variety of cuisines, from local to Japanese to French. Taking place over three days with two sessions running per day at The Coliseum in RWS, the MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival is a wonderful opportunity for gourmands to savor delicious offerings by these esteemed establishments in one seating, without having to travel to different corners of Singapore or join the long waiting lists and queues.
Gourmands will be delighted by the exciting addition of establishments such as hugely popular Man Man Unagi presenting their signature Una-Don, local favourite New Ubin Seafood whipping up their highly raved Heart Attack Fried Rice, as well as hawker establishments including Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, 168 CMY Satay, and Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao.
Also lending muscle to this year’s edition are three-star Joël Robuchon Restaurant at RWS, which will dole out freshly-baked breads and desserts; one-star Song of India, which will present an exciting selection of Naans paired with Butter Chicken.
Bib Gourmand awardee A Noodle Story, which purveys Singapore-style ramen
Blue Ginger — one of Singapore’s few Peranakan restaurants which will prepare its popular Durian Chendol; and many more. All the participating establishments will showcase their most popular signature dishes at value-for-money prices starting from SGD3. All payments will be made by means of coupons and tickets can be purchased here
MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival
30 March – 1 April (Friday to Sunday)
First seating from 6pm to 8pm
Second seating from 8.30pm to 10.30pm
The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa
One of Taiwan’s hottest bubble-tea trends, Brown Sugar Boba Milk – 青蛙撞奶 (SGD3.80) is here in Singapore! Taking Taiwan by storm, the traditional style of bubble milk madeOn February 2, 2018 / By Nookmag
One of Taiwan’s hottest bubble-tea trends, Brown Sugar Boba Milk – 青蛙撞奶 (SGD3.80) is here in Singapore! Taking Taiwan by storm, the traditional style of bubble milk made from fresh milk and tasty pearls has long queues waiting to try the tasty beverage. Specially brought to our shores by R&B Tea, Singaporeans can now try this delicious bubble drink from today.
The stars of the Brown Sugar Boba Milk (青蛙撞奶) are their irresistibly soft and chewy tapioca pearls. Cooked for more than 3 hours with a unique in-house brown sugar recipe, the brown sugar gives the pearls a deep caramel flavor and fragrant aroma. Chew on the warm, soft pearls that have been fully infused with flavor. Fresh milk is then added to create a perfectly creamy contrast to the sweetness.
Named after the appearance of the pearls, which look like frog eggs, Brown Sugar Boba Milk (青蛙撞奶) is set to win the hearts of local bubble milk lovers.
R&B Tea also carries a line of premium signature milk teas. The Roasted Oolong Tea gets its smoky fragrance from tea leaves that are carefully roasted for 5-12 hours over charcoal to release the smokiness and sweetness from the leaves. This is perfect when paired with the Oolong Tea-Cream, a silky tea-infused foam dolloped atop R&B Tea’ specially-selected tea blends. R&B Tea is the only milk tea joint offering the elegant tea cream in town, and the creamy topping blends perfectly with the line of fragrant teas.
Well-known for their fruit teas, the signature Mighty Luffy (SGD6.80) and the Devil’s Booster (SGD4.20) are highly popular choices. These refreshing fruit teas come with generous servings of sliced fruits in the tea and are great for cleansing your palate after a heavy meal.
Over 500 stores worldwide, R&B Tea makes tea quality a top priority, as well as the mission to create an authentic local taste of Taiwanese milk teas.
Buy 1 Brown Sugar Boba Milk and get 1 free from today- 4 February.
#04-101/102, Koufu Cookhouse, Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
It’s time to gather your family for Prosperity as McDonald’s brings back familiar Lunar New Year favourites such as the Prosperity Beef and Chicken Burgers and Twister Fries.On January 25, 2018 / By Nookmag
It’s time to gather your family for Prosperity as McDonald’s brings back familiar Lunar New Year favourites such as the Prosperity Beef and Chicken Burgers and Twister Fries.
Prosperity Beef Burger® and Double Prosperity Chicken Burger®
The Prosperity Beef or Chicken Burger (available from SGD5.40) returns today in single or double patty options to ring in the prosperous occasion!
Dipped in the classic signature black pepper sauce, the grilled beef or chicken patty topped with slivered onions and tucked between a delicious soft sesame seed bun will keep you feeling lucky all day.
Looking for something more prosperous? The answer is Prosperity Feast, which includes our delicious Prosperity Burger (Beef or Chicken), along with the all-new Red Bean Pie, Twister Fries (M) and Lychee McFizz® available from SGD9.00.
Last but not least, customers can end their meal on a sweet note either by indulging in a Red Bean McFlurry® from SGD3.00 or have something light – Lychee Cones, available for only SGD1!
All items are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® and Uber Eats from today, while stocks last.
Founded by a banker-turned-food entrepreneur, Stanley Seow, Sugarhaus is a dessert parlor, where customers can enjoy homemade ice-cream and desserts. His love for all things sweet and savoryOn January 24, 2018 / By Nookmag
Founded by a banker-turned-food entrepreneur, Stanley Seow, Sugarhaus is a dessert parlor, where customers can enjoy homemade ice-cream and desserts. His love for all things sweet and savory made him leave the corporate world to venture into the food and beverage industry. He even underwent lessons to master the intricate art of ice-cream making. His inspiration for bold flavors comes from his love of travelling and wanting to transform popular plated dessert into ice-cream. Incorporating mainly European flavors with his own twist, he has created flavors of ice-cream that has won over many customers’ palates, such as Sea Salt Toffee and Dutch Chocolate.
Located within Serene Centre at Bukit Timah is the year-old brand’s flagship store, which calls itself a place “where happiness is homemade”. Sugarhaus features a selection of European-inspired homemade ice cream. Even the flavors that are locally-inspired, such as Gula Melaka, have European element in them. At any one time, there will be 18 flavors of ice cream available on rotation. Stanley is responsible for most of the flavors, constantly experimenting with endless possibilities of flavor combinations. “Ice cream making is very much like mathematics. You have to really understand the different components of the flavors that you are trying to go for,” he shares.
A single scoop goes for SGD3.50++, while those looking to indulge can opt for the premium flavors. Priced at SGD4.30++ per scoop, the premium flavors stand out for the fact that they are richer and creamier than most commercial ice creams. The Dutch Chocolate, made with a concoction of different types of chocolates, is one of the best-selling flavors that remain on the menu. Another signature flavor is the Sea Salt Toffee, Sugarhaus’ rendition of the more common salted caramel flavor. The toffee adds a richer and more buttery taste to the ice cream.
Apart from ice cream, there is also an assortment of homemade desserts on display at the counter. Sugarhaus’ famous Taro Galaxy Cake has been recreated into the Galaxy Tart (SGD8++), made with a beautiful white chocolate mirror glaze and filled with chocolate mousse, raspberry jelly and chocolate crumble.
Next up is the Lemon Popsicle Tart (SGD8++). As its name suggests, the mouth-watering tart comes in the shape of a popsicle filled with lemon sable, lemon parfait and coated with white chocolate.
Fat Belly – Home of Alternative Cuts
Sharing a space with Sugarhaus, Serene Centre will also be home to a new sister brand, Fat Belly, a 10-seater speakeasy-style steakhouse that offers alternative cuts of beef such as Flat Iron.
Diners can look forward to a menu of alternative cuts of steak at night. The 10-seater speakeasy-style steakhouse will sit customers along a bar counter where they can interact with the chef and watch as their cuts of meat are being grilled. Here, there is a strong focus on lesser-known cuts, as these tend to boast stronger and more robust flavors.
Various cuts of beef, such as the USDA Grain Fed Angus Short Rib Steak (SGD25++), will be available on rotation, along with one of the highlights – USDA 150day Grain Fed Angus Flat Iron Steak (SGD22++), a cut of beef from the cow’s shoulder. This lesser known cut is relatively tender and packs a punch of flavors. All steaks come with a side of house salad and chimichurri sauce. There will also be one dessert exclusively available on Fat Belly’s menu: the Foie Gras Chocolate Bar (SGD12++) is served with foie gras ice cream, chocolate, caramel and apple jelly.
On weekends and public holidays, families with little tots can look forward to a special bouncy castle available at the spacious outdoor patio from 11am to 5pm.
Sugarhaus’ Second Outlet
Sugarhaus has opened its second outlet within retail landmark, Tampines 1. This is a unique tie-up with United Overseas Bank (UOB), where the dessert parlor will operate from the Bank’s adjoining retail space.
10 Jalan Serene, #01-03A
This new year, Atlas has launched its latest executive lunch menu which has been inspired by the French city of Lyon. Known for its long culinary traditions, LyonnaiseOn January 9, 2018 / By Nookmag
This new year, Atlas has launched its latest executive lunch menu which has been inspired by the French city of Lyon. Known for its long culinary traditions, Lyonnaise cuisine is a national phenomenon within France and favored by the French elite. In honor of this gastronomic city, Executive Chef Daniele Sperindo has interpreted its classic dishes ranging from traditional home cuisine to popular dishes created by famous chefs.
Highlights from January’s menu includes honeycomb veal tripe, pork andouillette, double boiled white onions stew for starters, red mullet with ratte potatoes scales ‘A la Bocuse’ for mains, and ‘Bugnes’ fried crispy biscuit, topped with chestnut ganache Mont Blanc style for dessert.
Head Sommelier, Mason Ng has curated a list of complimentary wines which are available for an additional SGD24 for two glasses of wine or SGD30 for three.
The Atlas Executive Lunch offers a choice between two or three courses and is available from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday. Prices range from SGD38 for a choice of two courses, to SGD48 for three courses.
600 North Bridge Rd
In an age of novel trends, Tablescape—a brand new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall—is a breath of fresh air. TablescapeOn January 5, 2018 / By Nookmag
In an age of novel trends, Tablescape—a brand new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall—is a breath of fresh air. Tablescape focuses on delivering hearty, comforting favorites that can be enjoyed time and again, paired with artisanal cocktails, and extensive premium wine and craft beer lists – all underscored by attentive, unobtrusive service; the Tablescape experience connect tradition and modernity in a truly beautiful setting.
The restaurant accords a neoclassical interior design style which features decorative Peranakan- style accent floor, pastel-colored chairs, and plenty of natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows. At the bar, one can choose to lounge comfortably at the private sofa seats with warm cove lighting or unwind with friends at the solid wood feature communal table that delicately connects the bar and restaurant. The interiors exude a quiet elegance, setting the stage for a cozy, relaxed time.
Fresh from his recent stint at The Carvery, Chef Robert has created a menu that is comfortingly nostalgic and showcases a timeless European repertoire, featuring starters like Steak Tartare, Veal Sweetbread, and Salmon Gravlax, with subtle updates that make the experience both familiar yet surprising.
Take his spin on the Steak Tartare (SGD24++), finely hand-chopped USDA beef—an example of impressive knife skills, carefully honed over time—mixed with the consummate red onions, gherkins, parsley, and capers, is stacked with a crackly, battered poached egg, bringing a new dimension to the dish. The Veal Sweetbread (SGD18++) is perfectly seasoned, pan-fried in butter; paired with an earthy ceps mushroom ragu and served in a delicately creamy pea soup. For a bright start to your meal, go for the Salmon Gravlax (SGD16++) — house-cured fish sits on a bed of crunchy, seasonal vegetables dressed in lemon- myrtle oil and a hint of dill, topped with a quenelle of cream cheese ice cream; the varying textures and temperatures add a welcome complexity to the classic dish.
For mains, the traditional lobster and fish pairing get an indulgent upgrade with Prosciutto Ham wrapped Monkfish and Maine Lobster on Risotto in Armagnac Lobster Bisque (SGD38++). Wrapped in a thin layer of prosciutto and pan seared, the monkfish is at once tender and substantial, plated up with butter poached lobster tail, and risotto in Armagnac bisque, where the Arborio grains are gently simmered in lobster broth and French butter, lending the dish a richer flavor. The Smoked Braised Black Angus Short Rib (SGD30++)—browned and braised with red wine, carrots, celery, and onions for 8 hours in the oven, completely tenderizes and soaks in all the delightful flavors of the sauce—is an all-time dinner favorite. Horseradish is pureed with potatoes to create a silky smooth, tangy side for the ribs and freshly roasted bone marrow completes the dish. Also on the a la carte menu, an offering of Josper-grilled meats and seafood are perfect for sharing. For an extra special treat, pre-order the Porchetta (market price), a meltingly tender stuffed pork roll with an extraordinarily crispy skin, carved tableside for at least 4 persons. Best served alongside the mains are your choice of sides (SGD6++ per item), which range from creamed spinach to quinoa with pumpkin.
The gorgeous Dessert Selection from the Trolley (SGD12)—the restaurant’s take on guéridon service—brings a bit of flair and fun to round off the dining experience, featuring a rotation of house-made sweets including Spicy Mango, a mango mousse cake encased in a shell of white chocolate, bringing the heat with the addition of pink peppercorns; the Raspberry Lychee with Almond Cake, a tribute to the classic Ispahan, offers a burst of tartness from the raspberry and the light sweetness of the lychee in a single bite; and Camembert Cheesecake, which presents a twist to the traditional cream cheesecake, served alongside perennial favourites such as meringue, lemon tart, and more. Chef Robert’s dedication to ensuring that each diner is brought on a journey through the classics, modernized with restraint, is evident through to the meal’s close.
Tablescape’s diverse bar menu showcases premium wines, craft beers, and the best of classic cocktails with a modern twist, well suited to the city dwellers. The cocktail programme focuses on a decidedly European approach accented with floral, savoury nuances including enticing, playful concoctions such as the refreshing The Affair (SGD20++) made with a coconut flavoured rum, house lemongrass syrup, and a tinge of pear brandy, or the Silly Superstition (SGD20++) made with Leblon Cachaca, Mancino Bianco Vermouth, pink guava, pineapple juice and finished with a sour plum powder rim.
Level 3, 10 Coleman Street
Grand Park City Hall
McDonald’s Singapore is welcoming the New Year with a new addition to its Signature Collection – the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger. To inject some excitement into its rangeOn January 3, 2018 / By Nookmag
McDonald’s Singapore is welcoming the New Year with a new addition to its Signature Collection – the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger. To inject some excitement into its range of premium and quality Signature Collection burgers, the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger will be introduced for a limited period, alongside customers’ favorite Buttermilk Crispy Chicken burger.
BBQ Pulled Chicken Burger
Presenting McDonald’s unique take on a Southern dish – say hello to the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger which boasts 100% white meat, pulled to perfection then smothered in smoky BBQ sauce. Topped with crunchy shredded purple cabbage and carrot, this flavourful assemble is a must for any chicken lover.
The BBQ Pulled Chicken burger Extra Value Meal, served with French Fries (M) and Coke (S), is available from SGD8.45. The burger is also available a la carte from SGD6.45.
The BBQ Pulled Chicken burger is available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® from 4 January, while stocks last.
Buttermilk Crispy Chicken
Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside, the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken burger features a piece of whole-muscle chicken thigh flavored with buttermilk packed in a glazed burger bun. Served atop a bed of romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, creamy Colby cheese, drizzled with black pepper mayonnaise and topped with grilled pineapple rings, this burger is a bite of perfection.
The Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Extra Value Meal, served with French Fries (M) and a refreshing glass of Coke (S), is available from SGD8.95. The burger is also available a la carte from SGD6.95.
The Buttermilk Crispy Chicken burger is available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery®.
Italian Herb Drumlets
Spice up your meal with the Italian Herb Drumlets, cooked to golden perfection and seasoned with oregano and basil.
The Italian Herb Drumlets is available from SGD2.20 for 2pcs and from AGD10.80 for 10pcs while stocks last from 4 January, after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery®.
Apple Pie A La Mode (Strawberry) Apple Pie A La Mode (Hot Fudge)
Why choose between having an Apple Pie or Sundae for dessert when you can have both? Introducing Apple Pie A La Mode (SGD2.50) – enjoy this treat of velvety vanilla soft serve paired with warm and crunchy Apple Pie, drizzled with a choice of Hot Fudge or strawberry topping.
The Apple Pie A La Mode is available for a limited time from 4 January at all McDonald’s restaurants, Dessert Kiosks and via McDelivery® after breakfast hours while stocks last.
What’s Christmas without good dining options? Be it a simple light meal, or a lavish spread, if you’re wondering where to bring your family and friends to celebrateOn December 17, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
What’s Christmas without good dining options? Be it a simple light meal, or a lavish spread, if you’re wondering where to bring your family and friends to celebrate this festive season, this mini-guide will come in handy for you. From an affordable meal to exquisite fine dining, we want to help you find unconventional places to have a memorable meal at whatever time of the day you prefer to feast.
1) Aloha Poké
Put a Hawaiian punch into your festive season with The Aloha Poke Christmas Bowl! Carefully crafted with a generous serving of creamy avocado salmon and garlic shrimp with brown rice, and topped with a sprinkling of cranberries, watermelon radish, walnuts, pineapple, lime and vegetarian caviar, this power-packed poke bowl will leave you refreshed and wanting for more.
Available for lunch and dinner at all Aloha Poké outlets, the Christmas Bowl is priced at SGD15.90++.
Celebrate Christmas by the river with city beach café and bar, Summerlong! Enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones over a meal of delicious seafood dare and cheery liquid concoctions.
Created by Executive Chef Justin Hammond, the festive seafood platter consists of an assortment of freshly prepared hot and cold treats including house-made sauces and dips. Feast on the succulent Red Carabinero Spanish Prawns, tangy Scallop Ceviche with herb oil and jalapeno, Freshly Shucked Oysters, served with limoncello sorbet, and more.
The Summerlong Festive Menu costs SGD99++ serving two people, including a seasonally delicious Egg nog semifreddo, with hazelnut praline, and smoked cherries for dessert.
The Bar team has also specially created beverage options to complement the Summerlong Festive Menu. Made with rum, spiced nougat cream, egg yolks, almond milk, sugar, pimento and grated nutmeg, the Eggnog in the Sun (SGD19++) is comforting and boozy, delivering festive cheer in a cocktail.
60 Robertson Quay, #01-04
3) Neon Pigeon
Tis the season to be jolly! Modern Izakaya-style restaurant Neon Pigeon presents their Festive Menu (SGD99++) this Christmas season.
The Pan Roasted Loin of Venison is served with sweet potato, red cabbage, mataike crumble and a shitake teriyaki sauce. Inspired by Chef de Cuisine Dennis Smit’s memories of cold winters during Christmas back home in The Netherlands, this dish delivers a tingling festive joy with a unique Japanese influence. The red cabbage and sweet potato cream add freshness, while the assortment of beautiful mushrooms from Japan, including shimeji, eryngii, maitake and shitake, prepared in a variety of textures, offers an additional depth of enjoyment. The hearty dish is carefully finished with land seaweed for a touch of saltiness and color.
For absolute indulgence, the dessert, Pate a choux, is sure to hit all the right notes. Crunchy choux pastry is filled with a boozy chocolate-chestnut buttercreme, before being served with a side of matcha parfait and a tangy cranberry compote that brings the dish together. For additional crunch, the dessert is topped off with a buckwheat crumble.
1 Keong Saik Road, #01-03
Relish the wonders of a fairy-tale Christmas at Antoinette with the launch of its brand-new festive cake and decadent treats collection, artfully created by the award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong.
With 32 gastronomic delights – from its range of enchanting Christmas cakes and chocolates to its popular castella cake and macarons – the 2017 Christmas collection is bound to captivate the hearts of many with its magical theme.
Inspired by Singapore culture, Antoinette’s new festive savory menu also includes the brand-new Coffee Glazed Ham, perfectly infused with the richness of coffee aroma and taste and the latest Laksa Roast Chicken marinated and rubbed with a special blend of spices, before roasting to perfection.
5) Open Farm Community
Experience a touch of Minden magic this Christmas at Open Farm Community, where head chef Russell Misso and his talented team of culinary elves will be serving up a seven-course Christmas Eve feast and a three-course Christmas Day brunch, jazzed up with freshly foraged herbs and edibles straight from the garden. Treat yourself to divine dinner delights such as myrrh-smoked grey mullet mosaic carpaccio, plum and flower crab mille-feuille, and a cherry-tinted baked venison; or spend Christmas morning with the family and tuck into a festive brunch by the farm, featuring hearty offerings such as roast turkey carving, roasted chestnut soup, and eggnog french toast.
Open Farm Community
130E Minden Rd
Chef Damian presents his beloved heritage Eurasian Christmas recipes exclusively at Folklore. The Christmas menu features eight classic dishes of every Eurasian Christmas table; available for dine-in and takeaway.
A festive staple on Chef Damian’s Christmas table and his star favourite, Feng (SGD30++) evokes warm memories of young Damian helping and spending quality time with his grandfather in the kitchen. Taking as long as three days to prepare, the spices are carefully picked, air-dried and ground, and 20 kilograms of assorted pig’s offal are meticulously cleaned and diced.
Another standout dish is the Oxtail Semur (SGD26++), a traditional dark stew that traces its roots back to Indonesia. To prepare this dish, Chef Damian would insist on sourcing the fleshiest oxtail and cooking it for over 5 hours; simmering the oxtail with an aromatic mix of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, a large portion of shallots and Bombay onions, and finally rounding up with rice vinegar to bind all the flavours together. The result – a succulent meat dish with deep and pronounced flavours.
A festive meal will not be complete without desserts. Look forward to Sugee Cake (SGD10++), an Eurasian favourite that teases with its buttery rich, moist yet light and nutty crumb of almond meal.
Not to be missed is the rare heritage kueh – Putugal (SGD8++), a treat even Chef Damian himself has not made for the last 15 years. Deeply ripened Raja bananas are placed between layers of hand-grated tapioca – the layers themselves defined by colouring half of the tapioca with blue-pea flower. Once steamed, the putugal is sliced and coated with freshly grated coconut. The natural essence of banana lends a subtle floral note and a pleasant, light sourness.
700 Beach Road, Level 2
7) Monti at 1-Pavillion
Revel in an Italian-inspired Christmas by the waterfront at Monti at 1-Pavilion, decked out with bespoke Christmas dinners, enchanting jazz brunches, and lazy cruise rides around Marina Bay.
Make your Christmas morning an enchanting epicurean affair with a full-blown feast with la famiglia—complete with the Christmas croonings of Beverly Morata—and fritter the afternoon away with a complimentary cruise ride around Marina Bay.
Available on 24 and 25 December, feast like kings on a luxurious spread of indulgent seafood, decadent charcuterie and cheese platters, house-made pastas, and eggs done right. Satiate your meat hankering with a vivacious variety of festive carved-to-order meats, and be spoiled for choice with a selection of toothsome Christmas treats like pistachio financiers, mince pies, and sticky date yule log cake.
Throughout the month of December, enjoy De One Eggnog (SGD22++), a velvety Christmas concoction with warm spices that is traditionally reminiscent of the holiday season.
Monti at 1-Pavillion
82 Collyer Quay
8) The Botanico
On 24th and 25th December, brunch in a mellow setting with an earnest spread put together that is fitting of a Christmas sumptuous repast with Smoked Duck Potato Hash; ocean-fresh flavours of Spanish Mackerel with Ibérico chorizo risoni; and more meaty accompaniments like Grilled Pork Belly and Wagyu Petit Tender. Tingle your sweet tooth with a dessert of Xmas Pudding with vanilla sauce—a treat that is impossible to refuse.
For dinner, gratify in a family-style spread of delicacies like Sanchoku Wagyu Rump Roast; Carabinero; and Foie Gras Terrine. End the meal with a celebratory Christmas cracker on a plate—Xmas Pudding Rum Flambé.
Botanico at The Garage
Level 2, 50 Cluny Park Rd
Get ready to soak in the delights of the yuletide spirit as you feast on delectable indulgences from Bakerzin. Available from now, enjoy a convenient and lavish spread at home with a delish medley of ‘must-haves’ from Bakerzin Christmas de la Perfecto Takeaway Menu or select the festive feast packages that are specially catered for parties of six and above. Conveniently packed, simply heat it up before serving and your Christmas feast is ready!
Marinated overnight and roasted to perfect tenderness under controlled temperature, the Gochujang (Korean hot chilli paste) Capon is the Asian remix of a western traditional must- have. The stuffing in the capon is perfected with minced chicken, herbs and spices, together with the flavour-packed essence from within, this dish makes an excellent choice as a centrepiece this Christmas.
The succulent capon is infused with a taste of sweetness from the stuffing and is baked to a crisp golden brown. Served with Gochujang Sauce and Raisin Sauce.
Chocolate lovers are in for a sweet treat as you not only get to enjoy just one, not two, but three different flavours of chocolate cake logs. The Triplette Chocolat Cake Log is the pièce de résistance of Bakerzin’s festive menu. This is the ultimate pure chocolate treat with three classic flavours that will blow your mind; decadent chocolate, pure cream cheese, and caramel
Take the celebrations to SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar where the cosy ambience will set the mood for an elegant gathering, ending with exchanges of gifts and great memories.
Partake in a 5-course festive menu ($86++ per person), starting with an amuse bouche of trout confit with a vodka chantilly, topped with avruga caviar. Followed by a Potato Pavé with crème fraîche, pancetta, chives, whole grain mustard and furikake.
For the mains, the “Holly” Seafood Fettucine is inspired by the season’s colours and features orange and green noodles of housemade fettucine, intertwined with grilled Spanish octopus, Scottish mussels, prawns and seared scallops in a white wine sauce.
A generous portion of the Twice-Cooked Christmas Turkey Roulade is the piece de resistance of the menu. Sous vide and shallow-fried turkey meat is generously stuffed with a braised chestnuts and mixed mushrooms duxelle, complemented by a spicy satay peanut butter sauce.
The “Christmas Fruit Cake” rounds up the sumptuous spread on a convivial note with homemade rum ice cream atop and candy confetti sprinkled over.
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
#02-01, 41 Robertson Quay
Indulge this December and get into the festive spirit with ATLAS’ new executive lunch and Christmas afternoon tea set. For lunch, begin the feast with highlights from theOn December 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
Indulge this December and get into the festive spirit with ATLAS’ new executive lunch and Christmas afternoon tea set.
For lunch, begin the feast with highlights from the executive menu, which includes chestnut velouté, comté cheese and truffle dumpling for starters, the baby wellington, Parma ham, roasted chestnuts and lentils under mains and end with the thirteen desserts of Christmas, a modern take on the traditional French Christmas dessert ‘lei tretze dessèrts’.
The ATLAS Executive Lunch offers a choice between two or three courses and is available from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday. Prices range from SGD38 for a choice of two courses, to SGD48 for three courses. An additional SGD24 for two glasses of wine or SGD30 for three glasses of wine is also available.
The Juniper Bush joins in on the festivity with its first-ever Christmas Edition of the Juniper Flight at ATLAS, with three fun, fruity special Christmas Edition Gins blended with supplementing tonics for SGD38.
In addition to the executive lunch menu and the Juniper Flight, ATLAS is fully embracing the holiday season with the introduction of the Christmas Afternoon Tea set. ATLAS French style scones, Christmas cake cranberries, coconut snowman and crab croquettes are just some of the highlights from the set. Guests can choose from an extensive selection of fine teas from the ATLAS Selection (SGD 52) or the Prestige Selection (SGD 56). The set can also be supplemented with a glass of bubbly.
Each component of the ATLAS Christmas Afternoon Tea is hand-made to order.
600 North Bridge Road
Since its opening, Moosehead has always thrived comfortably in the middle of a paradox: edgy and hyper-wired, yet also pluralistic, inclusive and laid-back. The new introductions to Moosehead’sOn December 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
Since its opening, Moosehead has always thrived comfortably in the middle of a paradox: edgy and hyper-wired, yet also pluralistic, inclusive and laid-back. The new introductions to Moosehead’s dinner menu are no different, reflecting exciting new inspirations from chef Seuma’s year with Moosehead including the different collaborations with international and local chefs and hawkers.
Yet one thread ties them all together: the heart of the Moose continues to pulse through the dishes. Like the Mediterranean cuisine and culture Moosehead’s heart is made of, they showcase the flavours and freshness of the produce.
Consider the burrata, zucchini, Thai basil peso and curry leaves dish. At first glance, the dish is simple, but this belies the thought behind it – this is a masterful play on flavors and textures. With just three different components – the sparkle of the crunchy house-pickled zucchini, the rich zinginess of a Genovese-style pesto made with Thai basil and the aromatic crispiness of deep-fried curry leaves – the delicate sweetness and rich creaminess of the Italian burrata is brought out even more fully.
The octopus with fried potato, red pepper puree and paprika is another prime example of a seemingly simple dish with careful thought behind it. The octopus used is from the pure seawaters of New Zealand, and the tentacle slices are carefully prepared to preserve the fresh ocean flavor, and texture that is bouncy on the inside, and crunchy on the inside.
Even a dish that looks purely Asian-inspired such as the hokkaido scallop crudo has more to it than meets the eye. The thinly sliced ponzu-marinated housemade verjus pickle marinade and garnished with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
Those who are hesitant about eating lamb and mutton will be startled by how good the grilled lamb chops are. Purposefully choosing to serve the shoulder rack of Australian lamb, this dish is seasoned with Korean chili flakes, Maldon salt and spices such as coriander and cumin. Moosehead’s lamb chop will offer pleasure and satisfaction in every single aspect.
End off the meal with something cool and sweet, inspired by childhood delights and recent collaborations. The chocolate mousse served with salted caramel, vanilla ice cream and crunchy peanut clusters offers an irresistible sweet-salty combination, boosted by the cold, paradoxically airy-creamy textures of the mousse and ice cream, then anchored by the granular chocolate-y crumb of the bed of chocolate soil its served on – almost as if this was the lovechild of a dizzying whirlwind affair between a snickers bar and artisanal vanilla ice cream.
Moosehead Kitchen Bar
110 Telok Ayer Street
For all cheese-lovers out there, Domino’s Pizza is offering a twist to the well-loved classic Cheesy Crust, the new Cheddarella Cheesy Crust proves that more cheese is indeedOn December 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
For all cheese-lovers out there, Domino’s Pizza is offering a twist to the well-loved classic Cheesy Crust, the new Cheddarella Cheesy Crust proves that more cheese is indeed better.
It is stuffed with Cheddar and Mozzarella, and topped with Parmesan for a stringy cheese bursts with every mouthful. Freshly made for each order, this melt-in-your mouth cheese crust gives you the perfect cheesy match-made in heaven!
Available from now, cheese lovers can upgrade any Domino’s Pizza of choice with Cheddarella Cheesy Crust at a top up of just SGD6 for a regular pizza, and SGD8 for a large pizza.
Complement the Meal
Hosting a dinner party? Or craving even more cheese? Complete the meal with Domino’s Pizza’s new Cheesy Foursome box.
Perfect for sharing this festive season, each box includes a variety of sides baked to perfection to satisfy any cheesy craving.
Each box includes: Garlic Cheese Onion Rings – battered onion, baked to golden-brown and sprinkled with garlic and cheese seasoning, Cheesy Cheddar Stix – Cheesy sticks loaded with cheddar and sprinkled with parmesan cheese, Tom Yam flavoured Crazy Chicken Crunchies – tender cuts of chicken breast baked to perfection and served with a tangy cheese dip, and Stuffed Cheddar Bites – tasty bites bursting with chicken ham and cheddar cheese.
The Cheesy Foursome box will also be available from now.
The introduction of Cheesy Foursome and Cheddarella Cheesy Crust bolsters Domino’s Pizza’s commitment to creating and introducing new and exciting menu items inspired by customers’ tastes. Cheesy Foursome and Cheddarella Cheesy Crust will be available via delivery and in all stores islandwide.
Want Even More Cheese?
Love all things cheesy? Stay tuned to the Domino’s Pizza SG Facebook page – to follow the oh-so-cheesy love story between Ched(dar) and Mozza(rella), and for updates on weekly surprises!
If the vivid colours and cute characters on the packaging and interesting flavours of Japanese snacks are your thing, you will certainly be excited to know that moreOn December 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
If the vivid colours and cute characters on the packaging and interesting flavours of Japanese snacks are your thing, you will certainly be excited to know that more such goodies will now be available at selected 7-Eleven outlets island-wide! The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and 7- Eleven Singapore are proud to announce the latest installment of the successful “J- Treats Arrival” campaign where a new range of 15 delectable and popular Japanese goodies will be available to Singaporeans at selected 7-Eleven stores island-wide, available from now till January 2018.
This is the second time that the “J-Treats Arrival” campaign is taking place in Singapore this year, with the first successful run concluding earlier this year in June. Just like before, customers will be able to enjoy the immense convenience of picking up their favourite Japanese snacks from selected 7-Eleven store in Singapore! This time, they can look forward to a variety of snacks that run the gamut from sweet to savoury: such as instant ramen that come in a special jumbo size, fruit gummies, crackers and yoghurt sweets.
Mr Crispian Leong, Head of Marketing of 7-Eleven Singapore says: “We are very excited to be a part of the second wave of Japanese goodies in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). This edition of the J-Treats campaign aims to highlight even more tantalising treats to our customers. These exclusive collaborations set us apart from other convenience store chains and our customers can look forward to unique treats coming their way.”
Ms Junko Ishii, Managing Director of JETRO Singapore adds: “The “J-Treats Arrival” campaign aims to make well-loved Japanese snacks even more readily accessible to Singaporeans who love their Japanese goodies. We are grateful for the huge support the first “J-Treats” campaign received and hence decided to reprise the successful run with this new range of snacks as a way to thank everyone. We will continue to introduce more tasty, and exciting Japanese snacks to Singapore.”
Other than the 15 new Japanese snacks available at selected 7-Eleven stores, the “J-Treats Arrival” campaign will see exciting games and sampling taking place at selected 7-Eleven stores every weekend of the campaign. Customers can participate in a straightforward game of catching vouchers in a Cash Flow machine, where they simply have to catch as many vouchers as they can hold within a minute. The vouchers may be used to redeem free J-Treats or 7-Eleven collectible plushies.
Coocaça, pronounced as “coo-ka-sa”, is a healthy food joint serving up superfruit smoothies and bowls. Come December, health-conscious individuals can look forward to the opening of Coocaça inOn November 29, 2017 / By Nookmag
Coocaça, pronounced as “coo-ka-sa”, is a healthy food joint serving up superfruit smoothies and bowls. Come December, health-conscious individuals can look forward to the opening of Coocaça in town at Liat Towers, Orchard Road. Right smacked in the middle of Orchard Road, their acai bowls are perfect as a refreshing pick-me-up in between your shopping sprees. Delivering smoothie concoctions, this goodness is a good way to kickstart your day and an excellent thirst-quencher for hot, sunny Singapore.
It’s Always Good
The brand’s humble mission is to bring the freshest flavours to town and encapsulate the purest tastes of goodness in its products that will make you feel good – any time, any day. Regardless of taste preferences or dietary needs, Coocaça aims to attract not only the everyday office workers, shoppers and families on the weekend, but just about anyone, young or old, who is looking to inject a healthy yet delicious routine to their daily lifestyle with a brand they can trust.
Coocaça never comprises on quality and tastes with a hearty range of products with deliciously thick smoothies to a refreshing variety of smoothie bowls made without any artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
Exciting New Offerings
The flagship will have an expanded range of retail goods including tote bags, eco-friendly coconut bowls, wooden spoons and homemade items such as Premium Granola (SGD10, 220g) and Vegan Almond Butter (SGD12, 200g).
A new range of Cold-Pressed Juices as well as refreshing handcrafted beverages will be launched at the flagship. The Acai Berry Punch is a potent mix of 9 types of vitamins and minerals while Hojicha Zen is an excellent source of antioxidants with raw cacao nibs and goji berries. Lastly, Lemongrass Energizer is a refreshing elixir made only from freshly blended herbs and ginger spice.
Head on down to Coocaça to try the refreshing smoothies and bowls!
541 Orchard Road, #01-K1
Liat Towers, Singapore 238881 (Flagship Store)
1 Grange Road #01-03
Orchard Building, Singapore 239693 (Along the stretch of H&M store at Somerset)
This school holidays, make some time for family time! Enjoy breakfast together with McDonald’s new Hotcakes with Chicken Selects for the best of sweet and savoury tastes inOn November 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
Their oh-so-fluffy Hotcakes are a popular favourite with families and kids. So they have boosted the delicious factor by pairing 3-piece Hotcakes served with maple-flavoured syrup with 3-piece tender and crispy breaded Chicken SelectsTM.
Enjoy the Hotcakes with Chicken SelectsTM a la carte from SGD6.55, or as an Extra Value Meal accompanied with a side of Hashbrown and a steaming cup of Premium Roast Coffee from SGD8.30. Customers can also enjoy a free Iced Milo (S) upgrade with any purchase of Hotcakes with Chicken SelectsTM Breakfast Extra Value Meal or Breakfast Deluxe Extra Value Meal.
Available from now in all restaurants during breakfast hours (while stocks last) and also via McDelivery®.
In the same vein as the first memory-triggering edition of its Sensorium Menu, Tippling Club embarks on the evolution of its award- winning cocktail programme with “Dreams andOn November 20, 2017 / By Nookmag
In the same vein as the first memory-triggering edition of its Sensorium Menu, Tippling Club embarks on the evolution of its award- winning cocktail programme with “Dreams and Desires”—a curation of 12 new cocktails fashioned from everyday ambitions, featuring the world’s first edible menu.
A World’s First
A first-of-its-kind concept conceived by head bartender Joe Schofield and chef- owner Ryan Clift—in conjunction with International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF)—the menu is presented in the form of 12 edible gummy bears served in a candy bag, scented with the whiff of an English confectionery store. Each gummy bear is named after a specific dream or desire and infused with its associated flavours, guiding patrons to their cocktail of choice through taste and triggers.
On his inspiration behind the menu, Joe explains: “With the first Sensorium Menu, we looked to the past—using relatable scents to trigger memories of yesteryear. This time round, we have our sights set on the future, by evoking our innermost dreams and desires through taste.”
“The edible gummy bear menu, while deceptively simple, involved months of research and development with chef Ryan, myself, and the top flavourists at IFF, before we narrowed it down to 12 perfected flavour formulas that we felt best represent the dreams and desires we wanted to convey,” adds Joe, who since joining Tippling Club in 2016 has won the bar an impressive mantel of accolades, most impressively re- entering the World’s 50 Best Bars ranking at No. 31 in 2017.
Dreams you can drink
Beyond the gummy bears, Joe proves his bartending mettle with 12 new cocktails, each designed as a tipple-worthy tribute to the individual namesake dream and desire.
Exuberate in feelings of elation with Happiness—a honeyed, citrus concoction spiked with tequila; stir up Lust in your loins with a seductive swirl of peach, tonka bean, vanilla, and champagne; give in to your deepest and darkest fantasies of Revenge with a blood-inspired vodka martini teased with umami bitters; or tank up your Super Car ambitions with a potent fuel of butter, white wine, citrus, petrol, and gin.
Similar to the original Sensorium Menu, each cocktail is priced at SGD24++, in an effort to guide the guests to choose their cocktails primarily based on their dreams and desires, without being overly influenced by factors such as price and ingredients.
Garnishes you can eat
In true Tippling Club fashion, the cocktails bring together the best of bar and kitchen, by using cutting-edge culinary techniques and edible garnishes to enhance the overall drinking experience.
Happiness is served with a passionfruit “acid” tab that fizzes into a tart tongue sizzle. Knowledge takes a page from the kitchen’s book of tricks with an angostura-soaked paper. Beauty gets an upgrade with a cherry sorbet lipstick.
“By bringing the restaurant’s modern gastronomy expertise into play, we are able to collectively elevate the cocktails by introducing edible garnishes created with innovation and intent,” shares chef Ryan.
The Dreams and Desires cocktail menu is now available exclusively at Tippling Club from Monday to Saturday throughout lunch, dinner and bar service hours.
38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Lucha Loco, inspired by the fun and colorful nature of “Lucha Libre”, continues to enthral diners with their casual and vibrant Loco atmosphere. Inspired by the tropical restaurantsOn November 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Lucha Loco, inspired by the fun and colorful nature of “Lucha Libre”, continues to enthral diners with their casual and vibrant Loco atmosphere. Inspired by the tropical restaurants and bars in Tulum Mexico, their newly renovated space houses a fresher and healthier menu with an exciting Aztec and Mayan themed cocktail list. The restaurant is also set to host an all-star Taco showdown amongst six of the most acclaimed chefs in Singapore.
With warm, blue hues resonating through the space, Lucha Loco’s interior is chic yet has elements of low seating couches, festoon lighting and soothing hues to evoke a cozy atmosphere, making one instantly comfortable. This has been seamlessly integrated with the existing distressed concrete walls, maintaining a touch of the gritty street vibes of Mexican back alleys.
Exciting New Dishes In A Fresh, Tulum Inspired Menu
In line with the expertly designed new interior, The Loco Group’s Culinary Director, Chef Jason Jones and Head Chef of Lucha Loco, Tony Tan, present a refreshed menu with lighter and leaner options. This menu not only reflects their culinary take on the vibrant Mexican flavours, but is also curated to revolve around the “Beach” or “Playa” theme of Tulum, Mexico.
Their innovative new creations include Tostada de Atún, served with torched tuna, crispy fried onion, tangy lime mayo, creamy avocado, and smoked sea salt. For quesadilla lovers, the Quesadilla de Res is a must-try. It comprises succulent braised beef, chipotle chili, melted cheese, tangy pineapple salsa, and pickled red onions. Not to forget the mouthwatering Taco de Hoja de Lechuga, packed with cured tiger prawns, leche de tigre, sweet corn, rich avocado, Serrano peppers, and fresh coriander.
Stellar Tequila And Mezcal Bar Offerings
An agave spirit aficionado’s heaven, the Lucha Loco bar is stocked with a carefully selected portfolio of 100% blue agave tequilas and mezcals. Within this extensive list are rare and unique bottles that would pique the interest of any connoisseur. Lucha Loco works in tandem with Proof & Co. (owner of Asia’s top ranked bar, 28 Hong Kong Street) to curate this outstanding collection.
Embellishing the reinvigorated beverage menu are cocktails inspired by the ingredients, approach, and flavor combinations unique to Mexico’s historical civilisations: the Aztec and the Mayan. Co-founder and Bar Director Ajay Parag shares, “we loved the way the Aztecs combined a wide array of ingredients to create flavours seemingly ahead of their time. They prepared chocolate by whisking ground, toasted cacao beans and parched corn with honey and water, which they flavoured with vanilla orchid pods.”
Representative of this inspiration is the Mayan Mule, a creative rendition of the classic, and made with fresh cilantro, lime juice, toasted ancho chilli, Alipus mezcal, and topped off with ginger beer.
For those who like their cocktails bold and old fashioned, indulge in Smoky Ron De Banana, prepared with Plantation Dark rum, banana, honey and cinnamon infused mezcal, and black walnut, Aztec chocolate and orange bitters.
The Blueberry & Acai Margarita provides a healthier option for those who are looking for a refreshing drink packed with antioxidants. Made with blueberries, açaí berries, lime, agave and mint, it is available frozen with Cimarrón Blanco tequila, or on the rocks with Alipus mezcal.
Adding to the list of playful creations is the Tamarind Margarita that is complexed and full of character – an original combination of peach and apple crumble infused tequila, tamarind, lemongrass agave, lime and sour candy.
“Taco Libre” – An All-Star Taco-off With Six Chefs And One Champion
With the rising trend of chefs focusing on ingredients found in their respective surrounding regions, many around the world are looking for ways to reinvent the Taco. From humble beginnings, the Taco has risen to celebrity status, clinching awards and obtaining the label of “the perfect bite” by world-acclaimed chef Rene Redzepi of Noma, Denmark.
At the peak of the worldwide Taco hype, Lucha Loco proves to be a front-runner in the local taco scene, putting forth inventive and exceptional tacos that excite the palates of diners. Launching its very first “Taco Libre” campaign on 15 August 2017, Lucha Loco sees six of Singapore’s heavyweight chefs battle it out for the title of “Ultimate Taco Champion”. This scrumptious twelve-week initiative that will feature one uniquely crafted Taco by an acclaimed chef every two weeks, will culminate in a finale party where the winner will be crowned by a panel of esteemed judges. Along with the bragging rights, Lucha Loco will also present the champion with a specially crafted Mexican wrestling belt trophy, air flown directly from Mexico.
Set to kick start the battle is chef-owner Bjorn Shen of Artichoke. Unofficially the busiest man on earth, he lectures at the Culinary Institute of America in Singapore, and is the Asia-Pacific chef ambassador for a United Nations food project. He has also authored a popular cookbook, “Artichoke – Recipes and Stories from Singapore’s Most Rebellious Kitchen”. Bringing to the table a Surf n’ Turf Taco (SGD12+) which showcases crab tatziki, avocado, chilli caramel, smoky bacon, pickled onions, and mint, Shen reckons that it perfectly represents him and his culinary direction. “It’s totally my kind of jam. It’s called #dudestronomy, and that’s the name of my game. I mean, how many people in the history of the universe have paired smoky bacon with crab?” he playfully remarks.
In the weeks that follow, guests can also expect to savour Tacos from top chefs like Chef Andrew Walsh of Cure, Chef Rishi Naleendra of Cheek by Jowl, Chef Dave Pynt of Burnt Ends, Chef Sam Aisbett of Whitegrass, and Chef Ryan Clift of Tippling Club. Part of the proceeds will go to Singapore Children’s Society, a voluntary welfare organisation that looks after the welfare of children, youth and families in need in Singapore.
Satisfying Mexican food lovers for over four years, Lucha Loco strongly believes in keeping things fresh for their diners. From the newly refurbished space and refreshed menu to the various ongoing thematic campaigns and personable service, it is no wonder why people return time and time again for a convivial and multi-sensorial dining experience like no other.
15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598
Neon Pigeon launches its first ever Bar Bites Menu this month, elevating its offerings and cementing its position on the ever-popular Keong Saik Road as the go-to drinkingOn November 10, 2017 / By Nookmag
Neon Pigeon launches its first ever Bar Bites Menu this month, elevating its offerings and cementing its position on the ever-popular Keong Saik Road as the go-to drinking and dining spot. Accompanying the Bar Bites Menu is a refreshed sake list with 12 new sakes, as well as a selection of Japanese craft beers. The new nibbles and drinks can now be enjoyed in a revamped bar and drinking area, with the inclusion of large couches great for groups and parties out for a night of enjoyment. The expanded bar counter is also now equipped with seats for drinkers and diners to interact with the bartenders.
“We have been playing with the idea of a Bar Bites Menu for the longest time. We wanted to provide our guests with satisfying food they could eat while having drinks at the bar. Being one of the many restaurants in the hip Keong Saik enclave, we want to continually offer new experiences that stay true to Neon Pigeon’s distinctive style and provide more opportunities for guests to enjoy what we do here,” says Dennis Smit, Chef de Cuisine, Neon Pigeon. “Working with Head Chef Justin Hammond, we came up with our first Bar Bites Menu, which we hope that regulars and newcomers alike will enjoy at all times of the night,” he adds.
Putting its iconic Japanese influence and a modern spin on bar bites from all over the world, the new Neon Pigeon Bar Bites Menu is guaranteed to appeal to guests looking for satisfying nibbles to complement their drinks, or those in search of a filling late-night snack.
A highlight of the Bar Bites menu is the Tonkatsu Po Boy (SGD12). A modern Japanese take on a dish hailing from Louisiana, U.S.A., Neon Pigeon’s rendition amps up shrimp and pork chop with a spicy miso paste on a fluffy bun. Its creamy and crunchy combination is a perfect hearty choice for a night of drinking.
The Sweet potato fries with crack salt and togarashi (SGD8) gives everyone’s favorite bar snack a twist. Seasoned with house-made shichimi togarashi and a unique blend of crack salt, these special fries are guaranteed to be devoured after a few drinks.
Inspired by popular Japanese snacks, the Brie with wasabi on tempura seaweed (SGD10) and Croquettes with cauliflower and bacon (SGD9) are a harmonious marriage between Asian and Western influences. The former utilizes the cheese and cracker combination, where brie cheese is served on a tempura seaweed cracker, and garnished with shiso for a multitude of flavors. Drawing inspiration from Chef Dennis’ home country of Holland, the croquettes use a salpicón in place of mashed potato, which is then mixed with cauliflower crème as a base. Bacon is added for smokiness and depth, and a sour sushi vinegar is served on the side as a palate cleanser.
Other new dishes on the Bar Bites Menu include the Shoyu Glazed Peanuts with puffed wild rice (SGD5), a mixture of peanuts and puffed wild rice, seasoned with tamari shoyu, mirin and togarashi; the Yuzu Ceviche with jalapeno and tapioca chips (SGD12), Neon Pigeon’s version of the Peruvian Tigre del leche, which is made with yuzu juice, spicy jalapeno and a sweet potato purée, and the fan favorite, Tokyo Hummus served on pieces of curry chips (SGD6).
Refreshed Sake List & New Craft Beers
Neon Pigeon introduces 12 new sakes, featuring sparkling varieties to junmai rice varieties, and six new craft beers, available at Neon Pigeon for a limited time.
“With the new Bar Bites Menu, we brought in a more diverse range of sakes for our guests who want to explore regional, rare and interesting sakes. We also sought out craft beers with stimulating flavor profiles from Japan’s leading craft breweries,” says Symphony Loo, Group Beverage Manager, The Dandy Partnership.
For the uninitiated, the Tsukino Katsura Magic Rice Sake (SGD60 for a 300ml bottle) offers a perfect introduction to sake. Light and crisp, this sparkling sake is delicious and pairs well with all dishes from the Bar Bites Menu. The Shochikubai Junmai Nigori Sake (SGD40 for a 240ml bottle) is bold and sweet, and packed with a rich and robust flavor. The distinctive rice savor makes it a great accompaniment to well-seasoned dishes, such as the Sweet potato fries with crack salt and togarashi.
Sake enthusiasts can look to the Tsukino Katsura Junmai Asahi #4 Rice Sake (SGD140 for a 720ml bottle). The Asahi #4 rice used in this sake, once vanished from the sake world, has returned as a rarity. Medium-bodied and full of umami flavors, the sake goes down clean and leaves a lingering nutty aftertaste. Another option for those seeking to expand their sake horizons is the Yamamoto Wine Junmai Gingo (SGD140 for a 720ml bottle). An outstanding sake, it has a fresh scent of white peaches, mikan, and lemons.
Two highlights out of the six new beer selections include the Baird Shimaguni Stout (SGD16 for a 330ml bottle) and the Iwate Kura Sakura Arashi IPA (SGD17 for a 330ml bottle). Meant for everyday drinking, the former is rich, dry and roasty, and has a moderate gravity and alcohol content. The latter is a beautifully crafted IPA underpinned with Japanese sensibilities, offering vibrant amber hues and perky hop characters with five varieties of hop used.
Chef-in-Box VendCafé, the first food vending machine café in Singapore, is proud to unveil its first-ever Thai cuisine showcase which will feature brand-new menu mainstays. This launch isOn November 9, 2017 / By Nookmag
Chef-in-Box VendCafé, the first food vending machine café in Singapore, is proud to unveil its first-ever Thai cuisine showcase which will feature brand-new menu mainstays. This launch is part of the Chef-in-Box World Chef Series, which expands the brand’s current range of meals and brings the world’s best cuisines right to Singaporeans.
These dishes are curated by globally renowned chefs, whom have gained accolades and international awards At Chef-in-Box VendCafé outlets, local gourmands can tuck into these classics with just a touch of a button and in a few minutes! These delightful meals, with all of their flavours and aromas, will transport one to the chef’s country.
The Chef-in-Box World Chef Series will feature Thai master Chef Jeeraphon Ritthep, whose impressive credentials include cooking for the Thai royalty — a tradition his family has continued for generations. Chef Jeeraphon has served Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn; his grandmother served the great beloved King Rama V or King Chulalongkorn 120 years ago.
The chef spares no expense in choosing the ingredients, opting for freshness and quality. He pays extra attention to balancing the delicate mix of sweet, sour, hot and salty, as it is the most important factor in Thai cooking. The consummate chef and gold award winner of International Master Chef Challenge 2016 has worked in one of the best restaurants in Thailand and he is currently the Group Executive Chef in the top restaurant in Chiang Mai, The Good View Bar & Restaurant, overseeing 5 restaurants under the group.
“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sharing with you a taste of Thailand with Chef-in-Box. Thai cooking is extremely complex — it requires the harmony of four tastes with the freshest of ingredients to capture the spirit of Thailand’s cuisine. And that’s what I hope to share with my Chef-in-Box offerings.”
Chef Jeeraphon never compromises the beauty of natural flavours. Therefore, the dishes do not contain any added MSG or preservatives (consistent with Chef-in-Box main range), making them the perfect choice of a healthy meal. As part of the World Chef Series, he will be presenting two of his signature dishes — Stir-fried Basil Chicken with Green Curry Fried Rice; and Thai Fried Rice with Saba Fish — as well as three of his personal favourite offerings.
The Chef-in-Box World Chef Series is widely available in supermarkets and Chef-In-Box vending machines all over the country.
Chef-in-Box World Chef Series Thai range will be available online at a special price now at SGD6.80 (UP: SGD8.80), while stocks last.
Chef-in-Box World Chef Series Bundle: 6 randomly selected items from both the Thai and Indian ranges at SGD29.90 (UP: SGD52.80, consists of 3 Thai and 3 Indian Selections)
CHEF-IN-BOX VENDCAFÉ OUTLETS
#01-K1, 320C Anchorvale Drive, Singapore 543320
ANG MO KIO
#01-01, Ang Mo Kio MRT, 2450 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 569811
#01-06, Lakeside MRT, 201 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 649845
#01-K1, 766 Pasir Ris St 71, Singapore 510766
136 Rivervale Street, Singapore 540136
The Macallan has unveiled Edition No.3 – a new limited edition whisky. This third release in the innovative Edition Series is a dynamic and highly original collaboration betweenOn October 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
Calling Serene Centre home, Sugarhaus is unique because it boasts a wide range of original European-inspired ice cream flavours, as well as refreshing desserts available on a rotationalOn October 19, 2017 / By Nookmag
Calling Serene Centre home, Sugarhaus is unique because it boasts a wide range of original European-inspired ice cream flavours, as well as refreshing desserts available on a rotational basis.
Even for Halloween, Sugarhaus is not lagging behind in terms of creativity. The team behind Sugarhaus is set to send chills down your spine this Halloween with two spooktacular dessert creations available for dine-in or takeaway.
From now till 31 October, the beloved ice cream and dessert parlour will be offering The Brain (SGD8++), filled with pistachio mousse, strawberry jelly, pistachio sponge and layered with buttercream and strawberry blood dots. As its name suggests, the dessert is eerily reminiscent of a brain.
The other Halloween special is The Mummy (SGD8++), made with sable, lemon parfait and lime jelly.
With everything prepared in-house and made from scratch, just like its Halloween special, Sugarhaus promises customers a new experience each time!
Serene Centre, 10 Jalan Serene