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
Greendot is proud to unveil its brand-new dishes, available exclusively at Paya Lebar and VivoCity outlets! The dishes do not contain any MSG as well as artificial preservatives.On October 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
Greendot is proud to unveil its brand-new dishes, available exclusively at Paya Lebar and VivoCity outlets! The dishes do not contain any MSG as well as artificial preservatives. Prepare to order the brand’s highly recommended ingredients – lion’s mane mushroom, konnyaku, soya and broccoli. Serving up to three persons, each dish boasts vibrant, aesthetically pleasing colours, and also offers vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that nourish your body.
The Herbal Lion’s Mane Mushroom (SGD7.90) features the premium mushroom widely used as traditional medicine across East Asia due to its cognitive and immune-boosting benefits. The chewy Lion’s Mane Mushroom is Greendot’s all time favorite, and this time the mushroom is brought to another level with sauces made with Greendot’s best-selling herbal soup. Of a complex and rich flavour, the nourishing soup is brewed with over 10 herbs, such as Angelica and Ginseng roots.
Next, go gaga over the Crisp-fried Sweet & Sour Soya Nuggets (SGD7.90): the crunchy soya chunks are drenched in a moreish, robust sauce. They are then tossed with capsicum and pineapple for an invigorating lift, promising a dose of vitamin C essential for increasing collagen and immunity.
Another healthier indulgence is the Golden Mango Yoghurt Sliced Konnyaku (SGD7.90). Konnyaku is high in fibre and low in calories, making it a great choice as a guilt-free snack. It is coated with a secret recipe batter, and then drizzled with a tangy mango yoghurt sauce. The scattered mango cubes also offer a refreshing fruity and delightful finish.
Finally, the Stir-fry Broccoli with Creamy Pumpkin Puree (SGD5.90) is a health booster marrying nutrients from two powerhouses – broccoli’s vitamin C, vitamin K and B9; and pumpkin’s vitamin A. The irrefutably nutrient-rich broccoli is Greendot’s best seller and it is stir-friend and then soused in freshly-blended pumpkin puree. Double your veggie intake while savouring this delicious dish!
Vivo City Outlet
1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivo City, #02-150
Paya Lebar Square Outlet
60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square
This October, McDonald’s is bringing back everyone’s favourite warrior, the Samurai Burger. The popular burger promises mouthfuls of flavourful goodness with every bite (incurring the wrath of aOn October 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
This October, McDonald’s is bringing back everyone’s favourite warrior, the Samurai Burger. The popular burger promises mouthfuls of flavourful goodness with every bite (incurring the wrath of a strong Ninja rival who is secretly planning an attack – stay tuned for more).
Samurai Chicken Burger & Samurai Beef Burger
But before that, customers can satisfy their appetite for some bold flavours by opting for either a succulent grilled chicken patty or juicy quarter pounder beef patty, dipped in teriyaki sauce, laid atop a bed of crunchy lettuce between lightly toasted sesame buns.
Diners can opt to upsize their meal for the Seaweed Shaker Fries that’s simply Oishii! From SGD8.80, indulge in a Samurai Special that includes the Seaweed Shaker Fries (L) and refreshing Heaven & Earth Green Tea (M), the perfect beverage to send your taste buds to Japan. End your meal on a high by digging into the Matcha McFlurry® with Red Bean from only SGD3. The burger can also be enjoyed a la carte from SGD6.
All items are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® from 13 October, while stocks last.
Open Door Policy needs no introduction when it comes to hearty gluten- and dairy-free (GFDF) meals. Keeping to tradition of dishing up flavoursome GFDF meals, Open Door PolicyOn October 5, 2017 / By Nookmag
Open Door Policy needs no introduction when it comes to hearty gluten- and dairy-free (GFDF) meals. Keeping to tradition of dishing up flavoursome GFDF meals, Open Door Policy adds six alternative weekend brunch specials for diners to indulge in, without being doused in guilt from a sizeable meal.
Rise up to a fruitful morning with Mango pancakes (SGD21++) with chili-mint mango compote, topped with homemade mango sorbet and slathered in velvety mango crème anglais;
For a quick hangover cure, opt for the Roasted Eggplant with Hot Chilli Beans (SGD23++) served with tomatoes, sweet corn, and pickled chilli that packs a good punch of spice;
or the Madras Curry Eggs Benedict (SGD25++) with fork tender beef short ribs atop beetroot quinoa, and perfectly poached eggs on homemade injera flatbread—an Asian take on the brunch must-have.
Diners looking for a touch of luxe can look forward to the Avocado King Prawn Salad (SGD26++) with crisp Belgian endives, pickled purple cabbage, and green apple, dressed with basil pesto and tossed with walnuts and focaccia croutons for crunch.
Not forgetting brunch mainstays such as the English Breakfast of Nuremberg sausage, streaky bacon, button mushrooms, baked beans, sunny side-up egg, and house-made gluten-free bread; Mountain Yam Rosti with an old-fashioned Bismarck wagyu rump; French Toast with berry compote and chocolate sorbet; or the decadent Snow Crab Eggs Florentine—all worthy of guilt-free weekend brunching.
Ease into the weekend with brunch drink deals designed for a giggly good time. Keep the bubbly flowing with Prosecco Countdown—where your first glass of Dal Zotto Pink Prosecco starts at SGD18++, and is subtracted by SGD4++ with each additional glass until it becomes SGD6++, all under 90 boozy minutes. Indulge in a leisurely spot of daytime drinking with special brunch cocktails such as a summery Peach and Raspberry Bellini (SGD15++), or the Culaccino (SGD15++); a refreshing aperitif of Campari, sweet vermouth, cherries, and fresh orange juice that is bound to leave you hankering for more.
Open Door Policy
19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
Savour the fruition of a successful collaboration that combines the distinction of two historic wine producing terroirs in Tuscany – Chianti and Montepulciano. 50&50 is a wine sprungOn October 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
Savour the fruition of a successful collaboration that combines the distinction of two historic wine producing terroirs in Tuscany – Chianti and Montepulciano. 50&50 is a wine sprung from a friendship, binding the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti Classico, and their common desire to strive for excellence with their wines.
50&50 is an even blend of Sangiovese and Merlot – a flawless marriage featuring full bodied flavours and tannins from the former, enriches with elegance, softness and depth from the latter. Since its creation in 1988, 50&50 has become monumental to the winemaking style of premium Tuscan wines throughout the nineties and the new millennium.
For one night only on 10 October, be enthralled by the brilliance of 50&50 and other distinctive vintages, proudly presented by Avignonesi, paired seamlessly with the five-course dinner immaculately curated by Head Chef Marco Guccio.
The exclusive evening will commence with pass-around of canapés and refreshing Col Dorato Rose Brut NV at the Terrace Lounge, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Marina Water Front.
Hosted by Chen Xi, Asia Manager of Avignonesi, the dinner begins with seafood galore of poached calamari, red prawns, white clams and Tuscan ‘panzanella’ with 12 years aged balsamic vinegar. This antipasto is perfectly paired with Il Marzocco Chardonnay 2013, an elegant bouquet of gardenia and fresh aromas of citron, pineapple and lemon peel, with a round and long, fragrant, flinty finish.
The pasta course presents the house-made tagliatelle with braised veal cheek ragout, dry porcini topped with grated Castelmagno cheese. This hearty dish is paired with the brilliant Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013, a vintage bursting with notes of bright, red fruits, dried violets and hints of savory spice.
The star of the evening is the succulent lamb shoulder sous-vide at 56 degrees celsius served with butternut pumpkin purée and seasonal Autumn vegetables. This full flavoured mains is paired with the acclaimed 50&50 Toscana IGT 2004, an excellent blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot. The 2004 vintage is an epitome of harmony and elegance, boosting aromas of cola, sweet spice, root beer, clove, toast and forest fruit.
Relish in the exquisite pleasure of honey mousse, Iranian saffron cremeux, raspberry jelly and almond sponge. This sweet delight is paired with Vin Santo di Montepulciano 2001 – a perfect balance between the acidity and sweetness compliments with a sensual finish.
The Avignonesi wine dinner is available on 10 October, 7pm. The dinner is priced at SGD128++ per person.
10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre
The Kilo Lounge space was always meant to be more than just a nightclub. For many, it is a place that feels like home, and for others, itOn September 28, 2017 / By Nookmag
The Kilo Lounge space was always meant to be more than just a nightclub. For many, it is a place that feels like home, and for others, it is a platform to express their craft, and a place for a like-minded community to come together. With that in mind, the founders, Javier Perez, Joshua Adjodha, and Y.C. Teo, made sure that every aspect of the lounge is well-curated, particularly in terms of the food and performances in the space.
Expect old favourites from Kilo Lounge’s sister restaurant, Kilo Kallang, such as the crowd-pleaser Tai Truffle Yuzu Roll with fresh crab meat, red snapper, and tempura ($12) alongside dishes that you can’t find anywhere else—our Zucchini Pancakes with goat’s cheese, arugula, and balsamic (SGD18); Tequila Cured Salmon Flat Bread with jalapeño, cream cheese, pickled onions, and cilantro ($15); and Octopus Ceviche with leche de tigre, plantain chips, and maíz (SGD18).
Those who are still peckish after-hours can pop by Kilo Merienda, Kilo Lounge’s food stand that operates from 11PM till an hour after closing on Fridays & Saturdays. Here, hungry partygoers can get their fix of our take on classic post-party grub.
Try Ang Moh Bak Chor Mee, with mee sua, minced pork, meatballs, and all the requisite garnishing of fried shallots and spring onions (SGD10). There’s also BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos ($10), with juicy, tender roasted pork from another sister restaurant, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Rounding up the menu is a hearty NY Beef Frank hotdog (SGD10) and Furikake Popcorn (SGD4), the perfect accompaniment to an ice-cold beer.
Little updates have been made in the space: canvas curtains now section off the dance floor on non-party days, and also help to divide the seating areas for more flexibility when needed. The façade has been given some colour, while more art pieces in the space make it feel even more like home. New brass finishings line some of the countertops, and the floor has been sanded-down and given an acid wash for that signature Kilo Lounge feel.
The lounge first opened in 2014 in the Ture building in Kampong Bugis, where Kilo Kallang is still situated. It started out as a spot for pre or post-dinner drinks; a place where people could escape from everyday life, relax over artisanal cocktails, and seek comfort in ‘the ultimate living room’. Then, Kilo Lounge threw its first party, and things snowballed from there. The lounge has since played host to some incredible acts—from hip-hop legends Grandmaster Flash and The Pharcyde to English indietronica duo Hot Chip—alongside world-class DJs like Arado, DJ Yadin, Joe Kay, DJ Tennis, and Culoe De Song, as well as a host of local luminaries like Mr. Has, Aldrin, and Brendon P. Also on the roster is a lineup of live acts, under the Kilo Live series, which aims to provide an alternative nightlife experience in town. So far, the lounge has welcomed Teen Daze, Mozart’s Sister, and Catching Flies, among others.
Whether it’s food that’s miles above your average bar grub, music that’s the best in the region, or unforgettable events that you can’t wait to tell your friends about, Kilo Lounge will continue doing what it does best, and strive to become so much more than just a nightclub.
21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-02/04
Come 28 October, the Cuban-inspired Bob’s Bar of Capella Singapore is excited to play host to Mario Calderone from Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge in Hong Kong. GearingOn September 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
Come 28 October, the Cuban-inspired Bob’s Bar of Capella Singapore is excited to play host to Mario Calderone from Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge in Hong Kong. Gearing up to raise the excitement for the bar’s well-loved quarterly extravaganza Tropical Night, Mario will present four of his signature drinks to rum lovers in Singapore.
For one Saturday night only, cocktail connoisseurs can look forward to a captivating evening featuring striking tiki creations, live entertainment, Salsa dancing, as well as Cuban-inspired delicacies.
Scooped as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016 and the Best Hospitality Team in 2016 Hong Kong Bar Awards, Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge will bring a slice of its elegance and sophistication to the hotel’s bar.
Helming Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge in Hong Kong, Mario Calderone is a man of many crafts. From operations to curating the bar’s unique drinks menu, Mario has consistenly impressed guests with its extensive selections of 250 rums. Seen as one of Asia’s first tiki bar, Honi honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge is known for presenting its cocktails admidst an island-inspired ambience.
Best Of Tiki Cocktails
Offering the finest of Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s rum haunts, Bob’s Bar will excite tipplers with its new refreshing cocktails alongside specialties from Mario Calderone.
Rum lovers can look out for four of Mario’s best sellers including the Tiki Tonga Tang, a classic tiki cocktail with strong hints of rum balanced with lemon and grapefruit juice.
Guests can also sensationalise their taste buds with his Honi Honi Kiss, an enticing mix of champagne with tropical flavours such as guava juice and passion fruit puree. Tipplers can also sip on some of the bar’s bestsellers such as the classic Bob’s Old Fashioned or the captivating Bob’s Colada No. 1.
Fans of Mario can catch him up close in person while he showcases his cocktailing flair at Bob’s Bar in the evening. In the day, Capella Singapore’s hotel guests will be in for a treat as he puts up a special cocktail making session.
True Caribbean celebration
Depicting a vibrant night, the Tropical Night will start at 7:00pm to midnight on Saturday 28 October. Perfect for a friend’s gathering or family affair, the Caribbean-themed experience will also feature food stalls serving Cuban-inspired specialties.
Every guest will receive a glass of Mario’s handcrafted welcome drink with the compliments of Bob’s Bar. Attendees can enjoy complimentary access to Sentosa Island when quoting “Tropical Night” at the gantry.
Bob’s Bar @ Capella Singapore
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
BAKE Inc, will launch a new flavour, “Lemon Cheese Tart with Honey” for a limited time from Friday, 29th September to Friday, 13th October. This is the firstOn September 22, 2017 / By Nookmag
BAKE Inc, will launch a new flavour, “Lemon Cheese Tart with Honey” for a limited time from Friday, 29th September to Friday, 13th October. This is the first time Lemon Cheese Tart with Honey becomes available outside of Japan. Have a sweet and zesty Mid-Autumn Festival with the limited edition lemon cheese tart! Gather your friends and family during this festive season for a brand-new refreshing treat.
Lemon Cheese Tart with Honey combines the brand’s rich and flavourful cheese tarts with the fresh, tanginess of lemon in a perfect balance. The limited edition tarts are coated with honey to provide the delicate sweetness. Multiple ingredients were shortlisted in the search for the ultimate flavour to enhance the taste of their original cheese tarts and lemon emerged as the clear winner. Take a first bite of the limited edition tart and taste the zesty tanginess and sweetness that bursts in your mouth.
The Lemon Cheese Mousse
In order to create the original flavour and the texture of the cheese mousse filling, cream cheese mainly from Hokkaido was selected and combined with lemon juice to achieve the perfect balance of tartness. The tarts are coated with honey as the finishing touch to bring out the delicate sweetness.
The Crispy Tart Crust
The secret to the brand’s crispy tart crust is the “double-baked” baking method. Each crust is baked once, and then baked one more time after adding in the cheese mousse filling.
Available at SGD3.90/piece and SGD22 for 6 pieces.
2 Orchard Turn, #B4-33, Singapore 238801
3 Gateway Drive, #B2-04, Singapore 608532
4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-K7A, Singapore 529510
23 Serangoon Central, #B2-34, Singapore 556083
Asahi Super Dry continues to win new fans all over the world even today – 30 years since its inception in 1987. This is the result of theirOn September 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Asahi Super Dry continues to win new fans all over the world even today – 30 years since its inception in 1987. This is the result of their discovery of the first Karakuchi “Dry Flavour” draft beer, loved for its signature clean, crisp and refreshing brew that does not leave a leave a bitter after taste.
This year, Asahi commemorates its 30th anniversary with the release of the new Clear Asahi Summer, which is distributed at 7-Eleven stores island-wide. The Clear Asahi product line is a cousin to the Asahi Super Dry family, better known for their Super Dry Lager & Super Dry Black Lager.
Clear Asahi Summer captures the spirit of summer and a season of bountiful harvests, by delivering a refreshing mouth and a distinguished after-taste. The artistry in this seasonal brew reveals itself at the end note, when the aftertaste brings a hint of floral and fruity accents due to the use of coriander seeds and orange peels. Its subtle flavour is matched by its calming packaging, which sports a light blue tinge to symbolise a gentle breeze during summer.
How To Get The Best Out Of Clear Asahi Summer
Drinking beer at the proper temperature allows you to taste the beer at its finest. For lagers, the optimal temperature should be 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. A lower temperature should be avoided, as it will reduce the carbonation released and suppress the aroma of the lager; the cold will also numb the palate to the beer flavours, thus diminishing the taste and experience.
Asahi recommends using a German-created drinking glass called Stange. It is shaped like a slender cylinder, such that its smaller surface area allows for a tighter concentration of volatiles, thus amplifying the malt and hop nuances for delicate beers.
Clear Asahi Summer is now available from SGD4.80 per 350ml can in approximately 300 7-Eleven stores island wide. Subject to GST and in-store promotions.
It is said that if you look up at the moon, you can see the outline of the Jade Rabbit that lives there. This Mid-Autumn Festival, Häagen-Dazs™ hasOn September 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
It is said that if you look up at the moon, you can see the outline of the Jade Rabbit that lives there. This Mid-Autumn Festival, Häagen-Dazs™ has taken inspiration from the myth of the Jade Rabbit to design a whimsical and contemporary range of ice cream mooncakes featuring new designs and exciting flavours. Every set is sure to be a crowd pleaser, whether as a gift or to make your family reunion extra special.
Twinkle Crispy (RSP: SGD29.90)
All-time favourite crispy sandwich made with Häagen-Dazs™ ice cream in a wrapping with smooth chocolate and sandwiched between crispy wafers. Each box comes with 5 pieces (Vanilla x 2, Caramel x 2, Green Tea x 1). Available at both Häagen-Dazs™ stores as well as selected retailers.
Twinkle Night Mix (RSP: SGD75.00)
A beautiful set of chocolate-coated ice cream mooncakes, featuring luxurious contemporary designs. Each set contains 6 mooncakes in an assortment of flavours, including Mango ice cream exclusively available in mooncakes (Chocolate x 2, Mango x 2, Green Tea x 1, Vanilla x1). Available at all Häagen-Dazs™ stores.
Harmony Mochi (RSP: SGD75.00)
A totally new experience this season, open this box to find indulgent Häagen-Dazs™ ice cream carefully wrapped with premium soft and chewy Japanese mochi skin. Available as a set of 4 pieces in strawberry and mango flavours. Available at all Häagen-Dazs™ stores.
Lune et Etoiles (RSP: SGD98.00, Limited Edition)
This unique set is a bestseller in Hong Kong, and consists of 1 very special ‘moon’ surrounded by 7 ‘stars’. Each mooncake is coated with dark chocolate and decorated with elegant Parisian-themed chocolate designs. This super premium collection is limited to just 100 sets in Singapore and is exclusive to Tang’s. This set features an assortment of 8 flavours (Yuzu Citrus & Cream, Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Biscuit & Cream).
Available for pre-orders starting on August 15 and in-store from September 4, hurry to place your order to share these very special mooncakes with your loved ones before they run out!
Popular for its Izakaya-styled sharing plates and innovative Japanese- inspired cocktails, Neon Pigeon launches a new menu this autumn. The new food offering comprises 10 items and showcasesOn August 31, 2017 / By Nookmag
Popular for its Izakaya-styled sharing plates and innovative Japanese- inspired cocktails, Neon Pigeon launches a new menu this autumn. The new food offering comprises 10 items and showcases a modern and avant garde approach to classic Japanese dishes. Head Chef Justin Hammond collaborates with Chef de Cuisine Dennis Smit to draw on their combined experiences and personal favorites.
Chef Dennis says, “For this menu, I was heavily influenced by the dishes I tasted while outside of work. I wanted to take what I had experienced, and recreate it in Neon Pigeon’s style. Working with Chef Justin, we deeply considered how to elevate simple Japanese classics. Together we drew on our different culinary experiences to develop our interpretations of these dishes.” See below for his inspirations behind a few of the new dishes.
Wasabi leaf salad
Wasabi lettuce is a familiar ingredient to us, and we wanted to showcase it again for two reasons: it is an amazing product that is locally grown yet rarely used, and it is also our rendition on the classic Caesar salad.
We serve it with adzuki beans, pickled rakkyo onions to give the salad acidity and an added dimension of texture, tossed in a fresh wasabi and carrot dressing to intensify that wasabi spice. The dish is then topped up with a deep fried poached egg for creaminess, and panko for more crunch.
Roasted Tomahawk Steak
Our immediate consideration was a Tomahawk steak, for the beauty in its cut – we present the meat to guests before cooking it, which provides an element of awe, and great anticipation.
To showcase the Tomahawk steak’s simplicity, we pair it with a soft and smooth red miso butter, also brightened up by fresh lemon zest, and fresh herbs. As a side, crispy baguette slices allow guests to indulge in all the beautiful meat juices. Another side is our Crispy Wasabi Leaf Salad, accompanied by strips of candied bacon, and katsuobushi mayonnaise.
I was keen to explore the idea of a prawn dish, and we realized that we had offered a noodle dish only once before. As ramen is a popular dish, we took our inspiration from it, and made use of the comforting ramen oil that everyone is familiar with and loves.
At Neon Pigeon, we try to minimalize our wastage, so we made a shrimp oil from shrimp shells and heads. This further amplifies the taste of prawns, and it is incorporated with the buckwheat soba noodles, a cold soba sauce, Japanese mountain yam, freshly chopped obha leaves, and finished with crunchy toasted buckwheat.
For the drinking crowd, I wanted to create a snack that is comforting and easy to eat, all while sipping on one’s drink. Our Katsu Currywurst is our unique Japanese take on a German classic.
Grilled sausage is served with a katsu curry mayonnaise, crispy shallots, pickled jalapeno for a zingy punch and chopped spring onions are added for freshness. As I really like the idea of fermentation, we fermented a red cabbage in a Japanese style (called Namasu), for a tangy bite.
Sea bream Sashimi
From my recent visit to Melbourne, I had a similar fish dish, and this creation was borne out of my desire to make it my own.
I cure the seabream in tamari shoyu, which gives the fish a firmer texture and a savory depth of taste. The fish is then brushed with a green yuzu koshu oil (a blend of fermented chili, flavored with yuzu), and adorned with a crisp green apple salad. We then add aonori and bits of tempura seaweed to boost the umami factor.
1 Keong Saik Rd
Just when dessert lovers in Singapore thought that they have seen it all, Froroll is here to prove them otherwise. Helmed by Campus Superstar alumni, Keely Wee ShiOn August 30, 2017 / By Nookmag
Just when dessert lovers in Singapore thought that they have seen it all, Froroll is here to prove them otherwise. Helmed by Campus Superstar alumni, Keely Wee Shi Kai, the newly launched dessert joint boasts an exciting array of sweet treats that push the boundaries of imagination.
Featuring freshly made-on-the-spot ice cream rolls, the carefully curated menu at Froroll features two main themes – “Back to basics” and “Extravaganza”
Back to Basics
Nothing short of impressive, the dessert series recreates the simple joys in life inspired by Keely’s fondest childhood memory of enjoying the traditional rainbow ice cream bread, albeit this time in a more decadent style with a creative twist. Each fanciful dessert set is an eye candy to behold, featuring an ice cream roll on a hotdog bun topped with freshly baked dessert bars and cookies. Dessert lovers can choose from five preset combinations, or unleash their inner creative juices to mix and match to their heart’s content.
Fruity favourites include the all-natural Strawberry Shawty and Key Lime Pie matched with their well-loved lime ice cream roll. To experience decadence at its peak, opt for the Caramel Sweetheart or S’moregasm while avid Instagrammers will go after the Rainbow Fantasy without hesitation.
For those seeking a truly remarkable dessert experience, look no further than their Extravaganza Menu. Behind each dessert item lies long hours spent to perfect the recipe, culminating in a truly amazing dessert feat.
The Volcanic Avalanche ($15.80) puts up a smoky display that will leave customers enthralled, as it comes billowing with liquid nitrogen mist. Indulge in a fudgy raspberry molten lava cake topped with Florentine cookie and vanilla ice cream hidden within the chocolate volcanic crust.
Dig deep into the Berry Rosy Flower Pot (SGD15.80) featuring a rose shaped strawberry daintily carved and experience a marriage of flavours found within the deliciously mixed layered ice cream and vanilla pound cake.
Last but not least, the Flowerpecker & Nest (SGD15.80) is one that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savoury, with chocolate eggs full of gooey caramel goodness sitting atop the bird nest made of fried vermicelli and chocolate coated pretzel sticks.
With such impressive menus, the creations at Froroll will bring the meaning of “yummy desserts” to a whole new level. What’s sweeter? Catch equally sweet-faced and voiced Keely rolling up decadent desserts live!
2 Tai Thong Crescent, The Venue Shoppes
Craving for some juicy, succulent Asian roast meats for lunch? The Asian Kitchen in Republic Plaza, Raffles Place, presents more than eight new roast specialties, infused in secretOn August 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
Craving for some juicy, succulent Asian roast meats for lunch? The Asian Kitchen in Republic Plaza, Raffles Place, presents more than eight new roast specialties, infused in secret marinades to ensure that every bite of duck and chicken is savoury and tender.
New menu offerings are the Signature Trio Platter of roast chicken, roast duck and soya chicken (SGD28.50++), Yuan Yang Platter comprising roast and soya chicken (SGD14.80++) and the Roast Twin Platter of roast chicken and roast duck (SGD18.80++). The platters are good for two to three pax to share. Duck lovers looking for new flavours can try the Herbal Roast Duck, which is fragrant from the selection of herbs that it has been marinated in for hours. The Ma La Roast Duck drives a spicy kick to the palate with its crunchy in- house Ma La sauce while the Plum Sauce Roast Duck pairs the piquant taste of plum with freshly baked roast duck. All roasts come in three sizes – by plate, half a duck or whole duck.
Those who enjoy The Asian Kitchen fried rice favourites will be pleased with combinations such as the Roast Duck Fried Rice (SGD12.80++), Ma La Roast Chicken Fried Rice (SGD12.80++) and Soya Chicken Fried Rice (SGD11.80++). Busy office workers in the area can also order a take-away Bento set comprising roast chicken, fried rice, 2 side dishes (Dan Dan Tofu, Spring Roll and Vegetables) at only SGD13.90+.
‘Prost!’ to a bevy of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest at SPRMRKT from 16 September to 3 October. Whether it is in the heart of the city or by the vibrant riverside at RobertsonOn August 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
‘Prost!’ to a bevy of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest at SPRMRKT from 16 September to 3 October. Whether it is in the heart of the city or by the vibrant riverside at Robertson Quay, there is something for everyone to partake in the revelry.
Take advantage of the Beer O’Clock specials at SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) – a selection of premium and bottled craft beers available for just $6nett per bottle at 6pm; and subsequently at SGD7 per bottle at 7pm, SGD8per bottle at 8pm, and SGD9 per bottle at 9pm. Try the Italian Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Summer Ale by local brew house, Reddot, that will be introduced on 16 September.
At SPRMRKT Daily, craft beer enthusiasts can look forward to the Happy Hour Craft Beer Bucket of four bottled craft beers at SGD35 from 5pm to 8pm.
SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar presents the Raspberry & Mint Shandy (SGD16++) for ladies whose penchant for drinks lies with a good cocktail. The concoction is a base of tequila blended with wheat beer, elderflower cordial, mint syrup, fresh raspberries and lime juice.
Hop over to SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) and SPRMRKT Daily with the family and let the litte ones get a taste of ‘beer’ with a Boylan Root Beer Float (SGD12). Features a specially imported root beer from Boylan Bottling, a New York based company steeped with over 100 years of heritage in producing hand-crafted, 100% pure sugar cane and all-natural gourmet beverages, with no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. In a mini serving, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, kids will create their very own childhood memories of this sweet treat.
Tuck into perennial favourites like the Ploughman Platter (large for two SGD34 | small for one SGD20) at SPRMRKT (McCallum Street) and SPRMRKT Daily. The platter comprises of ‘Pork en Croute’, herbed minced pork blanketed with brioche, beef salami, San Daniele Ham, housemade pork rillette on toast and chicken harissa sausage. SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar serves up classic crispy German Pork Knuckle (for two SGD36++), alongside housemade sauerkraut, potato cake, salad and pork jus.
As part of the 1-Group’s License to Brunch—a series of 10 uniquely curated brunch sessions held across iconic dining venues including Stellar at 1-Altitude, Monti, The Garage, UNA,On August 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
As part of the 1-Group’s License to Brunch—a series of 10 uniquely curated brunch sessions held across iconic dining venues including Stellar at 1-Altitude, Monti, The Garage, UNA, and The Summerhouse; in conjunction with the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix—Stellar at 1-Altitude will be revving up the festivities with The World’s Highest Barbecue Brunch held across two levels on the weekend of 16 & 17 September.
The perfect pit stop sits 282 metres above the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with an outdoor barbecue cookout held at 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar, featuring a whole Mayura Wagyu quarter slowly roasted over the coals to beefy perfection, Tajima Wagyu sausages and sliders, prawn skewers, and miso salmon—all accompanied by tipples and tunes from a resident live band and DJ.
The entire affair is complemented with a delectable brunch buffet within the comforts of Stellar at 1-Altitude’s dining hall—laid out by executive chef Christopher Millar and his award-winning team—where race punters can fuel up over a scrumptious spread of coastal-fresh seafood, hearty brunch classics, decadent charcuterie, toothsome treats and plenty more.
Seafood lovers can look forward to towering platters of Fine de Claire oysters, hamachi and swordfish sashimi, beetroot cured ocean trout, and tuna ceviche; served fresh on ice and ready for your picking.
Whet your appetite with a decadent charcuterie and foie gras live station, and take your pick from an indulgent selection of pan-fried goose liver, Ibérico ham, salami, chorizo, duck rilettes and smoked French chicken breast—laid out in an assortment of cuts, cures, and flavours.
Tuck into trusty brunch favourites such as French toasts with strawberry and lavender honey and smoked salmon eggs florentine, or make your own French-style omelette stuffed with your filling of choice.
Sweet endings come in the form of a dessert extravaganza curated by group pastry chef Jasmin Chew, such as torched kumquat alaska, kaffir lime chocolate cake, caramelised miso truffles, raspberry pistachio eclairs, and pineapple panna cotta and banoffee shooters—promising a divine finale that will satiate the sweetest tooth.
Stretch your dollar with McDonald’s Extra Value Meals and tantalise your taste buds with a twist every day. For just SGD5, be spoilt for choice with a varietyOn August 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
Stretch your dollar with McDonald’s Extra Value Meals and tantalise your taste buds with a twist every day. For just SGD5, be spoilt for choice with a variety of exciting lunch options with the new Black Pepper Mayo Chicken with Egg Burger and the return of the well-loved BBQ Beef Burger with Egg!
Black Pepper Mayo Chicken with Egg Burger BBQ Beef Burger with Egg
Those who like a little spice in their meal will be delighted that the new Black Pepper Mayo Chicken with Egg Burger hits the spot. The burger features a combination of a perfectly seasoned tender chicken patty, topped with a dollop of savoury black pepper mayonnaise, layers of fresh crisp shredded lettuce and a tender egg sandwiched between lightly toasted sesame buns
Fans of the BBQ Beef Burger with Egg can rejoice as the flavourful burger makes a comeback. The juicy ground beef patty on melted cheese with a tender egg complemented with tangy BBQ sauce, sandwiched between warm toasted buns checks all the boxes for a hearty burger.
Diners can indulge in an Extra Value Meal with either burger, served with French Fries (M) and a refreshing glass of Coca-Cola (S) for only SGD5! For a balanced meal, customers can opt to switch the French Fries with a Corn Cup at no extra charge, or simply top up SGD1.20 to change their side to a Garden Side Salad. The Garden Side Salad features whole leaf lettuce, red and white cabbage, crunchy carrots, corn kernels and tomatoes, served with a delicious Japanese dressing.
Diners can also enjoy the a la carte Black Pepper Mayo Chicken with Egg Burger from SGD3, and the BBQ Beef Burger with Egg from SGD3.
Both burgers are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® from 14 August, while stocks last.
Is your idea of a great weekend spent at a café, catching up with a couple of friends and sipping a nice warm cup of coffee? Or isOn August 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
Is your idea of a great weekend spent at a café, catching up with a couple of friends and sipping a nice warm cup of coffee? Or is it to find a nice quiet café to read a good book, get some quality ‘me’ time and recharge yourself? You are not alone.
With the rise of café culture in Singapore, many locals now find themselves looking for new cafés to try out every week.
One thing is for sure – café hopping is not a cheap hobby! A barista-quality coffee can easily set you back by up to SGD7 and that does not include meals or snacks which can bring your total expenditure up by a substantial amount.
KopiPass aims to change that by launching Singapore’s 1st National Café Hopping Trail. It comes in the form of a mobile app that lets you conveniently discover hundreds of locally unique cafes while saving money on food and drinks at the same time. By purchasing an annual membership for SGD60, you can redeem one complimentary drink (worth up to $6 each) per café at over 60 participating cafes island-wide. You are also entitled to special offers by cafes on additional food and drinks! To maximise your café hopping experience, the most popular signature dishes from each café are thoughtfully curated so that you can simply hop and enjoy the best food on the menu. No more asking around for recommendations!
Overwhelming Responses from Café Hopping Community
The 1st physical edition was launched in celebration of National Coffee Day on 29th September 2016 to an overwhelming response. Within 6 months, KopiPass has attracted 3000 café hoppers with more than 50,000 visits to 30 cafés across the island.
With valuable feedback from the community, the team decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign on 1st August 2017 to fund the development of a mobile app edition. The app greatly improves the overall café hopping experience, while more than doubling the number of cafes that users can visit and thus generating even more savings.
“We were overwhelmed with the positive responses from the 1st edition and wanted to contribute back to our supporters by creating a more seamless café hopping journey with even greater savings , and thus the idea of a digital mobile app” shared Jason, co-founder of KopiPass.
Participating cafés for the mobile app edition include familiar favourites such as Toby’s Estate, Tanuki Raw, The Laneway Market, The Assembly Ground and Tolido’s Espresso Nook.
Located along the corridor of Thomson V One, Nook & Cranny is a cozy café, where one can feel right at home having brunch with family or enjoyOn August 8, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Located along the corridor of Thomson V One, Nook & Cranny is a cozy café, where one can feel right at home having brunch with family or enjoy several pints of beers with friends after work.
Decked in an all-white interior with minimalistic wooden furnishing, the casual establishment seats up to 40 people. In a bid to improve customer service, the bar tops were refurbished, allowing staff to mingle and converse with customers easily. They can also opt to enjoy the café’s delicious menu under a sky full of stars and fairy lights at the small outdoor dining space of Nook & Cranny.
The cozy space also serves espresso beverages. Coffees are made from Common Man Coffee Roasters’ Lucky Basterd, a neighborhood favorite, where one can expect an aromatic medium- bodied cuppa with a smooth, long finish.
Specially imported from Japan, the creamy, rich and smooth Matcha Latte (SGD6.50++) is the perfect go-to on a cold, rainy day. Perfectly sweetened, the sugar does not overshadow the rich taste of the matcha. You are bound to be back for more as Nook & Cranny will not disappoint with their silky cup of matcha latte.
The home-style menu offers delectable mains such as the signature dish, Chicken Bleu (SGD15.50++), a boneless chicken thigh stuffed with bacon and cheese, complemented with fragrant orzo rice pasta and greens. A favorite of many regulars, be sure not to miss this dish out!
Satiate your meat hankering with the Portobello Beef Burger (SGD15.50++). The melt-in-mouth beef topped with juicy Portobello mushroom, bacon, honey ham, and cheese gives a full flavor to the otherwise simple dish.
Perfect for sharing, the Kumara Fries (SGD7.50++) and Truffle Fries (SGD8.50++) whets the appetite with bold flavors. These snacks are also perfect when paired with a pint of beer.
End your meal on a sweet note with Nook & Cranny’s Classic Waffle (SGD6++), crispy on the outside and impossibly fluffy inside, the consistency of the texture makes this dessert irresistible. Top up this savory delight with exotic ice cream flavors such as Blackie, Thai Milk Tea and Ferro-Rocher (SGD4.5).
From now till 31 August, in celebration of their first year anniversary, Nook & Cranny is offering a 50% off on your 2nd main for weekday dine in only. Come and treat yourself to a good meal!
Nook & Cranny Cafe
9 Sin Ming Road, #01-03
Thomson V One
Folklore is about storytelling through food. It’s a tale of life shaped by the food one grew up with. It tells of the importance of passing on thisOn July 28, 2017 / By Nookmag
Folklore is about storytelling through food. It’s a tale of life shaped by the food one grew up with. It tells of the importance of passing on this culinary heritage in the most proper and authentic way, and of the basic joys of enjoying food as a shared gift to all people and cultures.
The man behind the vision is Chef Damian D’Silva; and like all compelling food tales, it begins in the family. Chef Damian’s childhood was steeped in great traditional home cooking, Eurasian on his father’s side, Peranakan on his mother’s. His passion and palate were lit watching age-old flavours and aromas slowly, and lovingly, coaxed out of handpicked ingredients using painstaking – what we call artisanal methods. Time is flavour, he learned.
Those early days in the family kitchen formed a picture in Chef Damian’s mind of what heritage food meant to him: it was firstly what people ate at home on a daily basis, not so much what they ate on the streets outside. It was domestic food.
In the Singapore context, that inevitably encompassed food from the five ethnic groups – Chinese, Indian, Malay, Peranakan and Eurasian. So when we speak of ‘Singapore heritage food, we refer to a cuisine that is actually a multi-cuisine – five in one. Chef Damian likes to call this ‘organic fusion.’ Convinced of the bonding potential of heritage food, Chef Damian is a vocal advocate of culinary adverturism between the cultures in Singapore, as well as in tourist.
Which led Chef Damian to another insight, the importance of propagating tradition. Food not only forges communal ties; it is a repository of values and culture. Every dish holds a meaning, some significance, to the culture it belongs to. Every dish tells a ‘story’
As a fascinated boy in the house kitchen, Chef Damian would pester his elders, especially his doting grandma, with questions. And her replies would be cryptic, not because she was secretive, but because her generations was famously shoddy about ‘documenting’ what and how much went into dishes. The young Damian thus learned to observe whoever was at the stove with hawkish attention, becoming an expert in the most minute details. It also made him a determined documenter, hell-bent on ensuring that treasured recipes do not end up in the graves but live on safely. His granddad once asked Damian why he was busy preserving his recipes, and the boy replied, “So that when you die, I can still eat the food you cook.”
The passions, memories, emotions and dreams embodied in Chef Damian D’Silvaare what creates and drives Folklore. It is the story of Singapore told through one man’s journey.
Folklore is located within Destination Singapore Beach Road, a new hotel managed by the Park Hotel Group. Accessible and stylish; with friendly, efficient service; Destination Singapore Beach Road appeals to a wide clientele from business traveller to tourist. Similarly inclusive in spirit, Folklore welcomes guests with genuine, friendly, attentive service. It feels like being invited to a friend’s house for dinner. Only with much better food!
Folklore seats up to 100, and is open daily for lunch and dinner. There are 80 seats inside the restaurant and 20 outdoors.