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.
The “Nasi Lemak” Burger took Singapore by storm when it was launched on 13 July. Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the “Nasi Lemak” Burger attracted customers notOn July 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
The “Nasi Lemak” Burger took Singapore by storm when it was launched on 13 July. Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the “Nasi Lemak” Burger attracted customers not only in Singapore but also across the border, and even made its way to the number one spot on Twitter’s trending topics list during the week of its launch. Now, less than two weeks after the launch, the “Nasi Lemak” burger, along with McDonald’s other locally-inspired menu items such as the Chendol McFlurry and Bandung McFizz are sold out islandwide.
“Singaporeans’ overwhelming support for our “Nasi Lemak” Burger and other locally-inspired menu offerings have far exceeded our wildest imagination. We are both heartened and honoured to receive so many positive reviews from customers and food critics who have truly enjoyed our latest creations. And we will certainly consider suggestions to bring it back sometime in the future,” said Agatha Yap, Senior Director of Marketing, Menu and Digital Innovation, McDonald’s Singapore.
“The success of our locally-inspired menu attests to Singaporeans’ love for local flavours with a modern twist, and is also a result of our menu innovation efforts. We will continue to evolve and innovate our menu, staying close to local and international food trends, and strive to delight our customers with tantalising new tastes on top of their favourite McDonald’s core classics,” she added.
Next up: “Made for Singapore” chicken burger gets an “egg-cellent” twist
The McSpicy chicken burger was made specially for spice-loving Singapore in 1999. Since then, it has continued to be one of the nation’s most popular burgers on its core menu.
From today, Singaporeans can look forward to a new twist on the classic McSpicy – the Eggcellent McSpicy. The new burger features the iconic spicy chicken thigh with the added deliciousness of a fresh golden fried egg, and is available from SGD5.75 a la carte, or from SGD7.40 as part of an Extra Value Meal.
Cool down the heat with the new Dinosaur McFlurry® available from SGD3. Both items are available for a limited-time only, whilst stocks last.
Gearing up for National Day and Celebrating 50 Years of NS
As Singapore celebrates 50 years of National Service (NS50), McDonald’s is saluting our servicemen by offering all past and present NS men a FREE Apple Pie or Hot Fudge Sundae with every Extra Value Meal purchased (after breakfast hours) from 4 to 10 August. Eligible customers simply need to present their SAFRA Card, 11B or Pink IC to redeem the treat.
McDonald’s is also spreading the joy to all customers with a limited-time offer on the signature Vanilla Cone at a special price of only 50-cents from 4 to 10 August. A perfect cool treat to have whilst celebrating National Day!
Inspired by William Farquhar’s Natural History Drawings, Nutmeg & Clove has unveiled four cocktails to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day. Furthermore, Nutmeg & Clove has designated these drinksOn July 26, 2017 / By Nookmag
Inspired by William Farquhar’s Natural History Drawings, Nutmeg & Clove has unveiled four cocktails to celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day. Furthermore, Nutmeg & Clove has designated these drinks as Cocktails of the Month, meaning that guests to the bar can enjoy each drink 1 for 1 during Happy Hour.
William Farquhar’s research into Singapore’s national history is compiled in the book “Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection, Malay Peninsula 1803-1818”, which features 477 illustrations of Singapore’s flora and fauna. The King and Queen, The Galangal Beer, Oh My Jasmine, and Bay Side (priced at $22 each) pay homage to this collection with each drink featuring either native herbs, spices, fruits, and flowers.
Each of the four cocktails is local twist on a classic. A twist on the Milk Punch, The King and Queen, is named after the King and Queen of fruits, durian and mangosteen, which are used in this drink. The Galangal Beer ̧ a take on the Moscow Mule, is a spicy mix of Mount Gay
Black Barrel infused with galangal, house-made spiced pear syrup, fresh lime and housemade galangal ginger beer. Oh My Jasmine features housemade jasmine syrup, and matcha is a spin on a Scotch Sour; while the Bay Side uses Botanist Gin infused with bay leaves for a herbal take on the South Side.
Nutmeg and Clove’s National Day menu is a prelude to the bar’s menu revamp in October 2017. From the current sections depicting Singapore progression from trade outpost to modern metropolis, the new menu will be broken down into four different sections – Fruit, Spice, Herbs, and Flowers, each highlighting an aspect of Singapore’s biodiversity.
Nutmeg & Clove
10 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789
What does a lauded hawker and a cutting-edge award-winning bartender have in common? For one night only, Gina’s Vadai and Native bar will work together with Moosehead toOn July 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
What does a lauded hawker and a cutting-edge award-winning bartender have in common? For one night only, Gina’s Vadai and Native bar will work together with Moosehead to produce the 3rd iteration of the Supper Series.
This collaboration is exciting because it is Gina Vadai’s first partnership ever since owner and hawker Gina Rajan decided to come out of semi-retirement. In addition, this is Native bar’s first collaboration after winning the Most Creative Cocktail Bar award at the recent Bar Awards Singapore 2017. This energy brought out by these partners injects exuberance and playfulness to this celebration of traditional India snacks and beverages.
When Gina Rajan decided to re-open her stall once more after having stopped her business in 2013, those in the know rejoiced. As before, Gina sells only the vadai made by those whose skill she trusts – herself, and her sister whom she personally trained.
The vadai specially created for this event with Moosehead – Mediterranean-inspired Vadai will take centrestage alongside popular classics.
Two savoury sets both retailing at SGD25++ will be available at the event. A dessert set featuring jumbut jumbut or banana ball fritters will also be available.
The sets, though thematically tied, exhibit very different nuances. One of the sets includes vegetables vadai, a classic item; feta vadi, a creation inspired after the tasting of different cheeses with the Moosehead team; and an Inka charcoal-grilled skewer of prawns. The other set will showcase a special jumbo vadai “pizza” that features a generous serving of prawns. All the vadai are finished in the Inka charcoal oven – the charred smokiness brings out a new complexity to the flavours and textures of the vadai.
Completing the experience will be three specially concocted cocktails by Vijay Mudaliar – winner of Bartender of the Year. These cocktails are inspired from local beverages generally drunk for supper as well as the sets that will be retailed during the Supper Series event.
The Moosehead Supper Series with Gina’s Vadai and Native is held on 28th July, from 10pm onwards, one night only.
Ever wished that you could taste the smoothness of draft beer in a can? Carlsberg has heard you! The new Carlsberg smooth draught perfectly captures the smoothness ofOn July 24, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Ever wished that you could taste the smoothness of draft beer in a can? Carlsberg has heard you! The new Carlsberg smooth draught perfectly captures the smoothness of freshly tapped beer in a can. It underwent double the maturation time of a normal processed beer to attain its silky smooth texture and aromatic smell.
This idea was first conceived after a survey showed that most consumers wanted a bottled Carlsberg that was as smooth as the one that is available on draught. Carlsberg, then decided to develop a beer that had the smoothness of tapped beer but could be available more conveniently and affordably in a bottle or a can. Even though the research and development process took nine months, Carlsberg ultimately created a good balance between the hoppiness and sweetness.
The double maturation time (eight days) and the additional round of hops resulted in a beer that is shiny golden light yellow in color, with a light and citrusy note. On the palate, it has a light malty taste, with an intensity that is not too overwhelming.
A great quencher for a hot day and perfect as a daytime tipple, the Carlsberg draught beer is available in Singapore and Malaysia exclusively. Grab yours now at any major supermarkets island-wide!
Brez’n, one of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants, wants to thank all its diners for their support since the day it opened. Patrons have been warm and openOn July 23, 2017 / By Nookmag
Brez’n, one of Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian restaurants, wants to thank all its diners for their support since the day it opened. Patrons have been warm and open to learning and appreciating traditional recipes, made with love and passion, from Bavaria.
To mark the milestone and to give back to their diners, the Brez’n team has announced a total of 1,000 sure-win dining prizes up for grab when you dine at the restaurant between 1st and 10th September. Prizes range from an entirely free meal to cold pints of Paulaner and many more!
The more you dine, the more prizes you will win. So, gather your family and friends and plan a celebration at Brez’n now!
Head down to Brez’n and tuck into pure Bavarian treats such as the Bayerisches Riesen- Schnitzel (Giant Pork Schnitzel) or our signature Schweinshax’n, the juicy pork knuckle and enjoy an instant reward!
To find our more about the 10 Days of Giveaway and over 1,000 prizes up for grabs, visit Brez’n Facebook’s page.
Developed by early Bahamian settlers, Key Lime Pie has been around for more than 100 years! Over the years, the recipe had been revised and refined by many.On July 17, 2017 / By Nookmag
Developed by early Bahamian settlers, Key Lime Pie has been around for more than 100 years! Over the years, the recipe had been revised and refined by many. Polished to perfection, Bakerzin is delighted to feature this much loved tangy dessert, the classic American Key Lime Pie in the month of July.
A sweet reprieve with a luscious combo of zesty lime juice and sweet condensed milk, resting on an aromatic crust shell, this is a sure to satisfy dessert in delighting the senses. Topped with white, fluffy, smooth whipped cream; the topping of the meringue-covered pie is a weightless foam that dissolves at the tip of the tongue. Light yet tantalizing, it is a great dessert to complete a meal or as a perk me up afternoon tea break.
Priced from SGD40, it is available at all Bakerzin outlets & Eshop from now.
Launched in 2012 – Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is a spacious and welcoming destination where one can feel right at home having a brunch with the familyOn July 16, 2017 / By Nookmag
Launched in 2012 – Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is a spacious and welcoming destination where one can feel right at home having a brunch with the family or savour many glasses of beer on tap after work with friends.
Taking centre stage is an enormous counter that seats up to 20 inspired by what one might find in a medieval tavern but given a generous contemporary twist with the use of black marble. In a bid to encourage a convivial environment, customers are welcome to share dining space and mingle at this communal table as well as tap their own beers upon ordering. They can also opt to enjoy the bistro’s mouth-watering menu on one of the numerous large tables that have been converted from refurbished bar tops.
The small alfresco dining space of Nassim Hill is also dog-friendly, so families with pets are welcome to enjoy their meal together with their canines.
“Nassim Hill is founded on the philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends over good food and a range of drinks to suit everyone. I love an aged whisky but also enjoy a glass of apple cider which we have on tap. Our passion for creating food that is casual yet innovative is extended to the new dinner menu that we have recently launched. Like the hearty portions we offer in our hot breakfasts, signature sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets, our dinner specials retain a uniqueness that our diners seek. It’s important that we always connect with our customers and offer them dishes for which they would return. Our downtown location at the Tanglin Post Office makes Nassim Hill Bistro Bar easily accessible but without the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road,” says Mr Samuel Yeo, Director, Imaginings Group, of which Nassim Hill Bistro Bar is a part.
Late Night Hours
With its late hours from 8am to 11pm, Nassim Hill offers its signature cuisine for late night dinner as well as lunch. With a large dinner menu, late night bar bites and very comprehensive drinks menu, Nassim Hill, nestled in the Tanglin Post Office building, brings new energy and excitement to the downtown dining and bar scene.
Nassim Hill is transformed into a warm and glowing ambiance as the day lights dim and the evening lights come on. With its extensive drinks list that includes a variety of beers on tap, wines, whiskies, boutique malts, champagnes, spirits, liquors and cocktails, Nassim Hill becomes the perfect spot for the ultimate pairing between great cuisine and drinks. It is both a restaurant with comprehensive bar offerings and a bar with a complete full service restaurant. Nassim Hill transitions seamlessly from restaurant to bar, ensuring that its customers enjoy a holistic food and drink experience in one place.
The place for delicious tipples – Longest Happy Hour in town
Along with Nassim Hill’s extended opening hours comes the longest Happy Hour offered by any bar in town. From 9am to 9pm everyday, except Mondays (closed), enjoy 1-for-1 draught beer, and house pours ranging from SGD8 to SGD12 per drink.
Non-stop Prosecco for Ladies Night
Better known as a brunch café, Nassim Hill is looking to change people’s perception of the place – and what better place to start than from the ladies? On Wednesday nights after 4pm, ladies enjoy non-stop complimentary glasses of Prosecco with a minimum spend of only $35 each. Enjoy the food, atmosphere and drink all you want – how’s that for a girl’s night out. Terms and conditions apply.
Freshly Baked Bread and Guinness Bread
As soon as customers step in, they will be beckoned by an intoxicating aroma of daily-baked fresh artisanal breads and pastries. The hearty Stout Bread (SGD8 per 1⁄2 loaf) is truly a unique creation that the bakery offers. The stout is full-bodied and marries perfectly with hearty wholemeal bread. This dark bread carries the stout’s distinctive caramel aftertaste while maintaining lightness in texture. You won’t be able to stop at just one slice! The bread’s malty flavour also makes it the perfect choice for Nassim Hill’s signature Hot Reuben ($18) – a veritable crowd-pleaser of emmental cheese that is perfectly melded with corned beef, sauerkraut and onions over the Stout bread.
The menu – well-loved favourites
Serving as delectable accompaniments to the beer is a range of casual bistro eats. The bakery’s egg omelettes and scrambled eggs are said to be the fluffiest around with each using 4 antibiotic and hormone free eggs. Notably, the egg white soufflé and sautéed spinach omelette is a popular choice among those who are more health conscious. Other popular dishes on the menu include hearty sandwiches made with homemade artisanal breads and the much talked about salads. Salads are reasonable priced with generous portions and packed with a multitude of flavourful ingredients including the Detox salad featuring organic red quinoa (SGD15) and the Asian Chicken salad (SGD15) with a soy ginger dressing.
For those with a spicier palette, the Chili Crab Pasta (SGD25) or the Spicy Eggs Benedict (SGD20) using Spanish chorizo over spicy guacamole provides a unique twist on the classic Eggs Benedict. Nassim Hill Bakery also boasts one of
the best waffles in town with its Belgian styled waffles being very light and crisp. Their cheddar and bacon waffles have mature cheddar cheese and bacon baked into each and these are served with a fresh chive and sour cream dip.
For desserts, be tempted by sweet treats like the decadent Brownie Parfait (SGD10) with caramelized corn flakes, roasted peanuts and salted caramel sauce over vanilla ice-cream and super chewy brownies or the Pear Cheddar Crumble (SGD9) with
a pear compote and a unique cheddar based crumble.
The Dinner Menu, 4 pm to 11 pm
Nassim Hill recently introduced several new dishes to their dinner menu that complement their extensive brunch and lunch menus. The dinner menu offers exceptional food with outstanding value. A new wine menu with good value wines has also been launched to pair up with the new dinner menu. The star of the dinner menu is the supreme house special of Nassim Hill, the 500g Grain Fed Angus T-bone Steak ($65). The succulent steak is grilled and served with arugula and sea salt, offering diners exceptional value for such a good quality and size of meat. Another is the Pork Chop with Caramelized Carrots (SGD22), grilled pork chop with romesco sauce made with pistachios and hazelnuts.
Other seafood options include the Chilean Sea Bass (SGD30), a cod with sweet potato mash, grilled asparagus with bery velouté, and Market Fresh Mussesls With A Hint of Chilli (SGD25), 250g of live French Bouchot mussels cooked with white wine, Sriracha butter cilantro and garlic. The dinner menu also includes a range of casual light bites that are very reasonably priced. The crunchy Crunchy Chicken Morsels (SGD12) served with Sriracha aioli and fresh baby radish and the Baked Bone Marrow (SGD12) both complement Nassim Hill’s extensive drinks menu – including beer on taps (Kronenbourg 1664, Kronenbourg Blanc and Connor’s Stout).
POSB/DBS Card Dinner Deals
POSB/DBS Card holders can enjoy additional discounts at Nassim Hill. Receive 10% off regular priced items with a regular POSB/DBS card.
Nassim Hill Bakery Hitting The 5th Year Mark
Nassim Hill Bakery
#01-03 Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road
As we count down to National Day, McDonald’s Singapore is launching a delicious menu selection that puts a modern spin on traditional local favourites. Adding to its varietyOn July 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
As we count down to National Day, McDonald’s Singapore is launching a delicious menu selection that puts a modern spin on traditional local favourites.
Adding to its variety of iconic burgers and desserts that Singaporeans love, McDonald’s is celebrating the diverse local food heritage with a creative touch to whet local appetites. Familiar local fare that Singaporeans grew up eating such as Nasi Lemak, Bandung and Chendol form the inspiration behind the new limited-time menu, launched in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) 2017.
This year, McDonald’s is a partner of the annual festival organised by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) which celebrates our local, multi-ethnic food heritage, ranging from hawker fare to contemporary dining.
“As a brand that’s deeply woven into the fabric of Singapore, we wanted to pay homage to our traditional local fare in conjunction with the launch of the Singapore Food Festival 2017. We have given a modern twist to familiar local favourites which includes the “Nasi Lemak” Burger – and hope Singaporeans will be thrilled to unravel the local flavours in our exciting menu line-up, as we come together to celebrate National Day soon,” said Agatha Yap, Senior Director of Marketing, Menu and Digital Innovation, Hanbaobao Pte Ltd (licensee of McDonald’s Singapore).
“We are delighted that McDonald’s, a brand with a large fan base in Singapore, is on board with us as a partner for the Singapore Food Festival 2017. With this year’s theme being ‘Savour Singapore in Every Bite’, we are particularly excited by the introduction of McDonald’s locally-inspired menu, which will feature flavours well-loved by generations of Singaporeans who grew up eating them. This will further pique the curiosity of both locals and visitors about SFF, which is still the only event in Singapore dedicated to showcasing local food and local talent,” said Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director, Attractions, Dining & Retail, STB.
Inspired by the iconic Malay dish, the “Nasi Lemak” Burger combines key elements of the dish in a mouth-watering recipe that will capture your senses from miles away. The juicy chicken thigh patty, a star ingredient of the burger, is rich in aromatic coconut flavours and coated with cornflakes crunch for an extra crispy finish. Served between lightly toasted semolina buns, the chicken thigh patty is layered with a golden fried egg, a bed of caramelised onions, crunchy cucumber slices, and topped off with a dash of sweet and spicy sambal sauce for that added zing. The “Nasi Lemak” Burger is available from SGD5.95 a la carte, or from SGD7.80 in an Extra Value Meal™.
Bandung McFizz & Criss Cut Fries
From SGD3.40, customers can also enjoy the savoury goodness of Criss Cut Fries, a treat no one can say no to! To balance out the rich flavours of your meal, chill out with a glass of Bandung McFizz from SGD3 – a refreshing take on an old school favourite.
Chendol McFlurry & Coconut Pie
End your meal on a sweet note by digging into a Chendol McFlurry from SGD3. Comprising a mix of vanilla soft serve with Gula Melaka sauce whisked to perfection with Chendol jelly bits, customers can savour the taste of the traditional dessert with a modern twist.
To relish the full experience, dig into the “Nasi Lemak” Feast from $9 to get a taste of everything including the “Nasi Lemak” Burger, Fries (M), Coconut Pie and Bandung McFizz.
The locally-inspired menu is available after breakfast hours in all McDonald’s restaurants, Drive-Thru and via McDelivery® from 13 July, while stocks last.
Dessert Kiosk: Chendol Melaka Cone, Chendol Melaka Twist & Chendol Melaka ChocoCone
The beloved chendol flavour is also making its way to our Dessert Kiosks and adding a local touch to our Vanilla Cones. Slurp on the Chendol Melaka Cone and Chendol Melaka Twist from SGD1 each or go with an adventurous choice of the Chendol Melaka ChocoCone from $1.20, available all day at McDonald’s Dessert Kiosks, while stocks last.
McCafe: Pandan Coco Frappé & Kueh Salat Cake
For the perfect pick-me-up, visit McCafé® to grab a Pandan Coco Frappé and Kueh Salat Cake. Available all day from SGD4.60, the Pandan Coco Frappé combines a perfect blend of coconut and fragrant Pandan flavours with grass jelly– an ultimate treat to cool off the heat! Or treat your taste buds to the Kueh Salat Cake consisting of pandan sponge cake and a delectable glutinous rice layer – a unique cake and kueh experience rolled into one! Available all day from SGD5, while stocks last.
50 Years of National Service
As Singapore celebrates 50 years of National Service (NS50), McDonald’s is saluting our servicemen by offering all past and present NS men a FREE Apple Pie or Hot Fudge Sundae with every Extra Value Meal purchased (after breakfast hours) from 4 to 10 August. Eligible customers simply need to present their SAFRA Card, 11B or Pink IC to redeem the treat.
In celebration of the nation’s birthday, McDonald’s is also spreading the joy with a limited-time offer for the signature Vanilla Cone available at a special price of only 50-cents from 4 to 10 August.
Open Farm Community (OFC) brings back its popular Social Market in July, with a special foodie-friendly edition curated around Singaporeans’ favourite national pastimes—eating and shopping. Held across theOn July 6, 2017 / By Nookmag
Open Farm Community (OFC) brings back its popular Social Market in July, with a special foodie-friendly edition curated around Singaporeans’ favourite national pastimes—eating and shopping.
Held across the weekend of 22 and 23 July, the tenth edition of OFC Social Market will take place later in the day from 3.00pm to 8.00pm, instead of its usual daytime format, making it the first sunset market of the series.
Taking its cue from local foodie culture, the two-day market will bring together some of the island’s best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers, and modern-day hawkers—in a strong showing of homegrown Singaporean eats.
Market-goers can feast their way through a plethora of fresh food options by local vendors; from Bao Maker’s Asian-inspired buns to salted egg yolk cookies fresh from the ovens of Chefy Bakehouse. Dig into a toss up of Rojak Line’s flavourful vegan rojak, make your own raclette cheese sandwich with perennial crowd pleaser The Raclette Movement, and bring home a slice of savoury quinoa cake from QUIRC.
OFC will also be setting up its own booth at the market, offering a freshly made selection of fruit juices, almond milk, and cold brews; along with an outdoor barbecue where farm-fresh festival grub is served hot off the grill.
For a proper sit-down meal, the restaurant offers all-day respite from the bustling marketplace; fuel up for the day ahead with a hearty weekend brunch, or wind down from the festivities over dinner and sunset cocktails.
More than just a day of feasting, the market grounds will also play host to communal activities for all ages. Shake up a storm at a cocktail masterclass hosted by Bacardi Legacy 2017 finalist Jonathan Lee of Tippling Club, make your own flower crown at a nifty Gathered+Styled workshop, or simply take a leisurely stroll through OFC’s flourishing outdoor farm.
Open Farm Community
Singapore, 130E Minden Rd, 248819
After four and a half years of delighting diners with exquisite culinary creations from it’s a la carte menu, Singapore’s first modern shudo restaurant, BAM!, has taken theOn July 5, 2017 / By Nookmag
After four and a half years of delighting diners with exquisite culinary creations from it’s a la carte menu, Singapore’s first modern shudo restaurant, BAM!, has taken the leap and revamped to a full-fledged, omakase-only concept.
Following its recent expansion in November 2016 from an intimate sake-tapas bar to a fully fitted restaurant spanning three shop house units on Tras Street, executive chef Pepe Moncayo now writes the next chapter of BAM! by focusing on its well- loved omakase, which has gained a reputation through the years for its affordability and sake pairing dexterity.
Omakase (お任せ in Japanese), meaning ‘I entrust to you’, is an ever-evolving dining experience that consists of dishes selected and coursed entirely by the chef. At BAM!, guests are taken through a gastronomic journey of chef Pepe’s life experiences, each meal designed to be unreservedly different from the next.
“By focusing on our omakase offering, we are able to put our best efforts behind a single free-form menu that showcases the season’s peak ingredients at their freshest, without being bound by any pre-conceived notions of cuisine style or signature dishes,” explains chef Pepe.
In lieu of the former a la carte selection is now an Omakase Menu (starting from SGD98++ for four courses) that is available in four-course, six-course, and eight- course tiers. A Vegetarian Omakase (starting from SGD78++ for four courses) is also available as a meatless alternative to chef Pepe’s culinary ingenuity.
For the post-dinner hankerings, BAM! offers a Dessert Omakase (SGD48++ for three courses), featuring a toothsome selection of desserts and petit fours—all made in- house by BAM!’s dedicated patissiers to give each meal the sweet ending it deserves.
In the true spirit of ‘modern shudo’—a contemporary way of sake appreciation through food—the omakase menus all come with the option of sake pairing led by certified sake sommeliers, effectively adding a divine dimension to the BAM! experience by bringing out the umami flavours of chef Pepe’s cuisine.
Every meal at BAM! is now a revelation in itself, surprising even the most fervent of foodies as chef Pepe continues to find new ways to transform the freshest seasonal ingredients—through innovative permutations of flavours and textures—into one-of-a- kind indulgences, paired with exceptional sakes from the cellar.
38 Tras St, Singapore 078977
Living life in a constant loop? Singaporeans live by routines, generally speaking – wake up, take the same bus or train to work, some drive the same routeOn July 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
Living life in a constant loop? Singaporeans live by routines, generally speaking – wake up, take the same bus or train to work, some drive the same route every day, eat the same lunch, and work late day in and day out. The world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, Zespri, invites Singaporeans to break away from mundane routines and live life through the latest regional movement – Feel Alive with Zespri.
Living in a cosmopolitan city embedded with fast-paced lifestyles, Singaporean adults shoulder multiple commitments across work and family. This deprives them of moments to catch a breather, ultimately leading to mental fatigue and burnout. The vast majority of people surrender their lives to routines unconsciously. It can be comfortable until they wear out and life becomes a monotonous cycle devoid of excitement.
Feel Alive with Zespri was conceived to inspire people to add a dose of colour and flavour to their lives and break away from the everyday.
Live life to the fullest with Zespri Kiwifruit
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Small in size but packing a punch; Zespri Kiwifruits are nature’s delicious multivitamin that inject zest into your otherwise mundane days, hitting the mark with each piece of fruit providing 100 per cent of your daily Vitamin C requirement. Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits offers more than three times the amount of Vitamin C found in oranges, while Zespri Green Kiwifruit promises better digestive health with 66 per cent more fibre than papayas.
Break the Routine and Feel Alive with Zespri
Zespri is offering Singaporeans the opportunity to air their everyday routines on social media. Follow @ZespriSEA on Instagram, share with them the routines you want to break together with a caption and hashtag #FeelAliveWithZespriSG. A lucky winner with the best image and caption will be rewarded with an adrenaline-filled experience, including a pair of round-trip tickets to Auckland, New Zealand on Air New Zealand, a 5D4N accommodation, and a thrilling skydiving experience for two!
Zespri will also bring to life the best lines at the Feel Alive with Zespri activation on Friday, 21 July, where Singaporeans will get the chance to break these routines, literally! Join Zespri and win yourself exciting Zespri Routine-Breaker Rewards, including invigorating aerial yoga classes, exhilarating electric karting experience and not to mention, refreshing Zespri Kiwifruits!
Friday, 21 July 2017
8.00am – 7.30pm
Mapletree Business City, 10 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117438