In the heart of Clarke Quay, a brand new fast food joint has energized the food scene, introducing a popular American sandwich that has its roots in PhiladelphiaOn February 24, 2017 / By Nookmag
In the heart of Clarke Quay, a brand new fast food joint has energized the food scene, introducing a popular American sandwich that has its roots in Philadelphia (hence its name). Also serving up a moreish range of authentic Americana comforts like burgers, wings and milkshakes, Philly Shack is the ideal pit stop for a hunger-pang-busting lunch, after-work snack with an ice-cold beer or a late-night closer.
First and foremost, Philly Shack is Singapore’s home of the Philly cheesesteak. With a winning combination of sliced rib eye beef, caramelized onions and melted cheese all packed into a soft pillowy bread roll, there is nothing like this flavor-packed bombshell of a sandwich that ticks all the boxes of wholesome, hearty, juicy, oozy, cheesy, beefy, moreish, satisfying and familiar.
This is what a bunch of die-hard fans of American fast food envisioned to recreate at Philly Shack – a little oasis in this foodie haven of Singapore that could reunite them with the familiarity of the good old USA, the goodness of flavors and the comfort of filling that void, that particular craving for real American fast food.
While the Philly Cheesesteak (SGD15) is the star on Philly Shack’s menu, diners can sink their teeth into more juicy comforts, including The Philly Shack Burger (SGD17.50) and homemade habanero-sauce-slathered wings (SGD8.50 for 6 pcs / SGD14 for 12 pcs). Other highly recommended goodies are PS Spiked Shakes in chocolate bourbon, peanut butter jelly or banana split flavor (SGD13) and for sure, The Damn Spicy Mary (SGD15) made from habanero-infused vodka, making it the hottest bloody mary in town.
Philly Shack opens its doors daily from 12pm, serving lunch, dinner and drinks.
Philly Shack Singapore
3A River Valley Road
After the successful launch of its casual bistro, Noshery, in 2016, Nosh invites culinary explorers to rediscover the Greenhouse. From today onwards, the popular outdoor dining space willOn February 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
Additionally, guests can look forward to an updated cocktail list with carefully selected ingredients that complement the subtle flavours of the new menu. These include the Lanai, a take on the classic tropical Mai Tai, served with house-infused apricot and vanilla rum, housemade pistacho orgeat and fresh lime (SGD19), and the venue’s house cocktail, No9, which features a solid base blend of bourbon, rye and port balanced out by housemade black tea syrup, fresh muddled blueberries and pineapple (SGD19). The restaurant also boasts an exceptional wine list.
Maggie Joan’s Kitchen Takeovers returns for 2017 with Turkish native, and owner of renowned Istanbul restaurant Neolokal, Maksut Aşkar. Chef Aşkar will present to Singapore his “new” AnatolianOn February 19, 2017 / By Nookmag
Maggie Joan’s Kitchen Takeovers returns for 2017 with Turkish native, and owner of renowned Istanbul restaurant Neolokal, Maksut Aşkar.
Chef Aşkar will present to Singapore his “new” Anatolian cuisine for the first time in a two-night exclusive event at Maggie Joan’s, focusing on traditional Turkish home recipes and flavours with contemporary interpretations.
Fresh from featuring in the short film, The Turkish Way, which screened at the Vancouver Turkish film festival in late 2016 and also featured the world famous Roca brothers, chef Askar will bring his traditional Anatolian cuisine to Singapore which according to him “is about cooking food that highlights the land you are surrounded by.”
“Anatolia stretches from Turkey’s border with Asia in the east all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea so there is an array of ingredients and influences on the style of food but at the end of the day Anatolian cuisine definitely reflects food your Mum cooked,” he adds.
Also an advocate for using forgotten ingredients, Askar has worked with farmers and small-scale producers to cultivate traditional supplies for his restaurant.
Askar’s cooking finds a comfortable home at Maggie Joan’s with a shared passion for the Mediterranean and seasonality of ingredients creating a unique connection between the two.
“We are very much on the same page,” says Maggie Joan’s co-owner Darren Micallef. “Maksut derives his dishes from home cooking which complements us – how we are inspired by our grandmothers to provide warm and generous hospitality.”
Askar’s menu will feature an exclusive curation of Neolokal classics such as slow cooked Üveyik, an ancient Turkish wheat Askar had cultivated, which is cooked for seven hours with leeks and onions.
The Kitchen Takeover will be held on Friday 24 February and Saturday 25 February for dinner only. Reservations will be available via Chope only.
Iconic American Diner Hooters swings its doors open and adds a new excitement of life to the central business district of Marina Bay. The forthcoming launches are aOn February 18, 2017 / By Nookmag
Iconic American Diner Hooters swings its doors open and adds a new excitement of life to the central business district of Marina Bay.
The forthcoming launches are a part of the 35 location Southeast Asia development programme, with Singapore instinctively next on the agenda with its vibrant, thriving dining scene.
The Sail Marina Bay outlet spans 2,335 square feet, with a 100-seater capacity, featuring 12 high-definition screens of pure sports entertainment round the clock. Hooters The Sail Marina Bay will be serving up a slice of Hooters hospitality in the suit clad district of Marina Bay. The Fusionopolis outlet is slated to open in March 2017.
Gary Murray, Chief Executive Officer of Destination Group said, “Southeast Asia is a key territory for Hooters Asia’s growth and Hooters brand is one of the exciting American franchised restaurants managed under the Destination Group. We’ve identified Singapore as a prime market with a population that is very passionate about food and sports. With our upcoming expansion in Singapore, we will bring Hooters’ signature hospitality, alongside the best of Hooters food and drinks.”
Senior Vice President of Global Development with Hooters of America, LLC, Mark Whittle said, “With our successful launches around the region, we are very excited to bring to market the signature Hooters brand with Destination Group, to make a mark in the already diverse food scene in the Singapore.”
Hooters is a sports-themed restaurant and bar that welcomes anyone; from individuals looking for a place to watch broadcasted sports while enjoying a drink to groups of friends celebrating a birthday, or even families who are looking for a place to have a hearty meal.
The Hooters food menu spans over 50 items, and entails signature favourites including wings, sliders, sandwiches, tacos, salads and burgers, and a beverage menu that serves over 40 beers, ciders and cocktails to wash it all down. With such an array of offerings, there is something for everyone.
4 Marina Boulevard
01- 31 The Sail, Marina Bay
This festive period and Valentine’s Day, regale your loved ones with UHA’s Cororo and Puccho candies. There are new flavours to savour, and the offerings will be availableOn February 15, 2017 / By Nookmag
This Valentine’s Day , indulge in a specially-curated menu of prime produce and ignite the flames of passion at Otto’s Deli Fresh. The menu by Chef de CuisineOn February 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
The Valentine’s Day menu offers two choices of mains. Surf & Turf presents the Snapper en Papillots, fresh local-caught snapper baked with beurre blanc sauce of white wine and lemon zest, and Beef Short Ribs, braised in red wine for 72-hours. Or, have the Snapper en Papillote and Otto’s Roasted Spring Chicken, with perfectly crisp skin. Each main is served with purple potato mash, sautéed seasonal vegetables and beef jus. End the night on a sweet note with two desserts for sharing. Delight in a creamy panna cotta, perfumed with lavender essences, sprinkled with hazelnut crumbs for a satisfying crunch. There’s also a house-made chocolate lava cake, paired together with vanilla ice cream.
The Valentine’s Day sharing platter is available for dinner on 13th and 14th February at SGD70++ per couple.
Need some help this Valentine’s? The world’s fastest growing restaurant booking platform, Quandoo, has partnered up with global dating app happn to unveil the formula to perfect firstOn February 14, 2017 / By Nookmag
Need some help this Valentine’s? The world’s fastest growing restaurant booking platform, Quandoo, has partnered up with global dating app happn to unveil the formula to perfect first dates in Singapore.
The collaboration culminates in a series of bookable Ultimate First Dates on Quandoo in the month of February, in celebration of the season of love.
The first dating app that lets users “cross paths” in real-time, happn has identified that more than 60% of Singaporeans prefer a dinner arrangement as a first date, over other dating activities like catching a movie, or grabbing a casual drink.
Head of Trends at happn, Claire Certain, has identified the top four restaurant settings that work well for couples on first dates, based off analytics gleaned off singles in Singapore:
Contrary to popular belief, Casual Dining comes in at #1 over more premier dining options, indicating Singaporean singles’ preference for a lighter, more informal atmosphere to break the ice.
Waterfront Dining comes in at #2, closely trailed by Ambient Dining at #3 – illustrating how Singaporeans like their food accompanied with stunning views and a candle-lit atmosphere. Dining with Live Music rounds up the list at #4, where outgoing singles prefer a lively ambience to share their love for music.
Working with the happn team, Quandoo has curated a list of eight restaurants that can offer these top four first date experiences around the identified settings. Quandoo’s analytics show that all establishments shortlisted are in the top 30% of the platform’s most-booked restaurants.
Oxwell & Co
Perched on Ann Siang Hill, Oxwell & Co. represents a slice of British comfort in a heritage shophouse. The Oxwell experience spans four floors, each a destination in its own right. From a Gastropub for refreshing tipples, an elegant Dining Room, an eccentric Study to a Hendrick’s Rooftop Garden and Bar, there is something for every couple.
Inspired by the delicious street food and fascinating Mexican culture, Lucha Loco is a taqueria and garden bar serving authentic Mexican food and quality tequilas, with a strong focus on ambience and design.
Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion is the waterfront’s latest lifestyle destination, with a prime view of the Marina Bay. Perfect for romantic first dates, diners can savour delectable delicacies against the backdrop of the sunset.
Fine Japanese restaurant, Takumi is one of the most unique dining locations in Singapore, with splendid views over Sentosa and a stunning Marina setting. With three stations that offer Sushi, Robatayaki and Teppanyaki, the ingredients are all imported from Japan to offer the most authentic Japanese dining experience.
Vineyard at Hort Park
The romantic city-escape dining destination amidst the verdant greenscape of HortPark, Vineyard recreates the experience of the French-Italian countryside with its beautifully aged-wood tables, whimsical secret garden verandah and rustic earthly wood fixtures, taking guests on a journey away from the bustling city.
Located on the 40th floor of CapitaGreen tower, nestled between the clouds and a 15,000-square-feet Sky Forest, Artemis is a new Singapore landmark overlooking the Marina Bay skyline, while showcasing the Mediterranean’s rich culinary heritage with the freshest organic produce.
Dining with Live Music
Montreux Jazz Café
With its laid-back, lush interior located in the heart of Singapore’s busiest belt, Montreux Jazz Café is a new jazz sanctuary with live music, international food and bespoke cocktails.
Located in the heart of City Hall, Berlin Bar is a popular venue with a contemporary design and cosmopolitan vibe, along with a modern European cuisine and tapas style dishes, complemented with premium wines and cocktails and quality live music.
Launched in July 2012 – Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is a spacious and welcoming destination where one can feel right at home having a brunch with theOn February 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
Launched in July 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.
For this year’s Valentine’s Day, Nassim Hill is offering a 3 Course TLC Set Dinner (for 2) at SGD88+ exclusively for DBS/POSB Cardholders. This will be available for the whole month of February, so that you can shower your other half with love everyday, and not just on Valentine’s Day! The set dinner includes some of our recently launched dinner items like the Pork Chop with Caramelised Carrots, and Pappardelle with Meat Ragu, and 2 complimentary glasses of wine to get you both a little intoxicated. End the date with a romantic stroll in the Botanic Gardens, just a stone’s throw away from Nassim Hill.
56 Tanglin Rd, #01-03
Tanglin Post Office
This year, District 10 will be offering a very special Valentine’s Day 3-course dinner set menu at three of their outlets at UE Square, Suntec City and TheOn February 13, 2017 / By Nookmag
This year, District 10 will be offering a very special Valentine’s Day 3-course dinner set menu at three of their outlets at UE Square, Suntec City and The Star Vista. Diners will start their romantic dinner with a selection of Italian Antipasto: parma ham with melon, roasted scallops, tomato and buffalo mozzarella and grilled vegetables. For mains, diners can choose between the Pan Roasted Salmon Fillet served with potato mousse, pesto sauce and sautéed spinach, or the Grilled Grain Fed Black Angus served with roasted rosemary potato, red wine sauce and pan fried goose liver. End the night on a sweet note with the Raspberry Chocolate Cake with wild berries salad.
$78++ per pax, inclusive of 1 glass of Prosecco
10 – 14 February
Opened by entrepreneur Haden Hee, Hansul Korean Dining Bar looks set to woo its customers with a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Tucked in alluringly amidst the rusticOn February 12, 2017 / By Nookmag
Opened by entrepreneur Haden Hee, Hansul Korean Dining Bar looks set to woo its customers with a unique and enjoyable dining experience. Tucked in alluringly amidst the rustic shophouses along the historic Tanjong Pagar road, Hansul, Korean for ‘bottoms up’, sets itself apart from the string of Korean bars in the area by offering exclusive spirits imported direct from Korea.
Hansul carries the most extensive selection of Korean liqueurs in Singapore with many of the brands on sale not found anywhere else in the country. The Jeju Hanrasan Soju, for example has been a hit with Korean customers who are familiar with the drink back home. Aside from traditional and premium Soju, other crowd favourites on the menu include a range of Makgeolli (Rice Wine) and Cocktail Makgeolli which are popular with the ladies, herbal Cheongju, seasonal fruit and sparkling wines as well as Korean beers.
“While we would like to establish ourselves as a drinks centric Korean styled bar, our aim is also to provide our customers with an authentic and memorable experience while dining at Hansul. We have crafted our menu is such a way to pair our signature dishes with our wide selection of drinks,” said owner Haden Hee.
Complimenting its impressive array of exclusive spirits, Hansul boasts its signature ‘Hwa-ro’ charcoal dishes, and is the first restaurant to introduce this trendy Korean concept to Singapore. Diners are now given the pleasure of barbequing their food right at their table over a charcoal grill.
“Our grill items are served in skewers freshly prepared daily in our kitchen, and grilled on our mini Hwa-ro, a personalised charcoal grill that is taking Korea by storm now. Each skewer is marinated to perfection by our very own Korean chefs,” Haden added.
Hansul is H Group Holdings’ third Korean restaurant following Kimchi and Guksu. Since it’s soft opening, Hansul has garnered a strong Korean following comprising of customers who flock there to relish the unique flavours and rare drinks on offer. The dining bar is also looking to reach out to more Singaporeans and has extended it’s closing time to 6 a.m.
“We hope to attract more locals down to Hansul to enjoy our select spread. We are open all week up to 6 in the morning and would be a perfect stop for dinner, supper or a late night snack,” said Haden.
Hansul Korean Dining Bar
21 Tanjong Pagar road ,#01-05
Valentine’s Day can be stressful for some – with last-minute plans to fret about and nowhere romantic to bring your significant other. Here’s our selection of some ofOn February 11, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Valentine’s Day can be stressful for some – with last-minute plans to fret about and nowhere romantic to bring your significant other. Here’s our selection of some of the best dining options to surprise your loved one:
1. CÉ LA VI
Providing the most romantic sunset and best panoramic vista in the city 57 levels above ground, CÉ LA VI Restaurant whisks couples off on an aphrodisiacal culinary voyage in the skies with a luxe 5-course degustation menu, complete with an experimental ‘Love Potion’ couple cocktail available on St Valentine’s Day and the day after (14 and 15 February). For a lasting keepsake to commemorate the momentous occasion, couples are invited to step in and make memories permanent with CÉ LA VI’s Silhouette Photobooth.
The exquisite dining affair is available at SGD68++ per person, and couples with a penchant for the finer things in life can opt for a complementary pairing menu of vintage wines, available at an additional SGD128++ per person.
CÉ LA VI
1 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands
2. Jamie’s Italian
Treat your loved one to a Jamie Oliver-style dinner this Valentine’s Day from 11-14 February. Jamie’s Italian VivoCity and Forum outlets will offer a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu priced at SGD188++ per couple, complete with a welcome glass of Prosecco or non-alcholic Berry Blast upon arrival and an after dinner digestif to add a finishing touch to your meal. Start your dining experience with a stunning Valentine’s Day Antipasti Plank to share and finish your meal on a decadent note with a trio of desserts such as the gooey Italian Chocolate & Amaretto Torte, Passionfruit Tart with velvety whipped mascarpone and a Strawberry Rippled Shortcake with lashings of fresh vanilla cream, roasted strawberries and strawberry sauce.
583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04
Forum Shopping Mall
1 Harbourfront Walk #01-165/166/167
3. 1- Altitude
Stellar at 1-Altitude takes the love factor sky-high with the world’s highest Valentine’s experience complete with champagne and an amazing view.
Executive Chef Christopher Millar’s progressive Australian gastronomy and the backdrop of spectacular views of the city set the tone for the perfect romantic dinner. Diners can immerse themselves in six courses of floral-accented sensorial delight and and champagne, with highlights including Low Temperature Scallop with white chocolate and caviar; Roasted Poulet Noir Consommé with winter black truffle; and Sea Urchin with ratte potato and coffee. The romantic dinner will be completed with the exquisite Yuzu Opera dessert specially crafted by Pastry Chef Jasmin Chew. Priced at SGD400++ per couple for six courses, inclusive of 1 glass each of Veuve Clicquot (available on 10, 11 and 14 February) and SGD480++ per couple for six courses, inclusive of window seat and 1 glass each of Veuve Clicquot (available on 14 February only).
1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall
4. The Garage
The Garage sets the mood for classic romance this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a six-course dinner by Head Chef Antonio Oviedo at Botanico. Focusing on producing the best and the freshest, the dinner set menu feature delights such as marinated Tsarskaya oyster, steamed sunchoke and egg pudding with foie gras, sunchoke chips with caviar, house-cured Scottish salmon complemented with smoked salmon roe, cucumber sorbet and yuzu sour cream, and stewed lamb sweet breads glazed with lamb jus. Priced at SGD260++ per couple, the Valentine’s Day 6-course dinner set menu is available for two seatings.
Also a concept by The Garage, Bee’s Knees will be introducing a thoughtfully curated picnic basket for love birds to stroll through the picturesque gardens and pick a cosy spot to relax and appreciate the tranquility of the estate. This special Valentine’s Day kit comprises of a tote bag, postcards and outdoor essentials such as a waterproof picnic mat, mosquito repellant and a ladies’ sun hat. Also included is an assortment of sweets and savouries, from croissants with homemade strawberry jam, black truffle potato chips, Spanish ham and comté cheese, brownie cake pops, heart-shaped cookies to a jar of crème caramel, complete with two bottles of mineral water and soft drinks each. The Bee’s Knees picnic basket is priced at SGD88 nett, exclusive of a SGD40 refundable deposit for the return of the basket.
50 Cluny Park Road
Singapore Botanic Gardens
5. Lewin Terrace
This Valentine’s Day, Japanese-Fresh fusion restaurant Lewin Terrace presents a sumptuous 5-course dinner menu designed to tantalize palates and kindle the flames of romance. A beautiful black-and-white bungalow surrounded by lush foliage and tucked away in the heart of the historically-iconic Fort Canning Park, Lewin Terrace offers patrons respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, providing the perfect atmosphere for lovers sharing an intimate evening together as they delve into a gastronomic experience featuring the finest of ingredients from Japan, masterfully prepared by Chef de Cuisine Hiroyuki Shinkai.
Witness the quaint and picturesque charm of Lewin Terrace this Valentine’s Day while savouring a robust interplay of textures and flavours – all the right components for a wonderful night to remember. Dinner is priced at SGD 388++ per couple with a half bottle of champagne, with an optional supplement of SGD 120 for a 5-glass wine pairing.
21 Lewin Terrace
With an eye for expanding the popular Privé brand to distinctive locations, leading lifestyle operator, The Privé Group, has opened its 5th Privé outlet at the busy junctionOn February 7, 2017 / By Nookmag
With an eye for expanding the popular Privé brand to distinctive locations, leading lifestyle operator, The Privé Group, has opened its 5th Privé outlet at the busy junction of Orchard & Scotts Road. Prominently located at the alfresco terrace outside the main entrance of Wheelock Place, Privé is an all-day drinks & dining venue open for breakfast all the way to post-dinner drinks and supper.
With its prominent position along the pedestrian footpath, Privé is an ideal refuge from the bustle of Orchard Road. Whether you want to rest your feet after a day of shopping, grab a late-night drink with friends after a midnight movie or kick back and watch the world go by, Prive’s breezy terrace is perfect for socialising and relaxing. Featuring a good selection of classic and specialty cocktails, beers as well as other beverage choices, the daily happy hour promotion on all housepours from 5pm to 9pm is not to be missed. The simple menu featuring burgers, local favourites, pastas, sandwiches, desserts and bar snacks is also perfect for a quick meal or leisurely indulgence.
As with all other Privé outlets, Privé Orchard’s distinctive location offers commanding views of its surroundings, and is a great spot from which to enjoy the goings-on during Chinese New Year, the Great Singapore Sale, Christmas and more. Open all-day and all-night, it’s a convenient venue that is easy accessible from Orchard MRT, surrounding bus stops and the many neighbouring malls. It’s also a hop and skip away for party-goers from the Orchard Towers’ area and movie-goers from Shaw Centre who may be looking for a casual late-night snack or drink.
Design-wise, Hui Designs, combined old school architectural elements from Tiong Bahru, including the ubiquitous metal grills, mosaic flooring and comfortable rattan furniture, with a more modern French café vibe. Creating a green sanctuary from the mid-day heat and to evoke an outdoor botanical feel in the middle of Orchard Road, Hui Designs fashioned a wall of lush planters lining the opening of the louver shutter windows. The outward facing tables at the edge of the space are also reminiscent of the quintessential cafes in Paris, where diners can take a breather and ‘people watch’. Indoor sofas, benches, bar stools and high tables also offer the best views of Orchard Road and encourage casual socialising over drinks and food.
Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd
#01-K1, Singapore 238880
+65 6776 0777
If you’re looking for affordable maguro (tuna) in Singapore, Kuro Maguro is the place to go. The interior, though relatively small is perfect for dinner with friends afterOn February 5, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
If you’re looking for affordable maguro (tuna) in Singapore, Kuro Maguro is the place to go. The interior, though relatively small is perfect for dinner with friends after work.
Prepare to be greeted with fresher tasting sashimi at Kuro Maguro – A concept by Misaki Meguimi Suisan, a wholesaler of maguro and sashimi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, which is why you can expect that the prices be kept at an affordable range.
You can look forward to top quality Japanese food here as the owner insists on using meat culled from blue fins that weigh a minimum of 280kg, where the fish is considered to have a good proportion of fat and lean meat.
Kuro Maguro’s Donburi Menu
While their Ootoro Meshi (SGD32.80) may look ordinary, it is fresher and softer than any Ootoro you can find in a typical Japanese restaurant. Even if you are not a huge fan of Ootoro, I reckon you will not be able to resist this after having the first bite. Umai!
The bright orange and white striped salmon makes the Salmon Oyako Meshi (SGD20.80) appetising instantly. The rice and salmon in this donburi was portioned perfectly. The Japanese rice was fluffy and tasty on its own. Topped with salmon roe, the entire dish becomes even more flavourful than before – A perfect combination indeed!
Kuro Maguro’s A La Carte Menu
From the flavourful Akami (lean maguro) to the balanced Chutoro (fatty maguro), and the highest quality Ootoro (extra fatty maguro), be prepared for a melt-in-the-mouth experience when you order the Maguro 3-Cut Sashimi (SGD38)! Even the sweetness of the meat lingers. This dish is definitely a must-try!
Aside from the plethora of donburis, their A La Carte menu offers a selection worth trying as well. Be right back, as I satisfy my weekly dose of sashimi cravings.
Tanjong Pagar Centre
7 Wallich Street, #01-04
+65 6386 8561
Asia’s premier food and wine festival continues its brilliant 21-year run under this year’s overarching theme of United Nations Gastronomic Assembly to dazzle gourmands in Singapore. Having putOn February 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
Asia’s premier food and wine festival continues its brilliant 21-year run under this year’s overarching theme of United Nations Gastronomic Assembly to dazzle gourmands in Singapore.
Having put Singapore at the forefront as a dynamic international culinary hotspot, the World Gourmet Summit (WGS) will be an illustrious “assembly” of some of the most respected Masterchefs and influential industry masters from around the world. Gourmet food fans can expect nothing less than an exquisite line up of gourmet affairs, masterclasses, events and exclusive WGS menus at award-winning and much-loved dining establishments in Singapore.
The highlight of this year’s summit would be the presence of three guest chefs – Mitch Lienard from California, Dharsan Munidasa from Sri Lanka and Quentin Glabus from Canada.
Chef Mitch Lienhard is the global winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 competition and currently works in 3-Michelin starred restaurant, Manresa in California under David Kinch.
A celebrated chef and restaurateur, Chef Dharsan Munidasa is best known for having founded Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab, two of Sri Lanka’s most successful restaurants, as well as for his role as the host of the popular TV series Culinary Journeys with Dharshan.
Chef Quentin Glabus has an impressive culinary background, and a diverse experience in restaurant and catering management in Canada.
Also highly anticipated is the 17th Awards of Excellence, widely regarded as one of the most respected accolades in Singapore and around the region. The awards will be held in March 2017, during which 36 outstanding winners of the Food and Beverage (F&B) and Hospitality industries will be announced.
There will be an exceptional collaboration between Chef Rishi Naleendra of Cheek by Jowl and The Balvenie happening on the 28 February, for one night only. Chef RishiOn February 2, 2017 / By Nookmag
There will be an exceptional collaboration between Chef Rishi Naleendra of Cheek by Jowl and The Balvenie happening on the 28 February, for one night only. Chef Rishi Naleendra pays homage to the craftmanship and story behind this exceptional whisky, reflecting elements of each rare craft in 5 stunning courses.
Cheek by Jowl and The Balvenie Collaborative Menu (SGD138++ per person) is a 5-course epicurean treat consisting of dishes such as cask wood Smoked Snapper, paired with bitter leaves, and prawn floss; as well as Ribeye with Scottish barley from The Balvenie Distillery, and caramelised cauliflower – a harmonious marriage of earthy flavours and different textures in one bite. To end off this stunning collaborative menu, guests will be delighted with a refreshing Hay Ice Cream with burnt pears and molasses.
This creative 5-course dining experience includes a stellar whisky pairing that features the wide range The Balvenie has to offer.
Details of the special collaboration
28 February (Tuesday)
21 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620
The world’s fastest growing restaurant booking platform, Quandoo, breaks away from tradition by presenting alternative dining options at a myriad of partner establishments, offering radical renditions of LunarOn January 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
The world’s fastest growing restaurant booking platform, Quandoo, breaks away from tradition by presenting alternative dining options at a myriad of partner establishments, offering radical renditions of Lunar New Year dishes this festive season. Patrons are spoilt for choice from the innovative festive menus on offer by 10 different restaurants spanning Italian, Japanese and Modern Asia cuisines, including Phat Cat Laundry, Aura Restaurant, FORT by Maison Ikkoku, and Garibaldi, to name a few.
Expect Asian classics with a twist at Phat Cat Laundry, with a Salted Egg Yolk King Prawns dish, and Pineapple Tart Crumble dessert. Pizza Express is serving up a three-course menu comprising of dough balls and pizza, with an Asian infusion. One of Dehesa’s menu options combines Paella with abalone, and four types of seafood, served with sweet and crunchy pomegranate.
The staple known as “Yu Sheng,” will be given a contemporary twist, and is available in restaurants such as Garibaldi and Haru Haru. Garibaldi’s version of Yu Sheng comes with Salmon Carpaccio and Carelian Caviar, while Haru Haru’s Yu Sheng offers additional Sashimi for a price.
Interesting Italian-style Lunar New Year offerings can be found at Aura Restaurant and Your Italian Butler. Aura Restaurant’s lunch and dinner Chinese New Year Menus include dishes like Whole Steamed Italian Seabass with Asparagus and Sea Urchin Sauce, while Your Italian Butler’s promotion involves serving up an Italian gourmet menu based on each diner’s request.
Here is the full list of participating restaurants:
To book any of these restaurants, visit Quandoo here
Known for its unique Asian-inspired creations, Ding Dong, injects a whole lot of fun into its menu line-up. Truly reflecting its playful nature, Ding Dong has introduced aOn January 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
Known for its unique Asian-inspired creations, Ding Dong, injects a whole lot of fun into its menu line-up. Truly reflecting its playful nature, Ding Dong has introduced a new concept to its menu – a concept where diners can expect a rolling variety of creative and unique offerings from the mod-Asian food haunt.
Rolling good fun
Starting this month, Ding Dong will roll out new set lunch menus every eight weeks. To introduce another layer of excitement, popular crowd favourites from the set lunch menus will make it into the restaurant’s a la carte spread in the next cycle – and the cycle continues.
In keeping with tradition of serving up traditional and familiar Asian dishes in a fun and unexpected way, the restaurant’s new Assistant Head Chef, Miller Mai, introduces his own magical touch to lunch offerings at Ding Dong.
Hitting home with bolder flavours
To get things started, Ding Dong gets progressive with staple favourites from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the rest of Asia. The first round of new lunch offerings include a tender Adobo duck rilette served with atchara and pandesal bun – a modern take on a flavour reminiscent to all Filipinos; the flavourful Soto ayam served with begedil and crispy winglets; and a full-bodied Wagyu beef striploin served with buah keluak sambal and seasonal mushrooms. The result is a selection of dishes that tug at heartstrings all while taking diners on a culinary journey back home.
Staying true to Ding Dong’s wild and playful nature, the new rolling menu concept aims to take diners across the region through its dishes, by rediscovering the classic flavours of yesteryears.
Set Lunch Promotion
Valid: Monday to Saturday, from 12.00pm – 3.00pm
For those within the Central Business District area, dig into Ding Dong’s 2-course set lunch menu at just SGD28++ per person. For those with a sweet tooth, complete your lunch affair by adding on SGD10++ for a satiable dessert. Indulge in a mid-day treat by topping up an additional SGD10++ for a glass of wine or beer.
115 Amoy St
Monday – Friday
12.00pm – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 12.00am
(last order for food: 10.30pm)
12.00pm – 3.00pm
6.00pm – 12.00am
(last order for food: 11.30pm)
Whitegrass commemorates their One Year Anniversary on the 27 January with an exquisite 8 course dinner menu, featuring 8 of Chef/Owner Sam Aisbett’s favourite Whitegrass dishes. Guests willOn January 25, 2017 / By Nookmag
Whitegrass commemorates their One Year Anniversary on the 27 January with an exquisite 8 course dinner menu, featuring 8 of Chef/Owner Sam Aisbett’s favourite Whitegrass dishes. Guests will also get to savour some of their own past favourite dishes from the year which will make their return for this evening. Priced at SGD265++ per person, the menu also includes a celebratory glass of champagne for you to enjoy. Celebrate with Whitegrass as Chef Sam excites your palate with his interpretation of inspired Modern Australian cuisine with a distinctly Asian touch.
Start with a delicious Salad of Slow Roasted Young Beetroots. Two types of beets are simply roasted, dressed with muscatel vinegar and paired with house made cultured cream and smoked eel. The dish is adorned with rosella jam and garnished with a duo of beetroot and sushi rice crisps. Grated Tasmanian mountain pepper berry provides added dimension to the dish with its peppery kick.
Chef Sam also presents Grass Fed Beef from the Scottish highlands, which showcases a rare 20-year-old soy sauce from the Kagawa prefecture so intensely delicious that he chose to build this entire dish around it. Servers pour 5 drops of the aged soy on a plate to accompany grass fed black angus tenderloin, cooked over bincho-tan charcoal. The dish is served with fermented mushroom puree, wilted wasabi leaf, salsify, shimeji mushroom caps and a crispy rice lace seasoned with charcoal and shitake powder.
And for the final flourish to an exquisite meal, Chef Sam presents his Young Coconut Mousse dessert, inspired by his visits to the local fruit markets here in Singapore. A feathery light coconut mousse is paired with jackfruit ice cream, ginger cake and lemon puree before being garnished with milk biscuits, macarons, sugar shards, young coconut flesh and edible flowers.
30 Victoria Street
IPPUDO is proud to announce the launch of its first KURO-OBI outlet in Asia at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The quick service style / takeaway conceptOn January 24, 2017 / By Nookmag
IPPUDO is proud to announce the launch of its first KURO-OBI outlet in Asia at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The quick service style / takeaway concept promises style and exceptional quality without the long hours of queuing. It is ideal for gourmands who crave a satisfying meal, but do not have the time to enjoy the full IPPUDO dining experience.
KURO-OBI was first unveiled in New York, and very quickly it took the city by storm. Since its launch, it has received overwhelming response from New Yorkers. The inception of the Singapore outlet marks KURO-OBI’s first overseas foray outside of New York.
“We are excited for the opening of KURO-OBI at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Featuring Japanese Ie Kei (house style) ramen from Yokahama, diners are invited to be their own chefs who can create their own bespoke ramen dishes. The concept is different from the traditional ramen eatery, allowing shoppers and working professionals to enjoy a quick wholesome meal customised to their preferences,” says Mr Yota Shiiba, Deputy General Manager of IPPUDO Singapore.
KURO-OBI Singapore is IPPUDO’s only concept around the world to offer 100% chicken broth — Tori-paitan, a delicate and silky chicken soup base. The ramen is served with slow-cooked chicken cha shu in lieu of the traditional pork cha shu to accommodate the cultural diversity of Singapore. Priced affordably, each bowl of ramen features 140 grams of noodles, which weigh 40 grams more than IPPUDO’s. The thicker noodles complement and soak up the chicken broth perfectly. Also, to cater to ever-changing and discerning palates, KURO-OBI allows its customers to customise their own ramen dishes. They can choose to tailor the texture of the noodles, soup concentration, stock richness and condiment add-ons such as garlic and onion.
KURO-OBI @ Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018972 (beside Skating Rink)
Sun-Thu/P.H – 10:30-23:00 (Side Dish Last Order – 22:00 / Ramen Last Order – 22:20)
Fri & Sat/Eve P.H – 10:30-23:30 (Side Dish Last Order -22:30 / Ramen Last Order – 22:50)
Enjoy a scrumptious 8-course spread of contemporary Asian dishes, including a unique rendition of the Yu Sheng Usher in fresh beginnings amongst the clouds this LunarOn January 22, 2017 / By Nookmag
Enjoy a scrumptious 8-course spread of contemporary Asian dishes, including a unique rendition of the Yu Sheng
Usher in fresh beginnings amongst the clouds this Lunar New Year, with CÉ LA VI’s much-anticipated 8-course Lunar New Year Menu. The iconic rooftop dining destination unveils its rendition of the traditional Yu Sheng and a lavish contemporary Asian feast featuring creations by CÉ LA VI’s own gastronomy maestros.
Available from 23 January to 5 February, the Lunar New Year menu priced at SGD168++ per pax combines timeless Asian ingredients with inspiration from flavours of traditional Chinese reunion dinner dishes. The thoughtful flourishes and labourious cooking techniques emulate a home dining experience, culminating in a feast layered with oriental taste notes, against the city’s panoramic backdrop.
Start off by tossing to an abundance of prosperity and luck this Year of the Rooster with the Yu Sheng, featuring generous slices of salmon, tuna and white fish. The gastronomical odyssey continues with savoury appetisers of Pan Fried King Prawn with XO sauce, and Crispy Fried Pork Spare Ribs with Sweet & Spicy Glaze.
Diners can then tuck into a hearty spread of Grilled Baby Chicken Roulade with Honey Orange Glaze, Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Ginger Soy, Wok fried French bean with minced beef, and Chinese sausage & dried shrimp fried rice.
The remarkable dining experience will end off on a citrusy note with the Mandarin Popsicle that comes with a sweet surprise at its center, decorated with a dazzling mix of burnt coconut marshmallow, apricot gel, and chocolate-puffed rice.
Details of CÉ LA VI’s Lunar New Year Menu
23 January – 5 February
+65 6508 2188