This Yuletide season, gather your loved ones in the comfort of your own home to enjoy the goodness of a gourmet meal, without any of the fuss andOn November 14, 2018 / By Nookmag
This Yuletide season, gather your loved ones in the comfort of your own home to enjoy the goodness of a gourmet meal, without any of the fuss and drama it usually entails. Homegrown cultural-culinary concept SPRMRKT heralds the holiday cheer right to your dining table with a convivial curation of takeaway Christmas feasts and novel gift ideas that are sure to add that extra bit of joy and sparkle to the season.
Indulge the festivities in true Singaporean fashion with SPRMRKT’s new Claypot Rice Roast Turkey (SGD128+) – chef-owner Joseph Yeo’s East-meets-West interpretation of the quintessential Christmas bird that’s generously stuffed with fragrant claypot rice, lap cheong (Chinese waxed sausage), shiitake mushrooms and salted fish.
For those who remain loyal to the classics, go with the Traditional Roast Turkey (SGD128+) and make the difficult choice between two equally delectable types of stuffing – wild rice with Kurobuta pork sausage or spicy harissa chicken sausage with bread crumbs and raisins. All turkeys are served with house-made turkey jus and cranberry sauce on the side. Hankering for a prime slab of meat? The succulent Roast Beef (SGD150+) is rubbed with fresh rosemary and thyme and served with a robust black peppercorn sauce – a must-have for every Christmas table.
Round off the meal on a sugar high with the decadent Eggnog Bread Pudding (SGD38+), a festive take on SPRMRKT’s beloved bread pudding that’s soaked with eggnog, baked with a buttery pastry top, and finished with a rich eggnog anglaise for an sweet, boozy kick. If all that sounds a tad indulgent, opt for a lighter crowd-pleaser that’s just as boozy with the limited-edition Christmas Chiffon Cake (SGD86+), a moist, bourbon-infused chocolate chiffon coated with coconut shavings and expertly decorated with white chocolate matcha Christmas tree toppers by pastry chef Furrene Hoh.
Planning a dinner party? Choose from two festive packages that are specially created to spoil for choice with options aplenty. Break bread with loved ones over the Family Festive (from SGD226+) package that comes with your choice of turkey and all the tasty trimmings; or serve up a full-on feast with the Jolly Bundle (SGD308+) package comprising a hearty selection of festive meats, sweet treats and celebratory bubbly. All orders come with the option of delivery, self collection, or better yet, dine-in – where you can simply pick a feast and a SPRMRKT outlet, and let the SPRMRKT team take care of the rest.
Celebrate the joy of giving by picking out the perfect gift from SPRMRKT’s retail selection of artist merchandise, gourmet goodies and artisanal products. As part of ROOM by Jodi Tan—the current exhibition on show at the STPI outlet—SPRMRKT has created a set of specially produced “SPRMRKT x JODI” artist merchandise for the festivities including coasters, gift cards, stickers and gift-wrapping paper that are available for sale at both STPI and Cluny Court outlets. Other retail offerings include seasonal foodstuffs, handcrafted home wares, design-related curios and beauty and wellness products – a trove of thoughtful gift ideas for that special someone.
Festive pre-orders can be placed via email, calling the outlets directly, or picking up an order form. Orders must be placed at least three working days ahead, with the option of delivery, self-collection or dine-in at either SPRMRKT at STPI or SPRMRKT at Cluny Court. A 50% deposit is required to process your order. Other terms and conditions apply.
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams’ love affair with baking and innovating unfolds once again this Yuletide season, with the launch of one lava cookie – the Cranberry Mocha lavaOn November 14, 2018 / By Nookmag
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams’ love affair with baking and innovating unfolds once again this Yuletide season, with the launch of one lava cookie – the Cranberry Mocha lava cookie (SGD8.90), and two exclusive beverages – Fluffy Wonderland and the Choco Fantasy – all done in a fashionable Christmas twist.
Taking a leaf out from traditional Christmas favourites, the Cranberry Mocha lava cookie showcases the harmony of a Cranberry butter cookie and Mocha lava, coupled with a Chocolate Couverture (60%) to create the ideal bittersweet balance.
Making a return this Christmas is the well-loved Whisky Chocolate lava cookie (SGD10.90) that bears a tinge of Johnnie Walker’s well-loved Whisky in its Chocolate Couverture (60%) lava filling – a quintessential goody for liquor and Chocolate devotees.
Ever ready heighten the sweet treat experience for dessert lovers, Creamery has the perfect add- on of its homemade Marshmallow (SGD1.50) fluff on the side.
Have a fluffy white Christmas with Creamery’s Fluffy Wonderland (SGD6.90), a malty hot Chocolate beverage topped with a generous dollop of the torched-to-perfection homemade Marshmallow fluff.
Those who simply cannot get enough of Chocolate can go for the Choco Fantasy (SGD6.90), a union of smooth & silky Milk and a robust Chocolate stick made purely from Chocolate Couverture (60%).
Look no further for a Christmas gift with the slew of delectable homemade crafts at Creamery, such as the Beary Nutty Cookie (SGD4.90) – butter cookies with almonds, the Triple Choco Delight (SGD9.90) – assortment of eight mini Chocolate lava cookie, and the Fluffy Chocolate Affair (SGD15.80) – Marshmallow fluff ($8.90 individual) and four Chocosticks (SGD9.90 individual).
All the products will be available in store from 23rd November till 1st January.
This November, McDonald’s is set to fire up your taste buds with the all-new Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger. The latest peppery creation will be an exciting experienceOn November 1, 2018 / By Nookmag
This November, McDonald’s is set to fire up your taste buds with the all-new Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger. The latest peppery creation will be an exciting experience for spice-loving Singaporeans game for a burger with a whole different level of spicy factor… over and above the popular McSpicy® burger!
Introducing the flaming hot duo
Available from today, the new Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger features a juicy, peppery chicken patty topped with tomato jalapeno relish, sliced red capsicum, tomato, white cheddar cheese, crisp whole leaf lettuce, and slathered with spicy tomato mayo served between semolina buns. Enjoy the taste of the irresistible Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger, where every bite is a peppery sensation!
The Red Hot Spicy Peppers Burger is available in an Extra Value Meal complete with Fries (M) and a Coke (S) from SGD8.00, and a la carte from SGD6.25, while stocks last.
Cool off the heat with a chocolatey treat
Chocolatey Sundae and Chocolatey McFlurry®, from SGD2.30 and SGD3.00 respectively Soothe your burning lips with our line-up of rich chocolatey desserts, available exclusively at all Dessert Kiosks, while stocks last. Made with Hershey’s, the chocolate soft serve comes in a Cone, Sundae and McFlurry®, from SGD1.20, SGD2.30 and SGD3.00 respectively. Mocha Frappé and Caramel Frappé with OREO®, from SGD3.95
Top it all off with an OREO® twist! Choose between an aromatic cup of Mocha Frappe or Caramel Frappe with OREO® from SGD3.95 (S) to end your meal on a sweet note.
IPPUDO is celebrating its 33rd birthday on 16 October, and to commemorate this special occasion, IPPUDO Singapore will offer the Akamaru and Shiromaru Basic Ramen at only SGD3.30++ eachOn October 15, 2018 / By Nookmag
IPPUDO is celebrating its 33rd birthday on 16 October, and to commemorate this special occasion, IPPUDO Singapore will offer the Akamaru and Shiromaru Basic Ramen at only SGD3.30++ each for the first 100 customers who order the dishes at its Mandarin Gallery outlet! What’s better, every order of ramen also entitles you to a return voucher where you can enjoy Akamaru or Shiromaru ramen at the next visit for only SGD9.90++.
The launch of the Mandarin Gallery outlet in 2009 marked IPPUDO’s first foray into Singapore, and this is IPPUDO Singapore’s way of thanking patrons for their years of support. Besides this special promotion, all IPPUDO dining outlets** in Singapore will offer the two dishes at S$9.90++ each all day long.
Both the Akamaru and Shiromaru ramen are IPPUDO’s signature offerings that have won the hearts of gourmands around the world, all thanks to the al dente noodles immersed in a moreish tonkotsu broth. Smooth yet full-bodied, the broth is Hakata Kinugoshi Tonkotsu (Hakata Silky Pork Broth) — while it follows the traditional cooking methods of Hakata tonkotsu ramen, IPPUDO has created a double maturation process, which adds several layers of depth to its flavour profile. The soup is cooked for 18 hours in a specially-crafted pot, then again using a lower-heat maturation method for another full day. This unique pork-based stock forms the base for IPPUDO’s ramen.
For its noodles, IPPUDO uses homemade thin noodles that are made from several kinds of wheats, producing noodles of a delightfully springy and chewy texture. They include low-gluten wheat for its strong umami note. As such, IPPUDO’s noodles boast an aroma that teases the olfactory senses.
IPPUDO 33rd Anniversary Worldwide Photo Competition
To celebrate IPPUDO’s birthday, IPPUDO is having a worldwide photo competition from 16 to 31 October. Stand a chance to win a trip to Japan by simply posting something related to IPPUDO with the hashtag, #ippudo33rd. Here’s how to join the competition:
Singapore’s iconic Tiger Beer launches the Nation’s first satay flavoured potato chips, a snack that pairs perfectly with an ice cold pint of Tiger Beer and the bestOn October 1, 2018 / By Nookmag
Singapore’s iconic Tiger Beer launches the Nation’s first satay flavoured potato chips, a snack that pairs perfectly with an ice cold pint of Tiger Beer and the best that television has to offer. The limited edition potato chips will be available as a gift with the purchase of every 10 pack of Tiger Beer cans from today.
The homegrown Tiger brand continues to uncage local in every way, with Tiger Satay Chips drawing inspiration from the distinct flavours of one of Singapore’s favourite hawker foods – the satay. Seasoned with subtle notes of smokey goodness and cooked with a crunchy finish, this new snack is a quintessential addition to the ultimate night in for foodies, beer drinkers and TV junkies alike.
“Tiger Beer has always been committed to championing Singapore’s local street food heritage, which is why we’ve taken all the mouth-watering flavours of the iconic satay, and infused them into the classic potato chip – a delicious snack that complements the refreshing taste of Tiger Beer. The satay-flavoured chips is a Tiger invention that not only celebrates local, but brings together all the flavours we know and love,” said Faye Wee, Marketing Director of Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore.
Singaporeans can now savour their frosty Tiger Beer and Tiger Satay Chips over a gripping TV show or live football match in the comfort of their homes. For every 10 pack of Tiger Beer cans purchased, customers will receive a complimentary packet of Tiger’s Satay Chips1. This gift promotion will be available across major supermarkets and select e-retailers for a limited time only, from now to 1 November.
Amid joyous reunions and traditional mooncake flavors during the Mid-Autumn Season, one of the best reasons to celebrate is undoubtedly the new influx of choices and flavors availableOn September 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
Amid joyous reunions and traditional mooncake flavors during the Mid-Autumn Season, one of the best reasons to celebrate is undoubtedly the new influx of choices and flavors available in today’s mooncake offerings. As each brand tries to one-up their culinary counterparts in friendly competition, us consumers are definitely the ultimate winners in this friendly, palatable little tug-of-war.
With the Mid-Autumn festival literally around the corner, here are 5 characteristic flavors that caught my tastebuds the most, among others this year.
Charcoal Tangerine Red Bean by Bakerzin
Part of Bakerzin’s Royal Collection, the Charcoal Tangerine Red Bean mooncake is a re-imagination of a classic oriental dessert: Red Bean Soup. A homely and heart-warming dessert, the flavours of the red bean soup are reshaped into a mooncake with red bean paste and tangerine bits for some zest. Limited to an availability of only 1,000 boxes nation-wide at SGD66 per box of 4 pieces, the other choices in this signature egg yolk blend mooncake collection includes other local flavors such as Osmanthus, Pandan, and Beetroot Gula Melaka.
Orh Nee by Antoinette
Blueberry Lava by The Baker Haus
With the invasion of the lava craze into modern day foods, mooncakes are not spared as we can very well see from The Baker Haus’s offerings this year. With a lovely gooey center oozing out as the cake is cut, the only shame is having to leave some of that blueberry goodness on the plate… unless we lick it clean! – Parents, hold on to your kids! Other flavors available in this selection include strawberry, mango, and durian lava, while patrons can also choose non-lava varieties such as the Blueberry Purple Sweet Potato and Pure Custard snowskin mooncakes. Needless to say, The Baker Haus also offers the traditional baked selections, with a radical twist of flavors such as the Sambal White Lotus, and Charcoal Baked Skin mooncakes. Available in boxes of 2 or 4 pieces, the price ranges from SGD66 – 72 for 4 pieces, and SGD39.60 – 43.20 for 2 pieces.
Lychee Tea by Kwong Cheong Thye
Known for their vegetarian mooncake selection, Kwong Cheong Thye brings us choices with infusions of fruit flavors that range between not-so-sweet, to an ultimate treat for sweet tooths. Aside from flavors such as Honeydew, Yuzu, Mango, and the usual Durian, the Lychee Tea mooncake carries itself well with a mildly sweet center, infused with a light lychee flavor, leaving a clean aftertaste that allows us to eat more than one mooncake at a time. Available in boxes of SGD40 for 8 small pieces or SGD48 for 4 large pieces, each flavor can also be purchased individually at SGD5 per small piece, or SGD12 per large mooncake.
Earl Grey by Minamoto Kitchoan
Filled with Earl Grey tea flavored sweet bean paste, this Japanese mooncake is made with a smooth blend of egg yolk and white bean paste that brings a slight twist to the usual offerings of the season. Available in boxes of SGD25 for 4 pieces, SGD45 for 8 pieces, and SGD65 for 12 pieces, the other flavors in each box include the most famous Japanese Matcha Green Tea, Fruits & Nuts, as well as a nutty Caramel flavor so suit a variety of palates. While you visit, be sure to check out their Usagi-san rabbit cakes too!
For your last minute shopping, the above brands – with the exception of Antoinette – are now available at the Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festival booths until 24 September 2018.
Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festival 2018
Wed, 22 Aug – Mon, 24 Sep 2018
Takashimaya Square, B2
391 Orchard Road Singapore 238873
For more info, please visit Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Fair.
Health-conscious cake lovers are in for a treat! Following the success of its National Day Special Ondeh Ondeh Cake in August, the ever popular Ah Mah Homemade CakeOn September 18, 2018 / By Nookmag
Health-conscious cake lovers are in for a treat! Following the success of its National Day Special Ondeh Ondeh Cake in August, the ever popular Ah Mah Homemade Cake is launching another limited-edition Multi Grain Sesame flavour for the entire month of September across all outlets!
They may be tiny but black sesame seeds have huge health benefits. As one of the most ancient foods on earth, black sesame seeds are widely known to be rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E, proteins, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Finely grounded black sesame powder is delicately mixed into Ah Mah Homemade Cake’s original recipe to form the highly nutritious yet flavourful cake base.
Coated generously on the top with a layer of grains, the Multi Grain Sesame Cake makes a satisfying nutty snack. Packed full of a variety of nutritious grains including walnuts, barley, black and white sesame seeds, almond flakes, and pumpkin seeds, there is no reason why one should skip dessert with this sin-free option. Furthermore, all Ah Mah Homemade Cakes are made with the freshest ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavouring. Definitely a hit with both the young and old!
The special Multi Grain Sesame Cake would also come with its own specialty box specially designed by local artist Lee Kow Fong, featuring a drawing of old Singapore streets, bringing back nostalgic memories whilst eating the traditional castella cake. Ah Mah Homemade Cake is favoured by all walks of life from young to old as shown in the art piece with kids enjoying and savouring the cake.
The author, Lee Kow Feng aka Ah Guo, is a local picture book author and a columnist. Lee Kow Fong’s drawings has been featured in popular children’s books, like the BuBu series, Secret Garden of Happiness and Fei Fei’s Starry Sky. Lee has been a commissioned artist for several local Chinese and English language picture books, having a received an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art in 2011.
Ah Mah Homemade Cake’s Multi Grain Sesame Cake (SGD11) will be available at all outlets for a limited time only, from now to 29 October
When it comes to food nowadays, #doingitforthegram is all the rage now. We geddit – pictures of outrageously-presented and fantastical cuisine send us all to foodgasm as well.On September 12, 2018 / By Nookmag
When it comes to food nowadays, #doingitforthegram is all the rage now. We geddit – pictures of outrageously-presented and fantastical cuisine send us all to foodgasm as well.
Yes, beautiful and outlandish food is indeed attractive, but all true foodies know this – the most exquisite taste usually comes from the simplest of dishes. For this, KFC looked to Japan and its cuisine, undoubtedly the pioneer in creating mind-blowing delicacies out of the most unassuming ingredients. Just look at a simple sushi – a seemingly plain dish with just a few ingredients, yet each and every ingredient complements each other so seamlessly to give us paradise in the mouth.
Drawing inspiration from that, KFC introduces the new Tori Katsu Burger! Hold on tight now, as KFC cranks up their game to bring you a burger crafted with just one goal – to bring you the ultimate taste experience. Paying homage to the Japanese’s reverence and respect for food, the Tori Katsu Burger’s ingredients are simple, yet allow you to bask in an amazing combination of flavours and textures.
Layering a deeply marinated and succulent chicken fillet coated with breadcrumbs (freshly breaded in stores for that extra oomph n’ crunch) with fresh Japanese white shredded cabbage, and drizzled with just the right amount of savoury special Katsu sauce and mayonnaise, the Tori Katsu Burger packs the entire dome of deliciousness between two soft sesame buns. To best enjoy this creation, you only have to adhere to these 3 simple rules:
Now, we all know that burgers always go best with fries, and it would be blasphemous not to have fries accompany a burger as fine as the Tori Katsu Burger. KFC took it to the next level, and present to you the Bonito Fries – golden fries fried to crispy perfection, drizzled with special Katsu sauce and mayonnaise, and sprinkled (liberally, if we may add) with the perennial favourite bonito flakes.
Get your burger game woke now. Starting today, the Tori Katsu Burger and Bonito Fries will be available at all KFC outlets, except KFC Changi Airport Terminal 1, KidZania and Singapore Zoo.
The new Tori Katsu Burger and Bonito Fries are priced respectively (a la carte) at SGD5.50 and SGD4.50 or in special bundle meals starting from SGD7.55.
foodpanda takes over Amoy Street for a one-day-only pop up block party! This Sunday (9 September), foodpanda will be partnering with Sunshine Nation and leading lifestyle brandsOn September 7, 2018 / By Nookmag
foodpanda takes over Amoy Street for a one-day-only pop up block party!
This Sunday (9 September), foodpanda will be partnering with Sunshine Nation and leading lifestyle brands to transform the iconic Amoy Street into a spectacle of pop-up food stalls and bars, live bands, DJs and wellness activities. Open to all ages and free to enter, bites & vibes will also champion sustainability with minimal waste initiatives, aligning with foodpanda’s green mission.
DEVOUR THE BITES
With food and beverage choices from Singapore’s most popular restaurants, partygoers will be spoilt for choice. Guests can indulge in fine Greek dishes from ALATI, sumptuous dim sum from the Dumpling Darlings, Mexican fare from Vatos Urban Tacos along with crowd pleasers Park Bench Deli, BoCHINche Ding Dong, The Market Grill, Burger Joint and DON HO. Ben & Jerry’s will also be on hand with ice cold sweat treats.
To satisfy your drink cravings in the best way possible, get refreshing cocktails shaken and stirred by the leading mixologists from Proof & Co. – the group behind Asia’s leading bars, such as 28 HongKong Street and Manhattan. For the beer lovers, the good folks over at Tiger will get guests in on the action with some cold brews. PengWine will also be at bites & vibes, serving up endless glasses of wine and sangria, as well as hosting intimate wine tastings.
SOAK IN THE VIBES
Just before all the feasting (and drinking) kicks off, guests are invited to work off the guilt and sweat off the impending calories by taking part in some fun, free and interactive fitness classes from the likes of F45 Training, Pure Yoga and WeBarre. For less intense options, a host of lawn games will be available including an XXL Jenga as well as wine tastings.
As no street party would be complete without music, revel in the tunes and beats from homegrown musicians Sam Rui, Maricelle, DJ Sivanesh Pillai and Sobs, to international acts like Toppings, Bari Rumbles Brass and DJ Mack Hampson. With acts throughout the day, the music contributes to the overall laidback, fun Sunday vibes.
GO GREEN, GO PLASTIC-FREE
Aligning with foodpanda’s green mission, the fun and light-hearted event will champion sustainability with minimal waste initiatives. Working in close partnership with Detpak and all participating vendors, foodpanda will be using biodegradable packaging made of sugarcane pulp, eliminating the sale of single-use plastic water bottles and providing water coolers for visitors.
foodpanda is also pleased to announce DBS PayLah as its official payments partner.
Bites & Vibes
Sunday, 9 September 2018
12pm – 10pm @ Amoy Street
Free entry, purchase of food & beverage is separate
Check out the event on Facebook!
Thai Food Festival, Chang Sensory Trails, returns to Singapore for its third edition with a special emphasis on Thai home recipes. This year’s festival features 24 signature dishesOn August 24, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Thai Food Festival, Chang Sensory Trails, returns to Singapore for its third edition with a special emphasis on Thai home recipes. This year’s festival features 24 signature dishes from eight Singapore-based Thai restaurants.
A must-try from Aroy Dee is definitely the prime ribs infused with fragrant Thai herbs, deep-fried till meltingly tender. It is served with three sauces and best completed with an ice-cold Chang beer.
Unlike typical Thai fare, Baan Ying serves tasty dishes that stem from Northeastern Thailand’s Isaan cuisine. Enjoy their Dry Tom Yum Goong noodles with lava egg – a special noddle tossed in Tom Yum Sauce accompanied with Giant River Prawns served with an onsen egg. It’s an absolute tom yum goodness. Otherwise, the homemade fried shrimp and pork paste toast is equally delicious!
At the festival, indulge in their Thai style fish and chips, complemented with toasted rice powder that offers a fiery kick to your taste buds. Complete your meal with their green with envy snow ice. A green milk tea flavoured snow ice that is drenched with sweet red bean sauce, Azuki beans, and crushed peanuts. It is also an excellent perk me up on a hot day.
Little Elephant’s Kor Moo Yang (Grill Pork Neck) will definitely leave you wanting for more. Grilled with low temperature, this dish is soft and tender in every bite. Dip it in their homemade tamarind to complete the experience. If that’s not enough, don’t forget to try their Nam Tok Kor Moo Yang (Grilled Pork Neck Salad) and Stir Fry Sliced Beef with Holy Basil.
If serving fried rice in a pineapple is too boring for you, Gin Khao’s Watermelon Fried Rice might be the dish for you. Topped with salted egg fish skin, floss, buts and watermelon cubes, it is the perfect main dish alongside the Tom Yum Spam Fries and Salted Egg Fish Skin.
Long Chim offers simple finger food such as Spicy Pork with Rice Cake, Grilled Pork Skewers and Deep-Fried Chicken Wings. Best paired with a pint of ice cold Chang beer!
Serving up a classic twist of ban mee, Tamarind Hill’s Deep Fried Prawns with Crispy Noodles is tossed in housemade sweet tamarind sauce and topped with deep-fried tiger prawns. End the meal on a sweet note with their Mango Sticky Rice or Taro Fritters.
A classic recipe from Khao Yai, Thailand, their grilled half chicken is one not to be missed. The fresh spring chicken is superbly flavorful as the meat is well-marinated with a mix of white peppercorn and fresh coriander. The answer to ending the festival with is Unyang Kordai’s Thai Milk Tea Pudding – the perfect way to enjoy Thai milk tea!
Adding to the multisensory experience, the illustrations of Singaporean illustrator GalactikCaptain from local collective Band of Doodlers can be found on the facades of the food booths, on tabletops as well as the Chang Sensory Trails photo wall. Local bands, O.K Ready! and 53A will also be performing on 31 August and 1 September respectively to entertain visitors while they enjoy their Thai culinary favourites.
Gather at The Lawn at Marina Bay from Friday, 31 August to Saturday, 1 September from 4pm to 10pm to enjoy a plethora of unique Thai culinary flavors.
Sushi lovers in Singapore have more reasons to rejoice! Genki Sushi, the value-for-money sushi chain brand has opened its sixth outlet at Junction 8, a popular heartland shoppingOn August 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
Sushi lovers in Singapore have more reasons to rejoice! Genki Sushi, the value-for-money sushi chain brand has opened its sixth outlet at Junction 8, a popular heartland shopping mall located in the centre of Bishan.
At the Junction 8 outlet, customers can enjoy a value-for-money Japanese dining experience that will leave them craving for more. This outlet, together with the rest of its outlets across Singapore, will feature Genki Sushi’s updated menu which was launched on 13 August.
This updated menu features new additions to its signature collection, notably known as the Dai Man Zoku (大满足) Vol. 2. Dai Man Zoku (大满足) sushi is renowned for being approximately 1.5 times larger than a normal sushi. Customers can savour larger sushi and achieve maximum satisfaction with such affordable and quality sushi. Some of the new food offerings in the signature menu include jumbo crabstick mentaiyaki and jumbo ebi fry.
Genki Sushi prides itself on using quality ingredients, imported from Japan, into its sushi. With its mildly sweet taste, Genki Sushi’s shoyu (soy sauce) pairs wonderfully with the fragrant and premium-quality shari (rice). Customers can also taste the fragrance of the sushi rice due to the use of su (sushi vinegar) which is perfectly created to suit the local palates of Singaporeans. Through this, Genki Sushi customers get to enjoy the real deal even while they are in Singapore.
Loving KFC’s morning perk-me-ups? Then try the newest addition, available just for a limited-run, to the Twister family – the Cheesy Chicken Ham Twister, wrapped-up and hammed-up perfectly justOn August 15, 2018 / By Nookmag
Loving KFC’s morning perk-me-ups? Then try the newest addition, available just for a limited-run, to the Twister family – the Cheesy Chicken Ham Twister, wrapped-up and hammed-up perfectly just for you!
A popular perennial combination, ham and cheese is the go-to breakfast choice for a hearty, comforting morning fix. The Cheesy Chicken Ham Twister consists of layers of lush, fluffy scrambled eggs with a slice of savoury chicken ham and generous drizzles of KFC’s signature cheese sauce wrapped in a cocoon of a lightly toasted tortilla.
Now, you have the perfect Singaporean breakfast in a time-saving and ultra-portable package during morning rush! After all, never compromise taste and quality for convenience, amirite?
And of course, this means you get to hit that snooze button just a few times more.
The new Cheesy Chicken Ham Twister will be available at all 68 KFC outlets serving breakfast. It is only available during breakfast hours till 11am. The Cheesy Chicken Ham Twister costs SGD4 (Dine-In and Takeaway) à la carte.
McDonald’s is whetting Singaporeans’ appetite this National Day with the all-new Rendang Sedap Angus Beef Burger (SGD6.95). The Rendang Sedap Angus Beef Burger is McDonald’s Singapore’s nod toOn August 8, 2018 / By Nookmag
McDonald’s is whetting Singaporeans’ appetite this National Day with the all-new Rendang Sedap Angus Beef Burger (SGD6.95). The Rendang Sedap Angus Beef Burger is McDonald’s Singapore’s nod to the good old days with the good old taste of rendang, a perennial favourite with generations of Singaporeans.
The Rendang Sedap Angus Beef Burger features a 100% Angus beef patty dipped in a rich, mouth-watering rendang sauce made from a blend of coconut milk, ginger, kaffir lime, lemongrass, onion, garlic and spices. Laid atop a layer of whole leaf lettuce, the fragrant Angus beef patty is topped with a tender fried egg and a bed of freshly sliced red onions and grilled caramelised onions, served between sesame seed buns to bring out rich hearty flavours with each bite.
Band together this National Day over a truly local feast
Gather your friends and family to savour the joy in every bite of the Rendang Sedap Angus Beef Burger and Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger with the Rendang Sedap Feast (SGD10.90) and Happiness Feast (SGD9.90). Each feast comes complete with a pack of golden Criss Cut Fries (M), a refreshing glass of Coke (S) and a D24 Durian McFlurry®.
Celebrating Singapore’s birthday with a special gift
Lovers of the D24 Durian McFlurry® can rejoice because the durian season at McDonald’s is not over yet! To celebrate National Day and reward Singaporeans’ love for this aromatic treat, McDonald’s is offering the D24 Durian McFlurry® at a special price of only $3 each islandwide!
The Rendang Sedap Feast and Happiness Feast are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® for a limited time only, while stocks last. This ongoing deal for the D24 Durian McFlurry® is available after breakfast hours in all restaurants, Dessert Kiosks and via McDelivery® for a limited period, while stocks last.
You’ve savoured the Umakara Chicken, cried for the Red Hot Szechuan Chicken, and pined for the Goldspice Chicken. Now, piping hot on the footsteps is KFC’s newest chickenOn August 1, 2018 / By Nookmag
You’ve savoured the Umakara Chicken, cried for the Red Hot Szechuan Chicken, and pined for the Goldspice Chicken. Now, piping hot on the footsteps is KFC’s newest chicken to the coop – the KFC Signature Grilled Chicken!
Yes, grilled. You read that right.
With more than 41 years of experience selling finger lickin’ good chicken in Singapore, count on KFC to know exactly how to push your gastronomical button, and quench your thirst for only the best-tasting chicken!
The KFC Signature Grilled Chicken is borne of more than a year of research and development and consumer taste-testing. At once mouth-watering and filling, KFC uses a whole quarter leg (a Singapore first for fast food restaurants, we might add) for the juiciest, tastiest grilled chicken that’s unsurprisingly finger lickin’ good. The secret for this newly perfected grilled chicken that uses only fresh chicken leg lies in its signature marinade – a blend of paprika chili, pepper, garlic, onion and herbs. Every single piece is freshly oven-grilled in-store to a light crisped golden-brown deliciousness.
Together with the new Signature Grilled Chicken, KFC is also planting crisp greens in its menu. Hit your daily fibre quota with the Garden Salad, a mix of mesclun salad served with soy sesame dressing.
Get your Signature Grilled Chicken fix either on à la carte at SGD5.90 (dine-in price) or in special bundle meals starting from SGD8.95 (dine-in, takeaway and delivery).
The Signature Grilled Chicken Meal includes one grilled quarter leg, one regular Whipped Potato, one regular Coleslaw and one regular Pepsi Black.
The Signature Grilled Chicken Box includes one grilled quarter leg, two Hot & Crispy Tenders, one regular Fries, one regular Whipped Potato and one regular Pepsi Black.
The Grilled Chicken Variety Meal includes one grilled quarter leg, two pieces Chicken (Original Recipe / Hot & Crispy), three Hot & Crispy Tenders, one medium Whipped Potato, one medium Coleslaw and two regular Pepsi Black.
The new Signature Grilled Chicken will be available at all KFC restaurants, except KFC Changi Airport Terminal 1, Jurong West Street 51, KidZania, Singapore Zoo and Toa Payoh Lorong 1.
Known for its low fat (0.9%), high fiber (3%) and gluten free frozen yogurt and soft- serve ice cream selections, Smöoy – The only Spanish yogurt brand inOn July 24, 2018 / By Nookmag
Known for its low fat (0.9%), high fiber (3%) and gluten free frozen yogurt and soft- serve ice cream selections, Smöoy – The only Spanish yogurt brand in town celebrates the nation’s 53rd birthday with not one, but two uniquely Singaporean festive specials.
Burbur Chacha Twister
Make a trip down memory lane as you dig into the Burbur Chacha Twister (SGD5.90), a homage to Singapore’s quintessential dessert. Presenting itself in the form of refreshing coconut yogurt layered with chewy tapioca flour cubes, rich gula melaka syrup and heavenly coconut shavings, this guilt-free indulgence promises a burst of flavours and textures that is sure to appeal to even the most finicky of diners!
Flying the Singaporean flag and donning on the lion city’s national colours is the Majulah Singapura (SGD5.90) – A delightful mix of natural and strawberry frozen yogurt adorned with fresh berries, white chocolate and shredded coconut. Crafted meticulously to be the perfect “Instagram-worthy” treat while staying true to Smöoy’s principle of delivering delicious and healthy treats, this festive ensemble serves to delight both the eyes and taste buds.
Smöoy’s one of a kind national day treats will be available from 30th July to 31st August across all outlets
OMOOMO, a self-service concept Korean-fusion restaurant, is set to launch its fifth brick-and-mortar on 30th July at Suntec City, the heart of Singapore. Deriving its brand name fromOn July 22, 2018 / By Nookmag
OMOOMO, a self-service concept Korean-fusion restaurant, is set to launch its fifth brick-and-mortar on 30th July at Suntec City, the heart of Singapore.
Deriving its brand name from the Korean expression of amazement and surprise, OMOOMO strives to present accessible, affordable and delectable Korean-fusion food to their customers with its locally curated menu developed by their personal research and development team.
The fuss-free restaurant delivers a concrete menu of 18 Dons and 6 Ramen that ranges from SGD8.00 to SGD16.50 in its latest abode, including the restaurant’s all-time signature Dons – the hearty Ji-Ji Don (SGD10.00) that sees the union of Spicy Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Soy Garlic Winglets with onsen egg atop Korean white rice, as well as the Yes Sir! Yes Sir! Don (SGD12.00), a juicy sirloin steak dish served with multi-grains rice, savoury kimchi omelette and a dose of teriyaki sauce.
Engage in a Vegan affair with the Super Prawn Don (SGD8) – a crunchy Vegan prawn rice bowl with mixed salad and brown rice, and the Golden Rink (SGD11) – an assortment of crispy mushrooms with salad and Korean glass noodle.
Ramen and meat lovers alike should keep their eyes on the Sutagi Ramen (SGD16.50), a buttery and tender steak with Ramen that are well-soused in OMOOMO’s homemade tangy Gochujang goodness, then taken up a notch by the matchmade pairing of runny onsen tobikko and crispy nori.
Diners not in favour of OMOOMO’s prefixed offerings can choose to create their own personal Don with the “Build my Don” or “Build my Ramen” option by choosing their preferred choice of base, protein, garnish, soup and sauce.
In celebration of its new opening, the 60-seater restaurant will be offering a one month SGD8 NETT promotion on ALL its Don and Ramen from 6th August to 31st August. The restaurant is set to open on 30th July.
The colonial era of the 1930s in Singapore sets the backdrop for this year’s The 50 Cents Fest (五毛钱美食荟萃), in its third year running, on 28 and 29On July 16, 2018 / By Nookmag
The colonial era of the 1930s in Singapore sets the backdrop for this year’s The 50 Cents Fest (五毛钱美食荟萃), in its third year running, on 28 and 29 July at the 100- metre long Chinatown Food Street (牛车水美食街), located on Smith Street. Like its previous two instalments, the award-winning Fest, featuring more than 40 stalls and mobile vendors, promises a smorgasbord of close to 50 different delectable street eats, drinks, snacks and dessert items, with ethnic cuisines featured for the first time; as well as performances and activities that add to the ambience and atmosphere of the yesteryears that our food heritage is built on. Be prepared to be brought back in time through a range of gastronomical delights and immersive activities for all ages.
From as little as a humble 50 cents to no more than Sgd3.00, fest-goers are able to indulge their taste buds in a gastronomical experience of the 1930s with an array of specially curated dishes, ranging from savouries to sweets and snacks; and everything in between, that either have origins or feature key ingredients and spices from the 1930s colonial period.
Fish Molee (传统印度咖喱鱼)
A lightly spiced creamy fish curry dish with Indian and Portuguese origins.
An unconventional addition of butter to black coffee, rumoured to be an opium smoker’s choice of beverage to soothe their throats.
A Peranakan style of Chinese rice vermicelli accompanied with a marinade of shallots, belacan, lime juice, ginger and toasted grated coconut.
Early Portuguese immigrants enjoyed having banana fritters for breakfast. Street hawkers started to introduced their own take of this dish known as Pisang Goreng.
Black Pepper Crab (黑胡椒螃蟹)
One of the nation’s most iconic dish, pepper that is heavily infused in this dish was an important source of income for Singapore in 1930s.
A dosa-like dish from South India, brought into Singapore by Indian immigrants, is an affordable meal for labourers back in the days.
To add to the authenticity of The 50 Cents Fest, heritage home-brand founded in 1930s, Tong Heng Bakery proudly presents a simple yet fragrant Egg Cookie (鸡蛋饼), along with their signature Walnut Cookie (小合桃) that is baked with the same traditional recipe since its inception in 1935. Also, Singapore’s oldest restaurant Spring Court presents a must-try item – their original Kong Bak Pau recipe that has been on sale since its inception in 1929. Spicing up this exciting food fest will be Anthony The Spice Maker, who has been manufacturing quality spices in Singapore since 1986.
Amidst the eating and more eating are performances and activities that aim to add to the entire atmosphere of festivity and spectacle, with the entire Chinatown Food Street decked in colourful neon- signs and décor reminiscent of the 1930s colonial era. Catch the 1930s Taxi Girls performances and sway to the beats of popular songs of the 1930s performed by local a capella group, 1023, on both days! For the true-blue nostalgia seekers, you can experience life back in the 30s with a haircut by a back-alley barber for just SGD2.00!
For the first time this year, fest-goers can “see” the daily street happenings in the 1930s with samsui women hard at work, opium smokers smoking at the alleys and sights of gambling dens through a free Augmented Reality (AR) experience.
In addition, do your part for the environment by recycling your trash at our recycling machines. The 50 Cents Fest 2018 will reward fest-goers with a little token for throwing their waste into designated recycling machines on-site.
Also, enjoy priority when you plan your journey! Download the Plus! App to make the best of your visit. You can plan your journey via the event map and information on the Plus! App, and access a digital card that entitles you to express entry at the attractions. Plus! App users enjoy priority entry to the AR 1930’s walkthrough and the alley barber haircut. Users can also be the first to get rewarded with old school snacks at the recycling vending machine.
You can also enjoy the convenience of QR Code payments as you scan to pay at The 50 Cents Fest with DBS PayLah!, DBS / POSB digibank and DBS iWealth®. What’s more, download PayLah! to get S$5 with promo code ‘STEADYLAH’. Download now: dbs.com.sg/dbspaylah
So mark your calendars and gather your family and friends to experience a gastronomical adventure into the 1930s, unlike any other. Don’t miss out this one-time opportunity to experience 1930s Colonial Singapore at this year’s The 50 Cents Fest!
Ah Mah Homemade Cake is excited to announce the launch of its new banana chocolate flavour – Choco-Nana, available from now across all its outlets! The new flavourOn July 9, 2018 / By Nookmag
Ah Mah Homemade Cake is excited to announce the launch of its new banana chocolate flavour – Choco-Nana, available from now across all its outlets! The new flavour comes after the success of the orange cake, and Ah Mah Homemade Cake has seen a demand for fruity cakes amongst its customers. This is the next fruit-themed cake in the series, and is priced at SGD11.
Fresh banana is ground into paste form, and then mixed with the cake batter. Every bite of the cake is filled with the sweet note of banana! The enticing cake also boasts rich and smooth chocolate fillings — melted chocolate shavings — in the middle and is topped with chocolate chips. The natural sweetness of the banana marries impeccably with that of the chocolate! As with all its offerings, Ah Mah Homemade Cake does not use any preservative or artificial flavouring.
For the first time ever, Ah Mah Homemade Cake will also be launching 嫲嫲拼, or Mah Mah Mix in a box, on 1 July 2018. Now, you can enjoy two different flavours in a box and have the best of both worlds! One half of the cake is the original flavour; the other half is your choice of either cheese, chocolate or pandan.
Offerings that have won the hearts of many Singaporeans
Inspired by the popular egg sponge cakes originating from Tamsui (Danshui), Taiwan, Chef Jim of Ah Mah Homemade Cake has adapted the traditional recipe with a local twist. The cakes are freshly made every day on the spot, and each batch is lovingly baked for 80 minutes.
The flavours that were first introduced in Singapore comprises Original (SGD8) and Cheese (SGD11), the latter of which comes with a blend of cheese that enlivens the flavour. The Grade AA high-quality, locally produced eggs are procured from Singapore’s N&N farm, which helps to ensure that every eggs remain fresh for the baking of the cakes.
The cakes at Ah Mah are a healthier choice as they are made purely with milk, high quality eggs and flour. No water, preservative nor colouring is added. To ensure absolute freshness and quality of the cakes are well maintained, all Ah Mah cakes are baked fresh daily. Any unsold cake will be discarded after 12 hours.
Famed for its signature lava cookies and homemade artisanal ice cream with a quirky spin, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore celebrates the nation’s 53rd year of independence withOn July 8, 2018 / By Nookmag
Famed for its signature lava cookies and homemade artisanal ice cream with a quirky spin, Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore celebrates the nation’s 53rd year of independence with not one, but two uniquely Singaporean festive specials.
Ondeh Ondeh Cookie with Milo Dinosaur Ice Cream (SGD8.90)
Bask in nostalgia and absolute gastronomic pleasure as you sink your teeth into the Ondeh Ondeh cookie – A tribute to the traditional local kuih (pastry). Featuring a crumby, melt in mouth pandan cookie accompanied with an explosive burst of melted gula melaka and fresh grated coconut, the experience is complete with a decadent scoop of Milo Dinosaur ice cream.
Chili Crab Lava Cookie with Bread Toast Ice Cream (SGD10.90)
Foodies with a penchant for brackish delicacies can also rejoice with the Chilli Crab cookie, Creamery’s first ever savoury lava cookie. A homage to Singapore’s national dish, the creation presents itself in the form of a chewy brownie filled with robust Chilli Crab gravy made from scratch. Served with crunchy Bread Toast ice cream, this ensemble promises a well-orchestrated balance of sweet and saltish flavours not to be missed!
Creamery’s one of a kind national day treats continue to stay true to their principle of delivering high-quality desserts, while bringing a unique creamery twist to the table.
The Ondeh Ondeh cookie will be available from 14th July to 9th August whereas the Chili Crab cookie will be available from 9th August to 31st August at Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore.
No stranger to incorporating fresh fruits to their range of premium tea, Teafolia continues to stay true to their flair with the development of 3 new refreshing drinksOn July 7, 2018 / By Nookmag
No stranger to incorporating fresh fruits to their range of premium tea, Teafolia continues to stay true to their flair with the development of 3 new refreshing drinks this season – Lychee Peachee, Lych-a-dream and Literally Lychee – centering the seasonal tropical fruit – Lychee.
Get the best of both worlds with the perfect pairing of sparkling sweet fleshy Lychees and fresh peaches in premium Sri Lanka Ceylon black tea with Lychee Peachee (SGD5.50), and take a trip down to Lychee land with Lych-a-dream (SGD4.90), a floral-fruity concoction of plump lychees and premium aromatic Jasmine green tea with hand-mashed pink dragon fruit atop. Lastly, sink into the world of Lychee with Literally Lychee (SGD4.90), a smoothly blended drink that features fleshly Lychees, farm fresh milk and creamy ice cream, promising sumptuous sips full of lychee bits.
These 3 tropical drinks suited for the blistering heat in our Sunny island prepared using fresh seasonal fruits scoured delicately daily will be available from now till 31st July across all Teafolia outlets.