The sight and scent of warm, buttery soft pretzels has been a familiar comfort to many Singaporeans. A family favourite since 1996, Auntie Anne’s marks its 25 yearsOn August 19, 2021 / By Nookmag
The sight and scent of warm, buttery soft pretzels has been a familiar comfort to many Singaporeans. A family favourite since 1996, Auntie Anne’s marks its 25 years of handcrafted pretzels this year, with a slew of activities this August and September; including new limited-time flavours and a Soft Pretzels Baking Workshop for loyal and new fans alike to rediscover freshly-baked soft pretzels that we once knew from yesteryear.
More Than a Generation of Simple Joys
Having made its first local appearance in 1996 with the first – and still operating – Auntie Anne’s store at Parkway Parade, the pretzel chain was one of the first F&B businesses with open-concept kiosks that fascinated generations of passers-by. Introduced by Chrisna Jenio Pte Ltd, the master franchisee of the American pretzel chain in Singapore, Auntie Anne’s emblematic demonstration of dough kneading, rolling, and twisting the pretzel knots has since become a mainstay on our local shores.
Today, Auntie Anne’s has expanded to eight existing stores islandwide; providing happy moments through freshly-baked pretzels for Singaporeans of all ages.
Beginning the brand’s exciting 25th anniversary celebrations, Auntie Anne’s is set to release a new and limited-time addition to its menu: the Auntie Anne’s Birthday Pretzel Nuggets, which will be available for purchase online and in-store from 2:00pm during this festive period from now to 10 October 2021 only.
Festivities of Auntie Anne’s 25th Anniversary awaits as fans can reminisce on the simple pleasures that come with every bite of the Birthday Pretzel Nuggets. Coated with the brand’s signature semi-sweet chocolate sauce that fans have come to love, fans can also opt for the cute multi-coloured Rainbow Sprinkles toppings for that added sweetness or go for a localized spin to the American pretzels, with the desiccated nutty- flavoured Coconut Flakes toppings that makes for a light yet irresistible pairing!
With a myriad of delectable pretzel offerings the brand is known for, Auntie Anne’s will also be having a limited-time promotion of its Birthday Pretzel Sets and 25th Anniversary Celebration Set, so fans can have their fill of the new and favourite Auntie Anne’s pretzels! Each Set will also come with collectible Auntie Anne’s merchandise – a Pretzel plushie keychain and/or a canvas tote bag.
Available from now in-store and online at https://auntieannesg.com/, for a limited- time only, fans will not want to miss these exclusive collectibles while indulging in the simple joys of Auntie Anne’s pretzels. In addition to the Birthday Pretzel Nuggets and a choice from the Top 3 Pretzels (Cinnamon Sugar, Almond Crunch and Parmesan Cheese), the Birthday Pretzel Set A will include one Pretzel Plushie while the Birthday Pretzel Set B will include one Auntie Anne’s tote bag. Each set will retail at SGD10.30 and SGD14.00 respectively.
Fans can also opt for Auntie Anne’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Set for that added-value, with each set retailing for $25.00 and includes the Birthday Pretzel Nuggets, the Top 3 Pretzels, one Cheese Dog, one Chocolate Almond Bites, as well as one Pretzel plushie and collectible tote bag.
Each merchandise was also specially designed in collaboration with homegrown artist, Ho Junsheng. Better known online as ‘@meetmito’ for his whimsical webcomics and stickers, the artwork’s merchandise is a nod to Auntie Anne’s authentic 25 years of history on the island – having seen distinctive landmarks such the Singapore Flyer and Marina Bay Sands being constructed into Singapore’s skyline. The canvas tote bag is also playfully designed with Auntie Anne’s iconic pretzel and other offerings reimagined as adorable cartoon characters.
Bond over Baking: Auntie Anne’s Exclusive Soft Pretzel Workshop
In celebratory spirits, Auntie Anne’s will be hosting eight exclusive Soft Pretzel Baking Workshop sessions in September for fans to bond over their love for soft buttery pretzels while learning insider tips to get the perfect twist of Auntie Anne’s pretzels right!
With the recipe passed down by Anne Beiler, the founder of the brand herself, attendees will be guided by second-generation owner of Auntie Anne’s Singapore to bake and bring home three soft pretzels and/or pretzel nuggets with toppings of their choosing. From now, head over to https://auntieannesg.com/ and click ‘Order’ to be prompted to Auntie Anne’s online web ordering form to purchase tickets. Limited slots will be available, with each ticket priced at SGD15.00 per person.
Fans can also join Auntie Anne’s ‘Pretzel Hearts’ Loyalty Programme to not miss out on any special deals as well as collect e-loyalty points to redeem free Pretzels! Registration is free and can be made online, with every new member to receive a 1-for-1 voucher with their first Pretzel purchase.
The Ties that Bind: ‘Hearts for Knots’ Pretzel Donation Campaign
Having received strong support from Singaporeans in the last 25 years, Auntie Anne’s is also calling for generosity and giving back to the community. Amid this anniversary celebration, Auntie Anne’s will also be launching a pretzel donation campaign, Hearts for Knots’ Pretzel Donation, where members of the brand’s loyalty programme can donate their e-loyalty points to provide complimentary pretzels to healthcare frontliners of Singapore General Hospital and Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, as well as to beneficiaries from SHINE, The Salvation Army and the Willing Hearts from now.
With a goal to contribute 2,500 pretzels over 2 months, the campaign will also be utilising a lower rate conversion of 25 Hearts for 1 Pretzel – with the usual conversion being 40 Hearts for each Pretzel redemption. New customers can also join in the campaign just by signing up to be a Hearts Rewards member.
Been chowing down on BURGER KING®’s new Double Ultimate Rendang Angus Beef Burger since it exclusively launched on Deliveroo last week? At this most patriotic time of theOn July 16, 2021 / By Nookmag
Been chowing down on BURGER KING®’s new Double Ultimate Rendang Angus Beef Burger since it exclusively launched on Deliveroo last week? At this most patriotic time of the year, you can now profess your love for the iconic Rendang Burger loud and proud with the launch of limited-edition Deliveroo x BURGER KING® National Day tees.
With a design inspired by Deliveroo’s iconic teal app and BURGER KING®’s much loved Rendang Burger, the limited-edition tee is a tongue-in-cheek ode to both iconic brands this National Day. What better way to profess your love for food and country than with a National Day-themed Deliveroo order held close to your heart (and printed on soft cotton). The simple yet witty white tee was designed for foodies by foodies, and features playful acronyms that Rendang fanatics will recognize. Can you spot local acronyms like Sourdough Bun Stack (SBS), Carefully, Perfectly, Flame-grilled (CPF), Ultimate Rendang Angus (URA), and Home Delivered Burger (HDB)? Show your pride for a Singaporean favorite and be the envy of fellow Rendang lovers when sporting this look!
From 30 July, get your hands on this limited-edition collectible by purchasing the Taste of Singapore Indulgence Bundle, available exclusively on Deliveroo at participating Burger King outlets* for a pocket-friendly price of $15. The bundle features a Double Rendang Beef, a box of four-piece Nuggets, Hershey Sundae Pie, and Sjora Mango Peach. There are only 85 tees up for grabs, so the fastest fingers first!
Celebrate our Nation’s birthday in style with the ultimate at-home fast-food feast with all-time shiok favourites from BURGER KING® restaurants** via Deliveroo. The classic Double Rendang Beef and Rendang Tendergrill® Chicken Burger feature either a double flame-grilled beef patty or juicy Tendergrill® chicken thigh patty, both topped with signature, aromatic Rendang sauce, and fresh onions, served on toasted sesame seed buns. For a leveled-up experience, try the new Double Ultimate Rendang Angus Beef Burger, which features two juicy, tender Angus flame-grilled beef patties, topped with BURGER KING®’s signature, sedap Rendang sauce and fresh onions, complete strips of crispy bacon between fluffy corn-dusted sourdough buns. Sedap!
There’s a Rendang for everyone this National Day, so kick back and relax with your family and friends in your new garms, and don’t forget your napkins!
*From 30 July, 85 limited-edition Deliveroo x BURGER KING® National Day tees will be exclusively available via delivery only from BURGER KING®’s Bukit Panjang Plaza, Jurong Point, Seletar Mall, Tampines North Community Club, Yishun and Viva Business Park outlets, while stocks last.
If just by saying ‘cheese’ brings a smile to many faces, imagine what eating it can do! Paris Baguette, the well-loved fast-casual bakery known for its quality, deliciousOn July 6, 2021 / By Nookmag
If just by saying ‘cheese’ brings a smile to many faces, imagine what eating it can do!
Paris Baguette, the well-loved fast-casual bakery known for its quality, delicious and innovative array of breads and cakes, is taking it “cheesy” with the launch of its Cheese Fair 2021 to bring you both signature bestsellers and new mouth-watering treats – all made with cheese!
From now till 31 July 2021, the Cheese Fair spotlights nine lovingly created breads, pastries and cakes, including two new cheeses on the block – the Cheddar Cheese Palmier Carre and Cheese Marble Toast, which make for buttery, indulgent treats that are coated or swirled with creamy, tangy cheese. There is bound to be something that will satisfy all your cheese cravings any time of the day!
The Cheese Fair 2021 selection is now available at all Paris Baguette outlets and Maison de PB, as well as islandwide delivery via GrabFood. Alternatively, customers can opt for self pick-up of the orders via Paris Baguette’s webstore.
In conjunction with the launch of Cheese Fair 2021, Paris Baguette is offering a special promotion on the Cheese Tart Box (4 pieces) at SGD12.00 (U.P. SGD14.00) from now till 31 July 2021.
This Father’s Day, independent, family-owned distiller William Grant & Sons has released a guide featuring a variety of flagship expressions from Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Monkey Shoulder toOn June 19, 2021 / By Nookmag
This Father’s Day, independent, family-owned distiller William Grant & Sons has released a guide featuring a variety of flagship expressions from Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Monkey Shoulder to take the pain out of picking the perfect gift for your deserving dad. Whether he’s the strong and silent dad you know you can always lean on, an honorary father-figure in your life, or your best mate who just became a new dad, take the time to recognise and celebrate them this June, with a meaningful gift that fits his taste and personality.
Like any father-figure, every whisky has its own personality. Instead of the usual socks, tie or mug, discover the best match for your father-figure with this guide to help you navigate William Grant & Sons’s whisky range, and find the best match for dad based on what makes him tick, what he does in his spare time, and what matters to him most. After all, few will know him as well as you do!
GLENFIDDICH OUR ORIGINAL TWELVE
For the affable dad who always challenges you to be the best version of yourself
He appreciates good quality, knows what he likes and sticks to it. He’s the kind of man who likes to do things properly, and is always more than willing to roll up his sleeves to help get t he job done well. He always challenges you to be a better person.
This daddy’s approachable nature matches the Glenfiddich Our Original Twelve. Boasting sweet, subtle notes of pear and oak, it is a quintessential example of the Speyside style. With a long smooth and mellow finish, it is widely proclaimed the best dram in the valley that satisfies everyone from whisky novices to seasoned sippers. No less than the best for our #1 dad!
GLENFIDDICH OUR SOLERA FIFTEEN
For the bold, progressive dad who’s always looking to try something new
He loves a side project and is always exploring, researching and experimenting with something new. When he walks into a room, people can feel his presence. They love to be around him and are inspired by his ideas. His pioneering spirit informs all that he does, similar to the inspired way the Glenfiddich Our Solera Fifteen was created.
Using a technique pioneered by Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, this expression is finished in a Solera Vat inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal. The result is a whisky that is satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness, tasting of sherry oak, marzipan and ginger. Silky smooth and full bodied, the Glenfiddich Our Solera Fifteen is bursting with flavour that is guaranteed to spice up dad’s day. Together they inspire others by just being themselves – bold, confident, and innovative.
GLENFIDDICH OUR SMALL BATCH EIGHTEEN
For the self-assured dad who holds his own in any situation
A man with elegant taste, he is effortlessly stylish and appreciates the finer things in life. He is traditional, yet modern, complex, yet versatile and approachable. He knows what he wants and will not settle for anything less.
Renowned for its luxurious and silky finish, the Glenfiddich Our Small Batch Eighteen is a truly exceptional single malt, one that will live up to dad’s expectations. Produced in small batches, this expression is informed by knowledge passed down through generations. Its character comes from an intense marrying period, resulting in a warm, rewarding and distinguished finish. Remarkably rich and luxurious, with complex layers of dried fruit, candy peel and elegant oak, this delicately crafted, full-bodied dram is the perfect dram to delight dad with.
THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12 YEAR OLD
For the dad who loves tradition
He is quiet, thoughtful and values heritage and legacy. For the dad that appreciates simple handcrafted luxuries over
fancy gifts, reward him with The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old.
Handcrafted by craftsmen who have dedicated their working lives to the trade, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different types of wood. The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, while the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour. The long and warming finish will definitely give dad the finest experience of his life.
THE BALVENIE CARRIBEAN CASK 14 YEAR OLD
For the dad who never stops exploring
He has always been a trailblazer, adventure seeker, and explorer. Today, he is ever-ready to try something different with you and is there with you every step of the way. For the well-travelled dad, take him on a journey with The Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 Year Old.
This single malt whisky has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years before being transferred to casks that previously held Caribbean rum, giving it a taste rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time. The result is the classic Balvenie flavour with a tropical sweetness, an ideal balance of familiarity and newness that makes it the perfect partner for adventure.
THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 17 YEAR OLD
For the dad who’s built a legacy
Steadfast and discerning, he has forged his own distinctive legacy. Over the years he’s refined his palate and knows what he likes. The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old is the perfect gift, for the dad who deserves an extra special dram.
Bearing distinct characteristics derived from the consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, The Balvenie Doublewood 17 adds a striking richness and complexity with its deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple and creamy toffee. This refined legacy makes for the perfect companion for dad; both have stood the test of time and stayed true to their distinctive characters and hearts.
For the coolest dad on the block
Truly the crowd favourite, we all love the dad who is the life and soul of the party. If your dad dons his playful and cheeky personality like a crown, Monkey Shoulder is just the right companion for him. Here to inject fun and playfulness to what many see as a stiff and stuffy world of whisky, Monkey Shoulder is for the cheeky dad who loves to pull a prank or two.
Made from small batches of different speyside single malts expertly blended then married together, Monkey Shoulder has a richness and vibrancy which combines flawlessly with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes. Just like the life of the party, Monkey Shoulder stands out as the perfect 100% malt whisky made for mixing. So go mix up a storm, dad!
Which whisky describes your dad best? Tell us here!
Burger lovers unite! This International Hamburger Day (28 May) Singapore’s favourite food delivery service, Deliveroo, has teamed up with popular German Burgergrill HANS IM GLÜCK to serve upOn May 24, 2021 / By Nookmag
Burger lovers unite! This International Hamburger Day (28 May) Singapore’s favourite food delivery service, Deliveroo, has teamed up with popular German Burgergrill HANS IM GLÜCK to serve up an upgraded version of the SCHNÖRKELLOSER burger, co-created with and named by our very own Deliveroo foodies, making it truly the people’s choice burger!
Aptly named Goldipops, the limited-edition creation is an elevated beef burger containing a juicy beef patty, fresh lettuce, red onions and sun ripened tomatoes, topped with the signature HANS IM GLÜCK sauce. Made more irresistible, and oh-so-Instagrammable, with the addition of Kaya Butter Toast popcorn garnished with edible gold flakes, this mouth-watering burger is chosen by loyal Deliveroo fans via a recent social media contest. True to its name, this fast-food favourite shines in its unique flavour combination of savoury and sweet-salty.
Aside from being an adventurous addition to the Goldipops, edible gold also ties to the well-loved fairytale* behind the HANS IM GLÜCK brand. The story’s protagonist, Lucky Hans, who was rewarded in gold for his dutiful work, exchanged his wealth gradually for material possessions of lesser value and found happiness in this process. The gourmet burgergrill provides opulent gold coins to customers as a reminder of Hans’ merry and unburdened thinking.
From 24 to 31 May 2021, order the Goldipops set, which comes with fries and a drink, for pick-up or delivery orders at all five HANS IM GLÜCK Burgergrills exclusively on Deliveroo, at a pocket-friendly price of SGD28.80. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate International Hamburger Day in style. Stay golden, foodies!
KFC Singapore launches a limited-edition KFC Popsicle, which is essentially breaded chicken cutlet on a stick, dressed with sauce and additional crumbs. This brings the novelty of eatingOn May 17, 2021 / By Nookmag
KFC Singapore launches a limited-edition KFC Popsicle, which is essentially breaded chicken cutlet on a stick, dressed with sauce and additional crumbs. This brings the novelty of eating chicken like an ice-cream stick, which makes it easy to grab and go so you can enjoy this snack anytime, anywhere!
The popsicle comes in two flavours, BBQ Cheese and Fiery Mala. Fiery Mala chicken popsicles, which are said to leave a numbing sensation with every bite. For something less spicy, but no less flavourful, you can go for the BBQ Cheese, where smoky BBQ sauce meets the nutty savouriness of cheese. These KFC popsicles are available at SGD2.95 each.
If you’re looking for a meal, consider the KFC Popsicle Set (SGD5), which comes with your choice of popsicle, a regular serving of fries, and Pepsi Black.
Local premium durian concierge, Durian Edition takes our taste buds for a spin with a new rendezvous spot, aptly named Mao King Tavern at Swan Lake Avenue inOn April 1, 2021 / By Renata
Local premium durian concierge, Durian Edition takes our taste buds for a spin with a new rendezvous spot, aptly named Mao King Tavern at Swan Lake Avenue in Siglap. Previously known by locals as Slake Restaurant, this restaurant-turned-pub has now been given a new lease of life with the king of fruits as a centerpiece.
In a bid to further spread the ideology of durians being more than just comfort food, Durian Edition has joined hands with Slake Restaurant to introduce the Mao King Tavern – a concept born from adversity – to provide a local watering hole imbued with all things durian from bites to tipples. Apart from premium fresh durians, the Mao King Tavern also offers a host of unique durian creations, such as their famed charcoal grilled durians, Musang King burnt cheesecake, mochi, Portuguese egg tarts, sorbet, and gelato to name a few.
As you walk in to take a seat, the brightly lit neon signage hung on the tavern’s facade casts a soft glow, welcoming all visitors into a spacious interior modelled with rustic wooden furniture reminiscent of the Dragon Gate Inn of eras past. To complete the look, the tavern’s wooden bar counter is installed in its unpolished state, showcasing the grooves and natural weathering of the bark’s uneven surface due to its natural environment.
Likewise, from Musang King Beer to pure durian fruits, the tavern’s offerings are listed on wooden menu tags hanging on the wall, adding to the nostalgic Asian ambience expected from the rest of the internal decor. In accordance with safe distancing regulations, this cosy watering hole comfortably seats 18 visitors indoors, and welcomes an additional 8 alfresco-loving visitors to grab a seat on the porch.
As a tribute to the Musang King cultivar that Durian Edition is famous for, the tavern’s mascot depicts a cat king holding the king of fruits in one paw, and the tavern’s name on a scroll in the other.
The Mao King Tavern officially opens its doors to the public today, on 1 April 2021, and celebrates its opening with a Musang King Beer, brewed in collaboration with local microbrewery, The 1925 Brewing Co. (1925).
Musang King Beer
Born from a curiosity to explore the limits of what a durian can do, the team at Durian Edition embarked on a collaboration with 1925 to create a durian craft beer, the likes of which has never been seen before in the local marketplace. Instead of using extracted durian essence or any artificial flavourings, the flesh of real Musang King durian fruits are included wholesale in the fermenting process, in order for the beverage to fully absorb the durian’s essence over time.
Crafted by 1925 with the supply of Musang King durians provided by Durian Edition, the beer is housed in a dark coloured bottle to protect the liquid gold from any flavour irregularities caused by sunlight, enabling anyone who pops the lid on this pale ale to find a delightfully fruity and tropical aroma wafting up to caress the drinker’s nose. While this 5% ABV craft beer is brewed with an assortment of hops and fruits, the main ingredient is undeniably the Musang King Durian as the bottom notes hit you with an unmistakable durian aroma. Refreshing and easy to drink, the combination of unique flavours ties together perfectly to make this beverage a truly one-of-a-kind libation.
“Food and beer are inseparable, and this is even more so especially in Asia.
Our motivation is to create beers for the Asian palate, hence it is important to include
the taste profiles of Asian food fare as part of the considerations when we design our beers.”
— The 1925 Brewing Co.
This Durian Edition and 1925 collaboration aims to bring about a uniquely Singapore taste-perience, which emphasises our Asian heritage in every sip. The durian beer is specially crafted for Durian Edition’s new watering hole, MAO King Tavern, located at Swan Lake Avenue in Bedok, and online on Durian Edition’s selling platforms.
Following the popularity of its Korean Soft Bread Series that was launched last year, Paris Baguette is now expanding the range with six new mouth-watering soft breads, bringingOn March 31, 2021 / By Nookmag
Following the popularity of its Korean Soft Bread Series that was launched last year, Paris Baguette is now expanding the range with six new mouth-watering soft breads, bringing the total number to 17 to choose from!
A perfect treat or snack that can be enjoyed with family and friends anytime and every day, the six new soft bread creations consist of sweet and savoury options that are freshly baked daily in Paris Baguette’s local kitchen using the highest quality ingredients and carefully sealed individually for hygiene and convenience.
Available for a limited time period from 31 March till 2 May, the full range of 17 soft breads will be available at Paris Baguette Wisma Atria, Bugis Junction, Jem, Northpoint City, [email protected] and NEX outlets while selected range will be available at Paris Baguette Suntec City, Hong Leong, UOB Plaza 1 and Jewel Changi outlets. Islandwide delivery is also available via GrabFood.
In conjunction with the launch, Paris Baguette is offering the following exclusive promotions till 2 May at all outlets:
*Additional SGD1.00 for cafe latte. Available everyday till 11am for in-store purchase at Paris Baguette Suntec City, Hong Leong and UOB Plaza 1.
Monkey Shoulder, the malt whisky that’s 100 per cent made for mixing, has launched Smokey Monkey in Singapore earlier this month, a new peated malt whisky that reflectsOn March 30, 2021 / By Nookmag
Monkey Shoulder, the malt whisky that’s 100 per cent made for mixing, has launched Smokey Monkey in Singapore earlier this month, a new peated malt whisky that reflects the brand’s appetite for flying in the face of whisky conventions.
The blended malt is a delicious twist on the original Monkey Shoulder, offering a sweet, smokier taste, as well as a new and playful way for people to sip, mix and enjoy peated Scotch. Created in answer to bartenders’ demands, Smokey Monkey is now available exclusively in selected on-trade locations across Singapore.
Following its older brother’s signature style, Smokey Monkey is a small-batch blend of top-quality single malts, each selected to deliver a smooth whisky with subtly oaky smokiness on the nose, and a taste that combines dry peaty notes with the creamy sweetness and spice of the original blend. While the underlying sweetness makes it enjoyable neat (or with a splash of water), Smokey Monkey comes into its own in sexy, smokey twists, bringing rich nuances to all manner of cocktails.
To celebrate Smokey Monkey’s arrival on Singapore’s sunny shores, Monkey Shoulder has teamed up with 15 of Singapore’s best bars, who have each concocted a unique cocktail inspired by Smokey Monkey to be featured on their menus. Cocktail lovers can now indulge in these 15 delectable cocktails at local watering holes Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, Barbary Coast, Employees Only, Anti:dote, Heart of Darkness, IBHQ, Junior The Pocket Bar, MO Bar, Nutmeg & Clove, Potato Head, Sago House, Smoke & Mirrors, Tess Bar, The Bar at 15 Stamford and Tippling Club.
While Smokey Monkey bottles are not yet available for purchase, whisky lovers and cocktail fans can win a bottle to create smokey versions of Monkey Shoulder classics from home! Simply enjoy the specially created cocktails at any of the 15 partner bars and take part in the giveaway to win a swag bag including a bottle of Smokey Monkey, Monkey Shoulder and Monkey Shoulder branded glassware.
Here’s how to take part in three simple steps – (Terms and conditions apply)
Master Blender at William Grant & Sons, Brian Kinsman
“We’re producing Smokey Monkey using our usual small batch and marrying methods, and delivering the smokey twist by blending a distinct selection of malts. Smokey Monkey has the mellow vanilla, spicy and citrus hints of our original liquid, overlaid by a dry smokiness that comes through on the nose and the palate. Monkey Shoulder fans will both recognise its familiar smooth character and enjoy the exciting new cocktail serves it brings with it.”
Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador, Samuel Ng
“It’s been amazing to see how Monkey Shoulder has been steadily growing in popularity not only in Singapore but around the world, and that’s mostly thanks to our strong relationships with top bartenders. These are the guys who are always hungry for new ways to offer customers more choice with new, unusual serves, and so have influenced our decision to create a new peated malt whisky. We’re giving back by making Smokey Monkey available exclusively in some of the best bars across the world, and right here in Singapore. Whatever their preferred cocktail, we can’t wait to surprise and delight consumers and see their reactions to the newest member of the Monkey Shoulder family.”
“It’s exciting to introduce a whisky that deliberately subverts the traditionally dour brand territory of peated Scotch. Smokey Monkey gives bartenders an added twist for amazing cocktails, and opens up peated whisky – which has previously been a bit inaccessible – to a new generation of potential fans.”
15 smokey cocktails by 15 selected bars in Singapore
Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall | Smoke Screen
12 Haji Lane, Singapore 189205
Inspired by the local favorite pork jerky snack, Bak Kwa. The savoury, smokey flavour of this local delight complements the richness of Smokey Monkey, ending with a hint of spiced chocolate.
Anti:dote | Where You Wanna Go, Love?
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
“Is that a Whisky Sour? I think it ain’t no Whisky Sour”. This drink is inspired by the intriguing movies about the lives of cab drivers in London and their journeys.
Barbary Coast | Chimp Off The Old Block
6 North Canal Road, Singapore 048828
Clarified Cherry and Cherry Heering create the top notes to balance out the punchy base of Smokey Monkey. A dash of lemon brightens up the drink while the carbonation adds a delicate effervescence. Combined with smoked water ice cubes to further enhance the peated notes of the whisky, this drink is served on a smoked ice spear, and garnished with a dehydrated lemon wheel.
Employees Only | Monkey Business
112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932
Spices and banana punctuate this marriage of Smokey Monkey and tropical juices. The richness of the whisky, bolstered by the fullness of ripe banana, is a perfect complement to flavours that make it feel like it’s party time. Forget about those emails and let the work day end. It’s time to get down to some serious Monkey Business.
Heart of Darkness | Monkey’s Cà Phê
1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
The perfect marriage of whiskey and coffee. Smokey but refreshing, a great way to start your day.
IB HQ | Nardus
76A Duxton Road, Level 2, Singapore 089535
A twist on the classic Whisky Sour, this drink emphasises floral and leathery notes of lavender. Perfect on its own or as a complement to bar snacks, the Nardus is also a great “dessert for adults”.
Junior The Pocket Bar | Escape from New York
6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
What better way to experience smoke in a cocktail than a classic sour? Have it up or on the rocks, smooth or as is. The options are endless; nothing beats peat.
MO Bar | Sugba
5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
“Sugba” means grilled in the Philippines. This drink is topped with our favourite sides to have while at a barbeque party. It is finished with the funky sourness of calamansi and lively aroma of pandan.
Nutmeg & Clove | Monkey See, Monkey Taro
8 Purvis Street, Singapore 188587
Passionfruit, lime and taro flavours anchor the smoke in this South East Asian-inspired libation. Rich and moreish, a hint of fruit and acidity makes this drink easy to have, and to have again. Whilst you’re at it, get one for your mate. After all, Monkey See, Monkey Taro.
Potato Head Singapore | Caffé Nel Bosco
36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Who doesn’t love an espresso martini? No one is the correct answer. Rich, aromatic, bittersweet in a subtly surprising way. A stop at Caffé Nel Bosco will supercharge your taste buds and kick start that ride to flavour town.
Sago House | Three’s a Crowd
40B Sago Street, Singapore 059029
The ubiquitous marriage of Scotch whisky, aromatic wine and bitters is timeless. The addition of rich sherry, fruit bitters and a playful Cola syrup give it the boost it never knew it needed! A Classic – reinvented and revitalised. Tell your mates, but not too many. Remember, Three’s a crowd!
Smoke & Mirrors | The 3 Monkeys
1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
This drink is a twist on the classic Golden Rush and New York Sour combination. A story of a friendship of three individuals working in the same industry but have different approaches. The 3 Monkeys gives smokey notes from Smokey Monkey, fruity flavours from the wine and sweetness from the honey, leaving you with a dry and refreshing finish.
Tess Bar & Kitchen | Chunky Monkey
38 Seah St, Singapore 188394
Smokey Monkey’s deep vanilla flavor coupled with earthy notes makes one desire a chocolate pairing. Inspired by a classic cocktail, the 20th Century, the Chunky Monkey was born. The dry, smokey, lingering flavours on the back palate are paired white cacao, with vanilla and citrus to balance.
The Bar at 15 Stamford | Undead Monkey
15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
Building on the lush and fantastic history of Tiki cocktail culture, Smokey Monkey gives this modern tropical classic a breath of smokey life. The Undead Monkey consists of a rich spice mix, a cacophony of luscious fruit flavours and just a dash of showmanship. I can hear Don the beachcomber already asking for a refill!
Tippling Club | Brass Monkey (That Funky Monkey)
38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Infusing the rich smokey aroma of Smokey Monkey with oven-baked hazelnuts and bincho-toasted bananas elevates the nuttiness and tropical fruit notes into an enriched old fashioned cocktail.
We often hear the refrain, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But what can we do when life deals us with a pandemic? Gather two friends andOn March 29, 2021 / By Nookmag
We often hear the refrain, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But what can we do when life deals us with a pandemic? Gather two friends and start a new business of course! That was exactly what three enterprising men – an events company managing director, Jeremy Tan; an ex-fitness sales consultant, Ixson Tan; and Singapore’s “Hawker Hunk”, Walter Tay – did after the COVID-19 lock-down, and Jus Juice It was born.
A new homegrown take-and-go fresh fruit juice outlet, Jus Juice It (就榨吧) has recently launched at V Hotel Lavender on 70 Jellicoe Road. With an introductory menu of nine fruit juice concoctions to choose from, the outlet offers customers the option to add generous toppings of bite-sized fresh fruits for more texture and goodness in every cup.
“We see this as an opportune time to launch Jus Juice It, as Singaporeans are now more concerned than before about strengthening their body’s immune system, and taking care of their health and wellness in general,” says Jus Juice It’s Co-Founder, Jeremy Tan. After spending over two months to perfect each offering on their menu, Jus Juice It’s founders hope that their fresh, enjoyable and competitively-priced concoctions will increasingly make juice drinking the choice beverage for a perk-me-up.
While he is better known for his fried carrot cake stall at Bukit Panjang and Kampung Admiralty, which he has managed with his father since 2015, Walter is now responsible for curating the range of drinks that Jus Juice It offers, and shares that all the fruits at Jus Juice It are imported from neighbouring countries every other day to ensure freshness.
As fans have discovered, each 200ml cup of fresh fruit juice is priced from SGD3 to SGD5.80, and a topping of bite-sized fresh fruits can be added for SGD1 or SGD1.50 per cup, depending on the type of fruits chosen.
“We want to lead a new wave in juice-drinking and fruit-eating as a natural choice, or even a necessity, in Singaporeans’ daily lifestyle, and aim to make Jus Juice It a household name, synonymous with quality juices and fresh fruits,” added Jeremy while pointing out the need to hydrate and replenish vitamins and minerals into our body system through fruit consumption.
Always passionate and seeking inspiration for new juice concoctions, Ixson Tan, a co-founder of Jus Juice It, overheard several customers complaining about the unbearable heat in recent days. He then saw an opportunity, and created CoCo Craze (CCC), made with fresh coconut water, generous chunks of coconut meat, coconut cream (no cholesterol) and fresh milk, to help cool down those heated tonsils!As a bonus, coconut water also contains cytokines that act as a natural moisturiser to hydrate and keep our skin supple and firm.
For a fruity twist, try the HP Up (orange, Calpis and aloe vera) or PPAP (pineapple, apple and honey) for a great summer thirst-quencher!
JUS JUICE IT
V Hotel Lavender, #01-14
70 Jellicoe Road
(Delivery available via GrabFood)
Fans of all things Pandan are in for a treat as Gong Cha launches a new topping, the Pandan Pearl-radise in an exclusive collaboration with Grab, the leading superOn February 28, 2021 / By Nookmag
Fans of all things Pandan are in for a treat as Gong Cha launches a new topping, the Pandan Pearl-radise in an exclusive collaboration with Grab, the leading super app in Southeast Asia.
Exclusively available for delivery via GrabFood, this exciting Pandan-flavoured rendition of Gong Cha’s classic pearl topping is added to either Gong Cha’s classic Milk Tea or Milk Green Tea to not only lend the drink a hearty chew, but also add subtle earthy hints of rose, almond and vanilla, that are seamlessly infused with the sweet milky drinks.
The aromatic and refreshing Pandan Pearl-radise Milk Tea and Pandan Pearl-radise Milk Green Tea make perfect thirst-quenchers or pick-me-up treats delivered right to your doorstep, be it at home, in the office, or wherever you are.
Priced at SGD4.10 (500ml) and SGD5.20 (700ml) each, the Pandan Pearl-radise Milk Tea and Pandan Pearl-radise Milk Green Tea are exclusively available via GrabFood delivery, while stocks last.
From now till 31 March, head on over to PAZZION Café (located at Jewel Changi Airport) for a fun-filled experience curating your very own unique rice bowl fromOn February 18, 2021 / By Nookmag
From now till 31 March, head on over to PAZZION Café (located at Jewel Changi Airport) for a fun-filled experience curating your very own unique rice bowl from the variety ingredients available!
With a healthy base of brown rice, choose between tender braised pork belly or the flavourful sesame soy chicken for a mouthwatering protein fix. Then throw in two cold and one hot vegetable options for a healthy boost before finishing off with your favourite dressing and a topping to complete your bowl. To seal the deal, each set comes with a green tea (Iced/Hot) at only SGD12.90, with the option to top up for other beverages if green tea doesn’t suite your vibe.
The Mix ‘n’ Match Rice Bowl sets are available on weekdays, from now till 31 March at 11am to 3pm.
Monday to Thursday | 11am – 8.30pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday | 10am – 9pm
(Last order to be placed 30 minutes before closing time)
Singapore based baking company, Bob The Baker Boy, continues on their mission to “bake a million people happy”. Founded by Mayee Fong in 2015 while finishing up herOn February 17, 2021 / By Nookmag
Singapore based baking company, Bob The Baker Boy, continues on their mission to “bake a million people happy”.
Founded by Mayee Fong in 2015 while finishing up her accounting degree at NTU, the professed self-taught baker turned entrepreneur came upon the name at the spur of the moment while watching Bob the comedian elicited a spark of joy in her that she wanted to represent in her baking. “Baking happiness” became a core value that has since guided the business through troubled times, turning a struggling solo operation into one with 15 people and 4 departments in 5 years.
Renowned for creating uniquely themed experiences for celebrities such as the money pulling cake, as well as a foodie-inspired themed cake, all their creations have a lower sugar content (less than up to 50%!) than most bakeries – proof that you can both have your cake and eat it.
This Chinese New Year, Bob the Baker Boy is excited to start the year of The Ox with Golden Pineapple Tarts and Earl Grey Cranberry Tarts – They have been working on delighting the world through their bakes, every single day!
We recommend the Earl Grey Cranberry Cookies as well, which are a real treat event outside of the new year festivities.
To order, drop a message to the team at +65 9499 4015, or to Mayee at +65 9021 8370.
About the Baker
Through the many ups and downs of running the business till date, Mayee’s struggles and setbacks have taught her the importance of specialising duties, quality checks, and maintaining product consistency. With a lot of hard work and a stroke of luck, she started her first Brick and Mortar store in 2018, where she hired her first few members and started departmentalizing roles: bakers bake, decorators decorate, and customer service staff focus on quality checking and handling enquiries. She realised that doing everything alone was tough, and her biggest lesson was to stop trying to be everything, and focus on that one or two things that you do the best.
Drawing on over two decades of bartending experience across seven different countries, Lead Mixologist Andrew Hyman has designed a new cocktail programme to be launched at the iconicOn February 17, 2021 / By Nookmag
Drawing on over two decades of bartending experience across seven different countries, Lead Mixologist Andrew Hyman has designed a new cocktail programme to be launched at the iconic rooftop destination, CÉ LA VI.
Inspired by the region’s diverse culture and abundance of local ingredients, these contemporary, handcrafted cocktails are created with a rich flavour profile, delivering a multi-sensory experience from the visual aesthetics to the smell, and ultimately the taste of each drink. Guiding guests towards their perfect drink, the menu offers an in-depth description, ingredient list, and rankings on various characteristics for each drink, from sweetness or bitterness to strength and adventurousness.
Introducing a new sky-high cocktail experience to be enjoyed with unparalleled views, the refreshing SkyBar Signatures series at SGD25++ per glass feature a mix of familiar and more exotic ingredients. Try the fruity and herbaceous Paper Lantern with Don Julio Blanco tequila, physalis, passion fruit and thyme; or the spirit-forward Old Memories, a twist on an Old Fashioned based on the popular coconut, corn and sago pudding dessert in Thailand with Rebel Yell Rye, coconut, pandan, popcorn and bitters. Those with adventurous palates can step outside their comfort zone with the Yuzito, a yuzu-infused mojito with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, melon, yuzu, mint and bitters; or the Native Garden, with influences of Thailand and Vietnam, featuring Tanqueray London Dry Gin, cassis, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, rosemary and Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water.
In contrast, the Restaurant Signatures series at SGD25++ each were created using global ingredients and techniques to pair seamlessly with CÉ LA VI’s modern Asian cuisine. Highlights include the Border Crossing #2, representing the influence of Nyonya cuisine blending Chinese ingredients with various distinct spices used by Malay and Indonesian communities, with Havana 3 Year Old Rum, coconut, cucumber, pineapple sambal and sesame; the Even, a Japanese twist on the classic New York Sour with Monkey Shoulder whisky, Shichimi Togarashi Spice and hibiscus tea; and the Mojokerto Regency, inspired by Wedang Jahe Tea, a traditional drink from East Java, Indonesia, with Ketel One Vodka, coconut, pandan, ginger, kaffir lime, lemongrass and bitters.
Suitable to enjoy from day to night whilst overlooking Marina Bay and the city lights beyond, the Sky Lounge Signatures series, also at SGD25++ each, offer easy-going options such as the Tropical Savanna with Aperol, coconut, pineapple and hunter’s spirit; the Once in a Life Time with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, ginger, wasabi, nori and soda; The Epicurean with Monkey Shoulder whisky, medium-dry vermouth, coconut and pandan; and the Golden Age with Havana Club 3 Year Old Rum, kaffir lime and lemongrass.
Changing monthly based on the team’s latest creations, each venue also offers the Bartender’s Handshake (SGD23++), a special concoction that showcases your Mixologist’s favourite spirit, along with unique flavours of the season.
“Given the great cultural diversity and rich flavour profile across the region, I want our guests to be able to experience all that Southeast Asia has to offer right here at CÉ LA VI. We have three unique bars to suit different occasions, so we have designed our cocktail menus to replicate this,” says Andrew Hyman (Lead Mixologist).
In view of the COVID-19 situation, guests are required to check in via the Safe Entry app upon arrival, before being ushered to their seats. Guests can browse through the QR code menu and place all orders with CÉ LA VI staff to enjoy at their table.
Whether you’re a bona fide chilli lover or a thrill-seeking foodie, we could all use some extra spice in our lives. One of the pillars of the chilliOn February 17, 2021 / By Nookmag
Whether you’re a bona fide chilli lover or a thrill-seeking foodie, we could all use some extra spice in our lives. One of the pillars of the chilli world is the beloved dish, mala, that comes in many tongue-numbing forms. To celebrate National Chilli Day, 28 February, Singapore’s favourite food delivery service, Deliveroo has teamed up with Good Taste Mala Hotpot to grace our palates with an extra spicy mala dish that will truly put our tolerance to the test.
Priced at SGD12.80 , the extra spicy Chicken Guo features succulent chicken, springy instant noodles and a whole lot of crunch from fresh vegetables like enoki mushrooms, lotus roots, Chinese cabbage and bok choy. Each morsel is coated with the addictive and sweat-inducing mala, powered by an abundance of Si Chuan dried chilli. No spices were spared for the upgraded Chicken Guo, so we promise not to judge if you come armed with neutralising foods to cool some of that flaming-hot flavour.
From 22-28 February, the extra spicy Chicken Guo will be available for dine-in and delivery, exclusively on Deliveroo, at all Good Taste Mala Hotpot outlets: Ang Mo Kio, Kaki Bukit, Koufu – Compassvale, Koufu – Woodlands, Pasir Ris and Sports Hub .
As a treat this National Chili Day, you can also profess your unwavering love for mala through Deliveroo’s social contest for a chance to win SGD20 vouchers for your next fiery food adventure. Simply comment on Facebook why you deserve to win and tag a mala-loving friend, and you might just be one of 20 courageous foodies to be handsomely rewarded. The heat is on!
As Lunar New Year rolls around again, one of the burning questions for foodies is probably, which yu sheng is worth indulging in this year? While it allOn February 2, 2021 / By Nookmag
As Lunar New Year rolls around again, one of the burning questions for foodies is probably, which yu sheng is worth indulging in this year? While it all depends on your individual tastes, we came across a few interesting ones (in no particular order of preference) to add to your list for 2021.
Keep reading to find out which ones caught our fancy for the upcoming year of the Metal Ox!
KIN – Chef Damian’s Lo Hei Platter
Available from 8 Feb, Kin’s version is a lo hei unlike any other, and is priced at SGD48 for a small platter or SGD68 for a large one. To add a twist to the new year, Chef Damian puts his own creative spin on the traditional lo hei influenced by his years of exploration and experience in Singapore heritage cuisine. Inspired by our local dish, Rojak, which in itself reflects the confluence of various ethnicities, this refreshing lo hei comprises of white radish, cabbage, cucumber, jicama, green mango, pomegranate, pomelo, pineapple, ginger flower, sesame, peanut brittle, rice roll, and you tiao, finished with a house-made plum sauce to bind everything together in delicious harmony.
In addition, Kin presents five treasured recipes commonly presented on Chef Damian’s family table every Chinese New Year:
Hati Babi Bungkus (SGD38++)
A heady combination of minced pork, liver, coriander and homemade spices, skillfully encased in caul fat before it is twice-cooked in the oven.
Ayam Buah Keluak (SGD48++)
An iconic Peranakan dish that pairs perfectly with rice in the D’Silva household.
Pong Tauhu (SGD48++)
A comforting meatball soup with hand-made meatballs made with a medley of pork, crab, prawn and bamboo shoots, cooked in a prawn and pork broth enhanced with tau cheo.
Peranakan Otah (SGD38++)
Made with spotted Spanish mackerel, candlenut and lemongrass, and steamed to perfection and served in banana leaf.
48-hour slow-braised Itek Sioh (SGD48++)
A whole duck leg braised with dark soya sauce, coriander and brown sugar vinegar.
TABLESCAPE – Foie Gras Yu Sheng
First introduced last Lunar New Year, this variety features a housemade foie gras terrine with crispy fish skin and yuzu peel for a more luxurious mix for the year ahead.
While you are here, also check out their Afternoon Tea Set, which has been thoughtfully rearranged to include key flavours and colours of Lunar New Year. Inclusive of items such as their Cherry Cheesecake Mousse and luscious red Tomato Brioche, to Mandarin Orange Compote and zesty Mandarin Almond Cake, these festive treats join popular bites such as the Raspberry Eclair and Beetroot Cup to offer a special edition of the usual tea set.
For more info, to order or make reservations, call 6432 5566 or email Tablescape at Grand Park City Hall.
YAN – Abalone & Yellowtail with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style
Toss to new heights with Yàn’s Abalone & Yellowtail with Gold Foil Lo Hei in ‘Shun De’ Style (from SGD92++)!
Prepared in their signature savoury Shun De style and adorned with gold flakes, the magnificent mountain of crispy vermicelli alludes to soaring achievements and success in the year ahead, complemented by vibrant vegetables, shredded purple and yellow sweet potatoes, kailan, and pickled ginger, while slices of yellowtail fish and braised abalone herald wealth and abundance in the year to come.
For info, Shunde-style yu sheng is named after its origins in Shun De, a district in the Guangdong province. In Shun De, fishermen used to celebrate Ren Ri, the 7th day of CNY, by eating slices of raw river fish (grass carp) with soy sauce and pickles. Thus, at Yàn, the Shunde-style yusheng is served with a similar savoury profile – the dressing is made with soy sauce, lime juice, sliced lemon leaves, and peanut oil instead of the typical sour plum sauce.
Available from now till 26 February, be sure to check out their six-course Lunar New Year Family Feast (SGD88 nett per person; minimum 4 persons), which includes festive must-haves such as the classic Salmon Yusheng, succulent Barbecue Honey Pork & Roast Pork Belly, and flavoursome Steamed Black Cod Fillet with Truffle Oil and Minced Garlic.
In addition, a lavish pencai, a splendid array of sweet and savoury takeaways, and festive snacks are also available to round up the new year with, along with other auspicious dishes including a nourishing Double-boiled Fish Maw Soup, with Chicken and Cordyceps Flower, an immensely flavourful Braised Spring Chicken with 6 Head Whole Abalone, and luscious Wok-fried Local Lobster with Superior Sauce and Shrimp Egg and Ee Fu Noodles.
For more info, to order or make reservations, call 6384 5585 or email Yàn.
FENG SHUI INN – Vegetarian Yusheng with Sea Grapes and Black Fungus
Indulge in the best of prized traditional ingredients at Cantonese fine-dining destination Feng Shui Inn with a sumptuous repertoire of special dishes by the restaurant’s Hong Kong-born veteran Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong (李国光).
With two yu sheng options, Abalone Yusheng with Sea Grapes and Japanese Sakura Dried Shrimp and the Vegetarian Yusheng with Sea Grapes and Black Fungus, diners can opt for a fully vegetarian choice this year. Other dishes available at Feng Shui Inn include their Steamed Handmade Beancurd with Scallop and Dried Radish, Baked Boston Lobster with Superior Stock, and the Premium Wealth Treasure Pot made with Chef Li’s secret stew recipe using Yunnan Ham, Pork Knuckle, Dried Oyster, Dried Scallop, Abalone Sauce, Spiky Sea Cucumber from Japan and Premium Fish Maw from South Africa.
Alternatively, Feng Shui Inn’s selection of set menus include the Everlasting Happiness Set Menu (金牛献瑞富贵荣华套餐) at SGD128++ per person, and the Eternal Fortune Set Menu (金牛献瑞金玉满堂套餐) at SGD288++ per person. Both set menus are available with a minimum of four diners, and are replete with tasty indulgences such as Double-boiled Lotus Root Soup with Dried Oyster, Sea Whelk and Bamboo Pith, and Sautéed Hokkaido Scallops, and Braised Imperial Bird’s Nest Soup, Fortune Claypot Deluxe with 6-head Abalone and Golden Sea Cucumber, Steamed Giant Grouper in Hong Kong Style and Sliced Roasted Chicken with Foie Gras respectively.
For more info or for reservations, call 6577 6688 or email Resorts World Sentosa.
THE GARAGE – Botanico Yusheng
One of the prettiest we’ve seen this year, The Garage’s Botanico Yusheng (from SGD68++) offers a choice of luxe Norwegian salmon or Hokkaido scallop layered on a fun little salad base to lead the way to a year of abundance! Accompanying the usual carrots, radish and pickles are additions such as couscous, house-fermented carrots, raw Japanese corn kernels, house-pickled celeriac, pomegranate seeds, truffle oil and crispy baked bacon; enriching the dish with playful modern elements that add different colours and textures.
Accompanying this toss-up is Botanico’s 5-course LNY Dinner (SGD88++) available from 11 to 13 February. The meal begins with a crunchy Duck Croquette, rolled into a ball with a rich foie gras heart. A fun twist on the usual roast duck course in Chinese menus follows in the form of a crispy-skinned Duck Breastmain course, flavoured with five-spice and served with celeriac dauphinoise, followed by the Roasted Codis featuring an Atlantic cod, skinned, then pan-seared and braised in a fish stock further enriched with butter, garlic and thyme.
As the menu draws to an end, savour a sweet, clean finish with the Roku Gin & Mandarin Sorbet. Paired with osmanthus jelly to add floralcy to the alcoholic sorbet, seasonal fruits and barley work together to add texture and a gentle fruity sweetness to the dish.
For more info or for reservations, call 9831 1106 or email Botanico.
ICHIBAN BOSHI – 6 Treasures Fruits Yu Sheng
If you love all the snacking and feasting during the Lunar New Year period, but want a cleanse without a pause, toss to good health with Ichiban Boshi’s healthy & nutritious yu sheng! With a rejuvenating mélange of 6 fresh fruits including Pomelo, Guava, Mango, Pineapple and Jackfruit, this dish is served with their signature Yuzu sauce made with ingredients from Japan so you can continue enjoying the festivities, minus the guilty calories!
Available till 26 February 2021 (2 days advance order required), this is exclusively available online at SGD56.80+ for a 6-8 pax portion, making it perfect for stay-home celebrations. Opt to pick up your festive goodies in-store or have it delivered right to your doorstep. Order yours at Ichiban Boshi to receive a set of free collectible red packets with every Yu Sheng purchased (while stocks last).
DUCKLAND – Duckland Yu Sheng
We’ve mostly heard of seafood variations when it comes to yu sheng, but here comes a heavier meaty version; ring in the New Year with Duckland’s unique version of the Prosperity Yu Sheng! Featuring a beautiful medley of fresh herbs and vegetables, such as julienned red carrots, daikon, turnip and edible flowers, as well as irresistible crunchy pork cracklings.
Topped with its signature raspberry sauce, this is easily one of the best Yu Sheng versions for those who love a tinge of fruitiness with their greens. The Duckland Yu Sheng comes with Roast Irish Duck slices and Smoked Norwegian Salmon, and is only available for dine-in at Duckland outlets. Priced at SGD48++, each order is recommended for sharing between 4 people. Visit Duckland for more info.
TIPSY BUNNY – Special Yu Sheng set
Last but not least, make your Chinese New Year extra luxe with Tipsy Bunny’s special yu sheng set, complete with uni, black tobiko, ikura and fresh salmon sashimi. Freshly prepared, this Japanese twist to a Chinese New year classic is sure to leave you in a prosperous mood for the rest of the year. There is a limited quantity to this special set so be sure to order early!
Priced at SGD158.80++, diners are required to call ahead to pre-book their yu sheng 2 days in advance via Quandoo or by sending a text to 8028 0093 with your Name, Date/Time, Party Size, and Contact Number.
* Ichiban Boshi, Duckland and Tipsy Bunny are located at various Lendlease Malls. As of 22 Jan onwards, Lendlease Plus members can beat the queue for voucher redemptions by uploading their qualifying receipts through the Lendlease Plus mobile app and have the Lendlease e-vouchers credited directly in their e-wallets. With a minimum spend of SGD50 in a single receipt, members can win up to SGD10 Lendlease Plus e-vouchers while stocks last in the sure-win in-app ‘Shake the tree of wealth’ CNY Hongbao Lucky Dip (T&Cs apply). Lendlease shoppers will also be able to redeem limited edition Lendlease red packets with every SGD68 spend in maximum 2 same-day receipts (limited to 2 redemptions per shopper per day) until 11 February 2021 (while stocks last).
Introducing Singapore’s first specialty cinnamon rolls kiosk serving both sweet and savoury options, rrooll at Jewel Changi Airport. Experience a swirl of flavour with the classic cinnamon roll,On January 30, 2021 / By Nookmag
Introducing Singapore’s first specialty cinnamon rolls kiosk serving both sweet and savoury options, rrooll at Jewel Changi Airport. Experience a swirl of flavour with the classic cinnamon roll, four more sweet varitaions, as well as three innovative savoury combinations all rolled up with the brand’s signature soft and fluffy dough.
Founded by Wilbert Tedja, who was previously in the banking industry, he grew up eating cinnamon rolls and remembers the satisfaction from the combination of fluffy bread and sweet buttery cinnamon.
Sweet or Savoury?
Made fresh daily at rrooll’s Jewel Changi Airport kiosk without preservatives or artificial flavours, each roll is around 10cm in diameter, a size that the rrooll team has chosen after experimentation. It makes the perfect afternoon treat or a light morning breakfast.
Add some enjoyment to your day in the form of sweetness – with rrooll’s sweet rolls created with a variety of tastes and textures. Whether fruity or chocolatey, nutty or tarte, these will surely make a satisfying dessert treat.
Described as an ‘edible hug’, the cinnamon roll brings forth warm and comforting feelings with its aromatic but rich buttery cinnamon filling and fluffy dough. With rrooll, you can experience this exact enjoyment with the Classic Cinnamon (SGD3.40), made with molasses sugar and Grade A cinnamon sourced from Indonesia which is known for their cinnamon; and topped with premium cream cheese frosting.
Nut lovers will be smitten with Hazelnut Rocher (SGD3.40), whose filling combines ground hazelnut and chopped peanuts for a crunchy bite, complete with a subtle tinge of cocoa, or give the unique Sweet Cheese (SGD3.10) roll a try, an original recipe that reimagines the usual take on parmesan cheese, with a fruity and nutty taste profile resulting in an unparalleled natural umami flavour.
For some refreshing tang and zesty flavour, Cinnamon Apple (SGD3.40) offers up the taste of sweet apples, with the warmth of cinnamon hovering in the background, just like a homely apple pie. Known to be a magical combination of contrasting pairings, the intense and lush cocoa hits off against the freshness of oranges in the Cocoa Orange (SGD3.40) roll.
As the first specialty cinnamon roll brand in Singapore to offer savoury options, rrooll serves up three different varieties of savoury rolls, each inspired by popular dishes and viral snacks from around the world.
Combining buttery garlic goodness and rich cheese for a satisfying snack, the Garlic Onion & Cheese (SGD3.40) is made with organic garlic and onions and full of intense flavour.
Hop on over to neighbouring Japan with the aromatic and savoury-sweet Japanese Curry (SGD3.90), topped with delicious breadcrumbs and honey chicken ham for a winning combination, and don’t forget to pick up a taste of your favourite pizza condensed into a single savoury roll, as the Hawaiian (SGD3.90) packs a punch with its tangy tomato sauce amidst hints of roasted garlic and herb, and is filled with pineapple chunks and ham.
rrooll is now open at #B2-266, Jewel Changi Airport, with online pre-orders via rrooll. Delivery is scheduled thrice weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Our Lunar New Year gatherings may well be smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean your meal needs to be. From today, the King challenges all Singaporeans toOn January 30, 2021 / By Nookmag
Our Lunar New Year gatherings may well be smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean your meal needs to be. From today, the King challenges all Singaporeans to reimagine their favourite Lunar New Year traditions – and celebrate it your way. To lead the charge and help fans appreciate that different isn’t all bad, BURGER KING® is unveiling its big new taste with the Ultimate Chilli Crab Double Salmon Burger (SGD9.50 ala carte) and Chilli Crab Long Chicken Burger (SGD5.90 ala carte).
Yes, that’s right – this time, the delicately balanced pink salmon patties of the Ultimate Double Salmon Burger will be doused in divinely sweet yet savoury, spicy and supremely satisfying chilli crab sauce. Bursting with flavour you’d expect from Chilli Crab, the thick, velvety sauce is loaded with abundant swirls of egg and fresh cut chillis, topped with crispy lettuce and nestled between a freshly baked sourdough bun – to maximise sauce soak up.
Of course, we all know that the sauce is the best part of any chilli crab dish. That’s why the King is also serving Chilli Crab Fries (SGD3.20, regular) this Lunar New Year – so you can mop up all that saucy goodness with our golden, crispy fries. Due to popular demand, the King has also issued a new decree – fans can now upgrade the fries in their order to Chilli Crab Fries for just SGD0.90! Just when you thought life couldn’t get better, fans will be able to buy extra sauce separately. Double the richness and get an a la carte portion of the limited edition Chilli Crab Sauce at just SGD2.90 per tub, to reimagine your meal and take it to the next level. Or if you just want more sauce on your Chilli Crab Burgers, you can add it on at just SGD2.
As always, there are no Lunar New Year surcharges to indulge at BURGER KING®. Prices are kept affordable at SGD10.80 for the Ultimate Chilli Crab Double Salmon Meal and SGD7.80 for the Chilli Crab Long Chicken Meal. All meals come with fries (M) and Minute Maid® Refresh Orange drink (S).
To truly celebrate Lunar New Year your way, BURGER KING® is serving up a number of Starbuys, but with a festive twist. Fans who love traditional sweets will enjoy the Golden Pie (SGD1.60), filled with smooth mung bean paste and generous bites of fresh coconut – a true union of the beloved Ang Ku Kueh and Kueh Bangkit, all wrapped up in a crispy pie crust.
Eat your way to an Ox-picious new year with Texas Chicken’s all-new HAE-pic Chinese New Year menu, available for a limited time period from now to 3rd MarchOn January 29, 2021 / By Nookmag
Eat your way to an Ox-picious new year with Texas Chicken’s all-new HAE-pic Chinese New Year menu, available for a limited time period from now to 3rd March at all outlets.
After traversing through majestic, stormy seas for months, the Texas Chicken Crew has found the legendary culinary treasure – the golden-orange Hae Bee Hiam Chicken!
Using only 100% fresh chicken that are delivered daily to the restaurants, they are coated with a special Hae Bee Hiam recipe made with dried shrimps, that are fried till fragrant with belacan, shallots and other spices, and orange breadcrumbs.
Before they are served, more crispy Hae Bee Hiam orange breadcrumbs are sprinkled onto the fried chicken to enhance the rich aroma and give it a nice golden-orange colour and satisfying crunch with every bite.
The well-balanced combination of umami taste and subtle spiciness beautifully complements the natural flavour of the tender fresh chicken, making it a delicious Chinese New Year treat for all, young and young-at-heart.
As you sink your teeth into the tantalising chicken, enjoy the glorious sight of abundant golden Hae Bee Hiam orange breadcrumbs falling onto your plate – a symbolism of the Chinese phrase “遍地黄金（Bian Di Huang Jin)”, which translates to bountiful wealth and good fortune everywhere.
In the spirit of bringing even more ”旺” or “Huat” to diners this Chinese New Year, Texas Chicken also introduces the new Pineapple Butter Biscuit, which is their version of the favourite pineapple tarts. Glazed with pineapple jam to give a sweet and tangy taste, the soft and fluffy biscuits, that are baked daily to ensure their freshness, are must-haves to complete a meal. Plus, sip on the refreshing Sjora Mango Peach drink for a fruity tingle while you enjoy the food.
Have a HAE-PIC Chinese New Year
A variety of the HAE-Pic Chinese New Year meal choices are available for ordering at the outlets or to be sent to your doorstep via delivery options. The well-known American quick-service chicken concept restaurant uses only 100% fresh chicken that are delivered to the restaurants daily to ensure that the juiciness and tenderness of the meat are maintained at its optimal level.
Kickstart your CNY feasting with the 2-Piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Set, priced from SGD10.60, which comes with two pieces of chicken, one small mashed potato, one pineapple butter biscuit, and one regular Sjora Mango Peach.
For couples or those with bigger appetites, try the 5-Piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Combo, priced from SGD29.90. The combo includes five pieces of chicken, four pieces of chicken tenders, one large mashed potato, two pineapple butter biscuits, and two regular Sjora Mango Peach.
Bigger groups can opt for the delivery-exclusive 8-Piece Hae Bee Hiam Chicken Bundle, starting at SGD49.90. The bundle comes with eight pieces of chicken, six pieces of chicken tenders, two large mashed potatoes, four pineapple butter biscuits and four regular Sjora Mango Peach.
Thinking of a unique CNY gift pack for your relatives or friends? Go for the delivery-exclusive 16-piece Hae Bee Hiam Treasure Box (SGD98.80), which will make for a delicious bountiful surprise! The treasure bundle includes 16 pieces of chicken, two serves of popcorn chicken, eight pieces of tenders, four large mashed potatoes, eight pineapple butter biscuits and two bottles of 1.5litres coke.
Herding in the New Year
From now to 3rd March, all in-store dine-in and takeaway orders with a minimum spend of $10.00 in a single receipt, get $1.00 off when payment is made with OCBC Pay AnyoneTM. T&Cs apply.
Delivery orders with a minimum spend of SGD20.00 will get 10% off using the promo code HAEPIC10 when you check out.
Delivery option is available via Foodpanda, Grabfood, Deliveroo and Texas Chicken’s islandwide delivery platform on https://sg.texaschicken.com.
The Texas Chicken HAE-Pic Chinese New Year menu is available for a limited time only, so be quick to order now!
Bedrock Bar & Grill, awarded “Best Steakhouse in Asia” by Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards 2020, has brought back its signature World Meat Series! First launched in 2017,On January 25, 2021 / By Nookmag
Bedrock Bar & Grill, awarded “Best Steakhouse in Asia” by Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards 2020, has brought back its signature World Meat Series! First launched in 2017, this unique dining experience features premium meats from different parts of the world in a single sitting.
From this month till 31 March 2021, diners will be transported to Yamaguchi Japan, home to the Jukuho Farm and its famed Yamaguchi Aged wagyu beef.
While “aged wagyu” usually refers to beef that has been hung or placed on a rack to dry for several weeks, Jukuho Farm uses the term to refer to its approach to cattle rearing, as the farm specialises in producing beef from cows that are “refattened” after they have calved. This process changes the quality of the meat, imparting a unique umami flavour that is not found through typical rearing techniques.
As a firm believer of “treating [his] ingredients with respect”, Isaac Tan, Executive Chef at Bedrock bar & Grill, has created three dishes that showcase the rich, distinctive flavour of this beef in tribute to the people who have painstakingly raised the cattle with care.
The Bone Marrow Tartare (SGD36++) showcases hand-chopped ribeye cap atop roasted bone marrow. The dish is garnished with mountain caviar, known as “Tonburi”. Originating from the Akita Prefecture in Japan, these glossy, greenish-black seeds of the bassia scoparia herb resemble sturgeon roe. A chopped parsley salad on the side also offers a touch of freshness.
In the Applewood Smoked Wagyu Tataki (SGD42++), aged ribeye cap is served with tangy pickled radish and pumpkin strips, grated hard-boiled egg for a touch of richness, and a sprinkle of puffed rice on the beef.
Then there is the hearty Woodfire Grilled Fullblood Aged Wagyu Striploin (SGD148++), grilled over Bedrock’s signature applewood fire grill and served with housemade sansho pepper sauce, accompanied by beef fat Yukon Gold potatoes.
The World Meat Series at Bedrock Bar & Grill is in its fifth year and has since featured premium beef from Ireland as well as TE MANA LAMBTM – also known as the wagyu of lamb – from New Zealand. Bedrock’s World Meat Series changes its menu every quarter, and brings a fresh take on meats from around the world with every change.