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.
In celebration of Chinese New Year 2021, Johnnie Walker is proud to offer the new, first-of-its-kind limited edition Chinese New Year design for John Walker & Sons KingOn January 24, 2021 / By Nookmag
In celebration of Chinese New Year 2021, Johnnie Walker is proud to offer the new, first-of-its-kind limited edition Chinese New Year design for John Walker & Sons King George V. A rare combination of exquisite Scotch whiskies, drawn from extremely rare, precious casks, it is an elegantly rich and creamy whisky that has rarity reflected in every drop. In the 14 years since it was first released, this indulgent Scotch has never had a limited edition of any kind, so this new limited-edition design offers a truly unique opportunity for the perfect gift to mark the beginning of 2021’s Spring Festival. Every set of the John Walker & Sons King George V Chinese New Year Edition will also be complemented with a booklet of five exquisite red packets, a timely addition for the festivities.
The immaculate design celebrates the Year of the Ox, with bespoke artwork that is a modern take on traditional Chinese patterns and designed inspired by Asian couture. The beautifully illustrated celebratory pack features a contemporary knot design that pays homage to the traditional practice of weaving and hanging Chinese knots immersed in clouds to symbolise good fortune for the new year.
Dotted coins represent fortune, longevity and good luck, while the noble dragon soars above this incredible vista as a symbol to the whisky’s link with nobility. Presented in the iconic John Walker & Sons decanter, it features a bold angled cut across the front of the glass that echoes the world-famous slated label on signature Johnnie Walker square bottles. For this limited-edition collectible, red has been added to the neck of the decanter to match the celebratory new pack.
Distillation & Tasting Notes
John Walker & Sons King George V is inspired by the great whiskies made during the reign of King George V. Carefully concocted by the expert whisky blenders, it is reminiscent of the elegant signature flavours and style of that era. Rich fruit and an abundance of spices are perfectly balanced with creamy vanilla sweetness, carried on wisps on maritime Port Ellen smoke for a long, indulgent finish. The prestige whisky is ideal served with ice or with a splash of soda to showcase the rare and precious aromas and flavours. The best way to serve this deluxe liquid is poured into a whisky glass and enjoyed neat, with ice or a dash or water or soda to open up the flavour.
To craft John Walker & Sons King George V, the team of whisky experts have hand-selected whiskies from distilleries across Scotland that existed during the monarch’s twenty-five-year reign over Britain. These precious whiskies are amongst the most treasured reserves and include extremely rare casks of the famed Islay ‘ghost’ distillery, Port Ellen.
Every drop of Johnnie Walker is an invitation to a moment shared and moments yet to come. John Walker & Sons King George V Chinese New Year Limited Edition is now available at Diageo Rare & Exceptional.
To usher in the Year of the Ox, Singapore’s most-loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, has partnered with popular traditional Chinese eatery, Soup Restaurant, to create limited-edition Yusheng kitsOn January 22, 2021 / By Nookmag
To usher in the Year of the Ox, Singapore’s most-loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, has partnered with popular traditional Chinese eatery, Soup Restaurant, to create limited-edition Yusheng kits for Lunar New Year. If you’re planning on keeping the gatherings intimate and staying in with loved ones this year, Deliveroo’s Year of the Ox Yusheng Platter is a show-stopper you’ll want on your table.
Each order of a Yusheng platter from Soup Restaurant via Deliveroo will come with an intricately crafted Ox-shaped Yusheng carrier, adorned with brightly-coloured Ox-shaped ‘horn’ handles with Lunar New Year motifs and fun Deliveroo graphics that allow you to tote around your Yusheng platter stylishly. That’s not all! To help you usher in the year with full prosperity, four lucky winners who purchase these auspicious Ox-themed kits will also be gifted with $50 worth of Deliveroo credits! You have to be in it to win it.
Thoughtfully prepared by Soup Restaurant, each Yusheng kit features delicious salmon and baby abalone on a bed of duo colour grated carrots, accompanied by a homemade citrus sauce with tangy and refreshing notes for dressing the ingredients. Each order of the Yusheng kit will also come with complimentary Handmade Lotus Fortune Baos (u.p. SGD6.96), soft and fluffy buns filled with an oozing lotus filling, sure to brighten your reunions with family and friends this new year.
The limited-edition Yusheng kits will be available for both pick-up and delivery on Deliveroo from 12 to 14 February , exclusively at Soup Restaurant’s Paragon, Suntec City, Holland Village and NEX outlets , for SGD51.25 , while stocks last.
While we often think of beer as part of our supper routine at hawker centres, how many of us actually pair wines with our favourite Tze Char dishes?On January 18, 2021 / By Renata
While we often think of beer as part of our supper routine at hawker centres, how many of us actually pair wines with our favourite Tze Char dishes?
Well, in comes Catherine Wong, a brand ambassador for Beaulieu Vineyard and Wolf Blass in Asia, with over 25 years of food & beverage experience under her belt. As a connoisseur based in Singapore, she is no stranger to local fare. Coupled with her wealth of experience in wineries across Southeast Asia, here are her recommendations for some popular local dishes as follows.
AYAM BUAH KELUAK
Suggested pairing :
Wolf Blass Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra
Tasting notes :
The balanced black fruit and subtle oaked notes of the Cabernet Sauvignon will integrate well with the nutty Buah Keluak, and introduce an added dimension to the richness of the spiced chicken.
Suggested pairing :
Wolf Blass Chardonnay Adelaide Hills
Tasting notes :
The acidity of the Chardonnay not only cuts through the oily taste of chicken fat in the rice, but also helps to balance the flavours of this simple, comfort food whilst cleansing the palate in between bites.
Suggested pairing :
Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz Barossa Valley
Tasting notes :
The fruit-forward yet subtly spiced Shiraz would complement the fried chicken in your favourite Nasi Lemak, as well as highlight the taste and texture of the deep fried anchovies (ikan bilis) with every mouthful.
FISH HEAD CURRY
Suggested pairing :
Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling Eden Valley
Tasting notes :
The fruitiness of the Riesling would bring a refreshing note to counter the spiciness of the curry on the palate, whilst the acidity of the wine would also work with the tamarind’s sour tinge for a more balanced after-taste.
Suggested pairing :
Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz Barossa Valley
Tasting notes :
As bak kwa is a spiced barbequed meat, the Shiraz brings a fruity dimension to the snack, which can also help balance out the smoky flavours when you obtain a pack that is too heavily smoked for your liking.
Gong Cha, has teamed up with homegrown collectible pop culture toys and lifestyle retailer, ActionCity, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of TO-FU OYAKO, which is created by DEVILROBOTS,On January 7, 2021 / By Nookmag
Gong Cha, has teamed up with homegrown collectible pop culture toys and lifestyle retailer, ActionCity, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of TO-FU OYAKO, which is created by DEVILROBOTS, a highly regarded pioneer in the world of Designer Toys.
In conjunction with this celebration, Gong Cha has specially created a TO-FU OYAKO-inspired bubble tea drink, the Pandan TO-FU Pudding Drink, and a new bubble tea topping, the Boba Jelly. Additionally, there will be a worldwide exclusive series of limited-edition MY FIRSTO-FU Bubble Tea Vinyl Figures available for redemption. These offerings will be available from 8 January at ActionCity’s Designer Toys themed café, AC.Kafé, at Jewel Changi Airport.
ActionCity has also revamped AC.Kafé with the TO-FU OYAKO character designed by DEVILROBOTS and an ActionCity exclusive, the DEVILROBOTS TO-FU ROBO [email protected], which is a privileged collaboration with the famed Medicom Toy – it will be available for purchase from 9 January 2021 onwards.
Less Trouble, More Bubble (Tea)
Those fuelled by all things bubble tea can now look forward to Gong Cha’s latest innovations, which include the Pandan TO-FU Pudding Drink, an all-new locally inspired bubble tea drink, and a new Boba Jelly topping.
A Soy-tastic Delight
Inspired by our local flavours, a sip of the Pandan TO-FU Pudding Drink, priced at SGD4.90, has mild yet fragrant hints of rose, almond and vanilla, verging on coconut. The soy pudding topping adds a sublime texture to the drink’s floral and aromatic taste. To be enjoyed at any time of the day, this palatable drink is a refreshing thirst quencher.
It’s A Boba-ly Treat
This versatile Boba Jelly topping has a hearty chew alongside a mild sweetness that adds texture to Gong Cha’s best-selling drinks, namely Pearl Milk Tea, Taro Drink, QQ Passionfruit Green Tea and Mango Green Tea, that will also be available at AC.Kafé, priced from SGD3.90.
TO-FU OYAKO Meets Gong Cha Singapore In The Form Of Exclusive Limited-Edition Vinyl Figures
As part of this unique collaboration, Gong Cha Singapore and ActionCity will launch a series of MY FIRSTO-FU Bubble Tea Vinyl Figures that are specially designed by DEVILROBOTS as a limited-edition collection that is exclusively available at AC.Kafé. The series is the first of its kind across the globe and includes four designs of Gong Cha’s bubble tea drinks in the shape of the TO-FU OYAKO character, fashioned after Gong Cha’s latest concoctions. Only 100 pieces of each design will be available for redemption, while stocks last.
To redeem a limited-edition figure, customers need to complete an AC.Kafé loyalty card by collecting 10 stamps. Every SGD20.00 spent at AC.Kafé will entitle the customer with one stamp.
AC.Kafé Special Dining Promotions
In conjunction with the celebration, AC.Kafé is extending a special dine-in promotion for customers to enjoy. From 8 January onwards, customers can enjoy an additional Tofu-inspired side dish and one of Gong Cha’s bubble tea drinks for the promotional price of SGD6.90 with any purchase of a main course. The selection of Tofu-inspired side dishes includes the Agedashi Tofu, Mentaiko Tofu and Century Egg Crab Tofu.
To celebrate the upcoming festive season, Gong Cha has launched an exciting Christmas drink – Brownie Cookie Bubble Tea Float! This drink is the newest addition to theOn December 22, 2020 / By Nookmag
To celebrate the upcoming festive season, Gong Cha has launched an exciting Christmas drink – Brownie Cookie Bubble Tea Float! This drink is the newest addition to the brand’s latest Bubble Tea Float (BTF) series, a new product category in the bubble tea market, designed in partnership with leading premium ice cream brand, Haagen Dazs.
The introduction of BTF is Gong Cha’s way to continue innovating new bubble tea experiences for their loyal customers. Consisting of Gong Cha’s aromatic teas and Haagen Dazs’ indulgent ice cream flavours, BTF represents an elevated and enhanced bubble tea drinking experience for bubble tea fans.
The Brownie Cookie BTF comprises a layer of luscious brownie infused cream with crunchy cookie crumble that gives the drink a hearty bite. The cream sits atop Gong Cha’s fragrant and smoky Brown Sugar Latte, adding a decadent chocolatey twist to the beverage. To top it off, a scoop of Haagen Dazs’ Cookies and Cream ice cream is added for an indulgent treat!
From now till 31 December or while stocks last, customers can enjoy the new Brownie Cookie BTF at SGD6.50.
Tiger Street Lab, Tiger’s first experiential concept store located in Jewel Changi Airport, uncages fresh local flavour with new and exclusive dishes introduced in partnership with Singaporean hawker,On November 30, 2020 / By Nookmag
Tiger Street Lab, Tiger’s first experiential concept store located in Jewel Changi Airport, uncages fresh local flavour with new and exclusive dishes introduced in partnership with Singaporean hawker, Jiao Cai Seafood.
Helmed by 29-year-old second generation hawker Chew Zhi Jie, Jiao Cai Seafood brings classic hawker favourites Sambal Stingray (SGD18) and Sambal Kam Heong Clams (SGD16) to the menu. Zhi Jie will also debut the Double Fried Crispy Pork Belly with Sambal (SGD17) created in collaboration with Timbre Head Chef, Tommy Teo exclusively for diners of Tiger Street Lab.
Following successful collaborations with local hawker extraordinaires Keng Eng Kee Seafood and Da Shi Jia, the latest partnership with Jiao Cai Seafood is a testament to Tiger’s commitment to supporting and showcasing local talent, while celebrating delicious street food flavours that resonate with the hearts, minds and palates of Singaporeans across the island.
Locals rediscovering Singapore by visiting Jewel Changi Airport this year-end period will be thrilled by these new dishes rich in local flavour on Tiger Street Lab’s menu. The Sambal Stingray, Sambal Kam Heong Clams and Double Fried Crispy Pork Belly with Sambal feature Jiao Cai Seafood’s special homemade sambal chili. Made with the freshest ingredients, the undeniable local favourite sambal recipe is steeped in tradition, having been tried and tested for over 40 years. His sambal stingray is also served with a special cincalok (a spicy condiment made of tiny fermented shrimps) that is truly unique and gives a spicy, sweet and tangy taste profile. The iconic combination brilliantly complements the juicy and tender meat served on a hotplate, accentuating its local street food flavours. These hawker delights are perfectly paired with freshly brewed Tiger Beer served at Tiger Street Lab.
A former banker, Zhi Jie left the world of economics and finance to carry on his family’s legacy. Zhi Jie was only 26 years old when he kick-started his culinary career at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, learning the ropes from his mother and mastering the art of her famous sambal recipe. Today, Zhi Jie continues to serve delicious street tze char classics on a hotplate, to the delight of local foodies.
For every purchase of each new dish, consumers can add SGD10 to enjoy a pint of any Tiger beer on tap. This includes fan-favourite Tiger Orchid Brew draught, available only at Tiger Street Lab.
This festive season, Tiger Street Lab is also serving up the newly launched limited edition Tiger Radler Pomelo brewed fresh with Tiger beer and the natural citrus flavours of pomelo.
Tiger Street Lab is open from 11am to 10pm from Sunday to Thursday and 10am to 10pm on Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday. For reservation enquiries, please book through Chope, email [email protected] or call 6243 2047.
This festive season, celebrate authentic rituals and create unforgettable moments of real connection! In a rallying cry that “Together is Better”, Häagen-Dazs announces an exciting partnership with TinyTANOn November 29, 2020 / By Nookmag
This festive season, celebrate authentic rituals and create unforgettable moments of real connection! In a rallying cry that “Together is Better”, Häagen-Dazs announces an exciting partnership with TinyTAN – a group of loveable characters inspired by BTS – to unite an ‘army’ of like-minded people and bond over the globally loved ice cream.
Starting from now, consumers will be able to collect special premiums – including key chains, cooler bags and ice-cream spoons – of TinyTAN which is inspired by the distinct personalities that spring from the persona of the global superstars BTS, available with purchases of Häagen-Dazs’s special-edition, festive ice cream line-up.
Häagen-Dazs TinyTAN Minicup Multipacks
Designed to be shared, indulge in curated multipacks of your favourite ice creams together with your loved ones. For intimate gatherings, select from three different types of fun packs of four mini-cup ice creams. Each multipack comes with one of the TinyTAN special-edition keychains.
Häagen-Dazs TinyTAN Minicup Party Pack
For larger get-togethers, treat your group to a Party Pack of 10 mini cups, comprising of Häagen-Dazs top-selling Belgian Chocolate, Vanilla, Macadamia Nut and Strawberry flavours, as well as the brand-new Dark Chocolate Ganache & Almond Ice Cream. Each Party Pack comes with a uniquely designed, special-edition TinyTAN cooler bag adorned with the TinyTAN characters and pink and purple heart shapes.
Häagen-Dazs TinyTAN Special Edition Ice Cream Bites
The perfect gift for any occasion, Häagen-DazsTM launches a special-edition Ice Cream Bites, featuring all seven characters of TinyTAN on individual ice-cream cakes. Each character represents a different flavour: RM (Chocolate), Jin (Macadamia Nut), SUGA (Coffee), j-hope (Caramel Biscuit & Cream), Jimin (Vanilla), V (Strawberry), and Jung Kook (Cookies & Cream). The collection consists of seven handcrafted Häagen-DazsTM indulgent ice cream bites, carefully coated with purple coloured chocolate and topped with a crunchy chocolate plate in TinyTAN character print.
The mini-cup sets are available in four-piece multipacks, priced at SGD17.90, and include a TinyTAN key chain, while the 10-piece party packs, priced at SGD32.90 come with a special TinyTAN-themed cooler bag. Available at all major retailers including Redmart from 11 November.
The Special Edition Ice Cream Bites retail at SGD98 and is available in Häagen-DazsTM shops and selected convenience stores (7-11).
Available at road shows, a TinyTAN ice-cream spoon is redeemable with any four Häagen-Dazs pints purchased. More information on the road shows will be released on the website at a later date.
Tiger Radler, everyone’s favourite beer with a natural twist, returns with a fresh variant to give you a zesty finish to the year! 2020 has been tough andOn November 29, 2020 / By Nookmag
Tiger Radler, everyone’s favourite beer with a natural twist, returns with a fresh variant to give you a zesty finish to the year! 2020 has been tough and Tiger is uncaging positivity by bringing back its most popular limited edition Radler from 2018 – the Tiger Radler Pomelo.
As Pomelo is a well-known symbol of good luck, there’s no better time than now to enjoy it. So uncage good luck and enjoy wonderfully refreshing pomelo moments with your family and friends during your year-end gatherings!
Brewed fresh with Tiger beer and natural juice, Tiger Radler Pomelo is a refreshing blend of the iconic lager, with 2% ABV, and the citrus flavours of pomelo. Delivering a sweet and tangy punch that will light up your festive occasions like dynamite, enjoy Tiger Radler Pomelo with family and friends, over Sunday brunch, happy hour, or Christmas celebrations and countdown parties! The limited edition beverage’s naturally zesty splashes of refreshing flavour will make your year-end gatherings pop with bubbly optimism.
Available in the same sleek can and teal packaging, Tiger Radler Pomelo proudly joins the existing Radler collection of Tiger Radler Lemon and Tiger Radler Grapefruit that combines the best of beer and natural juice.
Singaporeans can now enjoy the drink perfect for all refreshment occasions as Tiger Radler Pomelo is available from SGD9.90 for a 6-can pack at all major supermarkets and select e-retailers, while stocks last.
Enjoy well-deserved get-togethers and celebrations with the refreshing and natural limited-edition Tiger Radler Pomelo today!
Christmas is just around the corner and this year, we say spruce up your gift ideas with goodies from the first ever phygital Singapore Tea & Coffee FestivalOn November 27, 2020 / By Nookmag
Christmas is just around the corner and this year, we say spruce up your gift ideas with goodies from the first ever phygital Singapore Tea & Coffee Festival 2020! Happening from 28 November to 6 December, there’s definitely something for everyone, coffee and tea lovers alike!
Here are 5 of our favourite gift ideas from teapasar for you.
1. 24 TEA-riffic Days
Who doesn’t get excited by the idea of a yearly festive advent calendar?
This year, surprise your loved ones for 24 days with the Pryce NOËL Advent Calendar – spoil them with limited-edition NOËL blends, Grab Vouchers and Nespresso Capsules, all in one box! For only SGD62.90, show how much you love them with a festive treat every day!
2. To all Coffee Lovers…
Let’s face it, coffee aficionados actually make for the easiest people to shop for, because there are just so many trendy and stylish coffee gifts lately. A perfect example is the OKLAO Specialty Coffee Christmas set. Your coffee-lover pal will enjoy a medium-light and medium roast drip coffee bag, a heat-resistant glass and a 350ml classic black pour-over kettle. For only SGD66, gift them the motivation to wake up early for morning meetings even while working from home!
3. Tasty Festive Delights
If you’re shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, try something delectable like Christmas dessert gifts, but be warned! You might find them just too adorable to munch on. With Nanatang’s set of 3 Christmas Cake Popsicles, surprise your friend with an adorable reindeer, snowman and Christmas tree for just SGD18. The way to a perfect Christmas is through their bellies indeed!
4. Christmas scents to make this season extra special
Make their homes (and maybe yours too!) smell like it’s ready for Santa to visit. From fruity Apple Orchard, to the smells of a European Christmas Market, or even the exciting feeling of the First Snow drops, The Wknd Candle Co. is offering an exclusive set of 3 candles for only SGD80.
To top this off, these three tins each consist of 100ml vegan coconut soy wax, phthalate-free blended oils that are infused with essential oils.
5. An invite to teapasar’s Singapore Tea and Coffee Festival!
If there’s anything better than a perfect gift, it’s shopping for one with your bestie, and maybe grabbing some snacks and coffee/tea along the way. While this may be a virtual event, who says we can’t be sharing our screens on a zoom shopping experience together? Let’s get online!
So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Singapore Tea and Coffee Festival here from tomorrow till 6 December, and explore the plethora of gift options available!
Cookie lovers, this one’s for you! In celebration of National Cookie Day on 4 December, Singapore’s most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, has partnered with local premium artisanalOn November 25, 2020 / By Nookmag
Cookie lovers, this one’s for you! In celebration of National Cookie Day on 4 December, Singapore’s most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, has partnered with local premium artisanal cookie baker, Guilt, to curate a selection of drool-worthy ‘Without you I would crumble’ bakes. The limited-edition four-piece cookie gift set makes for a delightful mid-day treat or even a delicious gift for a special someone!
Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, sweeten up your weekday with the specially curated cookie set, or for cookie points, surprise a loved one with this box of delectable goodies. Sweet tooths can look forward to sinking their teeth into four decadent Guilt taste bombs –
Walk of Shame: A cult favourite, this cookie is a rendition of the ever-popular s’mores. Think dark chocolate chip and caramel infused vanilla cookie topped with extra dark chocolate chunks and marshmallow, toasted with a crumbly graham crust.
Can’t wait to get your hands on these sinful treats? Starting from Wednesday 2 December to Friday 4 December, customers can redeem one limited edition cookie gift set for free by opting in under the Mix and Match menu, exclusively from Deliveroo Editions’s CT Hub 2 outlet. Only 30 cookie gift sets* are available islandwide, so fastest fingers first!
*On a first come first served basis, while stocks last.
This November, to celebrate singlehood and the joys that come with flying solo (including not having to share your food), Singapore’s most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, hasOn November 9, 2020 / By Nookmag
This November, to celebrate singlehood and the joys that come with flying solo (including not having to share your food), Singapore’s most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, has teamed up with a range of restaurants to offer a delectable array of fan favourite meals at a delicious price of SGD11.
From now to 15 November, treat your body like a temple with a Samba set from SMOOSHA by SaladStop! that packs a nutritious juice shot to boost your immunity and a supercilious acai bowl.
Feeling a little more adventurous? Travelling may not be possible right now, but you can take your tastebuds around the world with Deliveroo. Take your pick of SGD11 pasta dishes from La Mensa – from a hearty bowl of carbonara to a satisfying bowl of Aglio Olio.
For a good ol’ Mexican feast for one, check out Muchachos and get your fix of burrito, burrito bowl, quesadilla or salad bowl at just, you guessed it, SGD11 each!
From sweet to savoury, there is surely something for you this Singles’ Day.
Birds of a Feather launches its first-ever tasting menu today, Redefining Sichuan, which takes Chef Eugene See’s intentional interpretation of Sichuan-influenced contemporary Western cuisine to new heights withOn November 2, 2020 / By Nookmag
Birds of a Feather launches its first-ever tasting menu today, Redefining Sichuan, which takes Chef Eugene See’s intentional interpretation of Sichuan-influenced contemporary Western cuisine to new heights with seven stunning, elevated and memorable dishes certain to impress loyal fans and new diners alike.
Redefining Sichuan takes guests on a holistic Sichuan-Western culinary experience – taking the creative approach to this fusion cuisine Chef Eugene is known for and elevating it beyond humble, comfort fare. Through the menu, the French-trained chef hopes to surprise and delight but, more importantly, foster diners’ interest on the deep complexities of the nuanced Sichuan palate.
The Redefining Sichuan menu is an opportunity for guests to enjoy a robust variety of Sichuan flavours within a single dining experience – a departure from the restaurant’s more familiar shared plates. Using fresh, vacuum-packed ingredients directly imported from the restaurant’s contingent in China, the menu boasts truly authentic Sichuan flavours through Chef’s creative and refined lens of French cooking.
A carefully selected wine pairing menu, which was designed via an exhaustive tasting process, features Telmont Grand Reserve Champagne, a 2015 Regnard Bourgogne Hautes Cote de Beaune, a 2016 Domaine La Louviere Malepere La Seductrice, and a refreshing palate cleanser cocktail of gin, mint, basil, yuzu and elderflower can be added onto the menu for just $60.
The gastronomic journey begins with Homemade Pickled Vegetable Focaccia, served alongside a bright, salty Sichuan compound butter made from carefully whipped and aerated pure English butter combined with dried ya cai, or pickled mustard greens – a familiar household preserve in Sichuan cuisine.
Next, Chef Eugene presents a rotating Bird’s Snack, spotlighting the Sichuan flavour profile of burnt chili. A translucent ravioli made with delicate gyoza-like skin is filled with burnt chili eggplant, luxuriously combined with rich foie gras, balanced with an earthy celeriac purée and thoughtfully garnished with edible flowers, gold leaf, chopped green chili and seaweed.Subtly building upon the first course’s layers of salt notes, the ravioli asserts an opulent mouthfeel while maintaining an elegant and mild spice level, hinting at stronger flavour profiles to follow.
For the third course, an artfully arranged Octopus Carpaccio is a multi-sensorial delight, showcasing the classic wasabi-like Sichuan mustard that is typically used in cold appetizer dishes like goose feet. Chef Eugene re-imagines and modernises the assertive flavour profile by serving it with hand-sliced octopus that has been painstakingly sous-vided, torched and vacuum-sealed before being segmented. Dotted with a sweet purple mustard and red wine vinegar gel to balance the savouriness of the dish, the octopus sits alongside a saffron-infused block of mung bean jelly – a staple in Sichuan cuisine beloved for its silky and refreshing texture – topped with pastry chips, cucumber and apple slices. Fresh coriander oil rounds out the dish with a balanced note.
Chef Eugene leads diners into bolder territory with the ‘Yu Xiang’ Carabinero Prawn, spotlighting the classic Yu Xiang sauce – a punchy flavour profile that combines sweet, spicy and sour. Despite its name – which translates to “fish fragrant sauce” – in-the-know diners will know that Yu Xiang actually contains no seafood, but is comprised of garlic, chili, dou ban jiang (fermented chili bean paste), and vinegar blended into a smooth paste. In this dish, the tormentingly sweet, tender and succulent deep sea Carabinero prawn is barely cooked to preserve its flawless texture and separated from – but still served with – its head, which naturally, is meant to be sucked for its intense flavour. The prawn is served on top of a polenta-like cake that is ubiquitous in the home village, Qian Wei, south of Chengdu Sichuan of Sous Chef Si Yang. Alongside the head, a dehydrated charcoal sponge, meant to evoke the classic Chinese mantou, provides visual and textural contrast. Nasturtium flower leaf tops the dish off with a peppery balance.
For the fifth course, the Sichuan Fish Stew offers a modern take on the beloved Sichuan dish Suan Cai Yu. Traditionally composed of thinly-sliced river fish gently poached in stock with dried chiles and pickled mustard greens, Chef Eugene uses the same pickled vegetable stock but adds a dash of cream, along with chive oil and butter, to balance the classically pungent Sichuan elements. The same sour and spicy flavours of the classic dish still shine through, with the luxurious broth poured tableside atop succulent barramundi with crisp skin, mussels and strips of sea cucumber – all locally sourced and plated on a bed of pearl couscous. With so many impeccably cooked elements, to gather a perfect bite is an seemingly impossible, yet worthy endeavour. The stew is garnished with dried tomato chips and fennel ribbon that provides balancing notes of anise.
In the menu’s final savoury dish, the Wagyu Striploin MBS4 showcases an immaculate slice of Australian Wagyu grilled to perfection and served with a tea tree mushroom jus and silky butternut squash purée blended with umami-laden bean paste and topped with chili oil. To balance the purée’s rich texture and flavour, raw and fried brussels sprouts topped with eryngii mushrooms serve as a complementary contrast. Chef Eugene surreptitiously presents the unsuspected highlight of the dish via a small pile of spiced salt along the plate’s border. Jiao yan, a classic Sichuan spice mixture of Sichuan pepper, salt, chili powder and cumin bring each bite of tender meat to new heights. Guests can also choose to upgrade their Wagyu to an indulgent MBS9 for +SGD25.
The gastronomic journey comes to a memorable and refreshing end with the Mandarin, a dessert that encapsulates the intense essence of the orange through a multitude of innovative culinary interpretations. A citrus-flavoured French baba cake, infused with Grand Marnier instead of the classic rum for added brightness, is topped with Mandarin ice, freeze dried Mandarin segments, Chantilly cream and a delicate tuille made from orange peel and sweet orange juice. The dish is sprinkled with a dash of pink peppercorn for colour and balance.
An imaginative amalgamation of contrasting notes of orange, from bitter to sweet, as well as a cornucopia of textures, the Mandarin showcases the concentrated flavour profile of beloved and auspicious Chinese fruit in an unprecedented and truly delicious way.
The Redefining Sichuan tasting menu is available every evening upon special reservation for SGD89++ with an optional beverage pairing for SGD60++.
Singapore’s most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, is ushering in its 5th birthday in Singapore! To mark this milestone, Deliveroo has created the ultimate birthday cake that paysOn October 29, 2020 / By Nookmag
Singapore’s most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, is ushering in its 5th birthday in Singapore! To mark this milestone, Deliveroo has created the ultimate birthday cake that pays tribute to the local flavours of the Little Red Dot.
Decorated with strokes of teal and crowned with the unmistakable Deliveroo logo, the four-inch Deliveroo birthday cake serves up to five people and packs five yummy local favourites in one bite: brown sugar mochi, coconut gula melaka, pandan, red bean and kopi vanilla. Delicate macarons in Deliveroo’s signature teal also adorn the cake to satisfy sweet-toothed foodies. The combination of sweet and earthy flavours make for a satisfying slice that is worth all the calories, with no questions asked if you go for seconds. Each cake also comes with birthday candles and festive toppers to complete the celebratory theme.
From 5 to 9 November, customers can purchase these one-of-a-kind Deliveroo birthday cakes for their own celebrations with loved ones, for just $15 under the Mix & Match menu of all three Deliveroo Editions sites at Katong, [email protected] and CT Hub 2. The cakes will be available for both dine-in and delivery orders, whilst stocks last.
If you’re craving for a well-deserved break to go with your slice of cake, Deliveroo has also organised daily giveaways for its birthday month, with over SGD150,000 in total prize value up for grabs. From 2 to 29 November, 28 lucky foodies can stand a chance to win SGD5 or SGD10 dining vouchers* or the grand prize of a luxurious 2D1N family staycation** at The Fullerton Hotel or The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Joining the giveaway is easy! Simply place an order over SGD30 on Deliveroo from any restaurant from 2 to 29 November and you will be in the running. One lucky winner will be selected at random each day and revealed on Deliveroo’s Facebook page.
If you’re a foodie, you’re invited! Don’t miss Deliveroo’s birthday celebrations this November.
*The winners of the vouchers will receive instant vouchers in their registered email address with Deliveroo.
**The winners of the staycation packages will be announced on Deliveroo’s Facebook page twice a week; each package includes breakfast for two adults and two kids below 11 years old, and a complimentary bed for kids below 11 years old along with dining credits.
Gong Cha and Häagen-Dazs has launched a new product category, ‘Bubble Tea Float’ (BTF) series, bringing together what both brands are best known for. Marrying Singapore’s favourite GongOn October 26, 2020 / By Nookmag
Gong Cha and Häagen-Dazs has launched a new product category, ‘Bubble Tea Float’ (BTF) series, bringing together what both brands are best known for.
Marrying Singapore’s favourite Gong Cha bubble tea drinks with the creamy luxuriousness of expertly crafted Häagen-DazsTM ice cream, don’t hold back as we invite you to indulge in three new BTF creations.
BTF represents the next level of bubble tea experience, spearheaded by both popular brands well-known for their product quality and innovation. Whilst using ice-cream as a drink-topping option is not new to the market, BTF has gone beyond that by designing specific flavours in line with the theme of Indulgence, Love and Happiness.
Extending the Häagen-DazsTM ‘Don’t Hold Back’ campaign, the three new BTF flavours represent indulgence, love, and happiness.
Indulgence: Caramel Choc BTF
Rediscover the meaning of indulgence with the Caramel Choc BTF. Centred on the ultimate pairing of sweet and salty, enjoy an impossibly smooth base of Gong Cha’s Rich Chocolate Malt drink, drizzled with swirls of caramel and topped with a dreamy dollop of the fan favourite Häagen-DazsTM Salted Caramel ice cream. Cutting through the stream of chocolatey goodness, rivers of salted caramel sauce and craters of crunchy caramel pieces create a multi-sensory experience with each sip.
Love: Berry-Tea Bliss BTF
Lovers of classic combos can rejoice as the Berry-Tea Bliss BTF brings together the time-honoured heroes of both brands. Gong Cha’s beloved Milk Tea gets a fruity facelift with the Häagen-DazsTM Strawberry ice cream, made with only the juiciest handpicked strawberries. Enjoy a delightfully tart contrast to the hallmark sweetness of the original milk tea flavour. End every mouthful with Instagram-worthy heart-shaped pieces of nata de coco jelly.
Happiness: Sunshine Mango BTF
If you’re craving a refreshingly cool treat, the Sunshine Mango BTF is happiness in a cup. This BTF features an aromatic base of Gong Cha’s Jasmine Green Tea, combined with a generous scoop of Häagen-DazsTM Mango Sorbet. A captivating combination of sweet and juicy, tropical mangoes are carefully blended into a smooth puree to intensify the fruity flavour of the Mango Sorbet. For a final burst of refreshment, sink your teeth into star-shaped pieces of nata de coco jelly.
Let’s Get Social
From November to December 2020, post and share your BTF on Instagram by tagging @gongchasgofficial and @haagendazssg with the hashtag #DontHoldBackSG to stand a chance to win SGD15 Gong Cha vouchers. Your account needs to be public for the post to be eligible. 10 winners will be selected each week.
The Caramel Choc, Berry-Tea Bliss and Sunshine Mango BTFs are priced at SGD5.50, SGD5.80 and SGD5.80 respectively.
With a hair-raising Halloween food range including petrifying party snacks, monstrous main dishes, and shocking sharing boxes, gear up for a stupefying Halloween this year with the newOn October 20, 2020 / By Nookmag
With a hair-raising Halloween food range including petrifying party snacks, monstrous main dishes, and shocking sharing boxes, gear up for a stupefying Halloween this year with the new spooky food range by Marks & Spencer (M&S)! Be it hosting a gruesome party for the kids or cooking up a frightening family dinner for all ages, M&S Halloween Food 2020 has all your eerie essentials covered.
Now available in stores, the new range includes a show-stopping dinner table centrepiece, The One Eyed Monsterella pizza, a spread of party treats like the grisly Chocolate Severed Fingers and Cheesy Vampire Fangs, as well as delectable sharing boxes from the Fruity Gruesome Sweets Tub packed full of jelly brains, bones and hearts, to the new box of 40 Monstrous Milk Chocolate Treats – *gasp!*
M&S is also stocking a range of pumpkins in various shapes and sizes from miniature Munchkin Pumpkins to mysterious Ghost Pumpkins for families looking to carve some ghastly creations for Halloween as a form of indoor, social bonding activity.
Here are some of our top picks!
The One Eyed Monsterella Pizza
A spooky stonebaked pizza with red pepper veins and chilling Cheddar cheese,
gherkin and black olive eyeball.
A creepy crimson brew, perfect for the Count himself!
Apple, strawberry and raspberry high juice squash with no added sugar.
Net of solid milk chocolate eyeballs.
Monstrous Milk Chocolate Treats
Filled with forty spectacularly spooky milk chocolate bars, for little monsters to share
Fruity Gruesome Sweets Tub
Jelly brains, bones, hearts and skulls –freshly dug up and delicious!
The full range of M&S Halloween Food is now available in-stores at all M&S Foodhalls
as well as the home-delivery app M&S Singapore.
Check here for operating hours at your nearest M&S outlet.
For store listings in Singapore, visit Marks & Spencer.
Burger King believes the best things come to those who wait. From today, loyal fans of flame-grilled are being challenged by the Kingdom to tantalise their tastebuds –On October 19, 2020 / By Nookmag
Burger King believes the best things come to those who wait. From today, loyal fans of flame-grilled are being challenged by the Kingdom to tantalise their tastebuds – from flame-grilled to freshly caught, to celebrate the arrival of the Double Ultimate Salmon burger islandwide.
There’s nothing standard about this catch, it’s the height of so’fish’tication. Not one, but two generous, succulent Salmon pink patties caught between a freshly baked corn dust sourdough bun, layered with cheese, lightly caramelized onions, juicy sliced tomato, topped with a julienne of purple cabbage and carrot, and just the right amount of tartar sauce. The bed of raw vegetables perfectly balances the taste of the fresh salmon, ensuring it is neither overpowering or non-existent. There’s no need to travel to Hokkaido, the King promises to take you to [food] heaven with every bite.
There’s also nothing complicated about its price, it’s simply affordable at S$10.90 for a meal deal* as part of the Ultimate Selection menu. Fans will have plenty of time ‘mullet’ over as the Double Ultimate Salmon will be on sale until the end of the year.
Burger King will also be serving up a number of new and ultimate comeback Starbuys from now until the end of the year. In response to fans who have been longing for the return of Belgian soft-serve, the King has heard you.
First up is the return of a rich, creamy chocolatey float with a taste that no other can match. Just natural goodness of cocoa with a topping of rich Belgian chocolate soft serve. The only difference here is that it’s been given a new name to better capture its indulgent nature. Fans should look out for the Ultimate Belgian Choc Float (SGD3.20).
Other Starbuys include:
Belgian Choc cone (SGD1.30)
There’s certainly nothing basic about this serving of cool, rich, creamy goodness served in a classic cone. The bold Belgium chocolate ice cream delivers a rich, intense flavour that will leave you wanting more.
Belgian Choc Sundae (SGD2.10)
Strawberry Apple Twist (SGD2)
Can’t decide between Strawberry and Apple? At the Kingdom, you don’t have to.
All items available at Burger King restaurants island-wide.
Janice Wong is once again hitting the big screen and representing Singapore with her part in Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, a feature film which released onOn October 12, 2020 / By Nookmag
Janice Wong is once again hitting the big screen and representing Singapore with her part in Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles, a feature film which released on 25 September. In celebration, Janice Wong is bringing her experience to the little red dot with the launch of her new high tea series, which will see the first edition pay homage to Versailles itself.
The film follows seven-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author, Yotam Ottolenghi on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Featuring a team of leading chefs from the dessert world, including Dominique Ansel, Sam Bompas & Harry Parr, Dinara Kasko, Ghaya F. Oliveira and Janice Wong, the chefs work to create a true architectural feast complete with mousse cakes, chocolate sculptures and swan pastries.
The Cakes of Versailles high tea menu will run every weekend at 2am:dessertbar from now through to 1 November, with limited sets available each day. With travel likely off the cards for the remainder of the year, Janice is inviting guests on a journey to experience a little taste of iconic Versailles. For the first edition, Janice has collaborated with chefs from the film, Sam Bompas & Harry Parr and Dinara Kasko, as well as local chef, Mohamed Al-Matin who have all created exclusive items for the menu offering.
Priced at SGS45 per person, the menu features sweet treats including Prosecco raspberry Jelly from Bompas & Parr, Strawberry champagne Cake from Dinara, a selection of beautifully baked items such as pistachio and rose escargot from Al-Matin, as well as Janice’s Chestnut Quince Cake with Lemon Curd, Chantilly and Chocolate Chestnut Mousse.
Reservations can be made via 2am:dessertbar online.
Although popcorn flavours have traditionally laid within the boundaries of sweet or savoury, earlier this year, a not-so-new contender has decided to reintroduce themselves to the popcorn marketOn September 17, 2020 / By Nookmag
Although popcorn flavours have traditionally laid within the boundaries of sweet or savoury, earlier this year, a not-so-new contender has decided to reintroduce themselves to the popcorn market with new snazzy packaging to match their wacky flavour offerings.
In late August, we said hi to The Kettle Gourmet with their infusion of local flavours into their popcorn range. Imagine opening a bag of popcorn with a kick of sambal chilli and Nasi Lemak flavouring, or even tasting our local favourite Chilli Crab dish in every bite! While they also offer basic flavours such as Chocolate or Salted Caramel, we especially loved the Nasi Lemak flavoured popcorn above all else for its sambal kick at the start, and the faint lingering coconut milk aftertaste. That said, we’re looking forward to munching on the Chicken Floss flavoured popcorn when we can get our hands on it!
For interested gourmet popcorn hunters, The Kettle Gourmet offers family packs for SGD15 per pack, 6-pack sets of any single flavour at SGD30, as well as bundle deals with a variety of flavours for SGD30 on their website.
The Kettle Gourmet is a B2B popcorn manufacturer and distributor that’s known for their wacky flavours. Having rebranded themselves recently, the Singapore based startup presents the company’s commitment to go beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in its new packaging, setting a fresh tone to welcome the new normal, and has resulted in a 247% growth in terms of revenue during this period.
Launched in July of 2017 by Zac Chua, The Kettle Gourmet was an accidental start-up that began as a solo operation in SMU, which hit its first milestone within a year by reaching a daily sales volume of 300 bags of popcorn. As of 2020, they have been moving more than 600 bags a day, and have since expanded their manufacturing and operations team to Kuala Lumpur to cater to the surge in demand from their B2B clients around the region, including countries such as Brunei, China, and Indonesia, even amidst the Covid pandemic.
“I felt that this was a good opportunity to work on our business foundation. Since most companies are on defense mode and the entire economy is stagnating during the pandemic, why not take the time to work on how to stand out in the industry?” No stranger to getting results through unconventional means, Zac started the entire company with less than SGD100 while pursuing his degree. Since their rebranding, The Kettle Gourmet has managed to beat the odds, helping his growing team find renewed focus and a clear direction.
Referring to the new packaging, Chan Zi Wei, CFO of The Kettle Gourmet points out that the rebranding is simple, fun and expressive. “The snack monster now gives character to each bag of popcorn. When you read the copy on the packaging you can feel the attitude from the monsters and you will be excited to open the bag. Popcorn is and has always been a fun product, so it’s always a good feeling to go back to what we loved as children.”
The rebranding has also opened greater collaborative possibilities with partners. Being a digital-first company has been instrumental during this period, Zac says, “Since more and more companies are switching to work-from-home (WFH), we needed a different take from convention – we needed to innovate outside of business norms. So by pivoting fast through adding more digital channels, our drop-in pantry sales were quickly compensated by our online sales.” These digital channels have also been responsible for offering customisation options to match the unique messaging for their clients, enabling The Kettle Gourmet to be an active player in the gifting market.
Re-invention remains a cornerstone of the business; with 22 being the average age of employees in The Kettle Gourmet, the formation of new flavours and product offerings has been a collective effort that Zac oversees. The rebranding is a crucial step for the company in time to come, “I look at branding as an investment where the ROI is unknown – but if done right, can take your business to a whole new level.” Zac continues, “So with limited downside and unlimited upside, why not?”
Award-winning craft beer brewery Heart of Darkness from Saigon, Vietnam has relocated their taproom to a new space on Keong Saik Road. A privately held company thatOn September 2, 2020 / By Nookmag
Award-winning craft beer brewery Heart of Darkness from Saigon, Vietnam has relocated their taproom to a new space on Keong Saik Road.
A privately held company that was founded in 2016 in Saigon, Vietnam, the brand’s focus was on becoming Asia’s premiere craft beer brand. Inspired by the American craft beer scene, Heart of Darkness now produces over 100 new beers a year, while maintaining the highest standard of quality, consistency & availability. The first ever Heart of Darkness brewery is currently located in Saigon, Vietnam and distributes throughout Vietnam as well as internationally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Cambodia, Thailand and Finland. Additionally, Heart of Darkness operates two flagship gastropubs, one in Saigon and the other in Singapore.
With high demand for a bigger and better location, a major upgrade was needed. Heart of Darkness 2.0 brings the same good vibes and hospitality guests have come to expect, now just bigger and better! Guests can now enjoy 25+ craft beers on tap along with a wide variety of wines, creative beer cocktails and a full kitchen cooking up delicious western fusion tapas.
In the heart of the taproom, the centrepiece of the space, a large mural brings to life a Dragon and Merlion intertwined over a setting sun, emphasizing the collaborative nature between Vietnam and Singapore. A local Singaporean visual artist Tobyato (also known as Toby Tan) teamed up with the Heart of Darkness creative team in Vietnam to help bring the two countries identities together, paying homage to the iconic Vietnam brewery in the Singapore bar.
For great food and even better beers, get ready to #enterthedarkness in a new bigger, better and badasser location! Cheers!
Heart of Darkness
1 Keong Saik Road
12 pm – 10:30 pm
Reservations available via
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