Home-grown OSG Music Bar + Kitchen introduces new Nasi Lemak menu – a uniquely local creation that marries the distinctive cooking styles inspired by the cultural melting potOn August 31, 2020 / By Nookmag
Home-grown OSG Music Bar + Kitchen introduces new Nasi Lemak menu – a uniquely local creation that marries the distinctive cooking styles inspired by the cultural melting pot of Singapore. Delight in a selection of nasi lemak creations by chef that are carefully prepared to achieve a balanced and harmonious taste that is both sumptuous to the palate and nourishing to the soul.
OSG Signature Nasi Lemak
Savour the OSG Signature Nasi Lemak (SGD17.90), prepared with blue pea flower-infused Indian Basmati rice as a healthier choice, cooked with fragrant chicken broth, inspired by Singapore’s favourite dish – the chicken rice, and rich coconut milk for an authentic nasi lemak taste. The rice is served alongside a selection of accompaniments – choose from Turmeric Fried Chicken Wing marinated with a mix of spices including ginger and turmeric for an authentic and nostalgic taste of traditional Malay cooking; or Beef Rendang that promises a satisfying enjoyment of tender beef simmered in an aromatic curried gravy that leaves a hint of spice in every bite; as well as Coconut Fried Chicken – crispy fried chicken topped with spiced fried coconut flakes; and mouth-watering succulent and spicy Sambal
Belacan Mini Lobster.
Three Kinds of OSG Spicy Goodness
The OSG Signature Nasi Lemak serves up three-times the spicy goodness with house-special Sambal Chili, hand-prepared daily inspired by Peranakan heritage cooking method in blending dried chilies, dried shrimps, belacan, assam, chili paste, and a potpourri of spices to deliver a rich taste sensation; Indonesian specialty Balado Chili; and Malay-styled Sambal Belacan that adds heat to the dish. The OSG Nasi Lemak condiments comprises Sambal Chili; Ikan Bilis and Peanuts; Achar; and Balado Egg, completes the dish for a wholesome nasi lemak experience.
Ultimate Nasi Lemak Indulgence
Diners at OSG Music Bar + Kitchen are in for a treat for the ultimate nasi lemak indulgence. A must-try for fried chicken lovers, the Chicken Nasi Lemak (SGD7.90) is served with fragrant coconut rice, Coconut Fried Chicken, and OSG Nasi Lemak condiments.
Other noteworthy Nasi Lemak on the menu includes the Ayam Masak Lemak (SGD7.90) – a chef specialty cooked with his special recipe reminiscent of meals enjoyed with his mother; savour the tender chicken cooked in rich spiced coconut gravy served alongside coconut rice.
Nasi Lemak Ayam Bakar (SGD10.90), served with fragrant coconut rice and seasoned whole chicken leg sous-vide and grilled to perfection; and Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang (S$10.90). The dishes are served with accompanying OSG Nasi Lemak condiments.
More than just nasi lemak, diners are able to enjoy the Nasi Goreng Sambal (SGD16.90) – seafood sambal fried rice, served with Turmeric Fried Chicken Wing, Sambal Belacan Mini Lobster, Fried Egg, and Achar; and the Harmony Wagyu Beef Rice Burger (S$13.90), a unique OSG rendition of rice burger inspired by the nasi lemak – coconut rice patty served with a Wagyu beef patty, Kimchi, Ikan Bilis, Peanuts, Egg, Achar, and Sambal Chili.
Nasi Lemak and Wine Pairing
Contrary to common practice, the pairing of wines with food is not limited to just Western cuisine. Asian food with its diverse and complex culinary flavours, are often boldly flavourful and sometimes spicy; which can pair well with the right choice of wines that can not only complement but enhance the taste experience.
At OSG Music Bar + Kitchen, we offer a wide selection of wines to go with the nasi lemak of your choice for the ultimate culinary enjoyment. A fail-safe go-to wine to pair with nasi lemak would be a sparkling wine like Piccini Prosecco, which goes beautifully with spicy food; or choose a wine that is high in acidity and refreshing – a Sauvignon Blanc for example, to cleanse the palate with every mouthful of spiced curry and sambal chili. Diners can select from the extensive wine menu, including recommended selections – Barton Guestier Beaujolais Village, Le Versant Pinot Noir, Siglo Tempranillo, Siglo Crianza, and Piccini Chianti, among others.
OSG Music Bar + Kitchen
3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-510/511 Suntec City Tower 1,
As the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) rolls in, so does the colourful array of mooncakes! From traditional delights to quirky mooncakes with a modern twist, you canOn August 30, 2020 / By Sofea
As the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) rolls in, so does the colourful array of mooncakes! From traditional delights to quirky mooncakes with a modern twist, you can only get them during the festive season each year. 2020 may be a weird one but celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on 1 October with these sweet treats!
Prepare to be spoilt for choice at Mandarin Oriental! They have 4 different collections of mooncakes to choose from; Traditional Baked Mooncakes, Chocolate Mooncakes, Snow Skin Mooncakes and Special Edition Golden Moon Mooncakes. To view the flavours, click here! Individual mooncake starts from RM33.
Bring the full moon into your house with Hilton’s Royal Midnight 2020 mooncake series. The limited-edition mooncake box is made from navy blue fabric embroidered with silver thread providing you with a magical box of luxuries. Get individual mooncakes starting from RM35 a piece and the Royal Midnight box set from RM258.
The award-winning Yun House of Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur brings you timeless baked and decadent snow skin mooncakes this year! With flavours like bird’s nest with almond cream, brandy chocolate and pu er tea paste with tangerine, it will sure transform this year’s celebration into an enchanted occasion. Don’t forget to try Chef Jimmy Wong’s first ever speciality tea moon cake! Price starts at RM38 per mooncake.
This year, you can re-create and craft your own Inside Scoop Ice Cream Mooncakes with the very first DIY Kit! Equipped with ingredients and tools (mooncake mould!), one DIY Kit yields 6 mooncakes and costs RM118. If you’re not up for the challenge, you can choose from a 2-piece box set for RM68, 4-piece box set for RM118, or a giant mooncake cake called supermoon for RM148! To purchase, click here.
Dim sum master chef of Tao Chinese Cuisine at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has created unique flavours of delicate snow skin and baked mooncakes. With four new signature flavours this year, get the Oriental Splendour series in a cherry blossom-inspired box or a leather-bounded luxurious box. A box comes with 4 mooncakes starting from RM118.
Buzz up the celebration with Chef Tan Tiong Guan of Li Yen with his alcohol-infused mooncakes. This year, he brings Moët & Chandon-laced mini snow skin mooncakes to life! Don’t forget to try his classic mini cream cheese and port wine mooncakes while you’re at it. Prices starts at RM112 for a box of 4.
If you are looking for more whacky modern flavours, Sofitel’s signature dragon fruit with blueberry truffle snow skin mooncake is a must try. Designed in a set of four inside a leather casing (that also doubles as a wine box!), it is a perfect gift for your family and friends, or yourself! The box set is sold at RM198.
Dubbed the Celestial Treasures, EQ’s mooncakes are the brainchild of Chef Tan Tzaan Ling. With both snow skin and traditionally baked mooncakes in their repertoire, pick one of the aesthetically pleasing pastel mooncakes, the low-sugar option or the signature black sesame single yolk. A single mooncake is RM32 while a box will cost you RM168.
Which of these would you try?
On 26 August 2020, Marks & Spencer is celebrating a milestone birthday for the “King of Birthdays” himself, Colin the Caterpillar – who is turning 30 years old! First launched in M&S’ UK stores backOn August 27, 2020 / By Sofea
On 26 August 2020, Marks & Spencer is celebrating a milestone birthday for the “King of Birthdays” himself, Colin the Caterpillar – who is turning 30 years old! First launched in M&S’ UK stores back in 1990, Colin immediately became a bestseller and has amassed an army of loyal fans over the past three decades. The British icon is also a social media star, having been tagged almost 30,000 times on Instagram!
A regular at celebrity birthdays, Colin has a A-List fan base who love to post pictures of him at their parties. This includes David Beckham, Dame Judi Dench, Sophie Turner, Perrie Edwards from Little Mix, and even Taylor Swift!
To commemorate this joyous occasion, Marks & Spencer has teamed up with local bakery A Slice of Life (@asol.sg) for an exclusive birthday cupcake recipe that fans can create at home! From 28 August onwards, get a free packet of M&S Colin the Caterpillar sweets worth $4.50 with any A Slice of Life purchase via Shop On Pickupp.
Besides a delicious creamy milk chocolate birthday cake, Colin the Caterpillar is also available as mini cakes and as a variety of delicious gummy sweets which are completely vegetarian.
Join in the festivities and shop the full range of Colin the Caterpillar cakes and sweets at all M&S Foodhalls now. You can also shop selected products on the new M&S Singapore home delivery app.
From August, burger fanatics can look forward to affordable weekday treats, as Potato Head Singapore and Three Buns Quayside launch SGD19 value lunch sets available for delivery orOn August 19, 2020 / By Nookmag
From August, burger fanatics can look forward to affordable weekday treats, as Potato Head Singapore and Three Buns Quayside launch SGD19 value lunch sets available for delivery or takeaway, exclusive Three Buns Quayside weekday promotions, as well as attractive corporate packages available for pre-order. Whether it’s a solo lunch al desko, well-deserved after work drinks, or digital team bonding over a video call, weekdays just got a lot more exciting.
Treat yo’ self with $19 weekday lunch sets
For an at home or in office feast, the new Potato Head Singapore and Three Buns Quayside lunch set is perfect for those looking for a mid-week treat that won’t break the bank. Priced at a pocket-friendly $19, customers can choose from some of the restaurants’ most popular burgers and dawgs to tuck into:
All burger or dawg options include house fries or salad, and signature house lemonade or soft drink of choice, with an optional sgd4 top-up for anyone with a sweet tooth looking to finish off their meal with the Rich Chocolate – an indulgent velvety custard of dark and milk chocolate.
The SGD19 lunch set is available for delivery and takeaway from Potato Head Singapore Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm, and Three Buns Quayside for delivery and takeaway Monday – Thursday, 11am – 4pm. It’s a win-win for weekday lunches!
Let your hair down every weekday with Three Buns Quayside
Choose work to live over live to work with an array of exciting weekday promotions exclusively available at Three Buns Quayside. From mouth-watering gourmet sliders and fries, to signature cocktails and house beverages, there’s something to suit all tastes from Monday to Friday.
No vegetable is as versatile as the potatoes! The root vegetable is a staple source of carbohydrate, no matter where you are in the world. A starchy tuberOn August 19, 2020 / By Sofea
No vegetable is as versatile as the potatoes! The root vegetable is a staple source of carbohydrate, no matter where you are in the world. A starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum, it is jammed packed with nutrients for your everyday life.
Potatoes can be categorised into 3 types; starchy, waxy and all-purpose. With this in mind is how people choose the best potatoes for different style of cooking! Starchy potatoes are true to their name. High in starch, they are best used for baking and frying. Waxy potatoes, on the other hand, contains more water and sugar and they are best for boiling, roasting or slicing. All-purpose are the in-betweens of starchy and waxy. They are best for roasting, stewing and used in soups!
There are about 4,000 variety of potatoes in the world, but we are going to list down the common ones you find in the supermarket.
Probably the most readily available variety of potatoes in the market, the Russet potatoes (also known as Burbank or Idaho) refer to the group of potatoes with “russet”-coloured skin. They belong to the starchy category and are great for making mashed and baked potatoes!
They are often confused with sweet potatoes due to its colour. Small, scarlet and round, these waxy potatoes are optimum for crispy roasted potatoes, boiled, steamed or made for soup. Under the red potato family, you can find the Red Bliss, Pontiac and Norland varieties.
Readily available in the market, these round to oblong potatoes are under the all-purpose category. They come in Yukon Gold, White Rose and Finnish yellow varieties! These are delicious for roasted, sauteed, boiled and steam.
A popular option for weightwatchers, sweet potatoes have lower calories and tons of fibre as compared to other types of potatoes. Categorised as a starchy, you can cook them by roasting, steaming, boiling, mashed or use them in making desserts!
Enjoy National Potato Day with a great warm and hearty potato meal!
There is a plethora of plant-based milk choices in the supermarket today. Whether you are vegan, lactose-intolerant or just curious of the flavours, which one is the bestOn August 18, 2020 / By Sofea
There is a plethora of plant-based milk choices in the supermarket today. Whether you are vegan, lactose-intolerant or just curious of the flavours, which one is the best choice for you? We have the answers!
Soy milk is widely known in the Asian market. We have been told by our elders just how nutritious it is – and they’re not wrong. Soy milk contains the closest nutritional value to cow’s milk, with 7g of protein in one cup, and the best choice as a dairy alternative. However, it is also one of the common allergens and would not be suitable for those with multiple allergies.
Almond milk has been increasingly popular in the market as of late. You can even find it right by cow’s milk in convenience stores! While its protein content is not the highest, only 1g per cup, it is a tasty alternative. It’s rich in calcium, vitamin E and D and lower calories at 39 calories per serving.
Though oat milk is similar to cow’s milk in terms of calories, it has double the amount of carbohydrate and half the protein compared to cow’s milk. It makes a great vegan alternative for those who are bodybuilding. Another plus for oat milk is that, it is high in total-fibre and beta-glucan which can aid in lowering one’s cholesterol level.
Coconut milk is a widely known ingredient for cooking in South East Asia. While it only contains 45 calories per cup, it contains little to no protein and carbohydrate. However, its versatility makes it a popular alternative.
Rice milk is considered to be the best plant-based alternative as it is the least allergenic (low chance to cause an allergic reaction). In terms of nutrition, 1 cup of rice milk has similar calories to cow’s milk with double the carbohydrates and less fats and protein. Rice milk is also unsuitable for those with diabetes as it can cause a spike in blood sugar level.
Other than that, things to look out for while choosing the best alternative to dairy are; sugar content, additives and water content. Always check out the nutritional label on the products before purchasing!
Tater lovers, this one’s for you! In honour of National Potato Day on 19 August, Singapore’s favourite food delivery service, Deliveroo, has teamed up with gourmet burger favouriteOn August 17, 2020 / By Nookmag
Tater lovers, this one’s for you! In honour of National Potato Day on 19 August, Singapore’s favourite food delivery service, Deliveroo, has teamed up with gourmet burger favourite Three Buns, to transform the humble spud into the ultimate potato platter, the Three Buns’ Four Fries Feast. Expect generous helpings of potato goodness delivered direct to your doorstep, perfect for sharing with your fellow tater lovers.
The Four Fries Feast features three of Three Buns’ signature sides, Naughty, Miso Dirty and Truffle Cheese – think crispy fries with a fluffy interior topped with a-peel-ing flavours – as well as Three Buns’ latest creation, the Smokey. The newcomer to the all-star selection features twice-cooked house fries topped with smoked paprika and finished off with a smoky roasted garlic mayonnaise dip.
Meat lovers will be delighted to find that the Naughty Fries are topped with deliciously spiced béarnaise, hot beef chilli, bawang goreng for extra crunch, formaggio Oro del Maso and a dash of fragrant sesame seeds, while the Miso Dirty Fries are drenched with a unique blend of miso béarnaise sauce, smoked chicken sausage and floss, chives, scallions and pickled chilli for a zesty kick. Finally, the Truffle Cheese fries are a match made in heaven, with decadent shaved truffles, and drizzled with truffle aioli and chives. The Three Buns’ Four Fries Feast will be the perfect sidekick for a spudtacular meal!
Available exclusively on Deliveroo for one day only on 19 August, the Four Fries Feast will be available via the Three Buns Quayside menu for a promotional price of $20. Only 20 sets are up for grabs, so fastest fingers first!
If the Three Buns’ Four Fries Feast isn’t enough for you this National Potato Day, you can also enjoy 20% off potato dishes from 17-22 August at restaurant favourites below. Go forth and have a fry-tfully good time!
Malaysian nightlife is considered to be one of the best in South East Asia. While it is on hold due to the current pandemic, a locally made whiskeyOn August 16, 2020 / By Sofea
Malaysian nightlife is considered to be one of the best in South East Asia. While it is on hold due to the current pandemic, a locally made whiskey took the party halfway across the world and won a silver medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!
Timah, the double peated blended whiskey, is produced by Winepark International, Malaysia’s leading alcoholic beverage manufacturer since 1982. The name translates to “tin” and it pays tribute to Captain Tristam Speedy, the man on the cover. He is a 19th century explorer who sailed his way to Malaya’s Straits Settlement and has decorated achievements in our country, including restoring peace in Perak’s mining district which ultimately became Taiping.
This is the first time one of Malaysia’s very own whiskey has won in an international competition, which took place in March 2020. The blend is matured over 8 years and boasts a faintly floral flavour initially which then transcends into a sharper, peppery taste and ends with the sweetness of light oak.
Timah is currently on sale for RM190 (RP: RM240) here!
Marks & Spencer is launching a brand-new home delivery mobile app, M&S Singapore, enabling Singapore customers to shop for a wide selection of premium M&S groceries delivered directly to their doors!On August 15, 2020 / By Sofea
Marks & Spencer is launching a brand-new home delivery mobile app, M&S Singapore, enabling Singapore customers to shop for a wide selection of premium M&S groceries delivered directly to their doors!
Over 1,500 M&S products are available on the app, including easy weeknight dinner ingredients, ready prepared meals, frozen range, fresh organic fruit and vegetables, plus a wide selection of premium wines blended by expert M&S winemakers.
The free-to-download app is available on both the App Store and Google Play store, making it easier than ever for households to order their favourite Marks & Spencer food and drink products for next-day delivery. M&S currently delivers to all locations in Singapore except P.O. boxes and restricted areas such as off shore islands, army camps, airbase sites, Jurong Island, Changi Cargo Complex and PSA Terminal. For a limited time only, place your first order via the app and enjoy SGD15 off (with a minimum spend of SGD150).
Christine Choi, CEO of Marks & Spencer Asia, said: “We know there are times when it’s far easier to let the good things in life come to you, which is why we’ve launched our brand-new home delivery app – M&S Singapore. As for supporting customers who aren’t able to visit stores easily, we’re also helping those who are now busier than ever. With our new app, it couldn’t be easier to browse and order your M&S favourites from the palm of your hand – all delivered to your doorstep on the same day.”
Also launching on the new M&S Singapore app this August is Marks & Spencer’s expanded Cook With M&S range, featuring new cooking pastes and seasonings that help families whip up meals in a matter of minutes! On top of that, it also includes the brand new Cook With M&S cookbook, filled with 50 recipes to shake up your mid-week meals.
Shop the full Cook With M&S range in-store or via the new M&S Singapore app today!
Starbucks introduced two new food items, the Impossible™ Pasta Salad Bowl and Impossible™ Pie, to its core menu in Singapore, following the launch of the market’s first plant-basedOn August 15, 2020 / By Nookmag
Starbucks introduced two new food items, the Impossible™ Pasta Salad Bowl and Impossible™ Pie, to its core menu in Singapore, following the launch of the market’s first plant-based menu item in July.
The new Impossible Pasta Salad Bowl and Impossible Pie will be available at all Starbucks stores island-wide and through delivery.
The new dishes in Singapore join a growing number of plant-based menu items offered to Starbucks customers around the world. As customer demand for plant-based choices increases, Starbucks remains committed to expanding plant-based food and beverage offerings, as an environmentally friendly menu contributes to Starbucks global aspiration to be a resource-positive company.
The Impossible Pasta Salad Bowl features Impossible plant-based meatballs against a vibrant bed of fusilli pasta, broccoli, French beans, baby corn and cherry tomatoes, served with a bright and nutty soy sesame dressing.
The Impossible Pie features ground Impossible Burger within a savory medley of gherkins, tomato sauce and layers of melted cheddar cheese wrapped in buttery, flaky short-crust pastry.
The new menu is available at all Starbucks stores across Singapore, and for delivery through Deliveroo, Foodpanda, and GrabFood.
In conjunction with Afternoon Tea Week (ICYMI: click here), celebrate the occasion at one of these locations in Singapore! 1. Fennel Cafe at Gardens By The BayOn August 14, 2020 / By Sofea
In conjunction with Afternoon Tea Week (ICYMI: click here), celebrate the occasion at one of these locations in Singapore!
It’s Spring every day at Gardens By The Bay’s Flower Dome. It houses Fennel Café, where you can enjoy afternoon tea surrounded by exotic flowers and plants in the world’s largest glass greenhouse. Not only do they offer the best view and ambience, the pastries and savoury snacks are also made with fresh herbs from the in-house garden.
The afternoon tea at Anti:dote might just win the award for ‘Best Presentation’ in the Lion City. Resembling a jewellery box that some might find nostalgic, each drawer reveals an array of delights giving you delicious surprises each level. It’s a box of treats waiting to be unveiled!
By night, MO Bar is one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars of 2020. By day, on the other hand, it serves as one of the most scenic places to enjoy afternoon tea. With breath-taking views of the Marina Bay, treat yourself and your loved ones with luxurious bites and drinks.
If you enjoy fantastic views from above and quirky food presentation, SKAI is the place to be! With platter of treats served on a Japanese cherry blossom tree stand and tea curated by TWG tea specialists, it will leave you crave for more after your first visit. The afternoon tea menu is a special collaboration between Executive Chef Paul Hallet’s culinary philosophy and Executive Pastry Chef Ming Choong’s 20 years of pastry experience!
Inspired by the English countryside, channel British sophistication at Regent Singapore’s Tea Lounge. On weekdays, they offer a three-tier set consisting of dainty pastries, savoury sandwiches and Regent’s signature scones. On weekends, the afternoon tea set is added with exclusive hot plated items!
Try them all and discover which one of these is your cup of tea.
It’s Afternoon Tea Week from 10 August – 16 August! To commemorate the tea party, here are some of the best places to celebrate in the capital cityOn August 10, 2020 / By Sofea
It’s Afternoon Tea Week from 10 August – 16 August! To commemorate the tea party, here are some of the best places to celebrate in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
The Majestic Hotel has not one, but three areas where one can enjoy afternoon tea. The most sought after is the Orchid Conservatory, a one-of-a-kind glass atrium decorated with a colourful array of orchids. The Tea Lounge and Colonial Café, on the other hand, are nothing short of sophisticated, perfect for a girls’ day out!
OneSixFive Lounge of Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur offers comfort and tranquillity. The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea operates daily from 2 – 5pm. Enjoy an exquisite tea selection and pastries overlooking a lush tropical garden equipped with a waterfall.
Afternoon tea is often associated with the British aristocrat culture and it’s nothing short of that at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur. In-collaboration with Halcyon Days, Malaysia, enjoy British-inspired afternoon tea high up on the 53rd floor with breath-taking views of the city skyline. Hurry, as this exclusive collaboration will end on 31 August 2020.
It’s afternoon tea with a local twist at Axis Lounge of DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur! Available during the weekdays from 3 – 6pm, it is priced at RM35nett for 2 people! An absolute bargain for the occasion.
It’s a Bao-Tea-Ful time at Hotel Stripes! This afternoon tea set serves soft bao where you can choose from a fusion of Japanese, Korean and Western cuisine as its filling. They even have dessert bao where the milo-filled soft white pastry is a notable choice.
Grab your girlfriends and enjoy a relaxing day in Afternoon Tea Week with our choices!
Just when we thought things can’t get any better, we found out that there is going to be not one, but TWO Taco Bell outlets in Malaysia! ICYMI:On August 9, 2020 / By Sofea
Just when we thought things can’t get any better, we found out that there is going to be not one, but TWO Taco Bell outlets in Malaysia! ICYMI: In June, Tropicana Gardens Mall in Kota Damansara had posted a teaser of the American Tex-Mex joint “coming soon”. This caused an uproar of excitement and we have been patiently waiting for more updates since.
On 2 July 2020, Taco Bell Malaysia had posted a press release regarding their launch in the nation, confirming the coming of the famous fast food chain. “We are thrilled to finally bring our world-famous crunchy tacos to our Malaysian fans, and look forward to beginning this journey with our incredible partners at Disruptive Concepts Restaurant Group!”, reads the official statement by Taco Bell.
While Tropicana Gardens Mall have announced it first, on the website, it says:
We are listening down the malls that starts with the letter “C” faster than you can say Taco Bell! Head over to their website to subscribe to their mailing list so you won’t miss out on any big news.
Marks & Spencer is unveiling 15 new wines this month with the launch of its This Is range. From spicy reds, to blushing rosés, tropical whites and more, these great-tasting, top-value wines are available in storeOn August 5, 2020 / By Sofea
Marks & Spencer is unveiling 15 new wines this month with the launch of its This Is range. From spicy reds, to blushing rosés, tropical whites and more, these great-tasting, top-value wines are available in store from just SGD24.90 per bottle.
Created by M&S expert winemakers, led by Belinda Kleinig, the new wines showcase popular styles and grape varieties, with bright, helpful labels showing customers exactly what kind of wine is being bottled. Ideal for laypersons who might find the wine aisle intimidating or uncertain of where to begin, the range is designed to offer guidance on taste, styles and grape varieties to help customers begin their wine journey.
Pick up a rich and smooth Spanish Red, which pairs perfectly with lamb, pork or roasted vegetables –or a fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc, ideal with chicken or lighter salads. This Is the perfect moment for customers to snap up one of these top-value bottles on the next trip to their local M&S store.
The new This Is range of wines is available at all M&S Foodhalls from August 2020.
The full This Is wine range, priced at SGD24.90, includes:
Located at Jewel Changi Airport (#B1-243/244), PAZZION Café introduces two new mains using Singaporeans’ well-loved seafood – crab, and a special nonya kueh-inspired mocktail, in celebration of Singapore’sOn August 5, 2020 / By Nookmag
Located at Jewel Changi Airport (#B1-243/244), PAZZION Café introduces two new mains using Singaporeans’ well-loved seafood – crab, and a special nonya kueh-inspired mocktail, in celebration of Singapore’s birthday, just for the month of August 2020!
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, we recommend the Sambal Cream Crab Croissant (SGD18), which features our local sambal, the fragrant condiment that spicy lovers cannot do without, and comes in the form of a flaky and buttery croissant overflowing with succulent fresh chucks of crab meat and velvety scrambled eggs cooked in a mild spicy sambal cream sauce. There’s only one word for this: SEDAP!
If croissants are not your thing, perhaps the Black Pepper Crab Pasta (SGD18) would suit your fancy instead. Tossed in a fragrant and sweet-savoury home-made black pepper sauce, this delectable dish of al dente linguine is filled with chunky pieces of fresh crab meat, and features the heat and “kick” of our local favourite black pepper crab dish.
Wash it all down with a Rasa Singapore! Priced at SGD5.50, end your meal with a traditionally-inspired mocktail. With our local nonya kuehs and desserts in mind, the Rasa Singapore mocktail features a beautiful four-layered concoction with Gula Melaka syrup at its base, followed by a layer of fresh milk and coconut milk, a third layer of freshly prepared pandan juice, and lastly, topped with a dollop of milk foam to complete the uniquely Singapore Peranakan drink. For a sweet tooth, there’s no better way to say cheers!
PAZZION CAFÉ PROMOTION – 1ST TO 31ST AUGUST 2020
From 1st to 31st August 2020, order any one of the National Day mains (Sambal Cream Crab Croissant / Black Pepper Pasta) and the Rasa Singapore at a special price of SGD20.
Jewel Changi Airport
Monday to Thursday | 11am – 8.30pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 10am – 9pm
(Last order to be placed 30 minutes before closing time)
Better late than never! On the last day of Ice Cream Month, here are some of the coolest (pun intended) ice creams you can find at a JayaOn July 31, 2020 / By Sofea
Better late than never! On the last day of Ice Cream Month, here are some of the coolest (pun intended) ice creams you can find at a Jaya Grocer near you.
The pride of New Zealand, the Memphis Meltdown is the world’s original triple dipped ice cream. Made with fresh milk, cream, natural flavours and contains no palm oil. The Gooey Caramel flavour is made of vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate, plunged into a gooey pool of caramel and coated in milk chocolate.
We all have seen the Snickers ice cream bar, but have you seen the Snicker ice cream cone? Yes, it exists, and you can get yours at a Jaya Grocer near you!
A big fan of M&M’s? Then the M&M’s Vanilla Ice Cream Cone is specially made for you! Not only does it have an ample amount of M&M’s drizzled on top, it also has a chocolate fudge swirl and a chocolate nugget at the bottom.
The Oreo Ice Cream Stick has made waves some time ago and it is still a sensation up to this day. Other than Jaya Grocer, you can find it at convenience stores near you!
Is it just us or Smarties are becoming more and more difficult to find these days? Their ice cream counterparts, on the other hand, are available in vanilla and chocolate flavours at Jaya Grocer!
The ice cream version of the signature triangular chocolate has reached Malaysia! Keeping to its signature shape, the honey ice cream coated with Toblerone and nougat pieces will upgrade your experience of the chocolate.
Get them before they run out! Don’t forget your face mask when you step out of your home.
While we are adapting to the ‘new normal’, Tamarind Restaurants have found a way to give you a virtual dining experience. Now you can re-create a candle-lit dinnerOn July 26, 2020 / By Sofea
While we are adapting to the ‘new normal’, Tamarind Restaurants have found a way to give you a virtual dining experience. Now you can re-create a candle-lit dinner in a fine dining restaurant at home with CiaoChow – Malaysia’s First Virtual Gourmet Food Court!
Under the umbrella of Tamarind Restaurants, you can opt for a night of Italian with Il Tiempo, Thai with Tamarind Kitchen, Western with Neo and soon, Malay cuisine with Mandi Mandi. Made for gastronomes, Tamarind Restaurants brings you only the freshest ingredients from daily local catches to organic vegetables sourced from both low and highlands farms in Malaysia. With sustainability in mind, the poultry also comes from cage-free, grass-fed cattle farms locally.
Quality assured, the delicacies featured on CiaoChow are online exclusives to ensure optimum delivery durability. While their delivery services are only available in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Tamarind Restaurants aim to open kiosks all over Klang Valley by the end of 2020.
Take a virtual walk to discover CiaoChow here!
Ben & Jerry’s fans rejoice! In celebration of this new opening, not only do you get your third pint free of charge, residents around the area can alsoOn July 26, 2020 / By Nookmag
Ben & Jerry’s fans rejoice! In celebration of this new opening, not only do you get your third pint free of charge, residents around the area can also opt to have their pints delivered to nearby locations (within the vicinity of VivoCity Scoop Shop) via Grabfood.
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Renowned for its multi award-winning Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines, Min Jiang has garnered the loyal patronage of guests who have followed its journey since its beginnings in 1982On July 25, 2020 / By Nookmag
Renowned for its multi award-winning Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines, Min Jiang has
garnered the loyal patronage of guests who have followed its journey since its beginnings in 1982 as Min Jiang Sichuan Restaurant alongside Garden Seafood Restaurant, and Chang Jiang Shanghai Restaurant in 1989. Following its success, the turn of the decade signified new beginnings as Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel undergoes refurbishments, and will start a new chapter with a revitalised dining experience by October 2020.
In line with the hotel’s celebration of its anniversary every 10 years, Min Jiang presents ‘The Best of Chef Chan’s Signatures’ from now till 20 September 2020. The a la carte menu by Master Chef Chan Hwan Kee showcases 10 Cantonese and Sichuan specialities that have been highly popular in the past decade, along with new creations poised to become dishes of choice in a growing repertoire of favourites.
As Min Jiang undergoes refurbishment to re-open with rejuvenated interiors, new menus and a revitalised dining experience by October 2020, this special menu is available for dine-in at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Tudor Courtyard in addition to takeaway and delivery.
2010 was the start of another astounding decade when Chef Chan joined the renowned stalwart and has since helmed the kitchen for almost 10 years. Upon his arrival, Chef Chan introduced a collection of dishes including his rendition of classics for increasingly discerning diners who sought familiar flavours that have been reinterpreted to surprise and excite the palate.
The Mongolian Chicken with Almond Flakes 蒙古杏片鸡 (SGD44 for whole chicken) was reinvented with Chef’s astute understanding of enhancing a dish by using alternative cooking techniques like deftly deep frying the chicken and almond flakes till fragrant and crisp – a method he favours over roasting, which does not retain the desired crispiness. The flavours are further elevated with sautéed aromatics of chilli oil, dried chilli, garlic, black bean and spring onions.
Delightfully indulgent is the Chilled Avocado Cream with Coffee Ice Cream served in Whole Coconut* 椰盅牛油果咖啡雪糕 *(SGD14 per portion), a marriage of rich creaminess with refreshing young coconut flesh scooped from the shell.
*Not available for delivery or takeaway via the online ordering platform.
Also back by popular demand are creations from previous promotions such as the Stir-fried Ibérico Pork with Duo of Onions and Hon Shimeji Mushrooms 双葱松菇炒西班牙黑豚 (SGD32 for small portion & SGD64 for large portion) from 2017’s ‘Hot Stone Pot’ menu. This crowd pleaser piques the senses with its theatrical presentation, from a lively sizzle once the ingredients are poured into the hot stone pot to the toasty fragrance and alluring savouriness.
The Pan-seared Wagyu Beef with Mixed Vegetable Salad and Goma Sauce 胡麻酱香煎和牛伴沙律菜 (SGD68 per portion) from 2019’s ‘Vegetable Harvest’ selection is another well-received dish with its lightly tossed western salad varieties, decadent Wagyu beef and umami Japanese sesame dressing. New dishes have also been created to mark special occasions over the years such as Min Jiang’s launch of its Homemade Dried Shrimp XO Sauce in 2018 where the Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop with XO Sauce XO 酱香煎北海道带子 (SGD16 per portion) perfectly exemplified the versatility of this all-natural, full-flavoured condiment in a simple pairing of premium quality ingredients.
As Min Jiang traverses into a new era with the completion of its refurbishment, ‘The Best of Chef Chan’s Signatures’ also features hand-picked dishes from the new menu like the sweet and sour Deep-fried Sea Perch Fillet with Spicy Lychee Kumquat Sauce 荔枝金桔酱炸鲈鱼扒 (SGD18 per portion) and delectable Slow-braised African 5-Head Abalone with Black Truffle Sauce 黑松露汁焖南非5 头鲍 (SGD48 per portion) finished with shavings of fresh black truffle.
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes for dine-in, and only prevailing government taxes for takeaway and delivery. Prices and menus may vary on different online ordering platforms.
The Best Of Chef Chan’s Signatures
6 July to 20 September 2020 | Daily lunch & dinner
Goodwood Park Hotel’s Tudor Courtyard
A la carte dishes starting from SGD14
Terms & Conditions:
Subject to prevailing government tax.
Minimum order of $50 for deliveries | Delivery fee of SGD15 nett.
Free delivery to one location for orders of SGD120 nett and above.
*Prices and menus may vary on different online ordering platforms.
Self Pick-Up & Delivery Hours：
12pm – 3pm | 7pm – 10pm
Amid the bubble tea phenomenon that has continuously gripped the nation of novelty-seekers and bubble tea lovers alike, Singaporeans can look forward to indulging in their favourite concoctionsOn July 25, 2020 / By Nookmag
Amid the bubble tea phenomenon that has continuously gripped the nation of novelty-seekers and bubble tea lovers alike, Singaporeans can look forward to indulging in their favourite concoctions with sips of soul-satisfying pearl-to-tea ratio – as sustainable lifestyle brand Lexngo launches their Silicone Resealable Jumbo Straw.
Ideal for both hot and cold beverages, the reusable straw offers an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastics, for bubble tea fans to sip and savour the sweet, chewy goodness of tapioca pearls or palate-refreshing chunks of fruit bits sustainably. Lexngo’s Silicone Resealable Jumbo Straw will be available online from 9 August onwards.
Made from 100% European-Grade silicone that contains 0% plastic and BPA-free materials, the Silicone Resealable Jumbo Straw (SGD18 for a pack of 2) exhibits properties common to both glass and plastics that are non-toxic and durable. It features an ultra-bendy form that fits snugly in the bag or straw dispenser without losing its shape, and comes with a leak-proof seal that can be unzipped for easy and thorough cleaning. Available in packs of two – orange and blue, grey and green – the straws are 22cm long with a 11mm diameter.
In celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday, Lexngo will be launching two National Day Bundle Sets (worth SGD75). Each bundle is priced at SGD55 and will be exclusively available online from 1 to 31 August 2020.