Since the opening of its first outlet in Singapore, the world’s largest Korean Pizza chain, Pizza Maru Singapore has won over the hearts and stomachs of sunny-islanders withOn April 2, 2018 / By Nookmag
Since the opening of its first outlet in Singapore, the world’s largest Korean Pizza chain, Pizza Maru Singapore has won over the hearts and stomachs of sunny-islanders with its nutritious patented Green Tea well-being pizza dough and Black Rice Dough offerings. This April, the award-winning establishment will be coming one step closer to diners, with its second outlet located at the highly accessible Bugis+.
The new outlet will boast the same menu offerings as that of Pizza Maru Singapore’s first outlet at Northpoint City, comprising of the restaurant’s well-loved signatures such as the Mango Ocean Pizza – Seafood and Mango chunks laid atop Green Tea Dough pizza base lined with spicy buldak sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Another must-try from the restaurant’s acclaimed pizza range would be the Real BBQ Chicago Pizza. Made from fibre-packed Black Rice Dough, the delectable treat is stuffed with creamy double mozzarella cheese, string cheese and cream cheese mousse and served with chicken leg bits.
Last but not least, the new outlet will also keep to its Korean origins – Serving a scrumptious selection of Korean Fried Chicken that is sure to appeal to the taste buds of many, if not all!
With the opening of the Bugis+ outlet, Pizza Maru Singapore’s mouthwatering offerings are now made even more accessible, allowing fans and foodies to satiate their cravings without the need to travel too far!
The new 70-seater Pizza Maru Singapore outlet spans over 1500 sqft at Bugis+ and will open on 7 April
This March, pamper your tastebuds at Shima with the Maguro Festival Ala Carte Menu from now till 16 April! Helmed by one of the best kaiseki chefs inOn March 20, 2018 / By Nookmag
This March, pamper your tastebuds at Shima with the Maguro Festival Ala Carte Menu from now till 16 April! Helmed by one of the best kaiseki chefs in Hokkaido, Chef Hoshiba Fumihiko, the new menu prepares the popular maguro in a myriad of ways that will surely delight any maguro-lover.
On top of well-loved Maguro dishes such as maguro sashimi, sushi and donburi, Shima celebrates the iconic fish in several culinary variations:
Prized fatty tuna-belly ootoro deftly grilled teppanyaki-style for a wonderfully smoked skin, and tender pink centre which melts tantalisingly in the mouth. Drizzled with fragrant butter sauce and shoyu.
The delectable ootoro is seared in special Japanese sauce, and paired with crisp, refreshing takenoko (bamboo) shoots.
An interesting take, fresh tuna is crisp-fried with light and crunchy rice puffs. Served in your choice of 50sauces: zesty tartar sauce with smoked radish or rich tonkatsu sauce.
A Japanese-Italian fusion dish, gleaming-red diced akami is marinated in wasabi shoyu, and paired with a layer of buttery avocado mayo. Topped with plump ikura, Oba leaf and onions.
Of course, one can also enjoy otoro, chutoro, akami, aburi sashimi, SGD25 for akami sashimi (red part of tuna), SGD35 for toro sashimi (fatty part of tuna). Maguro sushi nigiri (SGD40), or maguro donburi (SGD40) can also be found on the maguro festival menu.
The menu is carefully curated by Chef Hoshiba Fumihiko, an award-winning luminary with over 40 years of culinary experience. The consummate chef has worked in various renowned hotels and restaurants, such as Prestigious Tokyo Dome Hotel Sapporo, and was also the former Chairman of the National Culinary Society of Japan. Chef Hoshiba is known for his meticulousness, and he possesses a penchant for introducing handcrafted elements in his immaculately plated dishes.
Exclusive Collaboration with Utsunomiya Farms
For the very first time in Singapore, Shima will be exclusively bringing in the premium strawberry breed Skyberry for Shima guests in a special tie-up with Utsonomiya farms. This exquisite strawberry is produced in very small numbers and this produces a very special strawberry – exceptional taste, flavour and shape – true giants in size and flavour.
Originating from Tochigi Prefecture, Japan’s number one producer of strawberries, these bright-red giants are the fruit of 17 years of research for its marvelous flavor, juicy and mellow texture. The winter sun, fertile land and streams of clear water from Nikko and Nasu in Tochigi prefecture creates the best conditions for growing strawberries.
Harvested at peak harvest season in March for the biggest, juiciest strawberries, the Skyberry will be exclusively available in Singapore at Shima restaurant only. A pair of the succulent berries will be served with every dessert ordered, limited to only 50 pieces a day for 2 weekends (16-18, 23-25 March).
Domino’s Pizza opens its 28th store on Stanley Street, and to celebrate, the outlet will be giving away 28 personal pizzas every day for 28 days from today.On March 14, 2018 / By Nookmag
Domino’s Pizza opens its 28th store on Stanley Street, and to celebrate, the outlet will be giving away 28 personal pizzas every day for 28 days from today.
A gesture of appreciation for pizza lovers in Singapore, the event will see more than 780 personal Classified Chicken pizzas (a local favourite) given away to the first 28 customers in the redemption line in the store.
Redemption hours are from 3-4pm every day till 9 April 2018, including weekends. No minimum purchase is required to qualify for the redemption, and only one personal pizza will be given per customer.
Domino’s Pizza on Stanley Street now serves up your favourite pizzas and sides baked to perfection 7 days a week from 10.30am to 11.00pm.
Nestled in the Central Business District (CBD), this new store seats up to 26 dine-in customers and also operates as a delivery hub, satisfying any pizza craving for those around the area.
And like all our restaurants, our friendly pizza makers aim to have your order ready in 15 minutes for dine-in and takeaway orders, and to your door-step in half an hour for delivery orders – all while maintaining only the highest food standards for deliciousness in every bite.
Unable to join the 28-Day giveaway? Domino’s has got you covered! In addition to the 28-day giveaway, customers can also enjoy 20% off Lunch Meal Deals for takeaway orders from Domino’s Pizza on Stanley Street.
This offer is valid from 11am to 3pm every day till 15 April.
Beast & Butterflies, the award-winning social dining concept of M Social Singapore, enlivens its all-day dining programme with new Asian-fusion dishes, innovative cocktails, and a refreshed menu formatOn March 13, 2018 / By Nookmag
Beast & Butterflies, the award-winning social dining concept of M Social Singapore, enlivens its all-day dining programme with new Asian-fusion dishes, innovative cocktails, and a refreshed menu format designed to satiate all manners of creature comforts.
As its name suggests, the restaurant’s revamped menu is divided between two categories—’Beast’ and ‘Butterflies’. The former features hearty, robust dishes brimming with bold flavours and textures; while the latter shows restraint with lighter cooking styles intended to accentuate the natural flavours of fresh ingredients.
Whet your appetite with the Tomato Latte (SGD9++), put together with frothy capsicum foam, crunchy bacon bits and bursts of basil oil pearls for a refreshing palate cleanser. The Scallop Carpaccio (SGD26++)—a generous starter of thinly sliced Hokkaido scallops treated to a yuzu and sesame marinade, topped with crispy garlic bits and fried shallots—exudes a confident Cantonese influence; as does the Collagen Soup (S$18++), a thick, nourishing broth of fish cartilage and pork bones served with an earthy mushroom ravioli and sliced garoupa.
With your palate primed, move on to delectable new mains such as the Scallion Soy Barramundi (SGD26++) and Cod Fish (SGD30++). The firm, flaky barramundi is baked with spring onions and ginger, accompanied with sautéed Hong Kong choy sum, shimeiji mushrooms, U.S. asparagus and carrots.
The Atlantic cod, deep-fried to a quick crisp while retaining its delicate flesh, is coated with a gratifying gravy and served with a choice of crispy egg noodles or egg fried rice. Meat lovers can satiate their beastly cravings with the Szechuan Lamb Steak (SGD38++), a hunky lamb T-bone marinated with classic Sichuan flavours, served atop a coconut-infused sweet potato mash, broccolini and baby carrots.
No meal at Beast & Butterflies is complete without a taste of its signature dishes—the Teochew-style Lobster Porridge (SGD38++) and Crispy Pork Knuckle (half portion SGD26++; full portion SGD36++). Sitting in a clear crab broth that was simmered for eight hours, the lobster and abalone rice porridge is infused with an intense umami goodness and topped with fried shredded ginger, scallions, crispy conpoy and bonito flakes—elevating the comforting dish with new-found indulgence.
The German- style pork knuckle, roasted to a crispy crackling exterior while remaining fall-off-the- bone tender, is complemented with a sesame-scented sauerkraut and two dipping choices—a spicy Thai nam jim sauce and a thick Peking-style hoisin sauce.
Sweet endings come in the form of innovative desserts, from a lusciously creamy Yam Brulée (SGD12++)—a modern East-meets-West twist on the traditional Teochew yam paste dessert topped with a caramelised sugar carapace and coconut ice-cream—to a sinfully decadent Chocoholic (SGD12++), a chocolate dome that reveals tropical flavours of coconut and banana brought together by hot Malibu chocolate sauce.
Curious barflies looking for a tipple to take the edge off can pick from a choice of seven new Asian-inspired cocktails (each priced at SGD19++) concocted by in-house mixologists. Journey through the Peranakan culture with the Cuban Nyonya, where pandan-infused rum is muddled with gula melaka, fresh lime, calamondin and mint leaves; while M Social’s Fashionista was created for the elegant trendsetter—expect a tasteful blend of bacon-infused bourbon, citrus and orange bitters, cinnamon sugar and maple syrup foam served with bacon stripes.
Started by the same folks behind the widely popular themed cafe, Gudetama Cafe Singapore, the pop-up cafe at Bugis+ is the first DreamWorks KouKou’s themed cafe in the world.On March 7, 2018 / By Nookmag
Started by the same folks behind the widely popular themed cafe, Gudetama Cafe Singapore, the pop-up cafe at Bugis+ is the first DreamWorks KouKou’s themed cafe in the world. Aptly named after the Chinese word 口, DreamWorks KouKou are adorable dumpling-shaped bite-sized characters.
Step into the cafe and be greeted with interiors thoughtfully designed for fans to be totally immersed in the world of their favourite DreamWorks’ animated films such as Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, and How to Train your Dragon and Trolls. From animated walls with DreamWorks KouKou characters to dome-shaped booths that are set to make you feel like you are in a film, the photo opportunities within the cafe are endless.
The Asian-inspired menu features 7 main courses, 6 sides, 5 desserts and a range of specialty drinks.
Night Fury Steak Rice (SGD18.50)
Tuck into this delish hamburg steak served with mixed vegetable and nutritious forbidden rice. Hearty and flavorful, this delectable main looks as good as it tastes!
Complementing the cafe’s launch in Singapore, local influences are woven into the menu to offer renditions of well-loved Singaporeans favourites such as the Signature K.B.P (SGD13). The steamed buns are stuffed with tender yet flavorful pork belly slices with fresh coriander, iceberg lettuce and chopped chillis.
Don’t leave the cafe without trying its desserts! Hairlarious Princess (SGD18), a mixed berries mousse cake topped with pink candy floss and rice puffs is sure to leave you feeling as chirpy and happy as Princess Poppy.
If you plan to indulge in something sinful, Fun Sliders (SGD9) may be the dessert for you. Drizzled with peanut sauce and paired with a serving of cotton candy flavoured soft serve, the fudgy brownie smores sliders is definitely a melt-in-the-mouth experience.
DreamWorks KouKou Cafe Singapore
201 Victoria Street, Bugis+
Rub your hands with glee as Ah Mah Homemade Cake will be adding two more flavours to its line-up of castella cakes — kopi siu-dai and sunny orange.On March 5, 2018 / By Nookmag
Rub your hands with glee as Ah Mah Homemade Cake will be adding two more flavours to its line-up of castella cakes — kopi siu-dai and sunny orange. Retailing at SGD11 each, both cakes are launching today across all outlets. The coffee cake will be available from Monday to Thursday; the orange cake from Friday to Sunday.
The Kopi Siu-dai cake is a perfect perk-me-up that chases away any workday blues. The delectable egg sponge cake is infused with a local, aromatic coffee blend. Coffee crunch is sprinkled on top, further imparting an earthy flavour and fragrance. The Sunny Orange cake is a great way to start the weekends. Fresh Sunkist oranges and a melange of orange marmalade and peels lend a tangy flavour as well as zest to the cake. No preservative or artificial flavouring is used in either of the cakes.
Offerings that have won the hearts of many Singaporeans
Inspired by the popular egg sponge cakes originating from Tamsui (Danshui), Taiwan, Chef Jim of Ah Mah Homemade Cake has adapted the traditional recipe with a local twist. The cakes are freshly made every day on the spot, and each batch is lovingly baked for 80 minutes.
The flavours that were first introduced in Singapore comprises Original (SGD8) and Cheese (SGD11), the latter of which comes with a blend of cheese that enlivens the flavour. The Grade AA high-quality, locally produced eggs are procured from Singapore’s N&N farm, which helps to ensure that every egg remains fresh for the baking of the cakes.
The cakes at Ah Mah are a healthier choice as they are made purely with milk, high-quality eggs and flour. To ensure absolute freshness and quality of the cakes are well maintained, all Ah Mah cakes are baked fresh daily. Any unsold cake will be discarded after 12 hours.
With burgeoning demand for castella cakes, Ah Mah Homemade Cake is embarking on its international expansion journey, with new stores opening in China, Thailand and Australia. The soft, fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth texture of these cakes will definitely leave customers wanting for more.
Ah Mah Homemade Cake will now introduce a fixed schedule for the different flavoured cakes:
Located at the Shangri-La Hotel’s lobby level, Origin Bar is a welcomed addition to the hotel’s recently rejuvenated Tower Wing which pays respect to its own heritage byOn March 2, 2018 / By Nookmag
Located at the Shangri-La Hotel’s lobby level, Origin Bar is a welcomed addition to the hotel’s recently rejuvenated Tower Wing which pays respect to its own heritage by taking guests on a journey inspired by Singapore’s illustrious history of bountiful trade.
Slovakian Bar Manager Adam Bursik has created a heritage-inspired cocktail menu that offers guests a journey of discovery through flavors inspired by five key districts of Singapore: Orchard, Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay and Marina Bay. Every cocktail reflects their colors, flavors and historical anecdotes – thoughtfully distilled in a glass.
To create Origin Bar’s cocktail menu, Bursik took a deep dive to immerse himself in local produce, selecting fresh fruit and vegetables, spices and herbs that represented each district’s history and flavors.
One of the highlights from the newly launched cocktail menu is The Pearl (SGD26). The eye-catching seashell is the perfect presentation for this fairytale cocktail, combining land and sea with a touch of Asian allure. This experimental drink uses silken tofu to enhance the lusciously smooth texture to the floral blend of elderflower. Black Forest Gin and barley Shochu adds a distinctive botanical flavor, refined by the natural brine of the sea grapes.
Leaf the Curry (SGD23) brings forth the true spirit of Little India. A distinctive cocktail which is made with aromatic curry leaves, cardamom and tamarind. Aged rum adds a deep, complex element which complements the undertones of intense woodiness.
Representing Boat Quay, a district where the first Italian immigrants settled in Singapore, is Buona Vista (SGD23), this drink is an ode to journeys and settlement. This delicate, bittersweet cocktail offers notes of coffee, fig, distilled hazelnut, chocolate and Campari.
Namesake cocktail, Origin (SGD22), is a spicy gin-based cocktail made with sugar cane honey, nutmeg, pepper, charred pineapple and lime husk wine. This drink is inspired by the heritage and history of Orchard Road, which was home to pepper and nutmeg plantations in 1880.
Teetotallers can also enjoy the tropical voyage through drinks that celebrate the local botany and fruits – from refreshing citrus to the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans.
Surf up this Fish Season with our new offerings, including the brand-new Fish & Fries and Sweet Chili Fish burger which will get you hooked from the firstOn February 27, 2018 / By Nookmag
Surf up this Fish Season with our new offerings, including the brand-new Fish & Fries and Sweet Chili Fish burger which will get you hooked from the first bite!
Fish & Fries
From 1 March, dive in and enjoy the crunch of the new Fish & Fries – featuring the timeless combination of crispy battered tender fish filet, paired with our world-famous fries, for a crunchin’ good time. The Fish & Fries Extra Value Meal which includes the Fish & Fries, Fries (S) and a Coke (S) is available from SGD7.90.
Sweet Chili Fish Burger
The maritime odyssey gets more depth with the Sweet Chili Fish Burger – featuring the same tender and juicy fish filet, this time with a wave of flavours – sweet chili mayo and fresh vegetables, served on a tasty chili bun. The Sweet Chili Fish Burger Extra Value Meal includes the Sweet Chili Fish Burger, Fries (M) and a Coke (S), available from SGD7.50. Go with the flow and catch it before it’s too late!
Chocolate lovers can rejoice as the delicious Chocolate Pie (available from SGD1.40) has reached the shores of Singapore. Indulge in the chocolatey crust and molten chocolate filling!
All items are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® and Uber Eats from 1 March, while stocks last
Chinese New Year is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated and culturally significant times of the year. But to many, the real joy of this festive occasion isOn February 15, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
Chinese New Year is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated and culturally significant times of the year. But to many, the real joy of this festive occasion is the food. Food has become an inseparable part of this festivity. Plus, it is probably the only time we can indulge without feeling guilty.
Kick-start your gastronomic journey with our list of must-try to make your Chinese New Year a memorable one!
1) SIMYEE Holdings
This Chinese New Year, gather family and friends for a “Fan-THAI-stic” and “Jin Ho” (Jin Ho – Really Good in Hokkien) beginning to the Lunar New Year of the Dog with SIMYEE Holdings. Diners can indulge in a smorgasbord of festive fare from the group’s oriental restaurants – Soi Thai Soi Nice and Jin Ho Mia.
Crafted specially for the festive season, the Soi Thai Tom Yum Pen Cai 东炎盆菜 (SGD88.80) is the union of the traditional Chinese New Year Pen Cai and the restaurant’s signature Thai Hotpot which already boasts a loyal following despite being in the market for just a mere year.
Diners who prefer to keep to the timeless practice of reuniting over a bubbling and scrumptious hot pot can also rejoice with not one, but two of Jin Ho Mia’s Chinese New Year Special sets. Living up to its moniker, “a really good life” in Hokkien, the restaurant offers the Zhao Cai Jin Bao Set 招财进宝 (SGD68.80) comprising “Ho Liao” (Ho Liao – Good Food in Hokkien) such as succulent Abalone and sweet Snow Crab Leg alongside toothsome Roasted Pork and fresh Tiger Prawns that is guaranteed to have everyone feeling “Jin Ho Mia”.
33 Seng Kang West Ave (Next to Fernvale LRT)
The Seletar Mall, #01-29/30
321 Alexandra Road (Next to Ikea)
Alexandra Central, #02-01
Set in the National Gallery of Singapore where Cantonese cuisine meets modern art, Yàn exudes conviviality and a cosy ambience for festive feasts. Indulge in decadent set menus and auspicious a la carte dishes, perfect for reunion of all sizes from couples, extended multigenerational families to corporate gatherings.
Starring exquisite new creations alongside timeless Cantonese classics, the 7 set menus range from SGD118++ to SGD268++ per person; ushering in the Lunar New Year with auspicious symbolisms of prosperity, abundance and good health.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew’s Road,
3) Imperial Feast Restaurant
Experience an exquisite imperial feast, based on the finest banquet dishes traditionally reserved for hosting important politicians and foreign ambassadors this Lunar New Year! At Imperial Feast, traditional state banquet dishes are served at pocket-friendly prices for all to enjoy.
Commonly known as the Guo Yan, the imperial feast traditionally features a myriad of legendary cooking techniques from all over imperial China. A showcase of the best that Chinese cuisine has to offer, the dishes at Imperial Feast are skillfully prepared by award-winning Chef Wu Hai Feng.
48 Boon Lay Way, #03-06
The Chevrons, Jurong East
Chef-in-Box Vendcafé brings Singapore’s first-ever Chines New Year dishes from a vending machine! Bringing convenience and affordability to the masses this Lunar New Year, the pencai along with other dishes can be easily enjoyed at a simple click of a button. Traditional festive dishes are usually served in large groups. With the latest festive creations, Chef-in-Box caters to cosier groups looking to enjoy smaller portions of traditional festive dishes, while embodying the spirit of sharing. Most importantly, Chef-in-Box VendCafé operates 24/7.
5) Din Tai Fung
Internationally acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant, Din Tai Fung ushers in the Lunar New Year with perennial festive favourites, such as the restaurant’s signature Prosperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng 发财鱼生 and festive specials including the Steamed Layered Red Date Cake 枣泥糕. Join Din Tai Fung to celebrate the beckoning of Spring with lively activities lined up for diners to mark this festive occasion.
With Valentine’s Day just less than 10 days away, it is the perfect time to plan for a romantic dinner with your partner, or a group of closeOn February 9, 2018 / By Jochebel Khong
With Valentine’s Day just less than 10 days away, it is the perfect time to plan for a romantic dinner with your partner, or a group of close girlfriends. For those who find it frustrating to plan for a dinner on this special day, we’ve shortlisted five romantic restaurants for you to huddle close with your loved ones.
1) Wakanui Grill Dining
Nestled in the stunning glass capsule on the fourth storey of Marina One, bask in the celebration of love and pamper your loved one with an exclusive five-course dinner menu at Wakanui Grill Dining.
Get into the mood with a glass of refreshing Henriot Brut Souverain NV Champagne, and commence your amorous evening with a choice of amuse – the signature WAKANUI Spring Lamb Chop or Marinated Japanese Fruit Tomato. Warm up the palate with a choice of Consommé with Steamed Egg or Porcini Mushroom Potage.
Satiate your appetite with the trio of Hokkaido Asparagus, Hot Smoked New Zealand Salmon and Marinated Japanese Tuna wrapped with Oboro Konbu Seaweed.
End your romantic evening on a sweet note with the luscious Guanaja Chocolate Mousse and Cherry Brandy Sorbet
WAKANUI Grill Dining’s 5-course Valentine’s Day set menu is available for dinner on 14 Feb at SGD148++ per pax, with a complimentary glass of Henriot Brut Souverain NV Champagne
2) PORTA Fine Food & Imports Company
Savour in the finest catches and cuts with a bespoke 6-course Cupid Menu starting with a welcome glass of Prosecco Love Potion, followed by starters of Oysters and Avruga caviar; Vichyssoise of potato; and Hokkaido Scallops accompanied with butternut pumpkin, bacon, and quinoa.
Be spoiled with a choice of hearty mains – Barramundi, with fennel, capers, and tomato confit; or Angus Rib Eye with the ever-indulgent pommes mousseline, and red wine sauce.
Complete the meal with Strawberry & Cream – a dainty sweet dessert to set your spirit atop cloud nine.
1 Unity Street, Level 1
Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Singapore 237983
3) FOO’D by Davide Oldani
Make your Valentine’s Day extra special when you dine at FOO’D by Davide Oldani! The elegant restaurant located within the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall makes an ideal address for lovebirds to enjoy either an intimate lunch or dinner.
Begin the celebration with Cold Angel Hair with truffle, oyster and caviar, a truly exquisite journey of flavours. For mains, choose from spellbinding dishes such as Beef Short Ribs with lardo, seasonal vegetables and salmon roes; or Cod Fish with cauliflower, asparagus and caviar. Sweeten the memories with desserts such as Faux Mandarin Orange. Depending on the menu you choose, there are dishes such as Purple Potato Foie Gras; Lobster Bisque; and Rose Lychee Cheesecake to indulge in. This is an unforgettable and splendid dining experience to spoil your significant other with!
#01-01, 11 Empress Place
Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
4) FiSK Seadfoodbar & Market
Located in the heart of town, FiSK Seafoodbar & Market sets for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with fresh and seasonal coldwater seafood. Taking centrestage of the lunch and dinner set menu is Skrei, a seasonal Norwegian Arctic Cod. Hinged on showcasing the fish’s quality and natural flavours, Skrei is prepared minimally with cep emulsion, spinach, red wine jus and crispy potato.
30 Stevens Road, #01-01
5) Stellar At 1-Altitude
Indulge your desires during the most romantic season of the year come February at Stellar at 1-Altitude, with an exclusive 6-course Valentine’s Day gastronomic experience. Celebrate this opportune season of love by dining right in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, against the breath-taking view of the city skyline.
Tease your appetite with Amuse Bouche of freshly-shucked oysters; and smoked salmon with pumpernickel ice cream. The meal continues with fresh catch and harvest – Scallop, seared with vanilla, leek, and truffle; and Garden – an ingenious rendition of your usual salad made with celeriac carpaccio, hibiscus, beetroot, and tomato caramel.
Tantalise your palate and spoil your partner with a choice of Lobster, a lobster ravioli doused in a sinful, nutty beurre noisette; or Foie Gras, caramelised with Jerusalem artichoke, arugula and passion fruit.
Complete the meal with the final dessert course – Roses, a hibiscus soup, served with rose nitrogen meringue, strawberry Orelys, and rosemary honey; and indulge in a charming petit four of Diamond Raspberry Truffles, for the finishing touch to this multisensory culinary experience.
Stellar at 1-Altitude
Level 62, One Raffles Place
The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival returns for its second edition from 30 March to 1 April at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS). The festival will feature a specially-curated line-up ofOn February 8, 2018 / By Nookmag
The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival returns for its second edition from 30 March to 1 April at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
The festival will feature a specially-curated line-up of 15 establishments recognised in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2017.
Each F&B concept will present their signature dishes at the event, and collectively showcase a wide variety of cuisines, from local to Japanese to French. Taking place over three days with two sessions running per day at The Coliseum in RWS, the MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival is a wonderful opportunity for gourmands to savor delicious offerings by these esteemed establishments in one seating, without having to travel to different corners of Singapore or join the long waiting lists and queues.
Gourmands will be delighted by the exciting addition of establishments such as hugely popular Man Man Unagi presenting their signature Una-Don, local favourite New Ubin Seafood whipping up their highly raved Heart Attack Fried Rice, as well as hawker establishments including Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring, 168 CMY Satay, and Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao.
Also lending muscle to this year’s edition are three-star Joël Robuchon Restaurant at RWS, which will dole out freshly-baked breads and desserts; one-star Song of India, which will present an exciting selection of Naans paired with Butter Chicken.
Bib Gourmand awardee A Noodle Story, which purveys Singapore-style ramen
Blue Ginger — one of Singapore’s few Peranakan restaurants which will prepare its popular Durian Chendol; and many more. All the participating establishments will showcase their most popular signature dishes at value-for-money prices starting from SGD3. All payments will be made by means of coupons and tickets can be purchased here
MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival
30 March – 1 April (Friday to Sunday)
First seating from 6pm to 8pm
Second seating from 8.30pm to 10.30pm
The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa
One of Taiwan’s hottest bubble-tea trends, Brown Sugar Boba Milk – 青蛙撞奶 (SGD3.80) is here in Singapore! Taking Taiwan by storm, the traditional style of bubble milk madeOn February 2, 2018 / By Nookmag
One of Taiwan’s hottest bubble-tea trends, Brown Sugar Boba Milk – 青蛙撞奶 (SGD3.80) is here in Singapore! Taking Taiwan by storm, the traditional style of bubble milk made from fresh milk and tasty pearls has long queues waiting to try the tasty beverage. Specially brought to our shores by R&B Tea, Singaporeans can now try this delicious bubble drink from today.
The stars of the Brown Sugar Boba Milk (青蛙撞奶) are their irresistibly soft and chewy tapioca pearls. Cooked for more than 3 hours with a unique in-house brown sugar recipe, the brown sugar gives the pearls a deep caramel flavor and fragrant aroma. Chew on the warm, soft pearls that have been fully infused with flavor. Fresh milk is then added to create a perfectly creamy contrast to the sweetness.
Named after the appearance of the pearls, which look like frog eggs, Brown Sugar Boba Milk (青蛙撞奶) is set to win the hearts of local bubble milk lovers.
R&B Tea also carries a line of premium signature milk teas. The Roasted Oolong Tea gets its smoky fragrance from tea leaves that are carefully roasted for 5-12 hours over charcoal to release the smokiness and sweetness from the leaves. This is perfect when paired with the Oolong Tea-Cream, a silky tea-infused foam dolloped atop R&B Tea’ specially-selected tea blends. R&B Tea is the only milk tea joint offering the elegant tea cream in town, and the creamy topping blends perfectly with the line of fragrant teas.
Well-known for their fruit teas, the signature Mighty Luffy (SGD6.80) and the Devil’s Booster (SGD4.20) are highly popular choices. These refreshing fruit teas come with generous servings of sliced fruits in the tea and are great for cleansing your palate after a heavy meal.
Over 500 stores worldwide, R&B Tea makes tea quality a top priority, as well as the mission to create an authentic local taste of Taiwanese milk teas.
Buy 1 Brown Sugar Boba Milk and get 1 free from today- 4 February.
#04-101/102, Koufu Cookhouse, Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
It’s time to gather your family for Prosperity as McDonald’s brings back familiar Lunar New Year favourites such as the Prosperity Beef and Chicken Burgers and Twister Fries.On January 25, 2018 / By Nookmag
It’s time to gather your family for Prosperity as McDonald’s brings back familiar Lunar New Year favourites such as the Prosperity Beef and Chicken Burgers and Twister Fries.
Prosperity Beef Burger® and Double Prosperity Chicken Burger®
The Prosperity Beef or Chicken Burger (available from SGD5.40) returns today in single or double patty options to ring in the prosperous occasion!
Dipped in the classic signature black pepper sauce, the grilled beef or chicken patty topped with slivered onions and tucked between a delicious soft sesame seed bun will keep you feeling lucky all day.
Looking for something more prosperous? The answer is Prosperity Feast, which includes our delicious Prosperity Burger (Beef or Chicken), along with the all-new Red Bean Pie, Twister Fries (M) and Lychee McFizz® available from SGD9.00.
Last but not least, customers can end their meal on a sweet note either by indulging in a Red Bean McFlurry® from SGD3.00 or have something light – Lychee Cones, available for only SGD1!
All items are available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® and Uber Eats from today, while stocks last.
Founded by a banker-turned-food entrepreneur, Stanley Seow, Sugarhaus is a dessert parlor, where customers can enjoy homemade ice-cream and desserts. His love for all things sweet and savoryOn January 24, 2018 / By Nookmag
Founded by a banker-turned-food entrepreneur, Stanley Seow, Sugarhaus is a dessert parlor, where customers can enjoy homemade ice-cream and desserts. His love for all things sweet and savory made him leave the corporate world to venture into the food and beverage industry. He even underwent lessons to master the intricate art of ice-cream making. His inspiration for bold flavors comes from his love of travelling and wanting to transform popular plated dessert into ice-cream. Incorporating mainly European flavors with his own twist, he has created flavors of ice-cream that has won over many customers’ palates, such as Sea Salt Toffee and Dutch Chocolate.
Located within Serene Centre at Bukit Timah is the year-old brand’s flagship store, which calls itself a place “where happiness is homemade”. Sugarhaus features a selection of European-inspired homemade ice cream. Even the flavors that are locally-inspired, such as Gula Melaka, have European element in them. At any one time, there will be 18 flavors of ice cream available on rotation. Stanley is responsible for most of the flavors, constantly experimenting with endless possibilities of flavor combinations. “Ice cream making is very much like mathematics. You have to really understand the different components of the flavors that you are trying to go for,” he shares.
A single scoop goes for SGD3.50++, while those looking to indulge can opt for the premium flavors. Priced at SGD4.30++ per scoop, the premium flavors stand out for the fact that they are richer and creamier than most commercial ice creams. The Dutch Chocolate, made with a concoction of different types of chocolates, is one of the best-selling flavors that remain on the menu. Another signature flavor is the Sea Salt Toffee, Sugarhaus’ rendition of the more common salted caramel flavor. The toffee adds a richer and more buttery taste to the ice cream.
Apart from ice cream, there is also an assortment of homemade desserts on display at the counter. Sugarhaus’ famous Taro Galaxy Cake has been recreated into the Galaxy Tart (SGD8++), made with a beautiful white chocolate mirror glaze and filled with chocolate mousse, raspberry jelly and chocolate crumble.
Next up is the Lemon Popsicle Tart (SGD8++). As its name suggests, the mouth-watering tart comes in the shape of a popsicle filled with lemon sable, lemon parfait and coated with white chocolate.
Fat Belly – Home of Alternative Cuts
Sharing a space with Sugarhaus, Serene Centre will also be home to a new sister brand, Fat Belly, a 10-seater speakeasy-style steakhouse that offers alternative cuts of beef such as Flat Iron.
Diners can look forward to a menu of alternative cuts of steak at night. The 10-seater speakeasy-style steakhouse will sit customers along a bar counter where they can interact with the chef and watch as their cuts of meat are being grilled. Here, there is a strong focus on lesser-known cuts, as these tend to boast stronger and more robust flavors.
Various cuts of beef, such as the USDA Grain Fed Angus Short Rib Steak (SGD25++), will be available on rotation, along with one of the highlights – USDA 150day Grain Fed Angus Flat Iron Steak (SGD22++), a cut of beef from the cow’s shoulder. This lesser known cut is relatively tender and packs a punch of flavors. All steaks come with a side of house salad and chimichurri sauce. There will also be one dessert exclusively available on Fat Belly’s menu: the Foie Gras Chocolate Bar (SGD12++) is served with foie gras ice cream, chocolate, caramel and apple jelly.
On weekends and public holidays, families with little tots can look forward to a special bouncy castle available at the spacious outdoor patio from 11am to 5pm.
Sugarhaus’ Second Outlet
Sugarhaus has opened its second outlet within retail landmark, Tampines 1. This is a unique tie-up with United Overseas Bank (UOB), where the dessert parlor will operate from the Bank’s adjoining retail space.
10 Jalan Serene, #01-03A
This new year, Atlas has launched its latest executive lunch menu which has been inspired by the French city of Lyon. Known for its long culinary traditions, LyonnaiseOn January 9, 2018 / By Nookmag
This new year, Atlas has launched its latest executive lunch menu which has been inspired by the French city of Lyon. Known for its long culinary traditions, Lyonnaise cuisine is a national phenomenon within France and favored by the French elite. In honor of this gastronomic city, Executive Chef Daniele Sperindo has interpreted its classic dishes ranging from traditional home cuisine to popular dishes created by famous chefs.
Highlights from January’s menu includes honeycomb veal tripe, pork andouillette, double boiled white onions stew for starters, red mullet with ratte potatoes scales ‘A la Bocuse’ for mains, and ‘Bugnes’ fried crispy biscuit, topped with chestnut ganache Mont Blanc style for dessert.
Head Sommelier, Mason Ng has curated a list of complimentary wines which are available for an additional SGD24 for two glasses of wine or SGD30 for three.
The Atlas Executive Lunch offers a choice between two or three courses and is available from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday. Prices range from SGD38 for a choice of two courses, to SGD48 for three courses.
600 North Bridge Rd
In an age of novel trends, Tablescape—a brand new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall—is a breath of fresh air. TablescapeOn January 5, 2018 / By Nookmag
In an age of novel trends, Tablescape—a brand new Modern European restaurant and bar located within the luxurious Grand Park City Hall—is a breath of fresh air. Tablescape focuses on delivering hearty, comforting favorites that can be enjoyed time and again, paired with artisanal cocktails, and extensive premium wine and craft beer lists – all underscored by attentive, unobtrusive service; the Tablescape experience connect tradition and modernity in a truly beautiful setting.
The restaurant accords a neoclassical interior design style which features decorative Peranakan- style accent floor, pastel-colored chairs, and plenty of natural light through its floor-to-ceiling windows. At the bar, one can choose to lounge comfortably at the private sofa seats with warm cove lighting or unwind with friends at the solid wood feature communal table that delicately connects the bar and restaurant. The interiors exude a quiet elegance, setting the stage for a cozy, relaxed time.
Fresh from his recent stint at The Carvery, Chef Robert has created a menu that is comfortingly nostalgic and showcases a timeless European repertoire, featuring starters like Steak Tartare, Veal Sweetbread, and Salmon Gravlax, with subtle updates that make the experience both familiar yet surprising.
Take his spin on the Steak Tartare (SGD24++), finely hand-chopped USDA beef—an example of impressive knife skills, carefully honed over time—mixed with the consummate red onions, gherkins, parsley, and capers, is stacked with a crackly, battered poached egg, bringing a new dimension to the dish. The Veal Sweetbread (SGD18++) is perfectly seasoned, pan-fried in butter; paired with an earthy ceps mushroom ragu and served in a delicately creamy pea soup. For a bright start to your meal, go for the Salmon Gravlax (SGD16++) — house-cured fish sits on a bed of crunchy, seasonal vegetables dressed in lemon- myrtle oil and a hint of dill, topped with a quenelle of cream cheese ice cream; the varying textures and temperatures add a welcome complexity to the classic dish.
For mains, the traditional lobster and fish pairing get an indulgent upgrade with Prosciutto Ham wrapped Monkfish and Maine Lobster on Risotto in Armagnac Lobster Bisque (SGD38++). Wrapped in a thin layer of prosciutto and pan seared, the monkfish is at once tender and substantial, plated up with butter poached lobster tail, and risotto in Armagnac bisque, where the Arborio grains are gently simmered in lobster broth and French butter, lending the dish a richer flavor. The Smoked Braised Black Angus Short Rib (SGD30++)—browned and braised with red wine, carrots, celery, and onions for 8 hours in the oven, completely tenderizes and soaks in all the delightful flavors of the sauce—is an all-time dinner favorite. Horseradish is pureed with potatoes to create a silky smooth, tangy side for the ribs and freshly roasted bone marrow completes the dish. Also on the a la carte menu, an offering of Josper-grilled meats and seafood are perfect for sharing. For an extra special treat, pre-order the Porchetta (market price), a meltingly tender stuffed pork roll with an extraordinarily crispy skin, carved tableside for at least 4 persons. Best served alongside the mains are your choice of sides (SGD6++ per item), which range from creamed spinach to quinoa with pumpkin.
The gorgeous Dessert Selection from the Trolley (SGD12)—the restaurant’s take on guéridon service—brings a bit of flair and fun to round off the dining experience, featuring a rotation of house-made sweets including Spicy Mango, a mango mousse cake encased in a shell of white chocolate, bringing the heat with the addition of pink peppercorns; the Raspberry Lychee with Almond Cake, a tribute to the classic Ispahan, offers a burst of tartness from the raspberry and the light sweetness of the lychee in a single bite; and Camembert Cheesecake, which presents a twist to the traditional cream cheesecake, served alongside perennial favourites such as meringue, lemon tart, and more. Chef Robert’s dedication to ensuring that each diner is brought on a journey through the classics, modernized with restraint, is evident through to the meal’s close.
Tablescape’s diverse bar menu showcases premium wines, craft beers, and the best of classic cocktails with a modern twist, well suited to the city dwellers. The cocktail programme focuses on a decidedly European approach accented with floral, savoury nuances including enticing, playful concoctions such as the refreshing The Affair (SGD20++) made with a coconut flavoured rum, house lemongrass syrup, and a tinge of pear brandy, or the Silly Superstition (SGD20++) made with Leblon Cachaca, Mancino Bianco Vermouth, pink guava, pineapple juice and finished with a sour plum powder rim.
Level 3, 10 Coleman Street
Grand Park City Hall
McDonald’s Singapore is welcoming the New Year with a new addition to its Signature Collection – the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger. To inject some excitement into its rangeOn January 3, 2018 / By Nookmag
McDonald’s Singapore is welcoming the New Year with a new addition to its Signature Collection – the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger. To inject some excitement into its range of premium and quality Signature Collection burgers, the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger will be introduced for a limited period, alongside customers’ favorite Buttermilk Crispy Chicken burger.
BBQ Pulled Chicken Burger
Presenting McDonald’s unique take on a Southern dish – say hello to the BBQ Pulled Chicken burger which boasts 100% white meat, pulled to perfection then smothered in smoky BBQ sauce. Topped with crunchy shredded purple cabbage and carrot, this flavourful assemble is a must for any chicken lover.
The BBQ Pulled Chicken burger Extra Value Meal, served with French Fries (M) and Coke (S), is available from SGD8.45. The burger is also available a la carte from SGD6.45.
The BBQ Pulled Chicken burger is available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery® from 4 January, while stocks last.
Buttermilk Crispy Chicken
Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside, the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken burger features a piece of whole-muscle chicken thigh flavored with buttermilk packed in a glazed burger bun. Served atop a bed of romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, creamy Colby cheese, drizzled with black pepper mayonnaise and topped with grilled pineapple rings, this burger is a bite of perfection.
The Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Extra Value Meal, served with French Fries (M) and a refreshing glass of Coke (S), is available from SGD8.95. The burger is also available a la carte from SGD6.95.
The Buttermilk Crispy Chicken burger is available after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery®.
Italian Herb Drumlets
Spice up your meal with the Italian Herb Drumlets, cooked to golden perfection and seasoned with oregano and basil.
The Italian Herb Drumlets is available from SGD2.20 for 2pcs and from AGD10.80 for 10pcs while stocks last from 4 January, after breakfast hours in all restaurants and via McDelivery®.
Apple Pie A La Mode (Strawberry) Apple Pie A La Mode (Hot Fudge)
Why choose between having an Apple Pie or Sundae for dessert when you can have both? Introducing Apple Pie A La Mode (SGD2.50) – enjoy this treat of velvety vanilla soft serve paired with warm and crunchy Apple Pie, drizzled with a choice of Hot Fudge or strawberry topping.
The Apple Pie A La Mode is available for a limited time from 4 January at all McDonald’s restaurants, Dessert Kiosks and via McDelivery® after breakfast hours while stocks last.
What’s Christmas without good dining options? Be it a simple light meal, or a lavish spread, if you’re wondering where to bring your family and friends to celebrateOn December 17, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
What’s Christmas without good dining options? Be it a simple light meal, or a lavish spread, if you’re wondering where to bring your family and friends to celebrate this festive season, this mini-guide will come in handy for you. From an affordable meal to exquisite fine dining, we want to help you find unconventional places to have a memorable meal at whatever time of the day you prefer to feast.
1) Aloha Poké
Put a Hawaiian punch into your festive season with The Aloha Poke Christmas Bowl! Carefully crafted with a generous serving of creamy avocado salmon and garlic shrimp with brown rice, and topped with a sprinkling of cranberries, watermelon radish, walnuts, pineapple, lime and vegetarian caviar, this power-packed poke bowl will leave you refreshed and wanting for more.
Available for lunch and dinner at all Aloha Poké outlets, the Christmas Bowl is priced at SGD15.90++.
Celebrate Christmas by the river with city beach café and bar, Summerlong! Enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones over a meal of delicious seafood dare and cheery liquid concoctions.
Created by Executive Chef Justin Hammond, the festive seafood platter consists of an assortment of freshly prepared hot and cold treats including house-made sauces and dips. Feast on the succulent Red Carabinero Spanish Prawns, tangy Scallop Ceviche with herb oil and jalapeno, Freshly Shucked Oysters, served with limoncello sorbet, and more.
The Summerlong Festive Menu costs SGD99++ serving two people, including a seasonally delicious Egg nog semifreddo, with hazelnut praline, and smoked cherries for dessert.
The Bar team has also specially created beverage options to complement the Summerlong Festive Menu. Made with rum, spiced nougat cream, egg yolks, almond milk, sugar, pimento and grated nutmeg, the Eggnog in the Sun (SGD19++) is comforting and boozy, delivering festive cheer in a cocktail.
60 Robertson Quay, #01-04
3) Neon Pigeon
Tis the season to be jolly! Modern Izakaya-style restaurant Neon Pigeon presents their Festive Menu (SGD99++) this Christmas season.
The Pan Roasted Loin of Venison is served with sweet potato, red cabbage, mataike crumble and a shitake teriyaki sauce. Inspired by Chef de Cuisine Dennis Smit’s memories of cold winters during Christmas back home in The Netherlands, this dish delivers a tingling festive joy with a unique Japanese influence. The red cabbage and sweet potato cream add freshness, while the assortment of beautiful mushrooms from Japan, including shimeji, eryngii, maitake and shitake, prepared in a variety of textures, offers an additional depth of enjoyment. The hearty dish is carefully finished with land seaweed for a touch of saltiness and color.
For absolute indulgence, the dessert, Pate a choux, is sure to hit all the right notes. Crunchy choux pastry is filled with a boozy chocolate-chestnut buttercreme, before being served with a side of matcha parfait and a tangy cranberry compote that brings the dish together. For additional crunch, the dessert is topped off with a buckwheat crumble.
1 Keong Saik Road, #01-03
Relish the wonders of a fairy-tale Christmas at Antoinette with the launch of its brand-new festive cake and decadent treats collection, artfully created by the award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong.
With 32 gastronomic delights – from its range of enchanting Christmas cakes and chocolates to its popular castella cake and macarons – the 2017 Christmas collection is bound to captivate the hearts of many with its magical theme.
Inspired by Singapore culture, Antoinette’s new festive savory menu also includes the brand-new Coffee Glazed Ham, perfectly infused with the richness of coffee aroma and taste and the latest Laksa Roast Chicken marinated and rubbed with a special blend of spices, before roasting to perfection.
5) Open Farm Community
Experience a touch of Minden magic this Christmas at Open Farm Community, where head chef Russell Misso and his talented team of culinary elves will be serving up a seven-course Christmas Eve feast and a three-course Christmas Day brunch, jazzed up with freshly foraged herbs and edibles straight from the garden. Treat yourself to divine dinner delights such as myrrh-smoked grey mullet mosaic carpaccio, plum and flower crab mille-feuille, and a cherry-tinted baked venison; or spend Christmas morning with the family and tuck into a festive brunch by the farm, featuring hearty offerings such as roast turkey carving, roasted chestnut soup, and eggnog french toast.
Open Farm Community
130E Minden Rd
Chef Damian presents his beloved heritage Eurasian Christmas recipes exclusively at Folklore. The Christmas menu features eight classic dishes of every Eurasian Christmas table; available for dine-in and takeaway.
A festive staple on Chef Damian’s Christmas table and his star favourite, Feng (SGD30++) evokes warm memories of young Damian helping and spending quality time with his grandfather in the kitchen. Taking as long as three days to prepare, the spices are carefully picked, air-dried and ground, and 20 kilograms of assorted pig’s offal are meticulously cleaned and diced.
Another standout dish is the Oxtail Semur (SGD26++), a traditional dark stew that traces its roots back to Indonesia. To prepare this dish, Chef Damian would insist on sourcing the fleshiest oxtail and cooking it for over 5 hours; simmering the oxtail with an aromatic mix of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, a large portion of shallots and Bombay onions, and finally rounding up with rice vinegar to bind all the flavours together. The result – a succulent meat dish with deep and pronounced flavours.
A festive meal will not be complete without desserts. Look forward to Sugee Cake (SGD10++), an Eurasian favourite that teases with its buttery rich, moist yet light and nutty crumb of almond meal.
Not to be missed is the rare heritage kueh – Putugal (SGD8++), a treat even Chef Damian himself has not made for the last 15 years. Deeply ripened Raja bananas are placed between layers of hand-grated tapioca – the layers themselves defined by colouring half of the tapioca with blue-pea flower. Once steamed, the putugal is sliced and coated with freshly grated coconut. The natural essence of banana lends a subtle floral note and a pleasant, light sourness.
700 Beach Road, Level 2
7) Monti at 1-Pavillion
Revel in an Italian-inspired Christmas by the waterfront at Monti at 1-Pavilion, decked out with bespoke Christmas dinners, enchanting jazz brunches, and lazy cruise rides around Marina Bay.
Make your Christmas morning an enchanting epicurean affair with a full-blown feast with la famiglia—complete with the Christmas croonings of Beverly Morata—and fritter the afternoon away with a complimentary cruise ride around Marina Bay.
Available on 24 and 25 December, feast like kings on a luxurious spread of indulgent seafood, decadent charcuterie and cheese platters, house-made pastas, and eggs done right. Satiate your meat hankering with a vivacious variety of festive carved-to-order meats, and be spoiled for choice with a selection of toothsome Christmas treats like pistachio financiers, mince pies, and sticky date yule log cake.
Throughout the month of December, enjoy De One Eggnog (SGD22++), a velvety Christmas concoction with warm spices that is traditionally reminiscent of the holiday season.
Monti at 1-Pavillion
82 Collyer Quay
8) The Botanico
On 24th and 25th December, brunch in a mellow setting with an earnest spread put together that is fitting of a Christmas sumptuous repast with Smoked Duck Potato Hash; ocean-fresh flavours of Spanish Mackerel with Ibérico chorizo risoni; and more meaty accompaniments like Grilled Pork Belly and Wagyu Petit Tender. Tingle your sweet tooth with a dessert of Xmas Pudding with vanilla sauce—a treat that is impossible to refuse.
For dinner, gratify in a family-style spread of delicacies like Sanchoku Wagyu Rump Roast; Carabinero; and Foie Gras Terrine. End the meal with a celebratory Christmas cracker on a plate—Xmas Pudding Rum Flambé.
Botanico at The Garage
Level 2, 50 Cluny Park Rd
Get ready to soak in the delights of the yuletide spirit as you feast on delectable indulgences from Bakerzin. Available from now, enjoy a convenient and lavish spread at home with a delish medley of ‘must-haves’ from Bakerzin Christmas de la Perfecto Takeaway Menu or select the festive feast packages that are specially catered for parties of six and above. Conveniently packed, simply heat it up before serving and your Christmas feast is ready!
Marinated overnight and roasted to perfect tenderness under controlled temperature, the Gochujang (Korean hot chilli paste) Capon is the Asian remix of a western traditional must- have. The stuffing in the capon is perfected with minced chicken, herbs and spices, together with the flavour-packed essence from within, this dish makes an excellent choice as a centrepiece this Christmas.
The succulent capon is infused with a taste of sweetness from the stuffing and is baked to a crisp golden brown. Served with Gochujang Sauce and Raisin Sauce.
Chocolate lovers are in for a sweet treat as you not only get to enjoy just one, not two, but three different flavours of chocolate cake logs. The Triplette Chocolat Cake Log is the pièce de résistance of Bakerzin’s festive menu. This is the ultimate pure chocolate treat with three classic flavours that will blow your mind; decadent chocolate, pure cream cheese, and caramel
Take the celebrations to SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar where the cosy ambience will set the mood for an elegant gathering, ending with exchanges of gifts and great memories.
Partake in a 5-course festive menu ($86++ per person), starting with an amuse bouche of trout confit with a vodka chantilly, topped with avruga caviar. Followed by a Potato Pavé with crème fraîche, pancetta, chives, whole grain mustard and furikake.
For the mains, the “Holly” Seafood Fettucine is inspired by the season’s colours and features orange and green noodles of housemade fettucine, intertwined with grilled Spanish octopus, Scottish mussels, prawns and seared scallops in a white wine sauce.
A generous portion of the Twice-Cooked Christmas Turkey Roulade is the piece de resistance of the menu. Sous vide and shallow-fried turkey meat is generously stuffed with a braised chestnuts and mixed mushrooms duxelle, complemented by a spicy satay peanut butter sauce.
The “Christmas Fruit Cake” rounds up the sumptuous spread on a convivial note with homemade rum ice cream atop and candy confetti sprinkled over.
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
#02-01, 41 Robertson Quay
Indulge this December and get into the festive spirit with ATLAS’ new executive lunch and Christmas afternoon tea set. For lunch, begin the feast with highlights from theOn December 11, 2017 / By Nookmag
Indulge this December and get into the festive spirit with ATLAS’ new executive lunch and Christmas afternoon tea set.
For lunch, begin the feast with highlights from the executive menu, which includes chestnut velouté, comté cheese and truffle dumpling for starters, the baby wellington, Parma ham, roasted chestnuts and lentils under mains and end with the thirteen desserts of Christmas, a modern take on the traditional French Christmas dessert ‘lei tretze dessèrts’.
The ATLAS Executive Lunch offers a choice between two or three courses and is available from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday. Prices range from SGD38 for a choice of two courses, to SGD48 for three courses. An additional SGD24 for two glasses of wine or SGD30 for three glasses of wine is also available.
The Juniper Bush joins in on the festivity with its first-ever Christmas Edition of the Juniper Flight at ATLAS, with three fun, fruity special Christmas Edition Gins blended with supplementing tonics for SGD38.
In addition to the executive lunch menu and the Juniper Flight, ATLAS is fully embracing the holiday season with the introduction of the Christmas Afternoon Tea set. ATLAS French style scones, Christmas cake cranberries, coconut snowman and crab croquettes are just some of the highlights from the set. Guests can choose from an extensive selection of fine teas from the ATLAS Selection (SGD 52) or the Prestige Selection (SGD 56). The set can also be supplemented with a glass of bubbly.
Each component of the ATLAS Christmas Afternoon Tea is hand-made to order.
600 North Bridge Road
Since its opening, Moosehead has always thrived comfortably in the middle of a paradox: edgy and hyper-wired, yet also pluralistic, inclusive and laid-back. The new introductions to Moosehead’sOn December 3, 2017 / By Nookmag
Since its opening, Moosehead has always thrived comfortably in the middle of a paradox: edgy and hyper-wired, yet also pluralistic, inclusive and laid-back. The new introductions to Moosehead’s dinner menu are no different, reflecting exciting new inspirations from chef Seuma’s year with Moosehead including the different collaborations with international and local chefs and hawkers.
Yet one thread ties them all together: the heart of the Moose continues to pulse through the dishes. Like the Mediterranean cuisine and culture Moosehead’s heart is made of, they showcase the flavours and freshness of the produce.
Consider the burrata, zucchini, Thai basil peso and curry leaves dish. At first glance, the dish is simple, but this belies the thought behind it – this is a masterful play on flavors and textures. With just three different components – the sparkle of the crunchy house-pickled zucchini, the rich zinginess of a Genovese-style pesto made with Thai basil and the aromatic crispiness of deep-fried curry leaves – the delicate sweetness and rich creaminess of the Italian burrata is brought out even more fully.
The octopus with fried potato, red pepper puree and paprika is another prime example of a seemingly simple dish with careful thought behind it. The octopus used is from the pure seawaters of New Zealand, and the tentacle slices are carefully prepared to preserve the fresh ocean flavor, and texture that is bouncy on the inside, and crunchy on the inside.
Even a dish that looks purely Asian-inspired such as the hokkaido scallop crudo has more to it than meets the eye. The thinly sliced ponzu-marinated housemade verjus pickle marinade and garnished with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.
Those who are hesitant about eating lamb and mutton will be startled by how good the grilled lamb chops are. Purposefully choosing to serve the shoulder rack of Australian lamb, this dish is seasoned with Korean chili flakes, Maldon salt and spices such as coriander and cumin. Moosehead’s lamb chop will offer pleasure and satisfaction in every single aspect.
End off the meal with something cool and sweet, inspired by childhood delights and recent collaborations. The chocolate mousse served with salted caramel, vanilla ice cream and crunchy peanut clusters offers an irresistible sweet-salty combination, boosted by the cold, paradoxically airy-creamy textures of the mousse and ice cream, then anchored by the granular chocolate-y crumb of the bed of chocolate soil its served on – almost as if this was the lovechild of a dizzying whirlwind affair between a snickers bar and artisanal vanilla ice cream.
Moosehead Kitchen Bar
110 Telok Ayer Street