First, Shake Shack announces that they’ll be opening in Jewel Changi Airport.
Now, another American fast food chain has announced that they will be opening in Singapore – say hello to Fatburger![caption id="attachment_36760" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption]
Most of you would be wondering what Fatburger is, because our American fast food vocabulary is limited to Shake Shack, In-N-Out, Wendy’s and McDonald’s.
To start off, there is no affiliation to FatPapas or FatBoy’s.
All-American Fast Food
Fatburger has actually been around since 1952 and voted as America’s Best Burger on many occasions.[caption id="attachment_36771" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption]
It’s odd that they’ve managed to stay out of Singaporeans’ fast food radar, considering that they have outlets in Japan, Beijing, and the Philippines.
Now that they’ve decided to open in Singapore, the first 2 stores will be opening in OneKM Mall in Katong and Velocity at Novena Square.
Here’s a look at what the stores are expected to look like.[caption id="attachment_36767" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36768" align="aligncenter" width="1472"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36769" align="aligncenter" width="1472"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36770" align="aligncenter" width="1472"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption]
If you think this is just another run-of-the-mill fast food chain, think again. Every burger is cooked upon order using fresh lean beef, chicken, or turkey.
While the full menu has not been revealed, we do know that you can choose to customise your burger in 4 available sizes – Single, Double, Triple, and Quadruple.[caption id="attachment_36761" align="aligncenter" width="923"] Image Credit: FatBurger[/caption]
The last fast food chain that offered multi-layered burgers was Wendy’s (and we all know what happened to her). But here’s to Fatburger bringing it back because we’re all for customisable meals.
For sides, there’s your standard skinny fries, fat fries (chips), sweet potato fries, and onion rings. We’re loving this inclusivity. #AllSidesMatter[caption id="attachment_36762" align="aligncenter" width="917"] Image Credit: FatBurger[/caption]
That’s not all, they even offer Buffalo Wings – traditional, boneless, and tenders.[caption id="attachment_36763" align="aligncenter" width="1076"] Image Credit: FatBurger[/caption]
To go with your burger, fries and buffalo wings, how about some milkshakes?[caption id="attachment_36766" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: FatBurger Singapore[/caption]
FatBurger has 4 flavours to choose from – Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Cookies & Cream.[caption id="attachment_36765" align="aligncenter" width="852"] Image Credit: FatBurger[/caption]
The first outlet to open will be at OneKM, on 7 September 2018. The outlet at Velocity @ Novena Square will open a week later, on 14 September 2018.
Are you excited to try Fatburger?
(Header Image Source: FatBurger Singapore)
Back in April, we had a One Piece pop-up store at 313 @ Somerset for a week, which was the first One Piece-themed attraction/establishment that we’ve had.
This coming November, the Thousand Sunny and the Straw Hat crew will be back once again and docking in Resorts World Sentosa![caption id="attachment_36754" align="aligncenter" width="2100"] Image Credit: Otakukart[/caption]
That’s right, from 27 November 2018 to 1 January 2019, the Straw Hat crew will be taking over the Maritime Experiential Museum for the Hello, One Piece Exhibition![caption id="attachment_36753" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Image Credit: Toys&Figurine[/caption]
A pirate crew, in the Maritime Experiential Museum. How apt.
At the moment, there’s not much details revealed about the upcoming exhibition. All we know is that it’ll be at the Maritime Experiential Museum for slightly over a month.
For those of you wondering where the museum is, it’s that first few sections that you pass through when visiting the S.E.A Aquarium.
Entry to the Maritime Experiential Museum is $6 for children aged 4 to 12, $5 for senior citizens, and $9 for Singaporean adults.
In the meantime, this post will be updated once more information is released. Do keep checking back!
‘Hello, One Piece’ Exhibition
Venue: Maritime Experiential Museum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date: 27 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Contact no.: 6577 8888
(Header Image Source: MyAnimeList)
Let me just start off with a disclaimer – I’m a huge fan of steak.
So imagine my delight when I learned that I was going to be sampling Wagyu beef bowls one fine afternoon.
A short ride on my Grab later, I find myself in the heart of the CBD, at TOKIDON.
Beef Appreciation 101
Some background – TOKIDON is the new brainchild of the people who brought us sake gastrobar Kabuke, with the aim to educate customers and make them more discerning when it comes to beef.[caption id="attachment_36711" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Standing at the helm of this new venture, is Head Chef, Rio Neo.[caption id="attachment_36712" align="aligncenter" width="1776"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan[/caption]
Chef Neo started working in the kitchen when he was younger, helping out in his parents’ economic bee hoon stall, preparing ingredients and cooking. It is this experience which inculcated in him the belief that simple ingredients can produce big flavours, and that not everything has to be expensive to taste good.
He would later encounter the variety of Wagyu beef, as well as the different cuts and preparation methods during his time working in Fat Cow.
His stint in Kinki also equipped him with the know-how when it comes to food presentation and seamless fusion of different cuisines.
These experiences would subsequently culminate in TOKIDON’s menu.
A Beef-ed Up Menu
TOKIDON specialises in Wagyu beef bowls.[caption id="attachment_36713" align="aligncenter" width="1181"] Image Credit: TOKIDON[/caption]
Chef Neo uses Grade 6 and Grade 9 Australian grass-fed Wagyu beef in the rice bowls.
For those of you who don’t know what the rankings mean, Australian Wagyu goes by the ranking of 1 to 9, with Grade 9 Wagyu having the best marbling (fat to lean meat ratio).[caption id="attachment_36714" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: TOKIDON[/caption]
He mentions that he personally sources for the farms that raise the cows, to ensure that they live in optimal conditions and that the way the cows are slaughtered plays a part in the quality of the beef.
“Happy cows equals to delicious beef”, he quipped.
TOKIDON serves up 4 cuts of beef – Wagyu Tenderloin, Wagyu Striploin, Striploin, and Wagyu Shortplate.[caption id="attachment_36727" align="aligncenter" width="1776"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan[/caption]
If you’re new to Wagyu beef, Chef Neo recommends the Gyu Don ($11.90) which uses Striploin. It has a balanced fat to lean meat ratio, so it won’t be too rich and jelak after finishing a bowl.[caption id="attachment_36715" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
But for those of you looking for something a little different, go for the Wagyu Sukiyaki Don ($17.90) which uses Wagyu Shortplate. It’s a unique cut of beef that’s offered at TOKIDON.[caption id="attachment_36716" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Wagyu Shortplate is usually braised or slow-cooked to offset the chewy and tougher texture of the cut. At TOKIDON, the Wagyu Shortplate is sliced thinly and cooked sukiyaki-style, before it’s served in the beef bowl.
The result is a Wagyu beef bowl that makes Yoshinoya’s Gyu Don retire in shame.
Chef Neo’s personal favourite, however, is the Truffle Wagyu Don ($23.90), which uses Wagyu Striploin and is dressed with a house blend of truffle and soy sauce.[caption id="attachment_36717" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
For the accompanying pescatarians, TOKIDON didn’t forget about you guys. They have a Salmon Cha Soba ($16.90) which comes with a teriyaki-glazed, sashimi-grade salmon served on a base of green tea soba and an onsen egg.[caption id="attachment_36718" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
If you’re looking to reduce your carb intake, you can choose from a salad or cha soba for other base options.
While the mains are great, the sides aren’t lacking either, with options such as Tori Karaage skewers with Yuzu mayo ($1.90), Fried Ebi skewers with Mentaiko sauce ($1.90), Spicy Corn Cup ($3.90), and Wagyu Suji Miso Soup ($3.90).[caption id="attachment_36719" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
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The side that stood out to me was the Wagyu Suji Miso Soup. It was an interesting creation and I’ve never seen it served in Singapore.
Chef Neo explained that he tries not to waste any part of the beef, so he used the wagyu trimmings to make the soup, and mixed in miso paste for additional flavour.
“Suji is actually a dish I came upon when I was in travelling in Japan, where it was served in traditional restaurants. It’s like a stew that the Japanese usually prepare in Winter. It’s very comforting”, said Chef Neo.
This is a side dish that you have to try. It’s worth every cent.
TOKIDON also has a Sunakku menu that starts at 3pm. The only items on the Sunakku menu currently are the Wagyu Sliders ($12.90) and Wagyu Bolognese ($9.90).[caption id="attachment_36721" align="aligncenter" width="1776"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_36722" align="aligncenter" width="1776"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan[/caption]
The Wagyu Bolognese comes served with buttered, toasted slices of foccacia, which goes incredibly well with the Wagyu Bolognese.
The beverage menu features authentic Japanese canned drinks (from $2.90) and cup sakes ($11.90).[caption id="attachment_36723" align="aligncenter" width="5164"] Image Credit: TOKIDON[/caption]
Happy hour begins from 4pm to 9pm and every order of 10 beers or 5 cups of sakes will get you one-hour of FREE FLOW TORI KARAAGE. This is not a joke.
Food aside, TOKIDON has also collaborated with local artist and creator of Kult Magazine, Gallery & Studio, Mojoko, and Flabslab to come up with official merchandise.
Get the limited edition “Tok-Tee” for $59.90, or the adorable 8-bit acrylic keychains at $9.90 each, or $26.90 for a set of 3.[caption id="attachment_36724" align="aligncenter" width="2552"] Image Credit: TOKIDON[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36725" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
What’s more, with every purchase of a beef bowl at TOKIDON will earn you a chance to try your hand at their Gachapon machine where you’ll stand to win any of the acrylic keychains or meal vouchers.
So if you ever get the craving for wagyu beef, TOKIDON is the place to go, with really affordable (there’s no GST) and high quality Wagyu beef bowls, perfect for the uninitiated or seasoned wagyu connoisseur.
As for me, I’m definitely returning for more wagyu beef bowls because I am officially converted.
TOKIDON has just announced island-wide delivery with all orders made through the their website, with free delivery on orders $100 and above![caption id="attachment_37390" align="aligncenter" width="3017"] Image Credit: TOKIDON[/caption]
If you’ve been longing to feast on their beef bowls, TOKIDON has also released the Beef Bowl Party Set which is great for a group of six. The set comprises of two Gyudon, two Sukiyaki Wagyu Don, two Truffle Wagyu Don with two Tori Karaage, two Corn Cups and six Green Tea for $99 only (U.P. $136.40).
A $20 delivery charge applies for all orders under $50 and just a $10 delivery charge for all orders above $50.
Now, you can enjoy TOKIDON’s repertoire of gourmet beef bowls, featuring only the best Grade 6 Wagyu slices and Grade 9 Sukiyaki Wagyu, in the comfort of your home or office.
Address: 16 Raffles Quay, Hong Leong Building #B1-33, Singapore 048581
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 9pm
Contact no.: 9151 9572
(Header Image Source: TOKIDON)
If you’re like me and find that most of your income is going to food delivery services, then I’ve got great news.
As of today, Deliveroo has REMOVED minimum spending for orders in densely populated neighbourhoods such as Jurong, Woodlands, Sengkang, Punggol and Tampines!
This isn’t the full list, don’t worry. I’ll get to it below.
Say Goodbye To Minimum Spending
Previously, users will have to hit a minimum spending of $12 to be able to complete your order and have it delivered.[caption id="attachment_35599" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Deliveroo Singapore[/caption]
But not anymore! Because let’s be honest, the function only ended up with more food wastage and excessive spending for no particular reason.[caption id="attachment_36667" align="aligncenter" width="400"] GIF Credit: tenor[/caption]
Now, here’s the full list of neighbourhoods that will have $0 minimum spending implemented.
- Ang Mo Kio
- Boon Lay
- Bukit Batok
- Bukit Panjang
- Choa Chu Kang
- Jurong East
- Jurong West
- Pasir Ris
Other than these heartlands, the $0 minimum spend will also be implemented in the Central Business District (CBD) but there’s a catch – it’s only applicable for orders BEFORE 6pm.
Anyway, this is great news for people like me who use the food delivery service a lot because having to constantly find people to pile on the orders to hit minimum spending is tedious.
With this change, there’s no better time to download and use Deliveroo!
(Header Image Source: Deliveroo)
If you were at the Ramen Revolution back in July, you might’ve bumped into this restaurant’s booth at the event and watched Food League SG’s own competitive eater, Zermatt Neo, scarf down their signature gyozas.[caption id="attachment_36644" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @chaochaosg[/caption]
Introducing Chao Chao Gyoza.
As the name suggests, they specialise in gyoza. All kinds of gyoza.
Gyozas For Days
Chao Chao Gyoza might be a new Japanese joint in Singapore, but it already has outlets in Japan, as well as Philippines and Hong Kong.[caption id="attachment_36648" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Chao Chao Gyoza SG[/caption]
The quaint izakaya situated in Novena serves up gyoza in assorted flavours. You can expect to find traditional gyoza flavours such as Cabbage, Ginger Pork, and Spring Onion Pork.
For those of you more adventurous, Chao Chao Gyoza also has Curry, Onsen Egg and Cheese, Cabbage with Sriracha and Mayo, and even a seafood Kani and Ebi gyoza.[caption id="attachment_36650" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Image Credit: Burppler Blanche Tan[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36651" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Image Credit: Burppler Xing Wei Chua[/caption]
Some of their bestselling gyoza flavours are the Prawn, Garlic Pork with Kimchi Sauce, Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese, and the extremely local-sounding Salted Egg Chicken.
Don’t miss out on their signature Chao Chao Gyoza ($4.90 for 8, $$7.90 for 16).[caption id="attachment_36646" align="aligncenter" width="803"] Image Credit: Chao Chao Gyoza SG[/caption]
These gyoza are served a little differently from the others, in that they’re panfried and served together rather than individually, like gyoza usually are.
The signature gyoza are filled with minced pork, handmade daily and use less oil in the cooking process. I can’t help but wonder if the “less oil” is because they’re all cooked together at once.
But anyway, while Chao Chao Gyoza specialises in gyoza of all sorts, it does not comprise the entire menu.
If you’re like me and believe that gyoza are side dishes and not mains, then go for the more substantial Wagyu Abura Soba ($16.90) which uses 80% buckwheat soba noodles and Australian 400-day grain-fed Wagyu.[caption id="attachment_36653" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @chaochaosg[/caption]
There are plenty more sides available to go with your order of gyoza. Either come with a big group or be prepared to make multiple visits if you’re planning to try everything on the menu.
Chao Chao Gyoza
Address: 103 Irrawaddy Road, #01-05 Royal Square @ Novena, Singapore 329566
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 12am
Contact no.: 6352 0200
(Header Image Source: Chao Chao Gyoza and Burppler Blanche Tan)
Growing up, I’ve always envied the ones living outside of the West side of Singapore because the food was always guaranteed to be better, more varied, and even cheaper.
So after hearing my colleagues rave about food in Hougang for months, I decided to head to Hougang and try the food for myself.
The destination? Hougang Hainanese Village.[caption id="attachment_36631" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
And here are the 5 dishes to go for when you’re there.
1. Qiu Yun – Tom Yum Ban Mian[caption id="attachment_36618" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Ban Mian is a standard coffeeshop and hawker centre staple. There’s always a stall that sells ban mian, sliced fish soup and the likes. But not all are good.
However, that’s not the case at Hainanese Village. Qiu Yun is a simple store selling ban mian, mee hoon kway, sliced fish soup, and some Pu Tien-style dishes.
They even have Garoupa Head Fish Soup for those with a more adventurous palate.
I got the Tom Yum Ban Mian ($4) and wasn’t really expecting much. I’ve never been a big fan of ban mian. I’m okay with it but it’s usually not a first choice.[caption id="attachment_36619" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
So I was genuinely surprised when the noodles remained springy without becoming soggy, even though I left it for a good 10 to 15 minutes, just busy getting more dishes.[caption id="attachment_36620" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The Tom Yum soup isn’t too spicy or salty either, which is good because I know of stall owners who are heavy-handed with their Tom Yum paste.
That being said, $4 for a decent-sized bowl of Tom Yum Ban Mian is actually worth it, though they could be a BIT more generous with the minced meat.
2. Yi Liu Xiang – Nasi Lemak[caption id="attachment_36621" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Yi Liu Xiang serves up Chinese-style Nasi Lemak and you know it’s good because the queues are crazy long.
I managed to jump into the queue before 6 others hastily lined up behind me. Lord. I remember thinking to myself, “It’s JUST Nasi Lemak, why is it so hyped?”
First off, $2.50 for a simple plate of Nasi Lemak with a fried fish fillet, omelette and ikan bilis seemed a bit ridiculous to me. I can probably get the same at Ananas for $2.[caption id="attachment_36622" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Boy, was I wrong. The fried fish fillet was STILL crispy despite being left out for a while, and it wasn’t too oily. It also had a satisfying crunch that was lacking in most fish fillets.
Now, as with all Nasi Lemak dishes, the make-or-break ingredient is the chilli. Yi Liu Xiang’s chilli was a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and not too spicy that it’ll make you reach for your drink.
12/10 will return and queue for this. Do come early though (before 10am), some of the ingredients sell out VERY early.
Yi Liu Xiang
3. Hup Huat White Carrot Cake[caption id="attachment_36623" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
As its name suggests, this stall only sells white carrot cake.[caption id="attachment_36628" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
For $2.50, you get a plate of White Carrot Cake that looks more like a fuyong omelette.
Each plate is cooked upon order and the smell is DIVINE. If you like your carrot cake crispy, this is it.
The chilli doesn’t overpower the taste of the carrot cake, and the omelette has a tinge of wok hei to it, making this extremely satisfying to eat.
Honestly, this is how carrot cake should be prepared islandwide. Make this a thing please.
Hup Huat White Carrot Cake
4. Lai Xing Cooked Food – Duck Kway Chap[caption id="attachment_36624" align="aligncenter" width="3605"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Kway Chap is traditionally served with pig offal and pork belly. But not here.
At Lai Xing Cooked Food, they serve up Duck Kway Chap. And for $2.50, it’s actually a very decent portion for one.[caption id="attachment_36629" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
You get a small platter of fish cakes, tau pok, braised hardboiled eggs, and duck intestines. Since I shun offal like the plague, I decided to acquaint myself with the remaining ingredients.[caption id="attachment_36630" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
The fish cake is fresh and springy with bits of vegetable in the fish paste.
Though the tau pok today seemed a little undercooked, I’m going to give them the benefit of doubt considering that it was early and the tau pok hasn’t been braised thoroughly enough to be sufficiently soft.
But all in all, Duck Kway Chap is an interesting dish and I highly recommend that you try it too.
Lai Xing Cooked Food
5. Shun Quan – Soya Beancurd With Gingko Nut[caption id="attachment_36625" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
As I was busy getting the other 4 dishes, I saw a few tables with soya beancurd.
And let me just clarify that I LOVE SOYA BEANCURD. So I tracked the source and found Shun Quan.
I was very surprised and had to double confirm the price when I ordered the Soya Beancurd with Gingko Nut. It’s only $0.80. WHAT.[caption id="attachment_36636" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Price aside, the beancurd was so soft, it’s barely solid. It just disintegrates as soon as it leaves the spoon.
The gingko nuts provide a nice contrast in texture from the (literally) silky smooth beancurd.
By far the best tau huay I’ve ever had. Rochor beancurd who?
So there, if you’re at Hainanese Village in Hougang, eat these. Legit no horse run. Also, all 5 dishes cost us a total of just $12.30.
The place is nestled deep within the Hougang neighbourhood so here’re some buses that you can take to the Hainanese Village.[caption id="attachment_36632" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] Image Credit: DiscoverSG[/caption]
Oh, and come with at least 1 other person because seats are hard to come by.
(Header Image Source: DiscoverSG)
It seems to be the season of flea markets and bazaars, with many popping up around Singapore.
Happening over 2 weekends, 17 to 19 August and 24 to 25 August 2018, the MOX Parade will be taking over the space at SOTA level 1!
[caption id="attachment_36586" align="aligncenter" width="1018"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Momotataki, Twocuriously, Lovelystrokes, Lunaliliputian, and even our favourite Kettle Gourmet will be there selling popcorn in locally-inspired flavours.
That’s not all, there will also be mini workshops by Lyn from Yumumu and Vanessa from 3oddducks, who will be teaching how to make a wooden photo frame without using glue, and how to paint your own concrete tealight candle holder!
If you pay using OCBC PayAnyone at the MOX Parade, you’ll get $2 cashback, limited to the first 10,000 transactions.
So why not pop by the MOX Parade this weekend and the next? Who knows, you might find something you like.
Venue: SOTA, School of the Arts, Level 1, 1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968
Date: 17 – 19 Aug, 24 – 25 Aug 2018
Clash Of The Thai-tans: Top 5 Dishes To Try At This Upcoming Thai Food Festival
(Header Image Source: Fleawhere)
While Singapore is burning up, no thanks to this accursed weather, I still find the appetite for Thai food.
If you’re a big fan of Thai cuisine, then you’ll be happy to know that the Chang Sensory Trails Food Festival is back for its third edition at The Lawn @ Marina Bay![caption id="attachment_36561" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
Organised by Thai beer brand, Chang, the food festival spans 3 cities in 3 continents and features our 3 favourite things – food, art and music.
This year’s festival will showcase 24 dishes from 8 Thai restaurants in Singapore – Aroy Dee, Bangkok Jam, Baan Ying, Gin Khao, Little Elephant, Long Chim, Tamarind Hill, and Un-Yang-Kor-Dai.
But in a sea of 24 signature Thai dishes, I’ve singled out the ones that you NEED to go for because OH MY GOD they’re good.
Let’s get to it.
1. Aroy Dee – Thai-Style Prime Ribs[caption id="attachment_36565" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
You know when you order premium Bak Kut Teh, and they serve a HUGE rib bone in a tiny bowl?
This is that, but instead of it cooked in a peppery broth, the prime rib here is simply fried enough to keep it juicy and served with Aroy Dee’s signature sauce.
2. Gin Khao – Watermelon Fried Rice[caption id="attachment_36566" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
When we saw this, I was VERY confused, to say the least. I mean, Pineapple Fried Rice took a while for my tastebuds to grapple with.
Then Gin Khao decides to take things to another level with their Watermelon Fried Rice. And it’s quite loaded – it comes with salted egg fish skin, nuts, floss, and watermelon cubes (of course).
If you’re looking to expand your food horizons, then you need to try this.
3. Tamarind Hill – Deep Fried Prawns With Crispy Noodles[caption id="attachment_36567" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
This dish is almost like a deconstructed dragon beard roll that’s traditionally found in dim sum menus. Prawns and a crispy fried strands of carb. This combination has proven to work, and this is no exception.
4. Little Elephant – Grilled Pork Neck[caption id="attachment_36568" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
While this dish sounds simple, it’s packing a lot of flavour. Pork neck is a cut of meat that’s evenly marbled and is never dry.
Grilling is one of the more common cooking methods for pork neck and it’s a simple way to bring out the flavour and texture of the cut of meat.
If you want something easy to eat, this is it. Don’t forget to dip it with their chilli sauce!
5. Un-Yang-Kor-Dai – Grilled Chicken[caption id="attachment_36569" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Image Credit: Chang Sensory Trails[/caption]
This dish is a classic recipe from the city of Khao Yai in Thailand. Half a chicken is marinated with coriander and white peppercorns before being grilled to perfection.
So simple yet so good. Plus, it’s healthier if the chicken isn’t fried, right? *wink* Now excuse me while I enjoy my healthy grilled chicken.
A Multi-Sensory Festival
Of course, other than the food, you can expect entertainment in the form of musical performances by cover bands, O.K Ready! and 53A.
Watch 53A perform at the National Day Parade 2016 below.
The food festival spans 2 days, 31 August to 1 September 2018, at The Lawn @ Marina Bay and most importantly, ENTRY IS FREE!
So if you’re in the mood for some authentic Thai food, there’s no need to travel all the way to Bangkok.
See you at the Chang Sensory Trails Food Festival!
Chang Sensory Trails Food Festival
Venue: The Lawn @ Marina Bay
Date: 31 Aug – 1 Sep 2018
Time: 4pm – 10pm
(Header Image Source: Chang Sensory Trails)
If there’s an instrument that I want to learn besides the accursed recorder, it’s the Saxophone.
And it’s thanks to this musician that ignited my love for the saxophone – Kenny G.[caption id="attachment_36553" align="aligncenter" width="1656"] Image Credit: Kenny G[/caption]
Fans of Kenny G will also be glad to know that the beloved saxophonist will be performing in Singapore on 8 November 2018 at The Star Theatre!
He last performed in Singapore back in 2015 and this time round, he will be featuring his album The Brazilian Nights.
Listen to The Brazilian Night below.
Ticket prices go from $78 to $328. Early bird ticket sales go live from 20 August 2018 to 2 September 2018 exclusively for MasterCard holders.
You can purchase your tickets from SISTIC.
If you love your Bossa Nova, don’t miss Kenny G live in Singapore!
Kenny G Live In Singapore
Venue: The Star Theatre
Date: 8 Nov 2018
Price: $78 – $328
(Header Image Source: Kenny G)
There’s always something for Singaporeans to do every weekend.
And this coming September, foodpanda, in partnership with Sunshine Nation, will be hosting bites & vibes, a pop-up block party at Amoy Street![caption id="attachment_36538" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: bites & vibes[/caption]
Don’t worry, the event is open to public with free admission. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, on to the vendors!
Dine from 10 different food stalls at bites & vibes.
Taste the best of Greek food from ALATI, dumplings from Dumpling Darlings, delightful sandwiches and burgers from Park Bench Deli and Burger Joint, empanadas and more from BoCHINche, asian fusion dishes from Ding Dong and cool down with Ben & Jerry’s![caption id="attachment_36539" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: ALATI[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36540" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @dumpling.darlings[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36541" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: @parkbenchdeli[/caption]
Vatos Urban Tacos will also have a booth at bites & vibes, serving up their signature Korean-Mexican fusion dishes! Don’t miss out on their Galbi Short Rib Taco! (It’s REALLY good.)[caption id="attachment_36537" align="aligncenter" width="645"] Image Credit: Burppler PeanutLoti PB Sandwich[/caption]
Of course with all this food, you need some drinks to wash it all down and the mixologists from Proof & Co. have got you covered with their refreshing cocktails. PengWine will also be there serving glass after glass of wine and sangria and hosting wine tastings.
If that’s a little too fancy, how about just getting a nice cold mug of beer from Tiger?
The event will also be plastic-free – all packaging will be made from biodegradable sugar cane pulp.
Cash, NETS, Credit Card and DBS PayLah are all accepted payment methods at bites & vibes.
No block party is complete without the activities! Though there’s no retail market here, there are a few activities that you can take part in!
Take part in a workout session by F45 Training or WeBarre, or relax and stretch in a yoga session with Pure Yoga. Ohmmmm….[caption id="attachment_36542" align="aligncenter" width="1422"] Image Credit: bites & vibes[/caption]
These sessions are all free and you can sign up here.
That’s not all, you can expect performances by local artists such as Sam Rui, Sobs, Maricelle, and DJ Sivanesh Pillai!
There will also be international artists such as DJ Mack Hampson, Toppings, and Bari Rumbles Brass!
With so much to eat, drink, do and listen to, the bites & vibes pop-up block party looks set to be a great way to spend Sunday!
bites & vibes
Venue: Amoy Street
Date: 9 Sep 2018
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