Cereals-ly? Get Your Cereal Fix At The New Kellogg’s Cafe For Just $2 A Bowl
If you’ve ever thought that taking a quick coffee break, powering through a work project, or just catching up with a friend would be better over a bowl of cereal, Kellogg’s Cereal Kafe at Ang Mo Kio Hub is the casual hangout spot of your breakfast-loving dreams.
Although it’s located in the not-so-exciting, auntie-paradise that is FairPrice Xtra, this new space sees cereal fans dropping by for a quick bowl. It may not be as cool and edgy as its overseas counterparts, but if you’re really craving for a bowl of Coco Pops or Froot Loops, it’ll do the trick.[caption id="attachment_38515" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Kellogg’s Singapore[/caption]
Cereal For Days
Open daily from noon to 8pm – meaning you can’t have cereal for breakfast, oddly enough – Kellogg’s Cereal Kafe offers a variety of cereal, pastries and dessert.
Flavours in the selection includes Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Frosties, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies, Mueslix and Special K. Each $2 serving comes with either full cream or low fat milk.[caption id="attachment_38514" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Kellogg’s Singapore[/caption]
Before you start complaining that you can make a bowl of cereal yourself at home, the menu includes more than just a cereal bar with a wide array of toppings, including goji berries, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds ($0.50 each) which you can add to your bowl.[caption id="attachment_38513" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Kellogg’s Singapore[/caption]
Not feeling up for cereal? They offer a variety of heavenly desserts served with yoghurt and delicious pastries such as cupcakes, muffins, cakes, cookies, and mini bread loaves as well.[caption id="attachment_38516" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Kellogg’s Singapore[/caption]
With a variety of options and limitless customisations, Kellogg’s Cereal Kafe should elicit return visits from any cereal fan!
Kellogg’s Cereal Kafe
Address: FairPrice Xtra, #B2-40 Ang Mo Kio Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm, daily
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Missing Bangkok? Head To Soi 19 To Get Your Thai Wanton Mee Fix For Just $4 A Bowl
When it comes to Thai food, I order the same three things every time — green curry, basil chicken and an omelette.
Any self-respecting chef serving Thai grub will have no problem cooking these classic dishes, and they’re so tasty and reliable that i’ve never really seen the need to try anything else.
In a way, this “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset has stunted my knowledge of Thai cuisine, so when I was told that I’d be eating Thai Wanton Mee I honestly thought that it was some kind of Southeast Asian fusion dish.[caption id="attachment_37098" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] (Image Credit: Discover SG)[/caption]
Turns out Thai wanton mee is actually pretty similar to Singapore’s, but prepared in a different style. Same same but different, basically.
For the uninitiated (I can’t be the only one…right?), the main difference between “regular” wanton mee and the Thai version is the absence of any sauce, resulting in a drier dish that places a heavier reliance on the noodles for flavour. The ingredients remain mostly the same though, with the inclusion of char siew, vegetables, and of course, wantons.
Bang(kok) For Your Buck
When it comes to eating Thai wanton mee in Singapore, there’s only one name that you need to know: Soi 19.[caption id="attachment_37096" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] (Image Credit: Discover SG)[/caption]
Named after the street that houses the famous SabX2 Wanton Mee in Bangkok, founder Ng Sing Chow set up his first outlet in Ang Mo Kio back in 2012, and has since opened two more outlets in Jurong and Kovan that see long queues every day.
This isn’t a case of culinary appropriation either. Ng — who previously worked in the clothing industry and had zero f&b experience — actually learned his recipe from his god brother in Thailand, and painstakingly tried 20 noodle varieties before finding one with the right texture.
His efforts have certainly paid off, because the noodles are without a doubt the star of the show here. Despite having no sauce, they’re infused with a rich, eggy flavour, and have a bouncy, al dente texture that makes it effortless to chew on. I seriously think I could’ve eaten a bowl of them without the ingredients.[caption id="attachment_37097" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] (Image Credit: Discover SG)[/caption]
That’s not to say that the ingredients aren’t good, though. The char siew used here is less sweet than what you’d usually expect — a deliberate choice, according to Ng’s daughter Claire — and it balances out the noodles’ strong taste. The larger bowls also include a few slices of fish sausage, which strangely enough taste like bak kwa (I’m still trying to figure that one out myself).
And then there’s the crispy pork lard, which is made in-house on a daily basis. The Ang Mo Kio outlet is famous for offering a free flow of these crispy bites, but this unfortunately isn’t available at the other two stores in the interest of cost. It’s a shame, considering that a small amount already adds yet another dimension of savoury goodness to an already-varied taste.[caption id="attachment_37099" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] (Image Credit: Discover SG)[/caption]
And what would a wanton mee be without…well, good wantons? The dish includes both the crispy and soft variety, and they’re quite literally bursting with flavour thanks to a generous amount of minced meat within each of them. Throw in some juicy greens for good measure, and you have an extremely hearty and satisfying meal for as low as $4.
You’d think that a wanton mee with no sauce would be less flavourful than its gravy-laden counterpart, but Soi 19 has converted my wanton allegiance to team Thai.
Earlier in our interview, Claire tells me that the goal was not to produce an exact replica of Thai wanton mee, but instead use it as an inspiration to create a version that appealed to the local palate (“60% Thai, 40% Singaporean”, she says).
Having tried a bowl for myself, I can safely say that they’ve succeeded.
Soi 19 Kovan
Address: 9 Yio Chu Kang Road, #01-56, Singapore 545523
Opening Days: Tuesday to Sunday
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 10pm
Soi 19 Ang Mo Kio
Address: 151 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Singapore 560151
Opening Days: Wednesday to Sunday
Opening Hours: 7am – 3:30pm
Soi 19 Jurong
Address: 130 Jurong Gateway Road, #01-211, Singapore 600130
Opening Days: Tuesday to Sunday
Opening Hours: 7am – 4pm (7pm on Fridays)
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Last Chance To Catch The Food Trucks At Market On Wheels – Ends 9 Sept At AMK Hub
Remember when Market On Wheels took over Bugis Junction back in June?
If you missed the first edition of the container pop-up market, no worries, here’s your last chance to catch the food trucks at Market On Wheels.
From now till 9 September, head down to AMK Hub for IG-worthy food and shopping! Here’s what you can expect.
A Sugar Rush by Cereal Citizen
You might’ve seen them at previous events like Artbox. Cereal Citizen was founded by local blogger and influencer, Bong Qiu Qiu. They’re known for their signature Crododo, which is a quirky little creation of a cross between a croissant and a donut.
Basically, a donut with the texture of a croissant.[caption id="attachment_37058" align="aligncenter" width="1680"] Image Credit: @cerealcitizen[/caption]
If you love everything unicorn, then you’ll love their Unicorn Milkshake and Unicorn Crododo ($8) which is topped with an adorable unicorn meringue.[caption id="attachment_37063" align="aligncenter" width="1004"] Image Credit: @oyhz[/caption]
Grilled Meats From The Swag Social
Brought to you by the people from The Swag Social who were also at the previous Market On Wheels, they offer grilled Yakiniku Ribeye Beef Cubes ($10), Grilled Salmon Mentai ($9), Donburi, fries & refreshing mojitos![caption id="attachment_37061" align="aligncenter" width="1278"] Image Credit: @oyhz[/caption]
Local Delights by Abracowdabra
Serving up a combination of Singapore and Thai flavours, you can expect unique dishes such as Crab Phad Thai ($10), Satay Beef Phad Thai ($9) and Satay Chicken Phad Thai ($7).
For the satay lovers, the fragrant nutty satay sauce along with the aromatic tinge of spice from the sambal chilli makes for a sweet & spicy combination that would suit those with a lower threshold for spice![caption id="attachment_37062" align="aligncenter" width="1216"] Image Credit: @mysweetlittletooth[/caption]
Each bowl of phad thai comes with a runny egg yolk and a medley of spices such as spring onions, chilli flakes and fried shallots.
Deep Fried Treats by Ha-Mess
If you’ve never had fried oreos or fried toblerone, it’s about time that you do!
Each set goes for $4 each![caption id="attachment_37064" align="aligncenter" width="948"] Image Credit: @oyhz[/caption]
Expect to find an aesthetically-pleasing range of food available from other vendors such as Hasan Istanbul for your kebab fix as well as Charms Cafe for their Over the Rainbow Gelato Ice Cream ($7) which comes with Mango, Yuzu, Raspberry topped with Green Apple Nata, Aloe Vera, Mango Jelly.
And if it’s anything like Bugis’ Market on Wheels, there’ll also be designated photo spots for you to snap pictures for the gram!
Market On Wheels (AMK Hub)
Address: AMK HUB, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933
Date: August 3 – September 9
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am-9pm, Sat – Sun:11am-10pm
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This Young S’porean Sells Traditional Nonya Kueh On Instagram Using His Ah Mah’s Recipes
Making Nonya Kueh is not a typical career path most Singaporean men would take fresh out of National Service.
Most of us would dream of being teachers, doctors, engineers but this 23 year old decided to take on a whole new challenge and sell Nonya Kueh using his Ah Mah’s recipes.
Meet Keith Su, a 23 year old whose love for kueh spurred him to take his fondness for pastries a step further – by making them from his kitchen and selling them on Instagram (@ahmahzingsg).[caption id="attachment_36044" align="aligncenter" width="1352"] Image Credit: @ahmahzingsg[/caption]
Exploring Traditional Food With Ah Mah
Operating out of his kitchen in his family flat in Ang Mo Kio, Keith started taking in orders in April 2018, selling nonya treats like Kueh Salat and Kueh Bingka Ubi via Ahmahzing‘s Instagram Account.
The name is a play on the words ‘ah mah’ (meaning grandma, in hokkien) and ‘amazing’.
“I wanted a name that reflects the concept of heritage and tradition,” he shares. Which led him to to think about his grandparents and that his happiest childhood memories stem from being pampered by ah mah.[caption id="attachment_36045" align="aligncenter" width="1346"] Image Credit: Keith Su[/caption]
“While I was serving National Service, I spent my free time visiting public libraries and borrowing cookbooks,” he added.
He would study the recipes and experimented with them until he got it right.
“The Kueh Salat took me about four attempts before I actually got it right and when I did, the feeling of satisfaction was indescribable,” he quipped. His first successful attempt at making the technically-challenging Kueh Salat, spurred him on to try other recipes, building up his repertoire, one kueh at a time.[caption id="attachment_36046" align="aligncenter" width="1722"] Image Credit: @ahmahzingsg[/caption]
It wasn’t just the positive comments he received that spurred him on, it was his personal interest and love for kueh that motivated him to do better.
While most millennials would prefer a sugar-packed cupcake to a more traditional Ang Ku Kueh, Keith believes that kueh is something that we are all familiar or grew up with, and hence we will crave for it from time to time. It is this symbolic value about kueh that makes it more than just a commoditised product.[caption id="attachment_36047" align="aligncenter" width="1344"] Image Credit: @ahmahzingsg[/caption]
One of the best-tasting kueh in his arsenal would definitely be the Ang Ku Kueh. The chewy red skin is made from sweet potato which he boils and then mashes before adding coconut milk and oil to get that supple, chewy texture. Tucked within is generous filling of mung beans.
Keith also recently started selling Soon Kueh which took a lot of trial and error to get the right texture and thickness of the skin. He shared that the Soon Kueh requires a lot of effort from start to finish: from slicing the turnip into thin strips, to rolling out the dough and stuffing them into dumplings. Lots of attention to detail is required to ensure that the dumplings are not overstuffed or else they will split open while steaming.[caption id="attachment_36048" align="aligncenter" width="1940"] Image Credit: @ahmahzingsg[/caption]
Always on the adventure to explore other kinds of Kueh, Keith expressed that his current interest is in Teochew Kueh. He is also intrigued by the Hainanese Yi Buah, which is less commonly known. He also plans on doing more pop-ups and looking at more locations to set up shop. Who knows, Ahmahzing might just set up shop at a neighbourhood near you.[caption id="attachment_36052" align="aligncenter" width="1340"] Image Credit: @ahmahzingsg[/caption]
“Kueh is more than just a snack; it is part of our childhood and unique to our local culture,” he added.
I mean, let’s be real. Most of us would rather eat a real good Kueh Salat over a lemon meringue tart any day.
Interested in Keith’s homemade Nonya Kueh? Check out Ahmahzing’s Instagram page and maybe order a few for your Ah Mah to try!
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Meet S’pore’s Spice Boy And His Muji-Style Spice Shop In AMK
He’s a 28 year old Spice Maker in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_34992" align="aligncenter" width="4240"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan / Vulcan Post[/caption]
Anthony the Spice Maker is a hipster looking spice shop tucked away in Ang Mo Kio’s wet market. At first glance, anyone would think it’s a fancy stall selling tea leaves or coffee beans. Take a closer look and you’ll realise that it’s a shop selling spices.
Let’s be real, most of us would look at him and think, “Sure not this Chinese boy can sell Indian spices?”[caption id="attachment_35016" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Well, you’ll be surprised. He’s a Chinese boy with an Indian soul. He knows his spices inside out. He added, “For a Chinese guy, I can handle spice pretty well.”
If you were to ask any millennials whether they cook, 70% would probably say no. Eating out everyday seems like an easier option. If you ask me to replicate my mom’s home cooked dishes, I’ll probably give up and order McDonald’s instead.
Heck, I bet half us don’t even know the names of the different spices to begin with.
So that’s where Anthony The Spice Maker comes in. He makes cooking easier for all you millennials out there who are learning how to cook.
The Spice Mecca
The store was first started by Jack’s grandfather in 1986. After completing his National Service obligations, Jack was finally hit with the realisation that he needed a job. That’s when his father, Anthony, told him to join the business. Since then, Jack has been running the Ang Mo Kio outlet while his father runs the one in Chinatown.[caption id="attachment_35015" align="aligncenter" width="3974"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan / Vulcan Post[/caption]
Naturally, a first time cook will feel intimidated stepping into this shop.
“So many spices? Where do I start?”
Jack will come to your rescue. If you’re a newcomer, he’ll take his time to explain the differences between the ready-made rempahs that are available in the fridge and the dry spice blends that are packaged nicely in those brown paper bags.
The spices that he sells are perfect for busy young couples or home cooks. If you’re working a 9 – 5 job, you know that all you want at the end of the day is a quick simple meal. He explains that if you’re someone with a busy lifestyle, he’ll recommend the ready made rempah which is crafted for time-starved customers.[caption id="attachment_35017" align="aligncenter" width="3999"] Image Credit: Melissa Chan / Vulcan Post[/caption]
He prides in the fact that he uses high grade spices to make his rempahs. No preservatives, M.S.G. and artificial additives are used in the making of his rempahs. So if you’re health conscious, this is the healthier option as compared to buying those instant rempah you can get at most supermarkets.
If you’re a slightly advanced home cook and you trust that people won’t get food poisoning from your cooking, he will recommend getting the dry spice blends which you can use to adjust to your preferences. We heard that their best selling Curry Powder Singapura has quite a bit of a kick to it![caption id="attachment_35018" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Best part, his spices are basically dummy-proof. Each packaging comes with a label that lists the ingredients and an instruction that explains what it is used for.[caption id="attachment_35019" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
While the spice blends and rempah are available online, I highly recommend going down to the outlet instead. You’ll be able to interact with him and get a better understanding of what you’re buying.
However if you are pressed for time, you can check out the available spices online. In fact, if you know anyone who’s missing home cooked flavours, they ship their spices as well.[caption id="attachment_35026" align="aligncenter" width="2040"] Image Credit: Anthony The Spice Maker (Chinatown)
Address: 335 Smith Street, #B1-169, Chinatown Complex, Singapore 050335
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 8:15am – 3:30pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact No.: 9117 7573
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If You Like Blackball, This Dessert Shop Will Have You Questioning Your Loyalties
If you’ve been to Taiwan, you’ll know that one of the snacks the country is well-known for is its Jiu Fen Taro Balls.
Sold along the streets of bustling Jiu Fen, these coloured balls are chewy and are served alongside other ingredients such as sweet potato and green tea balls, in red bean, green bean or sweet potato soup.
A party of flavours and textures, if you’re a fan of these dessert bowls and are a strong believer that ‘the more the toppings, the better‘, you’ll love Nine Fresh‘s local spin on the Taiwanese classic.[caption id="attachment_30985" align="alignnone" width="3975"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
If this is the first time you’re hearing of Nine Fresh, you’re missing out!
Nine Fresh is a dessert stop that has been serving up quality cups of the delicious dessert for almost 5 years now.
That is, cups of grass jelly, beancurd, or ai-yu jelly (or a mixture of the three) heaped with beans (red bean, green bean, pinto bean, eight treasure bean), balls (mini taro ball, taro ball, durian ball), flavoured pearl jelly (aloe vera, mango, lychee, passionfruit), black pearls, and many more toppings.
At Nine Fresh, they’re all about keeping traditions fresh, and recently, they’ve done exactly that by rolling out 2 new series of desserts.
Nine Fresh Goes Local
The first is its Local Flavours series, which consist of dessert creations inspired by some of our favourite local desserts, including Chendol and Cheng Teng.[caption id="attachment_30980" align="alignnone" width="2787"] L-R: The Cheng Teng Cup, Durian Yin-Yang, The Chendol Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
The Chendol Cup ($3.80) has a grass jelly base and is topped with green chendol jelly, attap seeds, red bean, and taro balls.
With (almost) all the ingredients you’d typically find in a chendol dessert, this is a far less sweet variant of the coconut milk-heavy dessert.
The Cheng Teng Cup ($3.80) also has all the good stuff you’d find in the traditional dessert: pong tai hai, lotus nut, barley, and sago. These are served over a wobbly ai-yu jelly base. And of course, you can’t forget the taro balls![caption id="attachment_30984" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Image Credit: Chee Kuen[/caption]
As durian lovers, our favourite is the Durian Yin-Yang, a half beancurd, half grass jelly base that’s topped with black sugar jelly dice, taro balls, and a generous scoop of rich durian puree – yes, actual durian flesh. The flavourful and creamy durian, combined with the array of chewy and QQ ingredients in the cup make it a winner – and all for just $3.90.
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Another exciting addition to Nine Fresh’s offerings is the Fanspiration Series, a bunch of cups and flavours that are essentially customer-generated.
The best-selling flavour and ingredient combinations based on Nine Fresh’s data, gathered from its create-your-own-cup promo this year, you can’t go wrong with these flavours that are beloved by many, many Singaporeans.[caption id="attachment_30981" align="alignnone" width="3024"] The Yin-Yang Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
Some of these items in this series include the all-black The Black Cup ($2.90), the all-white The White Cup ($2.60), and The Yin-Yang Cup ($2.90), which is half black and half white – at least when it comes to the base.[caption id="attachment_30982" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Aww In One Cup (Image Credit: Chee Kuen)[/caption]
If you simply can’t decide between the bases (or love them all equally), the Aww In One Cup cup contains all three of them.
This cup comes piled with black pearls, taro balls, and mini taro balls on top. If you’re a first timer to Nine Fresh, we suggest you go for this so you can sample a little bit of everything and figure out which you prefer!
From there on, you can customise your own cup and create your own perfect combination of ingredients.
With so many decadent desserts out there, from rich chocolate treats to lava toasts, Nine Fresh is – literally – a refreshing change from the lot.
Priced very affordable from $2 to $3.90 for one of their pre-set cups, Nine Fresh’s desserts are a lighter option with so much to offer in the way of taste and flavour!
The next time you’re craving a refreshing dessert, make sure to pop by one of Nine Fresh’s 16 outlets – you won’t be disappointed!
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Prodigal Roasters Has The Most Bizarre Cheese Tart Flavors To Complement Their Seasonal Coffee Menu
Prodigal Roasters pride themselves on their own roasted beans, which differ every single month as they are constantly getting in new beans from all over the world.
But we think its the ultimate pairing of their freshly brewed coffee and interesting bizarre cheese tart flavors that got to us.[caption id="attachment_29808" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Freshly roasted (Image Credit: Prodigal Roasters)[/caption]
Their bizarre cheese tarts somehow works
Get this, their bestseller is a Miso Cheese Tart, which tastes as delicious as it sounds bizarre. The miso caramel sauce is drizzled over a creamy cheese tart before its served. The sauce is kind of similar to salted caramel, but miso-style.[caption id="attachment_29782" align="alignnone" width="640"] Tart’s up! (Image Credit: Natalie Wong via Burpple)[/caption]
If you prefer your tarts to be on the chocolate-y side, go for their Rocky Road Tart. The thick and fudge-like chocolate is slightly bittersweet (it uses dark chocolate), and is full of crunchy nuts and chewy marshmallow.
Another interesting one to try is the Sweet Potato Tart, which is mixed with chocolate and tinged with the mellow sweetness from the sweet potato.
On a superfood diet? Get the Acai Cheese Tart.[caption id="attachment_29783" align="alignnone" width="730"] Superfoods in desserts so that you don’t abandon your diet. (Image Credit: Xing Wei Chua via Burpple)[/caption]
Classic flavors like lemon meringue and creme brûlée are also on the menu if you want to play it safe.
Something more substantial?
Prodigal Roasts started out selling tarts, but have since expanded to selling hearty mains in limited portions. Just like everything else, the menu is not fixed, so there’s no saying what you’ll get.
The chefs at Prodigal Roasters are very open to ideas from customers, which results in pretty unusual dishes. If you really want to be kept updated on their latest food creations, follow their Instagram!
Just a couple weeks ago, they had an interesting burnt cream pasta, which comes topped with pomegranate, one week old fermented onions, capers, celery and dusted with coffee grounds. Your tastebuds will be working overtime![caption id="attachment_29773" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Coffee in pasta? (Image Credit: Prodigal Roasters)[/caption]
The only drawback is that these creations are not permanent fixtures on the menu (even though we think they deserve to be), but don’t be afraid to ask the chefs to whip something up on the spot.
They’ll try their best to oblige, although this is not always possible as they might not have the ingredients on hand.
Journey all over the world with their seasonal roasts
The guys at Prodigal Roasts love experimenting with their coffees as much as they love experimenting with their foods.
You can expect new coffee flavors every month as they are constantly trying out new bean profiles from all over the world. Taste coffees from Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Ethiopia, Thailand, Rwanda and more.[caption id="attachment_29809" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Bring home some beans! (Image Credit: Prodigal Roasters)[/caption]
They also sell freshly roasted beans if you can’t get enough of your brew. Get some beans so that you can make your own cuppa whenever the cravings hit you.
Whether you’re a coffee lover or just want to try something new this cafe is definitely worth a trip to the heartlands for!
Address: Blk 625 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 #01-112, Singapore 560625
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 12pm – 10pm; Sat – Sun, 9am – 5pm; Closed on Wednesdays
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Raise The Woof On Your Dog’s Birthday With Treats From These 5 Pet Bakeries
Your pet’s birthday (or barkday) is round the corner. Sure, the fur kiddos may not actually know what the occasion is, but why not treat them to some birthday goodies anyway? Put the kibbles aside for a day and pamper your pet with baked treats from these paw-some bakeries.
1. Barking Good
This artisanal pet bakery serves up tons of pet-friendly treats that are preservative-free, made from all-natural and human-grade ingredients and AVA-licensed to boot. (And yes, the grub here is in fact barking good.)[caption id="attachment_28467" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image Credit: Barking Good[/caption]
Get a bouquet of floral-decorated Pupcakes ($30) or indulge in a made-to-order whole Personal Cake (from $28)! Think juicy, succulent meat fillings on the inside, frosted with your favourite colours on the outside.[caption id="attachment_28468" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pizza Thins (Image Credit: Barking Good)[/caption]
Besides the usual baked goods, Barking Good also doles out unconventional pet treats fresh from the kitchen. Get your pup a Pizza Thin ($18) made of lean, minced meat and assorted vegetables baked into a crispy cheddar & apple thin-crust base.[caption id="attachment_28469" align="aligncenter" width="600"] D24 Durian Tartlets (Image Credit: Barking Good)[/caption]
And when durian season comes around, your fur kids can indulge in the nation’s favourite fruit too. Treat them to some of Barking Good’s Durian Tartlets ($17)—made from durian, organic oat flour, organic brown rice flour and eggs.
Address: 128 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #01-1849, Singapore 560128
Contact no.: 8121 0241
2. The Barkery
From broths to cakes, The Barkery is where you can pick up some luxury eats for your posh pooch.[caption id="attachment_28471" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: The Barkery[/caption]
Indulge your pet in a slow-cooked bone broth ($9.80 for 350ml) that’s cooked for over 48 hours, made of real beef and pork bones, and frozen into adorable bone and paw-shaped blocks. Or treat them to a hearty serving of mutt-loaf ($15) made of ground meat and vegetables![caption id="attachment_28285" align="alignnone" width="2048"] The Big Paw (Image Credit: The Barkery)[/caption]
Planning a party for your paw pals? Order up one of The Barkery’s signature Big Paws ($68). This massive cake feeds up to 15 dogs, and sure packs a punch while making for a nutritional treat—it’s made with minced meat, wholemeal flour, rolled oats, molasses, eggs and celery.
Address: 326 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427583
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm; Sun: 10am – 6pm
3. Bossi Paws
If adorable cake designs are what you’re looking for, Bossi Paws is the place to check out.[caption id="attachment_28432" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Bossi Paws’ sushi cake (Image Credit: Bossi Paws Facebook)[/caption]
Go crazy and order an extravagantly decorated birthday cake for your pup’s next barkday, or pick up a batch of made-to-order pupcakes to simply spoil your furry kiddo with.
The cakes here are so Cake Boss-worthy, they’ll definitely up your ‘gram game. Think sweet treats made in the stylings of a massive sushi, topped with salmon chunks, and delicately-frosted pupcakes beautified with strawberries that are cut to look like flowers.
Address: 110 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288000
Contact no.: 8858 6661
4. Feed My Paws
The cakes at Feed My Paws are handmade with lots of love by professional dog-sitter-slash-cake-maestro Crystle.[caption id="attachment_28474" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Organic Tarts (Image Credit: Feed My Paws)[/caption]
Her pet-food business started in her days of pet-sitting, where she’d make nutritional and healthy meals from scratch for the pets in her care. Crystle also keeps up a DIY recipe blog, if you’re looking for some food inspo![caption id="attachment_28473" align="aligncenter" width="598"] Image Credit: Feed My Paws Facebook[/caption]
Variety is the name of the game here. Feed My Paws does it all, from Mini Donuts ($22.50+) to cheese crackers and organic pupcakes. Feed My Paws also doesn’t forget the feline friends! Here, you can pick up a treat for your cat in the form of Salmon Chips ($15) or tasty Fish Jerky ($9).
Feed My Paws
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 12pm – 6pm; Sat: 12pm – 2pm; Closed on Sun & Mon
5. The Snoring Dog Gourmet
When you’re man’s best friend, you surely deserve nothing but the best. The Snoring Dog is where you’ll get it.[caption id="attachment_28475" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: The Snoring Dog[/caption]
Specialising in custom-made fancy cakes, The Snoring Dog’s kitchen doles out elaborately-decorated layer-cakes complete with custom figurine cake-toppers.
The figurines are made of polymer clay, carved according to your dog’s dietary needs or party theme, and in the image of your pup. Who can say no to a mini Lucky!
The Snoring Dog Gourmet
Address: 47 Mandalay Rd, Singapore 308227
Opening hours: Thu – Tue: 10am – 6pm; Closed on Wed
With these great bakeries, you and your fur kid will be spoiled for choice, so ditch the dog food and let them eat cake!
Want to pamper your pup even further? Check out some pet-friendly hotels in Singapore that will treat your dog like royalty.
(Header Image Source: Feed My Paws)
Hide & Seek: Find These Hidden Books In Your Neighbourhood And You’ll Get To Keep Them.
Fancy playing hide and seek with books?
Starting from today to 24 February, there’ll be 50 published books hidden all across Singapore’s 5 heartland areas!
Placed in public spaces such as walkways, benches, parks and void decks, you will get to keep a book if you find it.
What’s this all about?
A project supported by the National Arts Council, the Buy SingLit movement aims to celebrate Singapore’s literature.
Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits have come together, all in the effort of encouraging the discovery and appreciation of stories from Singapore, by Singaporeans.
Epigram Books has joined in the Buy SingLit Project with the ‘SingLit Heartland Book Drop’. The 50 hidden books are from Epigram books and will include picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, literary fiction and many more.
Through this initiative, Epigram Books hopes that more people will discover and enjoy Singapore’s literature, as well as support local writers.
When you’ve found a book, tag @epigrambooks on Instagram. Include the hashtags #BuySingLit, #HoldSGInYourHands and the serial number on the book. You’ll receive an e-voucher for a discount on your next purchase with Epigram Books.
So put on your running shoes, grab an empty backpack, and get ready to pick up some books!
Location of hidden books
The books will be hidden in the following areas from 17 to 26 February 2017:
- North: Ang Mo Kio (17 February 2017)
- South: Telok Blangah (22 February 2017)
- East: Tampines (23 February 2017)
- West: Clementi (24 February 2017)
- Central: Bugis-Bras Basah (24 February 2017)
For hints on the hidden book, click here. It’ll be updated with each dropped book!
Buy SingLit Movement
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7 Places To Buy Whacky Games That Aren’t Monopoly: From Game Of Thrones To Cards Against Humanity
What happened to the good old days when we sat around playing Monopoly with friends and family? That’s right, that game made or broke relationships with its ridiculous rules on land and property owning.
If you’re looking for board, card or team games that don’t jeopardise your relationships, check out these 7 places to go game shopping!
1. Toy Brick Station – Cards Against Humanity
Find all your board and card game needs at Toy Brick Station, where games suitable for all ages can be found.[caption id="attachment_20571" align="alignnone" width="800"] (Photo credits: Toy Brick Station)[/caption]
That includes the outrageously funny, sometimes inappropriate but always a treat to play – Cards Against Humanity!
Cards Against Humanity
Unlike most card and board games, where victory and ruthless strategy is required to win, this card game brings people together with laughter.[caption id="attachment_21591" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits: https://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com)[/caption]
A party game for anywhere between 3-20 people, each player first draws 10 white cards.[caption id="attachment_21592" align="alignnone" width="800"] (Photo Credits: https://cardsagainsthumanity.com)[/caption]
In each round, 1 player will be the Card Czar pull out a black card and show it to the group.
Everyone else will have to answer the question or fill in the blank on that black card with 1 of their white cards, placed facedown on the ground.
Going in a circle, everyone presents their answer, and the funniest card wins the round![caption id="attachment_21593" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits: https://www.wired.com)[/caption]
Multiple versions of Cards Against Humanity can be found in their store, and it’s time to check out what else can be answered to the age-old question: What is Batman’s Guilty Pleasure?
Toy Brick Station
Address: 10, Jalan Serene, # 02 – 09/10/11, Serene Centre, Singapore 258748
Constantly updating their stock with the latest in board and card games, you’ll most likely find latest releases with ToyTag.
One of which is 7 Wonders. To be played in groups of any number between 2 and 7 players, this card game is split into three ages (rounds).
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The premise of the game is simple: Each player is first given an ancient civilisation (one of the 7 wonders of the world).
Each player gets 1 resource, 3 coins and 7 cards and plays a card by placing it in their play area.[caption id="attachment_21523" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits:
Some cards require resources to be played. If you don’t have that resource, you can buy it from the player next to you.
After everyone has had a turn playing and paying for their cards, everyone passes on their deck to the person to their right or left (based on the age of the players).
This continues until everyone is left with 2 cards in their hands, at which point one of the cards must be discarded, and the second age begins.
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With each age comes cards that are more powerful, but they’ll also require more resources. Apart from buying them or using what you have, you can use chaining, where the earlier cards tell you what it can build for free and how. Alternatively, you can discard a card for 3 coins.
The game ends after the 3rd age, and the player with the most victory points wins.
With the Pantheon Expansion, Leaders Expansion and Wonder Pack, 7 Wonders fans buy all of them from ToyTag and have a ball of a time with friends.
Address: 1 Maritime Square, #03-58, HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253
Tel: 6276 7268
3. Gamesaurus Rex – A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
Dedicated to board and card game fanatics who are looking for a place to play, Gamesaurus Rex was founded in 2012 to meet the needs of its passionate audience.
A FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store) and a Gaming Events venue, Gamersaurus Rex allows you to buy a wide range of Board Games, Card Games and Miniature wargames amidst the daily gaming events in store.
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A Game of Thrones: The Card Game
Season 7 of Game of Thrones is coming soon, and what better way to start theorising away than to play the Game of Thrones yourself?
A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is a Living Card Game (LCG) from the second edition onwards. Unlike a Collectible Card Game (CCG), a LCG offer regular expansion packs and deck-buildings. You’ll also be able to avoid the blind-buy purchase of CCGs.[caption id="attachment_21526" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits: Youtube)[/caption]
Played between 2-6 players, each player plays as 1 of the 8 different factions of Westeros in a bid to control the Game of Thrones.
The game starts with 2 cards: a draw deck that represents the forces a player has at his/her command, and a plot deck for developing and managing a long term strategy.[caption id="attachment_21527" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits: https://www.shutupandsitdown.com)[/caption]
As the game progresses, with Faction, Plot, Player and Title cards, Gold, Influence and 1st Player Tokens and Power Counters, the first player to get 15 power wins the game.
Thankfully, the core game set includes a booklet explaining the rules of the game in detail. To get the best out of this game, purchasing the many expansion packs is a must.[caption id="attachment_21528" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits: https://www.shutupandsitdown.com)[/caption]
You can find fellow A Game of Thrones: The Card Game players at one of Gamesaurus Rex‘s many daily, weekly and monthly events.
Address: 259A, Upper Thompson Rd, Singapore 574386
Board Games Rejuvenate has even set up its storefront in a certain manner because they wanted customers to be able to look, see and touch the board games itself.
Cold War: CIA vs KGB
A fast-paced 2 player card game, each player assumes the role of either the CIA or the KGD in determining the outcome of the Cold War.
With each round representing a year of conflict, a single country or event becomes the main focus of the USA and the USSR. Each player will send in a spy (Agent Card) to infiltrate and manipulate locals (Group Cards).
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The ultimate aim is to win victory points through the Objective Cards upon successfully controlling the situation. The first player to reach 100 victory points wins the game.
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Board Games Rejuvenate gives Cold War (and we mean the card game, not the historical event) a solid 8.5/10, so if you’ve always wished to change the events of the Cold War, your dream comes true at Board Games Rejuvenate.
Board Games Rejuvenate
Address: The Central, #03-81, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817
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You can play Codenames with your buddies in store, and bring home a brand new set when you’re officially obsessed.[caption id="attachment_21537" align="alignnone" width="1000"] (Photo Credits: https://geekdad.com)[/caption]
Two teams of up to 4 (red vs blue) pit themselves against each other in a bid to uncover all the agents first.
There are code name cards, each bearing one word, that are laid out 5×5 on the table. Some belong to the red agents, some to the blue agents, one to the assassin and the rest are innocent bystanders.[caption id="attachment_21538" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits: https://www.shutupandsitdown.com)[/caption]
An opposing spymaster is held hostage by each team, and each spymaster will give one-word clues that point to words on the board. Their team mates must try to guess who their team’s agents are, while avoiding the cards of their opponents.[caption id="attachment_21539" align="alignnone" width="1024"] (Photo Credits:
With 25 secret agent identities hidden from all but 2 of your fellow board game players, no one can be trusted…
Team Board Game
Address: 1 Sophia Rd, #04-14, Peace Centre, S(228149)
Tel: +65 9856 2565 (SMS and Whatsapp only)
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This is the place to purchase Blood Rage, the ultimate Viking and Norse Mythology game.[caption id="attachment_21540" align="alignnone" width="1000"] (Photo Credits:
Ragnarök, aka the end of the world, fast approaches. Choosing from 1 of 4 Viking Clans (Bear, Wolf, Raven, Serpent), 2-4 players will fight to lead their clans to ultimate glory and they take their rightful place at Odin’s side before Ragnarök,.
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Each player is dealt a deck of cards, from which they must pick 1 card, before passing the deck clockwise and picking another card from the new deck.
This repeats until the decks run out, and you’ve got your specially curated hand.
Using the cards on hand, players must plan and battle, or go on quests and increase their clan’s stats, to be the ultimate winner.
This is a game that tests your strategic skills, battle acumen, and passion for Nordic Mythology.[caption id="attachment_21542" align="alignnone" width="1000"] (Photo Credits:
Win as many battles against rival clans, pillage as many villages as possible, and reach the tree Yggdrasil for ultimate pillaging and glory.
Perfect for gamers who are sick of zombies and vampires.
Address: Midpoint Orchard, #03-01, 220 Orchard Road, Singapore 238852
Tel: 6734 3858
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Magic: The Gathering
Published back in 1993, this 24-year-old game is still a favourite of Collectible Card Game lovers.
The ultimate CCG with over 17,000 cards to collect, build your deck, and battle with, Magic: The Gathering requires dedication and a low-level obsession.
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Typically a 2-player gamer, you assume the role of a planeswalker – a powerful wizard – as you battle other players for glory.
You start each game with twenty “lifepoints” and the aim is to reduce your opponent to 0 life. You can achieve this through spellcasting, equipping your allies with weapons, and blocking damage during combat.
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Best of all, this is another store where gamers are more than welcome to play with friends or make new ones!
Address: Blk 450 Hougang Ave 10, #B1-541, Singapore 530450
Tel: 9476 6080
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