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We tried McDonalds’ Cheesy Loaded Fries For You So You Don’t Need To

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There has been a heck of a buzz surrounding MacDonald’s cheesy loaded fries that was rolled out in stores recently. For today’s article, we tried Macdonalds’ Cheesy Loaded fries for you so you didn’t need to.

Almost every Facebook feed or Instagram story I’ve seen has at least one post dedicated to dissing it. Patrons have claimed that the actual item doesn’t look like how it was advertised. Macdonald’s has since taken to Facebook to speak up on the issue.

For an unknown reason or another, I was always under the impression that it was mayonnaise, cheese and bacon(from the breakfast menu) dumped atop a pack of medium fries. It was only until recently that a friend told me it was sour cream instead and told me it was actually pretty good. That sparked my curiosity and  I decided to go give it a try.

I was still having my doubts about it being all fries and no sauce so I topped up 50 cents for extra sour cream and cheese.

Verdict: 3.5/5

I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything came together. It was a mini party in my mouth- you know, good old MacDonald’s. Every fry was generously drenched in sauce. Definitely worth the extra 50 cents! However too much sauce can be too cloying(je-lat) after a while so be warned.

Somehow I was craving it again the next day so I went back to have the cheesy loaded fries again! I got the normal portion without extra sauce this time round.

Verdict: 3/5

I wish there was a little more sauce to coat each and every fry because 3/4 through the cheesy loaded fries I ran out of sauce.

Below is a comparison of the fries with and without extra sauce(+50 cents) side by side!

We had another colleague Ian try the cheesy loaded fries and here’s what he had to say:

“The warm nacho cheese didn’t overpower the bacon. The bacon was almost like a hint, or an aftertaste. I was lucky to have gotten fries that were still hot and crispy, so I got an addictively savoury, crispy bite every time.”

Have you tried the cheesy loaded fries? Shoot us your thoughts in the comments below!

 

Pantone 2018: 5 Ultra Violet Desserts You Can Find in Singapore!

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Pantone revealed the colour of the year 2018 some time last week! Ultra Violet is going to be 2018’s official colour.  To commemorate the Pantone Colour of the Year 2018, we present to you 5 Ultra Violet desserts you can find in Singapore!

 

1. This pretty Ultra Violet galaxy cake that is out of this world.

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2. Taro Waffles that are pleasing aesthetically and also tastes great

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3. Acai is a superfood and you know you need that anti-oxidant!

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4. This sweet potato soft serve we can’t get enough of

 

5. Watch this cup of Spiral Galaxy as it spins!

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We love Ultra Violet and we just can’t get enough of it! Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts on these Ultra Violet Desserts that can be found in Singapore? Let us know!

You may find more of our other reviews on the latest food trends here!

Tapas Club – Authentic Spanish Tastes on Orchard Road

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About Tapas

When we talk about Spanish food, most people will usually think about tapas. The word ‘tapa’ has the origin from the verb ‘tapar’, which means ‘to cover’ in Spanish. There are many versions of the origins of tapas. The most common story being serving food with the cover or lid to keep the flies away.

Tapas Club Chipirones con Huevo Frito (baby squid with fried egg)

Chipirones con Huevo Frito (baby squid with fried egg)

Back to present day, tapas can be found aplenty in bars or a restaurants as snacks. But they can make you full if you have a few portions or several with friends. Tapas can be cold dishes like cheese (queso), cold cuts (jamon, chorizo, salchichon, etc.), or hot dishes like tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette), gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp). In Spain, a tapas bar can be just a tiny hole in the wall.  However, the variety of food will depend on the region that you are in.

Tapas in Singapore

Before Tapas Club opened in Singapore, many authentic Spanish restaurants were already established here. Places such as Binomio, FOC, Catalunya (closed in 2016), etc. Spanish cuisine was still relatively unknown to many Singaporeans and lagged behind French and Italian in terms of popularity.

Fret not, my fellow readers, Tapas Club has opened in the prime shopping area of Singapore for quite some time and I am glad to inform you that the food here is really nice and the price is wallet-friendly too – starting from $5 – $25.

Tapas Club is run by Chef Jose Alonso (from Binomio) and Chef Manuel Berganza (One Michelin Star Chef). The restaurant serves authentic Spanish tapas at a comparatively low price (Singapore’s standard). I have visited the restaurant twice and have had nothing but praise for the two chefs for serving yummy and authentic Spanish food in a very casual setting.

La Comida

Tapas Club Sardinitas con Salsa Espinaler

Sardinitas con Salsa Espinaler (baby sardines with Espinaler sauce)

I tried different dishes in my two visits and all I can say that all the food were yummy. In fact, I think the overall quality of all the dishes is even higher than tapas you get from a typical bar in Spain. My favourite dishes are Sardinitas con Salsa Espinaler (baby sardines with Espinaler sauce), Pluma de Cerdo (pork shoulder), Pulpo a la Brasa (grilled octopus) and Fideua Negra (squid ink noodle paella). For the desserts, I had Crema Catalana con Sorbete (creme brûlée with sorbet) in my first visit but it was not as memorable as the food so I didn’t order the dessert again in my second visit.

If you are a fan of Jamon Iberico like me, don’t miss the Jamon Iberico or the cold cuts platter. If you order the platter, you will also get Pan con Tomate (toast bread with tomato) on the house. This is similar to the one you can get at FOC and if you don’t order the cold cuts platter, I still think you should order this dish. It’s just $5. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Verdict

Tapas Club Paella de Chorizo

Paella de Chorizo (chorizo paella)

If you read till here, you will know that I like this place a lot. Tapas Club, albeit its uninspiring name, serves honest delicious Spanish food. The ambience may not be as nice as Binomio or FOC. However, I believe with its price, its location and its quality food, Tapas Club will become a hit among young crowds here. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

 

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Michelin Surprise in Wan Chai 

Pei Xia Ang

The Weekly Glutton (9/10-16/10)

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Wing Wah Wanton storefront

Wing Wah Wanton

We had just touched down from Singapore, and were slightly jet-lagged and overwhelmed by the foreign landscape that was Hong Kong. There was so much to take in all at once— the loud jabbering in Cantonese, the bright neon street signs, and the bustling peak hour traffic.

As we stumbled from the MTR station to our hotel, we passed a wanton house. Of all the other stalls lining Henessey Road, it was this shop that drew us in.

Emanating from the shop for about 200 metres is the irresistible scent of cooking wanton noodles. Naturally, as two warm-blooded Singaporeans, we gravitated to that shop.

Wing Wah Wanton soup

Shrimp Wanton Noodles, HKD$44

Wing Wah is known for their handmade bamboo wanton noodles, freshly prepared on the second level of their shophouse. My first impression was that they were chewy and different from any other wanton noodles Singapore. I particularly appreciated the springiness of the noodles.

Wing Wah Wanton shrimp wanton noodle

A good testament to that is how they do not turn soggy even till the last mouthful. The chef must really have had taken great calibrations to cook the noodles to perfection, or it would have been undercooked or too soft. Well done!

Now, on to the wantons. Each wanton was a delightful accompaniment to the noodles. The skin was silky smooth, and wrapped with minced pork and a fresh shrimp. They were very generous with the wantons too. I had a total of 5 wantons!

Lastly, the soup was lightly seasoned, and not too oily. This is different from most of the wanton shops in Singapore, where the soups tend to be MSG-heavy. For those of you who need that extra kick, the chilli oil by the side will do just the trick.

Wing Wah Wanton brocolli with shrimp egg

Broccoli with Shrimp’s Egg, $39

I think something may have gotten lost in translation, as the vegetable that arrived at our table was in no way resembling the broccoli that I am familiar with.

Regardless, this was still a great dish especially for the health buffs. Like the wanton soup, the broth of the “broccoli”  was light and not heavily seasoned. The vegetables were steamed too, so there was not much salt in this serving.

Wing Wah Wanton glutinous rice ball

Glutinous Rice Ball with Black Sesame and Ginger Soup, $42

A traditional Chinese dessert, there really isn’t much for me to add on to it. (Are my expectations too high?) The glutinous balls were made with just the right texture so that it does not get too jelat after your first serving. The soup was not too heavy on the ginger flavour, and just the way I like it.

Wing Wah Wanton the set

Conclusion

Despite the prominent Michelin icon placed by the window and the alluring aroma of noodles cooking, there was no queue when we were there. Amounting to close to SGD$20 per person, I felt that this meal wasn’t too bad for a roadside stall, but as for a Michelin-featured place, they need to add that extra touch to stand out from the rest.

However, don’t just take my word for it, check them out if you happen to be in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong, and tell us what you think!

Wing Wah Wanton signboard

Wing Wah Wanton
Address: 89 Hennessey Road, Wanchai
Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2527-7476
Opening Hours: 12pm-2pm Mondays to Saturdays

 

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Feast on 50 Cents!

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Time to Break the ol Piggy Bank

You’re going to want to gather those 50cent coins you’ve got lying around. Why?

The Singapore Food Festival is back for it’s 2nd consecutive year running at Chinatown Food Street with The 50Cents Fest!

If the name isn’t obvious enough, The 50Cents Fest is a food festival where every dish is priced at 50cents!

Held from the 29th – 30th July 2017, the festival intends to bring visitors back to “the golden era of 1980s Singapore,” where they can immerse themselves in the 80’s with not just food, but with a “realistic 80s ambiance, interactive 80s games, as well as memory jogging sights and sounds.”

Food to Expect

Singapore Food Festival has sourced for more than 20 stalls and 10 old-school mobile hawkers this year, the festival promises to please with more food and activities than ever before! Check out some of the dishes available this year below!

singapore food festival Red Glutinous Wine Chicken

Red Glutinous Wine Chicken

singapore food festival Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee (Rickshaw Noodles)

singapore food festival Abacus Seed

Abacus Seed

singapore food festival Yam Paste

Yam Paste

Click here for a full list of all the food fare!

You could also stand a chance to win some really cool prizes, just by either dressing up in an 80s styled outfit, or be spotting taking a photo with any of the 80s drama characters that will me moving around the venue!

Oh, what’s that? You want to see more food?

From Last Year

Well, check out some dishes from last year as well then!

singapore food festival Pig Trotter in Vinegar

Pig Trotter in Vinegar

singapore food festival Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls

Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls

If these pictures have you as hungry as I am writing this right now, then check out the video from The 50Cents Festival 2016 below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRSVn0jhoe0

The 50Cents Festival is happening from the 29th(Saturday) to 30th(Sunday) July 2017.

singapore food festival Dim Sum

Operation Hours are as follows:

Saturday: 12PM – 11PM

Sunday: 11AM – 11PM

The 50Cents Festival is jointly organised by the following sponsors:

singapore food festival Sponsors for the festival

Get ready for the Michelin Guide Singapore 2017

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It’s that time of the year yet again. With the release of the Michelin Bib Gourmand Singapore 2017, you know the Singaporean Michelin Guide 2017 won’t be too far off.

The Evolution of Food, or at least, our perception of it

There are very few things human beings truly need to survive. Food, as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs suggests, is one of them. Yet, just as humanity has evolved through the ages, so has our perception of food.

Appreciated as an art form, food isn’t just about simple nourishment anymore

Food is a beautiful thing. With it’s potential to bring people together, bring back childhood memories(remember the food critic from “Ratatouille”?), bring comfort, joy and so much more, it’s no wonder people flock to eateries and restaurants alike.

With 15 million restaurants (a rough estimate) worldwide, a definitive list of the world’s best places to eat would be nearly impossible.

Enter: The Michelin Guide.

michelin guide illustration

The Michelin Guide

With the world’s most revered chefs clamoring for a place in the list, the Michelin Guide is the foremost authority on the best food in the world. It aims to serve as a guide to the best restaurants and hotels around the globe. Naturally, a place in the guide is incredibly difficult to attain and a Chef’s dream.

Humble Beginnings

michelin guide table

It began as a free travellers’ guide with instructions on changing tyres, information on where to fill up on petrol, and a list of places to take shelter for the night.

Andre Michelin, the founder decided to focus on the sections pertaining to food and lodging as they were more popular. He hired a team of restaurant inspectors, or ‘mystery diners’ to dine and review the restaurants with a disguise.

Andre Michelin didn’t just hire ordinary diners to act as judge and jury for these restaurants for whom, the addition or removal of a Michelin Star could mean the beginning or the end of the restaurant. Michelin hires industry professionals whose verdicts are based on their professional opinions as diners in these restaurants.

Additionally, no single entity has the power to decide whether to award a star to a restaurant or not.  All opinions are considered and put to a collective decision to ensure fairness,

However, despite their attempts at anonymity, a Michelin Inspector does get recognized on occasion, affecting the authenticity of their dining experience at the restaurant.

Check out this video of what happened when Gordon Ramsey recognised a Michelin Inspector in one of his restaurants!

michelin guide book

Awarding the Stars

Based on the following criterion:

*     : “A very good restaurant in its category” (Une très bonne table dans sa catégorie)

**   : “Excellent cooking, worth a detour” (Table excellente, mérite un détour)

*** : “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey” (Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage).”

Stars have to be earned progressively

It is interesting to note, however, that it is possible for restaurants to lose stars in case of deterioration.

Other Accreditations the Michelin Guide offers.

Sure, everyone knows about the Michelin Stars, but did you know there are other accreditations that Michelin offers as well? Some of them reside closer than you might think!

One of the little known accreditations the Michelin Guide awards establishments is the Bib Gourmand, a mark signifying excellent food offered at reasonable prices.

Did you know there are several restaurants and stalls in Singapore that have attained the Bib Gourmand? In case you didn’t, here’s a few!

michelin guide carrot cake

Chey Sua Carrot Cake, Blk 127, Toa Payoh Food Centre, #02-30, Singapore 311125

michelin guide rice

50 Dunlop St, Singapore 209379

michelin guide rojak

90 Whampoa Drive, #01-06 Whampoa Makan Place

The Michelin Guide also notes establishments that excel in their offering of notable wines, cocktails and desserts, as well as the level of comfort one can expect when visiting these establishments.

 

michelin guide

 

michelin guide restaurants

More than just food. 

Not only does the Michelin Guide tell you about the best food in the world, it also recommends some of the best hotels to stay when you’re out travelling the world looking for these food gems.

Singapore in the global culinary arena

Clean, green, and amazing food. These are just some of the things that are synonymous with Singapore. The Michelin Guide only features 200 local establishments. Strange for a country that’s been labeled to have the best food in all of South East Asia.

But given the recent attention to the local hawker scene from the Michelin Guide, we could see an increase in the numbers.

The announcements are just around the corner! Stay tuned people!

michelin guide singapore

Get a copy of the Michelin Guide, Singapore for yourself:

https://guide.michelin.sg/en/order-guide

The Weekly Glutton (19/6 – 25/6)

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton features dining delights that have impressed us one way or another (or not) and are places we highly recommend you patronize.

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Thai Super Bowl

thai super bowl trending eats

instant noodles at a premium price

Posts on Thai Super Bowl have been flooding my socials recently and I decided to jump on the band wagon after noticing pretty good reviews about the place.

Located deep in the heartlands of Hougang. Thai Super Bowl began business in April and have been exponentially gaining popularity ever since.

I admit, there was some level of expectations I had conceived prior to my visit. The images and videos I saw on my socials looked amazing. BUT you know that old saying?

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This is a classic example of just that.

The Food

Armed with hungry stomachs and great expectations, we, a party of three, decided to order the signature Thai Super Bowl, $36.

thai super bowl seafood meal

a meal for three, signature Thai Super Bowl, $36

As you can very well see, it looks great! The colors, positioning of ingredients and composition of the image is of a pretty high standard. The taste, however, I’m afraid doesn’t do the image justice.

TIPS: If you do decided to go after reading this, as soon as they serve you your tray/bowl, take out the prawns, squid and mussels. You don’t want them to be over cooked. Also, try to finish your noodles ASAP, they’re going to turn soggy otherwise.

The Thai Super Bowl comes with Prawns, Squid, Crab Sticks, Meatballs, Chicken Minced, 2 eggs amd Mussels cooked in a spicy Tom Yum Broth . Sounds like a pretty good deal for $36 no? Throw in 6 packs of instant noodles too just for that carbohydrate fix.

BUT

Them Prawns

thai super bowl prawns

frayed flesh on prawns– telltale sign that they are NOT FRESH

The Prawns were NOT FRESH. Take a look at Exhibit A, fresh prawns are supposed to have an easy to peel shell and firm inner flesh. This prawn right here has frayed flesh which speaks volumes of its freshness.

Them Mussels

thai super food mussels

mussels were not fresh too– they were tough and dry

As mentioned above, we took out the prawns, squid and mussels as soon as the tray was served but them Mussels were still tough and extremely dry.

#looksgoodtastesbad

Le Squid

The squid was tethering on the edge of failing but there were still some hints of freshness so I’ll give it to them.

Other than that, everything else was honestly pretty normal. Only the Chicken Minced managed to excite my severely disappointed taste buds, but then again, who could possibly mess up Chicken Mince?

The Untruths of Online Marketing

I honestly don’t understand or can begin to fathom the positive reviews this place has on some content platforms. They are all lies, just heed my advice and don’t bother going.

thai suer food overpriced food

overpriced food

“What they’re serving is essentially a huge pot of instant noodles and charging you a premium for it”

For those additional ingredients, I wouldn’t mind paying that $36. Of course, if they were of a decent quality and standard. But nope, IT FAILED IN ALL ASPECTS.

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This is a joint that will definitely not withstand the test of the time if they don’t buck up. They serve other dishes too but I’m not going to stick around to find out more thank you very much.

Expect to wait for hours if you pop by during dinner time. I tried on Father’s day but Dad got impatient and we went to eat somewhere else. Thank goodness for that, or he would have killed me for bringing him to such a place.

thai super bowl exterior

front layout

Thai Super Bowl

 

thai super food queue

no reservations, walk ins only

Thai Super Bowl
Address: #01-41 Hougang 1, 1 Hougang Street 91
Singapore 538692
Tel: 6385 3195
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9.30 pm daily

 

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Labor Day Long Weekend Eat-tivity

James Chan

Tonight marks the start of the LABOR DAY LONG WEEKEND! Time to PARTAYE! I don’t know about you, I for one could use another break. The week has been pretty shit to me.

I’m tempted to use up these few days by just going on a “nap marathon” but then again, that’s such a waste and I have to eat! I’ve handpicked a couple of food joints that caught my eye. Might be your cup of tea, might not, you pick and choose.

Labor Day Long Weekend Stickies Bar for drinks

Stickies Bar

11 Keng Cheow St, #01-10, Singapore 059608

If you’re looking for somewhere to pre-drink before hitting a weekend party, look no further. Stickies has you covered. I think there are a couple of times I actually miss said party after getting too hammered here.

They’ve introduced a revolutionary concept called “Beer O’clock”. How it works is simple, a pint of beer/glass of house pour at 6pm to 6.59pm goes for $6, 7pm to 7.59pm, $7. So on and so forth. The best part? It starts at 2pm.

Recently, Stickies introduced a new food menu to the public and I’ll be featuring them in “The Weekly Glutton” soon but if you want my advice, order the Spicy Chicken Quesadilla. I fully approve.

Labor Day Long Weekend El Spice for Mexican and Indian fusion food

El Spice Bistro

407 JALAN BESAR, Singapore 209012

El Spice Bistro just recently opened and I haven’t had the chance to sample their food yet but their dishes really look promising. Mexican and North Indian fusion cuisine isn’t new in Singapore. They’re two cultures that really complement one another gastronomically so I’m not surprised.

Their online reviews seem promising. I’ll blog about them in “The Weekly Glutton” when I’ve tasted their food.

Labor Day Long Weekend poke doke for healthy and delicious food

Poke Doke

#01-95 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596

Another eatery I have yet to try but definitely will visit. The poke bowl trend in Singapore is flourishing (I think there are close to 14 different poke bowl options to choose from now).

For those who do not know what a poke (pronounced po-keh) bowl is, it’s an addictive mixture of sushi rice, cubed raw fish (sashimi) and a variation of sauces and seasoning. Not only is the poke bowl healthy but extremely delicious and great post work out food.

Labor Day Long Weekend durian cakes at Durian Fiesta @ Goodwood Park

Durian Fiesta @ Goodwood Park

22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221

I’m pretty sure no one’s going to get food poisoning this time round. They wouldn’t allow it to happen twice.

Here’s the article from the Straits Times if you don’t know what happened last year

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/goodwood-park-bakery-suspended-after-76-food-poisoning-cases-linked-to-durian-pastries

Made from your King of Durians – D24 and Mao Shan Wang, be spoiled for choice with a total of 14 different durian enriched pastries. I’m gunning for the Starry Starry Night Ice-Cream Cake. Imagine a thick and rich Durian ice-cream center just waiting to explode in your mouth. SOLD.

 

ON AN UNRELATED NOTE

Labor Day Long Weekend art book fair for cheap art books

Singapore Art Book Fair

Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108932

Friday, April 28 2017 10am – 8pm

Saturday, April 29 2017 10am – 8pm

Sunday, April 30 2017 10am – 7pm

To mix things up a little I’m just throwing this in for you arts people (like me). I think my house could use a couple more art books strategically lying around to impress people.

There will be a mesh of local and global exhibitors with a wide range of products (catalogues, art books, zines, art pieces) to offer.

Admission is free, seems like a great way to spend your Saturday or Sunday morning with a date (or alone, “there, there, don’t be sad, someone will come along one day”).

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Guide To Going Gluten Free

Pei Xia Ang

In the past, the question, “is this gluten free?” would have baffled most waiters, but now a gluten free diet is a more common option among Singaporeans.

A gluten free diet means consuming foods that do not contain gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

Initially, people with gluten intolerance had to follow a gluten free diet or they would experience inflammation in their small intestines (ouch). However, now people choose a gluten free diet to enjoy benefits such as better bowel movements and weight loss.

So here’s our guide to eating the best gluten free food in Singapore!

gluten free pizza from Crust Gourmet

1. Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar

Honestly, Crust Gourmet Pizza is the pizza that makes me feel less guilty when eating pizza. Their pizzas are made with the freshest, tastiest vegetables and the finest cured meats.

They also have gluten-free options for their sauces and toppings, but one would have to specify before ordering. And the best part— Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar delivers too, which means you can enjoy this gluten free meal in the comforts of your home.

gluten free burgers by vegan burg

2. Vegan Burg

A vegan burger may sound oxymoronic to meat lovers, but turning your nose up at Vegan Burg’s burgers would be a pity.

A must-try on the menu is the Smoky BBQ burger. Tucked between two fluffy gluten free organic buns are thick and succulent mushrooms slathered with vegan cheese and tangy BBQ sauce, layers of crunchy lettuce, fresh tomatoes and generous servings of pickles.

If you are starting a vegan diet, Vegan Burg is the place to visit.

gluten free savoury crepes from entre nous

3. Entre-Nous Crepe

At Entre-Nous Crepes, all crepes are offered in a gluten free buckwheat variety or organic wheat flour.

Personally, my favourite is the buckwheat crepe with flambéed scallops and creamy leek fondue. Savoury, yet not too heavy on the stomach, this meal is best paired with the artisanal French apple ciders served in the traditional “bolee”. Bon appétit, a la France!

Gluten Free desserts from Johnathan's

4. Jonathan’s

Bread lovers out there who have to stick to a gluten free diet, rejoice! Presenting Jonathan’s, Singapore’s first purely gluten free kitchen, where the chefs pride themselves on having zero risk of contamination.

Currently, Jonathan’s are only taking online orders, but I guess that is a plus for you if you like your food delivered to your doorstep.

gluten free pastries at Delcie's

5. Delcie’s Desserts

Going gluten free doesn’t have to mean going dessert free. At Delcie’s, gorge on organic, vegan and allergy friendly pastries.

Delcie’s even go the extra mile to cater menus specific to babies, the elderly, and people with wheat allergy. Perfect for throwing birthday parties and located just outside Boon Keng MRT.

gluten free soup from The Soup Spoon

6. The Soup Spoon

Not gonna lie, I am an extremely lazy person (all my friends will concur), and travelling distance is one of the key factors when deciding where to eat.

Thankfully, The Soup Spoon is here to save the day. The Soup Spoon has 20 outlets islandwide at last count, and an outlet in most major shopping centres like Paragon, Jem, and Suntec City.

They have a detailed menu specifying calorie count, dietary preferences and chef recommendations to help you choose your feel good soup.

gluten free ice creams at BrownRice icecream

7. Brownrice

After a good meal, I’ll always look for desserts. If you can relate then may I suggest Brownrice? Their ice creams are made with brown rice (no surprise here), and are therefore low calorie and low GI.

Oh and their mudpies are simply heavenly. A scoop of ice cream and mudpie for me. Wait, make that two please!

I can hear my stomach growling already and it’s not even close to noon. Looks like it’s time for some gluten free ice cream! Do tell me what you think of these places in the comments below if and when you visit!

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The Weekly Glutton (27/3 – 02/4)

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton features dining delights that have impressed us one way or another (or not) and are places we highly recommend you patronize.

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weekly glutton Acqua e Farina

Acqua e Farina

Tucked in the outskirts of Bukit Timah sits Acqua e Farina, a dining establishment that encompasses the true Italian Ristorante essence.

Every element in the restaurant plays its part to make diners feel like they’ve momentarily been taken to Italy; from the audible chatter and laughter of diners and the mouth-watering aromas of honest Italian cooking wafting throughout the entire dining area.

Upon stepping into the restaurant, I received genuine smiles from undoubtedly almost everyone who worked in Acqua e Farina. Talk about starting on the right note.

weekly glutton Saute di Vongole

Saute di Vongole, $16

For starters, “Live clams tossed with garlic, chilies, white wine, cherry tomatoes and herbs served with toasted ciabatta bread”.

The tender and perfectly cooked clams did the delicious sauce justice. However, the only thing wrong with this was that the portion was minuscule. It is a starter dish after all.

weekly glutton delicious pizza

Pizza Diavola, $23

1st Main dish, “Pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella, pork salami and chilies”

It felt similar to other Italian Restaurants in terms of taste. Then my taste buds met the strategically placed chilies and gave this dish the extra kick needed to set itself apart.

weekly glutton Linguine con Aragostine with succulent crayfish

Linguine con Aragostine, $26

2nd Main dish, “Linguine with crayfish and zucchini tossed in light tomato sauce”

This dish is only available on certain days of the week (I went on Sunday) and cannot be found in the menu but it’s the dish that stole the limelight for the night.

The linguine is beautifully aldente

Crayfish is tender, succulent and juicy and most importantly not overcooked (They give a generous portion too)

The tomato based sauce balanced in gastronomical harmony with the seafood notes of the crayfish and the refreshing crunch of the zucchini is amazing.

I couldn’t get enough of it. I would definitely come back for this dish.

My experience here was a pretty stellar one. Great tasting food, genuine service, decent portions and a real Italian like atmosphere. What’s not to love?

Bring a date, bring your family or even arrange a work lunch or dinner. Acqua e Farina will be the perfect location for any occasion.

Recommended to Order: Linguine con Aragostine

Acqua e Farina
Address: 400 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678050
Tel: 6462 0926
Opening Hours: 11AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10:15PM
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*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.

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