Tag : Gluttony

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
Make a reservation on Chope today!

 

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The Weekly Glutton (20/3 – 26/3)

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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Meet

Chicken may be the cheapest and most common meat dish available here in Singapore and it’s due to its common-ness / commonality that most chicken dishes here are sub-standard.

“God, that chicken was dry”

“It was overcooked”

“The chicken was too tough”

Vaguely familiar? Let’s not get me started. I’ve even ate a chicken at… (can’t mention names) and it literally felt like powder in my mouth.

Things are a little different at Meet though.

The first time I went there, I avoided the Chicken like a plague due to bad experiences with other establishments but my buddy let me in on a bite and WOW! I’ve since went back twice and ordered the chicken both times.

Pop by over the weekday during lunch, you can get a Roast Chicken Lunch Special for $9.80 (before tax) and it’s accompanied by a pretty darn fluffy mashed potato. Not going during lunch time? Don’t worry! I think the $18 price tag for the meal is pretty worth it too.

weekly glutton mashed potatoes

I can’t speak for the other dishes though as I haven’t had the chance to try them (I even forgot what I ate the first time, I think it was the Pulled Beef Bourguignon). Meet’s supposed to be a Japanese/French fusion restaurant but honestly, I don’t see or feel it. The chicken serves as a pretty good distraction if anything.

weekly glutton chicken

Meet
180 Kitchener Road
#02-37/38 City Square Mall
Singapore 208539
Check out their website here !!!!

 

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