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Tiger Beer Street Food Festival 2017

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Join In The Festivities With Tiger Beer

Food and festivals seem to have been in no short supply as of late, with the number of festivals that have happened recently like the Chinatown Street Food Festvial and Beerfest which happened much more recently. Adding to the list is the Tiger Street Food Festival.

tiger beer street food festival

(image: Tiger Street Food Festival Facebook Page)

What To Expect

With 15 different vendors, 2 live bands and a boatload of beers, this one is a must go. Tiger seems to have hit the nail on the head, because what goes better with a good meal than a good beer! I know most people have a bone to pick with Tiger not being ‘strong enough for them’, but as a light refreshing beer, I think it would go fantastic with some of our favorite local dishes!

You’ll be able to find the traditional classics, as well as some with a twist!

tiger beer jia xiang nasi lemak

(image: Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak)

For instance, check out this Butterfly Pea Nasi Lemak with blue rice!

tiger beer ah tan wings

(image: Ah Tan Wings)

Don’t these wings look tasty?

tiger beer new beer flavors

(image: Tiger Facebook)

And what goes great with wings? Beer!

With Tiger’s all new Black and White offerings, I sure am excited for the Food Festival happening TOMORROW the 22nd of September!

tiger beer slushies

(image: Tiger)

Rumour has it that there’ll be Tiger Slushies!

tiger beer live bands

The Astronauts (left) and HubbaBubbas (right) are part of this year’s lineup

They’ve even got 2 incredible live bands to provide the vibes! The Astronauts and HubbaBubbas will be around to rock you through the night while you kick back and chill will your favourite food and drinks! Each band has made a name for itself in it’s own right, and is definitely worth checking out!

The hawker scene is arguably the biggest part of Singaporean culture, and as the generations come and go, this culture is slowly waning away. So why not take the day to appreciate the food that we’ve grown up on, that goes under appreciated so often. What better way is there to spend your Friday evening that with good food and beer after all!

The Tiger Street Food Festival is happening TOMORROW the 22nd of September at Tan Quee Lan Street, from 5PM to 10:30PM.

VENUE: Tan Quee Lan Street

DATE: 22nd of September

TIME: 5PM to 10:30PM

Nearest MRT: Bugis

Parking: Available along Tan Quee Lan Street, Liang Seah Street and at Bugis Junction

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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When in Manila, Mecha Uma!

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I still remembered my first time visiting Mecha Uma and savoring the flavorful bite of its tuna tartare. It was so good that I always come back to the restaurant whenever I am in Manila.

Mecha Uma signboard

Global Cuisine with Japanese Influence

Helmed by Chef Bruce Ricketts, Mecha Uma serves modern Japanese-fusion styled tapas with focus on high quality ingredients. The restaurant also serves Chef’s Tasting Menu (Omakase Style). This needs to be booked in advance as there are limited quantities served per day.

My friend and I did a walk in at 6 PM on Tuesday and by some miracle, we got a table. The restaurant was full really quickly!

Small Bites with a Punch

Mecha Uma small tuna bites

Talking about the food, we definitely started with my favorite dish – tuna, foie gras mousse, pineapple and pink peppercorn sandwiched in coconut biscuit (380 PhP). There are only 2 pieces of this per serving so you will have to order more in case there are more than 2 people. Lots of flavors are packed into this dish. The thin coconut biscuit is sweet and this adds another great touch to an interesting bite. Definitely a must order here.

Mecha Uma salty and sour scallop dish

The second dish was scallop, Japanese fruit tomato, quinoa, mecha XO, tomato jus (380 PhP). This dish is salty and sour – it has that similar taste to a ceviche.

Mecha Uma raw salmon mixed with fresh ingredients

Salmon gochuzuke, barley, compressed egg yolk, sake roe, toasted roots and stems, sesame (390 PhP) made up the 3rd dish.

The fresh ingredients were mixed with raw salmon resulting in a dish that was quite surprising. It was nothing like a sashimi you’d expect from a traditional Japanese sushi place.

Mecha Uma lightly grilled octopus with dessing

The fourth dish was grilled octopus, polenta, onion, pickled corn and water cress (420 PhP). A very nice take on the octopus here. Good job Chef!

Main Courses to Share

Mecha Uma beef skewers

We ordered two main courses to share. The first was Wagyu cheek kushiyaki, crunchy vegetable, cardamom and carrot top salsa verde, mustard and raisin puree (420 PhP). This is basically the grilled wagyu cheek skewer. The sauce was slightly sweet and the meat was tender.

Mecha Uma grilled lamb shank

Our second main was apple glazed lamb shanks with ume, Szechuan pepper cream and carrot juice (650 PhP). The Szechuan peppers gave this sweet dish a refreshing spiciness to it.

Unimpressive Cocktails

Mecha Uma cocktails

Mecha Uma names all their cocktails in Japanese and are reinterpretations of the classics. My first order was Genji (Bourbon, Umeshu Yamasaki, X-Mas syrup, orange and Angostura bitter, 440 PhP).

Mecha Uma yojimbo cocktail

The second one was Yojimbo (Capel, Sudachi, Cointreau, chocolate bitter and egg white, 490 PhP). Unfortunately, both were nothing to write home about.

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Mecha Uma fried rice

The food at Mecha Uma is full of flavors. The use of fresh ingredients and creative presentations of the small bites make this place stand out from typical tapas or sushi restaurants. I really like the tuna and the other small dishes. In my view, Mecha Uma is a terrific place to come share some bites with friends after work. The only downside is that its cocktails are not as good as the food. I will definitely come back again just to eat the tuna though.

Mecha Uma
25th street, between 5th & 6th Avenue, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, Bonifacio South, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines, Phone: +632 801-2770

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