Thursday, December 29, 2016


Hearty and wholesome brunch fare with same great taste
Above: King crab eggs florentine served with sautéed spinach, poached eggs,
and a torched béchamel sauce stirred with sabayon
Brunch lovers can continue to enjoy their weekly brunch ritual at Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighbourhood bistro Open Door Policy (ODP) with its new amped up weekend hearty brunch fare that is also nutritionally-conscious and 100 per cent gluten- and dairy-free.
Taking a green-fingered cue from the successful sustainable food journey of its sister eatery Open Farm Community, the new brunch menu at ODP incorporates into its garnishes fresh greens and herbs that are grown and harvested daily within the restaurant’s vertical green gardens.
ODP’s new direction to tap into the same “growing is possible” philosophy espoused by Spa Esprit Group—coupled with the new gluten- and dairy-free approach to its menu execution—further cements the group’s fundamental philosophy of deepening diners’ understanding and respect of treating our bodies right through mindful eating, but without ever sacrificing an ounce of taste.
Created by modern gastronomy maestro Chef Ryan Clift—whose personal dietary intolerances set him on a journey to create gluten- and dairy-free dishes that stay true to ODP’s signature style of contemporary comfort food—the new weekend brunch selections offer diners who want to eat in a wholesome, mindful way, a myriad of options that don't fall flat on flavours.
"Open Door Policy’s brunch has seen its fair share of loyal regulars over the years – with groups of friends, families and familiar faces joining us religiously weekend after weekend,” says Chef Ryan Clift. “With the new brunch menu that offers a flavourful take on mindful eating, through freshly-harvested herbs and creative cooking techniques, ODP is perfectly positioned to introduce an entirely new experience to our guests and show them that gluten- and dairy-free can be just as tasty, if not more.”

Brunch favourites from land to sea
Go full English with the classic English breakfast (S$28++), where the usual suspects of smoked Pancetta bacon, sausage, tomato, beans with freshly plucked basil and a glorious sunny-side up sit above Assistant Head Chef Freddy’s house-made gluten-free focaccia, fried to English-styled perfection. Mexican flavours find their way into brunch with the Spicy chorizo poach egg (S$26++), featuring a flavourful toss-up of spicy chorizo, toasted corn, picked chilies, beans, spinach and ODP hot sauce. Stick a fork into the duet of perfectly poached eggs nestled atop and coat the dish to gooey, eggy perfection.
Above (L-R): English breakfast, Spiced avocado king prawn
Indulge in lavish seafood options such as the Spiced avocado king prawn (S$30++), where grilled king prawns rest between a stack of gluten-free pita bread, lathered in layers of spiced avocado mixed with baby parsley harvested from ODP’s indoor vertical farm and coriander relish, finished off finally with a big, fat sunny-side up; or dig into the King crab eggs florentine (S$30++), complete with generous chunks of king crab served with sautéed spinach, poached eggs, and a torched béchamel sauce stirred with sabayon.
Sweet dreams are made of this
Above: French toast loft

A toothsome treat comes in the form of the French toast loft (S$24++) – an almost sinful stack of house-made oat brioche that’s dipped in coconut cream, pan-fried with coconut oil and drizzled lovingly in a zesty crème chantilly made using Italian meringue. Scoop up a mouthful with its accompanying Agave-poached berries and whipped soy milk ice cream, and you’re all set to give your meal the happy ending it deserves.
Caffeine hounds can perk up their weekend with the ODP seasonal blend, a perfectly balanced cuppa that's made from three carefully selected single origin coffees. For a boost of the good stuff, wash down your meal with ODP’s house-made juices (S$12++ each) – from refreshing flavours of coconut, raspberries, strawberries, ginger, lemongrass and honey juiced to a fruity froth in the Soul Sauce, to 6 leaves from the wall, an unapologetically leafy drink featuring nasturtium, basil, mustard greens, pea, coriander and mizuna freshly harvested from ODP's indoor vertical farm.
As in the indoor farm at ODP ramps up towards its full potential, the bistro will also commit to the philosophy of consuming food that is produced as close to its source as possible – whether from farms in or around Singapore – all with the bold aim of firmly connecting the community to nature.
Brunch at ODP is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
Address:                      19 Yong Siak Street (Yong Siak View), Singapore 168650
Tel:                              +65 6221 9307
Operating hours:         Open Monday to Sunday (Closed on Tuesday)
Lunch: 12.00pm to 3.00pm (last order 2.30pm)
Dinner: 6.00pm to 11.00pm (last order 10.30pm)
Brunch: 11.00am to 4.00pm (Saturday and Sunday only)
Fri and Sat: Bar opens till 12.00mn
Prices:                        Five-course Tasting Menu: S$68++/pax
Set Lunch Menu (two courses and a glass of wine or cocktail): S$35++/pax
‘FEED US’ Menu (two courses):  S$51++/pax
                                   ‘FEED US’ Menu (three courses, inclusive of dessert): S$62++/pax

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


TORIMARU brings Collagen-packed Creamy Chicken Ramen to compete against the remaining 6 brands at Ramen Champion!

Tori Paitan Ramen (Creamy Chicken Soup Ramen) is a latest ramen fad in Japan, after Tonkotsu Ramen's popularity in the past years. This rich and creamy chicken soup is one of the most famous in Japan right now!
Torimaru is helmed by Chef Takano Koji who have undergone intense trainings under Chef Koji Tashiro, founder of Menya Koji Group, Japan. He has experimented his ramen with over 10 kinds of noodles before consulting a supplier from Hokkaido to create his original ramen noodles that best matches his Tori Paitan (creamy chicken soup). Two different types of noodles are used at Torimaru; thin yellow noodles for the ramens and thick white noodles for the tsukemen (dipping noodles). One of the most important factors contributing to a good bowl of ramen lies in the affinity of the noodles with the soup, says Chef.
Tori Paitan (Creamy Chicken Soup), the highlight of Torimaru is packed with collagen that is extremely nourishing. The creamy white soup is achieved by robust boiling over high temperatures, the five kinds of chicken parts (including large amounts of chicken feet) with five kinds of vegetables for over ten hours. Torimaru's Ramen strictly contains NO PORK, NO LARD, you can enjoy pure chicken goodness in its creamy chicken soup. 
There are four generic variations of ramen on the launching menu: Original Paitan, Shoyu Paitan, Spicy Paitan and Paitan Tsukemen (Dipping Noodles). The standard toppings of Torimaru Paitan Ramen includes Tender Chicken Breast Chashu, Homemade Chicken Meat Balls, Ajitama (Seasoned Soft-boiled eggs), Negi (Japanese Leek), and Nori (Dried Seaweed). Chicken breast is used for the chashu due to its low fat content; it is the perfect match to Tori Paitan Ramen. The special homemade Chicken Meat Balls are refreshing due to some of its ingredients like ginger & chicken soft bone for different textures. Chef plans on launching other Paitan ramen specials such as Miso Paitan, Vegetables Paitan and other kinds of Paitan Tsukemen over the next few months.

Chef Takano Koji's most recommended ramen is its Signature Special Chicken Ramen where the creamy white chicken soup is best represented in its original form. He also recommends Chicken Salad as a refreshing side dish to compliment the ramen. Customers requests are welcomed at Torimaru; be it you prefer your broth to be more or less salty or you like your noodles Al Dente or Softer, feel free to make your requests upon ordering.
Torimaru  is available at Ramen Champion Bugis+, Great World City & Terminal 3 from 3 May 2016.
201 Victoria Street,
Bugis+ #04-10
Singapore 188067
Tel: 6238 1011
1 Kim Seng Promenade,
Great World City #01-22
Singapore 237994
Tel: 6235 1295
65 Airport Boulevard,
Terminal 3 #B2-58
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore 819663
Tel: 6214 2958
*All information represented here is factually correct as at May 2016
Special Chicken Ramen

§  Thin Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Negi
§  Ajitama
§  Onions
§  Nori
§  Creamy Chicken Soup
Special Chicken Shoyu Ramen

§  Thin Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Negi
§  Ajitama
§  Onions
§  Nori
§  Creamy Shoyu Chicken Soup
§  Thin Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Negi
§  Ajitama
§  Nori
§  Spicy sauce
§  Creamy Spicy Chicken Soup
Special Chicken Tsukemen

§  Thick Ramen Noodles
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Spinach
§  Nori
§  Creamy Chicken Soup with garlic
Chicken Salad

§  Garden Greens
§  Cherry Tomato
§  Tender Chicken Breast Chashu
§  Homemade Chicken Meat Balls
§  Sesame dressing
Chicken Nanban

§  Garden Greens
§  Fried Chicken
§  Special Homemade Tartar dressing

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Kohepets Singapore - Your One-Stop Online Pet Shop!
KOHEPETS is one of Singapore's Leading Online Pet Shop where you can get MANY items from Pet Food to Pet Toys and even healthcare products for your pets like joint care, paw care and dental care etc. For Pet Food.. they have Dog Food, Cat food and even food for small pets like Hamsters and Guinea Pigs. They also have grooming products like shampoos & conditioners for your beloved pets as well.
Here's a look at the website.. which is very neat and systematic with the products categorized at the top for Dog, Cat, Small Pet, Health, Play, Grooming, Sleep and Sale.
Hit the picture above.. click in each category to find out more!
For "Play".. you would have fun toys for your pets and even this AiKiou Junior Interactive Dog Feeder. How this works? See the video below.

For the "Sale".. There would be items on promotion and even Sample Items for your pets too.. totally FREE to try! :)
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The Goods are Tried & Tested Quality
Everything they offer has been carefully researched and many of their goods have been tried and tested.
Ordering and Delivery is Hassle Free
Ordering can be done on tablets and phone too!
They also provide you with an absolutely secure payment method via PayPal, which allows you to pay through credit cards or bank accounts without sharing financial information with them, so you can shop with confidence and flexibility.
Friendly and knowledgeable service
They are commited to provide you with the best customer service, and hence a rewarding customer experience. Questions, feedbacks, comments or suggestions can be emailed to them at
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For my dog, Tracce.. she would vomit everytime she had dry kibbles and also feels itchy when she had chicken. Hence, I carefully selected a range of wet dog food for her.. in tray and canned form, as well as some dog treats. :)
Ordering was easy.. I just select the items I want from the wide variety of food on the website they have and put them to my cart and check out thereafter.
Above are some of the dog food from Monge and Cesar which I've chosen.. and also some treats.
Over here for the tray dog food.. there are Cod Fish Pate with Chunkies, Salmon Pate with Chunkies, Classic Roast Turkey with Vegetables, White Fish with Vegetables and Tender Lamb with Country Vegetables. I'm sure my dog would be in for a good treat!

And that's not all!
I also have these canned dog food for Tracce too!
Brands from Nutripe, Merrick and Addiction.
 All these with the tray dog food and treats at just about slightly less than a $100 only.
Thats because I further used the $8 off being a first-timer user and subscribing to their newsletter.
You can enjoy this newbie offer too!
With all these variety of food I ordered from Kohepets.. Tracce is really blessed to have them all and will continue to lead a healthy life.. and as of now.. she's already 16 years old but still active and going strong.. I believe with the 'tried and tested' quality dog food from Kohepets, Tracce will continue to live strong and stay healthy.
Get your Dog Food or Cat Food from KOHEPETS Today!
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