Avocado Mutant Ninja Cheesecake

Fanciest dessert we’ve ever made ~ our ode to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014!!! The dome-shaped very healthy, very light and fluffy Avocado Yoghurt Egg White Cheesecake is to resemble a turtle’s half-shell, as well as to celebrate the new stadium opening. 2-in-1 yo SUCH COWABUNGA, VERY MAJULAH! With fancy coconut macaroons as “feet” and Gula Melaka caramel for a touch of local flavour. So hipster hor? Gotta stay relevant lah hor.

Further mutation experiments in the last decade have turned ninja turtles into turtle-shaped cheesecakes.

Further mutation experiments in the last decade have turned ninja turtles into turtle-shaped cheesecakes.

Celebrate the new stadium opening with a very healthy cheesecake. Majulah!

Celebrate the new stadium opening with a very healthy cheesecake. Majulah!

The next couple of days we also have sausage-stuffed portobellos, atop a fancy tomato carpaccio salad, available as an all day breakfast. When we say all day, we mean all day, from the time we open until we close shoppe.

Feel like havin' cheesy stuffed 'shrooms for breakfast? Why not!

Feel like havin’ cheesy stuffed ‘shrooms for breakfast? Why not!

To kinda sorta celebrate Hari Raya, we’ve made a melty salmon croquette “bege-dill”. It’s basically our (in)famous Ugly Salmon Cakes made begedil-style, levelled up with lots of mozzarella and dill ~~ hence “bege-dill”…. Geddit?? GEDDIT??!!

BEGE-DILL hahahahahahaha  Are we the only ones who find it funny?

BEGE-DILL hahahahahahaha
Are we the only ones who find it funny?

"Draw me like one of your french girls" Are we the only ones who thinks our food speaks to us?

“Draw me like one of your french girls”
Are we the only ones who think our food speaks to us?

Next up – now, we’re not not saying this just cuz we own the place but honestly, this is SRSLY so so so so so so SO comforting ~ Anchovy Laksa Pesto Chicken, made by Jo-Anne “The Lady” Slug.

So comforting and no carb, so you can feel super extra good about it

So comforting and no carb, so you can feel super extra good about it

If you have a chance to meet Jo-Anne Slug, you'll know why we call her The Lady. Jo-Anne exudes wisdom calmness dharma karma Aung San Suu Kyi loving kindness out of every pore.  If you ever meet Andrew Slug, you'll also know why he's called The Tramp... (not so much a spaghetti-and-meatball-eating kind of tramp, but more of a fabulous pink feather boa kind of tramp...)

If you have a chance to meet Jo-Anne Slug, you'll know why we call her The Lady. Jo-Anne exudes wisdom calmness dharma karma Aung San Suu Kyi loving kindness out of every pore.

If you ever meet Andrew Slug, you'll also know why he's called The Tramp… (not so much a spaghetti-and-meatball-eating kind of tramp, but more of a fabulous pink feather boa kind of tramp………. #youknowwhatwemean)

That’s about it. Ending yet another pointless post this week with our weekly specials. We launch them every Wednesday although very often we don’t tell you until it’s too late and you’ve already made other plans. They’re usually available through Sunday, and sometimes Monday or Tuesday if you shower regularly.

Mon 28 Jul is a public holiday and we have a Flea Market happening. FIRST SLUGS, NOW FLEAS??! What other creepy crawlies are you guys gonna come up with next???

Mon 28 Jul is a public holiday and we have a Flea Market happening.

FIRST SLUGS, NOW FLEAS??! What other creepy crawlies are you guys gonna come up with next???

http://fleamarket.strikingly.com

Note to self: stop imagining imaginary conversations with self on a public blog. Okbyez.

Posted in diner, this week's specials

Been slacking on that exercise regime? 3 superfoods that are made with your sorry a** in mind

Do you have friends who take ages to reply to you? Like between 48 hours to never. And then miraculously one day you get an almost instant reply, and you’re like “Whoa they love me!” but turns out it’s only coz they’re on the porcelain throne and have nothing better to do. OR WORSE – ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLES???

Well. As it turns out, yours truly always gets instant replies. Only because I have a sixth sense for when my friends are making that long distance call, if you know what I mean.

X-Men with C-grade superpowers

My superhero name is "Lucky". What's yours?

My superhero name is “Lucky”. What’s yours?

We all have superpowers. It’s all a matter of whether you care to acknowledge them or not.

As a collective group of SuperSlugs, our special C-grade superpower is… dreaming up weird combinations of food and giving them glamorous names and fancy descriptions.

Such as Low-fat Carrot Vichyssoise topped with toasted sesame. On Twitter we even add a #superfood hashtag to it. We’re so relevant it hurts.

It's just carrot soup, peoples. Do you even know how to pronounce 'vichyssoise'? I don't. (Speaking da English is not one of my superpowers)

It’s just carrot soup, peoples. Do you even know how to pronounce ‘vichyssoise’? I don’t. (Speaking da English is not one of my superpowers)

Then there’s the Homemade Chia Seeded Honey Yoghurt. Selling point? Homemade (yes we make our own yoghurt). And chia seeds, the latest fitness foodie craze. We know this because we read the Straits Times.

This could be a C-grade superpower too. "Yo bro, I can have yoghurt for dinner without feeling like a wuss. CAN YOU, HUH, CAN YOU??" *flexes*

This could be a C-grade superpower too. “Yo bro, I can have yoghurt for dinner without feeling like a wuss. CAN YOU, HUH, CAN YOU??” *flexes*

To further prove our C-grade superpower-ness, we held an innocuous mac & cheese hostage, pelleted it with hand-rolled meatballs, smited it with Marmite (of all things), and finally interrogated it with an egg and lots of mozzarella. It survived the ordeal, emerged victorious and is now known as a “Mac & Cheese with Muscle“.

Captain Mac & Cheese

Captain Mac & Cheese

Carbo-load away, guys.

Carbo-load away, guys.

Finally, you can’t go wrong with the Super Combo of Nutella, bananas and toasted almonds. Perfect as either a pre-run boost or post-run treat.

You can't go wrong with Nutella. Period.

You can’t go wrong with Nutella. Period.

We summon our superpowers every week on Wednesday evening and they usually last through Sunday.

9 - 13 July

available all day, every day 9 – 13 July

We’re looking for more people with C-grade superpowers to join our team of X-Slugs. We’ll be at the ST Jobs career fair this weekend 12-13 July, Booth E22 at MBS halls D & E. If you know someone whose superpowers are yet unrecognised and underdeveloped, sacrifice them to us. Or if nothing else, come say Hi to lovely Jo-anne Slug and affable Andrew Slug.

We're at Booth E22. In case you hadn't noticed.

We’re at Booth E22. In case you hadn’t noticed.


More about the career fair http://www.stjobs.sg/fair/aboutus/at-a-glance
More about the positions we’re hiring for http://thegardenslug.com/jobs.html

Alright, it’s time to go make some rain now. But if it pools again at Commonwealth – IT WASN’T ME!

Posted in diner, Fit Food, Slug Power!, this week's specials

Natural Rainbow Cake now in 5 different sizes

After much gnashing of teeth, clenching of fists, picket protests with fire & brimstone thrown in … *drumroll* we’ve added a 1kg option for the All-Natural Rainbow Cake!

And by “we”, we mean our alter ego Dough Empire dot com.

Okay fine, we’re prone to exaggeration. It gets lonely in the oven mmkay? There was no brimstone. Nor fire. Nor pickets. But there was plenty of something called “popular demand”.

The new slender 1kg All-Natural Rainbow Cake isn’t square like its chunkier siblings; it measures roughly 25cm x 8cm (10″ x 3.2″) and is packed in a clean, minimalist Swedish/Japanese-inspired box with a peekaboo window for.. well.. peeking.

New clean, minimalist Swedish/Japanese-inspired cake boxes   New clean, minimalist Swedish/Japanese-inspired cake boxes

Everything else remains the same. Same natural fruit dye, same natural greek yoghurt cream cheese, same low sugar content.

Special introductory price of $60 for 1kg option (u.p. $65) from now until 18 June 2014. Enter the code RAINBOWLOVE after the checkout screen for $5 discount on your All-Natural Rainbow Cake order.

All natural rainbow cake w light yoghurt cream cheese frosting

Posted in sweet, this week's specials

Meatballs, Mushrooms, Moritz and Marriage!

Giving you the best of the best of the best this week.

Gear up for quarter-pound Italian sausage meatballs, or go ballistic with a half-pound if you’re feeling ballsy! (HURHUR GEDDIT? GEDDIT??) Hand-rolled, slathered & grilled in slow-simmered hickory bbq sauce & caramelised onion-infused cream.

Served atop ruffled buttery mash & gooey mozzarella

Served atop ruffled buttery mash & gooey mozzarella

Mushroom lovers soup. For mushroom lovers and lovers of mushrooms.

For mushroom lovers & lovers of mushroom. We don't even know what that means but we keep repeating it to ourselves. This must be what it's like to be North Korean.

For mushroom lovers & lovers of mushroom. We don’t even know what that means but we keep repeating it to ourselves. This must be what it’s like to be North Korean.

Moritz ~ the golden bubbly beer of Barcelona. Aromatic & heat-busting, this great Catalan beer is 1-for-1 this week while stocks last.

It is the only beer made entirely with natural mineral water from the Font d’Or springs of Montseny.

It is the only beer made entirely with natural mineral water from the Font d’Or springs of Montseny.

Moritz Manifesto

And, a marriage! Slugphiles Niki & Johnathan are solemnising their vows to put up with each other for eternity this Friday evening (6th June) right here at TGS. There will be balloons, a Justice of Peace, good people and good music. We are closing the indoor dining area from 6pm, however walk-ins are welcome at the al fresco dining area as per normal. Call 86888575 to book a good outdoor table ahead of others, or chope online at http://blog.thegardenslug.com/reservations/

Our specials for the week, at a glance. Full in-house menu can be found here.

specials for the week 4th to 8th June 2014, or while fresh ingredients last

specials for the week 4th to 8th June 2014, or while fresh ingredients last

Posted in diner, this week's specials

An ode to the vegetarians, non-vegetarians and the dessertarians

This weekend the Shroomgasmic Platter returns! For all the fairies who keep missing out on it everytime it’s a special – we gots crazy good news for you: It’s now on the regular menu. Ho yes. You’re welcome.

Created by the very charming Jo-Anne “The Lady” Slug. We call her The Lady after Aung San Suu Kyi; if you ever meet her you’ll know why.
The Ultimate Shroomgasm

Also beat the crazy heat with a refreshing honey, thyme & mint tea. Drinking it while chanting “AAAAAAAAAA ZABENYAAAAA” is guaranteed to bring the rains. No srsly, do it. We’ll chant along with you.
Home-brewed fresh Mint, Thyme & Honey Tea

If you’re feeling jittery from the workweek’s madness, soothe thy soul with a slow-roasted potato & carrot vichyssoise. Yes, yes we know vichyssoise is typically served chilled but we like ours warm coz… HEY we’re Asian after all. CORRECTO?? This holy trinity should seal the deal and you’ll leave a very happy camper. If you’re a vegetarian.
happy bunny vichyssoise

Now we haven’t forgotten the non-vegetarians of the world. Yes, you know who we’re talkin about. The crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who stand by their meat in this age of ever-looming bearded vegan hipsters. This is for you ~ ★ The Garden Slug Mixed Grill ★ ~ In this platter, you will see the universe supporting your entire existence. Char-grilled ribeye steak strips, juicy lamb loin chops, herby bratwurst sausages, all regally sat atop our Real Rustic Mash™ with a token side of fresh garden salad.

Our ode to all the non-vegetarians out there. Photo © Da Ze Lee

Our ode to all the non-vegetarians out there.

Photo © Da Ze Lee

Photo © Kelvin Lee

Photo © Kelvin Lee

We haven’t forgotten the dessertarians either. Those of you who have a separate stomach for all things desserty. Take your pick from the last page of our regular menu, or try something different this week with our fudge-covered, almond-crusted not-too-cheesy vanilla bean cheesecake.
fudge-covered, almond-crusted not-too-cheesy vanilla bean cheesecake

The weekend bookings look clear but just in case, whip out your true Singapore spirit and book ahead of others. It is Mothers Day weekend after all, but you already knew that, right? Chope by phone 86888575 or Chope online.


For those who didn’t get the “AAAAAA ZABENYAAAAAA” reference.

The Lion King is about family. So, Happy Mothers Day ^_^

Posted in diner, this week's specials

What’s on Twitter

Blog Categories

Archives