Are Rainbow Cakes really made of unicorn tears?

Somebody out there is crazy enough to think our crude li’l bakery Dough Empire is going to become a “Future Classic”.

LOL WTF SRSLY? Check back in 10 years time and see, k. 

LOL WTF SRSLY? Check back in 10 years time and see, k.

Dough Empire - the anti-bakery. Bake Love, Not War

Shameless advertorial: Visit www.DoughEmpire.com to find out why we are the anti-bakery

I dunno what they’re smoking but they invited Dough Empire to be part of some ‘designery’ event at … the National Design Centre, of course, duh.

IKR? Cray cray.

IKR? Cray cray.

They even asked us to give a talk! Not one, but two! LAWL!! Have they even MET us?? The only thing we’ve got going for us is that our baker Joseph is quite the eye candy. That’s about it, honestly.

The VIP (Very Important Parts) specially highlighted for those with Old Flower Eye syndrome, just like us

The VIP (Very Important Parts) specially highlighted for those with Old Flower Eye syndrome, just like us

Whatever you do, DO NOT come at 3pm to see us make fools of ourselves.

Just to troll everyone, we’re gonna bake some stuff that’s not even on our online store yet, put it in a box and call it “When Unicorns Cry – The Dough Empire Medley”. The boxes will be in 3 different sizes – basic, deluxe and premium, packed in environmentally-friendly unbleached canvas tote bags.

(this one example picture onli)

(this one example picture onli)

Like any other evil capitalist trying to “do the right thing”, we’ll donate a few cents of our gazillion dollar sales to our favourite cat lady Elaine of Love Kuching Project, and our favourite bleeding-heart-socialist Carrie of Daughters of Tomorrow.

That hipster enuff for the event, you think? We’re hoping to see more tai-tais than hipsters to be very honest. Becoz Aunty Killers ‘R’ Us.

See youse there ~ stay awesome Gotham

#futureclassicsg

Organised by Kapok Singapore (they must REALLY be smokin sumthin)

Hosted at National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road

13-14 Sep 2014

11am-6pm

Are rainbow cakes really made of unicorn tears? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and we might just pick one of you to receive a deluxe box of When Unicorns Cry.

Posted in bakery, Dough Empire, events

The Ultimate Bangers & Mash

Herby pork Bratwurst, chicken chipolata & hand-moulded spicy italian sausages, atop Real Mash™ and then some. Pairs perfectly with the new Weltenburger we just brought in, in our not-so-humble-opinion.

Slightly chao-da version

The Ultimate Bangers & Mash. Slightly chao-da version, which most people like

For those who think charred = burnt = bad, make sure to tell us you don't like your food charred, mmkay? We aim to please.

For those who think charred = burnt = bad, make sure to tell us you don’t like your food charred, mmkay? We aim to please.

Tall person's POV.

Tall person’s POV.

The Weltenburger we mentioned earlier is one fine, fine beer, brewed in the tradition of Benedictine monks, in one of the world’s oldest monastery breweries. Makes you feel top o’ the world. History nerds click here.

THE BEAR GRYLLS OF BEER! ok maybe not.

THE BEAR GRYLLS OF BEER!
ok maybe not.


What other beer have you tried that you think will go well with The Ultimate Bangers & Mash? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment. We’ll pick one lucky commenter to get a six-pack of Weltenburger to share.

Posted in diner, scrumptious

Do you realise Moon Cakes don’t actually look like the moon? Well, these babies do

…… the surface of the moon, that is…. (and its surrounding neighbours: the planets, stars and galaxies…)

Moon Crater Cookies - Planets of the Universe

Moon Crater Cookies - Stardust

Moon Crater Cookies - Old Is Gold

Moon Crater Cookies - Starry Starry Night

For once. Edibles that are as ghastly as the surface of the moon.

For once. Edibles that are as ghastly as the surface of the moon.

Moon Crater Cookies - Meteorite Crushhh

Quick link to place your order ?? http://ow.ly/AVTw2

Leave a comment below and share your most memorable Mid-Autumn memory.

I’ll pick out a couple of commenters to get a box of seriously ugly Moon Crater Cookies to have under the light of your cheap lanterns and bitter Pu Er tea.

Love,
Aaron

P.S. Love how many of you are interacting on our bakery’s Facebook page and Instagram.

Posted in bakery, Dough Empire

Extraordinary journeys to ordinary lives

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A son. A daughter. A mother. A friend. An employee. A boss. A colleague.

The UN[SEEN] is a roving photo exhibit that depicts the lives of transgender people in Singapore, and provides a glimpse into their extraordinary journey to lead ordinary lives.

Their stories are diverse and these people congregate from all walks of life to be featured in this project.

Some of them lead muted, sub-par lives to avoid discrimination and exist alongside mainstream society, not quite blending in, yet not truly standing out either, for their overt gender ambiguity. Others choose to embrace their unique identity openly.

There will always be those who do not conform to societal norms of having a gender binary system, and these people will forever live in the shadows cast by prejudice and unfair stereotypes, but remember:

underneath those layers marred by misunderstanding is a family member, friend, or even a co-worker with their own lives to lead, just like you and me.

~~~

UN[SEEN] is brought to you by Break The Binary as a roving exhibition in Singapore.

After its much-touted soft launch success at Artistry, we are very much humbled and honoured to be the chosen home of UN[SEEN] for the next couple of months.

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To view the complete collection, visit The Garden Slug during opening hours.

This exhibition is free for all.

Posted in events, gallery

18 new foods you should try this week

So we’ve done a menu refresh once more! Thank you for unofficially ‘upvoting’ items that were once on the Specials menu in a previous life. Your constant nagging feedback has enabled them to rise from the ashes like a stubborn zombie and crawl their way into the regular menu. OK let’s get the foodporn rolling before this turns into yet another rambling, pointless blogpost…

Lamb Burger

We’ve renamed this The Green Lamburghini in the new menu.
It’s a char-roasted LAMB loin BURGer with zucHINI & fresh herb relish. Geddit? Geddit?? *self amuse >_< *

Hand-rubbed Pepper Ribeye Steak

Hand-rubbed Pepper Ribeye Steak, piled w mushrooms and melted cheese, drenched in our sekret Smokehouse beer gravy

Passionade Spritz

Passionfruit + lemonade + sparkling wine = Passionade Spritz
Perfect for those passionately hot days we seem to get a lot of lately.

high protein chia seed honey yoghurt

It’s what we call the perfect breakfast, chock-full of Superfoods: chia seeds, homemade yoghurt (yes we make our own yoghurt), honey, muesli, nuts and fresh-cut seasonal fruits.
Available all day, every day, from the time we open until we close shop. Yes you can have breakfast for dinner, who say cannot??

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Someone once commented, “Wah, the Nutella free one ah??”
When it comes to Nutella, you just have to go full-on hardcore. There’s no point being stingy.
Nutella Hot Chocolate – meant to be lip-smackingly messy.

Nutella Iced Chocolate

Ditto with the iced version

Nutella Iced Chocolate

All the pretty Nutella-slathered highballs, sat in a row.

Nutella Iced Chocolate WITH BACON

You can add bacon to anything, even a Nutella Iced Chocolate!
Someone on Twitter suggested this, and we thought ‘Hey why not!’ Turned out pretty awesome, to be honest.

"Umami" - considered by many to be the 5th taste (coz is not salty, not sweet, not sour, not bitter...) Umami has a mild but lasting aftertaste that is difficult to describe. It induces salivation and a sensation of furriness on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth. -Wikipedia Let us know how your taste receptors respond to our new Spicy Umami Marmite Veggie Pasta. Add chicken or shrimp for extra happyness.

“Umami” – considered by many to be the 5th taste (coz is not salty, not sweet, not sour, not bitter…)
Umami has a mild but lasting aftertaste that is difficult to describe. It induces salivation and a sensation of furriness on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth. -Wikipedia say one, so it must be true!
Let us know how your taste receptors respond to our new Spicy Umami Marmite Veggie Pasta. Add chicken or shrimp for extra happyness.

Meatballs and beer cheese fondue

Unabashedly named “Totes Amazeballs” in our menu. We have no shame.
Totes Amazeballs is – you guessed it – a pile of battered meatballs (beef+pork) that works best when dunked in our sekret Smokehouse beer gravy. See next picture for eating instructions.

beer-battered meatballs and beer cheese fondue

As promised – How To Eat “Totes Amazeballs” in 2 easy steps!
We are trying too hard to be young, hip and relevant, hor? *sigh*
Pro tip: Wash it down with beer so you get a triple beer experience — beer battered balls, beer gravy and … ice-cold beer on its own.

masala chai tea latte

You know we have chai for staff tea break almost every day. We know some of you have been desperately lusting after it, willing to pay good money rather than slave for us to get a measly chai in return. (yes our Slugs works for chai, not cash)
OK lor, make for you lor. Add into the menu lor. Dun say we neh listen.

the ultimate shroomgasm

For mushroom lovers and lovers of mushrooms.
A super-shroomy platter of:
• Mushroom Munchkins
• Sichuan-peppered Shiitake Tempura
• Grilled Portobello
• Trio Mushroom Stroganoff Crostini
Served with Truffled Garlic Mayo for the ultimate shroomgasm!
Eat die you.

frothy matcha latte

Sibeh macho name for what’s actually a frothy matcha latte hahahahahahahahaha

matcha latte

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high protein vegan all day breakfast

V is for Vegan Wholesome Breakfast
You get a high-protein platter full of superfoods!
• tofu scramble in caramelised soy sauce
• roasted tomatoes
• zucchini pappardelle with almond crunch
• white button mushrooms (no butter)
• hand-moulded chickpea & lentil patties
• fresh-cut seasonal fruits

high protein vegan all day breakfast

Lovingly created by Jo-Anne “The Lady” Slug

dessert mini smorgasbord by dough empire. Bake Love, Not War™

In the dessert section, you’ll see “the DEssert tray” , where you’ll get a mini smorgasbord of 3-4 different cakes and pastries.
The selection changes every day and are freshly baked by Dough Empire who incidentally got a really nice endorsement on HungryGoWhere recently! Well done! *pat pat ruffles hair pat pat*

See the full, refreshed menu here.

If this year was your last, what’s the one thing you want to eat at The Garden Slug? Leave a comment on Le Slug Blog.

For 1 commenter, I’ll work with you to make it a reality :)

Love,
Sluggy

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