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

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa

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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Cheesecake Mutant Ninja Turtle

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

3 superfoods made for X-Men with C-grade superpowers

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

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