Sawatdee Khap-cakes
At the behest of a friend, we created these babies for their booth at the upcoming Fantastic Thai Market on 12th September. So the conversation goes something like this~

Friend: Bro, can you create some Thai-themed stuff for our next bazaar?
TGS: *brainstorms for two days*
TGS: Ok we gonna make you a Tom Yum cupcake and a Kanom cupcake. We gonna call them….. wait for it….. SAWATDEE KHAP-CAKES
TGS: Geddit?? GEDDIT????? ???

It’s a wonder we still have any friends at all.

Anyhoo, these all-natural cupcakes will be available at The Garden Slug through the week (or while they last), and for one day only at Wellness Hut‘s health & wellness booth at Fantastic Thai Market @ Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (12 Sep 2016, 10am-6pm). Quite likely the last bazaar at the historical landmark before it closes for a major makeover.

Tom Yum ~ lemongrass & ginger cake crusted with chili lime caramel
Kanom ~ pandan cake with gula melaka fudge & coconut flakes
Made with all-natural ingredients – no artificial colouring, no synthetic flavouring.

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The ones available at the Thai-themed bazaar on 12 Sep will also be sugar-free, baked fresh using iLite’s Cook&Bake low-GI sugar replacement product. Ashley and Yanling will be able to tell you more about this “sugar-free sugar”, so say Hi to them for us, k! They’re as friendly as we are, minus the syiok sendiri (self-amusing) lame jokes ^_^

#sharinghappyness #foodneverabandons #thatswhatfriendsarefor #toignoreallyourlamejokes

Do you like the idea of all-natural cakes? Visit our cyber bakery Dough Empire to see more.
Dough Empire is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Why did we name our new cocktail “50.39”?


Thanks to Kiss92‘s Maddy, Jason, and Arnold, we learned that hor, you cannot anyhowly use a certain hemsem Olympic gold medallist’s name to promote your product, even if he truly madly deeply eats your food or drinks your Milo every day. Because said athlete’s name is owned by the Olympic committee, or something to that effect. O, the things one learns listening to radio!!

50point39 Olympic Gold Medal Cocktail

So while it’s not true that said athlete frequents our little joint (prolly never even heard of us), it is true that we would like to celebrate the legend and his triumph nonetheless, because #singapuraboleh hokay!

In true Slug fashion, any celebration worth its weight in gold requires alcohol. So, we concocted a boozy cocktail of blueberries and green apple with a splash of gin & vodka.

It’s called “50.39” after the new record-breaking timing. It is also the time it takes us to make one of these babies. HOW COOL IS THAT?! ??? #ownself

50point39 Olympic Gold Medal Cocktail

Available from today through the week. If you feel like going all out, then do come by on Mondays & Tuesdays when we offer a 1-for-1 spesh on all our cocktails, yes, including this one.

#sharinghappyness #goldmedalcocktail #canyounameallthepunsinthispost

Bring your furkids along! Our al fresco seating area is always pet-friendly.
Opening hours: Mon Tue 6pm-10.30pm, Wed Thu Fri 11am-10.30pm, Sat Sun PH 9am-10.30pm
☏ 86888575 ⚫ Easy online booking

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Feeling adventurous? Try something new this week ~ our Waffle Iron Panini!
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Part-superfood, part-hipsterfood. It is made with our original virgin coconut-chickpea hummus, cottage cheese, and strawberry-basil bruschetta, all piled on top of a waffle iron-pressed herby panini.
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Make it an all-day-breakfast-of-champions by adding cheery sunny-side-up or creamy scrambled eggs. You can also ask to add smoked salmon.
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Available in-house from today through the week, and can be delivered to you via Deliveroo.

#sharinghappyness #foodneverabandons

We have pet-friendly al fresco seating.
☎ 86888575
Online reservation

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Illusion – Nipples – Eggsplosion

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
—Douglas Adams

… is naming something ‘mee siam mai hum’ when there is neither mee siam nor a single hum in it.

(p/s: we added a book AND reading glasses to make the pic look… somewhat, er, intellectual. Have you read said book or would you like to win it? Let us know in the comments and we’ll set something up.)

Pic: Squid-inked “mee siam”-inspired pasta with plump prawns • Frothy Thai Iced Tea Latte • ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ by Douglas Adams (not available in menu)
Mee Siam Mai Hum pasta

This one makes its rounds every other year or so, with the same ol’ peoples calling it “nipples” instead of nibbles and thinking it very funny #eyerollemoji

An old and new favourite. Perhaps one day we shall make a “10-year series” of specials.

Pic: Triple-parmesan-crusted Fish Nibbles, served with our signature zesty banh mee dip
Photo © Nicholas Lee
Parmesan Fish Nipples Nibbles

How many of you can relate this to the two breakfast scenes in V for Vendetta? Hands up! 😀

Basically a buffed up version of ‘egg-in-a-basket’ — we threw it in the gym and whipped it into a cracking grilled ham & cheese-cum-egg-in-hole sandwich. Slay it (with a wimpy butter knife) like the vigilante that you are and watch the eggplosive fun! You can also ask for a topping of an eggstra ripped whole portobello mushroom.

Before the slay
Humpty Dumpty before slaying

After the slay
Humpty Dumpty

And….. here’s an easter egg for y’all ^_^

Don’t we all just love the sight of a masked, murdering vigilante wearing a flowery, pink apron and a tea towel over the shoulder? # ^_^

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Did something “bad”? 3 stupid-simple ways to appease the Parental Unit

Okay, we admit that headline was pure clickbait. Guilty as charged. We’re bad peoples. You are truly not going to find anything here that is going to add value to your life in any way. Please. Just leave.

*wistful sigh*
☾begin lonely Slug ramblings☽

seafood sonata
♪♫ If your parents had sent you for music lessons and you, like us, had failed to make a decent career out of it (e.g. royal philharmonic orchestra member, piano teacher, street busker), you could still at least reward their years of tuition fees by telling them what a Sonata means.
Failing that. The least you could do is put a smile on said parent’s face by assembling a platter of the following ☮ Peace Øffering™ (100% success rate. Yes, we gonna give you step-by-step instructions):

  • 1 x whole fish. Scaled, gutted, filleted, coated with tempura batter & parmesan crumbs, and then fried until golden like the sun
  • 1 x small squid. Gutted, sliced into rings, battered and fried as above
  • Medley of chips: french fries, sweet potato fries, and keropok ikan (traditional fish crackers)
  • Slice of lemon and handful of cherry tomatoes, for colour and the deception of ‘wholesomeness’
  • Chopped cilantro, again for colour, and some people actually like it (not everyone thinks it tastes like soap ☠ )

⚐ Failing that. We are happy to help prepare the above Peace Øffering™ on your behalf in exchange for a small fee.
Peace Øffering Pte Ltd hotline: ☎ 86888575

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tom yum pasta vongole (1)
We’re extending this special dish for another two weeks, because
[1] we ran out of clams last week, and although most of you agreed it tastes great with shrimp, too… we know most of youse really really really love clams. Good news, clams are back in stock ☺
[2] you keep asking for it. Simple as that ☺ Bring yo mama this time!
p/s: we added the notebook to make the pic look intellectual

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frothy rose hibiscus bandung (1)
Last day to try this, if you’re into drinking real ⚘ flower ⚘ petals. Not even sure why we created this; it’s got hipster written all over it and you know we are sooooo not hipster. Or are we? Because someone once said we’re ten-years-old so we were the first hipsters. Okay we’re talking to ourselves again and that’s not cool, Sluggie. Not. Cool. (More proof that we’re not hipsters coz we’re so uncool…)

⛐ Anyhoo, in a few short hours, we’re changing the special beverage of the week to something alcoholic. Like, upside-down-bottle-in-a-mug kind of alcoholic. We think it’ll be a fun drink/game for a Mother’s Day weekend, because everyone knows a family that drinks together spills all their dirty little secrets together.

Even =^_^= Cowboy doesn’t respond to our monologues anymore. We’re so lonely, pls come chat with us. Hi.


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