From bendy boba straws (great for kids!) to the new Shake Shack @ Orchard, a boozy hotel brunch at home and more, here’s what’s new this month
New month, new finds! There’s lots of F&B news this month, including a new delivery service for nutritious, hotpot-ready fish collagen soup and a new gourmet food hall at Tekka for some of the best hawker fare in SG. Plus, the newest Shake Shack opens on Orchard and we’ve got the deets on strapless face masks!
Swipe through to see what’s new in Singapore for August 2020!
Lead image by Not So SAHM via Crate and Barrel
Shake Shack has opened their third restaurant in Singapore and it’s on Orchard Road! The new branch at Liat Towers boasts world-exclusive lemonades and the chain’s first digital ordering kiosks in the country.
Downstairs from the streetside section of the restaurant is a sunken patio in an open-air setting, which gives homage to the original Shack in Madison Square Park. The Orchard Road Shack takes inspiration from the nearby Botanic Gardens and uses traditional garden and greenhouse elements to link the inviting patio to the inside space with abundant foliage. Local artist Danielle Tay created an energetic mural that anchors the patio and showcases Singapore’s landmarks.
Now, who’s ready for some burgers?
Shake Shack Orchard, 541 Orchard Road #01-01, Liat Towers,
Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm,
Midnight, Friday, Saturday & PH – 11am
Imagine a sharing app, just like those for bikes or cars, but for… food containers? Enter Muuse, a smart system of reusable takeaway containers that let’s you borrow and return reusable cups and food boxes in various locations on the island. Lightweight and easy to clean, their wheat fibre food boxes with natural bamboo lids are available for delivery or pick up at selected partner cafes!
foodpanda has collaborated with Muuse to have their food and drinks delivered in the reusable containers and cups at participating restaurants, including Burn (Club Street), Shake Farm HQ (Telok Ayer), Penang Kitchen (Coronation Arcade), and selected O’Coffee Club outlets (Seletar, Sengkang, SGH, Jurong West, Northpoint).
Simply download the Muuse app and sign up for free! While ordering on the foodpanda app, you can select reusable items from the menu list, and add the number of required containers to your cart. After your meal, just follow the instructions on the Muuse app for dropping off the containers.
Has your kiddo caught the boba bug too? If metal or bamboo straws are too stiff but you still want to teach your bubs to reduce plastic waste, Lexngo’s Silicone Resealable Jumbo Straws are a perfect alternative for sustainably sipping on bubble tea!
Made from 100% European-Grade silicone that’s also non-toxic and BPA-free, the Silicone Resealable Jumbo Straw ($18 for a pack of 2) features an ultra-bendy form that fits snugly in your bag without losing its shape, and comes with a leak-proof seal that can be unzipped for easy, thorough cleaning.
NB: My almost-one-year-old loves the regular-sized Lexngo straw! She really enjoys sipping water through it and I’m glad I don’t have to worry because it’s so gentle on her gums. I’m sure the jumbo straw will be a hit with bigger kids!
Find it: Available in packs of two from 9 August onwards on www.lexngo.com.sg
With the opening of the new Tekka Place, comes the official launch of the 10,000-square foot two-storey Xin Tekka, Tekka’s largest food hall! Xin Tekka’s stellar line-up includes local hawker legends, comeback restauranteurs, and new-generation food entrepreneurs, each carefully scouted island-wide to reflect Singapore’s diverse food culture. Well-loved brands such as Pang Hakka Noodle, Casa Bom Vento Express, and Alhambra Satay will now be available there for us to enjoy Singapore’s unique hawker culture and reinterpreted recipes with well-loved dishes.
Xin Tekka, 2 Serangoon Rd Singapore, Singapore 218227
Love a good hotpot sesh, mama? Now you can enjoy that rich fish soup goodness right at home, minus the hours of slaving away at the stove making a broth! ÁO Broth is a slow-cooked, nutritious and comforting fish collagen soup packed in convenient pouches in various sizes. All you have to do is heat up and serve! It’s boiled over a slow fire and made with wholesome ingredients too – fish, chicken and pork bones, salt and pepper, without added preservatives or MSG, and is gluten and dairy-free – making it perfect for even littlies to enjoy.
ÁO Broth is made in small batches and is low fat, low cholesterol and lower in sodium, while being rich in collagen. You can have it on its own, in a steamboat dinner or to easily whip up your own dishes with the recipes on their website.
Find it: ÁO Broth is available from $16 for a 500ml Single Pouch on aobroth.com
Looking for a luxurious brunch experience to have at home? Following the successful launch of their signature take-home brunch edition from Brasserie Les Saveurs, St. Regis has collaborated with Moët Hennessy Diageo to create a boozy brunch indulgence with a new tailored experience. Featuring new mains and an intoxicating line-up of handcrafted cocktails, you’ll get the chance to spoil yourself for a special occasion this #stayhome season!
Slated to launch on 1 August 2020, the St. Regis Boozy brunch will be available daily from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm for takeaway and delivery during the month.
St. Regis Boozy Brunch: The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is available tor takeaway and delivery from 1 – 31 August 2020, 12pm – 8pm, $398 for two adults
Looking to work out safely at home while pregnant or after having your baby, mama? The Ease into Exercise Kits by Health2Mama are expertly developed lists of advice and tips on how to exercise safely, with 10 safe 20-minute workouts to try at home. Developed by SG-based mama and physio Rebecca Aldridge, the tried and tested collections of exercises and movements are designed to help you exercise safely during and after your pregnancy in the most comfortable way.
In collaboration with GetActive! Singapore, the Pregnancy Ease Into Exercise Kit and Postnatal Ease Into Exercise Kit are going for just $9 each (U.P. $49) in celebration of National Day!
Each package includes all access to the Health2Mama app (including in-app videos!), guidelines for safe exercise, advice for best posture, how to wear a baby carrier correctly, and even access to the supportive private Facebook group to chat with others in the the Health2Mama community!
Click below to find out more:
Say hello to the Trehaus TLC Card – an initiative launched during the COVID crisis to help us all support local businesses! The TLC Card connects families with Singaporean merchants from food and beverage, retail, lifestyle, wellness, education + enrichment and travel + hospitality – promising something for everyone in the family!
Just download it for free on the website (limited to the first 500 downloads) to enjoy 1-for-1, 50% off and $50 off deals from your favourite brands, curated for the discerning modern family.
While salons, spas and aesthetic clinics are now allowed to operate, there are some of us out there who are still wary of indulging in some treatments due to hygiene reasons – particularly if it requires us to be maskless and in close contact with our therapist, such as during a facial.
Pioneer of Korean aesthetics in Singapore, Dr SM Yuen of Atlas Medical ~ Derma-Regen Clinic is exploring his latest invention of the VX Mask, a strapless face mask that covers just the nose and mouth, while leaving the rest of the face exposed for ease of treatments. The mask uses a self-adhesive medical grade hypoallergenic skin adhesive tape that creates a seal around the nose and mouth that can last for as long as six to eight hours. The mask can also be removed for eating or drinking and reapplied up to six times.
The patent-pending VX Mask is a standard surgical 3-ply mask with two hydrophobic non-woven layers and a middle melt-blown filter. It also meets international standards (ASTM F2100 and ISO 10993-5) and is said to be much more comfortable compared to regular masks. It allows breathability as the area to hold the exhaled air is also smaller, leading to less “air trap” between mask and face. It also helps to reduce fogging of glasses due to the smaller amount of air trapped in the mask.
Find it: The VX Mask will be available for sale in boxes of 40s at $0.90 per piece ($36 per box), at Atlas Medical ~ Derma-Regen Clinic located at Ngee Ann City Tower B, #24-08/10.