Food Revolution Day, Singapore

On 19 May 2012, the Jamie Oliver Foundation will launch its first-ever Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to inspire, educate and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food.

  • What: Food Revolution Day Dinner Party
  • When: 19th May 2012, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: The Lawn, Biopolis Way

In Singapore, a group of passionate food lovers, are putting their heads together and organizing Food Revolution Day. This is an attempt to help spread awareness about the importance of what goes into our food.

Why we’re starting a revolution
These days, the majority of the world’s population is more likely to die from obesity than from hunger. In fact, in America, more people die from diet-related diseases every year than drugs, alcohol, and war combined.

That’s why we want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.

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You can expect to see cooking demos, food photography and healthcare talks.
We will be looking forward to catch up with our food blogger friends.

Hello to Ms Tam Chiak, Derrick, Ms Lobster and Melissa 🙂

Food bloggers are a special breed of people, besides taking awesome make-you-hungry pictures, their vocabulary is very powerful. They can use 10 words to describe cheese, when Daddy can only say cheese is “sweet or sour” wahaha (get it?)


Oh, and food bloggers are mostly fun people who love to share their photography and culinary insights. Everybody is welcome, come down with your family, kids, and friends.
Have fun, eat healthy and simply ENJOY the day 🙂

Get in touch :
https://www.facebook.com/FoodRevolutionSingapore
http://foodrevolutionday.com
http://twitter.com/foodrevsg

Halia’s 4 course set Dinner for Mummy dearest

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Last week, Daddy was invited to a food tasting session at Halia (Botanic Gardens).
Halia is Malay for ginger (teh-Halia got it?), and that could explain why our cuisines and even mocktail always carry a tinge of ginger.

We start with a refreshing Halia Jive. This is Halia’ signature mocktail.
Ice blended fresh ginger, fruit punch, orange, honey ($12)

Halia is surrounded by lush greenery, offering secluded intimacy to it’s diners.
(photo credit to Halia)

In the evening, Halia is lighted by natural lighting and candles, it will be an experience to go alfresco with friends or family. We definitely love Halia’s landscaping setup, very condusive for chit chats, over sumptuous fine dining !

This Mother’s day weekend from 11-13 May, Halia has something in store to pamper our Mummies. A special four course dinner awaits her.

Halia’s 4-course Mother’s Day set dinner is priced at $140++ per person with the beef main course, and $150++ per person with the seabass main course. This menu is also available as ala carte instead of a set.

Home made bread, so appetizing! This humble bread set expectations high among the parents.

#01 – Starter – Capsicum veloute with pan-seared lobster and truffle oil

The Capsicum veloute is actually made from bell peppers, but Daddy thought the lobster broth is mildly sweet but thick with lobster essence. Daddy is tempted to use his bread as dip.

#02 – Entrée – Tian of crab in garlic aioli, egg white, beetroot petal and chive with mille feuille of buttered brioche and passionfruit puree

Crab is filled with different sauces, it oozes different textures in our mouths. Delicious.

Look at Halia’s professional photos. Our dining experience is greatly enhanced by artistic decorations and layout.

(photo credit to Halia)

#03 – Main Course – Char-grilled Rangers Valley beef tenderloin with puree of butternut squash, cranberry beef jus, soft herb salad in green lime vinaigrette and edible flowers (photo credit to Halia)

Or Pan-fried line-caught sea bass fillet with yuzu orange reduction, siphon of truffle mash potato and lait de soja

Daddy chose the sea bass. It was crispy outside, sweet freshness inside ! We finished every morsel, leaving no scraps behind ! When fish is this good, you do not even need condiment to enhance the flavour.

The mash potato was too soft and spongy for Daddy, but if you love mousse, you will love chef’s potato creation.

#4 – Milk chocolate bar, orange caramel ice cream, blood orange gelee

Halia wrap up Mummy’s dinner with cool desserts. We order Milk chocolate bar, and it was heavenly to scoop up every drop of ice cream.

Another dessert would be Strawberry gazpacho, cocoa streusel, basil sorbet, black peppercorn snap.

In between our servings, we catch up on family stories and jokes.
We can watch the chefs at work through Halia’s open kitchen concept.

We got to sample Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch too. Available from 12 & 13 May, from 10am-4pm. Look at what Halia is offering to titillate our taste buds.

For oyster lovers, half dozen seasonal baked oysters for ($30)
They come in different flavourings, spicy, sweet, onion.

Parmesan and basil fregola, tempura of green asparagus and baby nasu, vine-ripened tomato and morel emulsion ($34)

This is actually a sort of pasta made from small beads.

Granny Smith apple salad, grape, yuzu walnut, raisin, parmesan & candied orange twist in honey mustard dressing ($20).

Poached eggs on brioche, dill hollandaise, roasted brown mushroom, spinach & tomato with crisp back bacon ($25).

Daddy can order this for breakfast everyday, love the crispy bacon with molten egg !

The ladies ordered ginger tea to end their evening. The warm beverage helps with digestion and was soothing. Daddy should know better than to order black coffee duh.

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks Halia and FoodNews’ Leroy for hosting us. Leroy’s rich food vocabulary and descriptives meant we parent-bloggers only need to concentrate on taking photos and enjoying ourselves. You need to know a bit of French to pronounce all the dishes, Bon appetit !

Do pop by for more foodies photos at our Fanpage.

If you are looking for a venue to make Mummy happy or an intimate corner with your spouse, try Halia at Botanic Gardens.

The Halia is located at 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569. For reservations, please call 8444 1148 or email alicetang@halia.com.sg