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#gontrangoeslocal Gula melaka triumphed over peanuts, char siew and laksa to become the new starring flavour of Tiong Bahru Bakery after a social media vote. Celebrity baker Gontran Cherrier’s gula melaka and crushed peanuts kouign amann marries sweet with crunchy, and it’s available alongside the gula melaka with chocolate and grated coconut combinations ($4.50 each) until 30 November.


#nissinrecipe Nissin‘s launched their latest ramen flavor ($3.85/bundle): the springy, round Hokkaido Miso noodles come with wakame seaweed toppings and go well with a pat of butter and ajitama. Visit to see how else you can transform your instant ramen, including the Kyushu Black and Tokyo Shoyu flavours.


#WTF #sharinghappyness The Garden Slug makes seemingly opposite hashtags work: on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays (hence W.T.F.) diners access a special lunch menu (11am-3pm) including mains like The Ultimate bangers and mash ($23.50) and fall-off-the-bone baby back pork ribs with hickory BBQ sauce ($25.90); both come with soup and garlic bread fingers.