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5 of the Most Nutrient-Rich Foods You Need to Eat Right Now!

TEXT: YASMEEN HAMEED-CHAN
PHOTOGRAPHY: VERNON WONG
STYLING: FISH CHAN

1. Clams

Iron-Rich For More Energy

Believe it or not, clams are right up there with beef liver when it comes to iron content. Low iron levels may result in a lack of energy and focus. Clams are also loaded with the essential vitamin, B12. If you’re tired of eating oily fish, change it up with these once in a while.

 

2. Tumeric

Curcumin Component, Anti-Inflammatory

The spice to rule all spices! Turmeric’s key compound – curcumin – is liked to several health benefits, primarily as an anti-inflammatory agent, and beneficial in the fight against heart disease and cancer. Try adding a teaspoon of turmeric to your carrot/orange smoothie.

 

3. Buckwheat Noodles

Protein Substitute For Red Meat

We can’t help but love our carbs, and buckwheat noodles (soba) are your best bet to replace noodles. Fat- and cholesterol-free, buckwheat is high in protein and minerals like manganese that may lower the risk of diabetes and arthritis. Also great for those one a gluten-free diet.

 

4. Seaweed

Rich Source Iodine, Good for Thyroid Health

Algae was the rage last year, but when was the last time you picked up some in the supermarket? Seaweed sheets, on the other hand, are easily available to eat as a snack or even to be used as a low-card substitute to bread wraps.

 

5. Beetroot

High Nitric Oxide Content Boosts Metabolism

You might have noticed the muscle man at your gym downing beetroot shots – and he might just be on to something. Suggestions about that beetroot can help lower blood pressure and has fat-burning benefits. The pre-cooked type is easily available, which makes it a cinch to add to your meals.

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Best Places For Live Music and Good Food

TEXT: YASMEEN HAMEED-CHAN

Timbre+

Must-Try: Fat Samurai Pizza

This is the latest project from the Timbre Group. And with its edgy, container vibes, this urban food hall is the perfect place to chill out, grab some casual bites and listen to really good local talent. With some popular names in the F&B scene setting up shop here, from the likes of The World is Flat and The Fishball Story to Wong Kee Wonton Noodles, your biggest dilemma is going to be deciding which grub to accompany your groove.
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Where: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent JTC LaunchPad @ one-north
Call: 6252-2545
Open: Mon-Thu 6am-12am, Fri & Sat 6am-1am


Paulaner Brauhaus

Must-Try: Half Roasted Chicken

Singapore’s first German microbrewery has a new look and an updated menu of authentic Bavarian specialties such as Grilled Leberkas Meatloaf with sunny-side-up egg ($17.90) and Roast Duck “Bavarian” ($24.90). As for the entertainment, its resident live band plays easy-listening pop music too.
paulaner-brauhaus-singapore.com

Where: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01–1 Millenia Walk
Call: 6883-2572
Open: Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm -10.30pm, Sat & Sun 6.30pm-10.30pm


VLV

Must-Try: Steamed Egg White Bonito Crab

The beautiful courtyard at this newly opened modern Chinese restaurant is home to the daily Courtyard Live sessions that feature local talents. Tuck into delicious treats like the Steamed Egg White Bonito Crab ($9/100g) and the Calamari Rings with Butter and Curry Leaf ($15) while enjoying the cool breeze along the Singapore River.
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Where: 3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay
Call: 6661-0197
Open: Daily 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm


Montreux Jazz Cafe

Must-Try: BB Cheese Burger

At this place, groove along to funk, soul, Latin and of course cool jazz music while enjoying house favourites like the BB Burger ($28) and the Ella Fitzgerald Cheesecake ($15). This Father’s Day, it is partnering with high-end barber Germyn Street from some treats for Dad at its usual Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11am to 3pm.
montreuxjazzcafe.com/en/cafe/singapore

Where: Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road
Call: 6733-0091
Open: Mon-Sun 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm


Hood Bar And Cafe

Must-Try: Sambal Prawn Pizza

Located at Bugis+, this eatery celebrates everything local, and this can be seen not only in the live music performances but also the food menus. Think dishes like Sambal Prawn Pizza ($18) and Angelica “Dang Gui” Ginseng Lamb Shank ($30). The space also features an alfresco garden area showcasing Singapore’s skyline — from where you can enjoy the daily live local-band performances.
hoodbarandcafe.com

Where: 201 Victoria Street #05-07
Call: 6221-8846
Open: Mon-Wed 5pm-1am, Thu-Fri 5pm03am, Sat & PH Eve 5pm-3am, Sun 5pm-1am

 

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