SUNDAY FOLKS' HANDMADE MISO CARAMEL JAM
Dessert bar Sunday Folks in Chip Bee Gardens has a range of hand-crafted treats including a miso caramel jam ($10 a jar).
It is made in small batches with ingredients such as Hokkaido Akai miso, Valrhona Dulcey chocolate and fresh French cream. The umami sweet-savoury jam is the prefect glaze or topping for everything from vegetables to cheese to ice cream.
WHERE: Sunday Folks, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, 01-52
WHEN: Till Dec 31 or when sold out.
INFO: Call 6479-9166 or order online at http://order.sundayfolks.com/
UJONG GOURMET ARTISANAL COCONUT JAM
Coconut jam or kaya by Ujong Gourmet comes in three variations - Bukor Kaya, a coconut caramel and sea salt kaya; Saffron Kaya, made with saffron and wild flower honey; and Straits Kaya made with butterfly pea and pandan. From $8.95 a jar. Order online to avoid disappointment.
WHERE: Available at stores such as Culina, Block 8 Dempsey Road, 01-13; Four Seasons Gourmet Market, Marina Bay Link Mall, B2; and selected Cold Storage and FairPrice Finest supermarkets.
INFO: Go to http://www.gryphontea.com/ to order online.
CILICUKA AND SAMBAL HIJAU BY SHERMAY'S SINGAPORE FINE FOOD
Home-grown food production company Shermay's Singapore Fine Food, founded by cookbook author and food consultant Shermay Lee, has it covered when it comes to sambal, keropok and even bak kwa marinades. Her label also carries curry powders and dipping sauces. Foodies will appreciate her sambal hijau ($9.95 a jar) - a bright and mildly spicy green chilli sambal, as well as her Cilicuka ($9.95) - a tangy red chilli sambal that also comes in an Extra Hot version for spice lovers.
WHERE: Shermay's Singapore Fine Food products are available at stores such as Huber's Butchery, 22 Dempsey Road; Naiise's various outlets islandwide, including The Central and Wheelock Place; mezza9 and Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road; Culina, 8 Dempsey Road, 01-13; and The Fullerton Hotel Singapore's Cake Boutique, 1 Fullerton Square.
WHEN: Ongoing. Various opening hours.
INFO: Call 6479-8442 or e-mail email@example.com. Order online athttp://www.shermay.com/shop
NUT BUTTERS BY HUNTERS' KITCHENETTE
This home-grown nut butter label does not use preservatives and chemicals. To flavour its butters, unrefined salt and palm sugar is used.
Its range of butters include a Hazelnut Cocoa Butter; Cashew Sesame Butter; Almond Nut Butter; and Pistachio Butter. Jars are priced at $14 to $18, depending on the type of butter.
WHERE: Hunters' Kitchenette butters are available at stores such as Naiise, with outlets islandwide including The Central and I12 Katong; SPR MRKT Daily, 41 Robertson Quay; and Four Seasons Organic Market, Parkway Parade, basement 1.
WHEN: Ongoing. Various opening hours.
INFO: Call 6507-4560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Order online atwww.hunterskitchenette.com, Naiise.com and Redmart.com
GINGERBREAD WREATHS FROM AND ALL THINGS DELICIOUS
The gingerbread wreath butter cookies from And All Thing Delicious, a Muslim-owned bakery and cafe in Arab Street, are some of the best in town. The thin cookies, which are decorated with royal icing, are oh so buttery and crisp, and have just the right amount of spice. From $12.90 a pack.
WHERE: And All Things Delicious, 34 Arab Street
WHEN: Till sold out. Order at least three days in advance
INFO: Call 6291-4252. Orders can also be made online at http://shop.allthingsdelicious.sg
BASILICO'S DIY PORCINI MUSHROOM AND SAFFRON RISOTTO KIT
Foodies can recreate delicious risotto at home with this DIY kit from Regent Singapore's Basilico restaurant. The risotto kit ($16), created by the Italian restaurant's executive sous chef Angelo Ciccone, showcases his version of the rich and hearty dish.
WHERE: Basilico, Regent Singapore - A Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road
WHEN: Till Jan 1. Order three to five days in advance.
INFO: Call 6725-3244 or e-mail email@example.com. Orders can also be placed online. Go to http://regenthotels.com/regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/special-offers for details.
SALTED EGG FISH SKIN AND CHIPS FROM THE GOLDEN DUCK
Local company The Golden Duck currently has two products, salted egg chips and salted egg fish skin ($7 a packet). The snacks, made with blend of herbs, spices and salted egg, are deliciously addictive.
WHERE: The Golden Duck, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, basement 1 (near BreadTalk)
WHEN: Ongoing. The shop is open from 12.30pm to 8.30pm, daily
INFO: Go to www.tgdsingapore.com. Orders can be made online.
This story was originally published in The Straits Times.