A few weekends ago, we checked out Salute, an atas kopitiam in Bukit Merah, with my sister and brother-in-law. Despite being located in a housing estate, Salute does not serve your typical kopitiam fare of fishball noodles and chicken rice. Instead, you can find German and French cuisine there.
I was hoping to try the Ramen Burger from Mian by the Traveling C.O.W. but it seems that they have stopped operating at Salute. We ordered pork knuckle and beer from Stew Küche and the pork knuckle was tender with crunchy crackling. Quite impressive considering that it’s definitely not as expensive as what you find in a German restaurant. Beer was good too. We also had the mackeral from seasalt – the seafood place and the whitebait and clams in white wine. All very decent!
We are certainly planning to visit again soon especially since we haven’t tried the French food from Immanuel French Kitchen or the chicken wings from Two Wings. It gets crowded on weekends and queues form very quickly at dinner time so do go early if you want to check it out. You can also make reservations through the Stew Küche Facebook page.
the anchor tenant serving German food
seasalt – the seafood place
very good pork knuckle
Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-40 Singapore 151119
Closed on Mondays
a tasty read
Baby D is not particularly fond of books. He likes to chew them, it must be said, but he doesn’t really care for the content inside. In fact, he likes to flip the page before I’m done reading the words. The only exception thus far is Animal Noises by Thomas Flintham.
Animal Noises is about the noises that animals make. The bright, contrasting colours capture his attention and he actually pauses at each page long enough for me to read the catchy rhyming couplet describing the sound made by that animal. Personally, I adore the whimsical illustrations and the quirky choice of colours. Purple cows on pink grass? Orange owls in blue trees? Why not, indeed?
looking at ducks
Animal Noises introduces a child to animals on a farm and the sounds they make. Familiar animals such as ducks, donkeys, goats and sheep can be seen gallivanting around in the book. The lively drawings and happy colours remind me of Pop Art and make me feel like getting another copy so I can frame up some of the pages and display them on my wall. True story.
To be honest, I can’t bear to cut up the book, but it comes with 12 sturdy flashcards that can be cut out and used to teach animal sounds. I can totally imagine myself singing Old MacDonald had a Farm while referring to the animal on each card and the sound it makes.
he loves the bright colours
Visually stunning and fun to read, Animal Noises is a lovely book for toddlers and is available from Book Depository for S$11.48.
Disclaimer: We received the book from Book Depository for review purposes. This review contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.