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Taste of Spring

Spring has sprung and it’s brought an explosion of flavour! Whether you’re eating out or dining at home, there’s a spring flavour combination perfect for you.

Eating Out

In the mood for something sweet? Cure your cravings at Ice Cube Sweet. We’re recommending the waffles with a side of milk ice.

If you can’t quite decide, treat your tastebuds to the sweet and salty sensation that is a Gorgonzola cheesecake from Smelly Cheesecake. The blue cheese and honey combination screams spring picnic!

If coconut doesn’t scream spring and summer, we’re not sure what does. Order a side of Kao Pod Ping, grilled fresh corn with caramelized coconut sugar and salted coconut strip alongside Hiew’s pork ribs.

Fresh sashimi is a natural spring choice at Masuya Suisan. Order fresh salmon, tuna and prawns.

If you’re looking for a substantial lunch, pair fresh bread with lightly pickled carrot, cucumber and beautifully roasted pork. The Banh Mi at Roll House is sure to delight.

When bigger is better Burger Point is the restaurant for you. Try the Mad Chook for a chicken burger with a jalapeno twist.

Griddle King is debuting a new French inspired menu alongside extended opening hours, so think fresh Galettes and beautiful crepes for spring and summer. Whether it’s a light meal or a decadent dessert, there’s something for every palate.

Take the heat off with Pho Joy. A traditional rare beef pho is the best way to beat the heat!

Taste the deep, rich flavours of shakshuka at Leaf Café & Co. Order up the slow braised pulled pork shakshuka with chorizo, cherry tomatoes, onions, pinto, kidney and borlotti beans plus baked egg and dukkah, served with toasted sourdough.

Sear up a storm at Bulpan. Try the beef platter then cook it to your liking over the Korean BBQs. With tasty sides and dipping sauces, you’re sure to find a fiery flavour combination.

Spring is a chance to eat something light and tasty. Move away from heavier meats and move into fish. We recommend the grilled salmon nigiri from Akira Sushi, perfectly smoky and beyond delicious!

Need a vego fix? Try the vegetarian plate at Bosphorus Turkish Street Food. You can devour a cabbage roll, stuffed vine leaf, zuchhini fritter and falafel served with salad, tabouli, hommus, jajik and Turkish bread.

Staying In

Turn around dinner in a flash with chilli and lemon prawns. Pick up fresh prawns at Marina Square Seafood and pair with fresh lemon and herbs available at Coles. Pan fry with chilli and finish with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parsley to make a tasty treat that’s ready in 10 minutes.

Head to Coles for fresh fruit and veg. Grapes, berries and bananas are all super sweet and in season. Beans, broccoli and asparagus are all looking good in green. Keep an eye out for fresh mangoes arriving soon!

Zeticiti is your choice for exciting Asian flavours. Sauces, marinades and more await your culinary prowess.

How about garlic and ginger? Try specialist Asian meat cuts at Marina Square Butcher. Marinate with freshly grated ginger, minced garlic and a splash of soy sauce. Stir-fry with green veggies and serve on freshly steamed rice.

Make the most of fresh spring flavours at Marina Square, we make it easy to get a true taste of spring.

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Learn to shoot your Marina Square meals with The Fat Couple

Picture perfect dining is coming to Marina Square this November. Local Instagram stars @thefatcouple are here to help you snap and share your food.

If you haven’t taken a picture of your food, did you really eat it? According The Fat Couple, Jasmin and Warren, the answer is a big, fat no. To get you Instagram ready for your first day at Marina Square, we asked them to tell us their top tips and tricks when it comes to photographing food.

What inspired you to start a food Instagram?

We’ve always loved food. Not just all the delicious and different flavours, but also the adventures that can be had with food.

How do you prepare for an Instagram shoot?

We prepare ourselves with an empty belly so that we can eat everything on our plates. We also try to book at times that the sun is still out, so that we can get some great shots and do the venue justice. Some of our cool foodie friends bring props around, but we like to shoot the food in its natural setting.

What camera do you use?

We use a Sony a6000. It’s a mirrorless camera that fits nicely into any handbag!

How do you get the perfect shot?

The perfect shot is usually one of 40 not so perfect shots. We’re still practicing our flat lay technique and can’t quite get that one down pat – yet.

It’s amazing how creative other bloggers get with their flat lays. While we love learning through other foodies, our style focuses more on one dish, so we can let it sing.

How do you deal with light?

You’ve probably heard it before, but natural lighting is actually the best.

In times where it’s not available, we bring around a little selfie halo light, or the flash light on your phone with a white napkin to soften it will do the trick too.

When’s the best time to shoot?

We like shooting at around 9:00am at cafes – the lighting is spot on and it’s less crowded.

What dish are you most excited to photograph at Marina Square?

We’ve been keeping an eye out for what we can expect to see open at Marina Square – we are so excited! Bosphorus Turkish Street Food is really calling to us. We can’t wait to feast here with the family!