Just behind the Alexandra Food Village in Singapore, you’ll find the Salute Coffee Shop (here, “coffee shop” means “private hawker center”) where most of the stalls sell foreign foods. Cupcakes, Buffalo wings, burgers, fancy French fare… many young chefs are opening small hawker stalls here where they can experiment with international influences. One such stand, the biggest one in this section, is Stew Küche, a mini German beer hall…
While they have “stew” in their name, and as German beer flows freely from their taps, it’s neither of these things that Stew Küche has become known for. What most people come here to eat is the deep-fried pork knuckle…
Tender and juicy on the inside, the real star if this show is the crispy pork skin…
Served over brown gravy with a mustard potato salad, the chef here includes Perankan achar pickled vegetables instead of sauerkraut to give the dish some local flavor…
Stew Küche and all the other young vendors located in the Salute Coffee Shop are bringing Singaporean style to their cuisine and it will be interesting to watch how they push the boundaries with these foreign fusions here.
Welcome to the Burger Dream Factory! Come check out The Oinkster January Burger Of The Month, The Pig Skin Burger! House Made Pork Patty Topped With Pork & Chicharron Chile Verde, Avocado, Pinto Bean Puree, Nopales And Pickled Jalapeños served on a Torta Roll!
3 Lil’ Pigs by Slick is a satirical look at excessive police force and abuse of power by some individuals who hide behind the badge of the largest “gang” in the U.S. Slick uses the 3 pigs fairytale as a representation of the current plight of our country, the big bad wolves being us, hunted down, beat down, robbed of our civil rights, and even executed on site because of our skin color and social status.
They were here to protect us, but who protects us from them?
Picture 1: Horns - Foam covered in worbla. Jason used a hard hat forehead strap to attach the horns. The second set of small smaller horns has been added and the placement of the larger horns has been slightly adjusted. The giant bands around the big horns has been placed, but all they need now is some paint. We plan on blending his forehead with the horns better with a forehead prosthetic and some foam pieces.
Picture 2: Kidney belt and front flap - Made from leather. The front panel is oil tan, the front piece of the “kidney belt” is 5 oz veg tan, and the back is pig skin. The frankensteined paper pieces of paper are my patterns for the kidney belt and the battle skirt. I decided on side seams rather than a back seam for the kidney belt because, like Tallis, the back is made out of a softer leather, so it isn’t extremely painful to wear. It actually worked out really well.
Picture 3: I was going to use four types of leather, but I changed my mind and have decided to make the battle skirt out of the pig skin rather than the heavy suede because I can tool it and add the gold “trim” with paint. I cut up the bottom and added some distressing to make it look battle worn.
Picture 4: Elbow pieces - We decided to make them out of worbla rather than leather. Jason did all the work with the foam, worbla, and shaping. I finished the painting.
Picture 5: These are also worbla. Jason added the “stitching” detail to the shoulders by using small strips of worbla. I painted them to try to make them look like leather, as much as I could.
Picture 6: Jason has traced out the weapons onto wood.
Picture 7: The waist sash
Picture 8: The gloves I bought on ebay, but I took them in and added the leather bands to the top and bottom. I used the same pig leather I used for the skirt and stitched them to the gloves.
We ended up finishing this costume at 1 am before the shoot, but I am glad we did. We have a few things I would like to touch up before MegaCon, but I am so happy with these photos. There should be more coming soon, but I couldn’t wait to share these. Check out our facebook page for more Arishok and some of my Tallis.