JFF has turned 33 years old yesterday, on 29th October!! It’s incredible to see the growth of this farm in the last decade, attracting countless Singaporeans and also overseas visitors! JFF has come a very long way, having shifted from Old Jurong Road to Lim Chu Kang in 1994, and also opening up to the public from being a private farm since the early 1990s! That’s amazing! To be honest, I didn’t know about JFF until I was assigned to come here for my internship. When I was first brought here by my facilitator, I didn’t expect it to be such a quaint and tranquil place. I was expected it to be quite noisy with frogs croaking every where!
To celebrate our 33rd birthday, we’re going to have a few activities and bundle deals at our farm on the weekend of our anniversary week, on the 1st & 2nd November.
1. With every entry into the tadpoles’ pen (30 mins/ $6), you may choose from our beautiful royal headband to take home as a keepsake!
2. Next, Frogician and I will do face painting for both children and adults. You get to choose from the many designs you will like on your face!
3. Only for this Sunday, we will have our barbecued exotic range of meat for sale too. Our BBQ skewers have proven to be very popular during the Farmers’ Market, so we’re bringing it back again on this very special occasion. Be sure not to miss it this time if you didn’t manage to catch us during Farmers’ Market!
Note that JFF opens from 9am – 5.30pm, to the general public only on weekends and public holidays and from Tuesday – Friday to appointment bookings and tour reservations only. Come down to the farm this weekend to celebrate JFF’s 33rd birthday with us!! Hope to see all of you!! 🙂
JFF will be participating in Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market for the 2nd time, and this time, we’ll have new activities for kids (or even adults) @ The Kids Corner, an ongoing online photo contest, and there will be a new food item added to our EXOTIC menu!! The Farmers’ Market will be held at Gardenasia (Nyee Phoe), and there will be a shuttle bus from Yew Tee MRT (bus stop) that goes directly there at timed intervals (timings will be shown in the bus schedule below). It will be $2 for a two-way trip there and back (cash collection upon arrival), and free rides for children below 12 years old and seniors above 60 years old. A KCFM volunteer will be stationed at the bus stop holding the Farmers’ Market poster, so gather around that area to board the bus! If you’re travelling by car or any other form of transport, please refer to this website for the exact location of Gardenasia.
This is the list of our products and food items and the promotions. Our new food item on the menu will be the venison satay, so be sure to try it WHILE STOCKS LAST!!
Fresh Frog Legs (500gm) @ $15/bag. Promotion: Buy 4 get 1 ice box free
Frozen Venison Flanksteak @ $37.50/kg (Prices vary according to weight)
Red Date Sauce @ $4.20/bottle
Venison satay @ $5/satay
Yummy Deep Fried Frog Meat @ $5/skewer
Crocodile Tail Nuggets @ $5/skewer
Royal Hashima Dessert @ $5/bowl
Our activity at the KIDS CORNER is called ‘1 Minute to Net It’ @ a nominal charge of $2/participant. For this activity, there will be a large tank filled with water and tadpoles & frogs in different stages of metamorphosis. The 4 metamorphosis stages will be: Tadpole without hindlegs/forearms, Tadpole with hindlegs only, Tadpole with hindlegs AND forearms, Froglet. The participant has to group the different stages of frogs into the tanks provided in the correct order within a minute. ‘Tadpole without hindlegs/forearms’ will be the first stage and ‘Froglet’ will be the last. If you complete this activity successfully, you’ll win a Royal Frog Badge as a prize!! Please note that this activity might require you to get your hands wet.
Our next activity is the online photo contest which we call ‘Eat It Like You Own It’. To participate, take a photo of your best expression while eating one of our frog/crocodile meat skewers or venison satays, then post it on Instagram or our Facebook wall and be sure to hashtag both ‘#eatitlikeyouownit‘ & ‘#jurongfrogfarm‘. The photo with the most number of likes will stand to win a mystery gift, so be sure to get all your friends to like your photo after posting it up!! Here are some photo examples by our very own JFF staff (and dog!):
Lastly, if there are any enquiries about the JFF booth at Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market or any enquires about Jurong Frog Farm at all, please send them to our email address ‘email@example.com‘, or contact us at 6791 7229 during operating hours! Hope to see all of you at the JFF’s booth at Farmers’ Market!! 🙂
With the rise of Dengue cases recorded in Dec, we have been getting enqueries on where else can our freshly processed frog meat be purchased other than travelling to the farm. Below is a list of NTUC Outlets where you can get the fresh meat or frozen legs!
FRESH FROG MEAT
Hypermart Ang Mo Kio
FROZEN FROG LEGS
Bt Ho Swee
Bt Panjang Plaza
Bt Timah Plaza
Orchard Grand (Along Killiney)
Yew Tee Point
Alternatively, please call 67917229 to organise for a FREE HOME/OFFICE DELIVERY! Only 1 day notice is necessary for our Delivery Fleet operating from Monday to Saturday. Please note that prevailing GST will be charged to item total. Check out our frogsite for more information!
Add a generous dollop of minced garlic and ginger on the meat
Steam for about 10 mins.
Add coriander, chili slices and warmed frog essence or chicken essence last.
Many people grouse over the cooking methods of frog meat. The enlightened ones would have already found out that frog meat when cook fresh does not even need to go with any condiments. The simplest method of cooking YET possibly the best way of savoring fresh frog meat, would be by steaming.. Or when steamed over more then 3-4 hours, the culinary people termed it as double-boiling.
About 10 days after I was back from India, I developed a bad rash all over my right leg. That patchy redness, saddled with itchiness started spreading across to my left and it wasn’t long before the skin on my arms started to feel rawness and of course that uncontrollable itch. My mum suggested very convincingly that it must have been the trip to India. The over dosage on Curry and rice. Lol..
The typical me who doesn’t believe in popping pills actually went to the doctor on the 2nd day of the breakout! The doctor diagnosed it as Eczema. What a dramatic irony! As a tour guide for our food trail and also as a salesgirl at the Frog Shop, time and again I would educate my customers on how frog meat is excellent for its detoxifying qualities and especially suitable for people with ECZEMA and who are recovering from illnesses. I was in absolute disbelief. How could I have triggered off eczema when obviously I have eaten much more frogs then anyone would ever have!
It goes without saying that my mum double boiled frog meat with bitter gourd on the night when the red patches and itchiness started. And I had that concoction over 3 days. By the end of the third day, the marks of the patchiness were gone! Life was back to normal.
C2 and I decided that we will start selling “Frog Meat Steamed in Bullfrog Essence with Ginseng and Cordyceps” at the farm after a group of men who had tried this dish were so full of praises for it. Looks like they will be back and we better be prepared for them!