21 year old, Ms Ong Yi lun, was assigned to JFF by SP as a special project observer. This stint includes a 1 night stay at the farm. Read about her exprience below!
“The short stay at JFF was a fun & an experience of a lifetime. Instead of hanging out with friends on the weekends, i was surrounded by the croaking frogs~ Getting my hands and feets dirty, wadding in the pond catching the frogs proved to be no easy feat even for a 21 year old!
What’s so interesting about this farm? You must be thinking… What else? Of course it will be FROGS! That’s right! FROGS are everywhere! In the ponds, shop, magazines and even on your plates! But then again, not only do they sell products on frogs, but actually CROCODILE meat and VENISON! Can you believe that? That’s definitely something new & worth a try. ^^
Ok. Enough of the frogs~ The other thing that one cannot miss will be the friendly, helpful, young lady boss & her assistant! Their cheerful & outgoing personalities really brightens up every single day. Along, comes their loyal companion dogs, Bobby & Puppy with their energetic barks & playfulness. 😀”
indeed lives up to its name. The boys were a stellar bunch and were in extremely high spirits when they thronged the frog farm!! It was a jam-packed 3 hours session with over 300 boys. Boys being boys, bound to be bouncing and hopping everywhere! Hope they are still able to retain the knowledge they have learnt here!!
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!
We have some extraordinarily exciting news to share with you! We’re turning 30 years old on 29th of October, 2011 and we would like your family to come share in the celebrations with our froggy family!
There’ll be lots to do. For the kids there will be free balloons and games to play. Of course there will be good promotions on all our popular farm products. We’ll be cutting a frog cake, dishing out deep fried frog sampling (while stocks last) along with a (first come first served) barbeque from 6pm onwards.
So save the date in your iPhone, iPad, Outlook, Andriod, Blackberry (or write it down on your paper calender if you still have one) and hop on down with your family to enjoy a fun filled day of celebration at the farm!
JFF PTE LTD (JURONG FROG FARM)
51 (Plot 56) Lim Chu Kang Lane 6
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays:
(Open to all general Public, 9.00am -5.30pm)
Tuesday – Fridays:
(For tour reservations and pickup of purchases)
9.00am – 5.30pm