So on a nice Saturday morning and just 30 mins drive from our place and we arrived at...
:: A bit of background
Jurong Frog Farm was started in 1981 by Mr. Wan Bock Thiaw where the focus was very much on farming American Bullfrogs. That morning when we visited, his youngest daughter was there (who tends to the place and works there full time).
The father-daughter team then looked into R&D and marketing of Hashima Jelly and the company now sells bottled Hashima jelly and Frog Essence (which I have yet to try).
In the compound, besides the frog farm, there is a shop which not only sells frozen American Bullfrog meat but also sells exotic meat such as venison, which I bought a packet of but have yet to fry them.We also spotted some educational displays on the life cycle of frogs... (was too short to get a photo without the reflection of light)
The farm area is basically cemented blocks which house the American Bullfrogs (where the deep croaks greet you before you reach). As we started introducing amphibians to Dumpling when she was young, she was not scared of them at all. But a word of caution: we saw 2 families with wailing toddlers that morning when they saw the frogs.
Jurong Frog Farm offers tours too but we did not go for it that morning. This is something which I will definitely be considering the next time we are there! (FYI, there is apparently a mating pond!)
:: The 'exotic' food
Being a frog meat lover family, we ordered skewers of fried frog meat as a morning snack too.
The skewers of meat were yummy (but too salty for me) - batter was crunchy and tasty while the meat was moist even though they were deep fried. Because these are fried so they come 'piping hot' so do take care not to bite into it immediately lest you burn your tongue.
(For those keen on frying your own frog meat, the shop sells the flour used for the batter in addition to selling frozen frog meat too. If fried food is not for you, here's our recipe on "Gong Bao Frog Legs".)
Dumpling loving the meat as much as I do...
But my favourite item there? The ready-boiled Hashima Jelly. Yes yes yes, I know what Hashima jelly is but I am not at all turned off by it. :p
An instagram pic shared that morning: Dumpling about to tuck into Hashima Jelly
And if you do not already know, here's some benefits of Hashima Jelly!
Keen to visit?
Here's more details:
51 (Plot 56)
Lim Chu Kang Lane 6
T: 6791 7229
Tuesday - Friday (Strictly By Appointment only)
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (9.00am - 5.30pm)
This is part of an Outdoor Fun series where I aim to share posts on 'places to go' and 'things to do' with the kiddos. :)