Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chinese New Year Steamboat with Ryan's Grocery Spring Reunion Offerings

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Specialty gluten-free grocer and organic butchery Ryan’s Grocery is your one-stop destination for premium meats and seafood perfect for steamboat feasts. Dazzle your guests during Chinese New Year with an outstanding hotpot spread featuring free-range shabu-shabu sets, organic grass-fed Thomas Farms lamb, Blackwood Valley Black Angus beef, organic vegetables, gluten-free condiments and more. 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nui - A Charming Cafe & Bar in Asakusa

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When I was in Tokyo, I made a few friends who arranged for a quick dinner at Nui before I flew home to Singapore. Nui is located in the quiet Asakusa district and it took us quite awhile to find it. The entire neighbourhood was so quiet by 7pm that we wondered if we were on the right track. The lively atmosphere in Nui was in stark contrast to the cold silent night just outside its doors.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Yàn Cantonese Cuisine Celebrates the Year of the Fire Rooster

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Almost every restaurant in Singapore has a Chinese New Year menu, or their very own renditions of yusheng and it might be challenging to decide on a restaurant to have reunion dinner at. My family usually sticks to the same old restaurants that we trust and love. I'm not sure about you but maybe you will like to give the one year old Yàn at National Gallery a shot this lunar new year.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hai Tien Lo (Pan Pacific Singapore) - Hearty Reunions

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The Year of the Fire Rooster is almost upon us and I'm sure many of you are looking for places to have your reunion dinner. This Chinese New Year, Pan Pacific Singapore is bringing you traditional Cantonese delicacies at Hai Tien Lo, a delightful buffet spread at Edge and a Japanese-inspired Wafu Yu Sheng at Keyaki. Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping of Hai Tien Lo has tailored eight reunion set menus, including a vegetarian menu, so you can be sure that there's something for every family, or company! Featured here is the Steamed Farm Chicken with the lauded housemade minced ginger sauce. A touch of opulence in the sprinkling of gold leaves completes the dish.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dominique Ansel Bakery @ Shibuya (Tokyo)

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It has been my dream to visit Dominique Ansel in New York, but since I can't make it to the States as of yet, I set my sights on the nearest outlet in Tokyo. I've heard so much about the cookie shots and frozen smores and the legendary kouign amann and I just couldn't wait to come here! It was an arduous and incredibly long wait but I finally made it here. One off the bucket list!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Edogawa Naramachi - An Unagi Feast in an Edo-jidai Shophouse

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Edogawa Naramachi is renowned for their execution of fresh unagi and the restaurant is equally popular with both locals and tourists. We walked in at around 730pm on a weeknight and were greeted by really warm service. We took off our shoes and placed them in the lockers provided before we were ushered to a traditional tatami-style room.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Incredible Kobe Beef @ 蔓牛Tsurugyu (Osaka)

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I was really insistent on making a trip to Kobe just to try Kobe beef until I was told that I could actually get it in Osaka. Tsurugyu is a really popular haunt with both locals and tourists alike. You need a reservation to dine here, so don't even dream of trying to walk in!