Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hakumai - Inexpensive Sushi Omakase in Tanjong Pagar

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Omakase in Singapore definitely doesn't come cheap. We are talking about the ones which have perfected the sushi rice, the ones that use premium and fresh ingredients, and the ones who know how best to highlight the pristine flavours of each type of fish. Sushi omakase has long been stereotyped as a meal that will burn a deep hole in your pocket. Shinji, Hashida, and Tatsuya are some of the big names that most frequently pop into our minds when the word 'omakase' is mentioned. Dinner at any of these dining establishments will set you back at least $300 - $500. Hence, people always think that a good omakase meal is out of their reach, and budget. However, that is certainly not the case.

Hakumai offers both omakase and kaiseki. There are two types of omakase available — sushi omakase($68.80), and omakase course(market price)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Moosehead - Extraordinary Mediterranean Cuisine in the CBD

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Telok Ayer Street is home to many restaurants but none stands out quite the way Moosehead does. A champion of Mediterranean cuisine, Moosehead continuously sends out hearty and delicious small plates which are built by Chef Seumas, who helms the kitchen. Chef's Seumas' creative mind and refined palate enables him to bring together different elements like they are all pieces that belong to the same jigsaw puzzle. Every dish is a beautiful ensemble of lovely flavours and a showcase of fine produce.

The Octopus($30) sees sliced tentacles of New Zealand octopus cooked sous-vide style and grilled on binchotan until the outer edges are crispy-crunchy. Crispy fried potato, red pepper puree, paprika, extra virgin olive oil and chives are part of the cast. The colourful dish is not just a sight to behold, but it will definitely please your palate too. I've had numerous grilled octopus dishes before, but they are often too charred for my liking. This was perfect, and quite possibly my favourite octopus dish to date.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WAKANUI Grill Dining Singapore - Delicious Ocean Beef and Spring Lamb!

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WAKANUI is a big name in Tokyo, and should be no stranger to all who have been to Tokyo and were in search of a great steakhouse. I chanced upon WAKANUI when I was in Tokyo, but unfortunately did not get a chance to dine there, so imagine my joy when I realised that the very WAKANUI at Marina One (the only overseas franchise) is almost an exact replica of the one in Tokyo. WAKANUI is situated on the fourth level of the West Tower of Marina One — in a glass capsule — and is designed by the same architect who designed the Tokyo restaurant. Japanese influences can be observed throughout the restaurant and muted earthy hues have been brought together brilliantly to create a beautiful restaurant that exudes a captivating calmness and serenity. The interior of the restaurant might be largely Japanese, but the menu is all about the freshest and the best from New Zealand. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Park Hotel Alexandra - A Spanish-Inspired Christmas Feast with Delish Roasts

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Park Hotel Alexandra brings you a Spanish-inspired Christmas this December. New Executive Chef, Ian Hioe, and his team are excited to present a myriad of classic Christmas dishes with a splash of Spanish flair. Not only is The Carvery all dressed up and ready for Navidad, gorgeous poolside bar, Aqua Luna, and resident coffee haunt, The Coffee Belt, are also prepped to surprise guests with a Spanish take on popular beverages.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

18 Cafes in the Far West of Singapore that You've Never Heard Of

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We checked out 18 cafes in the west of Singapore. And we mean the extreme west, like Pioneer to Dover so cafes in Holland Village and Bukit Timah are not covered in this listicle. The independent cafes featured are not part of any chains and are not located in shopping malls. If you're planning a cafe-hopping trip to the west side, our little list might be of help!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Promises an Enchanting Christmas

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We can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing - Christmas is just a few days away! Haven't decided on a venue to celebrate the most celebrated holiday of the year? Marriott Cafe at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has prepared a tantalizing line-up of seafood and meats in anticipation of the jolliest occasion, and you will want to take a look at what they are offering.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Folklore - Celebrate Christmas with a Splendid Eurasian Feast

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5-month-old Folklore is helmed by Chef Damian D'Silva, a known and respected figure in the local dining scene. Chef Damian has been whipping up heritage Eurasian and Peranakan fare for years, and loyal fans of Chef Damian can now get a taste of his food at Destination Hotel along Beach Road. Christmas is fast approaching and a Christmas menu that features 8 classic Eurasian dishes is in place to welcome families and friends.

One of the stars is Feng ($30), a traditional European curry dish which was a creation born during the sea expedition days by the Portuguese. Originally known as Sarpotel in Goa, Feng comprises an assortment of pig's offal that's cleaned and diced to 0.7cm cubes. The meat is mixed with Feng curry powder that is made up of 18 different spices that are handpicked, cleaned and sun dried before finely ground using a mill. Tons of other spices and ingredients are added in and the total cooking process can take up to 3 days. You can't quite find Feng anywhere else, and you can't miss this if you're visiting Folklore.