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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Cook & Brew - New Additions in Time for Christmas

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Cook & Brew at the esteemed The Westin Singapore welcomes the festive holidays with a line-up of beautiful new additions. Celebrating Christmas Eve at the lovely restaurant is enticing enough - gorgeous setting, wonderful view, great live music, and amazing food. And now, the restaurant is offering a 50% discount off their 4-course Christmas Eve dinner menu(u.p: $78). You know, it is almost a crime to not dine here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pan Pacific Singapore - Christmas is Always Lovely Here

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It's probably cliche to say that Christmas is my favourite time of the year, but it really is. I love the festive feasts, chocolate log cakes, family gatherings, and receiving gifts (duh)! It's less than a month to Christmas and I'm sure many of you are wondering where to celebrate this cheery occasion, or where to grab tasty takeaways for your parties. I'm here to help, or rather, Pan Pacific Singapore is here to help!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kisumé - New High-End Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne

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Kisume is a high-end Japanese restaurant by The Lucas Group which also owns the famous Chin Chin. The name 'Kisume' itself means pure obsession with beauty. This was where I had my very first Japanese meal in Melbourne. I was so eager to dine here, you have no idea. Once I was seated at the counter, and presented with the menu, I wasted no time, and went for the omakase set ($88) right away. The chefs know best, don't they?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kaniya - Amazing Family-Run Seafood Restaurant in Ibaraki

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Ibaraki is a prefecture near Tokyo, and it is home to many colleges and institutions. Thousands flock to Mito, the capital city, each year to visit the Hitachi Seaside Park, where different flowers are in bloom throughout the entire year. The park is decked in different colours through different seasoons and the gorgeous park is indeed breathtaking. If you're thinking of popping by Ibaraki for a short trip, you have to visit Kaniya! The service here is seriously impeccable. While we were working our way through our King Crab (9,800yen), the old lady washing dishes at the counter decided to help us. She broke the legs and fed us the succulent and juicy crab meat directly! We couldn't help but laugh as we bite the flesh off the shell, from her hands.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Rice Paper Sister - Solid Newcomer in the Melbourne Food Scene

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After dining at Rice Paper Scissors, I knew that a visit to Rice Paper Sister is a must. If you haven't already caught the reference, the latter is the sister restaurant of the former. Similar to their first restaurant, Rice Paper Sister also celebrates South-East Asian cuisine with their unique take on classic Southeast Asian dishes. Fresh and organic ingredients that are sourced locally are used here too, but the dining experience here seems to be a tad more sophisticated and refined.

Pickleville by Sarnies - A New Coffee Haunt in the CBD

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The Working Capitol on Robinson is a really pretty space that is home to my favourite cupcake bakery, co-working spaces, and now, Pickleville. Pickleville is a new coffee haunt by the folks behind Sarnies, and it sits on level four of the building. The cafe has an abundance of natural light streaming in, and eye-catching gold details that I love. A big thank you to Alainlicious for bringing me here!