Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tamashii Robataya - Best Beef Bowl, Best Yusheng and Yummy Omakase

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I've had quite a number of yusheng platters this year but little did I expect to find my absolute favourite at a Japanese restaurant. The truffle-infused yusheng comes with salmon sashimi, yellow tail sashimi, surf clam salad, jellyfish, salmon soft skull and house-made crab crackers. Apart from the incorporation of more uncommonly-seen ingredients, another noteworthy feature is the crab crackers which were unbelievably addictive. The truffle sauce binds every ingredient together flawlessly and while some may find this a little too sweet, it was perfect for me. This was the first time that I've witnessed an entire plate of yusheng cleaned out. Well, it comes as no surprise. I loved it!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Artica Studio - Only the Best for Your Hair

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My friends have been telling me how I really need to do something about my hair because it was insanely damaged and dry. My last trip to the hairdresser was probably in August last year. You think you have an idea of how bad my hair was? Nah, you don't but read on to find out!

I'm so glad that I trusted Juno, the owner and creative director of 8-year-old Artica Studio, to work his magic on my tresses. If you look at Juno's resume, you will realise that he is an incredibly accomplished hairstylist. He started carving his career in hairdressing at the tender age of 18. He has trained in Italy and has won numerous international competitions over the years. So you can be sure that your hair is in good hands here at Artica, which is especially renowned for hair-colouring!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cassia - Usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster with Sumptuous Cantonese Delicacies

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Welcome the Lunar New Year with an exquisite selection of meticulously-crafted dishes at Cassia, Capella's Cantonese fine-dining restaurant. The beautiful restaurant has a grand private dining room that is perfect for reunion dinners and corporate lunches. Cassia has come up with six different menus, with two exclusively available on the eve of the Lunar New Year. Find out more about the Abundant Blessing Menu ($139++ per person) in this post.

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!