Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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
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!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Flowers have made a comeback as gifts over the past couple of years. There has been an increased interest in flower arrangement and bouquet creation. There are so many florists in Singapore now so if you are keen to get a bouquet, where do you go? Let me introduce you to Smile Floral.
Monday, December 19, 2016
I've heard so many good things about Cook & Brew on level 33 of The Westin! The romantic restaurant is known for an abundance of natural light streaming in in the day, great views of the Marina Bay area, brilliant interpretations of classic dishes, a wide selection of fine wines and more than a hundred different beers.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Ever since I saw pictures of the Fox Village back in 2014, visiting it has been on my bucket list. So when I booked my trip to Japan back in March, I knew that I had to make it here! Our original plan was to travel here from Tokyo but we made a last minute decision to go from Kyoto instead. We left Kyoto at 8am in the morning, arrived at Tokyo around noon to deposit our luggage in the lockers, and made our way to Shiroishi-Zao from there.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Few have seen Morton's in daylight but with the new Sunday lunch that features a three-course lunch set that goes for just $65, things are about to change. Having debuted Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday, Morton's brought it back again on Father's Day. The overwhelming response surprised the team at Morton's and they have decided to make it a permanent fixture, much to the joy of their fans!
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Following the success of their first outlet at The Central, three year old E!GHT has made a bold expansion move to open up an eighty seater at Shaw Centre. To celebrate their opening, E!GHT has introduced the Big Hog Plate, which is extremely popular in Korea right now. E!GHT aims to keep up with the trends in Korea to offer diners a current and up-to-date dining experience, similar to what they will get in Korea.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
A boutique hotel created by Ambassador Hotels, amba Taipei Song Shan prides itself on exceptional value and unbeatable convenience. amba boasts a panoramic view of the famous landmark, Taipei 101 and is within walking distance to Wufenpu, Raohe Night Market, Song Shan metro station and the popular Xinyi district. The location is indeed impeccable.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Kohepets is a well-known online pet shop in Singapore. With more than 5000 items in their inventory, there's truly something for every pet! From food to toys to grooming products. Kohepets has got you and your furkid totally covered. There were so many things that caught my eye while I was browsing through the site. I wanted to get the stroller, a wooden food bowl, a water fountain and so many adorable toys! Read on to find out more about what I got from Kohepets!
Monday, November 28, 2016
Best known for their Fiorentina steaks, Tuscan steakhouse Bistecca is no stranger to huge crowds and meat-lovers. I know dining here will be a little hard on my purse strings so only special occasions call for a splurge like this! We came by on a Sunday evening to celebrate a birthday. We were greeted warmly by every wait staff as we made our way to our table, which we reserved a few days prior to our visit.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Opened for just three months, Renga-Ya which is both a yakiniku restaurant and steakhouse has been charming crowds with their selection of Prime Beef from Hokkaido and Kuroge A5 Wagyu from Kagoshima. If you're looking for seafood, you will be pleased to know that seafood from Hiroshima and Hokkaido are also on the menu.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Hong Kong's renowned Kam's Roast Goose has opened at Pacific Plaza! The flagship outlet in Hong Kong was awarded the Michelin Star in the 2015 and 2016 editions of MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong & Macau.
Why Kam's Roast and not Kam's Roast Goose, you might ask. Read on to find out more!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
My favourite holiday is right round the corner and this means that it's time to start planning for Christmas! Christmas dinners are usually booked out real quick and this is a busy period for everyone so I'm sure all of you will be googling where to have Christmas dinner in Singapore in no time. Beat the queue, reserve early and you won't have to fret later! Here's a preview of what you can expect at Xperience Restaurant at Sofitel So Singapore.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
An all-new seasonal menu has been rolled out at Morton's of Chicago to welcome fall. Located on the fourth level of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Morton's is undoubtedly one of the most, if not the most, popular steakhouses in Singapore. Known for top quality steaks and exceptional service, Morton's proves to be consistent in both food and service as my second visit to the well-loved steakhouse was nothing short of amazing too.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Familia is a massive spa that has everything from a hot whirlpool to a foot reflexology centre to massage villas to a bar. Spanning a stunning 5000 square metres, Familia is the latest, largest and hottest one-stop destination if you're looking to rejuvenate your body and soul.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
ShopCoupons is a platform where users can explore and discover the latest promotions and functional coupon codes from more than hundreds of leading online stores such as Reebonz, Lazada and Sephora. More than 100,000 users have subscribed to the site. I have, and you should too! Read on to learn how simple it is to get a Lazada voucher!
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Organised by MEET TAIWAN, which is sponsored by Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Asia Super Team is an international enterprise contest that aims to attract more MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions) activities to Taiwan. In its third year running, the award-winning campaign is open to corporate participants who first, had to go through two months of online contest. Seven finalists from seven different countries emerged from the online contest and were flown to Taiwan to compete in the finals of the competition which took place over three days in different parts of Taiwan.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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Summer’s coming and we all know what that means – it’s party season! Whether you’re looking for a bit of international inspiration to shape your next gathering or you’re thinking of booking a ticket abroad (but want to find out what the party scene is like in your chosen destination, first), here’s our guide to the biggest, boldest and most spectacular parties from across the globe – take note!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Galbiati rocks a spanking new look now and has been renamed Acqua e Farina (Water and flour). Chef Roberto, the key figure behind Galbiati, has teamed up with Chef Antonio to bring us affordable authentic Italian cuisine. Chef Roberto comes from Northern Italy while Chef Antonio from the South so you can look forward to both Northern and Southern Italian dishes here.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Mexican Flavours & Delicious Cocktails @ Lucha Loco, Super Loco Robertson Quay & Super Loco Customs House
The Loco Group's latest venture has taken root at Customs House. On top of a plethora of contemporary Mexican dishes, the restaurant boasts a panoramic view of Marina Bay and a lovely ambience. We embarked on a food trail that brought us to Duxton Hill, Robertson Quay and Customs House where we visited all three restaurants under The Loco Group.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Plentyfull is a modern brasserie that takes extreme pride in serving up honest food made from the freshest ingredients and seasonal produce. The all-day restaurant, patisserie and gourmet grocer does not use preservatives at all and everything is made from scratch in-house. Diners can look forward to a meal that is both healthy and tasty. According to Head Chef Victor Loy, the 132-seater does not even own a can-opener and even the bacon is made right here in their kitchen.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Mazechirashi at Aoki, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant by the Les Amis group, is arguably the best chirashi in Singapore. It has been on my to-eat list for the longest time but it's always so difficult to find people to dine with on weekdays during lunchtime. When my birthday arrived, one of my good friends decided to bring me here. I was ecstatic and couldn't stop going on and on about how excited I was!
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra plays host to The Great Meat Feast which will be taking place from 28th September to 22nd October. The 140-seater is known for its tantalising meat buffet featuring premium roasts, unique butters and much more. With an exciting line-up of quality meats brought in from different parts of the world, meat-lovers can expect nothing short of an amazing and indulgent meal at The Carvery!
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Yàn is a modern Cantonese restaurant that boasts a repertoire of 25 double-boiled soups. From 19th September to 31st October, diners can indulge in the Soup Prosperity Feast where a bowl of nutritious soup and fragrant crispy rice go for just $13.80. The soups here are not just comforting, delicious but they are packed with natural benefits. Yàn might be known for their soups but their other signature dishes will leave a lasting impression too. Whipped up by Master Chef Chan Kung Lai from Hong Kong, who has over twenty years of experience in Cantonese cooking, diners can expect no less than an authentic Cantonese feast at Yàn.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Situated in the alluring and charismatic neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru is Singapore's first Sociatel, COO Boutique Hostel. The hostel is designed by award-winning Ministry of Design and boasts 11 sound-proof rooms. The sociatel aims to connect guests via an "intranet" system called COO Connect which encourages like-minded guests to bond even prior to their stay. Apart from just having gorgeous rooms and pretty common areas, COO also rocks a quirky and fun sixty-seater diner on level one. COO Bistro is a masterpiece of various trademarks and elements characteristic of Tiong Bahru woven together. Paying true homage to the heritage of its location, the kitchen team at COO has rolled out a glocal menu, showcasing clever fusions of global and local flavours.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Tamashii Robataya has been dazzling crowds for more than three years now. They have a strong base of loyal customers who come back again and again for the amazing food prepared with top quality ingredients by the skillful chefs here. The Japanese barbecue restaurant uses fresh seasonal meats and vegetables imported from Japan and the latest addition to their extensive menu is the Whisky Sukiyaki with the stunning A5 Saga Beef. If whisky is not your thing, you will be pleased to know that the non-alcoholic version of the A5 Saga Beef sukiyaki is available too.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Costa 269, the latest Costa Coffee outlet in Singapore, occupies a prominent spot in Holland Village. Costa269 is the only Costa Coffee outlet in Singapore that has a hot kitchen, and the only one that is serving all-day brunch. The wholesome brunch menu is just two weeks old, but has already received pretty good reviews. Diners can look forward to classic breakfast favourites, prepared with the freshest ingredients, made fresh-on-demand. If you prefer breakfast with a view, do grab a seat by the windows on the second level.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Morton's The Steakhouse at Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Bedrock Bar & Grill at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites at Somerset are two of the most raved about steakhouses in Singapore. I dined at both restaurants for my birthday and thought I would do up an article on them!
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Dazzling Cafe has worked on their new western fusion menu for four months before finally launching it on 17th August. The new menu sees an addition of starters, pasta dishes, mains, a revamped Honey Toast and a refreshing iced tea created by Michelin restaurant trained Chef Cliff Tan.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Nestled within the serene but alluring Rochester Park, Noshery is the latest project by Nosh. The green and brown hues that Noshery is decked out in convey an earthy feel, which is consistent with its surroundings. The space is decorated with wooden furniture, vintage finds and warm lights. There is a constant stream of natural sunlight into the cafe but you will be able to catch some shadows if that's your photography style at certain corners.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The artisanal gelato cafe prides itself in serving up affordable sweet fixes. The gelato here is freshly made with no artificial preservatives. Although I thought that the texture of the gelato resembles that of icecream more than gelato, the taste was definitely on point.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Chef Joey, the former head chef of Tiong Bahru Bakery, has opened up his very own industrial chic cafe in the east. Their specialties include Sous Vide Beef Cheek Stew, Crab Pasta, Gourmet Coffee and Apple Crumble.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Miss Tan, who has had a few years of experience in the food and beverage industry, has recently opened up a cozy little space in the quiet Jurong estate. The former coffeeshop owner first opened Gobble Cafe in International Plaza in 2014. She did not manage to secure a new lease and thus decided to move to a residential area and continue to cater to the increasingly health-conscious crowd. With a lack of healthy options in the area, Gobble Cafe is truly the place to go if you're seeking a taste of home, with less salt and less oil.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
10@Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard is constantly topping their own game. Following the resoundingly successful Oyster Occasion, they have brought Omi Beef from Shiga prefecture to the table. For the month of August and September, every diner is entitled to a portion of premium Omi beef.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Osteria Mozza by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton and Joseph Bastianich have long been renowned for exquisite Italian fine-dining. The restaurant used to only operate during dinner hours but due to overwhelming requests, they have decided to take on weekend lunch which runs from 12pm - 330pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The lunch options are largely wallet-friendly and they even have a three-course set lunch ($48) comprising a starter, pasta and dessert which is really affordable and well worth every penny.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Chef's Table by Chef Stephen is turning one and this cozy and intimate restaurant on Tras Street promises more than a satisfying dinner and experience. The menu here is ever-changing but it always has 28 ingredients listed on it. The chefs base their creations on seasonal produce and they mix and match different ingredients from the 28 to create new dishes all the time. The multiple-course dinner is customized based on your preferences so if you don't eat a particular ingredient, they will do their best to not include it in your food.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
The fourth edition of the highly anticipated Epicurean Market greeted excited Singaporeans at 12pm sharp on 12th August. With a band of celebrity chef restaurants, an expanded Farmer's Market and over 50 masterclasses conducted by award-winning chefs, Epicurean Market is the most breathtaking and largest yet.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The modern diner occupies an eye-catching spot right in the centre of the mall and sports an interesting industrial look, complete with vintage touches. Their menu is largely inspired by flavours from all over the world and this is evident in the cover of their menu where global iconic landmarks are pieced together meticulously. Being in a mall that sees large throngs of executives, Olivia & Co has lined up a cast of salads, superfood juices and sandwiches to cater to them too.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tang is a contemporary Chinese steamboat restaurant that takes pride in their elegantly designed 38-seater and utmost commitment to serving up only the freshest ingredients. Tang boasts a really attentive service crew, an intimate setting and a collection of two private rooms that is perfect for larger groups and families. They are definitely a new contender for the best steamboat in Singapore.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Japan Food Town is the latest and most exciting addition to the heart of town. The tenants were greeted with crazy queues on their opening day. Singapore is the first to launch this widely anticipated food hall that brings together a wide array of Japanese delicacies, conjuring up an authentic Japanese experience. In one single location spanning 20075 square feet, diners are presented with options such as sushi, teppanyaki and soba. This is quite the true definition of 'spoilt for choice'. All 16 tenants procure more than 50% of their ingredients from Japan directly so you can look forward to having only the freshest here at Japan Food Town. Think sashimi from Tsukiji, udon with 150 years of history, the first Dassai Bar outside Singapore, and lots more!
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Froth has made a big move from BIG Hotel to Ascott in Raffles Place. The 140-seater, probably most known for its Taro Waffles, has not just a revamped facade, but a revamped menu too. Chef Derrick leads the kitchen team here and they're constantly looking to create dishes that juxtapose Eastern and Western flavours. The Seafood Tom Yum Risotto ($29.90) possessed a great texture and captured the tom yum flavours quite beautifully and was one of the highlights for me.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hevina's Kitchen is the brainchild of three high school classmates, Herwen, Vilbert and Nagean. The name Hevina's Kitchen stems from parts of their names all combined together. The spanking new restaurant dishes out authentic Southern Indian Food and takes extra pride in their Fish Curry.
Labels: Johor Bahru
Monday, July 25, 2016
Rico Deang was leading the bar team at CUT before he joined Artemis as the Bar Manager. His expertise in crafting exquisite concoctions has always kept the local cocktail scene exciting. He has an incredible palate that leads to his superb pairing of flavours, allowing him to inject freshness into classic cocktails and making bold ideas a reality.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
The White Rocket celebrated their first birthday recently and the well-loved bar was packed to the brim on the night of their anniversary. The joyous occasion was marked with beers and sliders going at just one dollar.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Nothing's better than sipping a cocktail and listening to live Cuban music at Bob's bar on a lazy afternoon. Busk in the melodious and upbeat tunes, revel in exquisite handcrafted cocktails, all while watching the world go by. It is strangely therapeutic, may I add.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Nara Thai has scoured the streets of Bangkok and uncovered hidden gems that are not commonly seen in restaurants. These dishes are enjoyed mostly by locals, and Nara Thai has decided to share these well-kept secrets with all of us. Adding 14 new dishes to their already extensive menu, there is definitely something for everyone here.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Battle of the Crabs buffet at Spice Brasserie has been incredibly popular and its third edition has recently concluded with a bang. After a trip to both their sister Parkroyal properties that are brandishing an attractive crab buffet and lobster buffet respectively, I actually wondered if anyone would actually merge both ideas together. Executive Chef Low has done just that by creating the ultimate crustacean feast by putting both the well-loved crabs and crowd-pleasing lobsters on the table.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Wednesday nights will never be the same again. Pan Pacific Singapore has recently launched an irresistible weekly wine and dine affair for ladies. Bring your girlfriends along and tuck into unlimited platters of cheese, charcuterie and gourmet sausages and delight your palate with an endless flow of premium wines, house beers and house spirits.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Tucked away in the peaceful Serangoon estate is a quaint hideout that focuses on swiss rolls. The flavours available vary everyday so if you're looking for a specific flavour, it's best you ring them up prior to a visit.